NYC Portrait Photographer: Rob Anthony

NYC Portrait Photographer: Rob Anthony

Introduction

Rob Anthony is a fashion portrait photographer based in New York City. (I first saw his work with Josh Riquelme.)

Many of Rob’s models have some connection to the fitness world.

Model: Mark Delannoy

Photo Shoots

Josh Riquelme

Rob and Josh create great photographs.

Alexe Restivo Lage and Mariano Lage

Alexe Restivo Lage is a model who lives in Massachusetts. (He has a twin brother, Mariano.)

Baxter Linn

Baxter Linn is a bodybuilder, model, and cinematographer. He has chiseled his physique with years of workouts and good eating habits.

Conclusion

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.

NYC Male Fitness Model: Andrew C. Morrill

NYC Male Fitness Model: Andrew C. Morrill

Andrew’s Social Media: Instagram | Twitter | Website | Athletegy.NYC

Introduction

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,

Athletegy

He announced on Instagram that he is planning to open an athletic clothing brand, Athletegy.NYC, in fall 2021.

Sign up for Athletegy updates: https://athletegy.com/ .

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.

Athletegy website
Photo by Gregory Vaughan.
Comment on an Instagram post
New haircut, March 2021

Andrew’s Social Media: Instagram | Twitter | Website | Athletegy.NYC

Interviews

Andrew has had several interviews over his career. Several of them have been with the Fashionably Male blog. Andrew also interviewed with the Men and Underwear blog.

Several other blogs that Andrew spoke with—

Andrew mentions in his interviews that fans compliment him on his pectorals and thighs. (See other blog posts on leg-day shorts and 5-inch inseam shorts)

Shorts, Athletegy.nyc prototype (see screenshot above)

Interview with Willpower Magazine

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 Morrill weight trains outside.
Andrew training outside. (See blog post on five-inch inseam shorts.)

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.

Andrew Morrill in Willpower Magazine

Read the rest of Andrew’s interview where he discusses his preparation for the NASM personal trainer exam and his workout and nutrition for maintaining his physique.

YouTube

Andrew did an interview with Flash Avenue Studio in London, UK.

Podcast

Andrew was interviewed by the Two Smart Dumbbells podcast.

Vintage Clothing

Andrew wore a color block jacket from Christian Dior. Fans loved the jacket and wanted to buy one. However, it is a vintage item made in the 1990s.

Andrew’s Social Media: Instagram | Twitter | Website | Athletegy.NYC

Photo Shoots

Lapidus Studio

Andrew had a photo shoot with Lapidus Studio in New York.

Robert Riese

Conclusion

Andrew has had a long career as a model and personal trainer. I hope that the clothing brand will add additional success.

Searching for summer shorts.

Male Fitness Models: New York City-Based Josh Riquelme

Male Fitness Models: New York City-Based Josh Riquelme

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Follow Josh on his social media channels:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat |

Introduction

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).

He also recovered from Covid-19.

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.

(Also, Josh worked with another model, Kyle Hynick, in New York and Texas (for Box Menswear).)

(See a blog post on five-inch inseam shorts.)

Josh’s Fitness Journey

Summer 2021

Los Angeles, California

Josh went to Los Angeles, California for photo shoots.

Josh’s Photographers

New Hairstyle

In addition, he had his hair dyed blonde. (Hair stylist, Keon Cruz.)

At the Beach

Josh’s Photo Shoots

Follow Josh on his social media channels:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat |

Eduardo Fermin

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.

Bill Lagaret

Photographer Bill Lagaret works in New York City.

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Josh in July 2020, visited a beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey and had some photos taken.

Shot by Lester / Lester Villarama

Josh did a photo shoot with Photographer Lester Villarama of Shot by Lester. Josh wore a awesome olive-brown overcoat.

Peter Rock

Josh had a photo with Photographer Peter Rock of Rock Photo in Chicago, Illinois. In a 2020 photo shoot, Josh was clean shaven.

Photo by Peter Rock in NYC (2021).

In a previous photo shoot, Josh had trimmed facial hair.

Mark Aquino

When Josh went to Los Angeles, California, he did a photoshoot with Photographer Mark Aquino.

Allan Spiers: A Blast from 2016

Through an Internet search, I found some photos from a shoot that Josh did in 2016 with Photographer Allan Spiers.

Follow Josh on his social media channels:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat |

Josh Recovers from Covid-19

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 Riquelme sits on concrete stairs in SoHo, NYC, gazing at you. Josh wears a navy blue hoodie with Apostrophe in white letters on the front and white, distressed jeans.
Hoodie: Apostrophe Vision

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.

Josh’s Social Media

Follow Josh on his social media channels:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat |

Gaming PC

Josh is a gaming PC enthusiast. He has some unboxing videos on YouTube.

Josh also streams on Twitch.

Mens Physique Competition

Mens Physique Competitor, 2016

Josh competed in a mens physique contest while a teenager. He covered his contest preparation on his YouTube account in 2016.

Josh prepared for a contest just after he graduated high school. He was 19 and a social media marketing coordinator. He started a video log to show his progress as he got into contest shape.

While doing the contest preparation, Josh also did a photoshoot with lifestyle shots.

Separately, during this period, there was a video of Josh trying on clothing from the Beyond Genetics brand.

Contest Preparation Macronutrients

Josh explained that his contest preparation macronutrients (aka macros) break down was–

  • Contest cut: 200 g protein, 250 g carbohydrates, and 55 g fat. For carbohydrates and protein, each gram is 4 calories and for fat, each gram is 9 calories. So the calories for Josh’s macros were 2295.
  • Refeed (for days to regain energy): 180 g protein, 390 carbohydrates, and 50 g fat. The calories for this was 2730.

Josh has a YouTube video showing his progression from the start of his contest preparation through his final contest shape.

He started contest preparation at about 165 pounds (74.8 kg) and competed at about 148 pounds (67.5 kg).

Josh ultimately earned his pro card at his contest. Josh states on his website that, in 2016, he became a pro in mens physique in the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF).

(Related post: See a blog post on mens physique board shorts.)

After the Show

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.

Workout Videos

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.

Follow Josh on his social media channels:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat |

Box Menswear

New York

He did a photoshoot with the new Box Menswear 2019 range in New York City with Photographer Jade Young. Also at this photoshoot was Kyle Hynick, a fitness model from Canada.

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.

Texas

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.

Muscular model Josh Riquelme holds a garden hose and sprays water on his body, with the sunset in the background.
Josh Riquelme by Jake O’Donnell. Josh wears Box Menswear king fit boxers.

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.

Conclusion

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.

I wish him continued success.

Antoni Porowski: A Chef and Actor with Style

Antoni Porowski: A Chef and Actor with Style

Introduction: Discovery of Antoni Porowski

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 also owns a New York City restaurant, The Village Den, https://www.thevillageden.com/.

Antoni had a cameo appearance in 2021 on a local Washington, D.C., news story.

Book cover of Antoni’s book, from publisher’s website.

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.

The Food

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.

Conclusion

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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Author: Andre M. E-mail: info at menswearnews.com