LOUIS VUITTON, CHANEL, D&G, ARMANI. WE ARE LIVING IN A BRANDED TIME. LUXURY BRANDS ARE THE ICONS OF WELLFARE. BADGING IS EQUIVALENT TO HAVING SUCCESS. AND THE FASHION HOUSES CLEVERLY TAP INTO THIS BY ASSOCIATING THEMSELVES WITH THE MOST SUCCESFULL CELEBRITIES OR CHOOSING THE MOST PROMISING AND BEAUTIFUL MODELS TO REPRESENT THEM. BUT AS ACCESSIBLE AS LUXE HAS BECOME, TO BECOME AN AMBASSADOR FOR A BRAND IS WHAT MAKES ONE REALLY A CHOSEN ONE.
Malemodel.nl photographer Gert Kist has worked with many models but, as he stated: “only once every now and then a model comes by and your mouth just falls open.” This is what he experienced upon meeting Brad. Unlike his name would suggest, Brad is of Croatian origin but was brought up on Dutch soil. The two have worked together for 3 times already since they met only a few weeks ago, and it seems without question that Gert would love Brad to be an exclusive for him. But that doesn’t seem likely to happen. Barely 18 and already working in the international fashion world. Brad seems to look towards a golden future.
While writing this piece, Brad is already back in Milan where he debuted some time ago doing runway shows and photo modeling for nothing less than Prada. Yes, Brad might very well become the new face of the prestigious Italian fashion house and that is not a small accomplishment. Today however Brad doesn’t wear Prada. On the contrary. Today Brad wears besides sexy underwear outfits by Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana, close to nothing. His work with Gert Kist for Malemodel.nl was the first time he ever did nude modeling and even though he knew it involved a risk, he was curious to do it and has no regrets what so ever. Once you wear Prada, you can wear anything. Or nothing at all.
Recently we mentioned Gert Kist’s first exhibition o his erotic glamorous art. That first show in the Dutch city Groningen was a big success and will doubtless see a repetition of it popularity when it opens in Amsterdam on August 7 during the famous Amsterdam Gay Pride. Brad will be there. Not live probably, but larger than, printed on aluminum with acrylic. For more information about these particular works and the purchase of limited editions, Gert Kist has opened a special dedicated website: male-photo.com. And for more Brad we can happily refer you to visit Gert Kist’s Malemodel.nl or stay tuned in here. We have more Brad coming up soon that doesn’t involve Prada. –BM-
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