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Jakarta Post

Getting camera ready

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 27 2013   /  02:06 pm

Asia’s Next Top Model judge and resident photographer Todd Anthony Tyler may seem intense and serious on the reality show, but he was at ease in dark blue T-shirt and blue jeans for a recent morning interview during a stopover in Jakarta.

The Canadian-born Tyler sees the great potential for Asian models to break through on international catwalks.

“The industry here has so much energy, change, growth and potential. This is perhaps the best time to be an Asian model as the West is interested in the market, one reason being purely economic.”

He knows about being in front of the camera from his own experience; a biology-anthropology bachelor’s degree holder, he transitioned from modeling to fashion photography. A resident of Shanghai, he occasionally travels to New York and other fashion centers on assignment.

Here are excerpts of the interview about the ...