This is a true story that a lot of young women need to hear. This young woman was lured into false promises of doing a modeling photo shoot and it turned out to be her worst nightmare. For those of you who have not heard this story before here is the link:
The most important thing to know is that just because something “sounds great” it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is. For every “opportunity” out there people need to do “investigative homework.” You can find reviews on “just about everything” when you Google search it online. If that doesn’t bring results then you need to ask to see samples of the agency’s work. If necessary, you may even need to speak to former models who have worked with this agency. Also, if you are going to visit someone for the very first time you need to leave that person’s name, address and any other pertinent details with someone you trust “just in case” something doesn’t go right. The sad part about this incident is that this will make it more difficult for honest photographers to be trusted by models. I do photo shoots all the time and I “invite everyone” to check out my credentials. I provide samples and I take a lot of pictures. The reason I do a lot of model photography is that my name is “very well known and trusted.” Whenever my daughter models for other photographers I ask her to leave me the details of the person (or people) that she is going to work with. I ask her if she has worked with these people before or if they are new. There are some really bad people out here who will prey on others if given the chance. Whether it is modeling, dancing, or anything else that “sounds like a great opportunity” you need use your investigative skills before going anywhere. This particular story had a good ending but there are many other cases that didn’t. Use your head and make sure you don’t become the next statistic. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
The Miracles (“I’m just a love machine” and “Ooh, baby, baby”) in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar