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David Sacks Photography / Do not pay

1 Media, PA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 212-929-9382

These people hire models off craigslist, claiming they're legitimate. They make the people work, then they do not pay them at shoot as promised. Owners are David Sacks and Beth Altrogge. They operate in NY, also, so they have a safe base to scam from. Sample:

Models Age 35 to 60 Needed This Weekend - $50/hour (Media, PA)
Established commercial photographer ( is looking for 2 men and 2 women to model on Saturday and Sunday (March 13 and 14) from 1pm to 5pm both days. Models must be attractive and between the ages of 35 and 60, and will be pretending to be doctors. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Please send your photo and contact information to

This is for a legitimate commercial photo shoot for Getty Images. Each hired model must sign a model release.

Models will be paid on the day of the shoot.

Beth Altrogge
Studio Manager
David Sacks Photography

Location: Media, PA
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: $50/hour for 4 hours

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  • Da
      10th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    This is David Sacks. In 20 years of hiring and paying hundreds and hundreds models, we have paid every single model, and I have the cancelled checks to prove it.

    I have never met Janey and have no idea where he/she is getting his/her information.

    In any case, not paying models makes no sense. If I don't pay the models whom I hire, then I can't use their photos because their model releases become invalid and I open myself up to lawsuits. Make sense?

    Check out for viability.

    Thank you for ignoring this erroneous complaint.


  • Sh
      7th of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    I know David Sacks and he is a professional and a gentleman in all ways. Check his website and you will see a list of the companies he's worked for and samples of his work. He also donates tons of time shooting pictures for charity and you can see that on the philanthropic section of his website. Every year he has given photos for a charity auction for It's called "Portraits of Hope" He wouldn't have the clients he has if he didn't pay his models. You can ignore this complaint and check him out yourself.

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