- Report: #1059900
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Complaint Review: Carlos Quintero
Carlos Quintero219 Famoso Plz Bay Area/San Francisco, Select State/Province USA
Carlos Quintero, photographer www.clique.com Wanna be photographer who preys on young, naive, Asian, aspiring models to shoot free porn. Bay Area/San Francisco california
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Be warned about Carlos Quintero an amature "guy with camera" photographer/owner of www.clique.com he isn't a real photographer and you WILL NOT get paid or eventually get modeling work from this scam artist. If Carlos contacts you via modelmayhem.com or onemodelplace.com ignore him as he is a psycho, stalker and just wants young girls to pose for explicit porn which he denies he shoots. If Carlos asks for money that is a red flag you will never get your photos until you go out to dinner with him or have sex with him. REAL models do not do NUDE "test shoots" OR pay men to pose semi-nude or nude; which is what Carlos will ask of young girls who do not know the industry standards. He doesn't have assocations with celebrities and most "models" or photographers you will ask about him, will give him a bad reference. Do not waste your time with this poor scum bag. [continued below]....
Refer to this link for further proof of Carlos not being professional
Below is the scam:
Ok so my friend recently got into modeling. She met this photographer who did a photoshoot with her. The way it works is she pays him to do the photoshoot, then he puts her pictures out there on the modeling scene to promote her. He seemed like a perv when he said that the least expensive photoshoot was a nudie one. I thought to myself right then "ya he's a perv". I got a feeling when I first met the guy,(only time i met him) that he was a pervert. She could only afford the cheapest shoot.(around $200 or something)So he kept trying to convince her to do nude shots and she didn't want to. So he said since he liked her he would let her slide. Which meant he let her do whats called "implied nude" where she is mostly nude but she covers up. So she did the shoot, and it all seemed like it was going the way it was supposed to. So later she signs the release contract saying that he has the rights to her photos and can post them online, or do whatever he wants with them. After she mailed it she was talking to some other photographers who knew who this guy was. They told her the guy was basically a pervert and would exploit her. They said he basically "likes to say that he does nudes so he gets free nudes". And maybe some of you have heard of the model Tila Nguyen, well she got scammed by him too some years ago when she first started out and had to get a lawyer. So now my friend doesnt want him to use the photos but she already signed the contract and so it seems theres nothing she can do. I said maybe if she just cut off all contact with him then maybe he wont bother using her photos. (cuz why would he try to promote a model that he cant get a hold of right?). Ya so basically, she doesnt want these photos getting out and it seems like its too late. And yes she realizes this was a bad idea trusting this guy and now I'm just trying to help her out and think of anything that can be done. This is the contract Model Release (http://www.iclique.com/ModelRelease.htm). It seems pretty solid to me but Im not a lawyer and dont know how to interpret these contracts that well. Anyone have any ideas? And please no "well she was stupid in the first place for blah blah..." responses. I know she made a mistake and now I just want to see if there is any way to get her out of this.
the photographer is Carlos Quintero. and basically hes a scamming creep.
EDIT: hereby represent that I am over the age of eighteen years, and that I have read the foregoing and fully and completely understand the contents thereof.
Ok i doubt this will help but, she is 18, not "over 18". So does "over the age of eighteen" mean being 19 or is age considered to the day? meaning she would be 18 years and some # of days old?
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