I just went to infinite talent last month, I looked at their website, and registered, and got a response that same day. I was told to come for an "evaluation". I went and there was about 6 other people there. (All shapes and sizes). They made me fill out some form with all my info. Then they called me in, they took measurements and 2 pictures. They saw my portfolio, and asked me some questions. It all took about 10 minutes or less. Not even an hour passed by, and I had already gotten a call back from Heather saying they where very interested in working with me, and that I was going to meet with an executive. I went the next day, and saw the same people that where there the day before. They called me in, asked me questions, looked at my portfolio again, then told me to wait for an answer up in front. They called me back in and told me that I was very photogenic and that I had a lot of potential. Then she told me that I needed high fashion pictures. i told her I already had some. Then she said those where not good enough, and that they trusted their photographer more. I told Camile that I knew a high fashion photographer that could do my pictures for free. She said NO, that it had to be with their photographer. Then she told me it would cost me $750 for that photographer. His name is Mark Wilkins (markwilkinsphoto.com)I told her I wasn't sure yet. She said I needed to make up my mind because the photoshoot was in 2 days and she needed to book the photographer.
I went back home and called her. I told her I wanted to take pictures with my photographer. She again told me NO. She said that if I did that, she would have to see them, and approve of them (oviously she wouldn't). So I said that was fine. Then she went on to say that if she didn't approve of them, Mark (their photographer) wasn't going to be available for months, and that I wasn't going to be able to be part of their website. So I was pressured into taking these pictures, that I didn't even need.
When I went to Marks "studio" it was in downtown LA in a little tiny place. I went in, he was very nice, and so was his make up artist (named coco, she had no idea how to apply make up, I know because I do male up). I did my 4 different looks, and went home. Around 2 weeks later I got my a cd in the mail, with the pictures in it. I didn't like them very much (not for $750). I'm on their website now, and all I get are offeres to be in stores like Walmart handing out samples for products, and getting paid cheap money. I have responded to all these "clients" but none of them seem to respond back.
I really think they are just making up these "clients" and making me think that I wasn't "right" for the job. They are just sending me crazy booking requests that leed me nowhere.
I am going to try to cancel my monthly fee, and see how that goes. As for the pictures that I paid for I recieved them, but I doubt that the full $750 went to Mark, and his make up "artist", if that is the case I want to file a law suit, because I read every word that I signed, and it said that the full amount was going to Mark and his make up artist. NOT INFINITE TALENT.
**ALSO** Camile tries to tell you that she is also a model, and that she makes anywhere from 3,000- up a month and that is in a slow month. Which led me to believe, if she makes that much money, WHY THE HELL WOULD SHE BE WORKING AT THE INFINITE TALENT OFFICES AS AN "EXECUTIVE". She would be to busy with all those booking requests to even have time for another job!!
So, HEATHER, CAMILE, SEE YOU IN COURT!
Los Angeles, California