Does this look like a mixed Asian to you?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

hyphen magazine hapa centaurHyphen magazine is a great indie Asian-American magazine, but I don’t know what they were thinking with this cover concept. (Thanks Jen!)

———- Forwarded message ———-
Subject: Hyphen Magazine seeking Hapa Male for cover photo

WANTED: Asian American male for magazine cover (potrero hill)

HYPHEN, a national Asian American magazine ( , is looking for a guy to be on our next crazy cover– for the “Hybrid” issue (due out this winter)… We are a nonprofit, run entirely by volunteers, so we cannot offer compensation, but we can hook you up with tear sheets, great references and lots of love!

We’re looking for the following:
–Asian American male, ideally Hapa/mixed
–muscular build
–long hair a plus
–available in the next two weeks. Shoot will be 3-5 hours in San Francisco.
–willing to be photographed without a shirt then photoshopped onto a horse’s body! Thats right, we want a centaur!
–comfortable in front of a camera. No experience necessary!

If you’re interested, please email Hyphen’s creative director, stefanie(at) with a shirtless photo and the following information:
–height and weight
–ethnic background
–brief summary of modeling and/or acting experience if any


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