Well we made a huge mistake and that was to book an amateur model, rather than a pro or semi pro.
I type this after getting an email full of nonsense from a model we shot and planed to do regular shoots with.
Before I start, I think this model forgot that I had 5 cameras recording, and a sound recorder, so everything was recorded, including a dash cam in my car. So I can with ease prove my case.
I have posted a few posts from a conversation I had with the model. I stated weeks ago the shoot would be both pics and vids, and again a day or two before the shoot. As you can see this model agreed to doing vid as well as pics. In truth if a model does not want to do vids we do not shoot her.
As you can also see the model was happy with the shoot, and was happy to do more shoots.
She even posted a reference for me:
Fun shoot with ****** at ******** , very chatty and friendly, drove me there and back thank you
I noticed a few days ago she had blocked me.
Then I get am email today from her (or at least claims to be her).
The email demanding I remove the pics and vids.
In truth I cannot be bothered with the grief, and all she had to do was phone or text me, rather than go into the nonsense she has. In truth one suspects it is a photographer who has contacted her and wound her up on the model site. I am fully aware of at least one person who has been creating problems, and as they are sad individuals, they get a kick out of creating problems.
A few models have told me that one person at least is following me and my sites and has contacted models I have shot, to create problems.
Anyway, to address her email she sent.
The first is that she has claimed that Skidiots.com is a porn site. Clearly it is not. The site is, a place where I am posting my vids. I plan to shoot fun an interesting vids, and in some vids the models will be nude.
She or whoever wrote the long email then goes on to state that Skidiots…
has many connotations and meanings, none of which are pleasant, a person of low IQ being one, a combination of the slang words “Sket” and “Idiot”, “Sket” being a derogatory slang term for an overly promiscuous woman and I don’t feel I need to define the word “Idiot” this being another meaning. This is a clear case for defamation of character, this alone is justifiable grounds for the invalidation of any agreement signed at any point between us.
Someone is clearly over thinking it. It is just some fun name that reflects the strange films I and my friends will be making.
Then you waffle some nonsense about a vid called Psychedelic Dance, and go on to say ‘I consider libel as it is a clearly false statement which I consider demeaning, derogatory and embarrassing’.
Just to be clear dear readers, the first thing I did was put a video camera on a stand and had other cameras recording too, and at the start said I am filming this, and the model said that was fine. Actually that is not true, the first thing I did was press record on my sound recorder, so the conversation has been recorded.
I believe libel would be me making false statements about you that I could not prove, or a model claiming that we had not agreed to do film, when we had, and I have screenshots to prove it.
The model then states she believed the pictures would be for your “*****” site. Now I checked my messages to this model, and never stated the site I the pics and vids were going on. I fail to understand what the difference f putting the pics on one site and not the other. This statement shows the model was happy to be published.
The model then states, ‘May I remind you that a model release form doesn’t give a photographer complete rights to use images however they wish’. In fact it does. I can do what I want with the pics and vids, including selling them to other for them to use on a site how they wish. Indeed I have purchased content myself for a website. In fact if you do a shoot for someone and sign a model release form, they may sell the pics and vids over and over. Whoever has told you this, I believe has given you incorrect advice.
You then state you have been advised to go to the police.
Feel free to go to the police. I have no problem with this as (1) I believe I am correct, and (2) It will be free publicity when I sell the story to the newspapers.
You then state you are dyslexic and have sought the help of a friend with experience and extensive knowledge of law and the media industry to help articulate this email. I too am dyslexic, I and believe your friend is not correct, and I I am happy to defend myself in court. Again, I have both the vid and wave sound file from the shoot, so I have the evidence to defend myself. Indeed, feel free to state I am telling fibs, and I will post the full conversation as my next podcast.
Again you repeat that you claim we agreed you would be on ******s.com. I have checked the messages and have not seen where I have stated what site I was putting the content on. If I am wrong, feel free to correct me. But at this point in time I am 100% sure I never stated where the content was going, nor do I believe you asked.
However I did state in the car, what I was going to do with the vids and pics, and you said you were fine about this.
You then state that I did not tell you that I would be using all the pics. First, not all the pics were used, I have no idea how you concluded they were all used, as you are not a member of the site. Also I do not need to tell you my plans for the pics and vids. However I did state to you that the nude content was going in my new site. I am still confused why you are happy the pics and vids were published on one site and not the other.
You then state that the pics and vids would have created problems being put on a porn site (it is not a porn site).
I am still confused why you state pics and vids I took would be fine on one site but not another. This clearly makes no sense.
In truth no one would even know it was you as I do not use real names.
You then state that I sent you a pic (I sent you a few in fact) with the logo of a site, claiming that this meant I was making you believe I was putting you on that site. I would have thought that it was clear that the website is a contact site I use for models. I thought it was very clear. It is so that when I talk to models, they have a place to contact me. It is clear (or at least I thought it was clear) that the site is a model contact site, and not my main site. But again, you keep stating that you are happy to be on site (a) but not (b). This is your mistake in your legal threat, in that you repeat over and over that you have no problems being published on site (a), but not site (b)
You then state that become increasingly concerned about your intentions wanting to arrange regular shoots. Look, to be blunt, your nothing special. I have already booked my regular models. I am not going to ever book you again.
You then go on to state that you have severe anxiety and depression for which I have to take regular medication. To be blunt, I do too, and I look after someone with mental health. To be honest, perhaps modelling is not for you.
Before we go on. You may notice that I have not posted non nude pics of you or indeed any model. I noticed photographers have posted full nude pics of you in at least one portfolio. People collect those pics and repost them. The pics and vids I took, are often (if not almost always) only clothed pics posted in public. So if being seen nude is going to be a problem, perhaps I am not the one you should be upset with.
But as you can see, pics and vids removed from social media as I cannot be bothered with someone who acts like this. Just to be clear, all you had to do was text or phone me, rather than the email. I also suspect that someone (probably a photographer) contacted you to create problems via the model website.
Perhaps you may refund me the money I paid you, plus what I paid to the studio, plus fuel. I do not expect you will.
In case you are wondering why I have posted this. It is because of the email where you have claimed you have or will be sending it to several people, and if I have any problems, I shall simply point them to this post. As I say, I am happy to post the conversation from the shoot as a podcast should you claim I stated things when I did not at the shoot.
By the way, several models I shoot do read this blog thing, so it is important that I am open, so they know what has gone on. Also many photographers as well, who may have booked you. Indeed an online shop asked me to photograph you in clothes they sell, and were happy to pay you well and give you the clothes free.
But good luck anyway.
I am still confused why you were happy to be on one site but not Skidiots.com, and considering that the site has no porn on it, I fail to understand why you claim it is a porn site. And as I say, people will be saving and spreading the nude pics they find of you on that model site.
But to end this post, I shall make it clear.
- Before the shoot I asked you on the model site at least twice if you were ok with vid. You stated you was.
- At the shoot, I stated I was filming, and placed the camera on a stand. At no point did you say you did not want me to film.
- After the shoot you stated on my model page you were happy with the shoot and agreed to do more shoots.
- You have in your own email stated you were happy to be published, however for some reason you claim site (a) was fine but not Skidiots.com.
I presume you do not want to shoot again with me, and because of this, I shall not wish to shoot with you again.
I suspect in truth you were contacted by a photographer, via the model site, who has used you to create problems. I use the word ‘used’ as I suspect you have been used to try to get me banned from the model site (not that it matters as I have the models I book info stored on my phone). I suspect that someone has wound you up, pretending they are helping you out, while in fact they have done you harm. For a start, you are now missing out on regular shoots, as well as work I could have got you. Not only that other photographers will work out who the model is and not book you.
Indeed, a photographer did this with another model I shot, a few years ago. But in that case, she told him to get stuffed, and we worked together until she moved to the USA. I believe he (the photographer) was sent to prison for feeling a model.
So I will not reply to your silly email, and will not contact you again, and in turn I hope you will not contact me.