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Upstate/Downstate

October 13, 2017 - It seems entirely fitting to follow Bond's most-recent posting with the introduction of Nick. They both hail from the sa...
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Bond's Return to New York

September 24, 2017 - Summer on the Brooklyn waterfront. It felt like we were back where we belonged. For those just entering the conversation...
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Homecoming to a New Neighborhood

June 12, 2017 - In the last post we promised to share some pictures of the neighborhood around our springtime studio along with some cur...
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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

May 25, 2017 - At the risk of provoking political backlash in 2017, we pay homage to the 1966 comedy, The Russians Are Coming! The Russ...
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New Year's Man for 2017

December 30, 2016 - LOOKING FORWARD and BACK For four spins of the calendar, we have used the first posting of the New Year to pay tribute...
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Captured Shadows #4 - The Kick Boxer Model

October 14, 2016 - September is typically a quiet month on the studio’s blog. We are almost always in California on a fall trip to work wit...
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First Time on the Paper

August 31, 2016 - It was the model's first session and he didn't know quite what to expect. Pietro was yet another model to find his way t...
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Dancing at the Bridge

July 28, 2016 - We first met and worked with Gabriel in California last summer. A professional dancer, trained in contemporary dance, he...
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Waving a Flag of Diversity

July 03, 2016 - When we first shot Adoniis in the spring of last year we had the foresight to do a bit of work with a red-white-and-blue...
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Captured Shadows #3 - Spring 2016

April 30, 2016 - We celebrate the arrival of spring by slapping a picture of a snowstorm on the cover of Captured Shadows #3. It’s a way...
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It was a Dark and Stormy Night

April 28, 2016 - In what is a new twist for our art, we are debuting a photo fantasy series in the third issue of Captured Shadows. The m...
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Viva l'Italia!

March 31, 2016 - For those of us of a certain age, many of the brightest stars in the firmament of international media celebrities have I...
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A Colombian Leprechaun

March 15, 2016 - After the well-received feature starring Norm on Valentine’s Day, the powers-that-be at Favorite Hunks suggested that we...
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Lights. Camera. Shakespeare.

February 29, 2016 - Spotlights, scrims, stage lighting and theatrical poses seemed appropriate for our second session with Strauss, this tim...
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2016's Valentine's Day Hunk

February 12, 2016 - In 2014, Claudiu carried the studio's big box of Valentine's chocolates. Last year Bond earned the title of the romantic...
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The Gotham Guy - Our New Year's Model for 2016

January 29, 2016 - This has been a busy month what with the unplanned early publication of Captured Shadows #2. That rush job totally up-en...
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Captured Shadows #2: Model & Photographer

January 14, 2016 - It came as more than a bit of a surprise to realize this week that there are more of the studio’s pictures of Alex Corso...
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The Cajun from Colombia

October 20, 2015 - This native Colombian made his way to the studio via a home deep in the heart of Cajun country. " Iggy " is a friend of...
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Now and Then

July 31, 2015 - Everyone loves “before and after” shots, and we’re no exception. However, in this case we’re not talking about the makeo...
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The New New Yorker

June 30, 2015 - Timothy and New Manhattan Studios have a history together stretching back to the summer of 2013 when Tim, then 21, ventu...
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Just Passing Through

June 13, 2015 - When we worked with Sean this spring we had hoped that this would be the first of several sessions. A model since his te...
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The Dancer-Banker-Model.

April 30, 2015 - Most actors, actresses and models in New York City have four things in common: exceptional good looks, a full-time gym m...
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A Valentine for the Studio's (and Bond's) Fans

February 13, 2015 - It’s rare that we have the opportunity to work with a model over the course of a full year. And it's unprecedented to sc...
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Why Did This Take So Long to Happen?

January 19, 2015 - Phil came close to falling between the cracks on the studio's calendar. This 18-year-old had been waiting patiently for...
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Ringing in the New Year the Ukrainian Way

January 01, 2015 - We are ringing in the New Year on January first by opening our newest gallery and debuting the work of one of our top mo...
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Buon Natale - Christmas in the Italian Mode

December 25, 2014 - With several major projects in the works at the end of the year, December has been a light month for opening new model g...
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Yet Another Small-World Tale

November 30, 2014 - Michael was new to New York City when we had the opportunity to work with him this fall. Recently out of school, he had...
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Dancer, Actor, Director and Native New Yorker

November 22, 2014 - Lamar came to the studio by the route that a number of recent models have travelled: he's a friend and acquaintance of t...
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Halloween Treat - Bond's Return

October 31, 2014 - There are several stories here, but we'll lead with the news that this weekend our latest work with Bond, a 2014 New Man...
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Cell Phones are good for more than just selfies

October 25, 2014 - It became apparent in our initial correspondence with Jake that the trickiest part of scheduling a session with the 21-y...
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And those who were seen dancing. . .

September 30, 2014 - If New Manhattan Studios had an award for best defined abs or most toned body, Moses would certainly be in the running t...
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First Time in New York

September 23, 2014 - Timothy, an actor in regional theater productions in New England and Florida, made his first-ever trip to New York this...
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Searching for the young James Dean

August 12, 2014 - Victor is one of those models who show up periodically to remind me how bad I am at prejudging how someone will look on...
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"Hutzpah." It's a Yiddish term for audacity and nerve.

June 24, 2014 - Perseus and I had corresponded for several weeks before we met. Photos had been exchanged from our respective portfolios...
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Two years in the making

April 19, 2014 - Claudiu is one of the very first models with whom I started corresponding, shortly after the studio opened its doors in...
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