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  • Submitted: Wed, July 08, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, April 26, 2010

  • Reported By:New York New York
Adrian Nina - Adrian Nina Photography
25 Jay Street #205 Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.

Adrian Nina - Adrian Nina Photography Sexual Offender Was very pushy for nudes and violated my trust by touching me during a shoot. Was harassing me and made gross sexual jokes. Brooklyn New York

*General Comment: Respond to the comments

*Consumer Comment: Untrue and false statements from other jealous photographers

*Consumer Comment: BS

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: strange ...

*Consumer Comment: I recently shot with him and had a similar experience...

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*Consumer Comment: I recently shot with him and had a similar experience...

*Consumer Suggestion: Unfortunately True Statements by Model

*Consumer Comment: Obvious Fraud

*Consumer Comment: Totally wrong account

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My agency sent me to do test photos with Adrian Nina. I went to a pretty bad place close to the water in Brooklyn. At first it was ok he just got clothes and stuff out of a bag. He laid them on the floor. The first thing he wanted to me wear was some underware and a tee shirt. I looked at the underware and they were dirty. (gross STD's)

I just wore my own. He started telling me about how hard it was to be a photographer and that the good thing was all the models wanted to sleep with him. (He wishes) He wanted me to do be more sexy. Pretty hard in a old dirty tee shirt for 45mins. I made the mistake of taking it off. He offered to put lotion on me. (Yah right!!) He then started what was the long process of telling me sexual things that were just not cool, I mean $@$%#% bad stuff. I am 18 years old- I can handle it- I mean I guess it was not not a big deal at that point. Then he wanted me to shoot on a mattress, I lied down and he got next to me, it was really uncofortable. He got closer and closer until I could feel that he was touching me with his leg and pressed his body against mine. I immediately told him I was uncomforable, he got angry and told me he shoots supermodels and for the top agencies, like One and IMG. I honestly was a little scared. He told me if I wanted to finish or keep shooting. I was paying for this!!! (I cant believe it) I told him fine and we continued on a white wall. I just didnt stop, within 10 to 20 shots he was like "Put on this shirt and nothing else." I feel so dumb because I know that he was shooting porno pictures of me, the shirt was too short I didnt have on panties. He was like "open your legs, open them more!!" I just felt like I had to do it. I mean Ive been naked before on shoots but it didnt feel like this, This was bad and I knew it. :(

I feel so bad I dont want to tell my agency my family or anyone. I dont want to believe that he is working with supermodels. If photographers are like this guy Im outta fashion!! Why would he get to shoot them it doesnt make sense. I hope Adrian rots in hell, he is not a good person, very fake. When I was there he was talking to agents about upcoming shoots, he was so fake. Him and his old guy that was just standing around were like "cool well have dates this weekend." I was so happy to get out of his garage studio, I seriously felt like a was raped. (just psychologically)

So, I got back to the model apartment and my roommate had an even worse expeience of him!!!!!

He was totally telling her that in Romaina the girls are more liberal and they have sex right away and that he has slept with all these supermodels from big agencies. (yahright) He said he was going to give her a chance to hookup with him. She said that he was touching her and stuff on the shoot also even to the point where she said he was fondling her. (so gross) She was so shocked that she did nothing. He even though that she was liking it. I am so shocked, this happend to her she is 16years old
She gonna do one of these reports 2. This guy should just get a life and stop using his camera as a tool to get models. I really think its a matter of time before he f#@$$#s up and does this to the wrong person. If my boyfriend lived in NYC this guy would be meat, I even scared to tell my boyfriend because he would probly hurt this guy & my agent for sending me there.

BC- Model in NYC
New York, New York
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/08/2009 01:33 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Adrian-Nina-Adrian-Nina-Photography/Brooklyn-New-York-11201/Adrian-Nina-Adrian-Nina-Photography-Sexual-Offender-Was-very-pushy-for-nudes-and-violate-467519. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

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AUTHOR: Marc gagnon - ()

 I do not know of the photographer. In fact, I have never heard of him. Is the photographer actually published. To say someone is up and coming, what does this mean? If they are not published, then they are basically nothing. It means then they are a consumer photographer. To say someone is a sexual predator without the person being identified as such through the courts is slander and libel. If a model brings a parent to a shoot and the model is 18, then the model is considered unprofessional and will never work in the business. Professional shoots are always planned way in advance. Nudity is part of the industry and it is not considered porn or even playboy. An Oil of Olay ad is considered nudity although nothing is shown. Some of the comments sound pretty silly. Some actually sound like someone has a vendetta. I basically know every single fashion photographer in NYC, agents through SPAR as well as stylists and make up people. His name is not in Le Book. I even have presence in NYC as part as an agent on 5th Ave and I have never heard of him. It is unethical to slander someone for a crime that they may have never committed. If you do not try to make action legally on someone and make a comment on a site, then you have committed slander and libel.

When you choose somene to work with, you should also meet them at a safe place. Common sense. Do not be stupid. By the way, this goes for the photographer as well. I myself, refuse you work with the bottom dwellers. I expect to work only with the best models that will end up doing something major. Otherwise, it is a waste of my time. Everyone I work with gets published and that means in magazines, newspapers, trades, tv, etc.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Untrue and false statements from other jealous photographers

AUTHOR: JAM9874 - (United States of America)

I have known Adrian Nina for about ten years and I can tell you upfront that all of these statements are lies.  It is an attempt to slam an up and coming photographer due to jealousy.  My girlfriend and I recently did a photo shoot with Adrian this last weekend and could not be happier with the results.  He has a very professional studio as well as all the equipment/ props one would need.  He speaks directly and knows how to get the best shot each time.  It's a sad day when another photographer has nothing better to do but sit there and come up with BS lies.  Maybe instead of trying to ruin someone else s career they should be a little more focused on their own... or lack thereof  
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#3 Consumer Comment

BS

AUTHOR: juju - (United States of America)

I have known Adrian for many years and I have been shot by him as well as i have assisted him on shoots. What you are saying here is simply not true. He is not a sex offender, and you are just a jealous piece of sh!&. 

If it is true, why didn't you report him? Why don't you give us your and your roommate's name so we could verify your information? 

By the way, you can't get an STD by wearing dirty underwear on top of your own panties. Hmm... Maybe you're a man and have no idea how these things work with girls, and you're just trying to frame Adrian? 

What goes around, comes around. 
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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

strange ...

AUTHOR: Dennis - (U.S.A.)

Seem strange that even the agent that wrote the rebuttal does not want to be mentioned by first name and never speaks of the name of the agency the she work for. I don't know Adrin but I heard about this BS going around and decide to way in.
Frist, why don't these agencies send a person with the girl that a under 18 to the test. This is a sexual charged industry and that is not going to change.
Second, I have seem similar report on other photographer on here all with very bad spelling but good with key wording ( tagging).
Third, why will no one have the balls to come forward and confront this punk, if the story are true. Is is because they are false?
American once once a place that some one could make it for them self now this is what is left. Very sad!





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#5 Consumer Comment

I recently shot with him and had a similar experience...

AUTHOR: Rb - (U.S.A.)

I am also a new model and I went through my agent to get shots done with Adrian Nina recently. My experience is a little different but similar in that I felt physically violated. Many of the shots were done in very bare attire, which I think was relatively normal since a lot of model shots are done like that nowadays. This was part of my first tests in New York(I was also not accompanied by a parent, which will add to the way I felt about the shoot later on), so I wasn't 100% sure what to expect out of Adrian.
He was friendly at first but then began to 'come on too hard.' Some of the shots were done in a t-shirt and underwear. He gave me black boyshort underwear which was something he got out of the area in his studio where he keeps all the clothes. It looked like it had been worn before but I still changed into it (in the bathroom). The first red flag was after a couple shots with the boyshorts on, he put down his camera, came up to me and he groped my 'bottom areas' while he claimed to be "fixing" my underwear. During other shots when I was wearing a jumper, he pushed his hands down the pants part and touched me. I think it was obvious that I was uncomfortable because I was getting quiet and he said that everything he was doing is "completely normal for New York" and "welcome to New York". I also got some shots done where I was topless but covering my chest (which this particular type of shot didn't make me uncomfortable because it's a classic type of pose) and he said I was acting uncomfortable and told me to put my arms down to get some shots like that. Then he wanted me to take off my bottoms and pose and lie on the floor for the next shots so I would be bottomless and topless. He also got really close to me and was stroking parts of my body and pressing against me. I got a really strange feeling about it but he kept on repeating that this is normal for New York (and I've worked in other cities not in America) and I better get used to this fast and that everything he is doing is wonderful and art.
Of course I got good pictures out of it because I think he knows and he was bragging about his talent and photography. My agent also likes the pictures too. But when I walked out of that shoot I was feeling really unsure of what had just happened and wanted to believe that maybe I should just toughen up if the many more shoots to come will have photographers like this (and I've never ever experienced anything like this when I was in my hometown and Paris but you always hear that New York has a different vibe and the people are different). I'm too afraid to tell my agent because the pictures are really great. I'm too afraid to tell my parents because they will pull me out of modeling. I googled searched Adrian's work and came across this RipoffReport so I feel better that I'm not the only one who experienced this. But I think it is wrong that it is even happening because at one side new models like me and my friends think that this is normal and will not tell our bookers this and on the other side Adrian is a talented but doing things that are not normal at all. I am going to file another report that goes into the details of what happened with my experience.
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I recently shot with him and had a similar experience...

AUTHOR: Rb - (U.S.A.)

I am also a new model and I went through my agent to get shots done with Adrian Nina recently. My experience is a little different but similar in that I felt physically violated. Many of the shots were done in very bare attire, which I think was relatively normal since a lot of model shots are done like that nowadays. This was part of my first tests in New York(I was also not accompanied by a parent, which will add to the way I felt about the shoot later on), so I wasn't 100% sure what to expect out of Adrian.
He was friendly at first but then began to 'come on too hard.' Some of the shots were done in a t-shirt and underwear. He gave me black boyshort underwear which was something he got out of the area in his studio where he keeps all the clothes. It looked like it had been worn before but I still changed into it (in the bathroom). The first red flag was after a couple shots with the boyshorts on, he put down his camera, came up to me and he groped my 'bottom areas' while he claimed to be "fixing" my underwear. During other shots when I was wearing a jumper, he pushed his hands down the pants part and touched me. I think it was obvious that I was uncomfortable because I was getting quiet and he said that everything he was doing is "completely normal for New York" and "welcome to New York". I also got some shots done where I was topless but covering my chest (which this particular type of shot didn't make me uncomfortable because it's a classic type of pose) and he said I was acting uncomfortable and told me to put my arms down to get some shots like that. Then he wanted me to take off my bottoms and pose and lie on the floor for the next shots so I would be bottomless and topless. He also got really close to me and was stroking parts of my body and pressing against me. I got a really strange feeling about it but he kept on repeating that this is normal for New York (and I've worked in other cities not in America) and I better get used to this fast and that everything he is doing is wonderful and art.
Of course I got good pictures out of it because I think he knows and he was bragging about his talent and photography. My agent also likes the pictures too. But when I walked out of that shoot I was feeling really unsure of what had just happened and wanted to believe that maybe I should just toughen up if the many more shoots to come will have photographers like this (and I've never ever experienced anything like this when I was in my hometown and Paris but you always hear that New York has a different vibe and the people are different). I'm too afraid to tell my agent because the pictures are really great. I'm too afraid to tell my parents because they will pull me out of modeling. I googled searched Adrian's work and came across this RipoffReport so I feel better that I'm not the only one who experienced this. But I think it is wrong that it is even happening because at one side new models like me and my friends think that this is normal and will not tell our bookers this and on the other side Adrian is a talented but doing things that are not normal at all. I am going to file another report that goes into the details of what happened with my experience.
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I recently shot with him and had a similar experience...

AUTHOR: Rb - (U.S.A.)

I am also a new model and I went through my agent to get shots done with Adrian Nina recently. My experience is a little different but similar in that I felt physically violated. Many of the shots were done in very bare attire, which I think was relatively normal since a lot of model shots are done like that nowadays. This was part of my first tests in New York(I was also not accompanied by a parent, which will add to the way I felt about the shoot later on), so I wasn't 100% sure what to expect out of Adrian.
He was friendly at first but then began to 'come on too hard.' Some of the shots were done in a t-shirt and underwear. He gave me black boyshort underwear which was something he got out of the area in his studio where he keeps all the clothes. It looked like it had been worn before but I still changed into it (in the bathroom). The first red flag was after a couple shots with the boyshorts on, he put down his camera, came up to me and he groped my 'bottom areas' while he claimed to be "fixing" my underwear. During other shots when I was wearing a jumper, he pushed his hands down the pants part and touched me. I think it was obvious that I was uncomfortable because I was getting quiet and he said that everything he was doing is "completely normal for New York" and "welcome to New York". I also got some shots done where I was topless but covering my chest (which this particular type of shot didn't make me uncomfortable because it's a classic type of pose) and he said I was acting uncomfortable and told me to put my arms down to get some shots like that. Then he wanted me to take off my bottoms and pose and lie on the floor for the next shots so I would be bottomless and topless. He also got really close to me and was stroking parts of my body and pressing against me. I got a really strange feeling about it but he kept on repeating that this is normal for New York (and I've worked in other cities not in America) and I better get used to this fast and that everything he is doing is wonderful and art.
Of course I got good pictures out of it because I think he knows and he was bragging about his talent and photography. My agent also likes the pictures too. But when I walked out of that shoot I was feeling really unsure of what had just happened and wanted to believe that maybe I should just toughen up if the many more shoots to come will have photographers like this (and I've never ever experienced anything like this when I was in my hometown and Paris but you always hear that New York has a different vibe and the people are different). I'm too afraid to tell my agent because the pictures are really great. I'm too afraid to tell my parents because they will pull me out of modeling. I googled searched Adrian's work and came across this RipoffReport so I feel better that I'm not the only one who experienced this. But I think it is wrong that it is even happening because at one side new models like me and my friends think that this is normal and will not tell our bookers this and on the other side Adrian is a talented but doing things that are not normal at all. I am going to file another report that goes into the details of what happened with my experience.
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I recently shot with him and had a similar experience...

AUTHOR: Rb - (U.S.A.)

I am also a new model and I went through my agent to get shots done with Adrian Nina recently. My experience is a little different but similar in that I felt physically violated. Many of the shots were done in very bare attire, which I think was relatively normal since a lot of model shots are done like that nowadays. This was part of my first tests in New York(I was also not accompanied by a parent, which will add to the way I felt about the shoot later on), so I wasn't 100% sure what to expect out of Adrian.
He was friendly at first but then began to 'come on too hard.' Some of the shots were done in a t-shirt and underwear. He gave me black boyshort underwear which was something he got out of the area in his studio where he keeps all the clothes. It looked like it had been worn before but I still changed into it (in the bathroom). The first red flag was after a couple shots with the boyshorts on, he put down his camera, came up to me and he groped my 'bottom areas' while he claimed to be "fixing" my underwear. During other shots when I was wearing a jumper, he pushed his hands down the pants part and touched me. I think it was obvious that I was uncomfortable because I was getting quiet and he said that everything he was doing is "completely normal for New York" and "welcome to New York". I also got some shots done where I was topless but covering my chest (which this particular type of shot didn't make me uncomfortable because it's a classic type of pose) and he said I was acting uncomfortable and told me to put my arms down to get some shots like that. Then he wanted me to take off my bottoms and pose and lie on the floor for the next shots so I would be bottomless and topless. He also got really close to me and was stroking parts of my body and pressing against me. I got a really strange feeling about it but he kept on repeating that this is normal for New York (and I've worked in other cities not in America) and I better get used to this fast and that everything he is doing is wonderful and art.
Of course I got good pictures out of it because I think he knows and he was bragging about his talent and photography. My agent also likes the pictures too. But when I walked out of that shoot I was feeling really unsure of what had just happened and wanted to believe that maybe I should just toughen up if the many more shoots to come will have photographers like this (and I've never ever experienced anything like this when I was in my hometown and Paris but you always hear that New York has a different vibe and the people are different). I'm too afraid to tell my agent because the pictures are really great. I'm too afraid to tell my parents because they will pull me out of modeling. I googled searched Adrian's work and came across this RipoffReport so I feel better that I'm not the only one who experienced this. But I think it is wrong that it is even happening because at one side new models like me and my friends think that this is normal and will not tell our bookers this and on the other side Adrian is a talented but doing things that are not normal at all. I am going to file another report that goes into the details of what happened with my experience.
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Unfortunately True Statements by Model

AUTHOR: Mn - New York Agency - (U.S.A.)

I treat these RipReports not very seriously and was completely unbiased because I know these reports to be pretty ridiculous at times, and seem like BS.
I couldn't believe this posting, I have worked with Adrian for a while, I am an agent at one of the top model agencies in NYC. He has done very consistent work for us, but I had to look a little deeper when I read this report.
I started by asking a few of the girls that he shot for the agency. A few girls had no problems at all, then it turned against him very quickly. Quite a few girls were upset with the shoots and told me similar stories like the one above. I was completely dumbfounded.
I have discussed with my board and we are going to not file any charges against him, because it would be very hard to prove. If he however posts or uses ONE image of our girls in compromising situations, we will presue action against him immediately. I am assuming because of these postings, he would change his ways if he is working with other agencies.
From what I can see, he chooses his victims carefully, it seems like the younger more inexperienced models have had issues. I am disappointed it didn't come to my attention sooner. I meet and know a lot of the scouts and agents from all the agencies at IMTA and will let people know, its too bad his work was good. It served it purpose of getting the girls started out, but clearly not worth the risk.
Our agency will no longer run this risk since I've confirmed with models that something underhanded is going on with Adrian's professionalism. I can assure you that this poor models report is "real". Turns out she is with our agency.
People like this come into the industry all the time, they come and go like the weather. I know that the bookers and agencies in NYC care deeply about the best interests of the girls and I can assure you that he will not continue working with us on all levels, we cannot run the risk or take the chance.
To the parents out there that have emailed me regarding this, I can absolutely assure you that Adrian Nina's time as a photographer in NYC, because of these events coming to light will be very limited.

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#10 Consumer Comment

Obvious Fraud

AUTHOR: Nikki - (Australia)

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Adrian since 2006.

To read these comments about him - once I got over the shock and horror - are laughable.

Firstly, I have been to his studio many times. It is highly professional, clean and well maintained. I have no doubt Adrian would be more than happy to show you through. He has worked extremely hard to build it up and is very proud of it.

Secondly, Adrian has never worked in Romania. He never shoots girls there and the Romanian models he shoots here are professional and dignified - I have met them.

I have worked on shoots with Adrian. At all times he is professional, calm, dedicated and highly highly respectful. Adrian is a serious and talented photographer.

I feel this is a deliberate attempt to undermine him by someone who feels threatened by his continuing success in the industry. I would stand under oath in testament to this young mans diginity and professionalism. I encourage you to find out the truth for yourselves and not to take any part of this ridiculous "report" in any way seriously.

Sincerely,
Nikki
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Totally wrong account

AUTHOR: Tony - (U.S.A.)

This model report be fraudulent. I have worked with Adrian Nina on several occasions and have always found him to be courteous, thoughtful, careful and professional. I have heard (strictly second hand) of photographers who behave like this but Adrian is NOT one of them.

Several specific things about the above report should raise suspicions. First, lack of specifics. Yes, the writer knows Adrian's place of business but incorrectly describes the neighborhood as a "pretty bad place" Indicating that the writer doesn't know New York. Second, spelling, grammar and usage suggest a non-US background. But this isn't mentioned in the posting.

Also, the person who posted this obviously does not want to be checked up on. Does not want corroboration. He or she clearly tries to cover up this with protestations of fear and embarrassment. But that doesn't cut it. Let's find out who this really is.

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