Thursday, May 21, 2015

Corey Scott and Ashley Graves in Hollywood

It is quite possible that the only thing better than getting back incredible photos of one of your models, is getting back incredible photos of TWO of your models.  This test shoot of Corey Scott and Ashley Graves on the California Coast is pretty much perfect.  They simultaneously look like candids of the most beautiful couple ever, but also like movie stills.  Great job guys, these turned out amazingly.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tyson Bowerbank for Zumiez

Tyson Bowerbank is one of our Action Sports athletes and we are stoked to see his new ad for Zumiez.  Tyson was one of the top three finalists in last years Zumiez Best Foot Forward skate competition, and his video is definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen it already.  You can see the video of Tyson, and the other top three finalists HERE.  Tyson is one of the most talented skateboarders we have ever seen and we are proud to have him as a part of our Pulse Management Action Sports team.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hannah Holman for Flair Germany

How stunning is the setting for Hannah Holman's editorial for Flair Magazine?  Flair is a German fashion magazine, and we love this editorial shot by Kerry Dean. We love seeing Hannah, who we discovered in a small town in Utah, in this editorial for a German magazine, that looks like it was shot on another planet.  We launched Hannah's career years ago, and we love that she is still working and booking major jobs.  In fact she just shot an editorial for Marie Claire in Berlin a few days ago.  We'll be sure to share it with you when it's published.

Monday, May 18, 2015

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: Liz Kennedy for ODDA Magazine

We can't get enough of Liz Kennedy in this editorial for ODDA Magazine.  The editorial is titled "This Woman's Work" and it showcases looks from the 2015 Womenswear Collections. In my opinion this editorial is successful because the photographer, Jacob Sadrak, kept the set simple so the clothing and Liz are the real standouts.  Sometimes the photos that look simple are the hardest to shoot successfully because you can't hide lack of talent behind gimmicks and props.  The pictures have to be staged and lit well, and the model has to be confident and comfortable enough to use just herself to showcase the clothing.  Liz has really come so far since we discovered her, and we are so proud to see the images she is turning out these days, because she is becoming an insanely talented model.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Andy Blunt

Most of you know us as model management, but we also manage action sports athletes.  Action sports are a passion of Pulse Management President, Stacey Eastman.  Where Stacey exceeds is finding crossover opportunities for the athletes within the fashion world.  One example of this is when we booked Andy Blunt, who we represented for a few different action sports, a campaign with Abercrombie and Fitch.  This is where we differ from regular model or sports management.  We exist and thrive in both markets.  We recently got the following message from Andy, and were so touched that we had to share it with you all.

"Stacey Eastman has run Pulse Management for years.  He got me the Abercrombie job back in college and quickly became a good friend.  He didn't get me the booking by sending me out on a million auditions or just sending my info out (though he can and does send his talents' info out to all of the important contacts).  He knew how to get me in front of the decision makers and got it done.   Since then Pulse has grown immensely.  Stacey is big-time and connected to all the right people to grow his talents' careers properly.  More important than any of that is that Stacey is a good man and great guy.  He's a father and family man, active LDS and all around is one to do the right thing be it with his talent or family and friends.  He is stand-up.  When I modeled he took care of me like an older brother would and looked out for my best interests.   He handles high-fashion models as well as action sports athletes.  In fact he represents a couple of good surfers.  He has family ties to San Diego and is a surfer, snowboarder and kiteborder.  He gets San Diego and those of us that grew up there and will get you and your boys immediately and knows the surf industry..." - Andy Blunt

Thursday, May 14, 2015

TBT: Polaroids of Sophia Skloss

It has been a while since we posted our last Throwback Thursday, and we think the time has come for a new one.  These are our model Sophia Skloss' polaroids from right around when we scouted her. If you have been reading our blog for awhile you know how important polaroids are, but if you haven't please click here.  These polaroids of Sophia are perfect, they showcase her, not her wardrobe and hair and makeup.  These combined with a killer book are what helped us land Sophia her exclusive booking with Burberry.  To see what else Sophia has been up to since taking these polaroids, check out this link.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Corey Scott for Kingsley Rowe

Do you all remember Corey Scott?  I bet if you saw these posts, you do.  Anyway, Corey's images from the Kingsley Rowe campaign are out, and they look fantastic.  I mean, if you didn't already want a pair of glasses seeing them on Corey will probably change your tune. We have some new test shoot pics of Corey that we will share with you soon, but in the meantime enjoy these beauties. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Modeling's New It Boy, Lucky Blue Smith

Let us start off this post by clarifying that we do not represent Lucky Blue Smith.  We have been keeping an eye on his career, as has the rest of the fashion industry along with about a half a million girls around the world.  What we know of Lucky Blue we love!  He is a teenager, who is close with his family (they all moved from their home in Utah to a 2 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles to be together while the kids started their modeling careers), and is committed to his religion.  These are the kinds of models the industry needs more of! There are a couple of great articles about Lucky Blue Smith here and here.

We never try to deny that the fashion industry can be a precarious one, to say the least.   We try to have a positive impact on the models we work with, and the industry in general. It is always nice to see that there are other people in the industry that have values and morals that they will heed to regardless of what the industry's norm may be.

Pulse Management Scout, Tamara Muth King, is also an incredible photographer.  She took the below pictures of Lucky Blue for one of his very first test shoots.  Tamara captured what the rest of the industry is seeing, a true superstar.  We couldn't be happier to have Tamara scouting for us, because she has an incredible eye.  If only she was our scout when she first shot Lucky Blue! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pulse Management's Mother's Day Tribute

Bree (Pulse Mgmt Scout) and her son Sylver

We can't emphasize enough how much we value and appreciate mothers.  Not only in the home but their contributions to society are too big to be measured.  The Pulse Management team is made up of a lot of mothers, and we know how fiercely protective mothers are of their children.  This is why we take our jobs so seriously as model managers, because we know we are dealing with someone else's son or daughter.  Many of our scouts are mothers, along with our Chief Operating Officer, and our Head of Public Relations, and we hope they all had a happy Mother's Day.

We also love and admire our models' moms!  We have seen mothers drop everything, time and time again, to hop on a flight with their child for a photo shoot or runway show.  These mothers are their model's biggest cheerleaders and biggest supporters and we love them for it.

Scrolling through instagram we saw a few tributes to mothers from our team, that we wanted to share with you.  

Stacey and Shayna Eastman with four of their beautiful kids

Lisa (Head of PR) with her two little ones

Lacey (Scout) with her gorgeous daughter

Hazel (model) with her sweet mama

Izzy (model) with her mom in NYC

Larisa (model and mother) with her beautiful Mom 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Lacey!

Yes, it's a friday night, and I am blogging.  Why?  Because we can't let one more second go by without wishing Lacey Hevern a Happy Happy (belated) birthday.  Lacey is currently one of our very best scouts, she has an eye for models that is incomparable.  She started with Pulse as a model, she is currently a scout, but really she is family.  She is beautiful, loving, loyal, and she is as funny as they come.  We love you Lacey, and we can't wait to see what this year has in store for you!