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Speaking with Bo Ackerson by Damien Neva

A fortnight ago I mentioned the ck one Fragrance S/S 11 campaign featuring Ford Men’s Bo Ackerson. If you haven’t heard of the campaign, then you have either been an unwilling guest of the Potomac River resort in Quantico, Virginia or you’re not a regular reader of this page. The truth is that campaign is as massive as its “global” billing suggests and benefits in no small part from the role played by Bo and a cast of twenty-nine other distinctive men and women including Ford’s Valerija Kelava. The Steven Meisel campaign shoot spanned four days during which time subjects were placed under filmed observation in the ck one Fragrance laboratories. It wasn’t all lab rats and mazes, however as the models were free to hang out, skateboard, play table tennis, strum guitar, and pretty much do whatever they fancied so long as they were available to be filmed, photographed, and recorded for another signature blue-chip campaign from Baron + Baron.

I had a chance to speak with Bo earlier this week about the ck one Fragrance campaign and his already wildly successful modeling career. What is evident from speaking with him is that he very much plans to keep his feet on the ground rather than lose himself to what he perceives to be some of the more sordid aspects of the fashion industry. To that end, Bo keeps a healthy boundary between work life in New York and home life as a university student in Alabama. I believe it is this boundary that has helped Bo escalate his career in the dramatic manner it has. There is a refreshing air about Bo that is immediately palpable, one which has captivated the likes of Bruce Weber, Mariano Vivanco, and most recently Steven Meisel.

Expect to see a lot more of Bo Ackerson in the coming months, but in the mean time have a look at his latest digitals and short video, the first in a series I am calling “Speaking with Ford Models.” Also pop over to the newly redesigned Fordmodels.com to view Bo Ackerson’s official Ford Models portfolio.

Credits include: Publication, Ford Models Blog; Title, “Speaking with Bo Ackerson”; Model, Bo Ackerson; Division, Ford Men; Interview/text, Damien Neva; Video/photography, Damien Neva.


Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Video: Damien Neva)

Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Photography: Damien Neva)

Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Photography: Damien Neva)

Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Photography: Damien Neva)

Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Photography: Damien Neva)

Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Photography: Damien Neva)

Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Photography: Damien Neva)

Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Photography: Damien Neva)

Speaking with Bo Ackerson / Ford Men (Photography: Damien Neva)


7 Comments so far
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Down to Earth and good-looking! Winning combination!

Comment by Kenn

HOw come these type of pix all models looks tiny and skinny? Bo is a good looking I love his smile.

Comment by syssi

If you think Bo looks “tiny and skinny,” then it’s a problem with my photography because he is anything but that. Look at him! Thanks for commenting.

Comment by Damien Neva

Bo is so sweet and humble. People are going crazy for him, the fame is already there.

Comment by TeeVanity

it is casual ware

Comment by azhagu

I love his hair. He is very intense when he is not smiling. Yeah, gotta have that no smile come and get me look. Love the second photo, love it.

Comment by graykeller

Bo, you look hot. love your lips and smile 😉

Comment by Linda Salas




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