Forums > Model Colloquy > Be in my Magazine..... scam?

Model

Sheena Lynne

Posts: 30

BRONX, New York, US

If I was asked to be in a magazine by the CEO, and the photo shoot is in another state.....but I have to pay for my own travel and hotel stay. I declined the offer because I didn't feel This was fair to me. What are your opinions or suggestions?

Feb 07 13 04:12 am Link

Photographer

Edward Shaw Photography

Posts: 322

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

A scam or (just maybe) unrealistic expectations seems pretty likely.

Feb 07 13 04:25 am Link

Model

Alivia Autumn

Posts: 610

Seattle, Washington, US

Sheena Lynne wrote:
If I was asked to be in a magazine by the CEO, and the photo shoot is in another state.....but I have to pay for my own travel and hotel stay. I declined the offer because I didn't feel This was fair to me. What are your opinions or suggestions?

You didn't provide enough details.

Feb 07 13 04:12 pm Link

Photographer

Francisco Castro

Posts: 1892

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

No necessarily. You may have to pay for your board and lodging, but if the pay is good enough, and the setup is professional... like for example.... at the Vogue offices in NY, and the e-mail address has @Vogue.com in the end, and you were able to confirm the shoot by calling the offices directly, then maybe it's not  a scam.


You did not provide any of the details that make a world of difference in determining whether something is a scam or not.

Feb 07 13 04:55 pm Link

Artist/Painter

aquarelle

Posts: 1932

Chicago, Illinois, US

I didn't know that magazine CEO's handled models.

You made the right decision...and avoided a scam.

Feb 09 13 07:51 am Link

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Photographer

Rays Fine Art

Posts: 6662

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

aquarelle wrote:
I didn't know that magazine CEO's handled models.

You made the right decision...and avoided a scam.

In any case, CEO would not be the title a legitimate magazine would use, no matter how small.  Editor or Art Director would be more likely.

But yes, a scam.

Feb 09 13 08:35 am Link