26 November 2006
Model laughs off sneak photos of her sunbathing topless
TOP model Christina Storm says she won’t fight a Joburg photographic agency selling secretly taken shots of her tanning topless. Storm told Metro on Friday that although she feels the agency, Zoom Multimedia, had invaded her privacy, she did not intend to sue. She instead shrugged the pictures off with a raucous laugh and joked , “At least somebody is making money out of my name.”
Storm, who lives in Sandton, was photographed lying on a towel next to a swimming pool at a friend’s house in Houghton. In the series of photographs, apparently taken with a telephoto lens, she takes off her designer sunglasses and floral string-bikini.
“They [photographers] do that [sneak photographs] all the time but this time I am not going to put up a fight — even if they are making money out of it,” said Storm.
Zoom Multimedia boss Kerry Shaw confirmed her agency was selling a gallery of pictures of Storm sunbathing topless to interested local magazines and newspapers.
The nine pictures, selling for R4500 each, were secretly taken by a photographer Shaw refused to name. She did confirm, however, that the photographer had contacted her agency to sell the pictures on his behalf.
“He’s asked to remain anonymous,” she said. “The pics were taken at a friend’s place on private property.” Shaw said she had spoken to Storm and told Metro the model had threatened to sue the agency for invasion of privacy if the pictures were made public.
Storm, however, disputed this and denied any intention to sue. “I am not going to waste my time suing them,” said Storm. “If this is making people famous, it’s no big deal. I have done nude pictures before but they were classy and beautiful.”
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