I ve written the below based on the above incident and previous incidents.
Just when we thot those were bad, I am going to remind all the young ladies and wannabes who are surfing this forum AGAIN. PLEASE... PLEASE... PLEASE... BE STREETWISE AND LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
....but this should be the last straw ... how worst can it get ? Shame on the local photographer, who commited a recent RAPE on our local talent ....You gave us photogs a very bad name. She is traumatised and we will look into the matter. We will not be surprised that he is preying and planning his next move on a new victim during one of his coming shoots.
Nevertheless, we believe in creating awareness as we are sure it may not be his first. He may get away with it once, twice, thrice ...he could be one lucky chap now.... but we are sure he will meet his maker who will deal with him accordingly even if he goes scot free now.
So LET THIS BE A HARSH REMINDER TO ALL TALENTS/ WANNABES AND THOSE WHO SUFFERED IN SILENCE DUE TO A SIMILAR PREDICAMENT ....ESP THOSE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO PROMISED YOU GOOD PAY IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY OR OVERSEAS SHOOTS... S***T DO HAPPEN AND THATS WHEN YOU COULDNT SHOUT FOR HELP OR SEEK ASSISTANCE AS YOU WERE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
Talent was RAPED ... and we are sure there are many untold incidents as the victim, like the immediate one is badly traumatised by the 'damage' done. This ordeal has caused sleepless nights to the victim, family and her close friends.
If you are a wannabe or current talent, ask yourselves those questions below...which tier are you ? where do u see yourself 5 years from now ? if you CMI, then move on with your life......and are 'irresistable' offers worth it ? esp overseas shoots? private shoots ? shoots that are supposed to be enticing with high pay or all expenses paid overseas trip ?..think hard... think thrice..do u still wanna do it ? or can u afford to shoulder the risks involved ? ..whatever your choice may be, do not cry when %$^%&*$W^%*W happens .... and start running to Mummy or Daddy bcos you ve been warned.
As responsible photographers, we ve already said or reminded many times..know what you are getting yourself into and learn to accept and live with the consequences. If you cant, avoid photographers like the plague !!!! Of cos, there are still many nice ones out there..you need to learn to distinguish them There are many tell tales signs on those baddies..... never expose yourselves to 'CLOSED' situations....that makes a wise talent ... character reading/ character assessment ? nobody can teach such stuffs...you just ve to OPEN YOUR BIG EYES
why did he RAPE her ?
5. ......................... any other factors ??
I will close by leaving the answer open as we believe irregardless of the answer, forcing oneself on a young lady without her consent is a clear-cut RAPE - and that is WRONG !