THE ONES TO WATCH
Born and bred Bangkokian, Thanakorn Janplang or Arm, is not only a model but a photographer, a recent film and acting graduate and Mozart enthusiast. Arm is focused on the future and is ready to make his wildest dreams come true. Wether it be in film, photography, modelling or acting. He draws inspiration and motivation from his idols; Pea Arak, Odagiri Joe, Ezar Miller, James McCoy and Jessie Eisenberg. Although, he is so focused he stays humble by remembering his past. Like spending time with his good friends and special moments with his family. Arm is dreaming of working in Japan, Iguazu and this fall he will be taking a much desired trip to Argentina. Arm models because he wants to share his creations with the world. He believes that photography is a great way to relay a single theme or message to a large audience....
Tex Kardinaal was originally born in Groningen, Netherlands. When he was young, his family made the move to the bustling city of Amsterdam. Growing up in the forward thinking city made a mark on Tex. He has such appreciation for Amsterdam, which he calls his hometown. The people that inhabit his hometown are wholeheartedly kind, and helpful to anyone, which is truly inspiring for Tex.
His family plays a very important roll in his life. He believes that "the most important thing is friends and family. Nothing beats that.” One of his earliest memories is was with his whole family on a vacation in Crete, Greece. They went there to visit with his uncle. He remembers sitting on the porch of his uncles home watching is little brother annoy some cats.
Now that he is a model, he misses his family and his girlfriend, but is off concurring the fashion world a snap at a time. Tex considers his career as a strike of luck, as he wa...
AM: Where were you born? - what is it like back there?
JG: I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Its a tropical island in the Caribbean. Its sunny, hot and beautiful. Its not a economically rich country, but it has the richest land and ecosystems I’ve been able to see. Its a unique feeling for me, because wether I feel good or bad, hot or cold (almost impossible to feel actual cold there), black and white or colourful or any other possible sensation, comes with the priceless feeling of being home, sweet home.
AM: What is the earliest memory you have from your childhood?
JG: It is from my 6th birthday. It was Spongebob themed! It may have been the biggest birthday celebration I’ve ever had. I remember both sides of grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunts. Even the school friends of my brothers and my parents work colleagues. It is a truly happy memory indeed, thanks for the reminder!
AM: Back t...
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