Fresh Face Male Models, that is stealing profiles of male models. They post pages on their site pretending that they are the agency for the models. We have confirmed with 2 of our models that they never authorized their images to be on the site. They have emailed the site to have their information removed and were told it would be done. However, they are still on the site.
You should visit the site and find out if you are being misrepresented. You should continue to email them if you find yourself on the site.
A warning from top fitness photographer Pat Lee about fake agent Jonathan Ayana who uses other alias.
Alan and our team have had situations where the photographer seems to want to become personally involved with the model. In our opinion, a photographer doesn't need to repeatedly contact, message and comment about a model. It should remain professional and not personal. Every model should realize that they don't need to share any social sites or personal or social site information with a photographer or industry professional. If any industry professional begins repeated contact, it is always best to just stop the communication. Ask a friend, professional or legal expert to continue the communication. A model release should always be reviewed and signed before any photo shoot takes place. This way a model has legal recourse in case a photographer refused to provide the work from the shoot. It takes both a photographer and a model to make a photo shoot happen. The photographer is no more important that the model.
Alan and ODM will not work with or promote Jason Mortel in the future. The comments in this post are the recollections and opinions of Alan Rust.
The image above was taken by Jason with the model in wardrobe provided and styled by Alan Rust. The image was shared on Instagram but not provided to the model. Jason also did not give the model in this image any credit or mention.
Byron Atkinson, photographer, sent these comments about the male model advice. Thank you for your input Byron.
Interesting post: I agree with much of what Alan says, particularly where signing a release is concerned. Whether the assignment is fee based or TFCD, I always make it clear that a signed release is required and provide the model with a copy of the release in advance of the session. A release is for both party's protection.