BEWARE of Gina Triolo Karlsson Platinum Magazine and Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings Magazine and Simply Elegant Linens UPDATE!

BEWARE of Gina Triolo Karlsson Platinum Magazine and Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings Magazine and Simply Elegant Linens UPDATE!

I have an update.  I submitted this case to JUDGE JUDY and the head producer called me.  I explained the entire case to her and then she agreed it would be a great case to have the Judge hear.  I gave her all of Gina’s aliases and her contact info as well.  She immediately called her and, as usual ,she was screening though her VM.  The producer called her once again and then she answered the phone.  She then made up a BS excuse and told the producer she would run the idea past her “attorneys”.  Obviously she doesn’t want to be seen, publicly on TV, as the fraud she continues to show everyone else.  It would be so fun to see Judge Judy’s reaction to all of her BS as well as the scams she perpetrates.  After all, what promoter doesn’t want free publicity for their magazine and projects.

 

BEWARE of Gina Triolo Karlsson Platinum Magazine and Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings Magazine and Simply Elegant Linens

BEWARE of Gina Triolo Karlsson Platinum Magazine and Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings Magazine and Simply Elegant Linens and Platinum Weddings Gala and The Couture Linen Collection and Platinum Weddings Group.  She has shown her dishonesty and lack of credibility in so many ways I don’t know where to start.  She and Platinum Magazine owe me and my team more than $3200 for the editorial shoot we were contracted to perform.  She has also effectively stolen that drive from me which is valued at more than $400.  They have yet to pay anyone for their work although I over-nighted ,via UPS, a Lacie portable hard-drive with all of the images from the photo shoot.  She has become a ghost by never answering phone calls and hiding from emails and texts from both my hair and makeup artists as well as myself.

Fake Magazine Platinum by Gina Triolo Karlsson

Fake Magazine Platinum by Gina Triolo Karlsson

I was first contacted by Gina Triolo to photograph her “new” magazine Platinum Fashion Magazine.  I found out she works out of her home at 32 Colonial Farm Rd Haverhill, MA 01832.  She contacted me initially on Facebook and then it moved onto calling me on her caller id blocked phone.  When I asked her about this she told me that she was being stalked and harassed by models who wanted to be on the cover of her magazines.  She talks way too much and way too fast all the while patting herself on the back.  However I have met editors like this in the past so I simply appeased her.  She constantly talked to me about all of the people she knew and how much money she had.    She talked with me over 20 times in the weeks prior to the shoot, many times 10pm and later, about the look she was wanting, locations, models, agencies, hair and makeup artists and rates for all of them.  I could clearly see, many times, she was a novice at these types of shoots.  However I just thought I knew so much more having been in the fashion editorial business for nearly 30 years.  I helped her and suggested multiple model agencies, did card pulls, called and booked hair and makeup artists, all on my credible reputation.  I let her book a hotel I suggested, The Mondrian in Miami Beach.  Thank goodness I did so I wasn’t stuck with that bill.

Gina has the following know aliases. 

Known Aliases: Gina M Durgin
Gina M Sgarano
Gina Karlssom
Gina M Karlsson
M Karlsson
Gina Karlsson

Her birthdate is October 6, 1973

Fake Magazine Platinum by Gina Triolo Karlsson who is a thief and scammer!

Fake Magazine Platinum by Gina Triolo Karlsson who is a thief and scammer!

Fake Magazine Platinum by Gina Triolo Karlsson who is a thief and scammer!

Fake Magazine Platinum by Gina Triolo Karlsson who is a thief and scammer!

Fake Magazine Platinum by Gina Triolo Karlsson who is a thief and scammer!

Fake Magazine Platinum by Gina Triolo Karlsson who is a thief and scammer!

About a week prior to the shoot date  Gina Triolo Karlsson  requested invoices from the hair stylist, makeup artist, and myself, the photographer.  She told us she wanted the invoices early so she could get them to her accounting department so we could be paid a few days after the shoot.  Of course this sounded very good to all of us so we complied to her requests and got her the invoices immediately.  The invoice I sent her was on June 18 2014, a few days before our shoot.  The makeup artist and hair stylist both sent their payment information a few days before I sent her my information.

On the day of the shoot, I arrived about 45 minutes early, a practice I have always done since the beginning of my career.  After all I wanted to make sure I had ample time to scope out locations throughout the hotel since Gina told me that we had open access to the hotel. When we arrived she was hesitant to tell us the room number since she was not even out of bed yet.  That was the first bank of lies she told me to my face.  After the models and hair and makeup artists congregated in the lobby Mrs. Triolo – Karlsson arrived, full of many excuses.  My opinion is that of excuse making and lies are her MO and you will see this throughout this story.   Gina Triolo Karlsson has given me many different names of people that don’t exist. The last person she has made up is Kathleen Humphrey but she has also used the alias Linda Ellis as well.  They are supposedly at the same phone number(781-526-1906) which always goes directly to voice mail.  I have never spoke with anyone other than Gina.  I have left messages and have never received a voice call back.  Usually what has been happening is a day or 2 later I get a BS email from her.

As I usually do, my assistant and Gina Triolo Karlsson walked around the hotel looking for shot locations.  Once again she told me that she had full run and authority to shoot anywhere in the hotel.  This was another lie that was uncovered during the shoot.

As I have demonstrated Gina Triolo is a scam artist masquerading as a magazine editor and  multiple business owner.  She claims to have been in business for many years all the while what I have learned is that she preys on those who don’t do their research or have no research to glean info from.  This is what I hope those who find this on-line will get from my experience.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate calling me.  I will fill in the blanks for you.

As for Gina Triolo Karlsson, my attorneys have been alerted and are in attack mode.  I will get paid!

 

 

New Editorial Shoot Half Competed

Here is a new fashion editorial I have half completed with the beautiful Brazilian bombshell Carolinne Rossi from Next Model Management in Miami Beach.  As usual, Ron Gerard supplied me with a great casting for a different client where I found Carolinne.  We hit it off immediately and had this project a week later.  I think she pulled it off beautifully.  I think I am going to call the editorial spread “SHOOTER”.  The fabulous and spot-on hair and makeup was done by the amazing Sherilyn Segal.  She always makes me look good.   Also a very special thank you to artist Michael Perez for letting us use Gallery 212 in Miami as a deco backdrop for our story.  He had a blast playing with all of my guns.  His hospitality is beyond reproach!  Should wrap up the shoot this coming Monday.

Brazilian female model with marlin rifle and sig sauer pistol and windham AR-15

Brazilian female model with marlin rifle and sig sauer pistol and windham AR-15

Brazilian female model with marlin rifle and sig sauer pistol and windham AR-15

Brazilian female model with marlin rifle and sig sauer pistol and windham AR-15

Brazilian female model with  sig sauer pistol

Brazilian female model with sig sauer pistol

Brazilian female model with  sig sauer pistol

Brazilian female model with sig sauer pistol

Brazilian female model with  sig sauer pistol

Brazilian female model with sig sauer pistol

Brazilian female model with  Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with  Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with  Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with  Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with  Stainless Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with Stainless Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with  Stainless Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with Stainless Marlin Rifle and Bushnell scope

Brazilian female model with  Windham Weaponry AR-15 and Aimshot Holographic Scope

Brazilian female model with Windham Weaponry AR-15 and Aimshot Holographic Scope

Windham Weaponry AR-15 and Aimshot Holographic Red-dot Scope

Windham Weaponry AR-15 and Aimshot Holographic Red-dot Scope

Windham Weaponry AR-15 and Aimshot Holographic Red-dot Scope

Windham Weaponry AR-15 and Aimshot Holographic Red-dot Scope

Windham Weaponry AR-15 and Aimshot Holographic Red-dot Scope

Windham Weaponry AR-15 and Aimshot Holographic Red-dot Scope

Another Throwback Thursday

Another example of a beautiful fashion and makeup story with the amazing Brenda Green doing hair and makeup. An amazing model from Next Models shot in my studio in Los Angeles California. I am so sorry I forgot the name of my amazing stylist(the best I ever had used). She would bring volumes of clothes, accessories, and shoes and all were amazing. Wish I could have shot them all. We did lots of great shoots together, all three of us and would make magic every time.

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Elle’ments Magazine September 2013

This is a swimwear layout I did for Elle’ments Magazine. We shot this in July and the heat was nearly unbearable.
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makeup and John from Caroline Gleason Models got us the blonde(Katie) and the brunette we used was from MC2(Gabrielle)
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Nouveau Magazine

Nouveau Magazine

Fort Lauderdale Wedding Photographer | Portrait Photography-Bonnie &Tim!!!

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Tim and Bonnie on their special day!

Well we had a beautiful day to shoot Bonnie and Tim’s wedding.  Fort Lauderdale Wedding Photographer | Portrait Photography   We started with a beautiful outside ceremony and moved indoors to the Tanzy Restaurant.  Fabulous food in a beautiful venue with an impeccable wait staff made for a picture perfect day.  After looking at the images we photographed for them, the bride remarked she didn’t see one image where she wasn’t smiling!  That is always our goal!!! We at Matt Dunn Photography wish you both the very best.  You certainly deserve it!

Bonnie and her daddy entering the recieption!

“Tiffany Cake”
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Bonnie’s Family Portrait After the Ceremony
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GOT THE NEW WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING

Got it up and running. Have been getting compliments from all over the globe. I think it looks really nice if I do say so myself.
If you don’t know it the web address is http://www.mattdunn.com
If you haven’t been there I hope you go there and like it. Please let me know what you think of the site either way. Without criticism one cannot grow. Gimme your best shot or compliment.
All my best,
Matt

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Aksana for NEXT Models Photographed by Matt Dunn

I had the opportunity to shoot an amazing model two days ago. Her name is Aksana. Rochelle Lee did her makeup.
This was a last minute shoot and the model only brought 6 tank tops, 4 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of jean shorts, and NO SHOES!
Take a look at the contact sheets and you will be able to see how great the shoot went and even though we were limited with the
possibilities for the shoot we still got some amazing images.


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10 Rules for Photographers and Models by Matt Dunn

Link to Matt Dunn Photography official website: 10 Rules For Female Models from Male Photographers

– Stop being snooty! Because there will always be someone better than you with a better attitude.

– Stop talking shit about others. We don’t care how much you hate the other models and what drama you had with them. We’re your photographers not your Psychotherapists. Besides, times are wasting when you could be shooting!

– Stop being a flake. Some photographers use valuable studio time to shoot you, if you’re not showing up, at least give us a call. It’s common sense. And yes we’ve heard the “I got in to an accident” excuse a million times.

– Don’t shoot with a photographer if you’re just doing it for practice. A lot of the time it’s noticeable when you choose to shoot with crappy photographers just because you want to feel better about yourself, and don’t have the confidence to shoot with good ones. If you’re gonna shoot with someone you don’t like and complain in the end…
then DON’T DO IT!! It’s that simple.

– Chain your testosterone driven boyfriend on a leash. While it’s totally understandable that you want to bring him for protection, an overzealous bf is just a headache and a half. We have TV dramas for that kind of stuff.

– Don’t just stand there like a stick! No explanation needed for this one.

– Don’t move around too much too!

– Have patience with your photos. Even if it’s digital, it takes time to edit these images. Especially if you have a lot of pimples and blemishes… and yes… fat!

– No, we’re not gonna carry your bags. We’re not bell boys. Some of us are nice enough to offer but don’t make it seem like we owe it to you, or like it’s a privilege.

10 Rules for Male Photographers from Female Models

– No we’re not going to sleep with you. Models are in very vulnerable positions of having photographers take charge of what’s being shot. We have to expose our skin time to time, and we know that is something hard for some of you to handle. Did we mention No means No?

– We’re not an escort or dating service either. Enough said.

– Stop talking negative about others. While some are legit warnings about shady photographers, we can usually tell if you’re just hating on others or not.

– Stop being Jealous. We’re Models… we shoot with different photographers. Enough said.

– Compliment us time to time. We know you’re not our Bf’s to tell us if our asses look fat or not… but a lot of us are insecure about certain areas and we need to know if we’re doing fine. However, “You’re HAWT!!! is not a compliment.

– If you want us to look good for our shoots, please don’t offer any cold cuts or pizza when we eat. We do have cravings too, and it kills us that we can’t eat them.

– Get over yourself. A lot of Photographers have what we call “God Complexes”. You’re good, we chose you. But there are plenty of Photographers who are better out there.

– Photos take time to edit, but don’t take “too much time”. We’re excited to see what you’ve done with us so can you blame us for rushing you?

– Don’t be offended if we’re careful with signing certain contracts. We just don’t want to end up being in some sort of porn site.

– If we want to bring our BF’s for the sake of protection, please try to understand. Especially if this is our first time. There are a lot of creeps out there and we just don’t want to get raped or sexually harassed.