You can spot a face anywhere. It can be at the supermarket, the local deli, or even Myspace. They can come as a recommendation, or even a casting call. The magic of the face is this: When you see it - you see it. When you know it - you know it. When they have it - they have it! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Markiss Dentmond of Virgina Beach, Va.
Markiss comes from the Island of St. Kitts and you can see with his rich cocoa coloring and exquisite chisled features that his ancenstry runs deep within his veins. His body is supreme and his command of the camera can be rivaled with the most seasoned of models today.
I had the pleasure of shooting Markiss upon his visit to New York. We had a mutual friend make an informal introdution - thank you Tim Johnson - however, my relationship was built with Mr. Dentmond through a series of Myspace emails. I liked his determination, dedication and enthusiam. He was a handsome man, but did he have the proverbial it?
Many times you come across a model and it takes more than a pretty face to bring it to life. With his last bit of money, Markiss boarded the bus just to come to New York to shoot with me (after talking with many other photographers), I was one of the lucky ones that he graced with his presence. He was warm, friendly and inviting. He took direction well and when he turned it on, he turned it COMPLETELY on.
Before all is said and done, Markiss Dentmond will be to the modeling world as Tyson Beckford was in his heyday. Be on the look out.
Markiss, the world is waiting for you and the world needs you.