Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
I am Rhyan Hamilton; I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I am a fashion videographer and model. As of now, I’m focusing on building a fashion videographer portfolio that showcases upcoming designers’ work in a medium that is accessible to the mainstream, as well as the regulars in the fashion world. This process involves syncing images and music together in order to exemplify and properly appreciate clothes in motion, on human bodies (not mannequins), and create a unique collaboration between musicians, designers, models, and the ideographic. As for modeling, I’ve done a few shoots here and there and am dabbling more into the industry as we speak.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I am from the black abyss of the world from which unfortunate ones enter and never leave. I suppose I’m an exception. This is a metaphor for a small rural town in California, which will remain unnamed.
As for where I’m headed, any place that looks like a smutty scene in a Tarantino movie sounds nice. Something hot and greasy and sexually charged, with Rose McGowan kicking ass on one leg while I’m drinking a jack and coke and enjoying life. Not so practical or luxurious, but nice.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
5: What book is your bible?
Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love clothes, accessories, leather, taxidermy animals, shoes, makeup, cologne, white wine, a good movie, and the look on people’s faces when they’re genuinely excited to see you, shoes, sushi, sex, and shoes.
I hate insincerity, being away from my family and friends, hangovers, cattiness, overly self-projected importance, and that sound it makes when you scratch the nylon inside of a winter coat. Drives me insane.
7: What is your raison d’être?
To know I’m going somewhere. Anywhere. And to party harder.
8: What is your favorite color?
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Captain Underpants. Those were the only comic books I read growing up.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
Cliché, I know, but waking up the next day knowing I turned a look at Vandam at Greenhouse that caused a stir is the best feeling. The first time I ever went, I arrived in heelless shoes, a big black fur, a pink bob, and blackface. That made people uncomfortable.
11: What turns you on?
Confidence, kindness, and ambition. And a cool, collected urge to get nasty.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Rhyan Hamilton is a model, fashion videographer, and party host in New York City who enjoys wearing things that shouldn’t be on his head, on his head.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Meaghan Coffey
Photography by Amin Roozitalab
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Rhyan Hamilton “Deer in the Headlights” 2011, New York, New York, Photography by Amin Roozitalab