Today’s Brief Talk is with Gerard Vack, a very sweet guy and a great looking model. The first time we came across his work was a fantastic shoot last year for the men’s underwear brand Modus Vivendi by one of our favourite photographers, Gavin Harrison. We were attracted not only by his amazing physique but also by his incredible face which Gerard has the ability to change for the needs of every shoot he makes. Read below about his early life, his dreams and fears and of course his favourite underwear! Enjoy the interview and some of the best photographic moments of Gerard Vack’s modelling career so far.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Edmund Edwards.

Name: Gerard Vack
From: Caracas, Venezuela
Lives: Barcelona, Spain
Heritage: Hispanic

Website: http://www.modelmayhem.com/3656785
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gerardo.v.velez
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gerardvack/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gerardovalera

So, Gerard, tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am 27 years old, I’m from the beautiful capital of Venezuela, Caracas and I’m a graduate in advertising and marketing. I consider myself a dreamer, very adventurous, and steady, with attitude and aptitude to achieve my goals. I’m passionate by nature and I love arts and sports. My motto is ‘always smile’, but smile not only for the photo. It’s good to smile at life also. Life is full of expressions, so you have to learn to feel them and reflect. I identify in the world of photography by the burden of creativity or expressions (sorry, my English!) that can be achieved. A photo shoot goes beyond posing and making faces. It is something live and you have to feel it. Often the photographs speak for you, with no words. The character of a man plans his destination.

How did you start modelling?
About four years ago, I was a host at a private event in Caracas. There I met a photographer friend, one of the currently most important in Venezuela (Anibal Velasquez) who insisted on making a photo shoot. I had never done a session with a professional photographer, who guided me and was an excellent director testing photo study. I could not believe the results. The photos were published on his blog and social networks, and since then I have been modelling as alternative work.


Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Anibal Velasquez.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Anibal Velasquez.

What has been your best experience as a model so far?
I really had good and bad experiences as a model, this happens to many of us. To be honest, the best work I’ve done so far I did a year ago when Raquel Lopez, a make-up artist, hired me as a model to participate in Beauty Forum Valencia 2015. We took the first place. Winning in Valencia gave Spain a classification at the Beauty Forum in Munich, where Raquel Lopez won third place for Spain. The reasons to say it was the best experience, it is because security in itself, beyond the opinions of others: the theme of the competition was focused on Priscilla (the main character in the film by Stephan Elliott: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Raquel was responsible for the makeup and I had to give life to the character. It was a good team. I must confess that at first I did not feel comfortable playing a drag queen (ha ha ha) in front of many people, but I did it for a great friendship and it was fun and enriching.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
I want to live in Barcelona, full of happiness, in a couple, in a modest house and with a child or maybe two. Five years can go very fast and you can do many things, if you propose and do not waste time. Maybe I would have my own line of swimwear, create a line of men’s fragrances, ecological! But for that I have to work hard. I do not want to be rich, not famous, but work in the most honest way, create jobs and help my family in my country.


Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Yoye Martin.

Time to talk underwear! How often do you buy new underwear?
I usually buy very little clothing in general. A long time since I went shopping, but I can buy underwear maybe twice a year, or more. A lot of my underwear is given me after photo sessions or as gifts from friends. Curiously, on weekends I do not use underwear.

What is your favourite underwear style and colour?
I prefer the classic style and briefs. Comfortable and masculine. They must be 100% cotton and thick, preferably a strong elastic waistband. I like them in black, white or grey.

Any favourite brands?
With the brands I’m not picky. I look for comfort and quality, but I have some favourites, from Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani, Discover, Modus Vivendi, Marcuse, 2(X)IST, ES Collection, or from stores like Benetton.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Gavin Harrison.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Gavin Harrison.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Gavin Harrison.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Edmund Edwards.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Yoye Martin.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Yoye Martin.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Ramón Redel.

Model Gerard Vack
Model Gerard Vack by Ramón Redel.

Credits

Model: Gerard Vack
Photographers: Edmund Edwards, Anibal Velasquez, Yoye Martin, Gavin Harrison, Ramón Redel.
Underwear/swimwear: Modus Vivendi, Marcuse, ES Collection.
A huge thanks to Gerard Vack for the interview and the great photos!

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