Don't be some person's clothing hanger or bitch
I took classes at John Casablancas. I don't feel that experience was 100% beneficial, but I did get at least one good thing out of it.The manager at the time Paula arranged for me to do a photo shoot with a well known photographer named Jonathan Postal. His work was excellent. It had meaning to it. You could read a story looking at his images. He was patient, dedicated to his work, and creative. When I first met him, he was a bit intimidating. By the end of the shoot, things turned out well. Instead of a 30min shoot, we shot for about 2hr's if I recall. Amazing experience. I'm so glad Paula connected the two of us. I was around fourteen/fifteen years old at the time of the shoot.
I had quite a few encounters in Florida as well as California. I feel like what happened in Florida was worse. Perhaps all of these photographers found me to be vulnerable, naïve, young, desperate… It's easy to take advantage of a young girl when you say you have so much to offer them. You'll be paid more if you do this… I'll guarantee you this publication, but first I need you to do this… Promises that are simply deceitful lies.
I am another one of those Me Too cases. The thing is, I never spoke up to anyone about this really.