NEW YORK — “If I hated it, I wouldn’t do it any more,” says David Agbodji, who for the better part of a decade has been at the top of his game modeling. Having made his big splash modeling for Calvin Klein in an unforgettable campaign by Steven Klein, David stuck with modeling and made a career out of it. David in turn has parlayed his longevity into other passions of his that include photography, design, and art. “I feel at heart I’m an artist more than anything…art to me is literally everything,” says David, who likens modeling to the system of patronage that centuries ago arose to sustain artists. As an artist himself, David could not be better placed to imbue this metaphor with profound meaning. Whether David produces work under the banner of his Heart of Bull Studio or simply models as David A, the model ranked amongst’s Icons and Sexiest, he will prove just about any concept related to success meaningful.

Credits include: Title, “Next Questions — David Agbodji”; Interview and video, Damien Neva at Next Management; Model, David Agbodji.