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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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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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Searching for Pools of Light

July 30, 2020 - It's fitting that Broadway starts here; opportunities abound for dramatic, almost stage-like lighting. Lower Manhattan...
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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 - It has been one month since Grant's session in the studio. The world has changed. After weeks being sidelined by mino...
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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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Leap(ing 4) Years Day

February 28, 2020 - It seems appropriate to debut our work with Renn on Leap Year's Day. It was a Leap Year when we worked with him in the h...
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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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100. Nate

January 20, 2020 - It's a meaningless number, but the fickle finger of fate has chosen the southern body-builder, Nate Bell [@nate_bell08],...
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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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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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Stretch

September 03, 2019 - The New York fashion and runway model, Vin Wick, spent an afternoon with us in the studio this summer. He provided thoro...
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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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Irish Eyes

June 27, 2019 - It's tempting, of course, to follow the words "Irish Eyes" with " are smiling," and indeed, Corrin's did. But they did m...
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Big Bad John

June 21, 2019 - Working with John, I couldn't help but think of the classic Jimmy Dean ballad. At six foot tall and with a powerhouse bu...
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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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From European Runways to New York

October 12, 2018 - We struck up a conversation on Instagram. Ronnie, a European runway model, had recently arrived in New York City from hi...
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Malesuality Magazine. . .the sensuality of the male form

September 04, 2018 - First off, let's straighten out some potential confusion. Piren and NMS's Peter 2 are one and the same. The model has us...
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Tease

August 25, 2018 - We are happy to open a special gallery to celebrate the next chapter of the Bond saga on Favorite Hunks. Over 4 years ag...
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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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Radical Shadows

April 30, 2018 - Daniel wasn't the first model we shot in the studio on the Bowery. His session is notable as having been one of the cold...
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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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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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I'll Keep You Wild

September 05, 2017 - This Venezuelan is our second "Peter" and one of the more intriguing models with which we've worked. He left his challen...
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Hollywood Balconies

August 28, 2017 - Zach was one of eight models that we captured on our most recent trip to California. Venturing beyond our usual base in...
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Creating Venom. The Art of Charles Zambrano

July 31, 2017 - Venom. Hosted by Norm. Conceived by Charles Zambrano. CLICK HERE FOR ALL ZAMBRANO GALLERIES When Norm heard that he co...
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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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Gabriel the Third. The Brazilian

June 30, 2017 - Gabriel was one of those ships that pass in a very contemporary night. It was a pleasant and productive winter evening,...
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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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Russians 3. Romans 2.

May 29, 2017 - Roman is not a common name. Not in New York, at least. I found it amusing that out of the 80-or-so models who currently...
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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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Dustin Arrives. By way of California and Instagram

April 23, 2017 - This 6’ fashion and fitness model calls both New York and California home, but between his trips to Europe and the West...
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The Private Portfolio Series at New Manhattan Studios

February 28, 2017 - For many, the news here is the release of the digital version of Bond: Private Portfolio 2. This is a sequel to Bond's f...
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The Roman From Russia

February 26, 2017 - Roman. How aptly named. With his classic features and shredded physique, this man could have modeled for the face of anc...
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Bond: Private Portfolio 2

January 24, 2017 - NOW ON SALE: Bond: Private Portfolio 2 Bond fans have patiently awaited the followup to Bond: The Private Portfolio,...
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Chippendales Application

January 08, 2017 - . We open a most unusual gallery today for Ronan. It is not work that we ever expected to see the light of day again as...
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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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Peeking into 2017

December 23, 2016 - It has not gone without notice (or comment) that there have been fewer postings to the blog (and few new galleries opene...
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Gotham Goblins & Anniversaries

October 31, 2016 - We celebrate Halloween by opening a special (and rather different) gallery, Gotham Goblins. It’s our way of marking two...
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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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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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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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Model on the Stairs

June 08, 2016 - Matthew is the walking embodiment of the classic American mongrel. Part Mexican, part Polish, this fitness buff and mode...
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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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New Year's Eve in October

December 31, 2015 - What more pleasant way can there be to celebrate New Year's Eve in the cold northeast than to spend a few hours opening...
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Ending the Year on a High Note

December 20, 2015 - We first worked with Norm in the middle of the winter, nearly a year ago. It had been the 18-year-old's first profession...
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Retreating to a Sanctuary in the Berkshires

November 29, 2015 - As fall draws to its inevitable close, it’s nice to revisit one of the last photo shoots of summer. This one is especial...
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Autumn Palettes

October 31, 2015 - The end of October brings crisp nights, falling leaves and the scent of apples. October's name alone brings to mind thou...
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The Cajun from Colombia

October 20, 2015 - This native Colombian comes to us from a home deep in the heart of Cajun country. Ignacio (" Iggy ") is a friend of the...
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Two Dancers Two

August 29, 2015 - I have written before of my love of working with dancers. The poise, grace and game that they bring to posing is unmatch...
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Virtual Reality Meets the Real World on the California Coast

August 08, 2015 - To round out the "before and after" shots from Alex's anniversary session (posted last week), today we are posting other...
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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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All in the Family, Episode 4

May 23, 2015 - Our latest episode of All in the Family brings us back to our first family: the brothers Alex and Ricardo (see All in th...
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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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Studio Models in International Media

April 20, 2015 - April has been a good month for models at New Manhattan Studios. Two of the studio's most popular models have been featu...
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New: The Fine Art Gallery at New Manhattan Studios

March 31, 2015 - On April first we opened a new corner of the website with new offerings for the fans of the studio and our models: The F...
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Reunions All the Way Around

March 22, 2015 - Willi’s history with the studio stretches back over two-and-a-half years. We first started corresponding prior to a trip...
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Gym Buddies

March 08, 2015 - Norm could win the contest for the best youngest physique in the studio’s portfolio. This avid body-builder and natural...
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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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All in the Family II. (The Second Family)

January 31, 2015 - It is not often that one model refers another one to the studio. It is rarer still wh en a model recommends a family mem...
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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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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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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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Revisiting a winter shoot at the end of summer

August 31, 2014 - I try to refrain from discussing general studio business on the blog and endeavor to limit these entries to comments abo...
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All in the Family

July 31, 2014 - Our newest gallery is a special one. We have been waiting since January to introduce the studio’s latest model; a 21-yea...
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First-time Modeling Session

June 03, 2014 - Adam is a friend of the studio’s stylist and production assistant, Alex. Living near each other in neighboring towns on...
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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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The Farewell Tour

Bond at the Roxy

After 5 years and 15 sessions, this was the model's last photoshoot and it is Bond at his best.  68 pages. Hard copy magazines or instantly-downloadable PDFs.  NSFW.

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