Tonight, its the grand launch of TMF Magazine, a brand new digital magazine with over one hundred pages, and no advertising mag! Next Hottest Model sits down with TMF Mag's Creative Director, Dylan Rosser. Awesome interview and hot previews after the jump, that's Next!
Tell us more about the new TMF Magazine. What are the things that we can expect on your new magazine?
"The idea is to give a platform for photographers and models to talk about or show their work. The one rule is that there will be no clothing. There is a lot of full frontal nudity in the magazine but at the same time there can are implied nudes or just portraits. So it is not all about the penis, it's just about being anti fashion. There are enough fashion magazines already so I want this to stand out as something different."
Is the TMF Mag going to be part of TheMaleForm.net?
"Despite the name this is a totally different project. Even though I have shot a lot of the content for TMF Magazine it is not about me at all. I label myself the creative director of the project but if in decide to do another issue the hope is that all the content will be by other photographers."
Will you be featuring just UK based models or will it be like The Male Form with a more diverse models?
"Wherever there is talent really. The cover model for this issue is from the UK but the rest of the content is mostly from the US."
If there is one word to describe the new magazine, what would it be and why?
"Showcase - that really sums up the intent for the mag. There are not many options out there to show male nudity in a tasteful way."
Do you accept submissions/application for potential models for your new mag, if you do, how will they contact you?
"Definitely, that's the whole purpose of this project. Photographers that have an exhibition or book to promote, or even if they just have images they want people to see and drive traffic to their website. Models that maybe wanna do an interview or just show a portfolio of images. The one rule is that all images must be without clothing. So implied nude, or full frontal, or portrait, just NO porn. All enquiries to [email protected]"
Who are the target audience of TMF Magazine?
"Anyone that appreciates the beauty of the male body. I have priced the magazine at $3.99 to keep it affordable to everyone."
If there is one advise that you can give to new models or those who are contemplating on going into modelling, what would it be?
"Do it because you enjoy it, don't do it because you want to make money. That very rarely happens."
How will you describe the main characteristics/looks of a TMF Mag model?
"The mag features all types. Since the mag features different photographers, each one has their own preference for models so it is impossible to define."
What is the main element/theme on Mark Henderson's Poolside spread that you really like? Was it more challenging to interview a fellow photographer than a model because both of you share the same interest and are more familiar with all the technical aspects?
""Im not a journalist but I did find interviewing photographers easier. I just asked what I personally wanted to know and the sort of things I would like to talk about."
When you first met Max Rhyser, what's your first impression on him? Does he have reservations during the shoot or he's more that type of model that's ready to sit down with the photographer and get things done? In general, how's the working experience with Max?
"I have shot Max twice. He is a great guy but made it clear during our first shoot that he did not want to do any full frontal. He was fine being naked but just did not want anything showing in the final shot. The main portrait shot was actually shot only a few weeks ago when I was in NYC."
We noticed that the first issue of TMF Mag contains previews of works/books of different photographers, do you envision TMF Mag to be a platform where photographers can share a preview of their upcoming work, book, exhibition? Or will every issue be more of a random mix of different themes?
"Exactly as you put it "a platform where photographers can share a preview of their upcoming work, book, exhibition". But it's for models as well. Even writers that maybe have a story idea that fits with the theme of the mag. The great thing with the digital mag is that links can take the reader directly to the model or photographers website or to Amazon where they can buy the book for example."
The main element on Walter Kurtz style that you really admired or really see as inspiring.
"Besides being a really great guy to talk to and give advice I love his simple/classic style. A bit like me he kinda fell into this career and things just gradually took off for him. And like me he gets bored easily and will move onto experimenting with something new."
Tell us more about TMF Magazine. Will this be a weekly or monthly mag and how can readers subscribe or access the issue of TMF Magazine?
"This first issue costs $3.99. The mag is in digital form only and is more than 100 pages of interviews and beautiful images from various photographers. When you view it online it has a similar feel as a regular magazine. You use the mouse to click and turn the pages and you can search the text and zoom in. You can also download the original PDF to store on your computer or read on your iPad. I want to see how this first issue does before committing to anymore. The future of the project will depend on submissions from other models and photographers who want to be a part of it. You can buy the issue here: www.tmfmagazine.com, thanks."
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