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MATT
PITT

  • Fusion model Matt Pitt, photographed by Alexander Thompson, with men's grooming by Yuhi Kim, for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Matt Pitt, photographed by Alexander Thompson, with men's grooming by Yuhi Kim, for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Matt Pitt, photographed by Alexander Thompson, with men's grooming by Yuhi Kim, for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fusion male model Matt Pitt, photographed by Alexander Thompson, with men's grooming by Yuhi Kim, for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • Back of head shots Detail of head shots of model Matt Pitt's, photographed by Alexander Thompson, with men's grooming by Yuhi Kim, for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • Detail shot of model Matt Pitt's hair, photographed by Alexander Thompson, with men's grooming by Yuhi Kim, for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.

MATT PITT

A NEW FACE

Matt Pitt is a young, new model. With reddish brown hair and freckles, at times he can look slightly alien in a David Bowie sort of way. Whether he is walking the runways for high end designers worldwide or shooting trendy men’s editorials, one thing is certain – Matt is well on his way to success in the modeling world. This humble, down-to-earth law student, has managed to stay grounded in the whirlwind madness known as the fashion world. Photography by Alexander Thompson. Hair by Yuhi Kim. https://www.instagram.com/matthew.pitt/

PONYBOY:  Matt, you are a young, male model. Tell us how you were discovered.

MATT PITT:  I was originally scouted at my local mall when my now mother agent was holding an open call. I was approached by my agent Anita and we discussed coming into the agency and possibly signing on. Which turns out I did!

PONYBOY:  Did you ever think that you would be modeling all over the world?

MATT PITT:  After initially signing with Anita, I had no real concept of what was in store for me. I attended CMTC (Canadian Model Talent Convention) in Toronto last May. There I was given the opportunity to meet with a multitude of international agencies. A short month later I had graduated high school early and was on a plane to Paris for the Spring/Summer 2016 show season. I’m still not sure it has hit me, how quickly everything has worked out for me. Getting back to the question, I hadn’t even dreamt of modeling on an international scale. But it was soon a reality.

PONYBOY:  You’re in college full-time and only eighteen years old. How does being a student fit with your modeling career?

MATT PITT:  With my modeling career appearing so suddenly, I hadn’t really planned how it might work. I had always intended to further my education, and that is something that I intend to complete. Managing the two hasn’t been easy. I’ve been doing some shoots in more local areas. However, I have been able to pop down to New York quickly for a shoot on the weekend. But, overall it tends to be one or the other. So, I intend to take full advantage of my time off from school to continue pursuing modeling. In time, I’m sure I’ll be able to find a good balance.

PONYBOY:  You’re with the Fusion agency in New York. What other agencies represent you worldwide?

MATT PITT:  As of January 1st, 2016, I have been placed with seven agencies worldwide. They are Anita Norris models in Canada (my mother agency), as well as Premium in Paris, Established in London, Elite in Milan, Trend in Spain, Core in Germany, and, of course, Fusion in NY.

PONYBOY:  You’re still somewhat new to the modeling world. What’s been your favorite assignment so far?

MATT PITT:  I began my modeling career this past summer, beginning in Paris for show season. My first show ever was Louis Vuitton S/S16, so that will always be an important memory of mine. But, to narrow down to one specifc experience is something I cannot do. I would have to say that my favorite aspect of modeling that I’ve experienced so far is just meeting so many cool, interesting and kind people, while getting the opportunity to travel and see the world.

PONYBOY:  What’s been your least favorite shoot so far?

MATT PITT:  I can honestly say that from all of the shoots and jobs I have done so far, I’ve been lucky enough to have been treated with respect. And at the end of the day, that is what makes a job enjoyable for me. There would be obvious highlights, but nothing comes to my mind as being “least favorite”.

PONYBOY:   You aspire to work in law. How do you think that modeling will help you with your career in law?

MATT PITT:  At first it seems that modeling and law are two careers with few similarities. But as I’ve been emersed more into modeling I see opportunities in which I could combine the two. Whether those are options I choose to pursue or not, it can never hurt to have connections.

PONYBOY:   Will you be walking during the next New York Men’s Fashion Week?

MATT PITT:  As I write these responses, I sit in the Toronto airport waiting to board my flight to Paris for this year’s Autumn/Winter show season. I will also be traveling to London and Milan for the shows there. But, unfortunately, I won’t be attending the shows in New York due to school starting again. But any future shows that I’m available to attend, I will.

PONYBOY:  What do you see in the future for you, in regards to modeling?

MATT PITT:  With how things have gone so far, I have no idea. I hope to continue to do well, and don’t have much control other than trying to prepare as best as I can and taking everything as it comes. Regardless, I look forward to what is in store and focus on continuing to enjoy myself.

BLAZING
BLAZERS

  • Model Max Von Isser featured in Ponyboy magazine men's editorial, with accompanying interview. Photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Max Von Isser, with the Fusion Agency NY, photographed in suit jackets. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Max Von Isser, with Fusion NY, photographed in vintage menswear for Ponyboy magazine NY. Photography by Alexander Thompson.
  • Male model Max Von Isser photographed in vintage suit jackets by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Max Von Isser, from Fusion Models New York, photographed in vintage suit jackets for Ponyboy magazine menswear editorial. Photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Max Von Isser photographed for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson in New York.
  • Male model Max Von Isser, from Fusion Model Management, photographed in vintage menswear for Ponyboy magazine NY. Photographs by Alexander Thompson.
  • Fusion model Max Von Isser photographed for Ponyboy magazine menswear editorial by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Max Von Isser for Ponyboy magazine menswear vintage jacket editorial. Photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Menswear editorial starring model Max Von Isser. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson in New York City.

BLAZING BLAZERS

MAX VON ISSER

Max Von Isser is a model on-the-go! This busy young man is shooting campaigns, walking the high-end designer runways of Europe and New York, as well as zipping around the streets of Manhattan on his razor scooter to the next go-see. We were lucky enough to have Max model some vintage suit jackets for our most recent menswear editorial with an accompanying interview, inquiring about his successful career in the world of male modeling.

PONYBOY:  Max, did you leave your home state of Arizona to become a model?

MAX VON ISSER:  Yep! I love Arizona with all my heart, but there’s just no way I could have had the career that I’ve had so far without being in New York City, as well as the other major fashion cities.

PONYBOY: How did you actually get started in the world of modeling? Were you scouted?

MAX VON ISSER:  An acquaintance of mine has a photographer friend back in Tucson. He told me a few times to shoot with this girl, Stephanie Lew.  She’s awesome! Look her up. I gave in and figured, “What’s the worst thing that can happen? If anything, I’ll get a good story out of it.” Once she posted the pictures on Facebook, I got contacted by more and more photographers to take photos. Next thing I knew, I had my book in New York City, brought it into Fusion, and boom-all-of-a-sudden, I was doing amazing things!

PONYBOY:  What’s been your favorite job so far?

MAX VON ISSER:  Patrik Ervell took me out to Santa Cruz, California to shoot his campaign a few seasons back. That was the first time I had a multi-day shoot in a really cool location, so that was really special for me.

PONYBOY:  And what was your worse job? You don’t have to name anybody’s name. Ha! Ha!

MAX VON ISSER:  I’m gonna leave any traceable details out of it. But basically things were really bad on this shoot, but I finished it anyway. Later, I told my agent about how unprofessional and crazy it was, and the photographer caught wind of it. Next thing I knew, the photographer was threatening to sue me for defamation of character. Shit sucked balls!

PONYBOY:  What designer’s do you favor?

MAX VON ISSER:  Robert Geller is definitely up there as one of my favorite designers. I’ve worked with him a ton and he’s always so nice to everybody (random assistants and backstage photographers included.) Not to mention, his clothes are dope and fit my aesthetic so well. I’m also super into Ovadia & Sons, Chapter, Patrik Ervell, and Siki Im. I always love wearing clothing by designers I’ve enjoyed working with, because I feel a stronger connection to it.

PONYBOY:  What photographer do you aspire to work with?

MAX VON ISSER:  If anything I hope I get a chance to work with Ryan McGinley again. I worked with him for the Adidas Pharrell Williams campaign, and he just had so much energy and was so good at turning all of us random models into somehow looking like we were old friends.

PONYBOY:  The general public feels that modeling is an easy job, that you’re basically getting paid for your good looks. What are your thoughts on this?

MAX VON ISSER:  Well, they’re not entirely wrong. Sometimes modeling is the sickest job out there. You end up working for a great client with great people for an amazing rate. And you just think, hell yeah, this is dope! But then there are other times when you have non-stop castings for weeks at a time, in cities you’re fairly unfamiliar with, and end up doing essentially nothing except for stressing out and wasting time and money. That ‘s often the reality of modeling, and when you’re going through that part, it’s really not fun.

PONYBOY:  What are the perks of being a male model?

MAX VON ISSER: For some reason, you’re able to pull off a lot more goofy junk. I don’t know why it is, but just having the title of being a model kind of changes people’s perception of how funky or boring you might be. I ride a razor scooter around Manhattan, watch a ton of cartoons, tell people dumb jokes, and occasionally wear tabi shoes (think ninja shoes) out to bars. I am actually the definition of a goofball, but people have explicitly told me “Eh, you’re pretty. You can pull it off.” I don’t really understand how that works, but it does. Thanks for the genes, Mom and Dad. You did me a huge favor!

PONYBOY:  Modeling is known for having a short life span. What’s the next chapter in your life?

MAX VON ISSER:  I’ve got a degree in marketing from the University of Arizona, and I’m studying Japanese. I hope to eventually move  to Japan. Essentially I’m hoping that through my connections, the knowledge of the Japanese language, and my degree, I can eventually get myself a good job out there.

SHEER TRANSPARENCY
JORDAN PARIS

  • Fusion New York model Jordan Paris stars in Ponyboy magazine men's editorial
  • Jordan Paris photographed by Alexander Thompson for men's vintage shirt editorial for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Vintage sheer shirt story, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York, starring model Jordan Paris.
  • Jordan Paris models vintage sheer shirts for Ponyboy magazine in New York, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Model Jordan Paris in 50's shirts for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Male model Jordan Paris photographed in vintage shirts for Ponyboy magazine NY by Alexander Thompson.
  • Jordan Paris in vintage 1950's shirts for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Jordan Paris, with the Fusion Agency New York, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male model Jordan Paris, with the Fusion Agency NY, shot for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Male model Jordan Paris, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • Model Jordan Paris, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Fusion model Jordan Paris, photographed for Ponboy magazine in New York by Alexander Thompson.

SHEER TRANSPARENCY

JORDAN PARIS

With warmer weather approaching, we felt that the sheer summer nylon seersucker sportswear loop shirt was the perfect item to feature in our latest menswear editorial. This 1950s shirt was preferably worn over a white t-shirt or undershirt.

We cast Fusion Agency newcomer Jordan Paris to model these transparent shirts. With his classic good looks, Jordan gave our camera movement, which was pivotal in these extraordinary images. Photography Alexander Thompson.

FLASHBACK!
50’S MENSWEAR

  • Male model Mike Winchester, with the Fusion Agency New York, stars in Ponyboy Magazine men's rockabilly editorial photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Fusion model Mike Winchester, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's rockabilly editorial.
  • Fusion model Mike Winchester, photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson in New York, for a men's rockabilly editorial.
  • Fusion male model Mike Winchester stars in Ponyboy Magazine men's rockabilly editorial
  • Fusion NY model Mike Winchester, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine men's rockabilly editorial by Alexander Thompson.
  • Mike Winchester, photographed by Alexander Thompson, for Ponyboy Magazine rockabilly editorial in New York.
  • Fusion male model Mike Winchester, photographed in Williamsburg, NY by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's rockabilly editorial.
  • Model Mike Winchester, from Fusion Models NY, wears a Reckless Ones t-shirt for a men's Ponyboy Magazine rockabilly editorial. Photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York.
  • Fusion male model Mike Winchester, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine men's rockabilly editorial by Alexander Thompson in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Model Mike Winchester wears a vintage rockabilly shirt from 10 Ft. Single New York, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male model Mike Winchester, from the Fusion Agency NY, wears a vintage 50's rockabilly shirt from Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg, NY. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male model Mike Winchester, from Fusion Models, wears a Calvin Klein undershirt and Levi's jeans. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for a men's rockabilly editorial for Ponyboy Magazine.

CARNY TIME

MIKE WINCHESTER

For our latest menswear editorial, we booked newcomer Mike Winchester from the Fusion Agency New York. Mike’s classic looks fit incredibly well with the 1950’s rockabilly style vintage clothing selected by stylist Xina Giatas, who matched the colorful carnival setting with vivid and bold pieces. For a trouser, she went with classic Levi’s 501 button up jeans. This traditional piece embodies the 1950’s time period perfectly. And groomer Walton Nunez not only lent his terrific men’s styling skills, but his keen eye for scouting locations and creative art direction.

LIVE FAST
DIE YOUNG

  • Male model Ben Stift, from the Fusion Agency in New York City, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Fusion model Ben Stift stars in Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ben Stift in a custom Christian Benner t-shirt, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ben Stift wears a custom leather vest, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ben Stift wears a custom Johnny Thunders t-shirt designed by Christian Benner for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ben Stift stars in
  • A punk Ben Stift stars in
  • Ben Stift for Fusion Models, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine men's punk editorial
  • Ben Stift wears a custom Cramps t-shirt designed by Christian Benner, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Ben Stift stars in Ponyboy Magazine's
  • Ben Stift for Ponyboy Magazine men's punk editorial
  • Ben Stift with Fusion Models NY, photographed exclusively by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine punk editorial
  • Model Ben Stift for
  • Ben Stift models for

LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG

PUNK BEN STIFT

Ponyboy goes PUNK! Our fashion editor, Maria Ayala, dressed the 18 year old Hungarian Ben Stift from Fusion Models NY in custom Christian Benner distressed t-shirts and studded leather jackets. Our mantra “LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG” comes, of course, from one of our favorite Circle Jerk’s songs. Ben is wearing amazing jeans from Helmut Lang, Top Man and Diesel Black Gold. We were pleased to have art direction and men’s grooming by the very creative Walton Nunez, a Los Angeles transplant who was very familiar with the California punk look and lifestyle.

PLEIN
SOLEIL

  • Reid Rohling photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Model Reid Rohling photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Fusion model Reid Rohling photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Fusion NY model Reid Rohling photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Fusion New York model Reid Rohling photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Fusion model Reid Rohling photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine editorial
  • Newcomer Fusion model Reid Rohling photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Fusion male model Reid Rohling for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial

ON THE WATERFRONT

REID ROHLING

Ponyboy photographed male model Reid Rohling for our men’s editorial “On The Waterfront.” Reid, a newcomer to the modeling world, recently signed with Fusion Models New York. This nineteen year old blonde haired, blue eyed Minnesota bred transplant is sure to take the European and New York runways by storm with his editorial looks and lean frame. Our stylist, Jules Wood, decked Reid out in nautical themed clothing, our inspiration being Plein Soleil, which was the original film version of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel. the 1960 French film was directed by René Clément and starred Alain Delon as Tom Ripley. Key pieces for this men’s editorial included designs from John Varvatos and Black Gold Diesel.

STRIPES
CLASSIC TEE

  • Australian model Stirling Cauilo photographed for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Fusion Agency model Stirling Caiulo poses for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Photographer Alexander Thompson shoots male model Stirling Caiulo for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Stirling Caiulo wears a Gap stripe t-shirt for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Stirling Caiulo wears a stripe Ralph Lauren t-shirt for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Male model Stirling Caiulo photographed for men's fashion editorial
  • Stirling Caiulo poses for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Model Stirling Caiulo photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's fashion editorial

PARALLEL LINES

STIRLING CAIULO

Finally, Spring is here! And on that note, enter the classic stripe t-shirt. The styles that our fashion editor Maria Ayala found were both traditional and updated stripes, which she paired with classic 501 button-fly Levi’s — the perfect Spring look. And we also found the perfect classic model in the 22 year old Australian export, Stirling Caiulo. Stirling is with Fusion Models NY, and has walked for many top houses including Tom Ford, Fendi and John Varvatos.

BEACH BOY
SWIMWEAR

  • Model Brendon Beck in Saint Laurent sunglasses for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Brendon Beck in vintage swimwear, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Brendon Beck in Bally of Switzerland and Ray-Bans, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Brendon Beck from the Fusion Agency in NYC, modeling vintage swim trunks for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Male model Brendon Beck in vintage men's swimwear, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Fusion model Brendon Beck in vintage 50's swimwear, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Brendon Beck modeling 2xist for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Male model Brendon Beck wearing Versace sunglasses for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial spread, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • From the Fusion Agency in NYC, Brendon Beck wearing vintage 1950's swimwear for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Wearing vintage 1950's men's swimwear and Oliver People's sunglasses, model Brendon Beck photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Model Brendon Beck from Fusion NYC, photographed in Ray-Ban sunglasses for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Wearing men's vintage 1950's swimwear for Ponyboy Magazine, Brendon Beck photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Men's vintage 1960's Lilly Pulitzer swim trunks, modeled by Brendon Beck for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.

BEACH BOY STYLE 

BRENDON BECK

Ponyboy headed to the beach, photographing male model Brendon Beck from the Fusion Modeling Agency in New York City. Ponyboy stylist Xina Giatas dressed Brendon in vintage 1950’s-60’s swimwear, including brands such as Catalina, McGregor and Jantzen. Preppy plaids, stripes, prints and colorful cover ups added a fun twist, as did some modern accessories, like an oversized pair of dark Saint Laurent sunglasses by designer Hedi Slimane. We threw in some brightly colored towels as well for an added splash of summer fun.