Our world is moving faster and faster. Advanced aeronautics make our planes go faster and the Internet makes visiting other places in our world as easy as looking out of your own window. It has made traveling easier and brings different cultures in hand reach. One of the results is of course that the more attractive cities in the world are doing everything to stand out and make a difference, just in order to attract more people. But not everybody is capable of enjoying that experience of differences.
30 years old Karl Simon is such a person. He is passionate about traveling and adapting himself to new cultures and behaviors comes as easy to him as a second nature. In that context, Karl is a real chameleon. He loves the New York lifestyle which is both sportive and healthy as well as sexy, and he has no problem blending in with the matching New York environment. Amsterdam focuses on the full package and the right sexy expression. London is a bubble of creativity, new ideas and excitement and Shanghai characterizes itself by fancy environments where everything shines. Karl feels at home in all these places. And so it is no surprise that Karl is always on his way to another exciting place. Sometimes for leisure but mostly also for a modeling job.
Karl Simon is Swedish and lives in Stockholm. But obviously he doesn’t spend too much time there. And you can imagine, with the success Karl has in his professional life, that when he does he is quiet busy. But somehow he always finds time to work with the Belgian photographer Xavier B. Xavier is active in both photography and video since 14 years already. Like Karl, he likes to travel and the world is his playing ground. He has worked with Karl on several occasions already, and recently the two met once again in Stockholm for another session. It’s his second shoot with the blond Swede in 6 months time and Karl sports a very different look this time compared to their previous cooperation. But that too is no surprise. Karl is after all a true chameleon. –BM-
XAVIER B. | BEAUTIFULMAG
KARL SIMON | BEAUTIFULMAG