Here’s an interview of David talking about
Mecé Magazine’s beginnings and where he’d like it to go!
Give it a watch!!
Welcome to Mecé magazine!
As a photographer, most of my career was all about photographing women for Playboy. I worked for the magazine as a staff photographer for well over two decades. I was all about the "Rabbit;" I walked it, talked it, lived it, but most of all, photographed it during those years Hef was at the helm.
We feel that classic style of photographing beautiful women in sexy light fading away. Even the models known as Angels are no more. We are creating a place where this artform can flourish. A place to celebrate women's beauty, both inside and out, along with their necessity in this world.
It seems as if society's mad dash towards equality has more to do with reducing the talents, accomplishments, and natural gifts of select people than empowering and encouraging people to thrive using their unique talents. Instead of convincing people to downplay their natural gifts to seem more accepting, we challenge all of society to celebrate the differences. We want to emphasize the strengths in people while minimizing their weaknesses.
With Mecé Magazine, we intend to bring back a taste of that classic look, allowing women to be as proud of how incredible they look as well as shining symbols of intelligence. A contemporary feel, yet with touches of the classic style men and women have loved for so many years, to readers of a younger generation who will also revel in the lifestyle our magazine offers.
Lighting and refining my photography to reflect the model's beauty and personality have always been my signature trademarks. Whether you are a longtime fan or growing enthusiast, I look forward to sharing all my experience and talent with you at Mecé magazine.
In addition to the gorgeous photographs, we will be sharing articles about lifestyle interests such as beauty products, food, wine, travel, all types of tech, automobiles, and yes, tips on photography. Even some magic thrown into the mix here and there. We will introduce you to a luxury lifestyle and give you tools and information that will help you be a part of that scene. Our goal is to inspire our readers to live life better while having fun, an important element.
We will always strive to provide consistent and compelling content to our readers. Let us begin with one key acronym I want to announce: M.I.T.M!
Welcome to Mecé magazine's “Model in the Middle”, the photograph that will be the only image stretching edge to edge, 11" x 22". This is the highest honor we can bestow on one of our models, the one who represents all we are at Mecé magazine. She must demonstrate natural beauty, yes, but also a dedication to community, and for making a better world in which we live.
In closing, we would like to extend an invitation to models and photographers who are interested in being a part of our vision to contact us. If you are interested in joining us, look for the link and submission guidelines on our website. We invite you to open our pages, look around at the beauty and articles we offer. Starting with our Model in the Middle, who will always be one of the hottest models on the planet, and most certainly an angel in our eyes!
It’s March, the month where everyone begins to think ‘madness’. For us, it’s more about beautiful models, great interviews, and cool articles.
We even start it off with a story about one of those incredible models. In fact, she was our Premiere MODEL in the Middle in our very first issue, Ms. Stephanie Manescu.
Stephanie, along with two girlfriends, took a trip to Italy in 2022 to have fun, see the sights, even do a little modeling. But mostly, enjoy and experience what Italy had to offer. Sadly, her trip not only started badly, but snowballed into something worse. Thankfully, she and her friends were okay physically, but her story will give you an idea how sometimes a trip can take a bad turn, then, take you even further down an anxiety-filled path.
After sharing her harrowing story, we wanted to offer you another look at Stephanie to show you just how okay she is today. Very okay, and still just as lovely as ever in a pictorial titled, “Stephanie Manescu is Good, Very Good”. We’re super thankful of the fact and happy to have her back home. Well, sort of. As she left the very next day to go back to Italy for another go at it. As they say, gotta get back on that bike... and we hear this time the trip went well.
Following Stephanie is our Q&A-7, which is an interview with one of David’s driving buddies whose job it is to drive cars at high speeds while making commercials, movies, and such. Even crashing on occasion, on cue, as he’s one of Hollywood’s leading stunt drivers. Tony Hunt went from racing cars for real to racing cars in movies and we snagged him for our 7-question interview. Cool stuff.
Then it’s our March, MODEL in the Middle. She’s a hot mix of Italiano and Latina according to her, but we see her as just one gorgeous woman. It’s Abella Mariposa, who everyone simply calls, ‘Bella’ (yes, that’s Italian for Beautiful), gracing our Middle this month. Her sensual mix comes through in every picture captured for her feature, so don’t you miss it!
Following Bella we’ve got our contributing writer, Daniel Wagner, telling us where AI may take us in the future, even using some AI as an aid to do so. Another fascinating story on what AI is about and how it can be more positive than negative. Check out, “The Rise of Divergent Thinking”.
Next, a throwback pictorial with one of the most popular Playmates to ever appear in the pages of Playboy. She’s one incredible looking lady who David had the pleasure of photographing many times, during, then much more after her Playmate reign. David shares a few pictures from a little photo shoot they did for her personal website. It’s all Petra Verkaik.
For those with keen eyes who read last month we would be featuring a woman in men’s clothes, or, in and out of them, we had to push it back due to circumstances beyond our control. So, you can still look forward to a few ‘wardrobe malfunctions’ while trying on some trendy threads in a future issue. As the saying goes, patience is virtue...
To close our issue is another story from David’s life. This one having to do with him living his life in a rather March Madness manner (we do love alliteration). Not about basketball, as one might guess. As he describes it, he’s had a little March Madness mixed in throughout his life due to how he was often called upon to photograph sports celebrities. From the best in baseball and football. Catch his story, “March Madness Has Always Been in My Life”.
That’s March 2023. Which btw, is one issue shy of our 1-year being published. Yes, next month, April, will mark our 1-year anniversary and we are beyond excited!
But let’s not jump the gun, as you’ve got March to quench your thirst for some Mecé Madness, yes you do!
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David Mecey – Founder/Publisher (Former staff photographer-Playboy) Writer, Photographer, Driver. The man whose ‘near-name’ sits atop this magazine David brings what he did for that iconic publication to Mecé Magazine. Similar, yet different. David’s wish, to add a contemporary, sophisticated feel to the photography while upholding the highest standards for the art. For those yearning to know, also sharing how it’s done.
Ian Branson – Art Director-Web Designer – Ian is our utility infielder and divides his time the way he divides his brain. When he’s working the left half, he is a mild-mannered software architect for a large government contractor. All other times, he is either photographing things, building an airplane, or spending time with his family. For Mecé Magazine, he brings his media and advertising experience to bear to add polish to an otherwise exquisite publication.
Hal Schmitt – Food & Beverage Editor, call sign, ‘Bull’. Former Navy Top Gun pilot-instructor. It was Hal who convinced David he needed to bring out a magazine containing beautiful photography of beautiful women. A more mellow Hal is himself a gifted photographer and serious master of Photoshop, teaching both for years at his own studio, Light Workshops. Hal will make sure things are in order by lending stories about his latest passion, wine, and food. Yes, the man makes his own wine, incredible vintages that are growing more in popularity each new season.
Lou Maggio – Travel Editor - Producer, entrepreneur, longtime friend of David. Having once owned his own modeling agency in Florida, where he met David, he has always had his finger on the pulse of knowing and working with beautiful and talented women. After giving up on the agency life, he worked as director of photography for Florida-based, VENUS swimwear for several years, traveling throughout Florida and the Caribbean on various photo shoots. Since leaving VENUS, he now works as a producer creating movies and TV shows with several produced, with others in current development.
Jeany Zhao – Automotive Editor - Jeany is one of the hottest looking car enthusiasts you’ll ever meet! But a serious one, so don’t let those looks fool you. Working with IMSA at races while also being a writer herself, she’s been published in the Porsche magazine, EXCELLENCE, and so much more. Entrepreneur is a best description, as she’s juggling several businesses constantly, while always finding time to exercise her cars at nearby racetracks. Jeany will be dropping by and sharing a few of her stories about cars and her involvement in motorsports, so keep an eye peeled for her.
Mark Thomas – U. K. Editor - Coming soon.
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