A small glimpse into the finances of a top supermodel

Jezebel has a very interesting article about Polish supermodel Anna Jagodzinska’s lawsuit against NEXT Model Management. Court filings include a summary of earnings from April 2010 that totaled $231,372. The article titled in misleading in that it focuses on how little Vogue pays. It’s common knowledge in the modeling industry that fashion editorials pay little to nothing. It’s not an income source but an opportunity to promote the model for much bigger paychecks.

Jezebel has a very interesting article about Polish supermodel Anna Jagodzinska’s lawsuit against NEXT Model Management. Court filings include a summary of earnings from April 2010 that totaled $231,372. The article titled is misleading in that it focuses on how little Vogue pays. It’s common knowledge in the modeling industry that fashion editorials pay little to nothing. It’s not an income source but an opportunity to promote the model for much bigger paychecks.

Google rumored to have bought Groupon for $2.5 billion

Various unconfirmed sources including TechCrunch and Vactor.tv are speculating that Google may have bought daily deal site Groupon.com for $2.5 billion. If true, this is a great acquisition as Google has been pursuing other revenue models while they own the adwords market

Various unconfirmed sources including TechCrunch and Vactor.tv are speculating that Google may have bought daily deal site Groupon.com for $2.5 billion. If true, this is a great acquisition as Google has been pursuing other revenue models while they own the adwords market. Google knows the future of ad revenues is in social media. Microsoft’s partnership with Facebook allowing integration of Facebook with Bing may prove to be their biggest challenge. Integrating Groupon with other Google properties such as Google Places will allow them to build a social media base to serve relevant ads with social integration.

Now if Google really wants to go for the kill, they can round out the purchases by buying Foursquare and San Francisco based Yelp.

Sports photography is not a crime. Joseph M. Delpriore arrested for taking pictures.

I just came across this news piece and it’s an insult to even call it news. It’s some of the worst news reporting I have ever seen. Now let first stay that the subject in question is probably no angel but let’s see some real evidence of this alleged stalking. 1,400 pictures of teen athletes is not a crime and parents have no more right to take photographs than a stranger.

I just came across this news piece and it’s an insult to even call it news. It’s some of the worst news reporting I have ever seen. Now let me first say that the subject in question, Joseph M. Delpriore,  is probably no angel but let’s see some real evidence of this alleged stalking. 1,400 pictures of teen athletes is not a crime and parents have no more right to take photographs than a stranger. Continue reading “Sports photography is not a crime. Joseph M. Delpriore arrested for taking pictures.”

Kuwait reportedly bans digital SLRs for non-journalists use

The Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs, and Ministry of Finance recently came to the conclusion that photography should be used for journalism purposes only. This has resulted in the ban of Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras (DSLRs) in public, on the streets and in malls.

The Kuwait Times reported the Kuwait government has banned the use of digital single lens reflex cameras in public except for journalists.

The Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs, and Ministry of Finance recently came to the conclusion that photography should be used for journalism purposes only. This has resulted in the ban of Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras (DSLRs) in public, on the streets and in malls.

It’s unclear how this ban will be enforced. It’s doubtful a local Kuwaiti cop can discern the difference between a DSLR and a film SLR. What about rangefinders or consumer point and shoots with the same capabilities as DSLRs? Clearly, there was not a lot of thought put in to this ban.

Everything is better with bacon and garlic. My recipe for potato salad.

I want to give my potato salad a little zing so everything goes good with bacon and bacon is even better with garlic so what better than fried garlic in bacon fat?

Happy Thanksgiving. In addition to being an overall internet genius, I also cook so here’s my recipe for a potato salad with a little omph. I want to give my potato salad a little zing so everything goes good with bacon and bacon is even better with garlic so what better than fried garlic in bacon fat? Continue reading “Everything is better with bacon and garlic. My recipe for potato salad.”

How much time does it take to remove a stalker from Model Mayhem?

How much time does it take to remove a stalker/harassing member from Model Mayhem? Here’s just one example. Your mileage may vary.

TOS from Model Mayhem

In addition, the following behaviors or activities are strictly prohibited when using the Model Mayhem Services by any member or Model Mayhem Services’ user:

  • Harassing, intimidating, stalking or threatening other Model Mayhem members

Time since reporting of 100 harassing messages

Time since reporting of police case number

 

 

Time since reporting notice of temporary restraining order hearing

 

 

Time since reporting grant of temporary restraining order

 

Edit: March 29. The verdict is in. Apparently, it takes about three months to remove this on particular stalker and only after he violated the restraining order by repeated leaving profanity laced voicemails with the model.

New Hampshire photographer Brian K. Blackden arrested in crash scene probe

Brian K. Blackden, 46, of Concord, NH was arraigned Tuesday in Concord District Court on charges of impersonation of emergency medical & rescue personnel and obstruction of government administration, state police said.

Brian K. Blackden, 46, of Concord, NH was arraigned Tuesday in Concord District Court on charges of impersonation of emergency medical & rescue personnel and obstruction of government administration, state police said.

Blackden is a former EMT, firefighter, and police officer and he was working as a freelance photojournalist who often photographs emergency scenes throughout the State. Last August, he entered a restricted crash scene without authorization to take photos at a crash on Interstate 93 in Canterbury. Police claimed he interfered with their duties and impersonated emergency service workers by the use of restricted emergency red lights on his converted ambulance.

Blackden’s lawyer said that her client is being unfairly targeted.

“New Hampshire state police sent seven officers, including their second in command to execute a search warrant and arrest warrant when he had volunteered to turn himself in,” Penny Dean said.

Read more here:

  • http://www.wmur.com/news/25901707/detail.html
  • Union Leader