Kaltblut presents: The Rising Icons by Jaseus. Models are Eric Burnell, Cody Bruno, and Jack Manuel. Styled by Jase Bienemy. Wardrobe by Twisted Tailor. Photographer Jaseus says: “With this editorial I would like to focus on telling the stories of the models: The Rising Icons by Jaseus“. The shooting took place in New Orleans, LA.
My Name is Eric Burnell, I’m from New Orleans, La. I’m an artist, model, actor, and father. I got into modeling around 2 years ago after the passing of my late grandmother and it was something she always wanted for me so I’ve been on this journey to make her proud. I enjoy modeling for the art of creation and being able to express myself in ways that I can’t do with words. I’ve found myself and more self confidence within modeling and as I became more comfortable the more I realized I have a true passion for this. It takes me to a place of relaxation and childhood happiness. Fashion has always been my passion and this has been a great asset to expression of that.
My name is Jack Manuel and i moved to New Orleans from the smaller town of Lafayette, Louisiana. I started freelance modeling back in February 2019 after an acquaintance told me about the potential I could have. Dealing with alot if internal struggle, Ive always had a difficult time sticking to things I come to enjoy, although i feel like I’ve finally found something i can stay strapped in for. Not long after I arrived, Jason Bienemy contacted me for some collaboration work, my first real photo shoot. Since then I feel like I’ve gained some of the confidence, perseverance, and knowledge that one needs to get their foot in the door with this industry. After the passing of my grandmother in July, I felt like the best thing to do is put my foot on the pedal and put work in at 500%. I’ve still got so much to learn from my mentors. Id like to see myself traveling to places Ive never seen before, meet people I’ve never met, and ultimately make a name for myself as a small body in this big ole world.
My name is Cody Bruno. I’m from a place where houses sit on legs like a table, the everyday dress code is shrimp boots, and seeing alligators for the first time after winter means spring is finally here. I got my start with Wilhelmina models when I was 20, and left ole Louisiana to chase a dream. After years of ups and downs I found a passion through a pen and paper. Writing stories is what got me through the hard times. Making films for the people, that’s where I see my future.