Reblogging, in case it was missed today
A Guide to Model Safety
As mentioned on my facebook last night, I expressed I’d write a blog post on model safety after hearing quite a few horror stories over the last few days.
I apologise in advance if I seem to ramble, I am never good at doing these sort of blogs. I have been very lucky, and not experienced any true horrors such as the ones I have heard, I have just had my dealings with flaky photographers etc. However, this was when I was first starting out; you start to wise up to certain things…
It’s vital to keep yourself safe, not just when it comes to modelling but also in everyday life. However, with the rise in internet based networking and modelling (i.e Model Mayhem, PurplePort etc) I feel it’s important to address some safety tips; especially for new aspiring models.
People need to realise that as creative as the industry is, it can come with it’s dangers, sadly there are people out there who are just a guy with a camera (GWC) and are not afraid to exploit you and your dreams. When you’re a fresh face to modelling, this tend to be where those exploiters like to take the biggest advantage, because you’re new and naive. Not saying everyone is naive, but you’ll receive emails filled with offers that seem to good to be real; and it shocks me to this day how many people fall for these sorts of things.
When I first started out modelling, I’d receive emails daily from so called “agencies”, “magazines” etc telling me how they were looking for the next big face, so on and so fourth. These are automatically generated emails, the majority of these are spam emails, and you’ll soon come to be all too familiar with them. All I’m saying here, is use your brain. If something seems far too good to be true, then common sense should lead you to realise it probably is. However, I am not saying you’ll never be greeted with fantastic opportunities that are legit.
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