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Model of the Decade

January 14, 2024 - For ten years now, we have used our January blog post to honor a "model of the year." Typically, the honor has been futu...
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Ebony on Marble

December 28, 2023 - One of the first creative challenges I set for myself when I started physique photography was to shoot a black model on...
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Homage to Tom of Finland

October 21, 2023 - When the makeup artist and body painter, Charles Zambrano, started discussing his idea for a new body-painting session,...
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New at this. . .

September 22, 2023 - Dillon was new to modeling when we first worked with him this summer. We'd never met, but we knew him. It's was though...
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Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

August 04, 2023 - Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief. The phrase has appeared and reappeared in the lyrics of numerous songs for almost 100 yea...
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In Through the Side Door

July 24, 2023 - Cooper, the studio's newest model, entered the studio through a side door. He's new to modeling. All of this is new for...
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Rainbow Encounter

June 14, 2023 - A collision with a rainbow might best characterize our work with James, a blond fashion and runway model from New Englan...
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Logan with the Red Hair

May 25, 2023 - Then there are individuals with characteristics so dominant as to define their identities. We've all known them. "Slim."...
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New Manhattan Studios in MM Magazine

April 26, 2023 - We are pleased to announce that a dozen of our models are featured in MM Magazine, published out of Paris. Given the ma...
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Tones of Amber

April 17, 2023 - It was our second time working with Zachariah and knowing the exquisitely-chiseled torso we would be photographing, we b...
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One Serious Dude

March 20, 2023 - It was as though someone had put in a call to central casting for a seriously mean dude. This gentle and professional m...
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Bad Santa

March 06, 2023 - Bad Santa. In March? Better late than never. Jon's session was captured in December of 2021. It wasn't planned, but Ch...
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Willi . . .found!

February 22, 2023 - In January, I made an annual trip "home" to California. It was one of the strangest that I have ever made. There to atte...
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Leading Off 2023

January 02, 2023 - GALLERIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POST HAVE BEEN REMOVED AT THE REQUEST OF THE MODEL. Looking over our recent roster of mo...
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Bryce, Delivered for Christmas

December 20, 2022 - With a number of private and public publishing projects competing for our time at the end of each year, we're especially...
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Bull in the China Shop

November 28, 2022 - Matt’s folder has been patiently riding out much of the pandemic. His was one of the first sessions we shot indoors at t...
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Million Dollar Window

October 28, 2022 - Shooting inside one of the legendary homes on the bay side of Fire Island was an education as well as a delight. Its abu...
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Fire Island 2022, part 1

September 30, 2022 - It was mid-September and unique among the studio's five trips to Fire Island. The early fall light is amazing on the isl...
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Golden Hour on the Hudson

August 15, 2022 - Once again, we are grateful to be based in New York City. This session fell into our lap and we were amply rewarded for...
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Some Frantic Flag-Waving

June 30, 2022 - This new series is a year old now but it hasn't seen much exposure. Owing to its thematic content, it can really only be...
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From Bright Sun to the Studio's Darkest Shadows

May 31, 2022 - It is always a delight to work with favorite models from days past. In this case, it's Jacob Covert, one of several mode...
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Connecticut Yankee

April 25, 2022 - The model came down from Connecticut by train. It was convenient; the studio is within walking distance of Grand Central...
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The Ukrainians

March 30, 2022 - With over 100 models in the studio's portfolio, it's time for a shout-out to our Ukrainian models and the courageous and...
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Central American Beauty

March 21, 2022 - Jathnnao 's photo shoot was challenging for a variety of uncommon reasons. Through the first half of the session we stru...
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Red Diaper, Optional. Our New Year's Baby for 2022.

December 31, 2021 - Announcing our New Year's Baby for 2022: Dylan Cary (Red diaper by Calvin Klein, optional) Next month New Manhattan...
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Zach's Balcony Scene

December 07, 2021 - Zachariah is one of two models we shot this fall in a hotel in Long Island City, not far from our earlier home base. The...
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Nick, Revisited

November 13, 2021 - We can thank Instagram for this posting and the recent time we've spent revisiting of a photo session now several years...
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The Manhattan-view Balcony

October 24, 2021 - It was Brenden's idea to edit the session in black-and-white. In fact, he requested it about a third of the way into the...
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Simon, His First

September 30, 2021 - Simon had done some fashion modeling in his native Colombia and had moved to New York to further his career, arriving ju...
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Camilo-from beach to studio

August 27, 2021 - The yellow skies of a dull, hazy morning on Fire Island turned into a bright, summer day at the beach. A thick amber haz...
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Green Shadows

July 28, 2021 - A late summer day in western New England, it was uncommonly sultry and oppressive. We were wetting down the model not to...
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Fire Island Summer - 3

July 23, 2021 - Cristian and Stephen were the two models on the sand and in front of the cameras on our most recent trip to Fire Island,...
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High In the Hollywood Hills

June 18, 2021 - The debut of Bryce's gallery is long overdue. We captured this young actor on one of our trips to Los Angeles a few year...
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Last Chance

May 31, 2021 - We had been corresponding for months. When we started getting serious about scheduling a session, Covid reared its head.
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Busted!

April 17, 2021 - Of the 150-plus models we've shot in over 200 sessions, one of the two August afternoons we spent with Dustin stands out...
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Objects of Art

March 30, 2021 - The studio reopened its doors with the bang of a three-sided drum when we shot three new models in the space of three da...
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Fire Island Summer 2

February 25, 2021 - The studio shot 8 models over the course of 4 weeks and 3 trips to Fire Island in the late summer. In the year of the pa...
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Bond at the Roxy - The Farewell Tour

January 24, 2021 - Bond has had more "last" sessions than normally allowed. He has been retiring on us since our first year shooting togeth...
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Mason in Hollywood

December 20, 2020 - Mason is part of the silver lining in the grim cloud of 2020. The epic pandemic has disrupted the flow of models through...
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Ricardo/Stormy

October 30, 2020 - Of the 100+ models that have passed through the studio, Ricardo possesses one of the most impressive physiques. Among th...
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Alexander 4

October 21, 2020 - Once again we have a dancer on the paper. With a portfolio of more than 100 models, it's inevitable that, there would be...
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Fire Island Summer

September 24, 2020 - The summer of 2020. The summer of Covid. (More likely, the first summer of Covid.) The beaches of Fire Island beckoned...
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Standoff

August 27, 2020 - STANDOFF * Iggy was in from out of town. Both he and Alex, the studio's second cameraman and model, were natives of Col...
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Andrew (Squared)

May 14, 2020 - I have long joked with friends and around the studio that I could stop shooting and spend the rest of my days editing th...
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Grant. Interrupted.

April 12, 2020 - This blog entry has been deleted at the request of the model.
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The Genial Giant

March 28, 2020 - Clocking in at well over six feet, Rodrigo is a big man. Imposing. And with the heavy, dark facial hair he can look down...
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A Valentine's Encore: Bond, De-Tuxed

February 14, 2020 - For a 2015 Valentine's-themed feature on Favorite Hunks, we released a set of photos under the title The Last New York S...
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Tyro

January 30, 2020 - Accompanied by the friend who referred him, this tyro-in-the-studio had fun in what may be a one-time spin in front of t...
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Ringing in a New Decade with Trevor

December 31, 2019 - As is our tradition, in featuring Trevor as the first post of the year we are looking both forward and back. We honor on...
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Shadows of Hogwarts

December 17, 2019 - At first blush, Felipe is the (cute) boy next door but the resemblance to a popular cultural icon was striking. It caugh...
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Dominican Pride

November 29, 2019 - Rafael is one of several Dominican models to pass through the studio this year. Through one of our earlier models, Aleja...
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Painting a Secret Agent

October 31, 2019 - It is time to fill a promise, made months ago, to share the behind-the-scenes story of a dual photo session with Bond. I...
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Summer in New England

August 19, 2019 - Dipping into the Vault recently, scouring for content to feed the insatiable maw of Instagram, we came across Ethan's lo...
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Stonewall Was a Riot

July 10, 2019 - Joshua was one of two models that I shot on my birthday. It was more than a red-letter day for me though. The month was...
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Contemporary Classic

May 31, 2019 - Alejandro is the first of four Dominican models who have passed through the studio this year. It is not entirely uncoinc...
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Southern Charm in New York City

May 23, 2019 - It's pretty obvious from his demeanor and attitude that Javier is not one of the city's professional models. He exudes a...
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50 Shades of Green Serenity

April 30, 2019 - Over the years the studio has regularly scheduled photo sessions across Northern California, my native land. Alex, as ou...
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Out of the Shadows

April 25, 2019 - Ah, New York. In 2019 it still lives up to its 200-year-old reputation for being a melting pot. New Yorkers have always...
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Smoldering Glances

March 31, 2019 - Neither model mentioned it, but I'm quite sure that Charlie learned of New Manhattan Studios while working with Alex on...
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Sunlight and Sinews

March 17, 2019 - I was surprised last week when I went online searching for our posted work with Dominic. It wasn't there! A small handfu...
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At last. Realizing the Bond Fantasy

February 28, 2019 - At last. The inspiration for this collection dates back to the January night we met Bond. At the end of what was his fi...
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Lancaster County

January 25, 2019 - It was some time ago now that the studio worked with not one but three of our favorite models on a horse farm outside of...
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New Year's Featured Model for 2019

January 01, 2019 - At this time of year it is customary to reflect back and to look forward. It's also a studio tradition to choose a note...
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New: Photo Essays

December 23, 2018 - New Manhattan Studios is pleased to announce a new series of publications: Photo Essays. These themed collections refle...
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The Lost Fall

December 22, 2018 - A Lost Fall. Regular readers of the studio's blog know that I resist comments about my personal life. The blog is about...
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Exuberant Passion Contained

November 28, 2018 - The variety of energy levels that models bring to their photo sessions is vast. It's a reflection of their own, unique,...
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Up On the Roof

August 17, 2018 - Summer in the City. It can be exhilarating. It can be brutal. Oliver is hardly the first model we've taken up to the ro...
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Vive la France!

July 30, 2018 - We are not normally in the habit of celebrating Bastille Day, but we recently managed to shoot two new French models jus...
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Referral

June 25, 2018 - Brendt was referred to the studio by a mutual friend. We had heard about him for a number of years. He was finally in fr...
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Hollywood Lighting to Go

June 16, 2018 - Sergey is the latest in a long line of models in our portfolio that hail from eastern Europe. This 24-year-old Ukrainian...
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Homecoming

March 20, 2018 - Benjamin first appeared in our studio off the Bowery on a cold winter's night. It's fitting we kick off the year with a...
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Breaking the Silence with Benjamin

February 15, 2018 - It is impossible to restart the conversation after so many months without an explanation as to the dearth of blog postin...
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In the City

December 30, 2017 - Few models have stood before our cameras more often than Norm but this may be the last chapter. He first worked with us...
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Bond: Brooklyn

December 26, 2017 - We have not forgotten that when we opened Bond’s New York 2017 gallery earlier this year that we promised to update the...
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Bringing the Devil out in Timothy

October 28, 2017 - Blond and eminently capable of pulling off a preppy look, Timothy has long been one of the studio's most popular models.
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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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Class Act

July 24, 2017 - A beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills was the studio's base for several days and it was there that we finally met up w...
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Bond: Wet!

August 15, 2016 - It’s always a delight to go rummaging around in a long-closed folder. You never know what overlooked gems you might find...
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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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Bond at Sunset

Bond retired from modeling with a 3-day extravaganza of a photoshoot.  These are the images from his last afternoon and evening as a model.  The final work of a 5-year career.  60 images, NSFW. Hard copy magazines or instantly-downloadable PDFs. 

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