What the photographer is doing is essentially a type of blackmail: "I possess the power/authority/influence to harm your career/reputation and thus harm your interests. If you don't do X (which you are unwilling to do without this threat), then I will harm your interests." One doesn't have to explicitly spell out their position of power, especially given that such power, authority, or influence is often informal (making it yet easier for the blackmailer to deny wrong doing). The threat to do harm can be vague or implicit, as well as the expectations for the blackmailee's behavior (once again, making it easier for the blackmailer to deny having done anything wrong).
It is coercion. Call me old fashioned, but it is extremely unethical (and may even be illegal, also). The whole point of blackmail is that it gives the appearance that someone is doing something willingly, even though they are in fact not doing that willingly
. Additionally, it's not only a way to try to hide from legal responsibility, but it frequently is the blackmailer's attempt to hide from their own conscience (perhaps, again though, I'm just old fashioned).
It is disgusting behavior, it does real harm to vulnerable people, and it should not be tolerated.
Thats odd, do they not have the ability to leave??
Fear of not being booked again?
If he was such a monster as these women claim, why would they care if he booked them again? Why would they WANT him to book them again?
I simply don't buy it. So many are always playing the victim, it's truly pathetic to me
If you have the ability to make a conscious decision of if you WANT to participate or not, how can you be a victim???
"What happens is them feeling like they have no choice. They're vulnerable," Rena says of many young, inexperienced models who assume the nude shot is par for the course if they want a career in modelling. There's fear, Harvey says, "that if they don't do what he wants, he's not going to book them again."