I edited something at the end:
It's best to just save ourselves the grief and avoid dealing with kids, no matter how cheap they are, or how alluring they look. They know that, and prey on our symphaties and very often, human desires.
Edited to add: Disclaimer: I know the above is a generalisation, and there are always exceptions. I have had the pleasure of knowing a few very responsible and hard-working teenagers and young adults in the past. You have to be very aware of what kind of person you're dealing with.
Hmmm.. Wonder if Verbal Contracts stand in courts of law.
Canon 30D, G11, 50 f1.8II, 10-22 f3.5-4.5, 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f2.8L IS, EX580II
I hope this is clear.
Another point is that contracts made with minors in Singapore (i.e. under 21 years of age) are generally unenforceable except in certain cases, like contracts of apprenticeship of those relating to education, training, employment contracts, etc. I am not sure about this case - whether Naomi falls into these exceptions or otherwise. You'll need to examine the circumstances and terms of your agreement with her. Not so clear cut!
BTW, I'm not a lawyer so take my remarks with a pinch of salt! Just my 2 cents worth. Please don't flame me if I'm wrong. Just correct me. Thanks.
does tis boil down to us as ppl, whether 1 2 do things & agree on paper or verbal contract in thin air.
must insist future model assignments b inked on paper to safeguard ourselves against despo models out to earn easy $$! ligit model agency should hav clauses ttz fair to model & client in regard to "unpleasant surprises"- no show, bad weather, rubber timers....
dun let lust get d betta of us (straight) guys!
Do not pay before service is rendered. Simple.
My grand father use to tell me (in a different language than English) :
"Dum and nice are starting with the same letter (in my native tongue), be nice not dum".
Deadpoet is absolutely right.
I am not saying that the TS is dum but he has been a bit naive.
As for the model ! She should be fined 10.000 SGD, six strokes of the cane and publicly hanged. At least and as a first warning !
Even if I do not agree with you, I will always fight for you to have your say.
Not just young lah..
till now i have yet to get back my money for a canceled shoot/workshop...
and the organizer is apparently busy with other consignment and bought new equipments.