Baxter Linn is a bodybuilder, model, and cinematographer. He has chiseled his physique with years of workouts and good eating habits.
Rob creates great images. Many models return for more photo shoots. Do you have a favorite image that Rob created? Please describe the photo in the comments and explain how the image grabbed your attention.
Andrew C. Morrill is a Texan who lives in New York City (like Josh Riquelme). Andrew was based in Hong Kong and London, United Kingdom for a few years. He has been in the modeling industry for over a decade.
Andrew is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified Personal Trainer,
He announced on Instagram that he is planning to open an athletic clothing brand, Athletegy.NYC, in fall 2021.
The brand name is a combination of athlete and strategy. Athletegy products will combine hard-working, durable fabrics with no-fuss workout style.
Our Strategy: pair the world’s finest fabrics with cutting edge technology, finish with a clean, sophisticated style robust enough to satisfy both form and function. We believe in this message so much, you’ll find it sewn inside our clothes: Behind Every Athlete is a Strategy.
Andrew spoke with Willpower Magazine for an interview. Andrew discusses his start in fitness with school sports. Andrew started weight training in college. Over time, Andrew worked with a number of personal trainers; he felt he learned the exercises best when he taught himself.
Andrew’s notable muscle group is his thighs. He explained in the interview that he initially did not like having big thighs.
As a young man, I hated my muscular legs because they made it difficult to fit into clothes. It’s funny because now I think they are my best physical asset.
A lot of body development is accepting who and what you are and recognizing your own assets.
Josh Riquelme, 24, is from upstate New York. He became a represented male model, with BMG Models, in 2019. (Instagram) In June 2020, Josh moved to Brooklyn, New York City. Josh currently is a content creator for his social media channels. He is a Gemini, with a birthday on May 28.
Josh has a background in physique competition. Josh competed in a natural mens physique contest in 2016. Josh did a video with his bodybuilder friend, Adonis Grahovic.
Josh has survived health issues. He first shared his story about depression on his YouTube channel (discussed below).
Josh has had a number of photo shoots with several photographers. Josh worked with one photographer, Carlos “Trey” Salazar, on a job for Box Menswear and continued to work with him to add photos to his portfolio.
Eduardo Fermin is a photographer based in New York City. He and Josh have created awesome images.
Carlos “Trey” Salazar
Carlos “Trey” Salazar is an Austin, Texas, based photographer. (I have a post on Trey on the blog.). Josh have worked to create images multiple times, at a photo shoot for Box Menswear (discussed below), and then other times when Josh went to Texas.
Anh Nguyen Henry
When Josh went to Texas, he had a photo shoot with Houston, Texas, based Photographer Anh Nguyen Henry.
The year 2020 was filled with challenges and surprises. In one of Josh’s Instagram posts, he explained that he had tested positive for Covid-19. He took a break to recover. Once he did, he returned to his social media work.
Josh’s Haircut with Fade
Josh showed his fresh, new haircut on his Instagram page (August 2020). The new haircut style is shorter than previous hair styles, with a fade on the sides.
After the YouTube videos covering this contest, there were no updates to the channel until mid-2019. Josh prepared a video explaining what had happened in an update video.
Josh discussed his observations about his journey through depression and after depression on an Instagram page.
Several of the newer videos were about Josh demonstrating the workouts he performs to develop and maintain his physique. Unlike other videos with muscular fitness models, Josh also shows his personality in the videos.
This helps the viewer see the person who is a fitness model as well as gaining workout inspiration. This is in line with the level of disclosure Josh showed in discussing his bout with depression.
The photos from this photoshoot were for clothes on the Box Menswear website. I picked a few of them for this blog post.
Below are some behind-the-scenes photos.
Following that, Josh went to the Box Menswear photoshoot in Texas. Josh did a YouTube video log of part of his trip. (Kyle Hynick, who was with Josh in New York, also was in Texas.)
While Josh was at the Texas photoshoot for Box Menswear, he was able to create excellent images with the photographers. One from Photographer Jake O’Donnell from Australia.
Below are some additional photos of Josh that were from the Texas photoshoot.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Josh also went to the Liverpool, U.K., headquarters of Box Menswear in late 2019, with plans to return to Liverpool from March 15 to 30, 2020, according to Josh’s YouTube vlog and his Instagram.
Josh’s First Time on the U.S. West Coast
Josh also recorded his experience going to the West Coast of the United States for the first time–Nevada and California. While there, he created some images for the Box Menswear Instagram page.
From starting with gym training, to competing in mens physique and building his social media pages, especially Instagram and YouTube, and finally becoming a male model, Josh appears to be moving up in the fitness model industry. In addition, he appears to be a personable and friendly guy, that side comes through on his video logs.
Support Josh by following him on his social media channels, including subscribing to his YouTube profile.
While browsing Twitter one day, I saw a post on a model named Antoni Porowski. I did not know about Antoni, so I searched him on Google. I found that he has a website, www.antoniporowski.com, and that he is an actor, model, and chef, who has co-authored a cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen.
Antoni had a cameo appearance in 2021 on a local Washington, D.C., news story.
Fan of Photography, Men’s Style, and Cooking
As a home cook that relies on recipes, I was interested and bought a copy at Target.
I am also a fan of photography. (The book has food (as expected) and some model photography.) The topic of this blog is men’s fashion, and I thought I would provide an observation of Antoni’s fashion style from his photos.
Inspiration: Men’s Casual Clothing Favored by Antoni
It appears that Antoni favors a well-fitted, casual look–t-shirts (mostly without logos), slim-fit denim jeans, and white sneakers (without logos), mostly. One photo has a sharp brown leather jacket.
Colors that Antoni wears in shirts are mostly blue and white, with some tops being purple, grey, or light red.
I typically use recipes from America’s Test Kitchen, so that I am assured of a proper result (excepting my own (rare) mix-ups, lol). Many cookbooks have recipes that will not satisfy a home audience with children or will use up every pot and pan you have (overwork).
From a quick read, I was able to find some
delicious new recipes, so I am encouraged to look further and keep it as a
resource when planning meals for family and friends.
Were it not for the Twitter post I saw, I
would not have known about Antoni or his book. Antoni has a great background
and an interesting career path. I certainly wish him all the best.
For my readers, are you a home cook or do you
eat at restaurants? What are some of your favorite cookbooks, foods, or both?
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