Tonight Jed Root will be the guest host for CATWALK, a new weekly event held at the recently reopened Marquee nightclub. Jed Root photographer Damon Baker, flying in from London, will be the celebrity photographer for the evening, so make sure to look your best. xx
BE SHOOTING YOU !
LOVE, JOHANNA CONSTANTINE, KINDRA & LAURA DEVOTION, IO & RENEE
AVANT GARDES: MARCO
OVANDO, PAUL ALEXANDER, JORDON LEE
LIVING ART: BRANDON
OLSON, GAGE OF THE BOONE, one half NelSon,
Tracy Christian and Jed Root announce the launch of
TCA Jed Root
Jed Root and Tracy Christian are thrilled to announce the launch of TCA Jed Root. Part of the Jed Root family of companies, TCA Jed Root is a full service talent agency; working in conjunction with Jed’s other ventures.
Based on the belief that the worlds of fashion, luxury, entertainment, and celebrity are inter-dependent, the Jed Root umbrella encompasses all aspects of these industries. By coming together to create TCA Jed Root, Tracy and Jed are able to offer their clients unprecedented access through their multi-tier approach to this business.
On the decision to launch TCA Jed Root, Jed says, “my aim has always been to build different companies within the Jed Root family to maximize synergy between each venture. Partnering with Tracy presented the perfect opportunity to found TCA Jed Root in order to offer individuals and brands a broader range of opportunities, and obtain wider exposure”.
Tracy Christian says “Humbly, I have worked with some of the best actors of a generation, Jamie Hector, Michael Kenneth Williams…being a member of the Jed Root family of companies will afford the TCA Jed Root client list a broad range of opportunities that exceeds the reach of boutique agencies”.
Jed Root is a philanthropist and the founder of Jed Root, Inc. The company was founded in 1989 and is one of the leading artist management agencies in the world, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Tokyo.. Jed Root, Inc. has brought great success and international esteem to hundreds of artists over the past two decades. In addition to other philanthropic concerns Jed sits on the Board of Trustees of the Public Theater.
TCA Jed Root opened their LA office on January 1st, 2012 with founding clients Mona Scott Young (executive producer of Love and Hip Hop, VH1’s #1 show), Jamie Hector, Courtney Parker (Law and Order), and Busta Rhymes. Other notable clients include” Tami Roman (Basketball Wives), Evelyn Lozada (Basketball Wives), Kandi Burruss (Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Koated Nights, and Bravo’s newest pilot, The Kandi Shop) and celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson (What Not to Wear).
David Armstrong speaks to Silvia Bombardini for Diane Pernet's A Shaded View of Fashion. David shares with us his thoughts on the impermanence of youth, the notion of death, and the young model he dedicated his latest book to, 615 Jefferson Avenue. Read the full interview here, and below, an excerpt:
S.B.: The young men in your works share sometimes a look you wouldn't expect people to have when they are not alone. It's a cautious, moist look of introspection, as if they were discreetly drowning in themselves, the mild weight of longing shivering along their bodies, following the perfect lines drawn by collarbones and ribs, the perfect curve of the hips. How do you get models to expose themselves to you so defenselessly, without even asking for them to get naked? Is it their being young that allows you through the still blurred walls of their privacy?
D.A.: One thing I think no one realizes is how reverential I feel toward my models, I'm actually beholden to them. And if nothing else my desire is to put them in a place where they feel safe enough to allow something of themselves to be revealed, even just a little bit. For me asking them to get naked would be the last thing to inspire any kind of trust and so unimportant to what I'm trying to do. I'm awful at making nudes anyway. I don't think it's their youth per say. At any age you can sense whether someone is genuine or not. It's a funny tightrope you walk as a photographer. During a shoot I cringe to hear myself say "that is so beautiful", but if I do the thing is I actually mean it. One of the most remarkable shoots I've had in recent years was with a ninety-six personage who I greatly esteem. Over a period of roughly three hours, to see her suspicion melt and allow and allow me "in" however briefly is among the most memorable gifts I've ever received.