THERE ARE ABOUT 196 COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD AND EACH SINGLE ONE OF THEM HAS ITS OWN CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS AND MENTALITY. THE ENGLISH ARE KNOWN FOR ITS EVER-PRESENT CLASS SYSTEM AND AFTERNOON TEA OR GIN AND TONIC, DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF CONSUMPTION. GERMANS ARE SAID TO BE MASTERS IN PLANNING. THEY NEVER LET ANYTHING TO COINCIDENCE, NOT EVEN WHEN THEY CONSUME THEIR FAMOUS BEERS. THE FRENCH LIVE TO EAT AND EAT TO LIVE. THEIR CUISINE IS REFINED AND INVOLVES CAREFUL PREPARATION AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL. AND IN THE UNITED STATES EVERYTHING EVOLVES AROUND SPORTS AND PERFORMANCE.
It would be unfair to judge a country and its inhabitants by its stereotype, but let's face it, it is what give a nation face. Americans are known to be raised towards one common objective: performance. Performance in all that you do. It is not a bad objective. In contrary, it teaches young people that you have to work hard to reach your goals and that nothing comes for free. A valuable lesson. It is also because this mentality that there are so many successful Americans. That and the sheer amount of Americans compared to other nations inhabitant counts of course.
Mark Schulteis is only 22 years old but seems to have his life planned out for himself. This might be because he has some German blood running through his veins. Mark is from Montana, born and raised but has a shared background of German, Dutch, English and Filipino heritage. Mark is ambitious and motivated and an aspiring new model. He is focussed and dedicated to everything he tries to accomplish. Or, as he says himself: "I strive for only greatness and will never settle for less."
This performance driven attitude has brought Mark Schulteis many success already in his young life. Mainly in the sports area. "I played running back, receiver in football and ran 100, 200, 400 and 4x100 and 4x400 relays," Mark underlines his sports background. Asides from that he also loves more extreme sports, such as MMA, mountain skiing, wild water rafting and freestyle snowmobiling. And adventurous man, Mark Schulteis. But even though all that keeps him rather busy, Mark has not lost his end goal out of sight. And so he also works and studies. His job is that of personal trainer and he goes to school for business management.
Youngest of three boys, Mark Schulteis is definitely not a follower. If anything else, he is a man with a free spirit and a mind of his own. At the sweet age of 19 he left his hometown in Montana and moved to California, where he resides ever since, working, sporting and fixing up a 2005 Corvette, which is his other great passion. And as mentioned before, Mark recently took to modelling, and we have no doubt he will do it with as much vigor and ambition as he does everything else. Being relatively new in the city of angels, and in possession of those great looks, we are not at all surprised Mark crossed paths with Matson Jones. Matson, L.A. native, is that kind of photographer who doesn't like to work with what is available for him in plenty: stars to be. No, Matson likes to discover new talent, people who are fresh and rough and can bring something new to a shoot. Such as Mark Schulteis for example. And that freshness comes beautifully through in this new set of photographs Matson Jones shared with us. Mark Schulteis in all of his young masculine beauty and sexiness against multicolored backdrops. Hard muscled and sweet candy. Perfectly showing Mark for who he is: a man of many colors. –BM-
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