6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson, with men's grooming and art direction by Walton Nunez. Ponyboy magazine.

6-PACK
FUSION MEN

  • 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson, with men's grooming and art direction by Walton Nunez. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Griffin Reed stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model newcomer Griffin Reed stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion agency newcomer Griffin Reed stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Ian Weglarz stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model newcomer Ian Weglarz stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion model Ian Weglarz stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Turner Barbur stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model newcomer Turner Barbur stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion model Turner Barbur stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Matthew Sosnowski stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model newcomer Matthew Sosnowski stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion model Matthew Sosnowski stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Omar Ahmed stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model newcomer Omar Ahmed stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion model Omar Ahmed stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Seth Wilkerson stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Fusion male model newcomer Seth Wilkerson stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion model Seth Wilkerson stars in 6-pack Fusion men, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.

6-PACK

FUSION MEN

Fusion is a boutique modeling agency based in New York City featuring high-end men and women. These models not only walk the runways all over the world, but they also pose for the best clothing campaigns and are featured in edgy magazine editorials. Fusion has been an integral part in launching the careers of many young and in demand male models, including Charlie James, Matts van Snippenberg, Laurie Harding and Max von Isser, just to name a few.

It was men’s groomer/art director Walton Nunez’s concept to purchase a 6-pack of classic white t-shirts and feature Fusion newcomers, who are on their way to making their mark in the male modeling world. Walton stated, “When I reached out to Ponyboy to do this story, I wanted to capture the essence of each model. I really wanted to make pictures of the boys that were going to be the next generation of models, in a monochromatic setting. The focus is on the movement each model brings to the picture being taken of him. I wanted to make images that were art focused, yet fashion oriented. What looks better on any man than a white t-shirt? Well, I guess a leather jacket over that, but perhaps that’s our next story!”

We present to you the next wave, which includes Griffin Reed, Ian Weglarz, Turner Barbur, Matthew Sosnowski, Omar Ahmed and Seth Wilkerson. Photography Alexander Thompson.  http://www.fusionmodelsnyc.com

GRIFFIN REED

PONYBOY:  What’s your age, place of origin and Instagram?

GRIFFIN REED:  20, Oakland, Ca. https://www.instagram.com/im.natas/

PONYBOY: How did you get into modeling?

GRIFFIN REED:   A freak accident. A photographer asked to shoot me for trade. The trade was a burrito, and that photo is still used as my comp card to this day!

PONYBOY:   What’s been your favorite shoot to work on so far?

GRIFFIN REED:   A Van’s campaign. I got to be a hooligan through Seattle for three days! Plus the catering and dinners were insane.

PONYBOY:  What’s your dream campaign?

GRIFFIN REED:   Prada or Dior.

PONYBOY:  What designers do you favor?

GRIFFIN REED:  Not that I can afford or wear any of it, but Prada or Dior. Everytime I get the chance to put on anything from them I feel on top of the world. There’s something to say about how an outfit can completely change your attitude!

PONYBOY:  What other interests do you have besides modeling?

GRIFFIN REED:    Skateboarding, drinking coffee, and singing/screaming sad boy, bedroom music.

IAN WEGLARZ

PONYBOY:  What’s your age, place of origin and Instagram?

IAN WEGLARZ:  I’m 20 years old. I’m from Detroit, Michigan. My instagram is: https://www.instagram.com/iianweglarz/

PONYBOY:  How did you get into modeling?

IAN WEGLARZ:   People just kept taking pictures of me for their projects back home, and it kinda took a crazy turn from there.

PONYBOY:   What’s been your favorite shoot to work on so far?

IAN WEGLARZ:   That’s hard, there have been a few. I’d have to say anything I do with Hadar Pitchon, a shoot I did in Rhode Island with Marcus Cooper and Lisa Jarvis, or a recent one with Matthew Kristall.

PONYBOY:  What’s your dream campaign?

IAN WEGLARZ:   Probably something like Saint Laurent or something out of my usual looks, like Gucci or Prada.

PONYBOY:  What designers do you favor?

IAN WEGLARZ:  Obviously Saint Laurent. But I’ve been loving things from Fear Of God and the suits by David Hart.

PONYBOY:  What other interests do you have besides modeling?

IAN WEGLARZ:    I am a poet always and for eternity. Words that feel good on the tongue causes me to feel euphoria. I also sing a lot. But recently I have been getting into different creative mediums like drawing and styling.

TURNER BARBUR

PONYBOY:  What’s your age, place of origin and Instagram?

TURNER BARBUR:  18, Nebraska. https://www.instagram.com/faglite/

PONYBOY: How did you get into modeling?

TURNER BARBUR:   I was scouted at a Starbucks in Soho.

PONYBOY:   What’s been your favorite shoot to work on so far?

TURNER BARBUR:   Interview Magazine with Craig McDean and Karl Templer.

PONYBOY:  What’s your dream campaign?

TURNER BARBUR:   Prada.

PONYBOY:  What designers do you favor?

TURNER BARBUR:  Raf Simons, Jonathan Anderson, Rei Kawakubo, and many more.

PONYBOY:  What other interests do you have besides modeling?

TURNER BARBUR:    I like to act and watch movies, as well as reading and writing.

MATTHEW SOSNOWSKI

PONYBOY:  What’s your age, place of origin and Instagram?

MATTHEW SOSNOWSKI:   17, New Jersey.  https://www.instagram.com/mattsosnowski/

PONYBOY: How did you get into modeling?

MATTHEW SOSNOWSKI:   I started modeling for a few independent things in the spring of last year. It wasn’t until the summer when I was scouted by a photographer and introduced to Fusion. I signed with them in September, and so far I’m having a really great time.

PONYBOY:   What’s been your favorite shoot to work on so far?

MATTHEW SOSNOWSKI:   My favorite shoot has to be the one I did for Paper magazine. I loved the location for the shoot. It was at the Jane Hotel which had very Grand Budapest vibes and a very cool, rich layout.

PONYBOY:  What’s your dream campaign?

MATTHEW SOSNOWSKI:   My dream campaign would be for Saint Laurent. It’s such a classic line of clothing and I would be honored to have a chance to work with them.

PONYBOY:  What designers do you favor?

MATTHEW SOSNOWSKI:  This is always a hard question for me to answer because my opinion always changes. At the moment I really like Gypsy Sport, Acne Studios, Ulyana Sergenko, Meedham Kirchhoff and Raf Simmons.

PONYBOY:  What other interests do you have besides modeling?

MATTHEW SOSNOWSKI:    Outside of modeling, I’m a student in high school. I was just accepted to London College of Fashion for textile design and I’m still in the process of applying to a few more schools in New York. I really enjoy painting, fashion design and sculpture.

OMAR AHMED

PONYBOY:  What’s your age, place of origin and Instagram?

OMAR AHMED:   20, Cairo, Egypt. https://www.instagram.com/omarrahmed/

PONYBOY: How did you get into modeling?

OMAR AHMED:   A friend of mine asked to take a few pictures of me and submitted them to a few companies, leading to my first gig almost three years ago.

PONYBOY:   What’s been your favorite shoot to work on so far?

OMAR AHMED:  My favorite shoot to work on so far, that I can actually talk about, was a Miu Miu special I did with Dust Magazine. I enjoyed all the people at the shoot and the clothes were amazing!!

PONYBOY:  What’s your dream campaign?

OMAR AHMED:   My dream campaign would probably be a fragrance or sunglass campaign for some really high-end designer! It would be cool to see myself on ads all over the place. Haha!

PONYBOY:  What designers do you favor?

OMAR AHMED:  I personally adore Vetements and Gucci. I love how designers from both take classic looks and bold colors and rework them to perfection!

PONYBOY:  What other interests do you have besides modeling?

OMAR AHMED:    Alongside modeling, I am a humanitarian/student studying Public Health and Environmental Science, hoping I land a job working for the United Nations in the future. I want to help make a difference in much of the human inequality that exists all around the world today.

SETH WILKERSON

PONYBOY:  What’s your age, place of origin and Instagram?

SETH WILKERSON:   24, Wantage, NJ. https://www.instagram.com/sethmartin24/

PONYBOY: How did you get into modeling?

SETH WILKERSON:   I was discovered by a photographer while I was sitting on the trunk of my car at a gas station. He took some digitals a couple days later and sent them to people he knew at agencies. It came completely out of the blue.

PONYBOY:   What’s been your favorite shoot to work on so far?

SETH WILKERSON:  One shoot that comes to mind wasn’t even a job, it was a test shoot. I learned so much from the photographer, I should have brought a notebook or two.

PONYBOY:  What’s your dream campaign?

SETH WILKERSON:   It would be amazing to work for Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein. I love the simple, classic look.

PONYBOY:  What designers do you favor?

SETH WILKERSON:  I love Calvin. They make clothes that work with the person wearing them, instead of clothes that try to do all the work.

PONYBOY:  What other interests do you have besides modeling?

SETH WILKERSON:    I’m a fan of the outdoors. I grew up in a rural area, so I enjoy getting out there and exploring. I also started doing martial arts when I was young. And I love to broaden my education by training.