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mmmmmmm me thinks this might be dodgy.. advice please

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sparklygothkat Sun 16-Sep-07 18:33:32

One of my neighbour's daugthers just came to see us, and told us that she has a CV/portfolile (sp??) model shoot tomorrow. BUT he is not charging her at all, but wants her to do underware, swimware, and naked pics (where they cover themselves with their arms etc) It doesn't sit right with me and DH and we are sure its dodgy. She is only 15, and I am sure that she can't do some of those pics. hmm

lou33 Sun 16-Sep-07 18:36:02

is that legal?

sparklygothkat Sun 16-Sep-07 18:36:45

no idea, me and DH think not!!

MaureenMLove Sun 16-Sep-07 18:37:05

I take it her parents are aware of it and are going with her?

sweetcat Sun 16-Sep-07 18:37:18

definitely very dodgy, what do her parents think. Do they know?

NutterlyUts Sun 16-Sep-07 18:37:32

Dodgy I think. Some rusty part of my brain remembers theres an age limit for naked pics

Turquoise Sun 16-Sep-07 18:38:07

Sounds completely dodgy. Don't know what the legal position is but I'd tell her to steer well clear.

onehackedoffmuma Sun 16-Sep-07 18:38:52

that doesn't sound very legal at all, certainly if she's only 15.

MerlinsBeard Sun 16-Sep-07 18:39:03

don't they have to be 18 for nude pictures??

popsycal Sun 16-Sep-07 18:39:10

waaay dodgy. You have to tell her parents

VeronicaMars Sun 16-Sep-07 18:39:32

At 15? Surely it is illegal? Naked pictures? Of course he's not charging her, he'll make money off them.
What sort of parents would allow it? I know I wouldn't. This is not how girls get into modelling.

sparklygothkat Sun 16-Sep-07 18:39:38

Her mum is aware and will be going with her, but not sure if she is fully aware that he wants posed naked pics hmm

popsycal Sun 16-Sep-07 18:39:41

Actually - her parents ought to contact the police this evening as they may want to look into it.

MaureenMLove Sun 16-Sep-07 18:42:08

Are you friendly enough to be able to talk to her about it? If her mums going with her though, I'm not sure there's much you can do, is there?

sparklygothkat Sun 16-Sep-07 18:42:38

I'll talk to the mum at the school tomorrow, if anyone knows of a proper agency that I can show her, can you tell me?

sparklygothkat Sun 16-Sep-07 18:44:49

its not even an agency, its just for her CV/portfolile. I said that a proper agency would do the pics and find work too for her

popsycal Sun 16-Sep-07 18:45:44

It really is dodgy. When I was little, some guy approached loads of girls from our dancing school. The photos were innocent enough but afterwards, he rang to chat to the girls and was well dodgy. The police became involved and set up a 'false' photo shoot and got him. This sounds waaaay worse.

popsycal Sun 16-Sep-07 18:46:07

A proper agency would not charge anything.

goingfor3 Sun 16-Sep-07 18:46:18

She really must'nt go. No agency with children on thier books even an adult one would ask a child to do naked shots however tasteful they are meant to be.

onehackedoffmuma Sun 16-Sep-07 18:48:48

A decent agency would usually only need a couple of snapshots or like you say some organise their own shoots.

There's no way this can be legit, sounds way too dodgy.

Have a look at Albas website

goingfor3 Sun 16-Sep-07 18:48:48

She doesn't need a portfolio an agency will take on with a couple of non professional shots. SAhe is putting her self in danger and wasting money.

popsycal Sun 16-Sep-07 18:49:52

Please persuade them not to go

onehackedoffmuma Sun 16-Sep-07 18:53:12

Right just been looking at Alba and on the website it says that even at a Glamour model test shoot you shouldnt take your kit off so it can't be legal for a 15 year old CHILD to do this.


Even if you are considering going into the very hard and competitive world of Glamour modelling you should Keep Your Kit On for test shots, before you join an agency (Bikinis at the least but no more).

Do not sign a thing! I have seen some very upsetting and sad cases of girls and chaps who have rushed in and bitterly regretted this later. Worse still, some of them had signed forms and can see themselves in publications that they have never given permission for and not received any form of payment for those pictures. So don't be the victim... Be the victor!! "

sparklygothkat Sun 16-Sep-07 20:37:30

i'll chat to the mum tomorrow, thanks girls, I knew this was dodgy

goingfor3 Mon 17-Sep-07 19:07:00

Did the girl go today?

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