• Report: #969642
Complaint Review:

Barry Druxman

  • Submitted: Thu, November 15, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, November 15, 2012

  • Reported By: fedup — Los Angeles California United States of America
Barry Druxman
Los Angeles, California United States of America

Barry Druxman, Barry Druxman Photography Scam Alert ! Barry Druxman Rips off his Models and Crew!! Will Sell your Images without your knowledge will disrespect and belittle you. Los Angeles, California

*Consumer Comment: False Report, Worked with Barry many times. Excellent Photographer. No scams here.

*Consumer Comment: Completely false report!

*Consumer Comment: Working with Barry Druxman is the BEST decision I ever made!

*Consumer Comment: The Above Report is a Lie!!!


*Consumer Comment: 100% FALSE REPORT

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Barry Druxman of Barry Druxman Photography is a Scam Artist ! He Rips off Models and Disrespects his crew!! in public!!! I would NEVER Work with this scumbag again!!

I felt so uncomfortable working with Barry Druxman, he would talk down to his assistants like they are his servants! He yells at them and orders them to do tasks unrelated to photography or the production. He has no respect. He expects the world and all he does is yell at you and pay you peanuts for the day! He is so cheap he will never pay you what you're worth! Just pocket change when he's making a lot of money from these shoots ! I don't recommend anyone to do business with this guy!

I also heard that he sells the images to magazines and photo agencies! He profits from the sale of your images and the model's are not paid anything! Dishonest and Disrespectful ! http://druxmanphotography.com/  Stay away from Barry Druxman Photography !

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#1 Consumer Comment

False Report, Worked with Barry many times. Excellent Photographer. No scams here.

AUTHOR: Vic V - ()

I've worked with Barry Druxman many times over the span of a few years. He's an excellent photographer. This report is completely false. He's been doing this a very long time, extremely knowledgeable, extremely talented photographer. He's always upfront about what the shoot is for, what the images will be used for, etc.  There is nothing shady or scammy happening here. He is completely legit and professional. 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Completely false report!

AUTHOR: Julia - ()

This story is complete nonsense! 100% FALSE.

I have worked with Barry Druxman for years and I have the highest level of respect & admiration for him. He is by far the most professional & talented photographer I have ever come across and he truly goes above and beyond for his clients. I second what Silke Gabrielle stated, working with Barry is definetely one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. I am forever grateful for everything he has done for me and I consider him a mentor.

Yes he may be blunt, very direct and has a sense of humor....but disrespectful? NEVER! Barry is a nothing but professional. The person who wrote this report is clearly an idiot who is completely clueless about this industry. How dare you slander his name? Shame on you.

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#3 Consumer Comment

Working with Barry Druxman is the BEST decision I ever made!

AUTHOR: Silke Gabrielle - ()

I'm sad to read that someone had reported such negative things about Barry Druxman. My experience was the opposite. Working with Barry Druxman was the best decision I have ever made. I worked with him as both a model and aspiring photographer back in 2011 and still maintain the highest level of respect for him and his skills as a photographer and mentor.

Barry is not disrespectful. He has a sense of humor and is funny. Anyone who thinks he's being disrespectful probably doesn't get it. 

I'm sure some people feel nervous working with Barry because he's so talented, well known and well respected in his circles. I know I was, but not "uncomfortable". I was 41 when Barry shot me and never imagined being published in a magazine at this age or ever really and Barry made that dream come true. He's done it for many people.

The person who wrote what he did says "Barry expects the world." Barry delivers amazing images. He gets magazine covers and is published internationally. He expects models to give their best face, makeup artists to do their cleanest work and everyone involved to achieve. You are only as good as your last photo. Barry drives quality and in turn gives people images they can be proud of and that grab attention.  

Since I'm an established photographer now myself and in a lot of the same magazines as Barry, I can tell you that these magazines do NOT pay for publishing our photos. If any do, it's mainstream ones, very minimal and really the models/team are lucky to be in those because they sell internationally at bookstores and such and provide legitimate exposure. Most shoots COST the photographer money and considerable time. 

There are a lot of things about this industry that most people do not understand or have a misconception about. Anyone is lucky to work with Barry. I'm forever grateful for what he taught me. 

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#4 Consumer Comment

The Above Report is a Lie!!!

AUTHOR: Christine IDiivil - ()

Whoever wrote this report is not only lying, but they are doing it very poorly.
Whoever wrote this report is seriously uneducated in how the modeling industry actually works.
Whoever wrote this report should probably delete it so they can stop looking so ignorant and hilariously bad.


My rebuttal to the statements made by this individual:

1. "he would talk down to his assistants like they are his servants! He yells at them and orders them to do tasks unrelated to photography or the production. He has no respect."
... So this person claims Barry Druxman abuses his assistants. I have shot with Barry many many times now, and while we work with makeup/wardrobe/hair teams, Barry does not have assistants. Heck, even if he did, he would NEVER abuse them. In all my times working with him with all these other people, Barry has always been extremely kind and beyond professional with us. In the times he has expressed his personal opinion regarding a makeup, hair, or wardrobe choice, he has always done it in a normal tone of voice and with consideration to our feelings. He has NEVER abused me or anyone who worked with me on set.


2. "He will never pay you what is worth"
... this statement beyond amuses and frustrates me. Pay can be anything from straight monetary compensation to images in this industry, and IMAGES COUNT AS PAY. Barry Druxman not only creates beautiful images of the models he shoots - he delivers them in an incredibly timely manner. Like, insanely timely. He's one of the quickest edit returns I have ever had, and I have NEVER been unhappy with something he sent to me.

In addition to that, if this person making the report was really a professional, they would understand that, as a whole, the photographer does not pay the model. Who pays? The client hiring the entire team to create the images pays the model. It is an incredbily uneducated statement for this accusor to rant about how Barry Druxman shorts people. You do realize that you're in one heck of an unprofessional world if you are expecting PHOTOGRAPHERS to always be your clients, right?


3. "He profits from the sale of your images and the model's are not paid anything!"
... another show of ignorance from someone who does not truly understand the industry. If someone of Barry Druxman's level of ability and professionalism takes the time out of his day where he can be making hundreds to shoot you, yeah, he's more than in his right to try to make a little bit of money on the side for the effort he hsa made (he talks to you about this anyways, so if you're so uncomfortable with it as you claim you are now, you could have refused).

On top of that, dude, it's free publicity for you. Barry Druxman and I have gotten many publications in various magazines, and if you publish with Barry, he makes sure you are credited as a model, makeup artist, etc. A LOT of magazines will otherwise not share your modeling name otherwise! On top of top of that, Barry Druxman will try to go out of his way to get you a copy of the print publication you are in for free.


In short, it blows my mind someone is trying to make such horrible accusations against someone I consider a true professional and a friend. Barry Druxman is a great guy and a fun person to work with. Someone is really trying to take advantage of his kindness or slander his name for some ridiculous personal reason that should NEVER be aired in public.

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AUTHOR: Barry Burton - ()

My name is Barry Burton.  I am a retired board certified orthopedic surgeon who has mentored in photography with Barry Druxman since May, 2013.  I am proud to say Barry is a good friend of mine.  We have worked together for these past 10 months and have been out socially on several occasions.  I have come to know Barry quite well during this time.  Today I have read the most mean spirited report I have ever seen about anybody from an anonymous blogger dated November 15, 2012.  I am personally outraged by what I have read and I can honestly and truthfully say that nothing can be further from the truth than what I have read today.  Barry is one of the kindest, thoughtful, generous and caring persons I know.  He is highly respected by everyone I know in his field and all I have heard are accolades and never a disparaging word.  The models adore him.  He gets along famously with the makeup artists, stylists, and designers.  The feeling around his house and home studio is one of happiness and joy.  I have never heard a harsh word coming from his mouth.  In fact, Barry is often quite amusing and makes us laugh.  The shoots including preparation start around 1:00 to 1:30 PM and can last 8 or 9 hours.  That is a very long time.  The mood is tranquil.  We always break late afternoon for pizza or something to eat.  The models are delighted with his photography and excited by the different looks.  He interacts professionally with models and crew always.  He is an excellent teacher and generous in his time when I need help with camera work, lighting, or Photoshop.  Barry has not only excelled in his profession as a master photographer but from what I know of him, all other aspects of his life.  I have benefitted tremendously by knowing him and have the utmost respect for him as a human being.  He is a truly good man.

-Barry L. Burton M.D.
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AUTHOR: Elena Bugaeva (Russian model) - ()

That report is 100% false and filed by a person who has no connection to photography at all. It is not a model, not a makeup artist, not a stylist and not another photographer. It is somebody who had met Barry once in his life and got his business card. Barry Druxman never ever had any assistants and he never pays models. It is an honor to work with Barry because he is a top level photographer and is paid by famous international brands, top agencies, even successful models and actors, reality stars. He is  published in numerous magazines. Sometimes he recommends models to his clients and if a client likes their pictures hires a model for the shoot. I was working with Barry more than 30 times in a 1 1/2year period and many different brands were choosing me only looking at my pictures taken by Barry. The same way other models got hired. He has been working with thousands of models, magazines, brands, stylists, other photographers, makeup artists, photography students and everyone was very happy with his attitude and performance. He never deals with money for the model himself because it is not his responsibility. It is model's or her agent/manager's decision. Barry is a nice, warm, honest and trust worthy person and helps people who need help. He never ever screamed at anybody and always behaves professionally. He is respectful, with a lot of class. He served as President of Global Gemological laboratory which he established from scratch about 20 years ago. He also serves as a professional boxing judge and is the President of The International Ring officials Assotiation. Barry is highly appreciated and respected by everyone who worked with him even once.

I was abused by famous Hollywood Iranian producer on November 7, 2012. Barry was one of not that many people who was not afraid to let him know that I am not alone and have people who gonna stand for me if he ever does anything like that again. The next day Barry met him and gave his business card this nasty report appeared. We are in the process to reveal the truth about the author of this report and his disgusting and abusive behavior. That person perfectly described himself in this report.

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