All very interesting and stimulating as always, so have fun!
Here is a simplified version of what Miss Hilary Curtis, political and feminist Saboteur, advertising herself as such, is lying about for now about 10 years, hoping to get a few jobs here and there from Modelreg/Ram's Rachel Mc Carthy and/or hoping to make a friend or two...
This blog www.tonypianco.com is a compilation of true non criminal facts and absolute lies extracted from life models desperate for any job that has become an extended criminal conspiration.
"Here is the Truth and nothing but the truth", I swear! Tony
I took the existing Art education system, and did shake it so hard that I made many enemies in this establishment, as I really didn't spare any efforts and tricks in doing so. From 20 classes in 2003, there were 650 in 2013 in London alone, more than everywhere else put together in the World, so not too bad result.
Most of the establishment people, did put me against the wall and treated me as a criminal from day1 as I halved to price of classes, except that things went the right way everywhere for everybody months later, except for people who were making a tiny living out of all that institution like brilliant schools and Art teachers, as you needed to be able to draw then, to teach, not anymore. One of those sub-contrators, was and still is Miss Rachel Mc Carthy (Ram/Modelreg), also well known feminist, activist and someone who'd do anything to get paid as much as possible for Life modeling/ for taking her clothes off, which she regularly did at her own (women mainly) classes at the Islington Art Factory when short of auditionees who pay to audition and then pay monthly/yearly.
First i'll say what you all want to know which is if I ever harassed anyone and no I didn't as I am myself a well know pacifist, very feminist, protector and defender of the less fortunate people as I have been one of them (I'll explain later).
So when I had 100's of friends around 2006, was on Tele and radio all the time or with the Press as I used to be a press photographer and illustrator, whoever I employed then, which was a lot of people running up to 12 classes every week, they'd want to be my friends too. I noticed then, especially in Models when they would stare at me for 3 hours at classes in front of 40/50 people when nothing was happening with them yet... I then had many, many, sometime weird individuals coming to draw at classes who were interested in the Erotic side of nudity. They were so many of them and so much trying to socialize, that 1/2 of the people who stayed for a drink, which was also something new, were those, and months after months of asking I finally found the time to start Boudoir style Life Drawing classes as well as Burlesque (my idea). The establishment people who were already constantly putting me down, found new tools to work with and knew that the only way they would get to me and hopefully eliminate their problem, was to extract intelligence from Life models at all cost that they'd be able to use against me. Rachel Mc Carthy who then was trying to life model as much as possible while doing as little computer work as possible, to be able to make friends among schools and Unis, offered the service of providing herself as a Life model but also her friends who also model. She could then suggest to them to start helping each others get finally rid of me. SO all I was doing was turned into something bad from my writing, my spelling, my dirty Burlesque and Boudoir classes that were undermining woman apparently, when in fact we all know it does the opposite. Month or weeks later all or most of those schools used the same ideas, copied them, time after time and things improved also for them and so I ended up with very very few enemies left. In fact just Rachel Mc Carthy who kept on interrogating life models while exploiting them, cohearsing then, putting them at risk, reporting anonymously whatever can be on FB where she learned her sabotage skills and years later found the perfect help with Miss hilary Curtis, activist writer, Life model, as unemployable as most people working with/for her. Unemployable means you physically chock people or because of your name or your website full of Dirty drawings, or because of looking so dodgy nobody can trust you or a sick exhibitionist amongst many types of "unemployables" (good Film title and great story here...).
Miss Rachel Mc Carthy, without me knowing at all, spent years accumulating proofs when no one else really cared anymore and in fact were rather incredibly happy of this new industry I created, going around town with my shopping trolleys and drawing boards for 18 years.
More interesting now... One day, around the time, I had dozens of male and female models staring at me at classes, I worked with a rather regular looking female life model, but I realized that I had problems drawing her, I was getting over exited and my style became much more blurry, flowy but didn't tell her anything. The second time it happened was years and 100's of models later, but realized that this could and should be used to my advantage, and asked to draw her privately only to help my style and Artworks. She accepted and in fact was after something else and she explained to me, what happens when we poses for people, as I used to pose for classes I believed her. It came to the conclusion that 1/2 the models feel sensual when they pose and when posing privately it can lead to flirts, flings and more and pretty common. As you are reading this now, it maybe happening to a few life models right now... But I wasn't interested in trying to find a new girlfriend or anything sexual, but anything else that would keep me exited/tensed enough to create the effect and told her that we would not be able to work together again. The sexual aspect I was trying to keep away so the excitement could remain but sometime gave and received a few hugs as I confess as being a Huggy man. As we all know, men and women get more excited over anything if they think they can't have it. I knew the excitement/tension would come so I had already planned to control myself. 30 years ago I knew a woman I could have never been with but her voice would completely hypnotise me, but I knew also it was coming so could stay away. I Love the person I have been sharing my life with for 30+ years now, who has gone through all stages of menopause, and loss of sexual interest and i'm not looking for anyone better, prettier to share my life with. My experiences were utterly exciting but kept platonic as I knew what could happen and only for the sake of Art and personal development.
I have tried a few models who weren't art models but never felt this excitement as this is simply about the magic of nature. You can meet thousands of people everyday and just can't help feel an attraction for people you would never dream of and this is the truth and nothing but the truth about nature. I found out, experimented on it, realised it is something to accept and not let it take your reason away, always be aware. I am quite proud of having discovered something new about myself and humanity, while women like those 2 have simply given up on men, children and humanity.
All Life models I ever asked about this job, were explained everything but many would simply take any job and in fact go to a job and say: Oh no I won't do that but I can do this instead and waste Artists time, hoping to still get the job. Most of what Rachel Mc Carthy collected through 15 years of cohersion was from those life models who I had to ask to leave, kindly and politely. I did find a few models on a few free ads websites, who I was hoping would do the trick because they had something really attractive about themselves, but it simply didn't do the trick and so I gave up, stopped. With the conspiration those 2 have built, there wouldn't be much excitement for me anyway as difficult to trust anyone. Most of those models who posed privately for me were truly happy to pose again and some did. Sometime a good hug helps keeps people happy and so I did.
Part of this conspiracy series, every Monday I get 2 to 5 fake requests for jobs from fake girls mainly who really want to do erotic or worse modeling, so that those spies, cohearsed by Rachel Mc Carthy, can hope to collect little bits of information they could add to that blog that they've shared with thousands of people, venues, sponsors I worked with and keep doing so.
So now we know that I am only guilty of trying to avoid sexual relations with many Life models who only helped me experiment a style of Artwork and had good fun while doing their job as a cooperative Art model or Muse.
The rest of what is partly true is:
Art models who answered in their profile questions that they could do erotic classes and whom I asked if they could do non sexual but cheeky modeling for Hen and Stag groups. too many of those classes exist nowadays but only run by women and helped by Ram/Modelreg. They might as well...
The same Art models if they could do something called "Rodinesque"classes. Rodinesque was the name of an extremely popular and succesfull couple of Friends, man & woman, who posed as a loving couple but without anything sexual involved and they had up to 100 people coming to their classes, until about 5 years later it went down the drain. Dozens of people asked me to replace those guys and create exactly the same until I finally did, all based on Love, affection, friendship but not sex or Porn. The first session of this, after having found the perfect location, was going to be just like what the people asked, except that to make it even more Public, I added Film and Photography.
Unfortunately the model I used that day, called Maria, had a very young daughter and was really desperate for jobs. So all went like a dream on the day, but the next day, she asked for double salary. I felt I was getting threatened and refused, and so she went to see the only person that could possibly be interested, Rachel Mc Carthy from Ram/Modelreg and gave her all my emails and texts, everything to her who finally thought it was the end of me when she asked a good writer to terrify the People at www.meetup.com, saying that I was using meetup for porn, for underpaying models, etc... Underpaying is another story you'll love to read about :)...
On a cold morning of November 2012, I woke up and all my 9 to 12 meetup groups, I took 8 years to build, were gone with about 100K members wondering what happened. She had her first victory and realized that corporations and big companies can do that to avoid to be mixed up with scandals and so she continued building her case.
As I knew I never did anything bad or wrong I din't give up, never will by the way, and came back to meetup, spoke to them about 20 times, until they now know that she is the criminal with a criminal case against her.
Because I had only an apprehension around 2006 I decided to create the first and only Network for Life Drawing in the UK and World as this was something that was never making enough money for anyone to bother anywhere until I changed all that.
I used to work as a Press, Music and portfolio photographer for about 10 years until I decided to buy equipment for a fraction, by working in Jessops in the late 90's and saw the end of the negative film and the birth of Digital Photography on the front line. I did incredibly well there, changed so many things from the training to the shops themselves as well as relations with the French Photo counterpart FNAC and 4 years after I left, I would still get applauding ovations on leaving, which I don't think i'll ever get with Life Drawing, because of one single, again unemployable person, Rachel Mc Carthy which I never heard off until 2012 and only had suspicions then, like very hard to get rid off fleas from under the floor bards.
The very reason why this will never stop is because in 2005 I tripled my life models wages until too many of them would not work for £3/h any longer but £10/h and so Rachel couldn't find any to send to schools and unis anymore and nearly lost her job forever, until it became so many of them who wanted to now become Life models, paid a reasonable wage, that she saw another business opportunity.
She originally decided to charge life models for the right to work, so she wouldn't need to spend her life cycling from one job to another, keeping the best and easy to get to jobs for herself. Such exploitation has never happened on Planet earth, anywhere even in pre-history anywhere in the World and there she is Rachel Mc Carthy who charges Art models to work only because I tripled their wages and so I unfortunately indirectly helped her exploit thousands and thousands. Many people know about this and keep away from her and her dodgy business but because she forced people like myself, stop helping life models with jobs, she is and has always been the only one who can and has provided life models to Artists, Art schools, Unis and they'll do anything to make sure they don't have to look for models as this takes time and money and so she occasionally find extra spies, agitators, saboteurs amongst them. The longer this goes on for, the worse their illegal and hidden actions become. This is only because she hasn't been replaced yet but because she doesn't cost anything to any Art schools and unis, they keep their eyes closed and give her their best smiles so they can hopefully get the best models. The best models came about because their salary is now descent and that's not because of them or her, obviously not.
Unfortunately whenever I go to the Ram/Modelreg website, once a year, I read only Lies, for years she even told millions that she tripled life models wages :). For years and years she was considered as been so much, ultra nasty and strict, by models, offices and especially hen groups, that her models helped her change her website speech. It went from completely Laic, strict where anything not classical was a crime to nowaday saying that all is OK, the World isn't perfect as now and for at least 5 years she has charged Artists monthly memberships so now everything is Ok, knowing that she helped facilitate all kind of Erotic, group modeling, Gay pornish groups and events all run by women and gay men that she also try to use to get rid of me. She is copying what is happening in the British Film industry and has started happening in the Police, Army, Restaurant/Chef trades. Going from one small victory to the next but let's not forget that those doing it are unemployable originally or have an ego/mental issue so nobody want to work with them. Men who have the same issues would rather become criminals or become workaholic. I hope this will end soon before it helps generate a civil war somewhere, if it hasn't already happened... For 1/2 a million years men were expected to be what they are, that is becoming unacceptable nowadays as our World is enjoying peace for longer and longer periods of time... Hopefully this won't become the cause of a war.
Now let's go back to our subject, in 2012 she nearly did it but nope it didn't work and so my network was under attack from all possible direction and fortunately found the right platform where none of this would show but still everyday i'd receive 20 new members who were robots/fake and had to delete them or spies would talk at classes or online groups but it wasn't enough and I was running happy classes every week.
I took Life Drawing to the extreme using 150 locations, TV, Radio, Press, with or without celebs, Offices, had an amazing venue on Bloomsbury square, open an Art gallery in the Gallery Hotspot, etc, etc... until I decided to start an outdoor Art festival in Clissold Park in Stoke Newington where I was running outdoor as well as indoor classes.
It was a first and so I didn't get the crowd I was hoping for, when a Male life model came, to pose maybe in gear or, if I didn't want that, he would help me give flyers to people in and around the Park. I knew him and was never keen in giving him work as I stayed away from those with a huge ego as this usually means trouble. They'd tell you what you should do as an Art teacher rather than them asking what you want. SO he took about 20 flyers and with a big smile, went apparently to really help me and never saw him again on that day, when I distributed thousands of flyers in Letter boxes, pubs, park, posters, etc... He is a very large man, with a huge ego, helped by his interesting look and personality but the ego was just too much and so I didn't keep in touch until he asked me if I didn't mind telling my network that he was performing Live at the Hackney Empire for 3 nights as a nude one man comedy/talk show and I said yes. Life Drawing people are only interested in that service, nothing else as they pay for it. I had so many experiences that I knew that this would in fact get me to loose a few people if I promoted him and so I only told about 100 facebook friends who I knew would not go away. He did an amazing promotion job and truly desrved a medal for that, but didn't fill the theatre at all and what he thought could become a new carrier, died right away. He made a big thing out of it and I knew, understood but could not help an Actor/performer with a network of Artist. He thought there was a match there but there wasn't at all. A year later I gave him a Santa comedic Life model jobs and he was really nasty, scarry and obviously showing his grudge but it went OK at the end as part of the act.
Months later he decided to follow Rachel Mc Carthy example as he really needed more work, that his ego didn't help. He started a new London Life model group so who ever would need to model or needed models would join, so he could finally make more money from Life modeling and so he did, which I didn't know or cared about then. I used to run classes every Saturday in a Comedy Club for years until in 2014 end of November we had a new female model who was really nice, sweet, talkative, funny and had nothing to hide obviously. She said that she was gay, an amateur Wrestler and was paid well. On that same night I texted her a thank you and made 1/2 a joke about getting her to pose as a female wrestler with another model, which was not even far from reality as we did many similar themes, from Boxing, Karake, Katana sword, but not wrestling yet... That male model i have bben talking about, I later found out that he occasionally used to work as a wrestling referee so had wrestling experience like that yourng lady and maybe they knew each other by chance. She may have told him that I was a nice guy but had a bit too much humor and she told him of that 1/2 joke. He knew Rachel was after me and thought maybe he could get his revenge and with her exterminate me quickly and simply and so he put this on his Life model website where most of my models were also not as a dodgy joker, but as a sexual harrasser, that's the maximum, most devastating they could come up with and they did. They asked models to come forward who hopefully would tell the world about me harrassing, or worse and nope, they just stabbed a bit to be on the right side but nothing more than that and he had about 900 models and Artists/Art teachers in his group. I went there and confronted everyone, was devastated obviously as could could run like wild fire and was. I told them that I would stay 2 days waiting for any model with anything bad to talk, nothing for a day and on the second day that man, model and group host, took me out because apparently I used the word sex in Sexual harrassment that I was accused of, what a bad joke and criminal behaviour from people using social media in complete immunity. So guys this is what happens when you start a Network, make sure you don't have any hidden, anonymous ennemies, even employ people to find out as trouble when it starts it has to grow until they get what they want.
They then met or spoke him and Rachel and simply had to through in everything they had. SO they found an Activist friend of Rachel and who didn't mind helping her friend using her pretty good talent for writing journalistically so using Lies if needed and so she became her Saboteur, her name is Miss Hilary Curtis.
Whoever she could find and maybe get jobs in exchange she did even with men who for so many of them are exhibitionist who try to get paid to take their kits off and legally on the right side. She found all sorts to help her, from doctors, retired judges, lawyers, journalists, hackers etc... and so her next adventure was to create something so bad that no one on earth could survive it and used real messages collected from me asking models if they can do this or that job for boudoir themes, Stag groups, Magazine photoshoots, Movies prod. companies requests and edited everything in such a way that it would condemn me absolutely and irrevocably and they spent about a month or two even asking some models to lie or exagerate. Most of those I spoke kindly to them and they've asked for their words to be removed but it took years for that to happen.
This blog has been shown to all that they could access to their email adress that I ever worked with from Sponsors like Cassart who sponsored the Portrait Artist of the year originally, Airbnb who took me as their Art embassador and were paying me a fortune for it, All pubs, theatres, cinemas I worked with etc... and all this only because of business grudges and frustration.
They just don't know what it took me to get there and what could have been achieved, that others did instead taking advantage at every stage possible...
Everything they do is kept anonymous as possible but sometime they just can't keep it that way and who cares really as even the police connot help, they tried but because they know their trade, using feminism, Britishness and (inexisting) sexual harassment, lying, lying and lying more with a women who has managed to get rid of all competitors that schools and unis can't do without for now, there is simply nothing that can be done locally which is why I might as well continue what I started and spread Life Drawing as my own service to humanity. I'll just try not to end up like Michael Jackson if I can.
This was the main activity but in the following I get into more details...
Hopefully bad publicity can be turned into a good one, feel free to email me ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably non criminal, thank you :)
Today you'll be one more witness of this 15 years long crime committed with intention, by Miss Hilary Curtis, the Blog writter and known as "the Saboteur" on twitter, who has been rehearsed by Miss Rachel Mc Carthy (now both in their late 60's, 70's) in exchange for work and friendship. A criminal case is open so any evidence or information would be welcome.
By supporting them you are simply becoming their accomplices and could end up punished, one day, when Justice is made, depending on your involvement and intentions. The best thing you can do after reading this essay is to ignore, forget... Maybe take on Figure drawing with Tony at https://www.thelifedrawingnetwork.com.
We need your help and your proofs as a witness to help me/us get those people punished or at least get there blog removed. They've simply used all their talent and tricks for the last 8 years (Criminal case N. 4605583/18) directing thousands of people to that www.tonypianco.com blog.
Tony Speaking now:
I had to stop working with too many people because of their intentional actions when they contacted sponsors and businesses I worked with, from Airbnb, Groupon, Facebook, Google, YouTube, Cassart, all venues I ever used, etc... They spoke to everyone I ever worked with and even had the audacity/ressources to use hackers, spammers, with false job requests, quotations, spy artists to find out about anything they could all done by women and gay men all in the name of feminism, as they knew this had to work.
Those 2 Ladies (not) have fabricated a defaming blog, taking true extraordinary events that really did happen and happen everyday, and mixed them with absolute lies so that I'd look like a criminal sexual harasser. They allowed me to have this website visible only so that I would hopefully not give them the same treatment they gave me.
They simply won't stop as myself won't stop doing my good work for the creative world. Thousands know i'm not the bad guy they paint me as at all, which is why I stayed in Business, running classes and events for the last 18 years.
Here is a bit of background info about those two criminals who lied to corrupt others and enlarged their support team whenever they could. They may be now about 20 active people (also victims) now trying to affect everything I do. They have no idea what can happen when you bring innocent people to their last resorts, using other innocent people to create their abomination. I guess we'll find out soon. Usually those helpers of hers do what she says, get jobs and they continue until jobs run out, so let's make sure she doesn't stay in this exploitation based business.
Miss Rachel Mc Carthy who was given RAM (Modelreg) to run in the last century and Hilary Curtis, medical writer desperate for work who also hates men, are TWO WANTED CRIMINALS who have abused the system and are very good at it especially when it comes to not leaving any proof by making sure others do their dirty work. Rachel is so amazing that she found her Saboteur, that can help her save her dying business, found retired lawyers who simply cannot keep their kit on and others with the same condition who'd rather be legally permited to become exhibitionist and get paid (rarely for most)... Legally speaking, those two Ladies not, are both dead meat if enough capital can be raised to pay lawyers and save my Life. Who knows what they may get up to tomorrow or next week using this Blog you read...
Now you know what has been causing havoc and still is for 14 years in the Life Drawing world while I was daily promoting it, teaching, carrying bags and pulling trolley around town in 105 pubs and venues, bringing a new life to this then brand new buzzing Industry.
Rachel who publicly insults men and calls them dogs (see image) on her public Model portfolio that stayed on for years and her best friend Hilary Curtis, are both desperate life models, one that advertises herself as the "Saboteur" and and the other as Active nasty Feminist. Now you know where to find a pretty talented one who can help your business and destroy anyone's life. Maybe i should ask Hilary for a commission on jobs she gets...
This is simply Bad luck that comes with running a Public Social Network, and you may save yourself time by not reading all of it... Hope to see you soon then behind the Drawing Board :).
Only in the uncontrolled Social media Art World such monsters could succeed and try to prevail. No need for qualification, talent or hard work, just madness, perseverance and dishonesty. Please be all aware if you plan to start a Community, if you are a man and if you happen to be just friendly with people you work with!...
I should really get paid to do their publicity... Do you think I should invoice them? Answer at email@example.com.
She became Rachel's Saboteur from 2008 so was paid in years of Life modeling jobs...
Please report to us any message, complaint you received from anyone that sends people to www.tonypianco.com so Justice can be made hopefully as only those 2 are guilty, others have been manipulated and promised jobs. One or 2 Life models have also lied completely and are a bit shy at trying to correct what they've done.
I can assure you there is no Solution to this problem and better to ignore it as if good resources are spent to ask them to stop or warn them they may pretend for a few weeks and continue without even me knowing about it. I would need to sue them in Court but this would become a very long process that would cost too much in the long run and could end up making things even worse.
They know they can continue forever without any problem except if you guys ignore them, tell them off and pass on all the information you have so i can at list file a report at the Police station the same way they did. Now i know how they operated to make me look as bad as possible so at least i have this advantage or blog services, domain hosts who don't want to help, etc... Very nasty clever ladies who use feminism and well-written packs of Lies uniquely for Business reasons not caring one second of the damages they made or the condition of Life models. They need to be brought to Justice soon rather than Later so any little help counts...
One more Lie: in 2018 Hilary says she has never published her blog when in fact she is fishing for information on how i have managed to keep her blog as useless as possible so i can start explaining how. I have been on this published blog's case with most search engines on the planet for years to limit what she is desperate to prove and she knows i am innocent but she started it and now cannot back down ever. Even her was lied to, those who did have recently closed the Facebook group where this recent situation started. They are now trying to destroy any evidence, names of those who lied and stayed mute when i asked them all to publicly talk in front of nearly a 1000 life models and Artists at the time, thanks to Philippe Herbert who ran away within days and who started this Facebook drama, nuclear explosion i was exposed to on the 14th of Dec. 2015 at 20h03. This was a Freak incident started by freak minds/people that Rachel happily/rapidly exploited and inflated it as much as illegally possible... You'll understand further down this page what this Facebook incident was...
If you happen to read this page it is because someone or in fact a few people have contacted one of the venues I use or Models i work with and have told them not to work with me which is completely unfunded, illegal and considered by the law as pure Harassment and could lead to prosecution. I am 100% the opposite of what they paint me as, helping, protecting, being a gentleman...
So whoever reads this, please let me know, who those people are just so that i can warn them, if you don't, as by law they have to be warned first. Nothing will be done against them that is illegal but because they hide under the floorboards and use mainly facebook to create havoc i just need to locate them, unfriend them etc... Once i know who they are and only then i can be allowed to help the situation. Once those people acted in such a bad they let Rachel from Ram, know so she then owes them jobs/favors. All is as simple as that. I have worked with thousands of models in 15 years, tripled their wages on the first year, changed their work conditions forever and in fact always tried to avoid problems with them, but one day it has happened for something very silly, not vicious, without any sexual intentions as the young lady is a lesbian anyway or anything bad at all, I was pleasant to her but frustrated models, desperate for work and attention thought they could make something out of it using the Power of Facebook. A few models who by then were also running events, some kinky ones too or classes as they realized anyone could (thanks Tony) simply made it into something hugely bad and Lied/are lying to thousands of people because they can hide and do it and get something out of it and pays the bills. This is more of a punishment by nasty feminists who have business reasons to try to get read of me and my Network and nothing really personal which make this really difficult to deal with. Hilary Curtis has wrote this blog but obviously, Rachel pays for it as only her has got an incentive in all this. Hilary is a good old friend who advertises herself on LinkedIn as the Saboteur and Rachel advertises herself on Artmod as a male Dominator where she wrote a caption of her profile photo saying something like men are dogs. I have screen grabs to show if needed. Would men be able to advertise themselves in such a way? Are woman allowed to do so like you would allow kids to do so? Except they want to fight and exterminate any man with a position he may want to use to abuse woman, as if i didn't know the situation i was in... :) BTW I teach Art because I'm Art, the first thing i did in my life was to draw people, make money, sing to heal disavantaged kids from the age of 5 and competing from 8 years old and always kept on drawing, painting, photographing, sculpting, writing about what I Love which is "PEOPLE". I'm just one of those.
The guilty party who may never pay for her crimes is Rachel Mc Carthy who was given the job to run RAM or modelreg about 20 years ago when it was a 2 pages bloggy website, because she was a Life model with an interest in running classes. SHe has given up the idea now of teaching and employs, for cash, all sorts of rather unemployable people. So 20 years ago she started using the lowest cost possible venues in London simply because of her difficulties with teaching as she wasn't qualified to do that at all. She maybe qualified in Nutrition or Yoga but definitely not in Art...
She is the one who saw me rising from nowhere and always kept an eye on me when i didn't even know her at all. With time she took pride in her list of models and felt she could take advantage of them...
What i knew 15 years ago was that there was a list of models online run by someone who also advertised a isolated classes in the UK where she probably sent models. Her classes had an atrocious reputation as well as her Hen Life Drawing classes that she might have started/invented with people complaining on how strict/dominant she was. The only way she could make her business survive was to find a way to use models for FREE and she did as soon as she could.
Not only she charges them a yearly fee but an Audition cost which is also criminal really knowing that all those people are the most Artistic and poor people in our Society but she found a niche business there that she is ready to do anything to save. Because 90 % of the people she ended up working with as models or teachers are British like herself she managed to make them believe that she could help them all the right way for this country.
From then she always asked them for favors so she could get help with her website, her marketing, her wording and when she could not find a FREE model for her class she would take everything off and pose in a rather exposed way. Many never returned to her classes because of that. She is still promoting herself on Artmod, an other model agency run by a good man, and the only photo she shows there says this is me posing with "my DOG" and guess who was the DOG, a young man that pretty much looked dominated on his knees and probably ready to do whatever she asked to get modeling jobs (I have screen grabs)...
About 15 years she met Hilary Curtis who also modeled occasionally and they became friend like many other women at Rachel was a good person to know then.
in 2012, Rachel. who was always asking about me to models that i worked with, finally, after 10 years, found one who had a weird argument with me. The argument happened in a Cafe in Islington where we met before a Class at a coffee shop. She was supposed to pose for a busy Life Drawing class of mine an hour later but after knowing more about her and her past I asked her if she was OK in posing for an Rodinesque Style Life Drawing class with a male model, knowing that Rodinesque had been going on for nearly 10 years somewhere else. She said she might be interested but will let me know and nothing more to it. Before and after that she told me that she used to work as an escort in Amsterdam red District and that she could do anything and everything which was a bit surprising to me.
Then we spoke somehow about women's condition and feminism where we did not agree on all points and she became argumentative, agressive, trying to force her opinion on me, who knows why it's OK to do that. Because of her anger she walked out of the cafe and dit not modeled for the class she was supposed to on that night. I had to go and cancel my class knowing that 1/2 of the attendees would never come back.
My mistake was to tell her after the class that she would end up on a black list that in fact doesnt exist. So she said something to Rachel and had an email of mine asking her if interested in taking on a Life modeling job for a Rodinesque class. Rachel finally found the way to hurt me after all those years and did. She wrote to Meetup.com head office and pretended to be good and important to the female model community and that meetup did not allow for anything Rodinesque so they should sack me.
On a cold blue morning my 9 meetup groups were closed with up to 15K members that took over 10 years to bring to meetup, which is where I created the first Life Drawing meetup ever and many more new ideas and groups but all was gone. The life model is still modeling now and has to be in anything that involves video/filming. Meetup wouldn't say what happen then so they wouldn't be responsable for any aggravation and invented a silly excuse, Now they know what happened. Rachel knew that they would not tell me and that i'd be judged guilty due to their rules and i never knew it was her until Hilary's Curtis blog. Thank you Hilary we'll all be good friends for a very very very long time now.
So now we know that Rachel viciously used her position to get rid of me from under the floorboards. We know that in 2015 she asked Hilary Curtis, that advertises herself on Twitter as "SABOTEUR", to sabotage Tony's Business. But obviously, Rachel would hide and gather any little information/text from models desperate for work, who knew me professionally or personally, for some, as friends or business partners. She had/demanded access to anyone's private emails content or texts of whoever knew me as if she was the Police, the authority with proofs. They are only 2 people in London with such databases/contacts and abilities her and me.
In 2015 Hilary Curtis took over from the Facebook situation originally made possible by Philippe Herbert. He allowed a minor, not even, incident, to become a Nuclear Drama that went viral to thousands of models and Artists. Hilary took all the risks Rachel asked her to take such as contacting all the venues I used or use now, Sponsors like Groupon, Cassart, Airbnb, etc... taking massive risks and gaining a new enemy for Life, knowing that the Police was then and now on my side. Please gather any proof/evidence you can to make things easy and quick to resolve. I'm sure there is a small island in Antartica where there is no internet connection and plenty of Bears... :).
Well, this is absolute madness, done by mad people who certainly don't need to work hard to succeed supported by people desperate for work. The only benefit they have now is the pride they take in what they've done and the fact they cannot get court yet, amusing themselves with the life and reputation of some competitor.
The Police was involved and had to tell them off and asked me to officially warn them and then sue them if they continue. We just need venues and models to give us what we need in secrecy until it's all ready to happen. This could go on for 50 years and i did not start it, I was given a very hard time, still having a hard time everyday by people i don't know. They also find new people regularly to help with the dirty work in exchange for favours. How sticky is that?
To summarize i'd say that Rachel, because of being useless at teaching, could only succeed through a number of people who needed her and because I was the only one that started model agencies/ did triple my models wages, knowing that it would affect the minimum wage for models, from then she saw me as a problem to her reputation/business. My mistake was to go for Passion of the Art rather than money which always brings respect and recognition. Maybe I tried to prove too many things wrong, just one too many. I also ignored too many people because I simply knew too many and had no choice or time.
Models will tell you that I am really well organized, have good communication with them, making sure they offer a good service and would never mix pleasure and work in a work environment. As I was working so much for so many years on promoting the Art/running classes I never thought much about anything kinky and will never harass anyone as harassment is the one thing I would myself fight against. I just wanted, still, want and will always want to draw female models considering myself as being a very normal, well functioning man and protector rather than a monster like those two.
I won't show photos here of them promoting themselves as Men exterminator or DOM and Professional Saboteur publicly advertised as such, I'll save them for the new blog I'll write with their name.com when they'll remove the link to this website from their scummy, full of lies Blob. I wonder how much money/work Hilary was paid to risk her own life/safety.
They were simply very lucky their plans didn't have the effect they hoped as i kept everything as calm as possible for logistics reasons. This is simple psychology but I don't think they can grab this concept anymore, being in their 50's at the end of their carriers, no matter what happens next.
Next, you'll be able to read a true explaination about every single bit of text or email she managed to montage together succesfully. What can a hard working innocent man do to prove he is only here to do good and hasn't done anything wrong at all? Hopefully i don't have to go to the Jeremy Kyle show...
http://www.tonypianco.com/2016/04/26/in-his-own-words-1/What exactly has happened in Late 2015
If the following don't seem to be relevant it is because they removed half of their tons of lies regularly for years and I just can't keep up with that.
A Female Life model who joined our Social network came to pose at our Saturday class in November 2015. Beforehand she filled her profile on our Network and answered that she was interested in most styles of modeling from Glam to one to one with artists, Stag events, Rodinesque etc...But I knew already from her fb profile that she was lesbian, which was not a bad thing at all as I find it easier to work with them.
She came to pose and was fine/Happy, she told me of her boxing and wrestling background and i told her of my Judo and Boxing background and all went absolutely fine. She was paid well and treated even better.
I stayed for a drink, went back home and texted her to thank her for her great job but also tried to get a better idea of what was really true of what she wrote in her profile so without any intentions, knowing she was a lesbian, I joked and played with words talking about "good old wrestling" privately and had no intentions or malice whatsoever. I had queries in the past for girls wrestling for Stag groups or alternative so nothing outside my job... This joke was used in the past and never ever had a problem, just smiles as they knew that I knew they were lesbians. This model simply didn't or just didn't figure it out.
People who know me and know what I did put into my job, for the last 15 years, would have taken this lightly and helped me get a better idea of who they are. I was fishing for a reaction but not this one...
The same night she spoke indirectly or directly to a Male Life model Philip Herbert for advice, who acted very strangely in the past with me with a very passive aggressive attitude trying to make me understand that I owed him favors and that we would not be friends anymore as we were quite well acquainted at some point and he is Gay too. This man created the London Life Models group and was the admin at the time this happened. He told her to put this story on fb guessing what could be the consequences. The result was an atomic bomb in my life...
Because Philip Herbert saw that this could go very far he quickly tried to get more people involved who he knew would react and take the blame off his shoulders, so he did, including Rachel Mc Carthy who runs RAM or Modelreg (Life model agency) who was extremely happy to finally being able to again (as it wasn't the first time with me I recently found out) show how much she cares about her life models. Only two people in the Art world do and did exactly the same jobs and that's both of us. Unintentionally my business and hard work affected her business at least for 12 years before this last 2015 incident.
Whatever those people did from then, they simply cannot retrieve and apologize ever so they had to push and build a case. Luckily for Rachel Mc Carthy she didn't have to go far and asked thousands of models to whom she offers jobs all year round, like myself. 5 or 6 of them out of probably 3 to 4 thousand, copied & pasted bits of conversations that could only look bad in the context of accusing me of Sexual Harassment. Hilary Curtis who wrote this blog and contacted hundreds of my people giving them a link to her website/blog as if she is trying to make justice for the sake of women in general. Hilary is Rachel's best friend, they both still Life model for classes and they both went to the Police Station...
Soon I was informed of the disaster that happened and I was brutally contacted by people like Hilary Curtis who threatened me to have models demonstrating outside my classes and all kind of devastating ideas so I would become the example, the Martyr. She was given the job of trying to bring me down/destroy me by Rachel Mc Carthy, her friend as she is very good at researching, demonstrating, supporting her political and Feminist views.
This was simply for me the end of my career and Life even if I didn't do anything so I decided to confront all those models where they were, in the Life Model Facebook group that Philip Herbert was still running from which he run away very soon. I joined it and openly asked all Models including the 4 or 5 who gave evidence (as they were then convinced that I could have been a really bad sexual harasser, They just didn't know). I asked them to come forward publicly on that fb group so that all could have been explained and proven to be fine for the job I Do and put back in their context.
I waited 2 days and no one came forward, by now it was all very much too late so Philip Herbert took me out of the group and preferred to leave the group/not get involved anymore.
since they I haven't been able to say or do anything while they continued spreading bad words to thousands of models and Artists, Art teachers as they simply could not let go, they had to show that they were right and that I was wrong...
Rachel Mc Carthy always used and will always use other people to do things that can affect her reputation but here she had to (not so good for her) and went to the Police Station to file a report with Hilary Curtis. I have never ever met any of them.
The Police contacted me, asked me to meet them at the Station and explained to me that this was never to go anywhere and that they knew how bad this was for me and offered me support and advice on what to do if they'd do anything else. They were just sorry for me and offered whatever support they are allowed to give.
Hilary and Rachel went as far as contacting anyone I ever worked with such as venues, sponsors, Charities, BBC, TV channels, Radio stations, Groupon, Cassart, etc... That was before they were told off by the Police and me as a final Warning. They went as far as they possibly go to bring me down without the success they were hoping for. Now they are using new ways and trying to be creative.
They were helped by a Lot of Life models who have been getting jobs from Rachel for up to 20 years and she had no problem for finding amongst them a Solicitor, a detective, a blogger Hilary and still now get her duty work done discreetly.
Those people will defend their say to the end so Anything you know that can be used against them, please come forward even if they thought they were doing good. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to help the real Justice.
At that time my heart and soul were bleeding permanently but could not tell any of my close friends or relatives and just looked a bit quiet but nothing else. We are talking about months of intense suffering i had to keep silent so that they would not be exposed to those lies. I was interviewed 1/2 dozen times by employers, sponsors and venues to tell me that they simply could not be connected with my business and person anymore.
I knew that the worse thing I could possibly do was to stop classes and show guilt as the thousands of my students and Artists who knew me well enough would have then deserted me. This could have simply pushed me over the edge (off the bridge), so I stayed on holding on to my innocence, frustration and worked even harder than the usual so i'd prevail.
I soon realized that I had a great bunch of followers who knew me well enough to ignore all this and admired my tenacity and all my achievements for the Arts, so I stayed and will hang on until justice is made I hope.
To conclude i can say that i have lost reputation and work and this can never ever be reversed with those who believed those lies. I offered anything and everything that people wanted in Art that was gone or missing from bringing classes to people everywhere, Anatomy for Artists, Classes for offices, Fun classes to help people go back to drawing so it wouldn't disappear (Burlesque, Rodinesque, Doodle, Happy Drawing Circles, The Sketchy Theatre etc...), Architecture drawing, Travel & Draw and gave ideas to a lot of TV production companies for programs so that TV could also help make things happen and it all worked out perfectly, making a lot of frustrated teachers, models angry, anvious and hungry for work/money...
Now let's go to www.tonypianco.com Blog that Hilary Curtis wrote so I can explain everything, putting thing back in their original context.
Tony Pianco, formerly Picanco or Picanso, also Picano, owns the London Life Drawing Society/Life Drawing Society UK (not actually a society but a business) which he uses as a vehicle to serially sexually harass female models. He has asked various models to:
All those names were used because of people reporting things on Facebook including Rachel as a guess, now I know, reporting when there was absolutely nothing to report, not even nude photos, who knows how they did it. 4 times my fb account was closed down
Provide lap-dancing - I provided and still provide tongue and chick Lap dancing for Stag groups and did ask most models who answered on their profile if they could do those types of events and always had straight forward answers...Whoever provided this information and i know who it is, had reasons to get rid of me. Not because of my attitude but because of her dishonest, negative, uncertain mind. Because i like her as a friend i won't say more.
Do private modeling sessions with “kisses, hugs and breastfeeding”/ Again this was only me asking for Stag life drawing jobs as well as Birthday boys sessions who did ask me in the past for a milking life model. Hugs for maximum laughter and cheeky kisses. This is simply the Reality of the job that I could run and can still run. Luckily 99% of models are honest!
Do private modeling sessions with “a bit of good old wrestling” This is where it all started and that i already explained earlier...
Do a private modeling session which would start off normal but become “naughty but I carry on drawing/painting which is quite a challenge, that is if I have a hand available”. This comment was made after spending weeks working with a friend i started working with as a business partner but she simply wanted me to buy her drinks and food, pretending that she liked me/wanted to work with me but unfortunately wanted to take it all from me and earn more as if all men have QI of 10. She wouldn't really want to share anything because she had a family. She wasn't a Life model then anymore. I helped her start her own weekly classes off Brick Lane but because of being proud/selfish she thought it was better to make me into an enemy instead and invented lies after lies. She found a text i sent to her in the middle of the night after a heavy night drinking with her that i paid for. I wouldn't even remember me sending that text, I just remember of us talking about naughty stuff all night and giggling a lot as if we were really really good friends. Because i gave her everything on a silver tray and that nothing ever happened with her physically, it all went the opposite way and again i was a sweet generous heart to her and even now I may still like her as a friend. Sometimes you wonder how can some people flip like that because of the slight possibility of getting jobs from someone. I recently contacted her and didn't argue at all she just wanted to be forgotten and left alone. Quite typical isn't it?!
One was asked to model privately with her daughter “now or when she is 16” (the daughter was 14 at the time).This is the perfect and absolute lie that should be punished but won't be. Nothing has ever been said about private sessions ever with her or her daughter. I once asked her if they would both pose together for a class or a photo shoot for a Magazine as Marie-Claire magazine editor asked me a few weeks earlier for exactly that. I didn't know how old was her daughter, never met her and only found out how old she was when we had that one and only conversation about it. So an absolute ugly, nasty Lie... You can start to understand how freaky all this became and all written by someone i never met called Hilary Curtis.
Update: he also uses the name Tony Picanto, and we are reasonably sure his real name is James Tony Picanco. Well done, this is what happens when you have/had a registered Business/Limited company, everything is visible and applies to all of us.
Update February 2016: Tony Pianco is now trading as The Life Drawing Network. He simply calls himself Tony, but uses the same mobile phone number 07951613705 as previously. Please boycott this serial sexual harasser. This is what you call trying to make sure that whoever google for my classes ever and forever would see her lovely work and get me down for the sake of Feminism and/or Rachel Mc Carthy from RAM. How much money and/or jobs did she get in exchange for destroying somebody's hard working life.
Update March 2016: a recent police investigation concluded that Pianco could not be charged with a criminal offense. That’s to say, there is no evidence he has committed a physical assault, or persistently harassed any one individual to the point where it amounts to a crime. However, there remains ample and substantial evidence that he has repeatedly requested sexual services from life models, which is totally outside the norms and professional standards expected within the life drawing community. He is now using the name James Tony Picanso, and remains as sleazy as he always has been. Avoid. The answer is all here. As the Police said i am completely innocent and as they told me unfairly treated. All i ever asked models was always connected to jobs I could offer them if they were willing to do them and 100's did and will obviously not complain. Why would they? They were happy, all went well with maximum care and security and they would do any of those events again and again with other people. Even Rachel from ram was very badly against them but recently changed her way to please a few artists and models who pay good money for their yearly memberships. In fact, 99% of what Ram does has been copied from whoever tried before her so she had to use, assimilate their ideas including mine and only when she had to for business reasons and never for the model's sake which has always been my only motto. In the last 10 years, i created about 10 different model agencies groups to try to do something for life models as nothing was done and every new idea i brought in were used and copied within 2 years. Please come forward with anything i d love to know that could help me resolve this situation at email@example.com.
Update April 2016: Pianco has formally taken over the running of some groups on Meetup, eg HELP I CAN’T DRAW and WEST END LIFE DRAWING. Please boycott these groups. They were previously called LEARN TO DRAW with LIFE DRAWING for Individuals and Groups and WEST END LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE, and were officially run by Philip Firsov although Pianco organised the meetings and posted the notices. This association between Firsov and Pianco continued at least until early February, well after the latter’s behaviour was exposed. All those groups had to be closed down because of attendance numbers gone lower and lower and lower and ten's of thousand pounds lost in the Air.
Update May 2016: He’s now calling himself Tony French. Well that's because i'm French and my name is Tony :)
Update June 2016: He has a new profile on Meetup, calls himself Anthony, and is running LOCAL-FRIENDS-FOR-LIFE-ARTS/ and LEICESTER-SQUARE-LIFE-DRAWING/ All those went down the hill too, which represents about 20K losses in 2 years
Update July 2016: further Meetup groups to avoid: BETHNAL-GREEN-WEEKEND-DRINK-DRAW-SESSION-with-TONY/ and SOCIAL-LIFE-DRAWING/ That's called Tying to get people to find this nasty blog when people googling for my classes, how nice!!!
Update September 2016: he has now set up his own models group. Models: please be wary of http://www.meetup.com/LIFEMOD/ as members are not vetted and are permitted, even encouraged, to use the group to meet people and “make friends”. “Nothing will be done” to stop this – the implication being that sexual advances are fine whether or not the recipient wants them. Update October: the LIFEMOD group seems to have closed, but Pianco is now also running WEST LONDON LIFE DRAWING and has just founded MISS SKETCHY. Hilary Curtis was really trying to do a good job here even if this called harrassment under the Law of 1997.
What can you do?What can YOU do?!
If you are an artist or model: please avoid events held by the London Life Drawing Society, the Life Drawing Network or Tony Pianco. There are many other good life drawing classes run by artists/tutors who treat models with respect. Please ask your friends and contacts to boycott as well.
If you run a pub, club, meeting hall or other venue: please refuse bookings from the London Life Drawing Society, Life Drawing Society UK or Life Drawing Network or Tony Pianco. This obviously means that they even would like models and teachers to do their dirty work so that they will not get prosecuted for it, how clever is that! I Lost about 10 venues and thousands of £ss because of Hilary Curtis.
Recently Hilary Curtis mentioned something about me sending an invitation to male only Artists where they could touch the model. This is all connected to the fact that models create the workshops. If a model says that she is really hoping to do whatever as long it is legal, i'll help. In this case I had a really friendly A-sexual female model who really didn't mind being touched by the Artists. As i could not tell female artists because of the situation you know I invited male artists who did show interest even if the event didn't happen at the end. The all idea was to change the energy in the way people draw or paint while learning Human anatomy by heart without any sexual idea behind at all. It certainly won't happen again (might get copied obviously) and lots of similar events cannot be run by men any longer in London They are run by female Artists/teachers, about a dozen of them, who all found the perfect man to bring down, thanks to Rachel Mc Carthy and Hilary Curtis who may run some of those businesses indirectly (TBC). They have used words and feminism to their advantage and are simply damaging the Art Scene for ever until one day. hopefully not if i can help it, only women will be involved as models (and a few young males), Artists, teachers, Art journalists, Art charities etc... Maybe women should be obliged to take courses about understanding men as we are a completely different animal they do not understand and would rather get rid off. This is only part of the Art world and our Society so nothing to worry about yet for most of us, but not for me.
In his own words #2 Please go there and read it and understand that for the last 15 years whatever i have done is because i enjoyed it and organized it for others to enjoy it as well making drawing exciting, keeping them happy, creative, young mentally and physically. You would understand if you ever meet me at a class. Simply try to guess my age.
This is not a secret anymore now that i have been in a fantastic loving relationship for the last 25 years but without sex for the last 10, because of my partner's personal medical situation, i won't talk to anyone about. So because i try to live a balanced life things did get a bit Rodinesque occasionally and still do now. Art is and will never be a prude environment or it will die the way it did or nearly did in many civilizations.
This sprint screen was sent to someone who shortly became a friend model who did work in the red quarter of Amsterdam as an escort and became a porn actress and technician. She simply adores the attention and unfortunately, for me, has got a short fuse, so short that one day we were nicely having a coffee near one of my classes in Angel, had a conversation about feminism and suddenly she simply, disappeared living me without a model to show me what women can do. It took me years to find out why and who sent something to meetup.com around 2012 and made them close all my 12 groups on a cold blue morning with a total of about 12k people lost and 8 years of very hard and good work around London, promoting Life Drawing. This model must have had a chat with Rachel Mc Carthy who was the only person that could have contacted Meetup in the name of "Safety for Models" at that time. Because she provided this link before to meetup. com people I now know who did it. Already then she was trying to take care of me using her influence about something that was private with the model and very well know by everyone at the time with my events of all sorts. There was no harassment or abuse of any kind involved in this link, just something that could be used to destroy my business. It took me all those years to find out it was those two, they wouldn't even confront or tell me as they knew this was purely nasty and unfair competition tactics. What else could it be?
http://www.tonypianco.com/2016/04/26/in-his-own-words-1/ is the second Link which in Fact was addressed to a young female nympho who contacted me on Craigslist UK because she needed breaks from her job and Loves Art. In fact this job could only have been done with her and I would have never asked any other Life model anything of the sort. She asked me, it was her idea. At that time, i was MR Life Drawing in London and had 1000's of Artists hoping i would come up with new ideas and that's all this was, something new that many would have enjoyed but never happened as she was asking for too much money. I would have never made any profit out of this for obvious reasons. At that time only one person could organize those kind of events, now 1/2 dozen ladies in London took over and made a few quids. Thanks to good old Tony.
The Only option I have is to spend money with a Sollicitor who will take about £1K to just write an email to those two ladies, Rachel and Hilary. They will obviously say that they used their freedom of expression and will not back down as they have already gone too far.
If you have any idea for a solution, please let me know.