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Tony Yang
Posts: 580
Fort Lee, New Jersey, US


I'm not familiar with how castings work myself, so I am curious if this sounds like a reasonable casting. This is an email sent to a model of mine #2845514

HeyKayla how are you? I am a photographer based in new york I run in to your profile on model mayhem by looking to a friend of mine. I am doing a castings this week for GQ in south America. If you are interested in meeting for a casting shoot me an email. I will see other girls as well from local agencies here in manhattan. How often do you come to the city? Here is my website where you can see my work:

His website looks legit. More replies:

I am doing a casting for an article about woman's personality on GQ in South America . Will be 4 pictures coming out on may. We are looking for 5 different girls and one of them has to have asian features and be sexy of course. Compensation for the job 2k. For now is just the casting to see the options we have and decide whom is better for this assignment. If you are interested let me know we could meet up later on this afternoon if you are free after my shoot today. I will be in Soho around 6pm. Other wise tomorrow.

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Hi Kyla I will take face and body shoots. You can bring two or three outfits that you consider describe your personality. What ever you feel comfortable wearing. Don't bring a lot. I will do quick digital polaroids.

If you have any other question please call me or txt me better since I have go back to shoot now. Also let em know if you are free to meet today.
Jan 08 13 09:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Supermodel Photographer
Posts: 3,309
Oyster Bay, New York, US


Tony Yang wrote:
Does this casting sound legit?

No.

Jan 08 13 09:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chuckarelei
Posts: 9,308
Seattle, Washington, US


Tony Yang wrote:
Does this casting sound legit?

What does your common sense tell you?

Jan 08 13 10:01 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Melodye Joy
Posts: 542
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


No, it sounds fishy. I personally discard any casting that states the payment is some enormous amount, such as 2k.

It also sounds ill-legit if they ask that you bring 2-3 outfits...for GQ?....a bit scattered to me, but perhaps I am wrong and this is legit...I'm just wary of their wording and WHO/WHAT the project is for.
Jan 08 13 10:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tony Yang
Posts: 580
Fort Lee, New Jersey, US


Sorry I have no common sense on this since I'm not in the "industry", and the model is just starting out as well. I appreciate your reasons why you think it sounds fishy.
Jan 08 13 10:07 am  Link  Quote 
Model
NicoleNudes
Posts: 3,796
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I wouldn't write it off right away, but it does raise some red flags.
Jan 08 13 10:11 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lumigraphics
Posts: 32,657
Detroit, Michigan, US


Tony Yang wrote:
I'm not familiar with how castings work myself, so I am curious if this sounds like a reasonable casting. This is an email sent to a model of mine #2845514

Jan 08 13 10:18 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Nicolette Mori
Posts: 249
Chicago, Illinois, US


Tony Yang wrote:
HeyKayla how are you? I am a photographer based in new york I run in to your profile on model mayhem by looking to a friend of mine. I am doing a castings this week for GQ in south America. If you are interested in meeting for a casting shoot me an email. I will see other girls as well from local agencies here in manhattan. How often do you come to the city? Here is my website where you can see my work:

His website looks legit. More replies:

I am doing a casting for an article about woman's personality on GQ in South America . Will be 4 pictures coming out on may. We are looking for 5 different girls and one of them has to have asian features and be sexy of course. Compensation for the job 2k. For now is just the casting to see the options we have and decide whom is better for this assignment. If you are interested let me know we could meet up later on this afternoon if you are free after my shoot today. I will be in Soho around 6pm. Other wise tomorrow.

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Hi Kyla I will take face and body shoots. You can bring two or three outfits that you consider describe your personality. What ever you feel comfortable wearing. Don't bring a lot. I will do quick digital polaroids.

If you have any other question please call me or txt me better since I have go back to shoot now. Also let em know if you are free to meet today

This is not legit.

1.) The wording is all off; poor grammer etc. This is my biggest clue, personally.

2.) He's offering a job that pays $2,000 to a model with very little experience.

3.) He states that texting him would be better; any professional that needs to discuss a major job would more than likely request a phone conversation (IMHO).

4.) There's hardly any notice at all (he wants to meet the same day the message was sent, or the next day), which would encourage the model to reply/agree to meeting/shooting with him so that she doesn't miss out on the "opportunity" that can be gone so quickly.

It all just seems too fishy and odd to be a legitimate job/casting.

Jan 08 13 10:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tony Yang
Posts: 580
Fort Lee, New Jersey, US


Thank you all!
Jan 08 13 10:46 am  Link  Quote 
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