THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik,where do I begin with this guy. He is such a fraud! He runs Career Images Modeling agency in Kansas City. Half of the girls on his website are not even his models. He has a high turn over rate with staff for a reason, because he is a con. He has not one model to validate his agency. If he has put so many people in films such as his site suggest, where are they all at and why can’t he get a string of videos thanking him for their success? Ray makes models pay different fees. Some are “free” , then later charges for pictures, some he charges fees of $1400 to $1800. He acts like a pimp to the girls and several have him recorded on tape and video screaming and going nuts if the slightest thing doesn’t go his way. Ray uses fear and intimidation to control his models, scaring them into not leaving him. He tells them that he will ruin them and their career. He threatens lawsuits, but he sends letters from an online do it yourself lawyer site. Ray loves to name drop, but if you check with these people, they either don’t know him, or say they will not work with him(it is still not certain why he still uses their names) He high pressures models into signing ridiculous contracts that says things such as, “he can sue you for work he MAY have got you, or “you can ask to get out of your contract, but he has the ultimate decision and if he decides yes, you buy your way out” (even when there is no work).His contracts are around six pages of all about Ray. Oh, and it automatically renews every five years. Rays “jobs” are bogus. He makes up fake free one page websites of casting calls and even events the company names, none are legit, and models go to “audition” online by sending these one page free websites an email. These are supposed to be websites of filmmakers, and “important legit” companies. Ray has been banned from most all legit castings that are in Kansas City. There are two real Casting directors, and both of those people have banned him too. Ray used to be the announcer at some pageants, and now he is putting on bogus pageants that if you did win, you don’t move up into any legit pageant. If you call the two major pageants companies, Miss USA and Miss America, the have banned him also and his pageant has nothing to do with theirs, although he tells models it is. Simply tracking down ex employees, make up artist, and anyone that Ray has tried to bottom feed off of,should tell you all about Ray. He runs his company out off his basement, and even though you would think that would be a red flag,his”big” casting calls are opened to the public for anyone to go to. He is currently running his entire business himself, along with one “photographer” with a years experience. Feel free to look at his old pics from the 80s because he feels as long as he gets pics taken with celebrities at events, this validates his company. Someone should tell him anyone can wait in line for those kind of pics. And by the way, his wig on his head needs updated.
Scams work best on dreamers, he’s found a good market. Next step, don’t appear ghetto posing in an alleyway.- nik