We return to Budapest for an interview with Ben, signed to SAMtheagency. Ben is 1.87 in height and turns 21 in December. A fresh and rugged face, who features in a jazz-inspired editorial for the new issue of Client Magazine. Interview & images by Sam Scott Schiavo
B: I will be 21 this December 20th, I am a Sagittarius , I am from small city in Central Hungary but I am living in Budapest attending university these past 3 years. My major is ‘Commerce and Marketing’. I will graduate in 2016.
S: Cool, so you are a wiz at Social Media Skills, and languages?
B: Well naturally besides Hungarian, I speak English very well and light German. And I am working p/t handling a company’s social media planning.
B: I have done Kick Boxing for years, also play Basketball and play the Guitar.
S: And what types of music are you listening to? Favorites?
B: I am into Rock, my favorite band is AC/DC but I am also into retro music when I am in a more mellow mood, I enjoy Swing, Blues and Jazz.
S: Do you have a favorite film, Favorite actor?
B: I love to watch the Godfather both Part 1 and 2. I admire both Brando and Pacino.
S: Favorite Foods?
B: I would say just about anything that my Grandmother makes! She’s an amazing cook and I love the traditional Hungarian cuisine.
S: Foods that you absolutely hate?
B: I have always hated since I was a child spinach and pumpkin!
S: Are you a ‘Colorful’ guy?
B: I usually wear dark colors, solids not prints, Dark Blue, Greys and Black but I do allow Red to enter my wardrobe occasionally. I dislike pastel colors.
S: Do you have a style Icon? A fashion inspiration?
B: Actually my late Grandfather was a strong influence, he started out working in a gas station then later became a parachuting instructor and pilot, he was also very well traveled. I remember him always being stylishly dressed and having a positive attitude. I love looking at old photos of him through the years … even in his work uniforms he looked cool, great suits, wonderful sweaters,the right hairstyle, etc. He looked like a retro Hollywood star!
S: Do you have ay favorite designers?
B: Yes! I love Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Zegna and Burberry. Would love to be able to work for these someday for print and/or runway!
S: Goals or Wishes for 2015?
B-To be successful in school and work and to always to be happy … never negative!