By Tom Peaks @MrPeaksNValleys
I’m not sure if 2 years in a row qualifies as a ‘tradition”, but I say we go with it! Because nothing says Wonderful Christmastime more than seeing gorgeous Austin Scoggin decked out for the holidays. You may recall our presentation and interview last Christmas (2018) with Austin here on PnV/Fashionably Male. Viewers loved it, so we’re thrilled to present Austin’s 2019 Christmas.
It’s not easy dragging Austin away from his viewings of “Elf” and “The Polar Express” on TV or to distract him from jamming to “Little Saint Nick” or “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” on his phone, to pose for photos but we pulled it off. Rising LA-based photographer Mazi Shams shot Austin in his favorite holiday sweaters, shirts and underwear.
Austin, who is with DT Model Management in LA, celebrates Christmas back home near Portland, Oregon. He is typically an early-bird shopper and enjoys his favorite holiday meal, almond rocha and spaghetti. Austin visits Disneyland over 30 times a year and would love a Disney-themed Christmas tree. I see a Mickey Mouse tree topper coming soon to the Scoggin household!
Lens master Mazi Shams is new on the photography scene. He grew up in Fresno, California and has always been intrigued by photography. He commented, “My best friend, who is a photographer, pushed me a little in September and it just exploded.” The industry liked what they saw with some of Shams’ early shoots; consequently, he’s quickly making a name for himself.
This is the second time he’s shot Austin whom he describes as “being such a positive person with a big heart.” He adds, “Austin is one of the sweetest guys you will ever meet, and he’s super-motivated to always get the perfect shoot, which makes shooting him so much fun.” And, as it turns out, Austin and Mazi happen to live on the same street. I see more collaboration in their future!