First off I would like to thank the person who just sent me pictures of John Wood.I know he has tried to remain anonymous while running his little scam, I thought I would post pictures of John Wood and The Photographer he mainly works with so that you could see what they look like and just make you aware of their "business practices.
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John Wood tried to scam my friend and I, at Karon Shea Model Management In Worcester Mass on or about April 2008. John Is now working in New Hampshire at Cinderella Modeling located in Manchester New Hampshire.
I met John Wood almost 2 years ago, Take a good look at him and if you see him run!!!! He wants you to believe he will make you a star as long as you have 795 dollars that is.
I have had a few conversations with Richard on the telephone so I cant vouch for his credibility,This blog was and is written with the many experiences that people have had in dealing with Richard Bertone and John Wood. I found samples of Richard Bertones work around the internet and sites like Flickr, In my opinion his pictures are o.k. you can see more here: http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=richard+bertone+photo&m=text I have seen better and I have seen worse. Ultimately you need to be the judge if Richard is the right photographer for you. You also need to decide if you want to have John Wood represent you. I do know that John Wood is also sometimes using the alias of John Williams.
That being said I do have a hard time believing that a guy with Richards "connections and experience in the modeling industry" would hang around or even associate with the likes of John Wood. It just doesn't make any sense.John works by associating himself with legit business like Karon Shea Model Management and Cinderella Modeling Agency.He would have you believe that he is the best game in town. Until this blog went live over 2 years ago there was not much information on the web when I did my original research.
Riddle me this If the movie studios are in the process of being built in Plymouth Massachusetts why is John Working all the way up in Manchester N.H? When did Manchester become the mecca of modeling and acting. One would think that a guy that has Wood's supposed connections would either be in Boston, Providence, or Worcester Mass. Oh wait he did his con in Worcester Mass with Karon Shea Model Management. He left town because of this BLOG! In my opinion one would be a complete fool to give these guys money!
Do your research and interview a few photographers and "people claiming to be agents! I was asked recently why I am doing this and its quite simple. In my opinion John Wood tried to scam me so I have personal experience in dealing with him. Again this blog is set up to inform people and share like experiences. If you feel that Richard Berton is the best person to take your photos please use him, you don't need to go through John to do so.
I have heard rumors that Richard Bertone is no longer associated with John Wood, I do know that John would only use Richard exclusively. As always use extreme caution and common sense when spending your hard earned money.
I would hope that no legit business person would partner with him. The fact remains that people who worked or partnered with John Wood knew exactly what he was doing makes them equally as guilty. Karon Shea was well aware and so Is the owner of Cinderella Modeling Agency! I made sure of it.
Richard if you are no longer associated with John Wood as you claim on your Facebook page, I ask that you help the people that were scammed by John Wood over the years get some of their money back. If you cant then you too my friend are equally guilty, but that is strictly my opinion.
I'm asking you to do the right thing.