Q: A photographer has naked pictures of me from a photoshoot i want written proof he has deleted them but he will not
comply with my wishes. in the contract i signed i put my initials next to a set of descriptions of various clothed to naked pictures. i did not initial next to any descriptions of pictures where my genital areas could be fully viewed. So since the photographer claims i have no right to the pictures even though i did not give him written consent to keep those pictures how should i proceed?
A: If you cannot resolve the matter personally, your best bet is to seek the assistance of a professional. A phone call, strongly worded letter, or filing a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief are among the ways an attorney may be able to assist you.
Contact 2-3 North Carolina attorneys experienced in copyright law, contracts, and perhaps experience with claims involving invasion of privacy or misappropriation of likeness. Many attorneys will offer a free consultation to determine if they believe you have a valid legal claim and if they are the right person to assist you in resolving it. Pick an attorney with whom you get along with and listen to their advice.
Be sure to have a copy of the contract you signed on hand (if you have a copy) and be prepared to explain how you arrived at this situation. Best of luck.
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