Celebrity photographer Marcus Hyde has been accused of offering a model a free photoshoot in exchange for nude photographs.
Los Angeles-based model Sunnaya shared screenshots on her Instagram story of her alleged direct messages with the photog, who also works as Kim Kardashian’s personal photographer. Sunnaya says she reached out after he posted an ad looking for models.
In the messages, Hyde allegedly asked her for a nude photo but she said she didn’t have any. She told him she was “comfortable shooting lingerie and partial nudity.”
In return, Hyde apparently said it would cost $2,000.If she sent him nude photos ahead of time, the shoot would be free.
According to the response,“Gotta see if your [sic] worth it."
Sunnaya wrote over the first screenshot, “Male photographers be like,” and over a subsequent screenshot she wrote, “Ur f–king wack.”
Hyde allegedly responded, “Find someone else. I’ll keep shooting celebs.”
Sunnaya’s friends and followers backed her up by reposting the alleged exchange, which ultimately caused Hyde to allegedly respond to one fan, telling her, “Suck a fat big d–k.”
Since the allegations, Hyde has made his Instagram account private.
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Hours later,Ariana Grande commented on the situation, writing:
"dear models/artists in LA / anywhere. i have just read some shocking and really heartbreaking stories. i hate that this is a conversation."
She continued,"please do not shoot with photographers who make you uncomfortable or make you feel like you need to take your clothing off if you don't want to. if you want to, sick. but if you don't, please don't. if they tell you you have to pay more money if you're clothed that's f--ked and i'm sorry that has happened to you. i promise there are so many respectful, nice, talented photographers out there."
In another text box, Grande wrote,"i hate hearing about things like this. i am sorry that this was anybody's experience and know that it doesn't have to be."
She also encouraged her fans to"look out for one another."