• peaceetc

    Now that is interesting. Composites without any sort of credit, acknowledgement, or _permission_, and he indicates he himself took the images…. all on a business page. Very shady. Did he really think he wouldn’t get caught?

  • cj photography is a scam

    He also requested donations after his gear was stolen shortly after the giveaway. What business asks for donations when they should have insurance????? then amazingly his gear is returned a few weeks later. Who knows how much money he has scammed for people. Some of the top photographers in the world only have 10-20k likes on facebook, yet he has 86k? So so so shady. Someone needs to report this guy to the irs and local authorities.

    Source for donation page: http://crjphotography.com/contact-us/donate/ he quickly removed the public link to this and other material requesting money once people started calling him out on it.

    • Photo Stealers

      I had heard about this debacle a while back but hadn’t seen the donation page. Interesting.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Some one was quick enough to screencap the “donation page”

        • CJ PHOTO CON

          The fact he has since deleted the “donation” site further confirms the fact this guy is an f’ng conartist scumbag piece of trash.

        • Carrie Hampton Photography

          LOL! Holy shit!

        • deedee

          That’s interesting. He said he was giving EVERYBODY who donated a free session, but really it was only people who donated more than 100 USD!

    • Joseph Philbert

      Strange that he claims to only start his photography business a year ago …SMH

    • Tori

      I agree. He most definitely needs to be reported. I have heard horror stories from a friend who worked for him. He’s a real douche bag, hiding behind Jesus! If you’re reading this, Chris Jones, you’ve been found out. Your gig is UP.

  • cj photography scam

    and now he’s deleting negative posts off his business page!! The hilarity.

    • D L.

      He can delete all he wants. I’ve contacted Shutterstock to look into this matter.

  • S_Dallas

    makes me wonder if the people in the shots were scammed off sites as well.

  • seo cj photography scam photog

    This is the worst kind of scammer. Hold fake giveaways and act like you’re the charitable kind. Build following of honest people. Request donations. You figure if even 1/4 of the people contribute $1 / person, that’s 20k in his pocket. What a douche.

  • Tired of people bitching

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure once you PURCHASE a photo like that, the RIGHTS to it become yours. Then when it’s altered to your specifications and with your clients it is YOUR property. There is no need to claim the original source. HENCE WHY YOU BUY IT! Hate to tell you, every photo center in America uses background images whether it be a canvas or GREEN SCREEN of images captured or created by others and owns ALL RIGHTS to it, because they purchased it.

    • wonderbread

      Actually,
      Stock images have a clause in their contract stating that you ARE NOT able to use for commercial use without paying for a commercial license. Those usually are hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Meaning, you can create all you want for personal use, YOU HOWEVER CAN NOT re-sell the photo in any aspect of it. Just FYI.

    • uh duh
    • reasonable giraffe

      But in all of the photos, he claims he “took” them. He didn’t take anything. He either bought a license (doubtful since he’s lying) and photoshopped it, or he stole the photo and photoshopped in people. In either case, no actual photography was involved, which makes the whole site seem like a scam.

    • D. L.

      The problem is he never DISCLOSED that these were stock images used in composites upfront, plus he claimed he took all these shots. For example, the first sunrise photograph above he stated he woke up at 7:30 AM to do a test shot. That’s deceptive advertising because he turns around and charges for his workshops so people think he really took that shot so they want to learn from him. The reality is that he did not take that shot — another photographer took that shot. He made a composite to include a portraiture of a person and there’s nothing wrong with composites but when you don’t disclose it upfront that’s deceptive advertising.

    • Suz

      But, he didn’t purchase the rights to the images or, at least not all of the images. And, if he did purchase images he violated the licensing terms. And no, you do not have ALL RIGHTS to an image if you purchase it, unless the license clearly states that. And we’re not talking about a photo center, but a person passing work off as their own that is not. Most professional photographers that I know do not use fake backgrounds or stock images to composite work. Besides, using a painted background is so not the same as using a stock photo image and pretending that you took it.

  • cj photography ga scam

    He is deleting out the most damning comments and blocking people from commenting. Always a sign of honesty. He also claimed 90% of the work was original. LOL what about the other 10%?

    • Guest

      A couple of days ago, I purchased a small book entitled “Don’t Squat with your Spurs On.” One quote in it strikes home here: “Comin’ as close to the truth as a man can come without actually gettin’ there is comin’ pretty close, bu it still ain’t the truth.” Saying that only 10% of the work you claim as your own was actually stolen still makes you a thief.

  • Kristin Terryold

    Can it be considered making his own? Normally it is people just coping others people’s work. This guy paid for a background and changed it to make it his own. If he is using it to show off his work then it is fine. I don’t think he is selling his images.

    • juice

      Kristin, have you actually bothered to read anything about this? The article? The comments?

    • deceptive zebra

      He IS selling his images if he’s using them to promote his business to sell workshops, book weddings
      & portrait sessions, etc. This is no different than a bait and switch. SCAM SCAM SCAM. CJ Photography is a SCAM.

  • Guest

    Shady? Absolutely. Illegal? No, they did not steal anything and have every right to use it as they did.. I think the only thing they didn’t do was the following rule:

    COPYRIGHT NOTICE

    If a purchased File is reproduced in mass media (published on a blog or website, in a magazine, in a newspaper or on TV), a copyright notice must be displayed next to the File. This notice must contain the following text: “© Depositphotos.com/[Name or Nickname of the contributor]”.

    • JH

      But neglecting to add that nifty little ©, and posting the work as one’s own, IS Illegal. It’s a form of copyright infringement.

  • Guest

    Their work is called derivative. This link is the copyright law regarding their work. http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ14.pdf

  • Guest

    The more I think about it….the less I see it as stealing. People by digital backgrounds, templates, etc…all of the time and never disclose that they didn’t make anything but the one part o the photo. The stick image was purchased. The image was being resold and some altered rather drastically to be basically a new image.

    I would say what he is doing is absolutely dishonest and a misrepresentation but not illegal. But I suppose that’s more for a lawyer to decide.

    • Photo Stealers

      It’s against the stock sites terms of use to use the image without credit to the stock site and many of them require a different license to use the images commercially. The images that were not stock CJ did NOT have permission to use per the photographers and I tend to believe them. Perhaps they will come here and speak up as well.

    • Carrie Hampton Photography

      If thats the case, why even call yourself a photographer. Why even own a camera, if you really wanna get down to it, lol.

  • Wes Jones

    Share it if you dig it…. :0

  • CM

    just …wow

  • MLee Kneer

    Well, I felt kind of wishy washy about this to begin. My train of thought went something this: “if he’s innocent of the theft of images it’s a simple matter to clear up. Simply release the records of purchasing the proper licensing for the stock images and admit he made a mistake not giving credit where credit was due.”
    But, now I see that his advertising images are all not his own but also stock images. That is flat out false advertising. Which now makes me wonder if the people in the images are even shots he has taken.

    ETA: Guess I won’t be getting that proof of purchase
    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2835/11474015443_34eeff7719_o.png

    • Photo Stealers

      Interesting that he’s removed a lot more than the 9 images that he’s claimed were the only ones composited.

  • Oh No

    At first I thought about all the popular cloud overlays and things that are going around…and how I almost never see credit given for overlays. But those are sold for the purpose of being added to photos. This is really not the case here.
    Most disappointing for me though – I just feel like the CJ Photography vibe has been ruined. I have been following this page – amazed by CJ’s talent (for being a newbie photog of only a year!!!!), touched by his generosity for giving away a camera and also sending the ‘thief’ of his original gear a BIBLE. I loved that he doted on his daughter and his family first philosophy. I gushed on and on to my husband about what an artist this guy was and what a nice person he seemed to be. But he really did mislead me and others. I truly believed he took these photos. In his other work he clearly has talent. That makes it even worse. He didn’t have to misrepresent himself in this way. *sigh* It’s too bad, really.

    • Suz

      And, if he lies about his work, just imagine what else he lies about.

    • CJ is a scammer

      Believe me, he lies about A LOT more. You wouldn’t believe what his contractors have had to suffer through. This man won’t stand a chance in a court room. He has absolutely nothing to defend himself with.

  • Melinda Potter

    Since his portraiture is also in question, Judging by his “landscapes” on his site, I doubt he’s even capable of the shots he advertises with, or doing his own composites. Did anyone else have a look? Am I the only one that feels this way?
    Once again if the “photographer” you are following, and/or look up to is marketing almost solely to YOU and not potential photography clients, tread lightly. There’s more money to be made selling to photographers rather than with your cameras. Smart businessmen know this, and if they skip the actual being a photographer part of the equation, you end up with something like this.
    It’s really too bad that there are people turning photography into some sort of Amway or pyramid scheme, selling the dream. Makes my stomach turn. Photo stealers, thank you for doing your part to clean up and calling a spade a spade.

  • immorta

    Compositing images is fine, you can get tons of free stuff on deviant art to use for this purpose for free you just need to acknowledge the original photographer of the images you have used. Paying for stock images doesn’t give you the right to claim you took the image yourself either, that is a big no no and clearly spelt out in the license agreement that you cannot use images to sell your services if what you are inferring is you created those images. The problem is using stock images OR another photographers images, art working them and then claiming you took the images. There is no excuse for that. Composite with your own images if you want to say you took the original, or if you use stock images in any part of a composite you need to let people know if that’s a service you are selling. Some people will gladly pay for this type of work if done well, but you can’t composite images and pretend you created them from scratch. There’s a big difference art working your own image to make it look like it was taken at sunrise and dropping in someone else’s image as a background and claiming its all your work.

  • xtine

    Did anyone else notice he used the same girl in 2 images? First in the dock image and then again in the “trying out a new style” image.

    • Disappointed

      I actually personally know the girl in those two images. I work with her. He did take the portrait shots of her. Very disappointing that he has portrayed himself as the sole creator of the images he makes.

      • Photo Stealers

        I’m starting to get the feeling that you are the girl in a few of those pictures.

  • Christine

    My comment to him: “I still think using stock images to advertise photo sessions is false advertising and gives your customers the wrong idea about what their photos will look like. When I post an ad for photosessions on my photography site, I use nothing except my own work that I took, background and foreground, all of it. I wouldn’t pass off another photographer’s images or stock images as my own, no matter how similar the quality of the photo is to my own. I suggest that you no longer use stock backgrounds to advertise your photography unless your client privately allows you to freely edit their photoshoot picture as you’d like. Do not advertise it as if you had “woke up early at 7:30 am” just to get a shot. Come on, now. You didn’t even feel a little guilty after posting that? Be honest, real, and authentic or you will lose your fan base and your cliental.”

  • CJ PHOTOGRAPHY SCAM

    It should be mentioned he has setup alternate sites and is “opening” new “shops” and the stolen photos are still up there:

    https://www.facebook.com/cjphotographyco

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/CJ-Photography-TX/770261529667261

    This guy is a thief and a scam artist. Only sorry because he got caught. The IRS needs to know about this guy.

  • Mark

    Looks like he has pulled his page down. This guy really gets my blood boiling. I hate the fact that this scumbag used religion to con these people out of money. While Im not religious anymore myself I grew up in a religious household and a very religous school and I respect those whose beliefs are different than mine, in any religion. This guy is a parasite who found a giant blood cow to suck on and it finally fell over and died. Depending on how much he possibly bilked out of people for the “Donations” I would think he will be facing some serious criminal ramifications if it turns out that the “stolen photo gear” was in fact just a scam. Smart marketing if you’re a deceitful money hungry thief, not so smart if you wanted to keep a business open for more than a year or two. Below was a comment i Left on his page about 2 hours ago.

    Only
    people I feel bad for are the thousands of saps that actually are
    believing this Chris guys BS, the fact that he is using “religion” to
    sell you his business is even sadder, and yall are eating it all up! As
    long as he adds a “God Bless” after serving
    it to you you all would eat a s%$t sandwich. The guy is a fraud and a
    conman plain and simple. Any photographer be he a 20 year veteran or 1
    year startup would know better than to use all 5 stock images someone
    else shot in an advertisement of his own photo services. Scroll down to
    “A mini session ad on the WA page.” http://stopstealingphotos.tumblr.com/…/cj-photography Anyone defending this guy is blind. While were at it,

    I’d
    love to see a police report for the “supposed” theft of his “stolen
    gear”. I wonder how the saps who donated cash to him while he had his
    donation page up and running are feeling right about now? How many tens
    of thousands of dollars did Chris get from that scam?

    • D

      This is actually the reason that I am so upset about this whole thing. I can not stand seeing someone using people’s hope, kindness, religion, and family, as a way to draw them in so you can con them. You are using God and paying it forward as a fascade to gain new likes so you can make money off of them. As a photography, my first year was spent trying to gain local fans, not as many photographers as I could.

      • Mark

        As of about 2:50 am EST his personal FB page is now down as well as his design page http://www.facebook.com/ChrisJonesDesigns, I imagine that the only way the guy can possibly get any sleep and not have to worry about all this backlash is if he deactivates all of his “pages”.

        • juice

          LOL @ the idea he’s staying awake worrying. This is just a business glitch in this business.

          • Mark

            He has now removed all content from his own website as well as taking down all of his Facebook “pages”, yes quite a glitch indeed!

    • B

      Actually his facebook page was removed by Facebook. I guess over 9,000 reported it as a scam/spam.

      • Photo Stealers

        I’m thinking it disappeared when he deleted his account. Since he was the admin on all of his pages they disappeared when he deleted his Facebook.

        • Mark

          actually his personal page is now back online. http://www.facebook.com/thetophinator
          And It and the “design page” were still up until about 2:50 am EST last night which was I believe about an hour or two after the main CJPhotography page was taken offline. So he probably was just doing damage control himself.

          • Photog

            ya he deleted everything regarding the PS postings and his wrong doings he still has questionable pictures up like the ladies being lassoed by the guy on the horse, for real? he says they are straight out of the camera.. as a real photographer i can tell you that it is NOT straight from the camera, that is definitely a composite!

          • creepsmeout

            I asked him the same thing yesterday. He sent me a screen shot but who knows now.

          • Ya!!

            His page is still up

        • photog

          seeing the “police report” and the letter from the thief solidifies his guilt. first of all how did Chris get this supposed thiefs address to mail him a letter and why did he send the thief of his supposed massively expensive gear a money order and not call the police. This guy is super shady and really needs to have a visit to by the police

  • Con Man

    I hope someone is closely following the donation money.

  • B&T

    I used to work for Chris Jones. Now that this new information has been made public, you are going to have many people stepping forward that either worked for him or with him.
    My wife warned me that his business was a pyramid scheme when I signed my contract with him. I should’ve listened. It was most definitely a scam. I personally believe that his camera gear was never stolen and returned by the thief. Yes, he told us (his independent contractors) that his camera gear was RETURNED by mail from the thief who took it. Why was there no police report filed? Why wasn’t his expensive gear insured? How in the hell did a thief find his address and ship camera gear back to him without being caught? None of it makes sense.
    I am just as surprised by this horrible photo stealing and fake photoshop crap as you are. I never questioned that his images weren’t his own. As a professional photographer, that is appalling.
    Also, I whole heartedly believe that there were never any cameras in his ”camera giveaways”. Chris Jones told me himself that a Canon representative contacted him and supplied ten cameras to add in his facebook giveaway. Canon never did this. Look it up. Contact Canon and ask them if they know who Chris Jones is.
    To add a very personal fact to this, I can tell you that I worked one shoot for him and it was my last one. The contract stated that photographers be paid within 7 days of their shoot. It took me almost a month to be paid. I had to make many phone calls, texts, and send several emails before I saw my money. He lied about posting money to paypal several times, blaming the inconvenience on a PayPal glitch. I called PayPal myself and they said Chris Jones had not sent any money, or even attempted to post money to my account. I had to threaten CJ with legal action, and it was only then that the money owed to me was sent. Soon after, I was promptly removed from the contractors group with no warning by CJ himself.

    • tt

      someone suggested i reply to the best comment with the police report and bogus explanation he gave to my friend during the time of the giveaway / theft / “return” of supposed stolen goods. the police report is a complete sham and looks like something a 2nd grader would print out for a book report lol. canon 1 dx? the most valuable L lenses? insurance fraud what?

  • Grace Renee’ Freer

    I know Christopher Jones personally and I’ve also been a certified Police Officer since 2007, so I am well acquainted with laws and legal matters. What I’ve read on this page makes me utterly disgusted……….not at Chris, but at people like you and the person who runs this Tumbler page that accused him of being a thief. I realize that by posting this I’m putting myself directly into the line of fire, but I’ve known Christopher Jones, Chris, CJ, whatever you want to call him for many years and I know the type of caliber person he is, so I’ll willingly take any heat I get as a result. I know his heart….I’ve watched him struggle through the cards that life dealt him and I’ve watched him as he’s never given up striving to overcome them. Due to my years in law enforcement I’ve also had the unfortunate pleasure of knowing people like you. I completely agree that Chris made a mistake…….but that is what it is…a mistake. Chris would never have knowingly “stolen” someone else’s work, when he went to Shutterfly and paid money to purchase those stock images, he didn’t realize that there would be anything more to it, that he would have to make another purchase to “fully” buy the image. I know if you were to contact Shutterfly and ask, they would tell you that Chris Jones isn’t the first photographer to make this mistake and he won’t be the last. Chris tried to own up to his mistake, his primary concern after finding out what he did wrong, was trying to get in touch with the people who took the stock images and assure them that he did not mean to rob them of any credit that they were due and he would compensate them whatever he owed for using the stock images to help promote his business. But before he had time to even attempt to do that and go through all the pictures on his pages and regroup, in typical piranha fashion you tore into him relentlessly……..because for you this isn’t about making sure people get credit where credit is due, it isn’t about making sure they get compensated, it’s about eliminating a threat, it’s about destroying another person’s success. One of the main reasons Chris wanted to start a newbie photography group was because he genuinely wanted to help other photographers avoid some of the problems he’s encountered himself and he wanted to help others learn the business. And it made him sick whenever a new photographer posted an image on the page hoping to get some insightful criticism that they could learn from, only to be bombarded with an onslaught of critiques that served no purpose other than to bash the person who posted it. Unlike you, Chris wasn’t afraid of competition, he didn’t view other photographers as that. To him other photographers were a chance for him to learn and in turn he wanted to help others learn what he had. If the shoe was on the other foot and Chris was already informed about this licensing issue and saw that another photographer was making that mistake, he would take them aside privately and make them aware and help them figure out a way to fix their mistake. Instead of seeing it as an opportunity to rid himself of a potential threat, he would consider it a chance to pay it forward to someone else. That is the character of the man you are sending your hate filled messages and emails to. Seeing all the accusations being fired at Chris and his business would almost be laughable to me if not for the malice with which they’re being said, because I know the truth about all of it, I’m not blind, nor am I ignorant of the law.

    I was with Chris a year ago when he walked into the Best Buy store by the Mall of Georgia and bought his first camera. It was a glorified soccer mom camera, but Chris was unaware of that since he knew next to nothing about photography. Before we’d even left the Best Buy parking lot, Chris had the camera out of the box and was taking pictures threw the car window. So for those of you questioning if it’s true that he’s only been doing this for a year, I’m sorry to disappoint you but the answer is yes, I can personally vouch for that fact. How did he get to be so good so fast?….. Despite knowing absolutely nothing about cameras and the photography business, Chris already had years of experience under his belt doing web design and creating cover art for CD’s for bands he recorded. He was well versed in graphic design and all the computer programs that go along with it. But the main thing that helped him and set him apart, was that Chris is the type of person who if you gave him a challenge or a task, he’d have it solved before you could catch your breath. Chris is by far one of the smartest and most talented people I’ve ever known; unfortunately for him it makes him a huge target for people like you. God has blessed him with a natural ability to adapt and learn things quickly. Some people can work their entire lives and not achieve half of the success he’s capable of. At times I am envious of it myself, so I can understand the nature of where a lot of the criticism he’s experienced stems from. Do not misunderstand me, Chris is an extremely hard worker and has a strong work ethic. Anything he’s accomplished didn’t come easy, he’s pulled countless all nighters and logged many nights where he’s only gotten an hour or two of sleep to get where he is. In your post you said “Combined with the fact that he’s less than a year into the business things started popping in people’s heads and at least two people have investigated and brought some info to me.” I’m sure you as well as many other photographers were instantly suspicious of him and couldn’t fathom that someone with only a year of experience in the business could eclipse your own business in such a short amount of him. And as I suspected the instant he made a mistake, instead of you or any of his “fellow” photographers pulling him aside and making him aware of it, like he would for you, you immediately choose to publically bash him because you were fully informed of the impact it will have on his business. In law enforcement you don’t ignore it when a fellow officer makes a mistake, but you don’t kick them senseless when their down either. You get down into the dirt with them and you help them find a way out. You help them right their wrong, because God forbid…..should you be the one who screws up, you would want someone there to help you fix it. For Chris, photography wasn’t just something fun to do in his spare time; it was his means to provide for his daughter, it was his livelihood. There are countless things I could tell you about this man that would make most feel bad for being so eager to see his demise…..but probably not you. I know enough about human nature and seen enough over the years to know that you’ll continue trying to destroy him, you won’t offer him an ounce of mercy. More than any other time I wish someone would prove me wrong……but I doubt they will. So congratulations to you and yours.

    • Mark

      Since you supposedly know him and are also a Police officer I would imagine it wouldn’t be difficult for you to provide the police report from when his gear was stolen. You see when someone gets caught making a bunch of lies and then continues to make more lies on top it’s very hard to keep that ball from unraveling all the way. If you want to help your friend, show proof of a police report that can be verified. Maybe that will keep some of the dogs at bay until more truth comes out. p.s. I know a lot of people who provide for their daughters without lying to over 80,000 people to do it.

      • Grace Renee’ Freer

        Thank you Mr. Mark for proving me right, some things will unfortunately never change.

        • Mark

          Mr. Disgusted, you and Mr Jones will get no “hall pass” from me. Here is a good place for yourself and Mr Jones to spend some time reading. Focus on reading through all the comments. Chris has brought this all on himself and he should be ready to face the consequences of his actions, not hide behind them because he claims to be religious or has a daughters mouth to feed. http://fstoppers.com/i-was-wrong-i-need-to-apologize-to-anyone-ive-offended

          Jasmine Star built her fame on her brand and her online persona, this came crashing down on her when it was found out that she was directly plagiarizing others in her blog posts and copying others tweets and posting as her own to her thousands of “groupies” in order to promote herself as being witty and charming. Chris should have spent less time marketing and more time focusing on providing consistently honest and truthful work. When a photographer lies about his or her imagery they produce that is pretty much the worst thing they can do. He was willing to risk his reputation by doing that and now everything he has done is now coming under question., i.e. “claiming his gear was stolen” and taken the donations from potentially tens of thousands of people. If it looks like a get rich quick scheme, talks like a get rich quick scheme, smells like a get rich quick scheme, it usually is.

          I don’t have anything to prove at all, Mr. Jones is alone in that regard. And it probably wont be to me but instead to some other law enforcement agent member after enough people he duped come forward. If he wants to be pro-active instead of re-active about this whole mess I think that would be in his best interest.

          Showing documentation of the actual “gear theft” and documentation of all the donations received would go a long way toward taking him from sleezeball scam artist status to, just an ignoramus who thought he could operate a photography business with no knowledge of copyright law or morals.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Strange. That you cannot provide the police report… very strange.

          • Grace Renee’ Freer

            No Mr. Joseph Philbert its actually not…..when you consider how many police departments and sheriffs offices there are out there.

          • Mark

            Lol, I think whomever you got your “Certification” as a police officer from owes you some money. http://www.gainesville.org/request-for-records/

          • Joseph Philbert

            Police reports are public domain and you are a certified officer. So umm dont you have like ummm have contacts that you can get us a copy.
            Chris is such a GREAT friend you have him on speed dial… ask him what department he went too. Dont worry we expect some kind of lame excuse.

        • Mark

          The only person who has any proving to do is Chris Jones, someone who claims to be a photographer and risks his reputation by stealing others images has no integrity. If he has no integrity that means he doesn’t care how he gets his money. If he did not fraudulently represent himself to con gullible, compassionate people out of their hard earned money it shouldn’t be that difficult to prove. A police report and documentation of all donations and where the giveaway cameras came from and to whom they were received by would do it for me. Then I will go from thinking of him as a scumbag sleaze ball scam artist to just an inept idiot who thought he could run a multiple state/nationwide photography business without being aware of the most basic copyright laws or moral and ethical behavior.

        • Bubs

          anyone notice that this ‘police Officers’ profile looks A LOT like Brittany Spears??? I think CJ and this ‘chick’ like to steal photos at random….

    • Suz

      If you are, as you say, a friend of Chris, then you should tell him to come clean and be 100% honest, which, to date, he has not been. He has changed his story multiple times as to what he did wrong or to the extent that he did it. Not even counting the uber shady story of the stolen camera gear (police reports are public records ,so there should be no problem showing on here), this guy has nothing but scam artist written all over him. While I wasn’t in the FB group he started, my understanding is that he started it to market his workshops and that people were immediately asked for money. No one begrudges anyone legitimate success, but it is the lying and deceitfulness and shortcuts that people dislike.

      And, if you truly are a law enforcement professional, then you should know that ignorance of the law is not a valid excuse. So, Chris saying that he was ignorant of the license needed to use the stock images in the manner he did is no excuse.

      • Grace Renee’ Freer

        I fully expected no one on this page to believe a word I wrote, but it needed to be said regardless. It is my truth. But thank you Mrs. Suz for further proving me right.

        • Suz

          Also, maybe you should actually use a real name and a profile picture instead of hiding behind “disgusted.”

          • Grace Renee’ Freer

            Sorry to disappoint you Mrs.Suz, but I don’t usually spend my time bashing others on blogs, so I have no need to create an account here.

          • Suz

            Bashing people on blogs has nothing to do with creating a profile. It has to do with transparency and standing behind posts you make. But, since I don’t believe you are anyone other than Chris Jones, or whatever other alias you go by, it doesn’t really matter, does it?

          • Grace Renee’ Freer

            No it doesn’t…..because even if I put a picture up and created a profile etc, you along with the others here would just claim it was a fake. Everything to you is a lie, is a conspiracy and that’s how you justify judging others so harshly.

          • Photo Stealers

            You do realize that this site logs your email address as well as your IP?

          • Suz

            The only thing that is a lie is a lie. Chris Jones lied multiple times both before and after being caught. There is no harsh judgement there, just the truth of the lies, false statements, and changing of stories. And, sadly, your story you posted above just doesn’t have the ring of truth and only serves to make Chris Jones look like more of a scam artist than ever before. So, nice try, but no cigar for you.

          • Grace Renee’ Freer

            I don’t smoke Mrs. Suz

          • Suz

            The I guess you’ve got no excuse for your deluded comments.

        • KevinNewsome

          “Thank you for proving me right.” You keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what you think it means.

          • Grace Renee’ Freer

            Mr. KevinNewsome, Mr. Joseph Philbert, Mrs. Suz, and Mrs. Carrie Hampton Photography……I could spend all night trading barbs back in forth with you, but I have to deal with people like you on a day to day basis. Its my night off and actually have more important things to do then this. You have proved me right in that you will continue trying to destroy him regardless of anything that’s said. You’ve already passed down your judgement of him and I expected and accept that. I wish you all the best in your businesses.

          • Photo Stealers

            Do you have anything other than “you proved me right” to say?

          • Photo Stealers

            He destroyed himself.

        • Joseph Philbert

          disgusted said: [It is my truth.]
          This proves my point …its all in his mind.

        • Kirk Wilson

          What is with this grace chick responding to everything with “thank you for proving me right” as thought that is a real response? Its kinda like…oh…say Pee wee herman saying ” I know you are but what am I?” in response to every comment.

    • KevinNewsome

      “Certified” Police Officer? That’s a new term on me, but whatever…
      I think you missed the point. The fact that he conveniently forgot to pay for the licensing to use those backgrounds commercially is a moot and shallow point. His real problem was in purposely misrepresenting those backgrounds as his own work in a flagrant effort to deceive his 86k minions into believing he was the second coming of photo rockSTARS, which served as a launching pad for him selling shortcuts to success (which, as REAL photographers know, reside only in the land of Unicorns). Take those backgrounds out of the picture, and his work is shit. pure and simple. The guy’s a hack, and deserves to be drummed out of the business by honest, hard working professionals. I hope he goes back to the music industry and rekindles his “passion” there. He doesn’t belong in photography.

      • Grace Renee’ Freer

        I guess we will just have to agree to disagree Mr. KevinNewsome. But thank you as well for proving me right.

        • Joseph Philbert

          You are proven right in your own mind.

          • Grace Renee’ Freer

            And you Mr. Joseph Philbert and Mrs. Carrie Hampton Photography and again Mr. KevinNewsome are exactly what I was talking about. I’m glad I made you laugh Mrs. Carrie Hampton Photography.

          • photog

            funny that your fb page isnt available huh grace, or is it Chris? is that what you are checking yourself in for multiple personalities or are you now escalating to identity fraud?

        • Carrie Hampton Photography

          you are making me crack up. …right about WHAT??!

        • KevinNewsome

          Now, you see, that ridiculously moronic comment “proving me right” scares the hell outta me, because someone thought you were smart enough to carry a gun.

      • Photo Stealers

        From what I’ve been told from his students, his workshop was almost verbatim from a Scott Kelby book. Shocking, I know.

    • Carrie Hampton Photography

      You’re missing the point. If he is creating images this way AND copywrighting them, that’s F’d up. Doesnt take a rocket scientist to get that, dude. If you’re piecing an image together using ONLY the photo a person you took and everything else is a picture you didnt take, you should not copywright it. Black and white. Then he has the nerve to say “Dont steal it!” (scuse me, ‘steel it’.).
      If he is basically using photoshop and making these images, and not even really taking a lot of the photography, why even call yourself a photographer, why even carry a camera, lol!. As a cop, and an adult, and someone who I assume graduated high school, I would hope you see how pretty shady his actions are. Its not a matter of what was a mistake, what was licensed, what wasnt, it’s pretty black and white. He was placing pictures of subjects into complete amazing backgrounds he didnt even come close to taking. The backgrounds made those photos. Not his ‘work’. Wise up. Props for sticking up for your friend, but….come on, lol.. Lets have some creative integrity and backbone here, especially if you’re carrying on about how you took this amazing photo, on your own page.

    • samuraipolitics

      Um, what exactly is a “certified police officer.” And no offense, I haven’t met a police officer yet who actually knew the law. 😉

    • juice

      Oh, hi Chris! You really need to learn how to write a bit better, this is fake as.

    • Photo Stealers

      I’m sure many of the people you arrest on a daily basis that are stealing to provide for their families or love God or have a sad life history. Do you help THEM out of the mud?

    • Really?

      I checked the profile too. Your a homeschooled teen. Why are you hanging out with a 28+ yr old man? My assumption is that your one of his “clients” and he sweet talked you too. This is officially creeping me out. Real police officers don’t say “certified police officer”, the proof they’d give is a badge number. Mr. Jones also has been trying to get into selling business workshops…if he is so good at it why didn’t he know about the license? I knew about it and I have never purchased stock. I checked one of the photos, it was on a photoshop site “All Rights Reserved” NOT stock. As a “certified police officer” you might want to look into the fact he JUST registered his business Nov. of THIS year. Google search his address, yes its public record, there is NO Chris Jones listed at that address. There are so many other stories being told. There are so many OTHER lies being told. This goes way further than just a license issue. It’s so much bigger than that. You have no idea, but then again maybe you do. 😉

      • Grace Renee’ Freer

        Actually Mr. Really?…..I’m 26 years old….and Police Officers don’t give out badge numbers on the internet to prove they are cops, because I’ll you’d have to do is pick a random number and unless you live close to that Sheriff or Police Department they would be no way to verify. You’ve been watching too many episodes of CSI lol. Just contact GA P.O.S.T. I already gave my DOB and name to Mr. Photo Stealer…..Have fun with your little investigation!

    • Really?

      One more thing….. Graphic Designers…KNOW about stock images and their licenses. Its kinda their JOB. I know this because I happen to know multiple graphic designers and they HAVE to use stock for their designs. Lets all pause for a moment of “DUH”

    • Storage Needed

      Chris is laughing all the way to the bank at ya’ll. This is going around – say what you want – the boys got game.

      • Con Artist CJ Photography

        Everyone and their mother needs to screen cap this and report this con artist to the IRS. Especially considering the “donations” page where he was taking in money….but now the donations page doesn’t exist. What a perfect long con: gain 90k followers, then beg for donations from them. If even half of them gave $5 he has cleaned up.

        • Whistleblower

          I’m reporting him. Get up to 30% of the unreported taxes 🙂 Everyone should do the same so SOMEONE at least collects the reward

          http://www.irs.gov/uac/Whistleblower-Informant-Award

          Best thing I can possible do with my day off today. Thanks, Storage Needed!

          • Storage Needed

            He posted it in the secret group shutting down for his event to teach people to make 750k a year. I wonder if this event is still going down?

    • photog

      your statement is ridiculous, and honestly holds no merit. “officer” or not it doesnt justify his actions. Also, Chris isnt “competition” to many of us. Most of real photographers commenting on this topic are not even near him. but it is appalling someone could scam so many people in our profession. I also knew nothing about the photography industry when i started, i was a nurse of 6 yrs that decided to pursue my passion for photography, i had to teach myself everything from the ground up including not to steal others works, which i thought is just plain common sense. Everything Chris says just sounds like a sad pity party to me

      • photog

        further more, if you really are an officer of the law, maybe you should look into this phony camera give away and the 50k+ of money he scammed from his “devoted” followers whom he so callously douped??!!

  • samuraipolitics

    I do have to say something though because I feel people are conflating things. Illegal is not the same as unethical and immoral. Not paying the licensing fee to use the photos in the way he did could possibly be a mistake, but it was not illegal, it was a breach of contract, and if done on purpose unethical and immoral. I can let that one go because I don’t know the truth. The problem I have is trying to pretend he took the photos, that was a deliberate decision. That wasn’t a mistake, pretending he got up early to catch these magnificent shots was wrong, unethical and immoral, that I cannot let go. A police officer came on here to defend his good heart, well, I think people are so pissed off because they thought they were dealing with a good guy. People trusted him and they feel their trust has been betrayed. I am someone who likes to look out for fellow photographers so I felt where he was coming from with the new beginnings group, but then I found it was a way to get a concentration of people who didn’t know what they were doing who would be willing to pay for these mini workshops that he gave via skype. You can claim all you want, Mr. Disgusted Certified Police Officer, that he was going out of the goodness of his heart…but he was charging people to teach them to do what he did without making it clear that these amazing backgrounds he was working with weren’t his. So he lied to those people. And he took their money, THAT is FRAUD, illegal, unethical, AND immoral. I am not sure how you defend that. He F’d up, he got caught, if he wants to move forward he should step out from behind his friends, own up to it, no more excuses and rebuild from there. We all make mistakes, I completely agree, but why would anyone even begin to forgive such a serious mistake when the individual who made it won’t even fully admit to it? I haven’t seen an offer of refund to the people who paid for his courses…nothing…and who won that camera in the give away anyway?

    • Photo Stealers

      Yes, it is illegal as he does not have commercial rights to sell the image. He was selling someone else’s copyrighted works without the license to do so. He also took images that were NOT stock images and used them as his backgrounds and sold those as well- which is also illegal.

      The only thing that is unethical was using the stock images to sell the mini sessions.

      • samuraipolitics

        What I mean to say by illegal is to distinguish between criminal and civil remedies. While it violates copyright, unless he was SELLING the works he isn’t guilty of a crime per se. He is violating copyright statutes but he isnt facing any criminal penalties. Get what I’m saying?

        • Photo Stealers

          Those are images he made for clients and presumably they purchased the session so yes, they were sold.

          • samuraipolitics

            Like I said, because I don’t know if the images were sold to a client or just used to get oohs and ahs to then fleece people by selling them a tutorial I can’t make a call on that one.

          • Photo Stealers

            A few of his clients have contacted me and at least 3 have purchased these works of art.

          • samuraipolitics

            well there you have it.

          • Photo Stealers

            They were concerned they can be sued for having them. I presume they paid but I didn’t ask but they said they were clients not models…

          • samuraipolitics

            nah, they are good. its not like receiving stolen property or anything.

          • Glass House Voyeur

            You talk in circles in the your three comments above…. 1. Your clients contacted me and they purchased them… 2.) errrr…. well you used them commercially to sell your business is what I meant…. 3.) …. Welllllll, I never asked if they purchased them…I just ASSumed they did…. Wow. You sound pretty legit yourself!

          • Photo Stealers

            The clients contacted me because they were concerned that there could be issues with the images they were in. I didn’t ask if they paid for the session. It is possible they were models but regardless if they paid or not (models are often given the images in exchange for posing), the images were still being used on his Facebook page as a commercial work. That better?

          • DOUCHER

            I have also taken the steps to contact these clients because I am working on a lawsuit of my own. I am curious as to how much actual garbage you can come up with. These images were never sold once.

          • Photo Stealers

            Hi Chris. You still used the images to sell your business and your workshops so it’s still commercial use regardless if a client paid for the images.

        • Guest

          When I watched a Blu-Ray movie last night, the obligatory piracy warning at the beginning informed me that copying, even without commercial gain, would make me liable to civil -and criminal- penalties. Either MGM is wrong about copyright issues, or some people in this thread are.

  • Mark

    Looky Looky who purged all the talk about this topic from his page and opened back up for business as usual! https://www.facebook.com/christopherJphotography

  • MKS

    HE IS BACK ON FB AGAIN WITH DELETED STUFF! LOL

    • Joseph Philbert

      what you trying to prove? Chris Jones admitted to what he did.

  • Grace Renee’ Freer

    Whoever is deleting this….I’ll just keep re-posting it…….. For those of you continuing to jump to conclusions, judge, and accuse…….here is all my info: https://www.facebook.com/gracereneefreer…..and as an added bonus, my phone number 706-680-0575. I will continue to support Chris Jones, and I stand by everything I said about him. He is worth whatever emails/messages/texts/calls I’m sure you’ll send my way. Have at it people!

    • cj photo scam 2013

      LOL not available. what a pos

    • Photo Stealers

      So a “certified” cop is now a young girl who is being homeschooled? Don’t you know better than to link to young girl’s profiles publicly on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/gracereneefreer is the address without the extra run on he added in.

      Phone number is Grace as well (Google comes back to a Grace looking for a home for an animal named Troy). So this is either a teenage homeschooled girl who is also a cop or is someone defending Chris and pretending to be a cop. Which is it?

      • Joseph Philbert

        Hmmmmm imitating a “Certified” cop is illegal in the US

    • Joseph Philbert

      what are you trying to prove? Chris Jones admitted to what he did.

    • CrackerJacker

      FWIW, she does work in law enforcement. It is referenced on her FB wall in early November. How that impacts anything is beyond me, but it does seem to be true.

  • Grace Renee’ Freer

    Since you keep deleting my post with all my contact info, I’ll just try again tomorrow.

    • Photo Stealers

      I was in bed, I wasn’t deleting it. You were.

  • Mark

    I just can’t get over the balls of this guy, but I suppose with 80,000 followers you’re going to have a large portion of people who will defend him until the bitter end. Looking at the comments on the wall there are so many obviously trusting religious folks, who have been blinded by and enamored by his “faith”. A quote by someone else who contacted me on Facebook struck that same nerve, “walking with the Lord is a great and awesome thing to
    share with others, but using the Lord and his words as a marketing tool
    to sell your business and products for personal profit is plain wrong
    and deceitful.”

    It’s very disappointing that this is what the photography business has become for so many people.

  • Guest

    I live in the same city and spoke with him in the beginning but I stopped following him recently when he tried to screw my very close friend out of the money owed to her for a shoot she did for him THAT HE WAS PAID FOR. If someone pays you money for a shoot you should hand it over to the photographer you are contracted with, not do something else with the money.

  • GainesvilleResident658

    I live in the same city and spoke with him in the beginning but I
    stopped following him recently when he tried to screw my very close
    friend out of the money owed to her for a shoot she did for him THAT HE
    WAS PAID FOR. If someone pays you money for a shoot you should hand it
    over to the photographer you are contracted with, not do something else
    with the money.

  • Storage Needed

    The lord is fightin for him.

    • peaceetc

      He’s going to keep playing the god card for all it’s worth, and people will continue to fall for it. I find that incredibly sad.

      • Storage Needed

        The lord will fight for you too Peaceetc, all you have to do is ask.

        • peaceetc

          Nah, I’m good, thanks. I don’t want to distract him from what he’s doing for Chris, after all.

    • Joseph Philbert

      HAHAHAHA that is funny.

      • Storage Needed

        The lord will fight for you too Joseph, all you have to do is ask.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Well I have no reason for the “lord” to fight for me …. since I have not done anything wrong to ask for his forgiveness… I leave that to the ones who continue to lie and deceive to others.

          • Storage Needed

            Good for you man! Keep doing the lords work.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Tell Chris to do that … maybe confession and a few hail Mary’s

          • Storage Needed

            Chris don’t need to pray anymore, he has a personal relationship with our lord.

          • Joseph Philbert

            So personal that he used it to deceive others… got it.

          • Storage Needed

            I can’t even keep a straight face, I think he’s a turd too.

  • Mark

    For those interested this post and all the comments are still there but it is hidden from the wall of his page.
    https://www.facebook.com/christopherJphotography/posts/432910726836372 and to whomever posted the screenshot of a paypal account can we get more info on where that was found? any way to know if its authentic?

    • Storage Needed

      He posted it in his now secret group to prove that he was making bank, he was going to have an event to teach everyone to make 750k a year. Everyone in that group saw it.

      • Storage Needed
        • FUBAR

          It was dis-banned by the admins after they found out. There was a whole lot of “oh hell no” involved.

          • CrackerJacker

            Dis-banned: They dissed it AND banned it! 😀

      • Mark

        Getting rich quick never sounded so good!!! Selling the dream baby selling the dream!! Its always funny to see scam artists do this crap, I imagine it was something along the lines of this ……”Let me teach you how to make 750k a year!!, I just need 10,000 of you to pay me $75 for the course first”

        • Joseph Philbert

          Yea I think I saw a screen cap of his supposed paypal account

  • Photog

    His fb page is back up

    • Storage Needed

      Until he announces the “winner” of the new camera. But it will probably be a new facebook profile with limited posts with a sad story like her house burned down. Like the lady who won the September contest, her profile was up for a few days with barely any posts and was quickly deactivated.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Interesting .. a winner with a deactivated profile.

        • Storage Needed

          Look out PS.

          • FUBAR

            Um. Why wasn’t this posted by his lawyer? Just an observation.

          • Photo Stealers

            I don’t know where his is but I have mine.

      • Liars

        umm…..the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight and she’s still on facebook……and her house really did burn down…..so yea….

        • FUBAR

          True. She is real. But what about all the others?

      • Liars

        umm…….the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…..her facebook is still up………and her house really did burn down……so yea…..

        • Storage Needed

          We believed you the first time. I believe that he gave her a camera. Good job Chris on giving your friend a camera. I sure as hell don’t believe that he gave out the other ten.

      • Liars

        umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

        • Storage Needed

          bravo. chris jones for president for buying a friend a camera.

      • Liars

        umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

        • Storage Needed

          Okay if you must keep repeating yourself, you must be telling the truth. This proves it folks. Chris Jones did indeed give away all 11 cameras and Liars here has proof.

      • Liars

        umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

        • Storage Needed

          Mmmmm…. popcorn.

    • FUBAR

      100% true….yes it was.

  • Getting Some Popcorn

    It just keeps getting better and better. I’m certain that any investigations by him and his Lawyer will end up putting him back in question about a lot of other shit he’s claimed.

    • Photo Stealers

      He’s confessing he did do what is posted here but he’s suing for defamation. I don’t think he knows the definition.

      • Getting Some Popcorn

        Of course this post has been removed, good thing I got the screenshot. Perhaps his lawyer advised him against showboating.

    • Photo Stealers

      It’s already gone.

    • FUBAR

      oh my 100% true<—– Images dont lie

  • Storage Needed

    Dear Chris Jones, We know you are reading this. If you claim that Photo Stealers keeps erasing your proof, why not post it on your page? Photo Stealers cannot delete it this way. Sincerely, Me.

    • FUBAR

      Yeah, I’ve been watching this site and NOT ONCE have I seen it posted. Please…. post it.

      • Storage Needed

        Oh photo stealers is now erasing posts from his page, that last one accusing photo stealers is down now. Poor Chris Jones.

        • FUBAR

          Why Remove it?

    • Photo Stealers

      I haven’t deleted anything, I’ve been baking all morning. Oreo Truffles trump Chris Jones. I did receive his voicemail and lovely message threatening a lawsuit though.

      • Storage Needed

        Sorry, I was being sarcastic. We know that you haven’t deleted anything. Oreo Truffles trump everything.

      • lori

        I met this very disturbed person last April and disassociated myself with him quickly….my reasoning at that time was not even related to any of this…it was because although I could not dare imagine it possible, I did believe he was preying on me through his lies that he has Cancer and was going through Chemo….yeah, add THIS slice into the mix….I also talked with another girl since this has been revealed…she dated im and suspects he stole from her…as well said she had many reasons to believe that he lied a Cancer card pity game ploy with her as well…

        • Totes Mcgoats

          A true con artist. I hope he didn’t take donations for his medical treatments!!!!!

        • Totes Mcgoats

          I assume you’re the one that posted on fb? Photo Stealers screen shotted & posted above.

  • Storage Needed

    Why doesn’t he just give the camera away now and erase the page?

    • FUBAR

      Im waiting to hear back from all the “Camera Winners.”

  • tt

    a friend of mine questioned his supppper shady camera giveaway / stolen gear / sudden return of the gear. he replied with this super bogus police report that looks like something anyone would download and fill out. and what about his explanation of how he got new gear????? no mention of how much $ was donated or who did the donating. but he likes to throw around his paypal page showing how much he makes. lol at this con artist.

    • Storage Needed

      screenshots?

    • scammy mcscam

      may as well throw some insurance fraud into the mix.

    • Storage Needed

      http://www.gainesville.org/police-directory Time to call the Gainesville Georgia police department and ask for Officer Jenkins. Thanks TT.

      • FUBAR

        100% true, first hand account.

    • Mark

      I wonder why Chris didn’t provide that himself here earlier when we asked about it? If its legit that would have helped his case. Im not positive but I think the official report will have been typed up/input by the actual officer after receiving the above information. Then that is normally available after you wait 3 or 4 days after the theft is reported. IM no expert though. so maybe Officer Grace Freer or Chris himself would care to comment again. If he has evidence to back up his claims this is a great place to provide it.

      • Storage Needed

        I couldn’t get a Jenkins on the phone, maybe it’s not police department. Sheriffs department perhaps?

        • Storage Needed

          State Police? FBI?

          • Suz

            Maybe campus police. It’s Grace’s co-worker. LOL!

        • FUBAR

          J. Jenkins…. the GA football player? Maybe he does police work in his spare time.

          • KL

            ah hahaha he is from GA is he not? Of course he would put down a GA football players name!

      • FUBAR

        I’ve had a police report before, you don’t get the original.

      • WHAT THE DUCK

        why is there a police report when he himself on his updated blog posted that he “actually canceled the report” with the “parking lot lizard” so it was NEVER filed.

        • Storage Needed

          he faked the police report for more donations or insurance fraud?

          • WHAT THE DUCK

            He had too because he also states on the same blog post:

            “I was so embarrassed by this debacle that I had said I had insurance and that had filed a police report when in fact I didn’t let the statement make it to wherever it goes because I was trying to protect a friend. EPIC EPIC FAIL”

            On his own post he states that he LIED about filing it. He faked a report to even try and cover it up.

            why are the loyal fans on his facebook page NOT seeing this? CRAZY

      • KL

        With a police report you generally have to wait a couple weeks, go into the office and request a copy. You then pay for it and they will make a copy of the typed report.

    • Getting Some Popcorn

      Ummmm … am I the only one finding it funny that this police repost is written in the 1st person? Aren’t police reports usually written up by, oh I don’t know … the police? Also it’s kinda funny how it doesn’t show any of the report except the description? No official headers or stationary to show it’s a legitimate report?

      • scammy mcscam

        I think that’s the whole point. That’s exactly how CJ Photography sent it to my friend too. So shady.

      • Grasping at straws…

        Actually, you can see from the title of that section, they hand it to you to fill out, in your own words. I had to do this when a guy crashed into my front yard and was so shaken that he couldn’t write the words down himself.

        • whoops!

          Doesnt explain the matching handwriting from both sections of the police report and to the hand written note from the “thief”. I guess the cop said hey man, can you fill out my name as well? Nice try.

      • Mikhari

        I’ve had to fill out a police report in my own handwriting (along with my husband and brother-in-law doing their own reports) regarding witnessing reckless driving.

        That said, I don’t buy this guy’s story one iota.

    • FUBAR

      100% True<—– Verified with picture

    • Matt

      It’s interesting that the “officer” writes in black ink and Chris in blue.. It would be likely that the officer would have handed Chris his black pen.

  • Liars

    umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

    • Storage Needed

      Yes, read that. What about the other ten?. Funny that that many people won and not one commented thanking Chris or even responding. Ungrateful bastards.

      • FUBAR

        uh…. “Not in my control” not the one giving them out? List he was given? What!? Where did they enter? Where did the “sponsor” post? This leaves so much up for debate.

      • FUBAR

        100% True<——– verified with picture

  • Liars

    umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

    • Storage Needed

      Yes, read that. What about the other ten?. Funny that that many people won and not one commented thanking Chris or even responding. Ungrateful bastards.

      • FUBAR

        100% true <——– Verified with picture.

  • Liars

    umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

    • Liars

      why is my post being deleted?

      • Liars

        I’ve had to post it over 6 times now……you guys have this rigged

        • Melinda Potter

          Oh my! Try refreshing your browser??? Glitch on your end it seems. Because I have seen all the numerous posts you have made, when you made them. I’m pretty sure everyone has lol

          • scammy mcscam

            you know how this works right? the most upvoted posts are at the top???? plz quit posting the same thing over and over.

          • Joseph Philbert

            We see all 9 of your posts …

  • Liars

    umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

    • Storage Needed

      okay chris that’s enough, none of your shit is being deleted.

  • Liars

    really getting tired of my post being deleted……..this is my 8th time….

    umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

  • Liars

    really getting tired of my post being deleted……..this is my 9th time….

    umm……the woman who won the camera is Amber N Lance Knight…….her facebook is still up……and her house really did burn down…….so yea…..

    • Storage Needed

      someone should delete you.

  • Former “friend”

    I used to think I was friends with this person. Then I realized I was being used. It’s just a series of money-making schemes for him. He has big plans ahead, based on other illegal activities. I hope he reconsiders now, but knowing him, I think the apologies are all just lies to make it go away so he can go back to trying to sell to people who don’t know any better.

  • Storage Needed

    This scam artist is pissing me off, I called his police department and I can’t find his officer Jenkins. And then he’s using God to prey on these poor people and they are still supporting him. This is bullshit, like when my grandmother was in a nursing home and Benny Hinn scammed her out of her monthly allowance every month. I hope karma bites his balls off.

    • Joseph Philbert

      WOW who is officer Jenkins LOL.

      • Storage Needed

        http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/758/7472/original.jpg Officer Jenkins took the fake police report in first person.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Interesting….so what you are saying is we have proof that he has lied.

          • Storage Needed

            oh every screenshot has a new lie. His paypal screeenshot is in direct conflict with what he posted in New Beginnings.

    • KL

      Is there somewhere online that you can search for Officer R. Jenkins? Any news articles that mention them, photographs anything?

  • Storage Needed

    http://thetophinator.tumblr.com/ —- we have his side. Better start screenshotting it now, because we know he will revise and erase shortly.

    • Dry Erase

      Look at the handwriting on the note…and the “police” writing on the report.

      • Storage Needed

        yes, that 85 from birthday and 85 mm lens dead on. Liar Liar.

        • Storage Needed

          dumbasshole

        • goat

          good eye

    • Photo Stealers

      My favorite part, “this was the plan from the beginning” about the girl who won the camera.

      • Goat

        Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) is $6,599.00 <—— I'd be going Ape shit over THIS stolen camera listed in the report. Not the Mark III. $1300 used to buy a new camera and 50mm? The Mark II in all the back of camera selfies. Wait no it was a t3i? Its like a merry go round.

        • Joseph Philbert

          So umm did you get a FAKE police report to give to the insurance company to get a bigger check… “Insurance Fraud” ANYONE.
          Also Checking ALL the images I could find … I never seen the 50mm or 85mm 1.2 in the metadata.. smh

      • Storage Needed

        yes, don’t enter his random giveaways because he already has a winner in mind.

  • just me

    Amazing …… he filed a report and then cancelled it, how perfect for him. I do love how his story twists and turns to suit the questions being asked to alwaysnpaint him in the best light. He sounds like nothing but a common con-man.

    • just me

      http://thetophinator.tumblr.com. his new blog post that gives his new side of the story.

    • Guest

      How can you even cancel a police report? Aside from random people crashing into my car, I had to file a couple about a crazy neighbor (who eventually got evicted, thankfully) and I don’t recall any option to, well, un-report the incident. It happened. I reported it. The paperwork went into the police files. I suppose I could have added further information later (“the neighbor sobered up and apologized” or something) but that wouldn’t be to what he’s talking about.

  • cc

    Any thoughts on the whole transplant deal? Supposedly he’s now saying all the proceeds for some workshop is going to help a girl needing a double lung transplant…..Oh man, if this is a whole NEW scam, this guy needs to be in prison, pronto.

    • Storage Needed

      Where is that? It’s completely disgusting if it’s not true.

  • Amber Knight

    My Name is Amber Knight, One of the Camera Giveaway winners… I am very disturbed by what I have read and how people are trying to justify throwing stones and ruining a GOOD Man’s Life and Career. I never knew or heard of Chris Jones until September this year. My house had burned TO THE GROUND and my family and I lost EVERYTHING… I am a photographer as well and lost all of my equipment. We did not even have a pair of shoes or bottle for my baby! I was made aware of camera giveaway because some friends and family of mine tagged me in a comment on the post. I was in a dark place in my life and I honestly didn’t even pay attention to it. I received a message from Chris and he ask me to call him, that God was telling him to help me out!! SO… I did… Well he explained that he couldn’t tell me I would win Camera because it was a automative computer selection. But he did tell me that if I didn’t win that he would buy me and camera and help me get back on my feet. I was floored that good people were still out there… My husband on the other hand was sceptic. SO the day of the announcement, I got a phone call saying I was actually the winner! Again, my husband was sceptic. There is so much negative in this world (LIKE THESE ACCUSATIONS) that is was hard for him to believe that this could be real. Giving the situation, I really wanted to meet him and thank him in person. CHRIS JONES drove 5.5 hours to hand deliver Camera to me and was one of the nicest people I had ever met. My husband was finally convinced that he was legit. Since then, Chris and I have kept in touch and I have even done some lessons on Photoshop with him! The photos I am about to upload are MY IMAGES with a Greater than Gatsby Cloud Overlay that I purchased! The before is of blue clouds and the after is the one with orange sky that I burned down! I have also used composites I have purchased off of easy.com. Mostly for newborns. Friends. Does that make me a Thief? NO! Everyone knows they are fake… One is a purple field! Come on people! Use some common sense! Most of these types of composites are mostly for your art types of photos! I am still new at photography and photoshop but everything I have learned from Chris has improved my work!
    I would also like to say that, people who have nothing better to do than bring negativity to the world and try and stop the good of others, have a miserable life! I feel sorry for you, I am someone who has lost everything and almost lost my daughter (Who was burned in the fire) and I have also been blessed beyond imagine. My family and I are finally being able to pick up the pieces and start over. We may not have a matching bedroom suit or money over flowing but we have each other and Jesus in our hearts and I could not be happier. I could not imagine being the type of person who ttys to destroy others or bring hardships to them. If they are doing something that isn’t quite right then they are the ones who have to live with it. I am thankful I focus more on the positive in this life, that way my children will learn by example how Jesus loved EVERYONE! Even the sinner. My children will NEVER see me try and make it my life mission to bring others down. I have been there before and I don’t wish it on anyone!
    TO CHRIS-
    Keep your head up, You know you are a good person…. God knows your heart and I will forever have the up most respect and love for you and what you have done for others!!!

    • Storage Needed

      Those overlays are sold for this purpose, your argument is invalid. But hey thanks for playing.

  • Amber Knight

    Here is the Before! STRAIGHT FROM CAMERA! Well it was a .CR@ and I saved as .JPG to post here!

    • Storage Needed

      brava for shooting raw.

  • Amber Knight

    My Name is Amber Knight, One of the Camera Giveaway winners… I am very disturbed by what I have read and how people are trying to justify throwing stones and ruining a GOOD Man’s Life and Career. I never knew or heard of Chris Jones until September this year. My house had burned TO THE GROUND and my family and I lost EVERYTHING… I am a photographer as well and lost all of my equipment. We did not even have a pair of shoes or bottle for my baby! I was made aware of camera giveaway because some friends and family of mine tagged me in a comment on the post. I was in a dark place in my life and I honestly didn’t even pay attention to it. I received a message from Chris and he ask me to call him, that God was telling him to help me out!! SO… I did… Well he explained that he couldn’t tell me I would win Camera because it was a automative computer selection. But he did tell me that if I didn’t win that he would buy me and camera and help me get back on my feet. I was floored that good people were still out there… My husband on the other hand was sceptic. SO the day of the announcement, I got a phone call saying I was actually the winner! Again, my husband was sceptic. There is so much negative in this world (LIKE THESE ACCUSATIONS) that is was hard for him to believe that this could be real. Giving the situation, I really wanted to meet him and thank him in person. CHRIS JONES drove 5.5 hours to hand deliver Camera to me and was one of the nicest people I had ever met. My husband was finally convinced that he was legit. Since then, Chris and I have kept in touch and I have even done some lessons on Photoshop with him! The photos I am about to upload are MY IMAGES with a Greater than Gatsby Cloud Overlay that I purchased! The before is of blue clouds and the after is the one with orange sky that I burned down! I have also used composites I have purchased off of easy.com. Mostly for newborns. Friends. Does that make me a Thief? NO! Everyone knows they are fake… One is a purple field! Come on people! Use some common sense! Most of these types of composites are mostly for your art types of photos! I am still new at photography and photoshop but everything I have learned from Chris has improved my work!
    I would also like to say that, people who have nothing better to do than bring negativity to the world and try and stop the good of others, have a miserable life! I feel sorry for you, I am someone who has lost everything and almost lost my daughter (Who was burned in the fire) and I have also been blessed beyond imagine. My family and I are finally being able to pick up the pieces and start over. We may not have a matching bedroom suit or money over flowing but we have each other and Jesus in our hearts and I could not be happier. I could not imagine being the type of person who ttys to destroy others or bring hardships to them. If they are doing something that isn’t quite right then they are the ones who have to live with it. I am thankful I focus more on the positive in this life, that way my children will learn by example how Jesus loved EVERYONE! Even the sinner. My children will NEVER see me try and make it my life mission to bring others down. I have been there before and I don’t wish it on anyone!
    TO CHRIS-
    Keep your head up, You know you are a good person…. God knows your heart and I will forever have the up most respect and love for you and what you have done for others!!!

    • Storage Needed

      So it’s okay to rig a random giveaway to give a camera to someone whose home has burned down. I’m sorry your home burned down, but he’s still a liar.

      • Storage Needed
        • peaceetc

          Not much of a contest when the winner is determined before it’s even started. This is by Chris’ own admission, so nobody accuse us of lying and spreading rumors, m’kay?

      • Snot Bogie

        It was a contest? Ohhhh I thought she was his friend and it was out of kindness. I wasn’t aware it was a contest. I’d like to see the entires and random result generator. Anyone who is a FB King should know all about plug ins.

        • Storage Needed

          no, it was a share this image and you will get a chance to win this camera. He’s since erased all of the share this posts.

    • SEQLAR

      so it sounds like he also might have rigged the giveaway… cool story…

  • Amber Knight

    Before and After…. Taught by Chris

    • Suz

      You should have stuck with the before.

      • Storage Needed

        ahmen i hate these sky overlays. At least lower the opacity.

  • Amber Knight

    Somehow my comments keep getting deleted!!! Why is that????

    • Storage Needed

      you are not being deleted. but please post multiple times.

    • peaceetc

      Your comments are all here. Try reloaded the page. If that doesn’t work, clear your browser cache and try again.

    • Joseph Philbert

      You know whats funny… there is a few that keep saying that their comments keep getting deleted.
      To me it sounds like the same person making the same mistakes..

  • Amber Knight

    Before and After!

  • just me

    From his latest facebook message to PS, seems Chris is taking a page out of his good friend Meg’s play book and is using the lawyer card as a scare tactic, also why would one call a “big time entertainment lawyer” to help “make things right”? It’s not like a lawyer is going to work for free, especially if the client already as admitted wrong doing. I mean who hires a big time lawyer (added huge expense) to contact people to arrange payments for misuse of copyright. Seems a little fishy to me.

    • Suz

      And, if someone has actually hired an attorney, why are they still making posts and contacting people?

      • Mr Hogwallop

        The first thing any lawyer tells a client is to stop talking. Doesn’t anyone watch “Law and Order” Ka-blannnggg

        • C Sab

          I’ve seen more episodes of shows like that than I can count.

  • Amber Knight

    My bad… I finally got these to show up! Regardless! I WAS NOT PICKED BEFORE HAND! I didn’t even know him! You must not have read my post… I didn’t know him… I live 5.5 hours away and never even heard of his page. My family and my friend Abbie tagged me in a comment on his post!
    Ya’ll are making him out to be some bad sick man and in reality he is NOT! He wouldn’t even accept money from me when I tried to donate for his gear! He told me to get on my feet and worry about my family! The more I have gotten to know him the more I see what an amazing guy he is!
    But it is like this! When someone is doing good and helping others, there are always people there that are throwing stones and beating them down.
    Look at what Jesus went through for us all because he loved us and showed compassion and kindness! Healed the sick… and he got the Crown of thorns! Whether you believe or have Jesus in your own life, he still suffered tremendously for US!

    • Storage Needed

      no we read your post. But Chris admitted you were picked before hand.

    • Storage Needed

      You had a good sad story that people would eat up. It’s not your fault. But he couldn’t give you a camera and brag about it without a “contest”. If he would have anonymously gifted you a camera, he would have looked like more of a doucher for bragging about it. You were a ploy to get more fans, it’s okay and we are glad you got a new camera.

      • Amber Knight

        Not a sad story! A REAL tragedy… The contest was going on way before my house fire or he became aware of the situation. There were many others with “Sad” stories, so, why me? Why would he just chose one with the saddest story? If you would have look and paid attention to his page, you would have seen that his page grew and increased in followers WAY before he knew me much less my house fire. I just don’t see the man ya’ll make him out to be. I have kept in touch and once I found out his success story I also read back on past post and saw how he was for real!
        This was once my home…

        • Storage Needed

          You won’t see the liar, he gave you a camera from a random contest because your house burned down. The fact that he called you and told you to enter doesn’t even phase you?

    • CrackerJacker

      Jesus said something else, too: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:3-4

  • Photo Stealers

    From http://thetophinator.tumblr.com/ in regards to his first wedding that he photographed…

    “Man were they bad. DONT SHOOT FULL AUTO AND JPG. < that was the lesson. I did manage to get one decent one and at the time I thought I had hit jackpot. "

    His "proof of ownership" from his own screenshot showing the image was shot in RAW, the EXIF data proving he shot in manual mode, not auto. Also note that he photographed this image with a Canon 7D, according to his blog he had a T3i at the time.

    • Joseph Philbert

      LOL you saw that too??!?!?! We where just talking about that in a private group before he left. He got a Canon T3I but cant tell us why the EXIF data says Canon 7D or T4I

      • Storage Needed

        why lie about camera?

    • Storage Needed

      I don’t understand the thick bullshit meaningless lies? What is wrong with this guy?

      • CrackerJacker

        Pathological liar?

    • CrackerJacker

      Looks like he replaced the image on his Tumblr with one with the exif stripped… but I found the big one elsewhere with the same data you show above.

    • James Boley

      Also, what proffesional photographer shoots with a T3i?

  • Heather

    This guy did nothing wrong here. He purchased the images legally- he just didn’t go out of the way to tell the truth that the images were not in their original state. The images he has showcased in his portfolio are essentially digital art (as a photographer I know that there is a very fine line between photography and digital art these days). Almost every Photographer out there uses outsourced media to change backgrounds and add textures, etc at some point or another, and some use it more than others. Do you think all of these photographers actually alert their viewers of the percentage of Photoshop applied to an image? For instance- Classic scenario: a texture being imposed into an image…. so many photographers do this. Do you actually think every photographer out there is going to state on their image “texture credit: Shutterstock”. lol I mean common, its the same thing!!! HE HAD LEGAL RIGHT TO USE THESE IMAGES and even MANIPULATE THEM (PLEASE READ SHUTTERSTOCK’s PURCHASING POLICY)

    What you have done here is recklessness, even evil. You made it your mission to out this guy when he was using legally purchased shutter stock images. I agree that maybe he hinted that the images were 100% authentic, but he didn’t come out and say it 100%. Sneaky, but not deserving of this terrible viral bashing. Good God people.

    PS. Merry Christmas Everyone 🙂 PEACE and LOVE

    • Storage Needed

      He’s a scam artist, good for photo stealers for outing him. Merry Christmas Chris. PS. This was not deleted.

    • derka derka

      Heather, the terms of use for textures and cloud overlays are different than for stock sites. edumicate yurself.

      • Heather

        Read this sentence a few times. What terms of use are you referring to?

        Also- I couldn’t find it on the “terms of service” for Shutterstock, but can someone point out where is says that photos purchased can not be altered in photoshop? I am actually just really curious now that this conversation is taking place.

        http://www.shutterstock.com/website_terms.mhtml

        • Joseph Philbert

          We know the terms of shuttershock and Chris Jones said that he did not have the right license to edit the images in such a way. At the time he was unaware he was doing something wrong. (so he says)

    • Heather

      Ok- I didn’t realize he used an ad with shutterstock images to sell his work. Ok major bad. But let it go everyone.

  • Jazz Rules

    Bravo! This has been the best photography read I have had in a long time. A “silly mistake”?! Laugh out loud. I wonder if that “semi-successful band” just took someone else’s song and just rearranged the lyrics.

  • Guest

    Ok let me first start with, I am a Christian myself. I love Jesus. 😉 You won’t hear me using that as an excuse, or using it to convince someone of my credibility. Because I love Jesus does not mean I am perfect, and does not mean I won’t do some stupid things when left to my own “devices”. Being a Christian does not make you exempt from be called out in wrong doing. Matter of fact, you should be held to a higher standard. That’s my opinion.

    With that, I think it is so wrong to throw God into the mix while covering up your mistakes or to dismiss your mistake, theft, sin.. Stealing is a sin right?? Ok so lets say you did not steal, but mislead, misrepresented, and stretched the truth. Are those not wrong? A lie is a lie… Saying you got up at a certain time to take a picture, when you didn’t is a lie. So lets stop with the whole I am innocent in this. That’s just a small example. There is so much more to this.

    Ok, so the composite images aside, what about using stock images to advertise for a mini session? That is a false representation… so you say everyone is doing it… Sounds like a lame excuse to me. Like a church kid who got caught doing something he knew he should not be doing, and telling his parents how all his friends are doing it. Wrong is wrong, no matter who is or is not doing it.

    So now that you’re caught with your hand in the cookie jar, and you don’t want to lose out majorly on everything you have worked for… So you threaten the person who called you out? Now, last I checked repentance and forgiveness are what Jesus taught us. Not to mention Jesus gave some pretty clear ways to handle conflict. You might want to read Matthew 5:39 and 5:44.

    So you messed up, ok. Say sorry, mean it, don’t do it again, and move on. People keep this junk going because people like you. You refuse to fully admit the mistake, but candy coat it to sound better than it is. Seriously, stop it. Be a man, hone up, and move on with your life. This will all die down. You have so many followers who would follow you off a cliff anyhow.

    • Heather

      You don’t sound like a Christian here. I think he knows he fucked up and you judging him on a public forum- THEN calling yourself a Christian? Get a grip. The best thing to do is keep your mouth shut

      • peaceetc

        So now you’re judging whether someone else measures up to your idea of what a Christian should be? Seriously? This isn’t about religion, anyway. That’s just a thing which gets brought up when someone does something wrong and wants to be absolved of responsibility so they talk about god knowing there are those who will forgive them just because of that, no questions asked.

        But, hey, for sh*ts and grins, let’s judge your comment. You’ve sat in judgment of someone else, told them to shut up, and doubted their beliefs. Does THAT sound like a Christian to you?

        If Chris would just drop this, truly make amends (not just say he’s done so, but actually do it), and move on, people would forget about it. Instead, he’s out there threatening lawsuits, posting and deleting his own statements, ignoring/deleting questions, contradicting himself, and so on.

      • Guest

        Seems to me that YOU’RE judging someone on a public forum. So you’re admitting that by your own standards you’re not a Christian?

    • Guest

      You nailed it: “Be a man.” Or “be an adult” might be better, since women can likewise own up to their wrongdoing, make right what they did, and vow not to do it again. That’s what he needs to do. And that’s the one thing he refuses to do.

  • Mark

    So let me try to understand something, somebody correct me if Im wrong please. Chris claims his equipment is stolen in Mid October and claims to have filed a police report and then got home and “cancelled” the report later that night. First of all what kind of person would leave $20,000.00 of gear laying on the back seat of a car that could have its windows pushed down? $20,000.00 is the average of all the gear he claimed was in the vehicles back seat according to the screenshot of the “cancelled police report”, (no mention in the report of memory cards which could be hundreds of dollars but he did mention an iPhone charger) Second who in their right mind would not follow through with a police report for a supposed theft of $20,000.00 worth of gear? Doesn’t matter if everything he bought was used the gear was still probably worth more than his vehicle. Who just says, No never mind mr Police Officer, I will just HOPE it gets returned to me. Here thief, here’s a bible! If you want to keep my $20,000.00 of camera gear instead you decide, and while you’re at it it here’s a money order for another $120.00. You have not made anything clearer in writing that post on tumblr Chris. There are now even more questions.

    Also while we’re at it, according to your pal Officer Grace Renee Freer post in previous comments here below “I was with Chris a year ago when he walked into the Best Buy store by the Mall of Georgia and bought his first camera. It was a glorified soccer mom camera, but Chris was unaware of that since he knew next to nothing about photography.” Now suddenly 10 months later in Mid October he thinks nothing of leaving $20,000.00 of gear laying on the back seat of his car in a parking lot? Really??

    Someone who clearly knows nothing about copyright law and doesn’t respect his equipment enough to know better than to leave it all supposedly laying on the back seat of a car in a parking lot and lying about and repeatedly misrepresenting his images to over 86,000 people thinks its a good idea to be “teaching” others. He shouldn’t be teaching anyone anything! And judging by the comments of those defending his actions on his page, they are not only “just others”, his target audience is the most impressionable and clearly uninformed aspiring photographers out there. If you individuals don’t see how this harms not only all current working photographers, which it does, can you not see how this will harm the ones he is “teaching”? There is no regulatory body policing the photo industry, when people like him come along and start trying to tell “soccer moms” they can get rich and be successful like me if they just buy his seminars this hurts the entire industry.

    Im not saying Chris is lying about what may or may not have been stolen from his car. If its true he’s just an idiot, if its not true ….well we already know he lied about his images…..but the important thing is why is this person trying to be an educator to others when he clearly should just focus on working on improving his own images and sell his work to his clients. The answer folks is $$$$$, there’s a whole lot more money to be made selling “the dream” to those soccer moms as opposed to selling the soccer moms photos of lil Bobby-Ray Jr. playing in the field with sunlight shining over his shoulder. It appears to me that Chris got very greedy and overstepped by a very wide margin. It will take years if ever for him to establish any credibility from any professional in the photo community now. Until then you still have a strongly devout (one might say church-like) following of people who seem to love you plainly for the fact that you claim to have a relationship with God. A benefit of being able to delete all the negative comments from your board and leave just the few hundred peoples posts out of the 85,000 that don’t seem to mind your deceitfulness. I hope that their love for you can replace the respect that you tossed out the window and drove over in your rushed attempt to market your way to greatness!

    • Mary

      As I have waded through all the information (and I am sure misinformation) trying to get a feel for whether I think this guy is a crook or just dumb, something occurred to me. He was previously a musician. Now if you want to talk copyright laws and everyone having their hand in THAT piece of pie……..WOW!! I know this because I tried to get permission to use a song on a web page from a band that wasn’t all that famous and you had to wade through all sorts of red tape. If someone as much as clapped their hands on that track, you had to have their permission. I finally gave it up and went an easier route. But my point here, is shouldn’t Chris of all people, as someone who came from a profession who is so wrapped up in copyright issues, have known to check the laws? Maybe I am over thinking it, but it just struck me as odd.

    • Mark

      I have to add one more thing, Chris I do think you have talent. Your images that you shot on your own are not bad some are nice. This has never been bashing the quality of your work, nor has it been bashing you because you’re religious. I want people to refrain from having a witch hunt attitude as well. But man you set yourself up for all of this. I personally have been looking for the complete truth but it’s been very difficult to get a clear picture from you as you have changed your story a number of times, I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes one bit and I know you having to account for your actions sucks. I think at this point the less you focus on this and the more you focus on creating better client relationships the better. Stop trying to grow your “brand/empire” across the whole dang continent and focus on making you yourself a consistently good photographer. There, that’s my Christmas gift to you. Im turning off my grinch mode for 24 hours 8). I hope more info doesn’t show up later that makes me regret actually caring about your future.

      • Heather

        I think we should all just drop this. It is too much at this point. How many times does he have to apologize? People on here are like a pack of wolves. GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE. He F*cked up, ok. It would be so interesting to take each of these bashing commentators one by one and showcase their big mistakes made in their life for the whole world to see. His work is good- he maybe should have called himself a digital artist ( AND HE SHOULDN’T STOP BECAUSE HE IS VERY GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES).

        Now that I look at this report in more detail, it is clear that he deceived his fans. I don’t think that will ever happen again, obviously and his entire business/marketing structure will have to change after this.

        Turn the page. This is my last comment- i will have nothing more to do with this!

        Merry Christmas everyone and happy new year 🙂
        H

        • Photo Stealers

          Please, point me to his apologies. He’s made excuses a-plenty but I’ve yet to see an apology.

          • Mark

            well in update #2 and #3 he did make some apologies, sort of but I don’t even know if those threads are still visible on his page now. There is however no apology or sorry anywhere in his most recent blog post here on tumblr but I imagine that’s because he was too busy playing defense.

        • CrackerJacker

          Has he returned the money to the people who were helping him? I mean, he got his equipment back and he “[doesn’t] take handouts… AT ALL…”

          Every stone that gets turned over with this guy, something crawls out. I say keep digging.

        • juice

          The sheer stupidity of the “he apologised” (he hasn’t) is rivalled only by the “HE IS VERY GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES” stuff. No wonder conmen can operate so easily while this level of utter gullibility exists.

        • Guest

          I have made many mistakes in my life.

          MISTAKES. A mistake is putting your shoes on the wrong feet. A mistake is dating a loser. A mistake is is thinking you know something you didn’t. But I have never, ever, EVER made the choice (not a mistake; a choice) to steal from other people and present their work as my own. I cannot imagine in what ethical realm that could possibly be considered appropriate.

          Leaving out all the apparent proofs of duplicity in other areas, like the police report, the contribution begging, the stolen-and-not-stolen camera gear, the seminars, and everything else, we keep coming back to one thing: he made the choice to present other photographers’ work as his own. That is not a mistake, and it is not acceptable.

          (and in the event that CJ is reading this)

          Mr. Jones, you love Jesus. But does He love you? I don’t recall reading anywhere in the Bible where announcing your faith on the street corners so that you can be seen by men frees absolves from expectations of honesty and ethical behavior.

          • Stephen James

            Ah just put him on the pile with all of the other so-called Christians who have been unethical or criminal. What’s the quote again? “With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” – Steven Weinberg. This is clearly an individual to whom basic ethics and morals do not apply. And why should they when you can use the get-out-of-jail repentance card, no matter what you do. It’s sick and twisted and no one should be sympathizing with this miserable excuse of a human being.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Well we all know for a fact that he did not own a Canon 70-200mm, 24-70mm, 14mm, 50mm 1.2, 85mm 1.2, 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera so the police report is a fraud of his own design.

      • Mark

        I don’t know that for a fact Joseph but if you have more info feel free to share. Yes those items are all very expensive but he did get a large following very early on so who knows how or when he was upgrading all his gear. I would only ask why someone with less than a years worth of experience would feel the need to outlay that much capital on the very best possible gear though. Maybe he had some benefactors that were gifting him?? I don’t claim to know anything about that.

        • deedee

          And isn’t it funny, on the Gary Fong video he repeats and repeats, it wasn’t all that expensive, it was all bought used, and tries to play it down. On the other hand, he spent “gazillions” on FB advertising … it is all so twisted – buys all the expensive stuff, then within MONTHS wants to sell it all on ebay and get out of photography, then the camera gets stolen. Honestly, why does he ask for donations for a new camera if he wants to quit anyway???

  • bully

    Chris don’t threaten. you did this to yourself. A real godly person wouldn’t have do this. The image stealing is the tip of the iceberg and you know it.

  • Guest

    God bless you Chris. You have asked for forgiveness and the people who have not accepted this and continue to hackle you are only being destructive to themselves at this point. Harbouring hate like this is tragic. Bless your heart and soul and have a merry christmas. A mistake was made- and you apologized.

    • A_Lwin

      Is that you Chris?

    • ugh

      Image stealing. Faked police reports. Fake insurance claims. Stolen mentoring. I guess you are against journalism too. Reporting on frauds to protect others must be seen as “hate” in your book. People need to know the truth about this guy. If they choose to give him their money anyway, it’s on them.

  • Concerned Citizen

    So let me ask a serious question. Have authorities been notified of this situation? In addition to the photo stealing which was admitted, there is pretty strong evidence of fraud here as well. It’s scary how many people are still posting in support of him in spite of the mounting evidence against him. I would hate for any more to be taken advantage of.

    • Storage Needed

      To let the City of Gainesville know – http://www.gainesville.org/contact/

      • scammy mcscam

        The authorities and the IRS need to be notified immediately of this scumbag.

  • Joseph Philbert

    I did not want to believe it was true…but someone in the group took the time and looked closely at the “police report” and the supposed letter from the thief.
    I do not need to be a Forensic Expert to see that the handwriting is the same. The amount of lying this guy will go through is incredible.
    Pay close attention to the “D”, “I”‘s, and “AND”‘s are the strongest indicators.

    • Melinda Potter

      The Ns and Hs as well. This guy seriously creeps me out

    • peaceetc

      That’s an awfully big coincidence, isn’t it? There seem to be a lot of similarities between the two. Thank you for posting this.

    • cire001

      thats hilarious its totally the same handwriting .. look at the word closest on the police report and the word Police on the letter.. the ” cl” and the “ol” are exactly the same

    • Mark

      The F’s are actually the most obvious to me. This whole thing is so sad.

    • Mark

      I honestly wanted to believe that there was a legitimate excuse for the police report issues. I kind of wanted to see Chris prevail in at least part of this, pretty bummed now. Chris if you read this – you’re young, you fucked up royally but whatever repercussions you face going forward you have talent and obviously the drive to give your daughter a better life. You were very misguided in how you applied your efforts, and there is no excuse for what it appears that you have done. I know you will make better choices going forward but you’re going to have a very difficult road ahead of you.

      • C Sab

        If he had any talent, he wouldn’t have had to do this. But he did, so clearly he doesn’t have the skill to succeed legitimately.

    • Anon

      Looking at it from a non-judgmental point of view. Take it as you see it.

  • Storage Needed
  • Triin
  • Anna

    Also, the background of his FB cover photo is available here: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-127716020/stock-photo-trees-and-sunset-on-field.html

  • question

    So from the paypal screengrabs, he made 88,000 dollars the first 22 days of October. Current quarter is October, November, December. December he made 5000, November 6000. When did he start collecting donations for his lost camera?

    • peaceetc

      His blog said it happened in mid-October.

    • Storage Needed

      The mathletes have a point, how did he make 88,000 dollars in 22 days if this wasn’t a pyramid scheme?

      • Mark

        Never underestimate the compassion of a large group of kindhearted individuals who have been deceived by a wolf in sheeps clothing. With 80,000 plus followers all it takes is a handful of well to do God fearin’ well meaning donors to fill Chris’ bank account to the brim. So very sad.

    • Mark

      Best thing for him to do is to voluntarily return all the money he collected via donations on his own. ASAP! if he does this without law enforcement intervention it’s going to look a lot better for him. First time I saw his page I knew it stunk and something was very wrong with how he was handling himself. Time to get in front of the things you are still lying about Chris. If you just keep denying its going to just get worse and worse.

  • jus sayin
    • Michael Paul

      Oh snaps!

  • ISO640

    What amazes me about this guy is that if he’s really doing the compositing, he’d probably make more money as a compositor than as a photographer, so why not be up front about his compositing talents? As a web designer/hobbyist photographer, I know how hard it is to do composite work well. Makes no sense to me.

    • peaceetc

      I don’t know the guy so I can only guess at his motives, but it seems he wanted it all and he wanted it now, so he took a lot of shortcuts and fudged a lot of details to get there. You’re right, it does take skill to do composites well, so I can only guess he didn’t want people to know he didn’t shoot the backgrounds himself. That’s all conjecture, obviously. Only Chris can truly say why he did what he did.

  • Law&Order

    James will be up on Fong’s youtube channel momentarily. Ready for an hour long bullshit sob story?

    • Law&Order
      • Law&Order

        Well that link brings you to Christmas Tree Tutorials. Sorry.

        • Mark

          Garys video is still uploading.

          • Tweed

            Can we all donate to Gary Fong, one of his neighbors must be stealing his internet speed? #putapasswordonthatwifi

    • Joseph Philbert

      I think this interview will be epic.

      • JB 4evs

        Well Bieber just tweeted that he quit,

    • peaceetc

      The interview is finally up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-R0zmANW40

      • seesnothing

        I don’t see anything.

        • peaceetc

          Gary took it down, and he removed his posts about it on his Facebook page, too. Very strange.

          • seesnothing

            That means Chris changed his mind about being interviewed. Oh well.

          • peaceetc

            Chris implied he’s thinking about killing himself on his blog, so I think Gary might have decided to distance himself from everything to avoid the backlash. Gary has a history of posting and then deleting things. If Gary sees this, please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

          • Suz

            Gary Fong fonged it. )http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fonged

  • peaceetc

    Chris posted a new blog entry: http://thetophinator.tumblr.com/post/71073974186/when-life-throws-you-enough-lemons . I don’t know if any of it is true, but let me say this — if anyone out there is sending him death threats, etc., then I have no respect for you. I very much disagree with what Chris as done, but he’s still a human being. Don’t be an asshole. As I’ve said before, I wish him no ill will.

    • Joseph Philbert

      I really dont think ANYONE is sending that dude human feces in his mailbox… Other photographers that have been called out without this kind of response. The Hate mail is pretty standard.

      • tweed

        I agree with Joseph, this is another Lie from Chris Jones. It’s clearly please pay attention and pray for me, I’m just a good guy. Where is that interview?

      • peaceetc

        I don’t either, Joseph, but the death threats wouldn’t surprise me, and there’s no reason to do that crap. Someone else pointed out the box of feces got there awfully fast, which is a good point. And how does he know it’s human? Was it labeled?

        • shitinabox

          pics or it didn’t happen, I need to see postage stamp or I don’t believe shit (hahaha) he says.

          • Guest

            Where was the shit mailed from? Postal code? I’ve been reading facebook posts all day about USPS being late. Johanne Jerrico is a made up name too, maybe it was his dog and street he grew up on? IP address? Lies get thicker and harder to believe. He’s scummymcscummerton.

      • Photo Stealers

        Could the post office even WORK that fast?

        • Guest

          At this time of year? Doubtful.

        • peaceetc

          My brother is a mail carrier. He said if the box smelled funny, then it would have been flagged and set aside. So if it was well packaged poop, then it could have theoretically made it there in time, depending on how far it had to travel. Still, I don’t think it existed.

  • Chris I am a Thief Jones

    Facebook back up.

  • Lift him up

    Let’s wrap Chris and this hateful site in prayer, Christmas miracles do happen and Chris will be cleared. God Bless.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Cleared of what? He admitted to it.

  • Allie

    I totally get this article, I agree with it. Always do. But I dont agree with posting his phone number. I think the adult thing to do would have been to black out his number. he has a child for fucks sake. Do you really think its a great idea to offer up the telephone number to a man people are hating so bad right now? Human beings are complete and utter idiots. I enjoy this site, but personally that ruined it for me as a fan of yours. I think that was a complete and all time low for you. I love your blog, love your sarcasm, attitude and everything you talk about. Love how you out idiots, fauxtogs, and thieves. But I guess my heart aches for a little girl somewhere dealing with a father who has threatening calls everyday all day, that cant make for a great home life. Thats just my opinion :/

    • scammy scamster

      This guy has scammed people out of at least 90K. He deserves everything he gets

      😀

    • Mark

      HIs phone number was all over his website Allie, it wasn’t private.

    • peaceetc

      Chris’ phone number is on his CJ Photography Facebook page. It’s not a secret.

    • Joseph Philbert

      His phone number was already public it is on his FanPage and website …. so there was nothing wrong with posting it.
      Look at it here.
      https://www.facebook.com/christopherJphotography/info

  • CrackerJacker

    I was just going through some comments on his Facebook page and what strikes me the most is that it’s ALL women. You can go for SCREENS and, with the exception of a few nay saying men (mostly from here, I bet 🙂 ) ALL of the supporters are women.

  • Storage Needed

    Have you read Chris’s page today? Eric Sartoris was on a rampage last night. It’s a funny thread. But there is no way CJ is off offing himself. He loves himself too much. Thank god for that.

  • guest

    for your viewing and listening pleasure: Chris Jones lead singer from Green Eyed Stare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfy1EZ9M3Qk

    • Storage Needed

      beautiful loser, wow.

      • guest

        my fav: “don’t take my spotlight” LOL

    • Joseph Philbert

      The man can sing…. maybe he needs to fall back to that alone.

  • Dixie Normouse

    Why is there so little focus on the $100,000.00 that this scumbag has swindled out of these idiots? The fact that the note from the thief and the copy of the police report written by Chris are both in the same handwriting is plain as day! Why is he not already in custody?

    • Storage Needed

      From what I’m reading on CJs page, the idiots were begging to be swindled by the scumbag.

      • Dixie Normouse

        And he is still playing the victim card! He can’t figure out why no one is calling and supporting him! “very few calls offering support.”
        Hmmm maybe cause you’ve been lying to everyone you know and stealing from strangers? Or maybe it’s just that your phones ringer is broken.

        • Elizabeth

          Maybe no one is calling in support because they’re too busy throwing stones at him instead of putting their stone done and acknowledging we are all human and we all make mistakes.

          • Elizabeth

            stone *down

          • What the DUCK

            A mistake is turning left when you should have turned right, using a tablespoon of sugar instead of a teaspoon, calling your one child by the others name… a mistake is not creating a FAKE police report to support your story that your camera was stolen, then write a blog post saying you actually never filed a police report. A mistake isn’t setting up a donation page to collect money to replace your said “stolen” camera equipment or a fake contest to give away a camera. A mistake is also not writing a blog post written to make people think you are going to commit suicide. A mistake is an oversight done typically by accident. Elizabeth, I suggest you go to Chris’s new blog and really read he posts, look how he contradicts his own story at times and even admits to lying about other things. Everything he did up to the point where got caught with his hand in the cookie jar was thought out and premeditated.

  • IAM_THE_KGB

    Same old same old….

    I’m a good God loving honest guy….

    I made a mistake….

    You’re being so mean….

    It’s not my fault….

    I didn’t understand….

    I only used two pictures….

    Really….

    Oh, now you did it (I had someone read to me what you said about me)….

    I’ll sue….

    I know an important lawyer….

    Now he’s mad too….

    I’ll sue you all….

    Me and my lawyer….

    I don’t know why my webpage is down, oh yea……. I was hacked….

    No, not my Facebook too, hacked….

    I never posted any pictures, I’m a musician….

    Here, listen to my mix-sampler mp3’s….

    I did not sample anyones work….

    I made it all….

    I’m a good God loving honest guy….

    I made a mistake….

    You’re being so mean….

    It’s not my fault….

    I didn’t understand….

    I only used two songs….

    Really….

    Oh, now you did it (I had someone read to me what you said about me)….

    I’ll sue….

    I know an important lawyer….

    Now he’s mad too….

    I’ll sue you all….

    Me and my lawyer….

    I don’t know why my webpage is down, oh yea……. I was hacked….

    No, not my Facebook too, hacked….

    I never posted any songs, I’m a photographer….

    Here, listen to my mix-sampler mp3’s… er… pictures….

    I did not sample anyones pictures….

    I made it all….

    No, not my Facebook too, hacked….

  • CrackerJacker

    There’s a new post on his Tumblr. A mea culpa. If he does, indeed, see that he has a problem and is seeking assistance, I support him in that heartily.

    • peaceetc

      Absolutely. I hope he follows through and gets the help he needs, and that he does make amends. I don’t want to see him go down, I want to see things be made right.

      • Storage Needed

        He’s still lying.

        • peaceetc

          Probably. But if he’s seeing this, I want to encourage him to do the right thing. I would hope he understands why no one trusts him, and he has a hard road ahead of him. I don’t envy him, but it’s a situation he himself made. So, Chris, stop making excuses and start facing the truth. The whole truth.

        • CrackerJacker

          Wow… I think the one thing he’s NOT lying about is that he has a serious problem and needs professional help.

  • Storage Needed

    So do we think he has two paypal accounts? Because his new balance does not match the other screenshot, but it’s clearly from the same screen. How else would that have been released first with the same bookmarks? But the new lies aside – If his new post is honest, I hope this man seeks help.

    • Storage Needed

      Oh that says payments received 42,000. Gifts / Donations not shown. We need a forensic accountant to figure this out. He’s still lying. When will he learn? I believe this proves he made 57,000 in gifts (donations for a lost camera perhaps). He needs to return this 57000 to the morons who donated to make amends.

      • Chris Jones

        I tried to post a second ago but for some reason it isn’t working that well for me. I messed up with the images. It was a mistake and I am sure a ton of people have learned from this. I have taken and will continue pursuing the necessary steps to make it right with all parties involved. As for the paypal thing I am being 100% transparent. Even if you set up a donation button, it still goes into your account as payments received. Ask anyone that has a donate button… even Corey here. There is no thousands of dollars and I can back that up. As for me I will be checking myself into a local facility tomorrow to get the proper help needed for the lifelong situation I have struggled with that has resurfaced.

        • Jones for worst liar

          Why did you post this?

          • guest

            the bookmarks match, and that photo was posted before you started tumblin.

          • Chris Jones

            I posted that to prove that my methods of running a business and how to make money works. That is a friend of mines paypal account that has a very successful ebay business. I do all of his marketing and pr work. Its ok. I Actually just recorded a screen shot of me going through my paypal. It is uploading to youtube right this second. I am not a monster :/… but hopefully this will clear it alll up for you guys. I would hate for you to contact IRS and get let down.

          • Storage Needed

            cant wait.

          • chris jones
          • thank you chris

            That helped. Will you be returning all of the donations? The letters / police reports were proven false. If you return all of the donations, this will start rebuilding your reputation.

          • Chris Jones

            I have offered more than once… but I did buy a camera body with 1700 that I had and 1370 or so in donations. I bought a camera off a dude on craigslist. a 5d mark iii and a 50mm 1.4 lens for 2850. Shutter count was 23k he said. I have not checked it. It looked brand new. I gave everyone a free session and I have had about 70 of them book times with me for the upcoming year. Most of these people were friends of mine. I should have done it through kickstarter looking back on it but I had a gig a couple of days after that and at the time panicked. When a friend of mine by the name of Jeff told me to set up the link I THOUGHT it was a good idea. I shut it down when I had enough. I am not one to scam or take handouts and that is what about all this has made me sick. As far as the statement and note that is something I am working on on the side and I thank you for bringing it to my attention. As for me writing it, I am sorry to inform you guys that I did not do it. I don’t do much writing and when I do it looks like that of a handicapped monkey. Like I said from the beginning. I know I messed up on the images… but my following didn’t come from those. It came from people wanting a camera. All this has been really upsetting for me and I really am sorry if I hurt any of you guys in this profession.

          • Guest

            You did not shut it down until this site blasted you, not when you had enough. Sadly another lie. You sir are pathetic. Do you even know the truth?

          • CJ Photography Georgia Scam

            What about the fake police report Chris? A canon 1 dx? What a F****** piece of filth. Then play the religion card. WOWZA

          • Good Luck

            I’m no supporter of Chris, this is no secret. However, I can verify that this is more accurate. He had sent me a screen shot of THIS account a few days ago. No, I won’t share it, it was in a private message. Just wanted to be the one person who can verify something said. Good Luck. 🙂

          • Great Luck

            an anonymous good luck user can verify something? Okay Chris, you are ridiculous.

          • scammy mcscam

            Wait. So he more or less just showed that he received donations for something that wasn’t actually stolen. Tens of thousands of dollars in donations. Which he’s NOT returning. PLEASE people download multiple copies of this video and share with the IRS.

          • Mark

            You’re not a monster, I don’t think anyone really thinks you are evil, you are simply a greedy human who made some extremely unwise decisions and thought by lying to thousands of people about your income level so you could con more of them into buying your workshops and classes. That IS a scam Chris. You need to admit this to those same thousands of people whose trust you spat on. THe thousands of people who took the time to follow you and the thousands of people you deceived into thinking that you were an upstanding Christian. From what I can tell none of what you have done was to bless others, it was all about creating a marketing shitstorm of supposed good deeds to make you and your page look like you were doin the Lords work. The Lord didn’t benefit from any of your actions Chris. He and religious people all over were hurt by them, you took advantage of wives, homemakers, soccer moms and other photographers and you took advantage of the trust of other religious folks. THe only one who benefitted from all this was you and your bank account. I think this is starting to sink in but those remaining 85,000 people who you thank for their support should be told the truth by you! I believe you may have in fact given that 1 camera away, it appears to me that the girls whose house burned down was chosen because it would tug the hardest at heartstrings of your followers. Makes sense as spending $3000.00 on Facebook ads wouldn’t get the same viral organic sharing of your page as giving away a $3000 camera to a devastated family. When you are ready to admit the other cameras were all just part of the fabricated stories you’ve been making up I think more people here may be able to show some respect for you. No one here wants you harmed, hurt or injured. We want you to be healthy but at the same time we want you to do what’s right!

          • downwithcj

            I think he’s evil.

          • C Sab

            He conned people out of 10’s of thousands of dollars which he didn’t actually need and stolen tons of images just to boost his buisness and make himself famous. And he obviously doesn’t have the decency or the manhood to come clean. He’s evil. And a talentless, coward too.

          • Chris Jones photography scamme

            Oh don’t worry. I will DEFINITELY be letting the IRS know. Scumbag piece of trash.

          • photog

            thats a lie right there if you look under the address bar is your dashboard with CJ photography and all your other sites, this seems to be your paypal account. I have paypal, i know what im looking at, i also wasnt born yesterday and your act and “oh im checking myself in for issues” is again another scam to prey upon the people that may feel sorry for you. instead of holding workshops and classes for photography you should prob be teaching a school for liars and thieves, as you do both very very well.

        • Storage Needed

          Prove it, post this screenshot – http://www.paypal.com/webapps/business/transactions

        • fluffy

          Please do Chris. Nobody hates you. They are just mad. Get some help then start fresh. 🙂

          • C Sab

            Oh I’d say quite a few people hate him enough to wanna whack him across the head with his camera that was stolen and then returned by a thief that miraculously had an attack of conscience,

        • guest

          Chris, I honestly wish you well getting help with your resurfaced issue. I hope that you understand that what has fueled the fire is that so many things just don’t make sense. It is not just about the stock photo licensing. People are concerned based on what seem to be many inconsistencies, that there is more to the story and this gives rise to worries that you may have done other wrong things that potentially were unethical or worse. Only you know the full truth of all that. You clearly have some cool Photoshop skills and with that talent alone you have much to offer, And if you make good on the stock images, etc then that is great. It seems like there are just other pieces that have all spiraled away from making sense, and I sincerely hope that you are able to get the help that you need.

        • CrackerJacker

          Does PayPal collect sales tax for transactions marked as donations? I’m doubting you are a 501(c)(3)…

        • C Sab

          if you could back it up, we wouldn’t be standing in front of the mountain of half-ass’d lies and bs you’ve been spewing to cover your ass. Only someone who has no talent whatsoever at anything and is nothing but a lying, cowardly, con-man (though i assure you i’m being generous calling you any kind of a man) could think he could get away with this behavior.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Photoshop guru … he edited the screencap to look like me made a ton more money. Not thinking we would not figure out stuff just did not add up.

  • pantalones es en fuego

    I still believe Chris Janes has a second account, but we will never know.

  • Dixie Normouse

    It totally sounds vindictive for Chris to mention this site owners full name and also her photo business name as well in another half hearted apology. What exactly do those two items have to do with the lies you told Chris? And that is so very generous of you to not pursue legal action!!!! (Sarcasm!) “I have decided not to pursue any sort of legal action over photo stealers” No one can trust you or what you write but at least it looks like you are heading in the right direction now but you still need to get rid of the attitude that you are a victim. Only way I would ever trust you again is if there was a court appointed monitor overseeing the words you write. I do hope that you go and get that help that you clearly need. A pathological liar is not something you can afford to continue to be. You are sick and you need specialized treatment. http://wikihow.com/Spot-a-Pathological-Liar
    As sick as you are and as many lies as you may have told, everybody deserves a second chance, you just wont get it from me. I wish you a more positive 2014.

    • Joseph Philbert

      It is vindictive … he found out and either consciously or unconscionably let it slip. pathetic really.

      • Melinda Potter

        I never heard of unconsciously writing something repeatedly, but hey you just gave him his defense for doing it 🙂

        • Joseph Philbert

          Trying to be a devil advocate 🙂

      • Photo Stealers

        I’ve been told he was quite proud of the fact he found out who I was and wanted all to know. It’s not like I hide it? However, I do agree that him writing it that way was kind of a dick move.

        What’s entertaining is that it got a past thief to unleash her crazy on me last night on twitter. It was amusing.

        • Mark

          I imagine a lot of your past “headliners” are getting a lot of new attention because of Chris’s story. Another incentive for others to not follow in their footsteps! Every time someone else gets caught their name will pop up again.

        • Joseph Philbert

          A past thief … dam amusing … checking twitter now LOL

        • Katie

          It is a huge dick move and a completely immature move at that. You may be an individual but you represent for all of us Photogs and artists out there who are tired of these assclowns making a mockery of the business. I can’t imagine the threats and the legal BS you must go through. Hopefully this is a huge reminder to your supporters and from me personally, thank you.

    • Melinda Potter

      It was just another dig, (or an attempt at one anyway) disguised as somthing else entirely. It would work too, if Corey wasn’t respected or somehow dishonest.
      “I want to help other photographers and would love to offer the page up to working artists that want to gain exposure”. Exposure to a bunch of random people looking for a free camera, or a place to blindly “donate” their money?!

      But, what if photographers are actually interested in creating a following of potential clients/purchasers of their photography, and other local professionals and vendors so their photography businesses can grow, and they can make a living with their camera? Nah! That’d be silly! What was I thinking?! lol. That would take way too long, and would be way too hard to accomplish. Who would do that?! lol

    • Melinda Potter

      It was just another dig, (or an attempt at one anyway) disguised as somthing else entirely. It would work too, if Corey wasn’t respected, or somehow dishonest.
      “I want to help other photographers and would love to offer the page up to working artists that want to gain exposure”. Exposure to a bunch of random people looking for a free camera, or a place to blindly “donate” their money?

      But, what if photographers are actually interested in creating a following of potential clients/purchasers of their photography, and other local professionals and vendors so their photography businesses can grow, and they can make a living with their camera? Nah! That’d be silly! What was I thinking?! lol. Who would ever even try to do that?! lol

    • Melinda Potter

      (I hope I’m not repeating myself. On my iPad and experiencing the whole “my comment got deleted!!” Syndrome)

      It was an attempt at another dig, and was meant to try to hurt Corey. It would work too if Corey wasn’t respected and somehow dishonest.

      ” I want to help other photographers and would love to offer the page up to working artists that want to gain exposure”.
      Exposure to a bunch of random people who want a free camera and/or a place to blindly donate their money?! But what if photographers want to create a following of potential clients/buyers of their photography, and local professionals and vendors that can help their business grow so they could make a living with their camera? Nah! What was I thinking?! That would be silly! It would be way too hard and take way too long. Who would even TRY to do that?! lol

    • Suz

      So totally “generous” of him not to pursue legal action (even after retaining a “big time entertainment lawyer”). LOL! Of course, one can be *that* generous when when your “case” doesn’t have a leg to stand on in the first place.

    • C Sab

      if he thinks that’s gonna help him in any way, he will soon see just how foolish he is. Or he’ll be the only one to not see it, and we’ll all laugh at him as his “business” crumbles around him.

  • Carolyn

    The comment by this Chris is very disturbing, as he compares the Photography Business to the Music Business.. I guess he has never read the article, “The Music Business is a Whore” written by the famous Gene Lees. Carolyn

  • good on you

    Any guesses on the next industry Chris Jones will pop up in and scam?

  • mattwo1232

    I’d like to point out that CJ has closed down all his facebook pages, his blog has disappeared as well….can’t find it….this guy…..is using a religion to portray himself as a godly person but yet hes accused of stealing, lying, most likely theft…and using the bible to sway thousands of people over facebook. i am personally offended by this.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Wow I just checked he did shutdown his blog … I swear I have never seen this kind of thing happen before… Ever

      • updownupdown

        blog was down, blog is up. whores don’t get this much up and down action.

  • asdfjklkl

    CJ – What would Jesus do? Based on the ten commandments, definitely not steal! But I suppose playing the God card and I didn’t know better is the last hand when your all in.

  • Anneliese Meadow

    Well, it appears that he has not kept true to his word…and he took down ALL of his facebook pages… so no clue if the “camera give-a-way” is even happening anymore…or if it was ever happening in the first place.

  • Christian DeBaun

    I spotted this on PetaPixel, and followed this story here – so I’m a bit late to the conversation.

    Years ago, someone broke into our home (Charlottesville VA), but fortunately nothing was stolen – just stuff dumped on the floor, drawers pulled out, etc.

    I don’t recall having to fill out any info on the police report about my height, weight, eye color, hair color, age, sex, or race. Just a description of the home damage. I think those types of descriptions are reserved for witness reports, where you are trying to describe the suspect. I find Chris Jones’ police report to be quite odd.

    Just saying…

    • Joseph Philbert

      Interesting is it not

  • Photo Stealers

    Gary Fong interviewed Chris about everything the other day and gave me permission to post the video.

    • hellena handbacket

      00:26:30 – just got a camera – kit lens – no problem – work for me, use my images to advertise. Not a scam? what the heck? I hate the word viral.

    • CrackerJacker

      Wow… I’m 8 minutes in and I already feel like I need a shower.

      • Storage Needed

        He’s on something. He needs help.

      • Storage Needed

        Minute 24 – He said he gave it to a “chick named Mackenzie Stadler” Anyone have any luck tracking her down?

    • Photo Stealers

      I thought about writing down all the points where he story doesn’t add up to what’s out there (i.e. not posting composite images until after his camera giveaway which isn’t true per the dates on Facebook) but I think most know this. Let me know if you’d like me to though.

      • CrackerJacker

        Wouldn’t it just be a transcript of the entire thing? 😉

      • Joseph Philbert

        Do that on your spare time … its still the holidays…

      • hellena handbasket

        Don’t bother, it’s wasting your time. He starts lying straight away.

      • Chris Jones scam photographer

        I think the more damning thing (moreso than anything) is the possibility of multi-city / state fraud based on selling “franchises” of CJ Photography to people. Not to mention the whole “donation” debacle.

      • Meagan Bisher Sullins

        His face at 18:23 is priceless!

        • Hellena Handbasket

          I like 17:30

    • PeanutGallery

      ‘They started blocking and banning people’

      he cant even take responsibility for the little things. pathetic

      • Chris Jones ga photographer

        he blocked several people now from commenting.

    • CrackerJacker

      Jeez… the whole theft story (starting around the 40 minute mark) is just SO shady! He’s talking in circles within circles! I think Gary generally does a good job, but he lets him off SO many times…

    • Peanut Gallery

      If he is ‘out’ does that mean he will be selling or giving away that tens of thousands of dollars in gear? If so…post it up on ebay and it would at least put the claims that he lied about that to rest.

      I doubt anyone ever hears from him under that alias again.

  • Photog

    So ive read every piece of evidence and all comments, Chris Jones is frankly full of shit and probably is acting as Amber Knight and the Peace “police ” officer. So on top of accidentally stealing works from Shutterstock and claiming them as his own, as he admitted, we can also add in the whole fake camera giveaway, the stealing of $90k from gullible honest people that felt for his plight, Selling workshops that teach others how to 1.) composite like him (just right click save as steal ill save you some money there) 2.) how to make $750k in a year!? then lets move on to identity fraud, im willing to bet he is the 2 ladies i mentioned above as conveniently both their fb pages are inactive…hmmm shocker…. I wonder if he even has a legit DBA in his town.

    Charges:
    Fraud
    Stealing
    IRS Fraud
    Charity Fraud
    Catfishing
    Impersonating a police officer
    copyright infringement
    violating SHutterstock policy
    ? Business license
    Insurance Fraud
    ? Embezzlement
    Unethical business practices
    Using Faith as a defense

    im sure there are more that im missing but thats off the top of my head

    • Photog

      oh… documentation fraud/falsifying documents

      • Storage Needed

        Public Loitering, sleeping on the bench?

      • Storage Needed

        Buying Illegal Drugs, he’s on something. That is not ADD.

      • Storage Needed

        Noise pollution

    • guest

      I for sure think there is a lot that is fishy, but need to throw in that Amber’s FB page was there when I looked at it last night and it had a pretty long timeline, including quite a bit about the fire, and their recovery from it, and the peace officer lady shows up in his Paypal video as having sent him money (which he refunded for some reason????), so I believe Amber is legit and probably the other one (since the Paypal records were from before it all broke here).

      • CrackerJacker

        And there is an early November reference on the “peace officer”‘s FB page that corroborates her working in law enforcement.

        Lord knows, the women seem to love him!

    • Mark

      Both Amber and Grace are real people, and both their pages are active.

    • Joseph Philbert

      I agree with EVERYTHING you said…
      Except amber part is legit.

    • hellena handbasket

      What is catfishing?

      • derp

        pretending to be someone you’re not on the internet…
        from the awesome movie “Catfish”

        watch it!

  • What the DUCK
    • Unbelievable

      Between this video & this one showing all of the donations that rolled in thanks to his lying about stolen gear: http://youtu.be/qHDRlO4KGuI , he needs to be jailed / found out by the irs / or SOMETHING. Holy crap. Tens of thousands of dollars in donations, generated by followers acquired from holding fake giveaways. Not a single .01 will be returned. This is SO much bigger than him stealing the images from shutterstock.

      • Chris Jones

        Sorry Friend…. There are no tens of thousands of dollars in donations….just around $1,370 isn and all the rest is just internet speculation. I tried to show proof… but thats not good enough to you guys it seems. I admire the hard work though on all of this but everyone is wrong and will be sorely let down one day. I know the truth of things and that is all that matters. Thats what the internet is for… speculation. I welcome that.

        • LOLOLOLOLOL

          Let down just like when you told people they would be “let down” by pursuing your “real” police report LOL That one panned out pretty well. You could have at least had someone else write the apology note from the “thief”.

          So sorry for the people out the “$1370” too.

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        • hellena handbasket

          Chris, do you even know the truth?

      • Joseph Philbert

        The funny thing is not the composites that is causing the problem its all the lies and scams that were found out because of it.
        This dude is sad. Lies constantly and will never admit to it … well he admits to only somethings.
        What about the fake police report and the letter from the thief I so bet he will not admit even that.

    • LOL

      There were a few times he interrupts Gary in order to detract from the conversation. A guy named Dennis with no last name from Canon? The most convoluted, fake story ever.

    • hellena handbasket

      I’m Chris James Bitch! – Next requested meme please.

      • Chris Jones

        Kick rocks.

        • hellena handbasket

          Shopped?

          • Chris Jones

            Sorry Hellena… People seem to be posting as me…

          • Hellena Handbasket

            Those aren’t you abs? That is so sad. I was ready to join #teamchris

        • Chris Jones GA Photographer

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        • Photo Stealers

          All this does is make me wonder why last December you had so many hating on you that you had to create this.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Pathological lair …next..

    • duffle

      What an awful person. One saving grace has been the fact that it’ll be much harder for him to scam people now. The other saving grace is this hilarious version of the above video:

  • Guest

    Stand by

    • liar

      “parking security”. LOLOLOLOLOL what? Parking security HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • GainesvilleResident658

        Umm…. the Gainesville walmart cop??? I’m pretty sure they have to call the real police department to report anything. They just circle the parking lot… BELIEVE ME.

  • Joseph Philbert

    Standby I may have lied..

    • hellena handbasket

      Chris lied? no way.

    • Michael Paul

      lmao

  • michelle

    So I have been following this since it first was posted. Wow! First off- if there are truly threats and so on being made from either side that is just ignorant and needs to stop! In regards to the actual situation- As a professional it is our responsibility to research what is not only ethical in our profession but what is legal. Do we make mistakes – sure- but along with the mistakes comes a consequence.I do have some questions that especially after the video I am even more confused on. The first is- did he or did he not get a large sum of cash donated to him based on the supposed theft of his equipment? And for those that donated – did you really get a free session ( i would love to hear from some of them directly about this)? Why if he was really getting out of the photo business would he put soo much cash into fb marketing? I would also like to know who the person that donated the cameras is (if there is even a guy)? How do you get 12 cameras donated by someone and not even bother to ask their last name? And how without being a scammer do you get that many likes on a fb page in less than a year? Another question I have is the composite photos are very good- he is definitely good at utilizing photoshop- so did he really just do them for display and not make money on any of them- I would like to hear from the people that photos are actually of to hear on the record that they did not use these photos? By his own admission he burns the disc for the clients- so he gave them print rights to the photos to make prints of a composited photo in which he did not have the copyright to even give them the ability to print. And lastly- I think a close eye should be kept on this one– I have a strong suspicion that there will be more not coming out about him but I think he will do it again. Mostly due to the fact – after all the crazy stuff- he ends his latest blog post with only learning– “DO NOT USE STOCK IMAGES WITH OUT PAYING OR CONTACTING THE ARTIST
    DIRECTLY (nor claim ownership of a file that you manipulated)- Public
    Service Announcment”

  • Hellena Handbasket

    Leave Him Alone

    • Chris Jones

      Bahaha… Now this made me laugh,. Thank you for that. As for everyone else. One last time. Sorry for all the trouble I have caused you. I am genuinely sorry.

      • Tax Man

        Only sorry you got caught you piece of garbage. you were content to take people’s money and lie at the time weren’t you? Hope the IRS audits the F*** out of you.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Explain the police report or the letter from the thief.
        Its easy… just say “I wrote them both” the more you lie about it the worse it gets …. we already know you wrote both.
        Then again you will Stutter around the question.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Chris you are a scary dude… and others may not see it. You are the type of person that will see a video of yourself robbing a store. Have eyewitness say you robbed the store. Cops found your fingerprints on the counter and found the money in your house.

        Then in jail you will tell everyone “I am innocent ..it was not me, I was framed”
        Its sick.

  • Peanut Gallery

    Holy shitballs….

    The comments on his (once again up and running) Facebook page.

    Apparently the DEVIL is trying to steal the joy of christ from his heart by causing all of these problems?

    I cant even applaud him for owning up to the problems…because it took him forever to see that he couldn’t bullshit his way out of it. He danced and pranced around till he realized there was no other place to go.

    and all these bible thumpers are eating it up by the spoonful. pathetic.

    • scam chris jones photo

      He is what I imagine a psychopath is like in real life.

      • georgia photography scam

        STILL hasn’t apologized publicly and announced the people who donated/who he’ll be giving money back to.

  • the balls on this guy
    • the balls on this guy

      Carly Jean-Baptiste sorry that your work was stolen but glad that your back and making some new changes can’t wait to see what they are will pray for you

      • the balls on this guy

        If that page is about Christianity – then I quit. I’m going buddhist or agnostic or satanist. BC – that shits not christian. He’s a crazy psycho. You only have to make it through 2mins and 53 seconds to figure that out.

      • Storage Needed

        Kathy L********* CJ has been going through a great deal with this issue. We who are his “fans” and supporters shouldn’t be selfish, thinking only of ourselves and the giveaway at this time when CJ is going through. We really don’t deserve anything at all from him. Not the giveaway, which is from his heart, nor an explanation, which he willingly gave us. What we should be doing is offering support, if we truly consider ourselves fans and supporters. Selah.

        • Storage Needed

          These are all so good.

          • Storage Needed

            Karen B*********** I have been reading what has happened and following all of the post that have been made. I must say that I have to applaud Chris for his courage in which he handled the situation. When one admits to their wrong doings and is honestly trying to make amends for his actions it shows that he is a better person than the people that keep on running him down and saying nasty things that shouldn’t be said. So we know what was done was wrong. What on earth do some of you people want? You act as if a murder or something happened. So you are angry, OK, say your piece and go on with your lives. If it wasn’t your work don’t worry about it. This guy has been in contact with the owner and it is between them what happens next. If you are so upset about it unlike his page and you’ll never have to see it again. Photography is an art. Some artist put their work up for sale so others can buy it and use it. So he screwed this up. He learns the hard way. I think that many of you would be totally amazed at all the art that is out there and is not 100 percent original. But it doesn’t make that artist a fake. That is art. Using from different mediums to make one great piece. It’s just really hard to believe that so many of you down right hate Chris but are still on his page. Why are you still here? Is it that chance of getting that awesome camera that keeps you here. I just don’t understand why you’re here other than to spew ugly words. Praying for a new beginning for CJ Photography. May 2014 bring you more wisdom and kinder people in your life.

          • Storage Needed

            Tiny B******* I have an idea… For all of us that support CJ Photography and positive communication. Let’s all stop acknowledging the negative and juvenile posts. All they want is a reaction. So let’s not give it to them. Negative attention is still attention and that’s what they want. No more responding to ugly posts!

          • Storage Needed

            They are attacking the people asking about the camera giveaway, this is insane.

          • Storage Needed

            Best thread of morons ever.

          • Storage Needed

            Amanda N******* @ Anna – clearly u are not a fan – I think most would agree we would rather only true cj fans post here <—————–anna asked about the giveaway.

  • Guest

    Okay, I’ll break it down so they will understand.

    • Guest

      Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by (Proverbs 26:10).

    • Guest

      A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.

      Proverbs 19:9

    • Guest

      I found a ton, but thou shall not lie or steal trumps all of the others.

  • Guest
    • Melinda Potter

      I think maybe open discussion on the subject, information, and honesty, and how it makes us feel may be misconstrued as bashing and hate. This is not pitch forks and mobs in a physical sense, this is a blog where anyone is free to comment. A blog that will have new content regularly, and won’t fixate on one person/shoddy business. A blog that does not need to be read by people that are not interested Remember this IS a business we are talking about here. Some comments are worded better than others, but it all boils down to people having a discussion about the facts laid out in front of them, and their opinions on the subject. Nothing more. I don’t feel talking about a shoddy business, and the shadiness of the person running it is a bad thing at all. It needs to be talked about. Behavior and bad business practices like this need to be stopped. Just because it doesn’t feel good, doesn’t make it wrong. It never feels good to find out someone is a shyster, and it can’t feel good to be found out either, but we shouldn’t just shove it gently under the carpet for no one else to see, and we shouldn’t be made to feel bad for stating facts, and/or voicing our concerns and opinions on the matter. I’m sorry, I disagree.

    • michelle

      I disagree with this– The problem I have is that, especially in this case, in the beginning they are given the chance quietly to make amends. In stead they act like no wrong was done. Then once all the proof is laid out for all to see – all of a sudden they want to do what is right. But only AFTER everyone is asking the hard questions. This case is not all that different than several others that have been outed here– It isnt just stealing- they are out and out scammers and the general population should be made aware. If they still buy into the bs that is on them. But I want to know who I follow and admire is actually the artist they portray themselves as. Also- I dont want my own name associated with such poor business ethics nor low moral standards. And weather you are a believer or not (which has no bearing what so ever on the fact that stealing anothers work is illegal) it is a public school taught lesson that using someones work and calling it your own is wrong!

  • IRS

    It’s alright. Everyone should take 5 minutes to fill out this form (it’s an anonymous form) for reporting people to the IRS.

    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f3949a.pdf

    The more people who do it, the more likely it is he will be audited and shut down for good.

    He has since taken down his physical address, but his PO box should be sufficient for them to track him down:

    P.O. Box 7814, Gainesville, GA 30504
    706-200-2654

    This is the best way IMO to finally start closing down this con artists and scammers. If they’re lying about their images, they probably aren’t being 100% honest either with the $$$ they are making. We should be doing this with every photographer that shows up on this page. This guy also is NOT a 501(c) charity so he should never have accepted donations. He has since tried to delete that donation page, but once it hits google, it’s there forever:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:5fcxqshmEOIJ:crjphotography.com/contact-us/donate/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

  • Photo Stealers

    This comment was posted to the “admin” post on Christmas Eve and has been bothering me ever since. I wasn’t going to post it but since he’s back and stronger than ever I decided this needs to be seen.

    • IRS

      IRS. Do it. Done and done. Hard to operate when the govt has a big one thrust inside you 🙂

      This guy sucks at life.

    • peaceetc

      I’m glad you took a screencap of that, Photo Stealers. It needs to be seen.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Wow is all I can say to that screencap.

  • Melinda Potter

    and for all the “don’t judge” Christians out there defending this man’s numerous unethical, and unlawful shenanigans, maybe this would be a good read for you http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/12/12/jesus-wants-you-to-judge/

    • Melinda Potter

      When our children lie, or do wrongly, we judge them, we correct them, we discuss it with them, we punish them, and hope that they learn from their mistakes and won’t repeat them. We don’t leave it entirely up to themselves and God to solve together. Why? because we want our children to grow up to be good people, and not behave in the manner in which Chris is behaving. We want them to be respected and well liked individuals. Maybe he wasn’t as fortunate as I, and didn’t have the kind of upbringing I had, but that doesn’t change right from wrong, and I think it’s never too late to learn. Of course when others are teaching “No matter what you do wrong, I still support you” and “who am I to judge?” all in the name of God, you are teaching him that he can always get away with it. It’s a shame really because no one will win, including Chris

  • C Sab

    I find nothing more amusing than someone who thinks they can get away with whatever they want and ends up getting put in his place.

  • Eric Cotter

    This thing is sad, I feel sorry for this kid. I’ve not invested a lot of time in this but from the outside it looks like your team is successfully ruining a guy who’s done nothing more than what about 70% of the high end glamor and commissioned photogs do.

    The unfortunate thing about a which hunt is that sometimes you may burn innocent people at the stake.

    • chris jones money thief

      So what I’m gathering from your statement, “oh, they’re killing people also? I’ll do some of the same”

      70% of the high end photogs? Give some examples and please tell me where you’re pulling your stat from (other than out of your a$$).

      he also has committed fraud by saying his gear was stolen (it wasn’t). and then solicited donations to “Replace” his gear, and isn’t returning the donations.

      • Guest

        On his new blog post though he says that he’s contacting the people who donated and is offering to give them back their money. All in all, I think he has taken the steps to fix both the shutterstock issues and the donation one as well.

        • Photo Stealers

          He definitely hasn’t contacted two of the photographers that did not have their images on Shutterstock.

    • peaceetc

      I feel sorry for Chris because he apparently has some serious personal issues. But that does not excuse him from his lies and theft. It’s not a witch hunt, it is a hunt for the truth. There are actual victims here who have had their work stolen, and a lot of people gave him a lot of money for something which was probably never stolen in the first place. Even if it was, when said he got the gear back, he didn’t give the donated money back.

      There are so many lies, so many things which don’t add up. Chris is not an innocent victim. He knew he was lying, he knew what he was doing was wrong. If you watch the Gary Fong interview, he even admits to part of it. And there are so many things which doesn’t make sense.

      This is not a simple matter of photoshopping wrinkles or making someone thinner, like glamor photographers do. This is something else entirely.

    • Come on.

      Eric, if this were just about the pictures, it would have stopped being a topic Sat. Its a lot more than that.

    • Melinda Potter

      He’s ruining himself. His actions have got him in this mess. No lying, dishonesty, and silliness on his part, and this post would have quickly became old news, just like all of the others. Message “Don’t use other people’s work to promote your own” end of story. It’s not what Chris wanted though. He obviously didn’t want it to be the end of the story, and it sooooo wasn’t. WOW! He’s full of stories! I think you are placing blame completely inaccurately. I do agree it’s very sad though. And NO high end commissioned photographers DO NOT behave this way, and DO NOT have success by shoddy business practices! PLEASE don’t do the whole “Everybody does it” thing. Even if your statement was/is accurate it wouldn’t take the wrong out of screwing others for money

      • Eric Cotter

        I replied to my comment above to give context… My comment about high end is that they are all compositing. and several of them are using a ton of stock photography as their assets. they are just better at it

    • Eric Cotter

      I should state that i made this comment after about 3 mins of reading.. I’m not sure of everything that went on. So instead of deleting it and being “outed” for hiding stuff. I’ll just leave it with the caveat that if all he did was composite, I have a hard time seeing wrong with that. The other stuff, I don’t know about it nor have an opinion on it

      • Peanut Gallery

        You have a hard time with a guy that takes a photo….keeps the entire original stock image and only adds in about 10% of his own work, claims that ‘this was a test shot’ and then charges people on how to do it?

        You sound pretty shady yourself.

        • Eric Cotter

          Shady. Hurmn I signed up with my personal Facebook account instead of an alter ego. In no way am I trying to be shady. And as I replied to my original comment I may be missing a ton of the facts. I’m likely wrong and have tried to clarify that.

      • juice

        Well, three minutes is really informed, so good work for commenting. I’m sure we all got a lot from it.

        And this is how conmen get away with stuff – people like this.

  • C Sab

    Honestly, if the “thief” who stole all that equipment had any sort of conscience he never would have stolen his equipment in the first place so the fact he mailed it back and sent a letter along with it to say sorry is such a load of crap. Plus, I wanna see proof that he returned the money people donated to him, if he didn’t he could get some serious charges laid against him (I don’t know the law but it might even include jail time.) Plus, this guy’s attitude in that interview just shows he can’t be taken seriously at all. No-one that arrogant can ever be taken seriously, and it’s gonna make it worse for him when the consequences start hitting him.

    Nerd Quote: “Twice the pride, double the fall.” (Count Dooku, Star Wars.)

    • Photo Stealers

      Per Chris’s interview, the windows were cracked open and the thief was able to reach in and roll down the window to steal the gear. He knew of the guy, got the gear back and now employs him for odd jobs.

      Such a strange tale.

      • douche mcwhiffle cj photo

        Even stranger is the handwriting on the police report and the apology note the thief sent are the same! LOLOL what a moron.

      • C Sab

        What kind of odd jobs exactly? Either way, that is such a half-ass’d story I pity anyone who believes it.

      • Michael Paul

        Hopefully he upgraded and bought something with power windows :/

  • Mark

    Lets assume (and that’s a big assumption) that Chris was actually being honest with his last paypal video where he says he only made 40k for the entire year and was sent less than $2000.00 in donations. He claims about $1300 but i saw it closer to $1700 when I looked at the video. He only scrolled thru October though. Regardless of the dollar amount received thru paypal you have to consider that some people may have simply mailed him a check or money order. I don’t have any math to back this up so maybe someone else can provide statistics to corroborate but I would think that it would be highly unlikely for more than 50% of his followers to actually even have a paypal account. He has said he is making arrangements to give back the money that was donated. I would personally stop even caring about this whole thing if Chris could give us proof of those 10 other people who supposedly won the other cameras. Get Dennis to talk to Gary Chris!

    • Dennis from Canon

      Dennis from canon? The Dennis where Chris Jones (Gainesville Georgia Wedding and portrait photographer SEO lulz) didn’t know his last name???? If he only made 40k last year….and he’s only been doing this for a year….then how the F did he whack out 20k to facebook advertising (from gary fong video), buy a 5dmkiii + 5dmkii + 1 dx + all of the L lenses? I put the amount raised on donations in the tens of thousands of dollars. And not a single .01 will be returned.

      I guarantee it.

  • Jennifer

    I know a few photojournalists who would eat that guy for breakfast. What a douche.

  • guest

    So nice to see that Chris has re-emerged focusing on his own original work, inspired (or vice versa, I suppose as a possibility) by Robin Chavez Photography (who credits Meg Bitton’s snow action and Captured by Carrie’s snow overlay.) and Chris gives credit as well to Captured by Carrie’s snow overlay. Chris Jones FB “likes” Robin Chavez Photography”. Robin’s pic (with feather hat) posted Dec 15, Chris’ “fingers as toes” posted Dec 27. Love to see such creativity and original thought!

  • Pake Frofile

    I LOVE empty lawyer threats. This used to happen to regretsy.com all the time.

  • Mikhari

    I’ll be honest: when I was just glancing at the images here, the composites this guy did really appealed to me. I thought they looked great as they were the style that I can only dream of achieving. (A surreal, dreamy style.) The guy has some talent in doing convincing composites.

    That being said – he should have been open and honest with his work. If it’s not yours in it’s entirety – then SAY SO. Don’t lie or hedge when the proof is provided. In an industry that relies 100% upon visuals to sell an artist’s work, to portray yourself as anything but yourself is dishonest. This guy isn’t a photographer, he’s a great Photoshopper. And the stolen (then returned) equipment, donation drive and camera competition just adds up to make this guy look baaad.

    You can throw God around all you want, CJ, but you were not entirely truthful and your actions are less than honest. You reap what you sow. You can throw religion around and threaten lawsuits, but in the end, the fault lies with you. I’m just disappointed a fairly talented graphic artist gave everybody else a bad name and threw away his own career by taking shortcuts using stock images without proper licensing, failed at basic business practices such as purchasing insurance, and used the FB medium to gain likes and donation money from fans.

  • Yippie!

    Another giveaway, more “sponsors” more “companies”

    • photo thieves can suck the D

      The “giveaways” = how he amassed so many followers. They all “required” people to like his page and share the giveaways with more people. Completely perfect scheme for acquiring massive following and then one day asking for handouts b/c it’s the “Christian” thing to do.

      • Mark

        Chris still hasn’t accounted for the other 10 cameras that were supposedly already given away. http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/758/8047/original.jpg
        Still waiting to hear from “Dennis – no last name” or any of the supposed “winners” BESIDES Amber Knight.
        Karen Martin, Elizabeth Carter, Sharon Reed, Jeff Nelson, Joseph Baker, Laura Miller, Jennifer Parker, Mark Clark, Sandra Collins or Sarah Garcia.

  • Storage Needed
    • Mark

      Ha!!! pretty much spot on, well done! Im looking forward to seeing the story played out on the big screen.

    • Photog

      hahahahaha i love this

  • Jenni

    http://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewArticle/243305

    For the camera giveaway all but 2 names are on a UK petition to give Willy the SG league back…. hmmmm. I am guessing no one was given a camera….

    • lying thief fraudster

      HOLY SHIT! This PROVES this guy is such a fucking fraud! This is SUCH a big fucking deal! Seriously. I think everyone should notify the ajc and other atlanta media outlets.

      • Delly

        Dennis is willy?

      • You people Have no life

        Actually… Look at the date that doc was created… and look at the date on the from the screen grab of the names……..

        • duh

          Um the names are probably from a fan site this is just the petition. They could easily have been obtained before the 11th. If they are real where are they?

    • Joseph Philbert

      This is a WOW for me … its IMPOSSIBLE that ALL of the same names are on a ”

      Petition to give Willy the SG League back!” there is no way ever winner is part of the same forum!

    • told you

      Already checked all the names are on the list there is a page with more names.

  • Guest
    • Nicole

      Only if you’re from the US. He’s shut his page to those outside of it.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Yea he has a problem with foreigners seeing his page 🙂

        • juice

          Wonder why 🙂

  • Rachel

    I find it ironic that I found your blog from this guy. haha.

    No matter what he says, or how many folks are still true to him, there’s no way I can continue to “like” their page after even ONE image is stolen or used without proper permission. Not cool. 😉 This post is enough for me!

  • Storage Needed

    The page is bidding farewell again, “I have been in contact with both winners….. With this I bid farewell. I will see you sometime in the new year. Stay Thirsty my friends. If you want to follow mewww.facebook.com/thetophinator1 orwww.thetophinator.tumblr.com. Happy New Year!” But a new question – Did he ever make a donation to this girl?

    • guest

      I looked at her donor list between Nov 25 (post date) and Dec 2nd plus a few days more, and did not see a donation with Chris’ name on it. I also looked at Chris’ Paypal and don’t see anyone sending $50 via Paypal during that time frame, so at best, he didn’t have any sign ups and so didn’t donate. At worst… well we all know that story.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Interesting

  • Guest

    I’m in a group that just called his church and deacon, maybe it’s time to back down?

    • Joseph Philbert

      Just called his church for what purpose?

      • Guest

        Prayer requests?

    • juice

      LOL, why?

    • peaceetc

      I don’t think the church he attends actually has a deacon. I wonder if they contacted the right church? Either way, if Chris is putting himself out there as believing in god and then ripping people off, I would think church would want to know. I haven’t contacted them, but I wouldn’t blame someone else for doing so. Maybe his church can help him learn a better way to live, but they have to know what is wrong first.

      • Anon

        He told me when we were setting up to move in together that he played in the worship band at 12 Stone Church on Highway 20 here in Georgia (which I attended for two years). He also told me that he would never have his daughter over to the house if we moved in together because he had another house in Cleveland, GA? (almost two hours from here) Everything he told me was fishy.

  • Too Funny

    It’s ironic how this morning I wake up and what do you know… CJPhotography is gone… the camera giveaway event is gone… everything is now gone… this guy creates more bullshit than well… a bull.

    • peaceetc

      I’m pretty sure his giveaways violate Facebook’s TOS, too. If you look under ‘Promotions’ here: https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php — they have very specific rules, and I didn’t think he followed any of them.

      • Guest

        I needed that computer, damn.

        • peaceetc

          Well, he did say he hadn’t received the computer yet to give it away, so if you can find him, be sure to ask him about it. 🙂

    • Confused

      Didn’t he say at one point that he had “many prizes” from many sponsors for the current giveaway? I could swear he did, but heck now he’s got my head spinning lol

  • Bonnie

    Oh I hope you go after him big time because he has swindled all of us! I doubt he even gave a camera away. HE took donations from people to get himself a new camera after saying his first camera was stolen and gave everyone a heart felt story, but never said who IT was that stold from him only that he reached out to that person and told him he could keep the camera. That to me is when the red flags went up. I hope you sue his britches off! To even pretend he is a “Godly man” and use the word of God to benefit himself is so wrong. I am so glad I found this website. I got up this morning to see who won the camera only to find out his facebook is gone!

    • Bonnie

      Let me also say that I didn’t give any money to him, I wasn’t that stupid, but I am sure others did donate after his sappy story and pretending to be a “Christian”. SUE his BUTT off! What he did to others in the name of Jesus is so wrong!

    • Joseph Philbert

      This is who won..

    • Joseph Philbert

      She is a REAL person … but whats even STRANGER he will be hand delivering the winnings in person. the winner lives 10 hrs away.

      • Bonnie

        Wow!!! 10 hrs away? Hand delivering? Yeah this guy keeps digging himself a hole. Very Strange.

      • Yikes!

        Dear little girl. DO NOT let some stranger hand deliver a prize to you. Its creepy. Its cheaper to ship it. Please have a few friends over when he shows up, just in case.

        • Storage Needed

          Tara is a young girl, this is odd.

        • Joseph Philbert

          HAHAH that is funny.

      • Say What?

        Kind of wondering if this “Baker” is related to the other “Baker”
        that already won a camera?……

      • Seriously?

        Um… I couldn’t help but notice that NEITHER of these people can be found on Facebook anymore. That’s not suspicious at all, Christopher.. or CJ.. or Ryan Christoph.. or whatever you’re calling yourself today.

  • Anon

    So I was looking for a roommate a couple months back and this guy (CJ) found my ad and called me. I was skeptical about his work situation so I had him show me proof of income..which happened to be paypal statements where he was getting thousands of dollars each month over the last few months. I figured his photography business must be thriving…until thankfully things fell through and I started doing some investigating. Turns out he fakes his work and those thousands of dollars in his paypal were from donations people were making because his “camera gear was stolen” and he was being nice enough to “give cameras away.” He is a snake. I cannot thank the Lord enough that I did not end up moving in with him.

    • hellena handbasket

      weirder and weirder and weirder. odd bird.

    • Joseph Philbert

      That is so interesting … so he was scamming people everywhere or at least trying to.

    • cj tax man cometh

      That is exactly why I used this form: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f3949a.pdf and quite a few of the screenshots from his donations page, paypal, et al to let the IRS know about Chris Jones (CJ Photography) from gainesville, ga what a scam artist he is. I really do encourage everyone to send that anonymous report to the irs. The more they get, the more apt they are to audit him

  • guest

    “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

    Psalm 81:10

  • Anon

    Does anyone know where I can find the ‘police report’ image?

  • Inku

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m tired of these fraudsters stealing work or copying work and trying to pass it off as their own. I got to where I am with hard work and talent. People keep stealing and lying and cheating because there is no fear of repercussions. I’m thankful for a site like this. Keep outing these con-“artists”! Thanks!

  • Joseph Philbert

    So he said he will closed his fanpage.. but all he does was removed all posts/images cleaned everything up.
    Hired 6 to 7 dream team members and not providing Photography,Digital Art,Website/Logo Design,Video Production,Social Media Marketing,Training in all things ADOBE. Dont worry he keep his 80+ Fans
    Wonders never cease to amaze me.

    • peaceetc

      I think he thinks if he deletes the old stuff enough times, the past will actually disappear. He doesn’t understand the internet very well.

    • peaceetc

      I have to wonder about this sentence on his page:

      “I have assembled a dream team so to speak of about 6-7 people that specialize in a certain craft.”

      It says he has assembled the team — past tense — but he’s not sure how many people there are? How does that work?

    • Mary Mary

      Erased entire content, changing name but needs to keep that huge fan count that he sold his soul for. Poor guy, I hope he finds Jesus soon.

      • CrackerJacker

        I’d joke that he’s one of Christopher’s 80k fans, but they’re all women.

  • Rizlacraven

    I have to say this guy is a complete DUUSSSSSSHBAG!!!!!!!!! I followed his work and to be quite honest admired what he was producing, only to find out that he is a BIG FAKE. I wouldn’t even call him a photographer after reading whats been going on! He’s just a GLORIFIED editor/SCAM ARTIST.

  • Guest

    praise jebus

  • you guys crack me up
    • Joseph Philbert

      I made a screencap before he removed it… I assume it was done by one of the former admins of the Fanpage.
      Funny.

      • prais him

        I think they got this one too.

        • peaceetc

          I was kind of hoping no one would mention that one on here, since CJ hadn’t noticed it yet. I’m quite certain Christopher Jones is still checking this page, as he only deleted the tags off of each image after they were posted here.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Oh he does check this page often. I am here wondering on what day the winners are going to receive their prizes in the mail.
            Maybe he needs a few more weeks before they can ship the prizes.

  • Hellena Handbasket

    It’s nice to see some of CJ’s vendors are making up for his doucheyness. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=784127351601551&set=a.312960905384867.94211.158746534139639&type=1&theater

    • O.O

      I hope you mean this in a positive way.

      • Hellena Handbasket

        How is this not positive? Did you read the caption? They are talking about CJ lying about them. It’s nice to see honest vendors.

        • O.O

          My bad, I didn’t see the caption. I just wanted to make sure. I try to stick up for my friends. Thank you for posting. 🙂 I am just tired of the drama and my friends getting dragged into it. Its getting old. lol

      • She is talking about CJ

        “Recently we were vendors in a giveaway that to our knowledge has been deleted without telling us so. Entrants were told we backed out when in fact we did not but we want to continue our giveaways as it is only fair. Unfortunately we cannot choose winners from the previous giveaways since it was deleted so we will start fresh! This giveaway is open to all. We are very sorry for any inconvenience!”

        • O.O

          Thank you!!! 😀 I didn’t see it before.

        • Get your facts correct

          Umm actually Grace wasn’t speaking about CJ… sorry to burst your bubble, I was actually apart of that giveaway as a vendor and CJ wasn’t apart of it. The person hosting it however deleted all of us and carried the giveaway on themselves.

    • peaceetc

      I don’t see any mention of Christopher Jones on the page linked. Was he actually involved? I hadn’t heard anything about it, so I’m clueless.

      • Hellena Handbasket

        Summerana was doing a giveaway with CJ. He erased the post and all of the people entered into the contest. Fuckin over summerana.

  • scammy mcscam

    Apparently he has started a new page and you have to message him to gain access. Translation: I have found a cash cow for scamming people and I have to find a way to continue scamming people. Is there no way to shut this guy down?

  • Joseph Philbert

    He has re-branded to Ryan Christoph… wish him luck

    https://www.facebook.com/rcimages

    • photog

      http://www.ryanchristoph.com is also his new website

    • peaceetc

      I think it’s interesting he thought he would be able to keep the new page quiet by having people private message him for the address. There was no way Photo Stealers wasn’t going to find out.

      But, hey, CJ (I know you’re out there, reading this page), congrats on the people following you over to your new page. Not all of them are following, though. Some are obviously becoming disenfranchised by your continued lies, name change, etc. I’ve seen several people say they used to like your page, but your behavior has turned them off. And, of course, without the lure of free cameras, a lot of people are no longer interested.

      You continue to prey on apparently nice people who want to believe you’re a good guy, and that is the saddest thing of all. But even the nice people will give up someday, when they see you offer nothing but empty promises and lies.

      And one more thing, CJ — that header photo on your Ryan Christoph page looks terrible. Lose the texture in the sky, straighten the image and dial it back on the processing. Just because you have Photoshop, doesn’t mean you have to abuse it.

    • Photog

      https://twitter.com/RyanChristoph1 his new twitter account

      • Photog

        tweet tweet who is flying… is he high?

    • Photog

      what a tool…someone didnt realize Ryan Christoph and CJ are the same name so she called Ryan out as a theif and notice CJ’s comment… Douchebag

      • Joseph Philbert

        LOL!! That is funny!

  • seo lulz

    New SEO post. Ryan Christoph Images free camera giveaway scam artist Gainesville Georgia wedding and portrait photographer. Britney spears justin bieber baby beyonce kanye kim kardashian

  • Matt

    After reading half the comments, watching the interview, etc., I’ve determined there’s a good chance that at best he is as someone mentioned, a pathological liar and scam artist, and at worst, possibly a sociopath http://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html#

  • Matt

    After following this blog for a while, I’ve come to the baffling realization that some people actually think it’s OK to post others’ images as their own, in one way or the other, with various excuses or justifications that I really think many of them believe. They actually don’t see their wrong! As unfortunate as it is that it’s even necessary, I really think the public needs to be educated on the subject, in order for those poor souls who can’t see the problem with misrepresentation of their work, let alone the stealing. Meme, anyone?

    • Matt

      Oops, didn’t finish the next to last sentence.. meant to read “lAs unfortunate as it is that it’s even necessary, I really think the public needs to be educated on the subject, in order for those poor souls who can’t see the problem with misrepresentation of their work, let alone the stealing, to learn what is unacceptable, to properly give credit to others’, and to notify potential clients what portion of a work is theirs.”

  • Photog

    ..

    • CrackerJacker

      Is this a licensed image? 😉

      • Photog

        I got up at 3 am to shoot this guy drinking some beer, it was a rough morning, he was hung over and it just really helped capture his true essence… LOL if you see at the bottom of the photo its from memegenerator.net clearly watermarked apropriately not with my own logo…. 😉

  • Photog

    • English Teacher

      lol “Changing” and its “THIEF” not THEIF. It is “i” before “e” except after “c”

      • Photog

        hahaha i didnt even realize the mistakes on this haha im a photographer not an English professor but my former teacher would slap me…. hahaha

  • Photog

    ??

  • Lillian

    What I want to know is, in the “year” he’s been a photographer – with NO experience in photography before Oct 2012 – where did he get ALL of these “NEW” images that are posted to the Ryan Christoph page???? NONE of those ever appeared on his old site…. I know LEGIT wedding photographers who were NEVER that skilled in composition/angles/artistry until YEARS into their career. A year into photography and he’s making THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS????? I do not believe for ONE second that those images on the new page were SHOT by Chris… Ryan…. UM WHATEVER he wants to call himself…..

    Case in point: In Gary Fongs video, Chris states that he was giving new photographers who signed up with his “company” HIS IMAGES to upload to their website and promote their business to new clients ….. AND HE THOUGHT THIS WAS LEGITIMATE?????? FRAUD not only for him since the images were NOT his, but also aiding the new photographers into FRAUDULENTLY representing their own business as well????? Is there no way to STOP this idiot?????

    • Photog

      I thought the same thing, i had been working out of my house part time ( i was a nurse prior to making this a living full time) for 6 years before getting an actual studio this past year. I only have 2k fans and still learning every day. there is no way he could do all that in 1 year, and fyi to everyone out there… you can pay for facebook likes…. im guessing that maybe he tucked some money into paying for likes to look more legit. as his new ryan christoph page isnt gaining quite the momentum that his previous 80k fans from had before… or is it just because 78k realized hes a scammy scam con man …

      • Lillian

        In Gary Fongs video, he claimed to have spent TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS on “marketing”, BUT also stated he didn’t have much money when he started so he only purchased a Canon t3i to start wiht…. within weeks, he had TWO Mark 5DIII, a 1 DX, a plethora of lens, plus the 20,000 grand to spend on facebook marketing….

        If it was all THAT easy, we’d all be RICH…….. I’m sure well known photographers (who I won’t mention by name as I wouldn’t want google to tie their names to this mess) don’t make THAT kind of money in weeks, let alone YEARS!!!!!!!!

      • Anon

        80K fans came from the sharing of the scam giveaways….. none of them were actual clients….. and 2% of them are silly enough to keep following this guy. he wont’ get that many again….

        • Photog

          thats not necessarily true. ive been following this i understand the share/like giveaway was a way to up his likes, but ive done tons of giveaways, ive never gotten 80k new page likes from it. some to most of those likes were probably paid for on his own to make it look as if he got new fans there is just no way he got THAT many likes from a giveaway on his own

      • peaceetc

        He freely admitted to spending tens of thousands of dollars on Facebook advertising, per his interview with Gary Fong. It wouldn’t surprise me if part of that money went to buying likes. It’s pretty danged cheap to buy that stuff.

    • Blind leading the blind

      That’s not true, those images HAVE appeared on the old name on albums he did a while back. Seriously? You will find anything to pick at. Maybe if you opened your eyes you would have seen this.

    • Blind leading the blind

      Oh and.. by the way if you would have listened and well read, you would have noticed that he has had over 12 years experience with photoshop. Which is how he became “good” at composition, angles and such.

      • Photog

        Graphics/Photoshop work does not make you highly skilled at photography in less than a year. A 12 year old can edit a bad photograph and make it look great… on their cellphones!

        I find it funny how you defend this one fact and ignore the other comments proving how much of a scam artist this guy is.

        Watch the Gary Fong video… Chris made himself look like an idiot with his own words of explanation. Gary caught him several times changing up his story too. Nothing he said adds up. I’m sorry, but how do you go from one “stealing your camera gear” to you sending that person money, then hiring him for odd jobs. No one in their right mind would hire a person who stole from them. Not to mention, as he was talking to the parking lot security at walmart, supposedly filling out a report (but not calling police regarding a theft of over thousands of dollars of merchandise, in some areas is a felony), a friend calls him to tell him who stole his camera gear. Yeah that makes sense.

        He goes from no money at all to having thousands of dollars…. highly unlikely. Ohhh and if you check, the supposed list of names who won the 10 cameras was plagiarized from another website. Every name that supposedly won cameras appeared on another petition list.

        Go ahead, keep defending him!!! Maybe you are the one that needs to open your eyes.

    • Ryan Chris Jones Scamtographer

      If you notice, he flips the pictures 180 degrees in quite a few instances where the pictures were stolen, making it harder to track down which ones are stolen vs legit. This guy —- Ryan Christopher Jones from Gainesville Georgia, a southeastern wedding and portrait photographer —- is nothing but a scam artist fake douchebag. These people just need to get sued and that will stop this bullshit. I reported Chris to the IRS. Others should do the same to increase the likelihood they’ll audit and shut him down.

      • Ken

        Ryan Chris Jones Scamtographer is nothing but a bully who likes to pic on people anonymously because he/she feels empowered behind their computer……see, I can do it too :)…………..maybe if you guys didn’t spend so much time making “memes” and fake interviews you’d learn how to grow your own business’s. All the name calling and crude remarks on here are just childish and ridiculous, if any of you guys are actually working professional photographers (which its apparent from looking at some of the images you’ve uploaded to your facebooks that your not) then you should be conducting yourselves as such. You may think your method of “policing” the photography business is viewed as just by others, but the majority of photographers out there are getting sick of it, if you doubt that, just look at some of the comments being made in the photography groups on facebook whenever some of your names (Corey/Joseph/Lynn/Eric/etc/etc/etc…) are brought up, your not nice or supportive of any new photographers that come into the group, instead your overly harsh and pompous.One last thing, potential clients read this stuff and its a huge turn off, no one wants to hire a “professional” photographer who isn’t even conducting themselves as one. I’ve said my peace, now I’m going to do some editing because I do care about what my clients think.

        • Lottie Dod’s Racket

          I’m not a professional photographer. I read about this issue and Chris Jones, via fark.com. I appreciate the method of “policing” on this site. If I’m going to hire someone, I want to know I hired an honest person.

          “method of “policing” the photography business is viewed as just by others, but the majority of photographers out there are getting sick of it,”

          Why would a photographer not support the outing of liars and cheaters in their own industry?

          “One last thing, potential clients read this stuff and its a huge turn off, no one wants to hire a “professional” photographer who isn’t even conducting themselves as one. I’ve said my peace, now I’m going to do some editing because I do care about what my clients think.”

          I have hired photographers in the past. If I hired a photographer who told me they were into policing their own industry, I would not be turned off. I would be thankful that someone is taking their time to help the public. I care if a photographer misrepresents their work. I would rather hire a photographer who has real pictures (ones they have taken) on their site. At least I know what I’m getting.

          • not a fan

            I think Ken was referring more to the way people are conducting themselves on these forms (case in point, Scamtographer), and I have to say I agree. Enough is enough, I used to like Photo Stealers, but the posts recently and comments that follow do not sit well with me. I was all for pointing out a wrong that should be corrected, but this feeding frenzy of bashing not only business’s but the personal lives of others as well is too much for me. That and the fact that I recently saw a donation link where this photography business is taking donations for themselves. If it was someone outside the photography business running this site and taking donations then I wouldn’t have an issue with it, but the fact that Corey Ann Photography makes money off of it makes me no longer trust the content here anymore. Someone else pointed out that fact earlier and I noticed she changed the name on the paypal from Corey Ann Photography to Photo Stealers, but right above that it still has her photography business name so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know whos getting the donation money. For those said reasons I am no longer a fan.

          • peaceetc

            She’s said herself she’s probably made $75 off of donations. This is not a money-making enterprise for her. Heck, it’s a Tumblr blog without any advertising, for goodness sake.

            But what would be wrong with it if she did make some money? She puts a lot of time and effort into this site. Why would it be wrong to have a little bit of compensation for her efforts? I don’t understand why you would think otherwise.

            Also, she is not responsible for the comments people leave on here or on Facebook. To suggest otherwise is ridiculous.

          • Photo Stealers

            I’ve made $100 off of this and I’ve never hid that the money went to me, haven’t changed it either.

            Again, another person from Georgia, not too far from Chris.

          • Joseph Philbert

            I see nothing wrong with asking for donations … if she can at least break even with all the work
            she does on this blog. $75 is not enough she does it anyway. Why?
            Because she believes in what she does.

        • Ryan Chris Jones Scamtographer

          “maybe if you guys didn’t spend so much time making “memes” and fake interviews you’d learn how to grow your own business’s”

          My business is doing just fine 😀 What about Ryan Chris Jones, a scam photographer from Gainesville GA, utilizing fake camera giveaways to attract thousands of people and then enticing them to donate money after a fake gear theft? His work which wasn’t his own was / is attracting people who want to book with him, instead of other honest, hard working people who ARE trying to grow their own business. I still reported him to the iRS though and i hope they audit the FUCK out of him.

          • Guest

            Fake Interview HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH
            Gary Fong actually interview Chris Jones … you cant fake that … smh

          • Photog

            no what he is referring to is the parody video 2 folks made of Chris and Garys interview…quite comical

        • Photo Stealers

          Interesting that this comment is from Gainesville GA.

          • peaceetc

            Yes, it certainly is. It even has the same kind of spelling errors Christopher Jones, aka Ryan Christoph, is known for, and he calls out the same people as Christopher Jones, aka Ryan Christoph, did in his now deleted Facebook post. Nice try, dude.

        • Joseph Philbert

          This is funny .. keep it up. I have nothing to hide.

        • Suz

          I believe you mean “you’re” which is the contraction of “you are.” Your grammar lacks a professional touch. For your edification, here’s some additional information on when to use “your” and “you’re.”

          http://www.wikihow.com/Use-You're-and-Your

  • Batman

    Odd that there were 5 reviews of CRJ Photography on weddingwire.com two days ago (someone even posted a link to this original story). Now there are 16 (http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/crj-photography-gainesville/350c7be4cffdedf9.html). Amazing coincidence that some of the wedding dates are the same ….. I guess everyone decided to share their reviews at the same time, huh?

    • Photog2

      Notice how this is listed as “CRJ”, but then his FB pages was just “CJ”…. and now it’s Ryan Christoph…. why do you keep changing your business name soo many times, again in only a year of “photography” if you are not trying to deceive people?

      • anon

        Because Ryan Christoper Jones a gainesville georgia wedding photographer and “workshop instructor” is a conning douchebag scam artist. That’s why. Or at least the short answer anyways.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Thats some funny shit…

  • duffle

    Just to add some more drama – musician Christopher Jones (of Gainesville, GA) sounds an awful lot like musician Christopher Ryan (of Gainesville, GA). And Chris Ryan’s music video happens to be hosted on Chris Jones’s YouTube channel!

    I have a hunch that no matter who wrote the song, neither Chris shot the video 😛

    Sure it sounds crazy but…. could they possibly be the same man????

    http://www.reverbnation.com/christopherJonesMusic
    http://www.reverbnation.com/christopherryan

    Big thanks to Grace Renee’ Free (posting in defence of CJ Photography elsewhere on this page) who is a big fan of both artists:
    http://www.reverbnation.com/fan/gracereneefreer

    Grace also likes ‘Chris Jones Productions’ (also of Gainesville, GA) so you have to admire her extremely consistent if somewhat limited taste in music. Fortunately, Chris Jones Productions does web design and music videos too!
    http://www.reverbnation.com/chrisjonesproductions who doubles as ‘Draw Bridge Studios’.

    • Moron

      You are so stupid. Of course it’s the same. OMG really? Get help dumbass!

    • Chris Jones

      I was wondering why I started getting notifications from a site I haven’t touched in a while. Thank you for this.

      • duffle

        I’d like to take the credit but it must be the Lord’s doing.

  • A_Lwin

    Man this guy is so LOONEY!

  • Photog

    I quiet enjoyed CJs comment when someone asked the first question… vain much?

    • You’ve Been Busted

      Better yet, arrogant much? Those are some serious PhotoShop abs; wonder if it’s a composite. Noticed that any negative reviews on the Wedding Wire site are now “under review”. This guy will stop at nothing … what a really bad person.

      • Photog

        idk what kind of style he was using on that photo… it isnt that great, the background looks off

        • You’ve Been Busted

          If you’re talking about the image of the girl in the woods, it’s obvious a clone tool/stamp was used on that background … and not used well. If you’re talking about his “selfie,” I’ve just washed my eyes out with bleach and am now permanently blind to all douchebags.

          • Photog

            i meant his composite… yes poorly done compared to the “work he did” in his port…. and i am blind as well… and my title to the picture was supposed to say Quite…

          • Duh

            I watched the sped up tutorials on his page. He tried to add shadow to the horse, then didnt, then tried to have light beams coming out, and then didnt, the cloning was way off. I’ve been working in photoshop for 14 years and I can clone better than him with my eyes closed. I’m beginning to doubt the 12 years of experience. He has that he studied Graphic Design (im not going to say graduate because he would have produced a diploma by now<— not faked) but then he told his female friends that he graduated in June with his degree in photography? But then he told Fong he started in Jan…and finished in June? What college program works that fast? Even an online semester is 8 to 16 weeks. You cant "test" out of ALL your core classes. I know…cause I checked. So he claims he finished early because he tested out of his classes? so in 5 months he managed to finish a 2 yr degree? At the Art Institutes. I guess maybe someone should call the Atlanta Art Institutes and asked if you can test out of all your classes in 5 months for an associates degree in Graphic Design, I mean photography.

      • Chris Jones

        We could say the same about the people that have gone on there pretending to be past clients making stuff up…;)

        • Joseph Philbert

          Hey Chris, its Janauary 13th have you shipped the products to the winners yet? You do know they have not received anything. Or maybe you still deciding how to had deliver it 🙂

          “Chris Jones Yep I announced them the 31st. Tara Broaddus Baker won camera and Jessica Spencer Forgette won the Backdrop for Backdrop Express”

          • Chris Jones

            Actually Joseph… if you know they have not received the product then you should know I have been in constant contact with both of them… you would also know that I am meeting Tara’s Daughter at an event in Atlanta this weekend. Also… Jessica is to receive her package tomorrow since I have already mailed it out. If you actually put all the work in to your photography that you do following me and sending me boxes of crap, (still not saying it was you although the zip code is from the same island 10 min away), then maybe you would have more things to do.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Chris, my photography is not in question your integrity as a decent GOD faring person and a business man is the problem.
            Plus this is not much work … all it takes is a few minutes every few days checking my email like I do everyday. You still seem to be giving out the same snakeoil.

          • Hanna Montana

            How could Joseph mail shit? He lives outside the country in a US territory. That shit, hahah would have been confiscated by customs. Chris Jones keep your shit lies to yourself. Joseph is an awesome teacher and member of our community and many people look up to him, you are a lying freak of nature.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Oh crap I forgot about US Customs checks all packages from St. Thomas and it goes thru Puerto Rico. even if its US territory its still over seas … Next lie 🙂

          • Photo Stealers

            Hold the phone, Chris, you really are saying that Joseph or “someone” sent you human feces from ST THOMAS on Friday Afternoon (per your interview with Gary Fong) and it arrived on the following MONDAY (again, interview)?

            I call bullshit on the shit.

          • Uncle Sam Wants Chris

            I still reiterate my call to report him to the IRS. The more, the better. A nice thorough audit from uncle sam should shut his shit show down for good. http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/How-Do-You-Report-Suspected-Tax-Fraud-Activity%3F

            Form A is the one you want.

            😀

          • Guest

            I know Puerto Ricans and they go hard for the holidays. The shit wouldn’t have even left the island until after three kings day. So if Joseph did indeed mail you shit, it should arrive any day now.

          • peaceetc

            Chris, move on. Grow up, get help for your problems, and stop lying. You aren’t helping yourself by throwing accusations at someone without any proof. Who’s to say that box even existed, except you. And you’ve proven your word isn’t good for much of anything. There’s no way Joseph could have sent it because it would have been checked in customs, and it wouldn’t have made it to you that quickly, especially just before Christmas.

          • confuzzled

            a little confused, the Tara Broaddus Baker that I see on Facebook is just a couple of years out of college, and is in Illinois, guess it must be a different one….or she had a daughter at a really, really young age, no, gotta be a different Tara

          • yep

            oh well now really confused, it seems Tara is the young woman on Facebook. Will enjoy seeing photos of you meeting her daughter in Atlanta to celebrate receiving her fab prize – what no photos? of course, gotta protect her privacy, right?!

          • Guest

            People have kids younger and younger nowadays, don’t they?

          • peaceetc

            To be fair, I think the profile image on Tara’s page is of her daughter and not her. I’m not sure, though, but that is what I’ve been told.

          • captain-confuzzled

            Now that I look again, I think you are correct. If so, I stand corrected and apologize to CJ! I look forward to seeing her post that she has received the camera!

    • tired

      They are fake It’s another composite really tired of this mess

  • peaceetc

    Dear Christopher Jones, aka Ryan Christoph, aka Christopher Ryan, aka Ryan Jones, aka Who The Heck Knows:

    Please, just stop trying to jerk us around. You’re going to do what you’re going to do, and some people are going to follow you no matter how many times you scam or cheat or lie or buy Facebook likes or change your name. I’m sure you’re quite proud of that, because that’s how you are. But the rest of us know better.

    So don’t get mad when we find out about your latest name change. There was no way you were going to keep that a secret, and to think otherwise proves you don’t get the internet. At all.

    And stop faking comments on here. Use your real name, and stop pretending to be other people (or IP is recorded, dude, so you’re not fooling Photo Stealers on that, either) — or don’t bother.

    In fact, what you should do is what you said you were going to do, but never did — make reparations with the photographers from whom you stole. You never contacted the creators of the non-stock images. You also said you were going to take time off and get yourself some help for your issues. Obviously that never happened. But it needs to, Chris. You need real help, and you need it now. Don’t forget you have a daughter who needs a healthy father more than you need the empty likes and comments from misguided people on Facebook.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Oh and dont forget the fake December 31 camera giveaway

      • peaceetc

        I thought about mentioning that, but he might actually follow through with it. I know, it’s a crazy thought, but stranger things have happened. I would hope that since so many people are watching, he will actually do as he says.

        • Joseph Philbert

          You would think so right? At least to save face and move on you would think he would be honest just this once.

  • TeeQay

    OMG so we wont get a free fullframe camera 🙁 lol

  • Photog

    love this tweet… hahaha again with the whole bible thumping bit…

    • Photog

      here is the whole convo

    • chris jones scammer

      Has to fall back on the Jesus and cancer cards now LOLOLOL

  • Photog

    So CJ I had someone ask me what kind of stock background i used on this photo…. I laughed thinking of you… unlike you, myself and the model in this photo that I actually did take, walked outside in the freezing rain and snow and actually captured this image ourselves. The ONLY thing composited are the snow flakes falling. The trees in the background are real, the girl is real… the actual photography is REAL if you want great pictures, try finding a location and actually get out there and get your knees dirty instead of pretending to wake up at 7am to get those shots we all know you didnt take… if anyone wants to check out my other actual photography NOT composited or faked or scammed from someone else check it out http://www.facebook.com/MOYLP

  • Wittyusername

    Did the “winners” of the contest ever get the camera and the backdrops?

  • Anon

    hahahaha someone has been putting him on BLAST! he is going in behind and deleting all the comments but i got to watch them pop up as i was on his page. hilarious

    • Katie

      I will not reveal my real name because I’m not about to get attacked by his fans, but this is me doing this 😉 i have actually had contact with people who know him very personally, and he is exactly what everyone says he is. a snake. so he contacted me when i started spamming his page. here are the screen caps (sketchy to say the least)

      • Guest

        OH COOL now he’s back to telling people he has cancer

      • Katie

        oh COOL hes back to telling people he has cancer. does anyone know anything of this? one lady said he had told her he was dying a year ago, and no one had heard anything of that so when i asked him, suddenly he has cancer again

        • You’ve Been Busted

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatocellular_carcinoma

          “Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, also called malignant hepatoma) is the most common type of liver cancer. Most cases of HCC are secondary to either a viralhepatitis infection (hepatitis B or C) or cirrhosis (alcoholism being the most common cause of hepatic cirrhosis).[1]

          Compared to other cancers, HCC is quite a rare tumour in the United States. In countries where hepatitis is not endemic, most malignant cancers in the liver are not primary HCC but metastasis (spread) of cancer from elsewhere in the body, e.g., the colon…..”

          …..”HCC may present with jaundice, bloating from ascites, easy bruising from blood clotting abnormalities or as loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss, abdominal pain, especially in the right upper quadrant,nausea, emesis, or fatigue.[2].”

          ….. “The usual outcome is poor, because only 10–20% of hepatocellular carcinomas can be removed completely using surgery. If the cancer cannot be completely removed, the disease is usually deadly within 3 to 6 months.[38] This is partially due to late presentation with large tumours, but also the lack of medical expertise and facilities. However, survival can vary, and occasionally people will survive much longer than 6 months.” ……

          Wow.

          • Guest

            Thank you for that. I did not even think to google that type of cancer, but now we know he is lying because he had told the original woman he had kidney cancer and was going through dialysis,

          • You’ve Been Busted

            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001325/#adam_000280.disease.treatment

            Treatment:
            Aggressive surgery or a liver transplant can successfully treat small or slow-growing tumors if they are diagnosed early. However, few patients are diagnosed early.

            Chemotherapy delivered straight into the liver with a catheter can help, but it will not cure the disease. Radiation treatments in the area of the cancer may also be helpful. However, many patients have liver cirrhosis or other liver diseases that make these treatments more difficult.

            Sorafenib tosylate (Nexavar), an oral medicine that blocks tumor growth, is now approved for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.

            I suppose dialysis is possible, but don’t see it listed here as a treatment option.

          • :)

            Actually Dialysis is possible… I have the scars to prove it.

          • guest

            pics or it didn’t happen

          • Photo Stealers

            Oh I’m sure he’ll composite some.

          • Chris Jones

            No….. no composites. Sorry.

          • Pooh Bear

            Dude. Your pic on your page where you were “TRYING” to be cool. Was a composite. Check your dates too. Your personal pics from the same time period are of a skinny little white dude. The fitness model called, he wants his abs back.

          • Photo Stealers

            Chris, just because you use a smiley face instead of your name doesn’t mean I can’t see your email and IP.

            Why wouldn’t you just defend yourself under your own name?

          • Chris Jones

            Because I didn’t remember my login information.
            And actually mine are on my arm. Left arm to be exact and I have 2 of them. Lost 42 pounds and it comes from a long line of alcohol abuse.

          • :p

            Wait you said it was heroin? No wait….it was something else. No wait…..

          • Really?
          • Chris Jones
          • peaceetc

            Chris, seriously. If you have cancer, then I’m sorry. But there is no way in hell I am going to take your word for it on this or anything else. You’ve done nothing but scam and lie and have done absolutely nothing to atone for any of it. Did you contact the photographers of the non-stock images you used? No, you didn’t. You haven’t explained how the handwriting on the “police report” and the note from the supposed thief are the same. You haven’t explained a lot of things.

          • Really?

            Ok so lets see….you were a heroin addict for 5 years…YOUR WORDS. But then you got “Cancer” of the liver. And they treated you despite you being an avid drug user? So whats the timeline here? Wait, no you said it was alcohol. Here is the deal. You have flagrantly told stories, so we don’t know whats truth, fiction or some plot of a movie. When you cry wolf…you eventually get eaten.

          • guest

            So cancer was a cover up for his heroin abuse? What a creep. Can someone please shit in a box and mail it to him asap?

          • :P

            Google Dialysis scars. Now look at “HIS” abs pic. Next time he needs to composite in some scars. Those are serious scars that arent going to disappear in a year or two.

          • peaceetc

            Chris, you’ll forgive us if we don’t believe you. You’ve done nothing but lie, so we are not going to take your word for a damned thing.

          • :P

            I’m sure your vast amount of followers (ladies) will have some record of your “scars” since you like sharing topless pics of yourself so often.

          • C Sab

            Most likely photoshops them. 😛

          • Katie

            I asked him if he was cured and he said “maybe, still going to the doctor though” is it possible to have this kind of cancer and keep going as healthy as he is for 2 years without ever having a tumor removed? I’d feel like an ass if he really does but this seems sooooooooooooo fake to me.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Dam, so its a lie..

        • Photog

          what a fucking joke this guy is… i cant take it anymore, seriously this guy is a serious pathological liar. I cant believe all the shit coming out of his mouth, that poop on his door probably fell out of his mouth while talking all the crap he has. he’s really a super scumbag con man and the way he hides behind religion. Pretending to have cancer is just unthinkable. I have friends that have died of cancer, i have friends that have a child dying of cancer right now… CJ you better pray to whatever god you believe in that you are telling the truth about having cancer because if you are lying its down right despicable Karma is a fucking bitch and I will make sure EVERYONE knows that you lied about that in particular, as that will strike chords with some folks who actually do have to face Cancer everyday. You are a sad sick man You need to go seek whatever treatment you were initially going to seek, inpatient psych help would be my suggestion as you seem to have some severe psych issues

          • Suz

            I’m thinking you’re correct, because this guy is so full of sh*t it probably just falls out every time he opens his mouth.

      • Katie

        I will also point out that when it says it is supposed to say that the IRS already investigated me. haha so the investigation was him handing over his “reports” and them being like “ok done! you did nothing wrong.” ummm doesn’t it take a long time to investigate tax and donation fraud like this?

        • Chris Jones tax evader

          Yes. It does take a long time. It will probably be 6 months or more before he even hears from them. He is bullshitting. That is exactly why I suggest as many people as possible report him to the IRS. Takes 5 minutes to fill out the form: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/How-Do-You-Report-Suspected-Tax-Fraud-Activity%3F — the first form (A) is the one you want. There is also one for rewards, but you have to report your name, and I am all too happy to do this anonymously 😀 😀 😀

        • Photo Stealers

          Also, the tax year just closed – filing isn’t until April. Why would they investigate him for funds he hasn’t had a chance to report yet?

          • Durka Durka

            Sales Tax? That’s a lot of sessions. What was it? 300 a month? A week?

      • Joseph Philbert

        WOW … he half admitted it!

      • peaceetc

        Christopher Jones — please explain the handwriting. Who wrote the statement and “thief” note? The statement written out for the parking lot guard was supposed to have been done by you, per your interview with Gary Fong. So that was another lie? You make no sense, dude. None at all.

    • You’ve Been Busted

      He’s so quick to delete any negative comments, guess he missed one. Oops!

      And it’s gone in 3…..2…..1……………….

      • ANNOYED!

        I’m tired of the fake. I’m tired of the FAKE people. I’m tired of Fake friends. So many people preaching how kind they are but behind closed doors they are just as back stabbing as all the rest. Be wary of those who preach about how good they are; how kind they are. GOOD people don’t go around telling everyone how good they are, they just are. They don’t need attention to show it. So many people in this industry have huge egos and I think all of this has just shed more light on that. The rest of us need to get back to doing what we love because we enjoy it, not because we want people to feel sorry for us or think we are these fabulous, kind people. I don’t have to tell a million people about my acts of kindness, I do them because I want to. Not for attention. Its not selfless when you have a FB post about what you did. Its not selfless when you do things to get attention. People need to get their big fat EGO heads out of their asses and realize that REAL people are all around and they are so focused on the fake people, they are missing out on those who truly love them.

      • guest

        Holy fuck Alethia Rains defended him and gave him the benefit of the doubt and even she’s over it. I don’t know her, but from her page she seem rather open minded and forgiving. That boy has pissed on everyone.

        • Unicorn Farts

          I am very open minded and forgiving, but I never defended him. He set off my alarm bells early on. I lost friends because I refused to have anything to do with him and knew he was up to no good. I was willing to give him a chance since he seemed to stop with the crap, but then I saw this horrible display of arrogance and I was over it pretty quick. Then the damn “workshops” and paid “tutorials” started again. Um hell no. I’m offering FREE teaching in my group. I am so tired of scam artists taking youtube and DP school stuff and trying to sell it. I get that he is “only human,” but even the most basic of human beings learn from their mistakes. ~A

          • Chris Jones

            https://join.me/crjphotography… I have a workshop tonight in an hour. You can be a special guest since someone backed out.

          • Unicorn Farts

            Sorry Chris, I don’t NEED your workshops. I like to do my own thing. I learned on my own. I share what I know with others because they deserve to learn on their own as well. I’m “nice”….. to a point. ~A

          • Chris Jones

            Didn’t say you needed it… just was extending the invitation since you seem to be under the impression that I teach from youtube and DP School.

          • Unicorn Farts

            Did I say you did? No, I said scam artists. Did you just own up? O.o

          • Chris Jones

            haha You pretty much did and no… I am not a scam artist…. and here come the comments 3….2….1….. If I was a scam artist… wouldn’t I just disappear? Wouldn’t I forget about everything that I “didn’t” handle correctly and just lay low? Would i have paid out money to artists who’s work I used? Would I have taken the necessary steps to make sure I fixed my mistake? No… And for all those that are reading this. I have reached out to everyone of the togs images I used and I have already paid some money for the mistakes and will continue to do so until everyone is covered. That is not a scam artist.

          • Unicorn Farts

            GREAT! Then they can come forward and say yes you paid them. I’m very happy for you. 🙂 Glad you did that. It takes guts to own up to your mistakes.

          • Unicorn Farts

            3….2….1…. Its not about the pictures. LOADS of people steal pictures. Its the lies. When are you going to realize that? Get on an honest path and I promise you, life will start going in the right direction.

          • peaceetc

            Photo Stealers has been in contact with two of the photographers of the non-stock images, and last I heard from PS, you had not contacted them.

          • Chris Jones

            or maybe just maybe they skimmed over my email… or I do not have the right one. Either way I will do what I can to make that situation right.

          • peaceetc

            Perhaps. But considering how quickly Photo Stealers found them and was able to email with them and get responses, I am inclined to think otherwise. I sincerely do hope you make reparations.

          • IRS investigate Chris Jones

            STILL waiting on admission that camera giveaways were fake and you were deceitful in taking money from people. STILL hope the IRS audits the FUCK out of you you piece of shit.

          • Katie

            That is because he is still maintaining that he is giving the camera away. His story was he was hand-delivering it to some lady, but when everyone snooped and saw she lived 10 hours away, suddenly her daughter will be at “an event” this weekend and he is going to go give it to her. I told him to take a photo with her and the camera this weekend and he said he “plans on it,” lol so let’s all see where that goes. I have seriously never met anyone who lies so much in my life. I think he needs mental help y’all, for real. He seems sociopathic.

          • Chris Jones

            Here you go. It is funny to me to watch some of the stuff you guys come up with about me. Lol.

          • Katie

            Chris, you photoshop for a living. Lol just stop. This weekend, when you give the camera to her, just take a quick photo with her and her new camera. THAT SIMPLE 🙂

          • Mr. Darcy

            Are you really loling? The term is dumb, are you sitting behind your macbook reading our comments laughing out loud?

          • Not classy

            Chris, this is not cool. If I were this girl/lady I’d be pissed you posted my private convo on the internet.

          • C Sab

            It’s funny for us to watch you fail at trying to look like you have any sort of professionalism or integrity. Or skill in photography for that matter.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Did the December 31st winners ever receive the products yet… last time you said you mailed one and it would be there very soon. That was on the 13th its now the 16th

          • Photo Stealers

            Actually it was Scott Kelby.

          • Chris Jones

            The Corey why don’t you join? I am pretty sure I do not teach from a Scott Kelby book or whatever you claimed that I have done. It will be recorded though…

          • Joseph Philbert

            LOL!

          • Unicorn Farts

            Chris, I don’t dislike you. Hatred benefits no one. I’m glad you are no longer in my circle. I felt like a dark cloud had drifted over the community I have loved for years when you showed up with your composites and your poorly cloned backgrounds. Do yourself a favor. Go really find God. Go meditate. I forgive you. I forgive you for your lies and your deceit. I’m going to pray you find peace in your life. Stop blaming others for your problems. There is so much more to life than trying to get thousands of people to “like” you. Be yourself. You might be surprised that more people will probably like the real you, than this shell of a person you have become. 😉

          • guest

            Chris, we aren’t getting sound? Is this a silent workshop?

          • Chris Jones

            hmmmmm did you call into the conference number?

          • guest

            Are you on drugs? Or is this workshop sped up?

          • Chris Jones

            Haha sped up? No it was live.

          • anon

            Oh I only tuned in for like 30 seconds, it seems to be the same regurgitated meg bitton shit that newbies love. Aren’t you best friends with her?

          • peaceetc

            Meg Bitton has said she doesn’t even know Christopher Jones.

          • peaceetc

            Some actual advice, Chris — slow down. If you’re wanting to help people learn, then you have to go at a slower pace and explain things in detail. I couldn’t hear the audio, but I did watch part of it, and you were going way too fast. While going at that speed may make sense to you since you already know how to do that stuff, it won’t work for most other people.

          • Anon

            Why was it so fast? I’ve heard from people he actually edits quite slow. This coming from people who have watched him edit. Makes me wonder why it was so fast…… hmmmmm.

  • anon

    http://youtu.be/V-pKONCnh7U Did it look like this?

    • guest

      New theory, so what if it was a box of christmas candies and he assumed it was shit?

      • photog

        Just more shit keeps falling out of his mouth….maybe thats why he took peoples money to put right back into his veins….oh wait is it alcohol abuse… oh wait no its cancer… oh no I forgot kidney disease…. oh wait no its call being a sociopath

        • Katie

          literally just spit my drink out when i saw that meme hahahahah

          • unicornsharts

            Does anyone have his address? I have a kitty litter box to clean.

  • Katie

    hahaha I was just looking at his reviews on Wedding wire, and I started playing around with Ctrl+ F with some of the phrases i saw that were a common thread, it’s clear he wrote like all of those reviews 🙂 he’s bad at disguising his handwriting and typing

    • Joseph Philbert

      Yea I know … its sad really.

  • unicorn sharts

    Did the girl ever meet Jones in the dark alley for her camera? What about backdrop lady?

    • Joseph Philbert

      It never happened …but I know for sure he will lie about it in a few days.
      1. We never meet up
      2. Could not find her
      3. I forgot it
      4. I got robbed
      5. Must have been the wrong person
      6. I gave it to her dont you have it?
      Funny thing is I know the 2 winners will not lie for him 🙂

      • katie

        I just posted on his “Ryan Christoph” page and asked if Tara ever got her camera. He will either delete it or reply with some ridiculous ass lie. We shall see 🙂

        • katie

          and ladies and gentlemen, he deleted it within 5 seconds of posting it. He doesnt even have an intention of lying about it, hes gonna pretend like it never happened and delete all comments inquiring about it HAHAHAHA

          • You’ve Been Busted

            No answer …….

          • Photog

            i asked about his cancer today it was immediately deleted

          • Chris Jones

            You also asked about it in a private conversation and I told you what was going on.

          • Photog

            ive never spoken with you in any private message, you may have spoken to someone but it wasnt me

          • Photog

            so why dont you tell me? whats up with the cancer issue… i find it a very serious matter

          • Chris Jones

            It is and was a very serious matter. As for my health, I have chosen not to blast it on social media. Only the people that are close to me know of my previous health problems. 😉

          • katie

            Really Chris? So its okay to blast that your camera gear got “STOLEN” out of your car to your thousands of fans and tell them you’re hurting for money and need donations (compelte strangers) but its not okay for everyone to know about your fake cancer? come on!! 🙂

          • lol

            I have to pop in for a sec. I saw a commercial the other day and it was one of those insurance ones where the “thief” was a friend of a friend that stole camera equipment. lol Reminded me of this.

          • Photog

            Chris you already put out several Cancer stories so whats the truth? you already put it out there yourself first it was heroin, then it was kidney cancer then it was a rare form of liver cancer You put that out there so what we want to know is again is this another LIE lying about cancer is despicable But i wouldnt expect anything less from you at this point, its just lie upon lie upon lie to cover up all the previous lies over lies the reason everyone is still harping on this is because you never have owned up to simply stealing others photos because you were too lazy to build your own portfolio, and now you are scamming seemingly innocent beginner photographers or just normal people looking to gain some knowledge on their own charging them to teach them to do something that you had to steal to get. You say Photography bores you…. great thing to say to people that look up to you thinking you were out there busting your ass to get those shots, when in reality you were sitting behind your computer copy and pasting other peoples work and labeling it as your own..but its okay god forgives you and your fans are too naive to see the con you are…. People are paying you their hard earned money and you are just a deceitful dishonest greedy person that needs some serious help

          • Joseph Philbert

            Oh the cancer thing again … must be why he lies so much.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Thats just like him…. just proves that he never intended to give anything away.

          • Chris Jones

            Oh just like me Joseph… Just like me. Why don’t you ask them…..?

          • Joseph Philbert

            O … I did I am awaiting their answer.

        • Photog

          He also must have taken down his CJ Photography page or blocked me from seeing it because it comes up in the search but doesnt go to site on facebook

    • peaceetc

      I was wondering about that, too. Chris said the other lady should have received her prize by now, too, but I didn’t see anything on her FB page about it. I’m not friends with her, so I can’t be sure, since I can’t see friends-only posts.

      • Chris Jones

        Sorry to let you guys down.

        • Joseph Philbert

          I will believe it …once I see her say something publicly or to my inbox. I have seen too many forgeries by you to take anything you post at face value
          .

          • Chris Jones

            See…. nothing is good enough for you. I shall wait to hear what these people say to you:)

          • Joseph Philbert

            That is your fault …its called integrity look it up. To your benefit she has verified to me she “Jessica” received the backdrop item. So for that kudos for you. Now lets see if Tara received a Canon 5D Mark-II.

          • What the DUCK

            crazy how my screen shot is different then yours Chris.

            https://www.facebook.com/jessicaforgettephotography1?fref=ts

          • Joseph Philbert

            I have to back CJ on this one …as much I loathe the idea… she did receive the background.
            He block …non friends form seeing his post ever since he was called out ..

  • C Sab

    http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/xlDeMoNiClx/media/loltool.png.html

    Thought you guys might need another laugh, and more proof about what a clown this guy is.

    • katie

      He deletes any negative comments usually within the 5 seconds they are posted. It must be really exhausting keeping up a fake business after scamming people. :/ :/

      • C Sab

        That’s what cowards do. They hide behind the delete button when someone calls them out.

        • Chris Jones

          Or just maybe I want to move on with life and I have a few admins that do the deleting for me considering I was on a photoshoot most of the afternoon. Glad you guys have all of this time on your hands… must be nice.

          • C Sab

            Doesn’t take a lot of time. Especially when you make it so easy.

            Also, you should have thought about all of this before you decided to scam others. The fact you were foolish enough to think you could get away with all this is why this is happening. Not my fault, nor anyone else’s but your own.

          • Chris Jones

            Rightttttttttt. I made a mistake on the images… and that is the only thing I have done wrong and I have taken the steps to correct the wrong doing. All of you fine people that think the IRS is going to destroy me, or the people calling DFCS, or the people calling the police, is absolutely amazing to me. Its like this crazy jealous rage from an ex girl friend on t.v.. I am not going anywhere. There is nothing the IRS can do because I have not “SCAMMED” people out of money. There is nothing the police can do because I have done nothing incriminating. As hard as you guys are working trying to shut me down and try to get me to stop working in this business, It is backfiring on you. I was averaging 10-20 one on one photoshop lessons a month. Since this story has gone viral… I have done 52 this month alone and have 20 more on the books and a bunch coming up in FEB, so I thank you guys for that. Bad press is good press right? Oh and to the people posting on my new page on all my images being composites… all though it is flattering… ask me about it before you say the image is stolen… that way when I post the raw file you won’t look like such an idiot. No more composite work posted from me;) I am indeed a person just like everyone else but you guys have managed to put me on a platform like I am Hitler and I have murdered a whole country. Some of you peeps obsession with me is dumbfounding…. why spend all the time to create multiple fake profiles just to comment on my page? While it is flattering I encourage everyone to get back to doing what they love doing…. and if you love trolling me… well then I accept that but I am really not all that interesting.

          • chris jones scam photographer

            Once again, I can not wait until the IRS audits the ever loving shit out of you!!!!! LOLOLOL you creepy douche con artist!!!!!!

          • Chris Jones

            And then what? They audit me… find out nothing is wrong… then what is your next plan?

          • C Sab

            So sure of yourself and this so-called “media group”? But for how long? You think people like you get away with this crap forever? You’re a fool if you do.

            Also, groups have tried to get rid of this page before…they failed. Also, several well-known photographers have supported what this page does. So good luck getting rid of this page, because it’ll always be here as long there are thieves/liars out there.

          • Chris Jones

            huh? You are an idiot. I never said this page should go down. I support what Corey Does. Do I think it should be more informational and more of a teaching way to go about it yes… but do I think it should go away? No. I am also am no part of any group trying to get rid of this page. And Just exactly what am I getting away with? lol douche

          • katie

            Every single one of these has been screencapped and sent to every dedicated fan asking to take your photoshop classes on “RC images”

          • Chris Jones

            whew that is a lot of work for you to do. Kudos.

          • Photo Stealers

            The only people that called the police were ones that called when you had your suicide attempt… and I can’t blame them. You scared the shit out of people who were concerned about you.

          • Joseph Philbert

            How can you move one if you continue to lie? Cant you see that is the major problem? If you just come clean and start back up clean no one would care but its your continued lies that kills any chance of that. You are just too blind to that fact.

          • Chris Jones

            Bahaha Joseph you are a real piece of work. What exactly am I lying about…. The fact that you are so insistent on everything I say being a lie means that whatever I do say is a lie to you. Grow up man.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Who me …nope I am here for the juice and cookies. As for you lying to me means nothing I could really careless, but deceiving and lying to others that look up to you while adding the well place “Jesus” is what annoys me.
            Also you continuation and covering up of the same lies for day one.
            Deny Deny Deny …smh

          • Chris Jones

            acuse acuse acuse smh. And I don’t add the well place Jesus. That is a very important part of me, just like your beliefs are to you if you have any.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Belief is very important … the problem is when others “like you” use it as a shield to deceive others. That is what I have a problem with.
            O..BTW I dont have to accuse you of anything your transgressions are well documented. Look above at all the screenshots on this blog and below at the 800+ comments, that is unprecedented.

          • Chris Jones

            Arm wrestle much? I have addressed everything and followed through with what I said I was going to do…

          • Joseph Philbert

            Yea you did but only to the things you could accept everything else you rather lie about.
            I find it VERY interesting that you took down your ChristopherJones Fanpage. I will assume its because to many are asking about the winners and if they received their prizes. When its found out that you committed another fraudulent contest that it will an added blemish on your checkered past.
            “Jesus”

          • Chris Jones

            Actually @josephphilbert:disqus I sold the page to a media group and in an attempt to transfer ownership of the page with Facebook, the name was changed to the wrong one. So I took it down until it is fixed. And I am sorry to disappoint you man… but there is no fraudulent giveaway. This one was real just like the last one. Have the winners gotten back to you yet????:) You must not believe in helping people… or you are just some thug with a camera that can’t get enough work on a little tiny island so you take to the internet to be some lousy troll in hopes people will respect you. The more you type the more I laugh… How many of those workshops are you doing? Staying busy? lol

          • Joseph Philbert

            Interesting … we shall see 🙂

            Hey I believe whole hearty in helping people the difference is I try to do it honesty.

          • You’ve Been Busted

            Have to question any “media group” that would purchase a Facebook page with such a tainted history. Have they done any research at all?

          • Scam McScamster Chris Jones

            LOLLLLLLLLLOLOLOLOLOLOL What. The. FUCK. “sold page to a media group”? LOLOLLLLL

          • peaceetc

            So you sold out over 80,000 people (provided all of them were real and not store bought, of course)? Did you have their permission to do that, Chris? How ethical do you think it was to do that without any notice? You told people you were transforming that page into a team of people (including you) who would help them with learning Photoshop. And now you’ve gone and sold it… if I were one of your fans, I’d want to have your head on a platter. What a dick move, Chris.

          • Chris Jones

            Oh boohoo… If you had an opportunity to buy into a large network of people I imagine you would. If you had a large network of people and someone asked to buy into it after all this that has gone on I would imagine you would have done the same thing. And I do not have to ask them because I am still involved with the page 😉 Its Facebook…. So you would want to cut off my head over a Facebook page? Oh and for the fans… I’m still on the page, and the services that will be provided will surpass anything I have ever done… so when it comes to the fans, they just hit the jack pot.

          • huh

            Dude, really? Ok so what the name of the “media” group?

          • Chris Jones

            An anonymous person asking me what the name of this group is? All of you S.O.B.’s hide behind anonymous post…. it is quite humorous.

          • huh

            You must live on line. Your on like 24/7 how do you get anything done? So again, name of the group? Its not that hard. Its so hard to follow you when we hear 50 stories. So, whats the name of the group? Its not Area 51. If your telling the truth then you’ll have a name. Just like all these people saying they have lawyers should also have names and phone numbers to supply. Its kinda a no brainer. :/

          • Chris Jones

            lol…. says the person hiding behind the internet.

          • huh

            well, I prefer to remain anonymous because I don’t want my name out there for the world to see. 🙂

          • Chris Jones

            Bahahaha….. You just described 95 percent of the people on here. People hiding behind the computer/anonymous poster to post negative comments so no one will know who they really are.

          • huh

            I haven’t posted any negative comments.

          • Chris Jones

            Never know these days… same person may be posting as different names…

          • huh

            Well, I try to be careful. I have not posted any negative comments. Have not posted anything making fun of you. Have not and will not. I’m not two faced like so many people in this business. I’m not screen shot happy. I have no need to go blasting peoples private conversations to the world either. I think people lack a conscience. But back to the very valid, very simple question. Media group name? You know these people would leave you alone if you would just chill out a bit.

          • Chris Jones

            I chilled out for 2 weeks… and it hasn’t stopped. I’m like their very own personal mission. I appreciate that. But at this time I will not reveal group name until the stuff with Facebook is sorted out.

          • huh

            All you did was a name change. Why not just say so? Its simple. Loads of people with large fan bases have to notify Facebook to get their name changed. Media groups do not typically “buy” fan pages because there is no real market with purchased fans. Your $20 tutorials counterparts can be found for free on Youtube. There is a group now posting all sorts of free tutorials such as the frequency technique for skin, turning an image from color to snow etc… everything your teaching is free for anyone willing enough to plug in the right keywords on Youtube. I commend you on tapping the market of gullible newbie togs who are thinking they have to pay for education.

          • Chris Jones

            You can find anything on youtube…. anything. I would say that a lot of the people that are taking the classes etc… are seasoned togs. They are not newbies. I can thank this site for that, because most of them have come to me after seeing my photoshop work on here. 🙂 So these Edit classes I have tonight 486 people have signed up and some of them are pretty legit togs.

          • :(

            I’m sorry Chris. I don’t believe you. Seasoned togs look stuff up for themselves, they don’t pay someone $20 for a skin retouching that can be found in a book or in 50 Youtube videos. The most legit togs i know mentored with real photographers to learn photography techniques, not editing. Those major names you see……typically learned on their own. They aren’t buying from you.

          • Chris Jones

            Well sorry to hear that… But I could careless about what you think, or anyone for that matter. And maybe legit togs want to know how to create digital art… that is what I want to do. Photography by itself is boring to me… and I have always always said that. I didn’t set out to be a photographer, I set out to turn photographs into digital art. Still learning though… but people, and seasoned togs seem to want to see how I do things. It is more than skin retouching.

          • :(

            I saw your “tutorials” you posted and your before and afters…. You have A LOT to learn. Check out Youtube. As a seasoned editor I can say 100% I would not pay $20 to learn from you. I have found everything you do free online.

          • Chris Jones

            Your statement contradicts itself seasoned editor, and if you were indeed seasoned… you wouldn’t need to find it for free online… you would already know the steps it takes to do them 😉 Everyone is different though…

          • annoyed

            Sigh. I HAVE found<—— "meaning" looked it up and found it. Must I break everything down for everyone! OMG!!!!! Sorry, its not just you. Seems like people these days can't understand english and it's driving me nuts. Seasoned editors are constantly learning. I have yet to meet a "pro" who knew everything. Wait, yes I have and those arrogant people know everything about nothing.

          • Chris Jones

            Understandable. If you stop learning you need to find a new hobby. I will say that the stuff I teach is pretty basic, so that is why I said you should know how to do it if you were seasoned. But like I said everyone is different. Anything and everything is on youtube… lynda.com, whatever…. but something about being able to ask questions and repeat steps helps people learn and that to them is worth 20 bucks for a group class or $75 for a 1 on 1

          • beefcheesemac

            Perhaps that is why the people I see responding to your ads are those who know little to nothing about photoshop. I feel as though you and many others in this industry make a living off preying on people who don’t know any better. Its nothing personal. Its not just you. Its all really sad actually.

          • CJ is scam

            We all watched your tutorial the other day, it’s nothing new. It’s all over youtube. You are scamming newbies, you haven’t changed.

          • Chris Jones

            All watched it huh. Wasn’t very many of you then.
            … And is there anything not on youtube? lol scam scam scam, I have no complaints and I have seasoned togs that ask for my help and pay for my knowledge. How about Meg Bitton… or anyone else that offers workshops etc… how about Joseph? He scamming? He doesn’t strike me as the type and he offers workshops too. What about people that offer help with shooting? They scamming as well? That stuff is all over youtube or Lynda or wherever. They scamming too?

          • katie

            Because you’re LYING. A person who is honest has nothing to hide. So, Chris, I am the person who spoke with you on Facebook about your cancer as well as Tara receiving her camera at Passion. You said you were going to take a photo with Tara while you hand delivered her the camera. If you want ME off your back (I won’t stop until you stop making money from people who don’t know youre a scam artist) then i suggest you send us a picture that is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED ( i will be able to tell. )
            Thanks 🙂

          • Joseph Philbert

            Tara has not gotten the camera yet.

          • katie

            So her daughter happened to be in Atlanta 10 hours from home at the same event as Chirs, but he didn’t get her the camera? Why not Chris? What’s your excuse?

          • Chris Jones

            Ask Joseph… I am sure she told him why. She was with a youth group and a youth pastor that didn’t wait more than a couple minutes. I sat out there for 3 hours 😉 so now we will meet half way in the next week or so.

          • Photo Stealers

            You have yet to chill out. It’s almost like you are loving this. The page gets really quiet then you come in and start posting and it all starts up again.

          • Chris Jones

            I do love it

          • huh

            Group name? ………………..

          • huh

            Cox? Trio? Cyprus? AW? Rite? Cornerstone?

          • huh
          • huh

            You JUST said “transfer ownership of the page” ????

          • peaceetc

            I’m sorry, Chris, but you’re an idiot. You absolutely did sell them out, because you sold their names and other info to these buyers (provided they actually exist) and you made money off of them. These are people who wanted to believe in you, who forgave you when you acted like a royal jerk, who wanted to trust you, and you sold them up the river. You don’t care about any of them. All you see are dollar signs.

            By the way, you were the one who threatened to sue everyone who said anything bad about you, so lay off the people who posted here anonymously.

          • Chris Jones

            bahaha… want some baby aspirin? I do care about them and that is why I did what I did. If all I see are dollar signs… I wouldn’t be were I am at now…

          • peaceetc

            Just stop, Chris. You did this to yourself. If you would actually be honest for once, maybe you could see that and try to fix things. But, no. Instead you sit here and insult people and accuse them of things they didn’t do (that box of feces, for example), and you still continue to lie. For example — that bit about the handwriting on your statement to the parking lot guard and the note from the thief are the same person, but it’s not yours? How is that supposed to make sense?

            Grow up, take care of yourself, take care of your daughter, and stop trying to take advantage of others. If you want to be treated with respect, you need to earn it.

          • Chris Jones

            So you just assume that I would make up that a box of crap was mailed to me… And not one person has asked me 1 time about the handwriting being the same… nor have I commented on that to protect the individual that did it… but regardless of what I say, all of you will say oh thats another lie, he is lying, he is a douche bag, lets take everything away from him blah blah blah. Only thing I did to myself was do some composites and take credit for them, and tried to drum up some business with a mini flyer. And likewise on the respect thing. What does it matter to you guys to keep talking about all of this. At this point I am coming on here defending myself… grabbing IP addresses and screen shots for a different application. That is all I am doing. One person on here has created 12 fake profiles to spam and blast my new page (which has done nothing wrong might I add). And how in the piss am I “still” taking advantage of others when there are no composites on my new site, All the questions have been answered except 1… well here is your answer dick, The security Guard at the walmart where I was at was named Jon. Not an R Jenkins. This man explained to me when I was there he passed and saw me digging in my camera box to look for something. I placed the box back in the car, went inside… He then proceeds to tell me that while I was inside he noticed that I had not rolled window up all the way. When I noticed the stuff was gone and came back, he was the first person to talk to me and when he found out that a couple people had called me about who might have done it he encouraged me to try to hunt it down instead of waiting for police to get there. In that time I just asked him if I could take a picture of the statement form so I have it incase I need it. When the note was received and I had talked to the guy he explained what happened. So that is exactly what happened. But like I said, doesn’t matter what I say or do… all of you people that hide behind the internet will find something else. There was a box of crap… and I am pressing charges on the sender as well as the person that called DFCS and I know who you are…
            😉 CHEERS

          • peaceetc

            There is a screencap on the comments on here where you said the handwriting on the statement and the note from the thief are the same, but not your handwriting. Here’s the link:

            http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/791/5203/original.jpg

            And the guard’s name came from the picture you took of the statement, so don’t get all huffy on that.

            The box of feces — no, I don’t believe it existed at all. But if it did, then go after the person who did it, but stop accusing people on here without any proof.

            For the record, I have not created any fake profiles. Any comments I made on your page were weeks ago and under my own name, and I have not done so since. Also, I have not contacted the IRS or child services, or your church, or anyone else.

          • Chris Jones

            And I appreciate that. My comments were not necessarily directed towards you.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Hey you know selling a FanPage is illegal according to FaceBook …
            Referring to their TOS, Section 4 Paragraph 9, Facebook states that “You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our (FB) written permission”.
            “Jesus”

          • O.O
          • katie

            LAWYERED.
            So I assume some large-time media group saw your 80k fans and decided to buy your fanpage even though it’s completely against Facebook policy?

            Hmmmmmmmmmmm

          • Photo Stealers

            Lying about… oh jeez. Do you really want me to make a list?

          • Mark

            I’m just catching up to all of this, and saw this comment… I have to address this weird comment. You say you want to “move on” with your life…yet you still visit the very page that exposed your use of stock image compositing to reply to comments toward your reputation. You accuse the people of commenting of having “all this time” on their hands…and you, again, visit the very page that exposed your use of stock image compositing. So here’s my theory, the person commenting as Chris Jones is one of four things:

            1. Actual Chris Jones, damaged by the chaos he brought upon himself and still trying to recover by addressing every single comment that makes him feel inferior.
            2. Actual Chris Jones, a confused or possibly sociopathic individual that gets his rocks off by trolling this board.
            3. Not Chris Jones, just your run of the mill internet troll who is having a good laugh.
            or 4. A reputation management firm hired by Chris Jones to bury this whole mess so the actual Chris Jones can pick up where he left off.

            @photostealers:disqus can we get confirmation that the IP is in Gainesville as to reduce the likelihood of theories #3 and #4?

          • Chris Jones

            Try option 5. It is actually Chris Jones… and I enjoy getting everyone riled up by letting them know their plan has failed, and maybe there is a bigger plan in the works then me just commenting.

          • Joseph Philbert

            No one had a plan. Hope “Jesus” plan works for you.

          • Mark

            Try option 2 if you have the ability to read: “Actual Chris Jones, a confused or possibly sociopathic individual that gets his rocks off by trolling this board.”

            The part about “confused or possibly sociopathic” is speculation, but either way is extremely likely based on your past behavior.

            The part with “getting your rocks off” is also speculation, that’s a personal issue if you are aroused by trolling.

            Which brings me to my next point, trolling. You are, by exact definition, trolling. That is a fact. The secondary and informal definition of “troll” or “trolling” is “To submit a deliberately provocative posting to an online message board with the aim of inciting an angry response.” To clarify, the exact definition of “provocative” is “causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, esp. deliberately.” There’s no question you have caused anger and annoyance, and with your last statement, “…I enjoy getting everyone riled up…” and you have admitted to it being deliberate. Therefore you have made statements and publicly displayed behavior that, by definition, labels you as a troll.

            This brings me to a great point, your wonderful state of North Carolina has some interesting electronic communication laws. General Statute 14-196.3 claims “(b) it is unlawful for a person to: (2) Electronically mail or electronically communicate to another repeatedly, whether or not conversation ensues, for the purpose of abusing, ANNOYING, threatening, terrifying, HARASSING , or embarrassing any person.” Just a reminder, you have admitted you are “enjoying getting everyone riled up” with “riled” meaning “to make someone annoyed.”

            …by the way North Carolina GS 14-196.3 (d): “Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.” I’m assuming this is your first offense, which is between 1-30 days if you’re curious.

            But I’m not done…

            While you are posting this on a Disqus plugin that’s on a Tumblr site, Tumblr’s “Community Guidelines” are a larger umbrella of rules that should be followed here. Under their section “What Tumblr is not for” subsection “Unlawful uses and content” it states, “…Tumblr is not a place for illegal behavior…” And you are, by every definition I have provided, conducting illegal behavior in your state.

            Now I don’t know that I’ll be doing anything to report this kind of behavior, but you’ve managed to piss off quite a few folks that are now equipped with knowledge to get you knocked off Tumblr and probably in front of judge if enough calls were made into Hall County District Attorney’s office. @Photo Stealers, what was the unique page view count on this one again?

            …damn, I should have been a lawyer!

          • Chris Jones

            lol. You have done some research. I will be sure to keep that in mind if I ever live in NC.

          • Photo Stealers

            Yep, it’s Chris. Although someone has commented as Chris at one point in time from an IP in Ashville NC.

          • katie

            So you have admins that you pay enough to sit on your facebook 24/7 and delete things immediately? Why don’t you just give up Chris? There is a giant ball of shit sitting outside Gaiensville, and that ball of shit is all your lies that have snowballed and its gonna run ya over!!!

    • Joseph Philbert

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA !

      • C Sab

        I know right? What a joke. lol

  • Joseph Philbert

    Hmmm something is happening he shut down his “christopherJphotography” fanpage.

    • C Sab

      Probably to change the name again.

      • Photo Stealers

        Name has been changed to reflect his name change. Ryan Christoph. https://www.facebook.com/rcphotoandvideo

        If you search in Facebook for CJ Photography it’ll bring his old page up with the new name.

        • Chris Jones

          Like I said earlier…. In an attempt to transfer ownership and change page name the name was changed to that. Only reason it is up right now is for my class tonight. No reason for me to have 2 pages with the same name.

          • Katie

            LOL your sentences don’t even make sense. “In order to attempt to transfer ownership and change page name the name was changed to that.” LOLOL I thought a media group bought it and you shut it down

          • The Saga Continues

            No, Chris. This is what you said “…I sold the page to a media group and in an attempt to transfer ownership of the page with Facebook, the name was changed to the wrong one. So I took it down until it is fixed….”. Your own words. Who made the mistake in changing over the name? The “media group” you sold to? Jeez. Sad to think there is someone that incompetent involved with a “media group” that hasn’t even gotten their feet off the ground yet.

            And, as you also stated, you are a part of this “media group”. So that must mean the others in this “media group” are aware of the history of the page, etc.? One would have to assume that you have been completely transparent with this “media group”, since you will be involved in some capacity. Knowing this, a “media group” still intends to purchase/transfer your page, also knowing, as was pointed out earlier, that it is against Facebook policies to do so?

            Let’s just let all that soak in for a moment, shall we?

          • Chris Jones

            Soak away… 🙂

          • Joseph Philbert

            He sold it to rename it to from ChristopherJphotography to rcphotoandvideo then to the media company 🙂

          • The Saga Continues

            So that makes everything copacetic within the Facebook definitions of transferring/selling pages? Wouldn’t think so ….

          • Katie

            “no reason for me to have 2 pages with the same name.” hah!

        • Joseph Philbert

          Guy changes his name faster than a snake sheds skin … well at least he keeps 80,000+ fans 🙂
          Guess there is no more media company .

          • optic nerves

            1. Media Company..is himself. RC Productions. So basically he sold it to himself. Wrote himself a check for $1.00 and paid himself now he changed the name and claimed it was bought out. GOT it. I’m so smawt.

  • MasterJedi

    Since it has been said seasoned togs “Shop” here check these out: Snow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFV-HcMEwXQ Amazing FREE stuff here: http://www.youtube.com/user/PhlearnLLC?feature=watch I’m sure I can find the blur one too. Just do a search on youtube and you can find many many amazing and free editing tools.

  • katie

    Haha I am in an abnormal psych class studying personality disorders and researching a bit, found a page containing 10 signs of a sociopath.
    #5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and “win” at all costs. They hate to lose any argument or fight and will viciously defend their web of lies, even to the point of logical absurdity.

    Chris Jones, to a tee.

    • C Sab

      lol Fits all the evidence perfectly.

    • Joseph Philbert

      I agree

    • Chris Jones

      Method 2 of 3: Do Not Provide the Weapons of Destruction

      Sounds Like its the other way around………. This description describes all of you…
      1Sociopaths are mental, emotional and psychological terrorists. And just like real terrorists, if they have no weapons, their impact will be minimal.

      2Avoid at all costs supplying the sociopath with the weapons they can use to terrorize you. Basically any information about your weaknesses, things that cause you mental, emotional or psychological pain, anything that annoys, bothers or hurts you they will use as arsenal to terrorize you.

      3Understand that if you tell them that it hurts when they continuously mock you, be prepared for them to use mocking anytime that they want to hurt you because now they have an effective weapon. If you tell them that you do not like it when they do not respect you they will be sure to disrespect you anytime they want to see you suffer.

      4Avoid telling them what makes you happy. If they know what you truly love and enjoy, whenever they want to terrorize you, they will try to see that you never obtain or have access to what you enjoy. Avoid telling a sociopath what bothers you or what you love so they do not have weapons with which to terrorize you.

      5Use the element of surprise. If a sociopath knows your plans ahead of time, they will use that knowledge to harass, belittle, discourage or humiliate you. If you plan to do something don’t tell the sociopath about it ahead of time. Wait until you have completed your task before sharing the information. For example, if you plan to redecorate your home, wait until the new furniture is purchased, installed and the old furniture removed before telling the sociopath. Once your home has already been redecorated, the sociopath will celebrate with you and you will have spared yourself a great deal of problems along the way. If you plan to change jobs, first take the exam, go on the interview, get the new job and resign from the old job and then share the good news with the sociopath. Once the event has already taken place, they have nothing to use to discourage you, all they can do at that point is offer congratulations. If you plan to lose weight, first join the gym, start your diet, make all your plans, then once you’ve already lost weight, notify the sociopath that you have joined a gym and it is effective. They will congratulate you for your success rather than discouraging you before you even get started. The same concept works if you need to do something you know the sociopath will be disagreeable about, cause problems with, or put you down for. If you live or work with the sociopath, use periods of time when they are out of the office or away from home to make small purchases, make small changes or get things done. Then tell them about it when they return to the office or return home.

      • Photog

        so admit youre a thief, the deed is already done… then we can celebrate

  • CJ is a scam
    • Chris Jones

      Lol they said every one of my images I stole from someone. Haha I take that as a compliment.

      • Guest

        I wonder if meg is pissed her name is attached to his sh*t work? People are bargain hunters, they would rather save the 480 and learn from scumbag. If he truly had almost 500 people in his class last night, he made 10g. But I’m sure no one could ask questions as he promised.

        • Guest

          Not only meg, are all of the workshop givers pissed? He’s saturating the market with a fad? 5 4 3 2 1…….. Blurry gimmicky soft image fad done. Can we get back to real photography now?

    • peaceetc

      And that’s why CJ can continue doing what he’s doing — there are people who just don’t care if someone lies and steals as long as they get something out of it… his victims be damned.

  • chris jones scam photographer

    He’s buying likes.

    https://www.facebook.com/qased.ak.5?hc_location=stream –> from Iran. Just one of many spam accounts you can see has liked his site. This is a big issue facebook is facing right now: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/02/click-farms-appearance-online-popularity

    This guy is a pretentious douche bag. Really do hope the authorities shut him down.

    • chris jones scam artist

      CNN posted a similar story today about “like farming” and how it’s used to scam people out of cash: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/21/tech/social-media/facebook-like-farming/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook

      hmmm…who does that sound like?

      • cj photography scam

        “Once the page creators have piled up hundreds of thousands of likes and
        shares, they’ll strip the page and promote something else, like products
        that they get a commission for selling. Or, they may turn around and
        sell the page through black-market websites to someone who does the
        same.”

        Chris Jones a scam artist photographer from Gainesville Georgia

        • Ryan Christoph scam

          True, but he added a douchy spin, – his name is now Ryan Christoph.

    • Chris Jones

      A… I have no idea what you are talking about… why buy fake Facebook likes??? B. I did 2 camera giveaways…. thats where most of the people came from.

      • :D

        Cool story. Reported you here also: http://facecrooks.com/

      • Katie

        In the hour long interview, you agreed that you spent 20k in “MARKETING” on facebook. Haha Now he didn’t buy likes….get it straight Chris, get it straight.

      • Joseph Philbert

        2 fake camera giveaways… well it was part real.

  • Guest

    new name … CJ Images https://www.facebook.com/rcimages

    • C Sab

      This loser will never learn. lol

  • Argus

    Chris, I know you read this daily. I have a question. Why do you advertise “only 20 spots available” if you have over 400 attendees? Also….it’s really bugging me that you have ALL these workshop attendees, but not one is like posting their epic images. Also why are so many people taking your class, then going to another photographer and asking the same shit from your class? If you were teaching them, shouldn’t they know? Its smart to capitalize on peoples laziness to just go look up the crap themselves, but how efficient are you if people don’t get what your teaching? I don’t have any personal issues with you. It just bothers me that your preying on the weak. These poor people have no idea. 🙁

    • C Sab

      He doesn’t care about any of that. All he cares about is ripping people off so he doesn’t have to live out of a refrigerator box because he clearly doesn’t have the skill to do his own photography. 😛

  • gainesville photo scammer

    Can anyone confirm Chris Jones’ photo scammer from gainesville GA newest fb page is down? I reported it for spam.

    • Ryan Christoph photo scam

      or actually it’s the old on. guessing he changed the name again.

    • Guest

      Its down..

    • Joseph Philbert

      I know what he did .. he merge fanpages … guess he wants to keep the fans after all 🙂
      That hog wash about selling to a media group is a LIE he changed the make to convert it.

  • Katie

    hes gonna keep changing the name. he will never give up. he feeds on the few people who still buy his lies

    • Joseph Philbert

      Yea his 80K fanpage is closed again to be open again with another name run by some no name anonymous media group.
      If he had any integrity up he would delete the his old Fanpage and build back up form scratch … no such luck with this guy.

      EDITED: He merged his old fan page with the new fanpage …. sneaky

      • guest

        The new page combination is awesome, I’m no longer banned from commenting. We should all go ask about Tara’s camera.

        • Joseph Philbert

          LOL!!! Have fun …he will just ban you again

  • Chris Jones

    As I ride off into the sunset with the millions I have scammed from people in this nice new red Ferrari … this will be my last post from me:). Time to get on with life, or what I have of one and let the rest sort itself out. I wish all of you many blessing for this new year, and encourage everyone to treat people with kindness even when they mess up.

    • guest

      Drop off the camera at the girls house on your way out of town?

      • guest

        Did TB ever get 5D?

        • uncle sam’s bigone4U

          No. The last giveaway resulted in ZERO (0) cameras being given away. STILL no list of people who gave money. STILL no refund to people who donated money to Chris for his “stolen” camera gear. I hope he gets fucked by Uncle Sammy.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Well Jessica did get the Background thing ..

        • Joseph Philbert

          No 5D was ever given … nor will it happen since we know he only owns a 5D he needs it to do photography 🙂

    • Katie

      This oozes guit CHRIS! no one ever said u scammed millions, but your word choice shows you try to rationalize getting the donations and money from composited photos by telling yourself it was only a few thousand.

    • guest

      What about the laptop?

    • Joseph Philbert

      Did you actually ride off to the sunset in red Ferrari or did you compositer your self in one from a stock image you took at 7:30 in the morning …. I got jokes 🙂

    • Joseph Philbert

      I just noticed @disqus_oqrCiEk5GR:disqus you never sold your old Fan-page to any media group… what you did was rename the old one similar to your new “Ryan Christoph” so you can merge it … That way you keep all the 80K fans …smart but dirty
      The hog wash about selling to a “media group” is a LIE. DUH!

    • C Sab

      Don’t you mean time to get on with another pathetic scheme? 😛 I mean it’s not like you have any skills to get you through real life anyway.

  • Andrew

    he knows what he did,he was caught red handed and he keeps trying to minimize his responsibility which is making him look stupid but anybody that is bringing up his child, personal life, or anything that is not directly related to how he runs his shit business is a full blown whackaloon. This is the down side of the internet you have sane people that go nuts and start trolling because they are anonymous and get a kick out of being a prick, it only escalates because of the anon gang up on the guy cause I am a really angry person on the inside mentality that Is oh so clearly going on in the comments don’t give me the “he started it” poppycock, grow up children. As soon as you start trolling and being a prick your stupidity totally eliminates any legitimacy you have but even worse it starts degrading the legitimacy and importance of what photostealers does.

  • What A Mess

    RCPhotoandVideo is down now, FYI…but RCImages is still up. Wonder what “media” group will show up now…

    • Joseph Philbert

      No media group will show ..he merged his old fanpage to the new fanpage he created..RCPhotoandVideo has been deleted.

      • What A Mess

        Oh I know…that’s evident. But it’s kind of sad that he feels the need to compulsively lie about every facet of his “professional” life. It has to be exhausting to keep straight.

        Oh wait…the Gary Fong interview proved he should keep notes on his own convoluted story. 😛

        • C Sab

          Wouldn’t help him. Each lie in that story has been torn apart.

  • Photog

    What he did was merge both Ryan Christoph Fb accounts and he funneled the page that only had 4k fans into the one that at one point had 85k fans ….. i like to point out its now down to 79k slowly everyone is finding out what a creep he is

    • Joseph Philbert

      Yep! Dropping like flies ..

  • Photog

    funny thing too, not only is he a digital artist, compositor, photographer, teacher, photoshop guru and all the other bullshit he claims to be but he evidently is an artist too he is selling paintings as well and to get into his gallery you have to enter your email address now … so what you can try to stalk any of us that try to view the scams you have going on on your page???

    • Photog

      here is the painting he made

      • Joseph Philbert

        Interesting … wish him luck

      • sigh….

        Really people?

      • peaceetc

        I was thinking his Photoshop work had some merit, but then I saw this. Seriously, to each their own, but this… honestly, it looks like he rain a filter over it with a cheap graphics program and called it good. There’s another one like that up on his page of a boy with a horse. Same thing.

      • C Sab

        That honestly looks like crap. I made finger paintings in Kindergarden that looked better.

        • Chris Jones

          Judging by your work I would tell you to pursue finger painting because people buy ^ that… if your finger paintings are better I would recommend going that route. It seems your photography is not in high demand. What do I know though… nothing.

  • peaceetc

    Okay, kids, let’s recap the trials and tribulations of Christopher Jones, for the sake of posterity. In no particular order:

    * The lady who was supposed to receive the camera from the big giveaway has not received it as of this morning (January 27, 2014), despite the contest ending on December 31, 2013, if I remember correctly. The other lady did receive her backdrop, so at least that’s something.

    * Christopher Jones changed his name to Ryan Christoph to try to escape the controversy surrounding his real name, then got mad when people found out about it.

    * Chris claimed in the Gary Fong interview he was going to go offline indefinitely after the contest to get help for his personal issues, but he was back online within days.

    * He “sold” his Facebook page to an unnamed media group, which is against Facebook policy, but it’s still all him, all the time. He also merged his CJ Photography and Ryan Christoph pages into one. He also claims to have some sort of team for the page, but so far, it’s been nothing but him.

    * And, no, he didn’t tell his followers he was selling the page and their subscriber information to this unnamed media group. He admitted to that, and even seemed proud of it.

    * After his camera gear was “stolen,” he accepted donations from people to replace it. Then his gear was magically returned, but he kept the money, and instead had a contest. Most of the recipients never surfaced to say they’d received their prizes, and in fact the names list appears to have come from an online petition.

    * He’s claimed at times to have earned in the six figures last year, but then no, it was five digits, and then back and forth and frankly, that whole thing confused the heck out of me.

    * He claims he can track the IP addresses from the commenters here and match them with Facebook profiles, yet has offered zero evidence of this ability. Mainly because it can’t be done.

    * He accused one of the commenters here of sending him a box of human feces, despite no evidence that this box even exists, let alone proof that the commenter had anything to do with it.

    * From what I understand, Chris still hasn’t contacted the photographers of the non-stock images he stole for his composites. He said he did, and that they must not have seen his emails. All of them. Sure.

    * Chris claims to have had an almost incurable form of cancer, but he’s apparently fine and dandy now. Cancer is not a joke, but it’s hard to believe him since he’s lied about everything else. The stories he has told about it do not add up.

    * His “stolen” camera gear. That story never made sense. Someone on here even has a screencap of Chris saying the self-penned “police report” and the note from the thief are indeed the same handwriting, but the handwriting isn’t his. What?

    * Don’t forget how he threatened to use his unnamed big time entertainment lawyer to sue all of us.

    I know I’ve missed things. It’s hard to keep track of everything, since this whole thing has been so weird.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Thanks for the recap hopefully he will lead a straight path and this will die silently 😛

      • guest

        RC is giving away 5 logos! Exciting!

        • Joseph Philbert

          well at least we know he can keep his word on the logos… he is pretty good with photoshop and he is capable of creating logos and giving them to the winners. After all it does not cost him any money but time.

        • peaceetc

          He’ll literally do anything to stop the bleeding of likes on his page. He can’t keep them around because of him, so he’ll do more giveaways. As I recall, he vowed never to do another one. Funny, that.

    • The List Goes On

      …and let’s not forget that not matter what questions are asked of him, he somehow deflects to another topic, and may occasionally drop a “Jesus,” in hope that it pauses the questioner from pursuing his/her original question. OR…he gets angry and starts talking like someone who is clearly NOT a Christian.

      Cute.

      • C Sab

        That’s how moronic thieves act.

    • C Sab

      Still waiting to be sued btw. Just shows that guys like him are all talk but push them against the wall and you see that in reality they’re just pathetic little bitches with no integrity or guts to back it all up.

  • Disappointed

    O.o I think I would remember if my window was broken…

    • peaceetc

      *sigh* I wonder if he even realizes how often he lies.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Yea … honestly I think he is confused. Its an innocent mistake (sarcasm)

    • katie

      babahhahahah This right here. proves that he’s lying about his gear getting stolen.i cant believe he accepted donations after bold-face lying like that what an effing douche

    • Michael Goolsby

      So in one post, he says that the thief broke the back window and then popped the trunk. In another post, he says that he left a window rolled down.

      The person telling the truth tells only one version of the truth because one version is all that they know. The liar tells multiple versions because he cannot keep his inventions straight.

  • ugh.

    Well he is back to buying likes sponsoring his latest status update and I’m annoyed because I’d rather not have the sponsored post in my feed. Please stop.

    • captain confuzzled

      would love to see a screen shot of that since I don’t follow him. Is he promoting the logo thing?

    • peaceetc

      His number of likes started to drop pretty significantly, so I’m not surprised. I honestly think his whole self worth is wrapped up in that Facebook page.

      • Photog

        He apparently has a new house too as he mentioned on his ryan christoph page, with the pictures of snow storms…

      • C Sab

        Clearly his life isn’t worth very much. Even with that Facebook page.

  • Brittany

    Watching his Gary Fong interview right now. It’s just painful! So much rambling and incoherent nonsense. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tIYXM7X6qQ

    • Melissa

      There is no way in hell I’m going to watch that garbage again, but didn’t he say he was quitting photography or something?

      What ever happened there?…

  • A_Lwin

    He admits he is now Ryan Christoph photography

    • peaceetc

      Yeah, somebody posted on his wall with screencaps of his comments on here about selling the page and not telling its followers. He deleted the screencaps and then posted the above.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Ohhhh thats why … smh

  • C Sab

    He suddenly has 81k likes on his Facebook page? How many did he have before cause that seems to be quite a huge difference in just a few days. Hmmmmmmm.

    • Joseph Philbert

      He merged his old Fanpage

      • C Sab

        I know but still seems like a huge jump up since he was apparently losing a lot of likes.

        • peaceetc

          Before he merged the pages, he had lost about 3,000 likes since the beginning of the year, I think. At one point, he had 84.5k… I wrote down the number, but I neglected to write down the date of that number, because I’m smart like that. I haven’t paid much attention since then, but I think it’s inched up a tad since he’s been boosting his posts via Facebook and is doing that new giveaway.

  • me

    He’s now actively marketing his expertise in a bunch of photography groups on FB.

    • Joseph Philbert

      He needs to take a break from ALL photography groups and make a honest effort to rebuild his name.
      Wait he cant do that.. he still have lies he never answered …but hey he buried them and trying to move on …wish him luck.

      • guest

        yep, waiting with baited breath (not) to see those fabulous new logos that were done by the mysterious logo people in his new “group” of professionals

    • SMDH

      Goodness I hope it’s not Photoshop. I took one of his “classes”. All he did the entire time was try to clear his name in this whole mess. He taught us nothing. He went too fast and would go off on these tangents back to this site. What a moron.

      • Joseph Philbert

        It was a clear your name workshop… Next time ask for a refund :p

  • smh_photog

    the december camera winner has yet to recieve the camera… imagine that =/

    • Capn Crunch

      I really feel bad for her. I’m sure she got her hopes up. I know I would have. CJ is an asshole for this, well other things too. But this sucks.

  • Karel

    I bet this whole “team of people” is only there so in the end he can blame them again for screwing up.
    I bet two of them are called Joe and Paige.

  • Karel

    By the way… I really DO hope he’s got someone to do a logo for him, because what he has now on the website is just pisspoor…

  • Alethia Rains

    Thought I’d go ahead and post a comment under my login. For the screen cap happy people. 😉

    • checking for alethia

      I am checking this for you girl. only reason I am posting

      • Funny

        Thank you. Now i’m going to try to change my screen name.

        • Funny

          …and I cant.

        • confused

          im confused

          • Funny

            I am too. Just verifying something.

          • confused

            I get what your saying yes I cant go back and change my name gotcha. no it doesnt give me option

          • Funny

            Thats all I needed. The mod is welcome to delete this as I know it has nothing to do with the topic. I just wanted to prove a point. Thank you so much. 🙂

          • Cap’n crunch

            So funny changed their name to confused? I’m confused, why? What are we checking on?

          • Funny

            bahahahahaha NO! I was proving that you cant comment, then go back and change your name to something else. I needed to prove a point and I did. All is good in the kingdom of dum-dums. lol

          • Cap’n crunch

            No one comments with real names. Why does it matter? Why change your fake name? I guess unless if you are CJ and need a cooler name like Ryan Christoph.

          • Cap’n crunch

            But RC can change the name on screen caps with photoshop, right?

          • Dimber

            Profoundly said.

          • Dum-Dum

            Its not that hard. I’ve proved this point in the past with screen caps of PM’s from FB. You can erase it, copy the font then lower the opacity to match. I made it look like my friend was telling me she liked to hump donkeys (She knew about it). You can also PM yourself then swap out their pic and name with yours. lol Nowadays anything can be changed on the computer. Thats why I say just don’t do it. You wouldn’t want someone doing it to you, why do it to them. I mean we all know what we said correct? We don’t need pictures of it. Seems a bit juvenile if you ask me.

  • Kim Possible
    • Kim Possible

      Petition for CJ to give Tara her prize.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Gonna sign this thing … I swear I completely forgot about Tara and the camera.

    • Chris Jones

      I got all these emails from this in my inbox this am about this, so I figured I would check here. Why don’t you ask TARA why she hasn’t gotten it yet? That way you can’t accuse me of anything. I would have mailed it from day one… but thanks to this site and the qualities of hate you guys posses… I have to have proof that I have given it to her, so blame it on yourselves. 😉 She was supposed to meet me half way this last weekend, but at the last minute she could not. So… nice petition.

      • Joseph Philbert

        Then why not mailed it from day ONE in the first place…. It’s faster and cheaper. Plus you would save face and credibility

        • Chris Jones

          I am not worried about saving face or credibility. I know who I am. I will be giving her the camera in person, thats what I did with the last one and thats what I will do for this one.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Yea and we know who you are… its well documented.

          • Katie

            lmao hes not worried about saving face/credability, but he spends just as much time on here as everyone else. why else would you do that? to cover your lies with lies to save face..liar.

      • Joseph Philbert

        It’s been over a month … There is no excuses

      • peaceetc

        You’re blaming this site? You’re the one who has lied, stolen, and told any number of stories about things you have no proof ever happened. And yet you’re blaming us? You know, I wanted to believe there was some thread of decency in you, Chris, I really did. But you basically blew that right out of the water. Good job.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Yea .. we are to blame LOL

      • captain-confuzzled

        not that it means much except the usual, but I like your definition of “meet..half way”. You are, as you have said “a short drive north of Atlanta”, hardly half way to the distance to Tara. Just ship the thing, have her take a picture of the packaging with enough of your return address that we know (have Tara block out street address if you are concerned) it came from you, and get this woman her camera. jeez, how hard is it? Should we even care? probably not, but it’s kind of like seeing a train wreck – hard to turn away, and makes you want to help the innocent.

    • DONE!

      This has become old and tired. Just stop already.

      • Joseph Philbert

        It has ?? I did not know that. Hi CJ in disguise 🙂

        • DONE!

          You gonna screen cap this and blame the wrong person based upon assumptions? Seems to be the norm in your circle.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Yes confirmed hi CJ #46

          • DONE!

            Bahahahahahahaha NOT confirmed. Sigh…I love being right. ((rubs hands together and grins))

        • Chris Jones

          Actually that wasn’t me. And maybe that person is right.

          • DONE!

            I know it wasn’t you and this is really dumb and this stupid petition is dumb too. How old are these people? Do they not have lives?

            If Tara doesn’t get her camera then LET HER deal with it!!!!!!!! She is grown!

            Chris, let it go. When you fuel the fire they keep it up.

          • Joseph Philbert

            If she can deal with what EVER she wants if she does not get the camera …
            BUT BUT BUT … if she does not get it then that just validates “AGAIN” that CJ is a Douche!

          • Joseph Philbert

            CJ supporters make me giggle.

          • DONE!

            Actually. I don’t support Chris. I do support acting like a grown up though. This whole circle of people is nothing but a bunch of drama llamas. You’ve got your main drama at the head of your group and it trickles down. Sad really.

          • Joseph Philbert

            The only thing that is sad and pathetic besides CJ is you. The reason I am active and make my opinions known is because I support the industry and the things that CJ continues to do gives everything a bad look.
            The lies on top of lies.
            I actually forgot about all of this until someone mentioned that that Tara did not received the camera yet.

            If Chris would be what he was supposed to do no one would care but he never disappoints.
            I am not hiding what I say and do is VERY public , but cannot say the same for you.

          • DONE!

            Mr. Philbert. Why don’t you remove your petition. Defend your admin…or was this all a ploy for some more attention on all of your parts? Leave Chris alone. Go wash some dishes or something.

          • Joseph Philbert

            I have remove a petition I never created … If I made a petition I would use my real name. I have nothing to hide … unlike you 🙂
            Me leave who alone? I am just here making my thoughts known.

          • DONE!

            You’ve got a few people in your group super happy to screen cap all of this and change then names. Why not do so and make it look like the Pope is commenting. If your gonna be a douche be a good one.

          • Joseph Philbert

            That is CJ job he is great at changing and falsifying screencaps, besides that no one I know but Chris does such a thing.. we have ……..what you call it….. ummm…..whats that word??!?! O yea integrity!

          • Guest

            Sorry wrong person … never created a petition.. if I did .. I would have my name on if.

  • Tara Broaddus Baker

    Hello everyone! This is Tara Baker who won the camera. When I first won, due to extreme weather here in Illinois, Chris was unable to deliver the camera. We got like a foot of snow. Then in mid-January my daughter went to Atlanta for a teen Christian event that Chris also attended. Her worship leader wouldn’t wait, so that meeting didn’t happen. Chris says he is going to drive it up this week and hand deliver it. I would like to thank everyone for their concern.

    • Joseph Philbert

      What person drives 10 hours to deliver a package that $20+ bucks to fedex/ups cannot do? Driving that far cost 3 or more times as much.

      • Tara Broaddus Baker

        Due to all the drama surrounding Chris Jones and the giveaway he wants a picture of him handing the camera to me. I don’t blame him.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Honestly that was never needed … That’s his pride or ego. All he had to do was mail it to you … And all you had to say is that you recived it. End of the day I do not trust one word CJ ever says, but I would trust your word just like I trusted the word of Jessica the winner of the backdrop.
          That prized was mailed #funnyhowthatworks.

          • Chris Jones

            That didn’t cost over 3k 😉

          • Joseph Philbert

            What does not cost of 3k…why is that a question?

          • 3kcameras4every1

            So by your way of thinking, when we order our 3k cameras they should be hand delivered too? 😉

          • Photog

            No one thinks you should be delivering the camera by hand… we think its suspect that you said you were going to go so far out of your way to deliver it by hand and it didnt happen, and of course more excuses ensued and you still will not just admit that you stole photos, you made up the stolen gear, you made up everything to try to save your name and when that couldnt be done you just changed your name, lied about what your motive was in doing so by saying you were selling out your 84k fans by selling their subscription, again which never happened, and you are still scamming innocent naive people with your so called photoshop workshops. there are photographers out there that do actually do the work, we dont work with composites, we dont hold workshops to scam people out of their hard earned money, and we do stay true to our word. unfortunately CJ, Ryan Christoph, whoever the fuck you are, you make the industry look bad, this is why people continue to harp on your spot on this page. the industry is hard enough without leeches like you sucking the trust and soul out of our clients. you are the problem with where the industry is going and people like you will never learn and never have any remorse for what you have done to people and other artists. you think that by making a blanket “im sorry im ignorant” statement is enough but it isnt. Grow up, learn the laws, learn general human compassion and lets stop ripping people off….

          • Cap’n Crunch

            damn jones

          • Joseph Philbert

            That is hilarious.

          • Chris Jones

            Pretty terrible shop job. 😉

          • Rideordie

            Terrible Shop but Terribly True. Ride or Die.

          • Lt. Lunch

            ha, he’s not as good as making fake screen caps as you. Poor Poor Pitiful Captain Crunch. Graphic still true.

          • Chris Jones

            Ah glad to know you guys are classifying me as a murderer or rapist…So grown up.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Well can you blame anyone for thinking that way? When someone goes as far as falsifying a police report to cover a lie you have to wonder how far they will go.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Here is the funny thing… you claim then be a man of god.. Christian or whatever. Yet admitting sin and allow others to forgive you is a foreign concept. The thing is you go to church… read about it… pray about… yet do not practice it.
            Just admit to the fake police report and thief’s letter and whatever else would go a long way in the eyes of others letting this crap rest. The lies dam you and mark you, not only on a personal level, but a professional one also.

            Yes Yes only “GOD” can judge you but you are not dead yet and until you do the laws of common men will be your judge.

          • Chris Jones

            Actually Joseph… In all of this down the line and my blog everything has been documented and the truth has been told. IF i filed a fake police report I would be in jail.. that is a felony. I do practice it everyday. I have admitted my mistakes and openly asked for people to forgive me. You are just so persistant in everything I do is a lie. Who cares man. Let it go… Regardless of what you think is true or not doesn’t matter. I know whats up… people around me know whats up… who cares.

          • learn to read

            People obviously still care, this post is still being commented on.

          • Chris Jones

            They just have nothing better to do… at all..

          • Joseph Philbert

            Sorry I was mistaken let me clarify .. you created a fake police report to fool your fans into believing that someone actually stole equipment that was never stolen in the first place.

          • Chris Jones

            Nah… Sorry to burst your bubble man. I didn’t create anything.

          • learn to read

            If you look at the key, you are classified as a con artist.

          • Chris Jones

            Yea but on the actual site… My name isn’t on there. Sorry.

          • learn to read

            oh cap’n obvious. it was a gag. Have you delivered the 5d to the post office or are you busy homewrecking today?

          • Capn Crunch

            Dude she has a husband, kids, and lives on the other coast. What the fuck were you thinking?

          • Chris Jones

            there was a kid once where I live that was bullied constantly by the same people… kid took it and took it and then finally snapped because he didn’t care anymore… Shot the families of the bullies first… then the bullies. Sometimes you never know when you might push someone over the edge by just getting a gag out of it.

          • Hide yo wife

            Was that a threat? You are a creep. All we want is for you to mail a woman a camera.

          • Chris Jones

            Did you take it as a threat? All I was doing was telling a story of a person where I live and that words and actions hurt. Chick will get the camera don’t worry. I have remained in constant contact with her, and she is fine in fact she stood me up this last weekend because she couldn’t meet half way.

          • my god

            chick?

          • Chris Jones

            Lady, woman, chick, dudett whatever. I say chick and dude. Get over it.

          • Guest

            You threaten to shoot peoples families for calling you out on your cons, get over it.

          • boom

            boom.

          • Chris Jones

            Woah… I never said or would do anything like that. And calling out is one thing, harassment is another 😉 and that is what we have here.

          • guest

            I read it it another way, the way I suspect you meant it. As a threat. But we can agree to disagree, because I would never want to agree with a known pathological psycopath. Someone needs to step in and put you in a mental institution before someone get’s really hurt.

          • Chris Jones

            Nor would you want people to know the way you really are so you post as a guest on a site to save face. 🙂

          • guest

            Noone wants their name associated with yours, sorry Chris you are not going to get many real names – aliases only. It comes with being a criminal.

          • Chris Jones

            If i was indeed a criminal I would be in jail by now for sure. But that is not in my blood.

          • guest

            It will happen, we won’t have to wait long. Enjoy your freedom. Peace out.

          • Chris Jones

            Haha… don’t hold your breath. Sorry. I am not a criminal at all.

          • Paul

            If someone wins a contest it should not be the responsibility of said person to meet you halfway or be inconvenienced in such a way if you choose not to mail the prize to her. You should drive the FULL distance to give her the prize or mail it to her. You should just do what is right….

          • Hide yo wife

            Give the girl the camera, we will leave this alone. It’s dead an buried. Go back on your meds.

          • Photo Stealers

            Guess it is a good thing my family is already all dead.

          • Guest

            Oh no PS. I’m so sorry. 🙁

          • Chris Jones

            A… Corey, that is very sad… B. That is no threat to anyone… I was just saying pushing someone over the edge happens with words and what you do has my full support. All the crap that is in the comments I do not agree with but there is nothing I can do about that.

          • Photog

            WOW I really hope Photo Stealers Gets this one… that definitely sounds like a threat to me…. pretty sick threat and unfortunately i think you are sick enough to go through with something like that and call it a crime of passion or some bullshit story to go with why you did it, or maybe you’ll just blame one of your employees…

          • Wow

            agree. This is some scary shit.

          • Photog

            Shaggy said it best..wasnt me..

          • Hide yo wife

            Lock up that chastity belt Tara, CJ is coming for you! He’s got a big package to deliver.

          • learn to read

            Still tripping that you went to the actual site to check it out. Worried were we?

          • Chris Jones

            Thats what a lawyer is for. I don’t check this stuff sorry.

          • learn to read

            Is it the same big bad one that was taking down Photo stealers with that hard hitting expose? You are a joke.

          • Chris Jones

            Maybe, maybe not.

          • Guest

            A real attorney would tell you to stop commenting here and give the winner a camera. Not egg on internet nobodies like me. Somebody call Saul.

          • Chris Jones

            Saul Goodman. You know him?

          • Guest

            Does he like your new petition? Was that his idea?

          • Chris Jones

            Yea sorry that wasn’t me…

          • Saul Goodman

            If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work. I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner, and it worked because I believed it.

          • Chris Jones

            lol! Love that!

        • peaceetc

          You might not blame him, but I do. I sincerely hope you get the camera and he does what he said he would, but the way he’s handling this whole thing is laughable. He could easily mail it (with tracking and insurance) to you and have you take a picture of it when it gets there and call it good.

          Please, Tara, don’t be fooled by him. He’s a liar and a thief. Even if he does get you the camera, it won’t change that.

    • captain-confuzzled

      I really do hope you get the camera, but I think it speaks volumes that Chris was unable to be on time enough to meet up with your daughter and her group in Atlanta when it is so close for him and your daughter had traveled so far. I wouldn’t have waited either if I was the worship leader, it seems to me that as you mention below “all the drama” surrounding the camera giveaway, that Chris could manage to show up on time, and at a time convenient for your daughter’s group. Here’s hoping that it all works out!

      • Chris Jones

        Are you kidding? I was never late. I sat out there for 3 hours the minute it was over. The guy didn’t bother looking around. SMH

        • peaceetc

          Apparently you didn’t either, or you would have tried to find him.

          • Chris Jones

            I told him where I would be and I sat there. Why does this matter to you guys…. who gives a flying F. I have talked with her and she is ok and that is all that matters… Bugatti is running…….. thing sucks gas… gotta go.

          • peaceetc

            Right, a Bugatti. Let me guess — it’s about two inches long and says “Hotwheels” on the bottom.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Bugatti?

          • Guest

            They must not have them on the island Joseph… they cost money.

          • Joseph Philbert

            That type of car cannot drive here .. the roads are not conducive for that kind vehicle. I was just wondering why Bugatti was mentioned.

          • peaceetc

            Ask our dear friend Chris. He’s the only one who lives in that particular land of make believe.

          • Joseph Philbert

            WAIT … did the butthole said he owned a Bugatti HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

          • Cap’n Crunch

            If I was Tara, I would make sure my husband came with me for the dropoff or a police officer. It’s creepy how adamant he is to meet her in person. I’ve seen plenty of facebook contests and this is the ONLY one I’ve seen where the winner has to meet the organizer.

          • Katie

            Chris, I don’t know if you know this but you’ve been losing followers one by one, I have sent screencaps of your smartass remarks on here, admitting your lies without realizing it via fb messages, etc. I’ve had at least 10 people message me back thanking me because they were going to take your class and are now extremely glad they aren’t giving you money. I’m still going, and those 10 are just the ones that messaged back 🙂

          • Chris Jones

            🙂 good thing you posted what you are doing here because I know who you are… and what you are doing is serious. Oh ps… hire a lawyer that has a client that works with yahoo… yahoo owns tumbler.. simple.

          • Guest

            Oh lord the screenshots keep flowing. But yes, the buyers should be aware of this shit.

  • Christian DeBaun

    I think this has to one the longest running threads on SSP.

    I only recently found the site via PetaPixel (in December or so). I was astonished to see it break the 1k post level, and wondering if it will go to 2k. I check in every day or two, and it just never seems to stop.

    Has there ever been a longer thread? Just curious…

    In my humble opinion, this has become the classic poster child for how not to conduct yourself on the internet. Not fanning any flames, but it’s like sitting in long stalled traffic until you reach the accident scene – and you make a promise to yourself not to look, but can’t help it when you drive by.

    Cheers, peace.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Never has there EVER been a thread like this…. then again there has been no one in the history of SSP as strange and interesting as this one.

      • Christian DeBaun

        I wonder if our Mod (I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten your proper name) will step in here, and let us know if this is indeed the longest thread on SSP.

        Again – no flame fanning, just simple curiosity.

        Before I became a photographer (who now eats stone soup) I worked in the gaming industry – back in the advent of the internet. DOS based MUDs and MOOS like Genie, Compuserve, and Prodigy. Later AOL, Electronic Arts, Sony Online Entertainment, News Corp – etc – always in a community manager, and customer support role. I’ve seen it all. Banned forum members, deleted thousands of posts – blah blah blah.

        The French would call this a “phenomenon du sociologic” (as per Truffaut’s character in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”).

        Abject curiosity, nothing more.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Yea its the longest … the other one got to maybe 160 to 200+ and died.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Pretty in Pink floating at 167 comments.

    • Flaming Fire

      Its actually the poster child for real bullies as well as how not to act on the internet. Seems to me that the term “bully” has been pointed in the wrong direction in some cases. As I’m sure you well know…when you point fingers…you’ve got three more pointing right back at you. Chris obviously feels the need to defend himself. Perhaps if these people stop posting…so will he. Once you associate yourself with such a group….you start to act like them too. Chris should ignore them and they will eventually grow bored.

      • Photog

        The thing is its not boredom that is fueling this fire…. Chris aka Ryan aka CJ, refuses to acknowledge that he has lied about every facet of this story. If you go through all the other people that were so deserving to be put up on this website, there is not 1 story that is as bizarre as this one is. Scammers get away with things like this because of statements like yours. if you leave it alone it will go away…this forum may cease but the person’s actions will not. They become complacent in what they are doing and find the easy money attractive. but thats the problem, no one is going to put a stop to people like CJ. Because of that mentality. It shouldnt be left alone. Do you think if everyone stopped posting on this thread and asking questions that those “winners” of CJ’s contest would have got anything???!!! The girl that got her backdrop can consider herself lucky, im pretty sure the camera lady isnt going to be as lucky, as its already been months and excuses are already continuing as to why he hasnt given her the friggin camera when its as easy as going to the post office and mailing the effing thing to her. If no one questioned him, do you think that all of those photos would still be on his websites? of course they would be because he could get away with it. Sociopaths dont care about others feelings, they barely have feelings of their own. Chris is never going to learn 1 thing from this. he is going to continue to scam people and lie to cover it up and not have 1 ioda of care in the world because he is so close to God that he may as well be one…. no one can touch him, so he thinks because delusional people have his back, which gives him the courage and balls to continue to charge people to watch him speed through an edit and babble about how innocent he is. He isnt interested in teaching people shit, its just for show so people will think he is some sort of martyr being crucified for 1 innocent mistake….only god knows how many other websites,names, or stolen “composite” images he still has. History has shown he is a slimy weasel that has no back bone, and has a huge knack for lying and covering things up. Pretty soon he is going to cross the wrong person, someone who will call up their actual big shot attorney and he will get whats coming to him. probably jail time for all the fraud he is committing, but i forgot he has a certified police officer best friend that has his back. Frankly, Im sick of his lying fucking mouth and shitty actions, I wish that he would just own up to everything and then maybe just maybe we can let him move on with his life and start with a clean slate, but until he can realistically admit to his wrong doings we will continue to point out his lies, his cheats, his scams and let his “followers” know what a creep he is…. and as far as threatening to shoot peoples family that is what you did CJ, you subtly threatened that person, and what a shitty non-godfearing thing to do. there will be a special place in hell for you sir you can guarantee that

        • guest

          amen brother bear

        • Flaming Fire

          I don’t deny what your saying. But to continue to harass the guy is also illegal. I am not his supporter. However, I do not condone this type of behavior. I’ve already seen what kind of nasty things this has turned people into. It’s all a bunch of gossiping cackling chickens. Bunch of drama queens needing a story to talk about. Funny how they all pretended to be his best friends then they turned around and started supporting the very people who sit here and bully him every day. Call him out yes, but don’t be so cruel about it.

          • guest

            He chooses the be here. He could leave. He flames the fires. He needs to give the winner his camera and leave the industry. Because there are normal hard working photographers that he is shitting on. I know of three other photography teachers who have lost clients to him. Honest real traditional photography teachers that have lost business to a scam artist who whines about this site during his entire webinar. Someone please take his macbook and camera and let him go back to the music industry.

          • Chris Jones

            lol have you taken my class? I don’t wine about this site…. at all. And I record them all…. If we want to start throwing blows we can. I am in no competition with anyone else… nor do I want to step on their toes or take their business… So if that has happened I apologize.

          • stfu

            first hand knowledge you spent an entire class defending your actions on this site. so sit down and shut up.

          • Joseph Philbert

            What no refund? This entire fiasco is on his mind so much he has to defend himself in him own workshop …smh

          • Chris Jones

            Yes daddy… sorry. First hand knowledge? I would love to know how that class went down since I obviously wasn’t there.

          • guest

            Chris, I thought you were leaving again? What are you doing here? Don’t you have a webinar class to whine to?

          • Chris Jones

            I am here for the popcorn… isn’t that what you are doing as well? Someone said there was a party.

          • guest

            good god, I hope theres a metal detector at this party. BC you are fuckin psycho.

          • Chris Jones

            Lol… well I am just playing the game that you guys are playing… And the funny thing is you guys can’t take it.

          • no

            Nope, I can’t take when a psycho threatens to shoot peoples families because he fucked up. Sorry, sue me.

          • Chris Jones

            Haha I never said anything about me shooting anyone. Just telling a story of what actions like yours does to people that are weak so you will think about that in the future if you guys do this type of stuff for a living.

          • Sam

            I’m sorry, but it seems to me that you’ve gone and robbed them of what ‘these guys’ do for a living. By stealing, you’ve robbed those that did that work, and those still trying to work. so, stfu.

          • Chris Jones

            The wings are good but the dip is rough. Just thought I would tell you incase you go try to snack.

          • Samantha Jones

            I’m actually surprised “Empathy” & “Kindness” & “No Bullies” aren’t on here trying to put a stop to this. It’s great PR. They might want to jump in any moment….people soak that shit right up.

          • LOLOL

            Oh Mrs. Jones, you just made me laugh. Where is that guy who posts the hands in a heart with “a little kindness” text? He posts it weekly and everyone praises him. He needs to be all up in here.

          • i die

            just died. that is all.

          • not here yet

            No but we have plenty of sloth, anger, jealousy and hatred on here. Naughty photography dwarfs. Poor princess CJ, he just needs a little kindness.

          • Joseph Philbert

            If he said nothing there would be nothing for us to say … 2 weeks ago he said he was done with this page and moving on.
            Today he is defending himself again.

  • Get over yourselves

    So, I am taking it we all know Chris personally?!?! Just wondering because everyone is making ASSumptions about every aspect of his life. Why did calling him out on misrepresentations turn into comments about his family and personal life? Envious much? People in glass houses….. And if people were throwing shit at me from angle on a website you’re damn right I am going to be on there defending myself…..

    • Mrs. Jones

      Robin Jones has entered the hisouse! Ride or die.

      • no

        I can’t even breathe. I died again.

      • Get over yourselves

        Don’t know him at all…. Just think it’s sad that so many people have so much hate.

        • Mrs. Jones.

          don’t worry buttercup, it will all be alright. We will bloom like the garden of love we are meant to be.

          • Boo

            Sadly there are records of certain things. All it will take is one person getting pissed off enough to share them. I suggest that the parties involved are as nice as possible to those standing outside their glass house holding the rocks.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Who wants to throw the first rock? Lets see what happens on Monday 🙂

          • Boo

            Nobody wants these rocks thrown. Someone needs to put on her big girl panties though.

        • Joseph Philbert

          SO you just happen to get started in the conversation and ASSUME its about HATE.
          You are a joke. There is no hate in my heart for CJ .. its disgust for what he does and what he is about.

          • Get over yourselves

            You’re astonished that there are actually good people in this world…. I can 100% say I don’t know anyone on any of these pages. But I check out these sights to check out to see if anyone I am going to do business is on here. That’s all.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Well we all can agree There are good people int he the world… too bad CJ is not one of them

          • noway

            I haven’t seen anyone attacking or jealous of his life? Did the mod erase? That would have been popcorn worthy? Do kittens die here too when Mod erases? Is CJ in Newbie or is someone screencapping our threads and sending them to him?

          • Joseph Philbert

            Its funny how pepole like “@Get over yourselves” come and make a comments and have no idea what is going on.
            I guess reading and comprehension is a third language.

          • Get under yourselves

            CJ just needs a little love and everyone will poop rainbows. 😉

          • Get over yourselves

            I am not at defending anything that is being presented. I am talking about the comments about things outside of his work.

          • Guest

            Where are these comments RC?

          • RC FTW

            Thou shall not screencap should have been the 11th commandment.

          • Joseph Philbert

            funny

          • Photo Stealers

            I did erase a convo that I basically got so much bitching about I got sick of hearing about it and removed. Everything else has stayed. I would delete all of this as it doesn’t really relate to Chris’s use of intellectual property that isn’t his own but frankly I think the “story” about families getting killed should stay in the public.

          • Guest

            poor baby kittens. oh well they are in a better place.

      • Ride Or Die

        OMG please don’t. My sides can’t take it anymore. The Ride or die…I died. Its the funniest thing I’ve seen all week.

      • Fry

        lol

        • What!

          What!

          • Cap’n caveman

            Hahaha, but on the real dawg she loves a good selfie. Good for her and that narcissist level self esteem. It must feel good to be better than everyone? Narcissist and a psychopath sitting in a tree, kissing? Ride or die.

          • Selfie

            Selfie Junkies…

          • Photog

            It shouldn’t be as surprising to me that everyone knows who we are talking about, but it still is. I don’t care that this didn’t make sense, rc posted a rant on separating yourself. Hahaha. Do you know which better than you narcissist was leaving her life for CJ?

          • LOL

            No clue who anyone is talking about. These are just funny.

          • Susie b

            Do you want to know? Meet me in the alley behind the gym after school.

          • Right? Wrong?

            Robin PC and cj sitting in a tree. Kissing.

          • Photog

            hey Im Photog find another name LOL

          • Can I be an admin?

            Memes have started, kittens have been killed. You down with NPP? Ya you know me! Raise the roof!

        • WordToThaMutha

          reminds me someone..

          • Ride nor die

            Yes but she has three kids and a muffintop.

          • Oh no she didn’t

            If you add in better than you be nice blogs about the industry hatred and how it must be stopped while nonstop spreading screen caps in private messages trying to spread rumors and start shit, I’d almost think you were talking about robin.

          • That

            ^this

          • This & That

            Posting accusations again?

          • That

            Accusations where? We’re they erased?

          • This & That

            It’s alright, yours is coming. 😉

          • This & That

            Funny because your wrong. Miss Winkie.

          • That

            I was all like meme what, muffintop where, who said what? And now mine is coming? Wth? I hope it’s not a muffintop. I’ll put down the croissant now.

          • This & That

            Nobody said anything. Its a study in assumptions. Showing how easily it is to assume something is about someone when its not. People hate being wrong. And Miss Winkie posted the “yours coming” crap.

          • That

            Good I was hoping I could finish this croissant. I assumpt I should go for a run. Wouldn’t want a muffintop, then cj might want me.

          • Muffin tops

            Omg wtf – cj likes muffintop? He is such a freak. Lohan of the industry. Train wreck.

          • Guest

            Go back to Facebook with your vague bullshit halfass comments. If your going to say something say it. Man up.

          • Please

            Can someone tag an admin to close this thread?

          • Photo Stealers

            It’s amazing to me how many names one person can create so I’m letting this one roll since it’s a mostly one-sided convo.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Wait you mean some of the names are the same person …smh

          • peaceetc

            I’m utterly confused. Are these all CJ, or is someone else being the idiot this time?

          • Joseph Philbert

            My Guess/Assumption/Intuition its CJ

          • Chris Jones

            nah not me on this one.

          • Troll

            You got me. Stuck in the dmv all day pushing people buttons, trollin.

          • Troll

            Most but the better memes and the weird this that winky business were me not cj on this thread. Sorry cj you got me! Still no license and registration but I’ll behave and go troll somewhere else.

          • Troll

            Oh and I’m not word to the mutha or fry or oh no she didn’t or selfie or lol either.

          • Trolls

            Trolls everywhere!

          • Stop the BS Trolling

            That is either AR or AVL. Did the same thing on Sad Panda and claimed to have never commented there. Actually AVL was likely the source behind the Sad Panda BS.

          • guest

            If you truly suspected AR or AVL, why would you tell them your deep dark secret plans of leaving the husband for Jones? Seems like you would keep that quiet? You may want to rethink that hypothesis. Oh and husbands can still be emailed the screencaps of the cheating even after the facebook is disabled.

          • Geez

            Hey genius. The Sad Panda shit was squashed months ago. This is such old news that my cat already pissed on the paper. AR was always upfront about posting on the blog. Why? Because its her fucking God given right to comment if she pleases!!! Stop making “commenting” a crime cause its not. Its none of your damn business who comments, when they comment or what they comment. As far as AVL goes. Nobody but the accusers EVER saw the so called evidence. Sorry but that doesn’t prove shit. Ok I have “evidence” it was actually a leprechaun. You’ll just have to trust me, but I’m not going to show you. Hogwash.

          • That

            Completely confused? What are we talking about?

          • Miss Winky

            Miss Winky…

          • Winkies

            Winky memes!

          • This & That

            Why do you keep “pointing”out comments?

          • Guest

            I wish one of her two faces was as pretty as her photoshopped selfie face. But she’s pretty much bottom of the barrel garbage. Even Chris jones was too good for her.

        • Photoshop or die

          Hahahhaahaha she’s just proud of her photoshop skills. Let the girl post and we will keep telling her how beautiful she is.

          • Yup.

            Yup… Lets keep it up. But next time I want to see the before (SOOC)…. and after comparison.

      • Ride or Die

        LOL

    • Joseph Philbert

      I make no assumptions (personally) I go by what I see and what I have proven in the past … plus his broken record lies and predictable answers.

      • Get over yourselves

        See, you get defensive. I never mentioned anything being wrong with calling out his mistakes and “lies” my comments were strictly for those attacking his family and personal life.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Nope not getting defensive I am talking about my personal view.
          Or what you expected to say something and have no one respond? laughable.

          • Get over yourselves

            Not at all. See, you try to attack me and I don’t know you, him or anyone else here. Yet you want to take shots at me. Please. I live in Ohio and haven’t used or know him.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Attack you? Naa dude … I did no such thing.

          • Joseph Philbert

            Open the dictionary … look for the word attack … it starts with the letter “A” and ends in “k” read the definition and let me know what you find.

          • curiousity

            Then why butt in? If you haven’t used him or know him? Why are you here? What are you adding to this conversation?

          • C Sab

            I absolutely love how you throw out half-ass accusations at everyone who replies to you just because they see right through your bullshit. lol

  • Michael Goolsby

    I just realized why it is that I cannot stop checking out this thread every day…

    Christopher Jones has become the Lindsey Lohan of the photostealers world!

    • Guest

      Hahaha you are so right!

    • Joseph Philbert

      Now thats funny!

  • Photog

    precious…

    • Just be

      I like staci figgins, she’s so appreciative for those words of wisdom. She must be going through something now. We should cover her with just saying quotes and she will rise up and stop trying and just be. #separate

      • Photog

        So CJ is saying separate yourself from the asshole and thief that you are from trying not to be a thief and a douche… he also is becoming an asshole/thief/douche instead of what he is trying to be which is ??

        • Joseph Philbert

          Sounds like the classic superman #2

        • Monty

          Precisely photog, I believe you have hit the nail on the proverbial heal.

          • Monty

            Head, not heal. Bollocks, I do sincerely hate when I make such a bloody spelling error. Please forgive me?

        • C Sab

          Considering his behavior during all this I’d say he was always an asshole/thief/douche.

      • Cinobite

        80,000 likes in a week or 2 – he’s buying them in and spamming to get them, feel free to report the page to facebook

  • Something in the Water

    Boy meets girl. Boy shows girl a better life. Girl decides to run off with boy. Girl finds out boy is broke. Girl changes her mind.

    • This

      ^ that

      • This & That

        And again? Bookmarking?

        • Monty

          I don’t see this as a bookmarking. More of a modern era “second”, “concur” or “here here”. But feel free to decipher at your leisure.

          • This & That

            I must be old school. no modern understanding here AT ALL.

          • Monty

            Old chap, it’s understandable. There is a resource for our chapter of the olden school, google. Have a splendid day.

    • History

      History repeats and rears his ugly head again. I feel sorry for Christ. Don’t eat the apple!

  • UnfriendMe

    The unfriending spree begins..

    • guest

      oh pity me, i hope i make the cut. I will bite my nails in anticipation. Whatever will I do if one of the drama queens unfriends me?

      • Squash It

        Here is the sad fact. You are ALLOWED to think someone is a POS. Hell, your even allowed to say that! For some strange reason, these “women” think they own people. They think they have some sort of control over what people are allowed to say and do. The only “wrong” I see in this situation, are the flat out lies I’ve seen and heard. Stick to the truth. If you feel that someone is a bit selfish and have even been told by that person how incredibly vain they know they are, then its fair game. If your saying the person rode a donkey to the store, its obviously a lie. I say…be grateful of your “punishment.” Bad bad you! You’ve been unfriended. Look at it as a favor. Were those doing so helping your career? Probably not, they only appear to care about themselves and only care about their own feelings. I say good riddance.

        • Guest

          Whamo, unfriended. Loves it. What a nice thing these three girls and a guy did for me. Someone I’ve never met in real life no longer wants to read about my daily struggles with diapers, carpool and whatnot. Oh happy day.

          • :P

            3 girls and a guy? Sounds like a sitcom. By the looks of the behavior of some I’d think people were getting upset all this drama was only about CJ and not them so they decided to turn the attention to them. I personally feel that a lot of this was created and started by them in an attempt to get more ratings for their own little show. They started dragging people in who had nothing to do with anything, spreading crazy stories and they don’t realize they are now the butt of every joke in the industry. They post about people assuming, yet they assume everything. They accuse, but don’t like being accused. They tell others not to spread stories, but then spread stories themselves. They get mad over blog posts….but then post blogs themselves. Sounds like a whole lot of finger pointing that should really be going in their own direction. On the bright side, I have yet to see any denial of the allegations these people are so pissy about. At least there is at least a thread of truth being spoken somewhere in the universe. 😛

          • guest

            I’m glad she hasn’t denied as well, too many people know the truth.

          • C Sab

            Gotta love attention whores.

          • :P

            NONE of the people who knew talked. This HAD to have come from a right hand source. Either THE source or someone close who is still close. Attention. Sounds about right.

          • guest

            Random turn of events – CJ is the scorned lover? Or one of the threesome was jealous? She wasn’t getting enough attention in the bed?

          • Facts

            Make sure you only post Facts. She is all about Facts. She would never accuse or assume anything that didn’t have Solid concrete evidence for. She only remembers Facts too. Its only Facts. Ever. They’d never unfriend people based upon assumptions because they are only about solid facts …. insert sarcasm.

          • raisingarizona

            facts smacts, I have drama and an army of photographers to spread some lies to, who eat this stuff up. We don’t need no stinkin facts. If only they knew their beloved queen is a fraud. Wait they are about to, screenshots are circulating.

          • Guest

            Someone knows far too much to just be guessing. Who leaked the cj love party?

          • raisingarizona

            yes i’m talking to you.

          • raisingarizona

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        • Willy

          RPC

          • Just Saying

            Here is a good question. Has she actually ASKED any of the people she is accusing? Or is this all a behind peoples backs type thing? I’d think the smart thing would be to go to the sources and not go on assumptions because that would make a person look dumb.

  • AlyceintheSkies

    pft seriously? The whole IP debacle is a laugh, o_o Chris does realise that IP addresses can be changed- hidden and shared so there is no conclusive proof that x profile= y person necessarily. Secondly the only way one would access IP address outside of being an admin to the site would mean they are a hacker and well if that were the case then surely, Chris you’d be better of hijacking the page here in question and deleting the information instead? Though to be brutally honest the more you talk the more obvious it is how guilty you are and how much of a delusion of power you think you hold. End of day you are only drawing attention to yourself enlarging the situation you yourself has caused. You stole copyrighted images- which you made no reference to using and whilst you may have tweaked said images it was still stealing. In the court of law you would be found guilty- there is no defamation of character here as the portrayal is true to fact. My last query is of course: if you are innocent why hide behind another name? Why get angry and be all mouth no trousers? Seems to me you are looking for attention be it good or bad and that’s…kinda sad.

  • Guest

    Oh this is the weekend Tara gets her camera! Did she love it?

    • captain-confuzzled

      Well I see he did a photoshoot yesterday morning, so if he has been driving since then, maybe….. sure hope so!

      • Joseph Philbert

        Yea strange is it not? 10 hour dive to Tara and he does a photoshoot Saturday and still home on Sunday .. hmmm the lies are building up

        • C Sab

          More lies? I am shocked!

  • C Sab

    Still haven’t seen him go through with any of his threats of lawsuits to people who posted on his page. Either, he doesn’t even have a lawyer, is as much of a coward as he seems, or he wasn’t smart enough to realize he kinda needs proof first before he went delete crazy. XD

    • Michael Goolsby

      Chris exhibits numerous sociopathic and narcissistic characteristics, not the least of which is his strong desire to be “right”. Chris will spend enormous effort “proving” that he is right, which is to say, trying to convince others that he is not wrong. He wants to be special, and doesn’t conform to social norms in order to achieve that goal.

      Notice how he says that the things posted about him are “100% not true at all”. One hundred percent? Really? No room for any liability at all on your part? Of course not. Narcissists are NEVER wrong.

      Notice, too, how he says that “a looootttt of money has been lost” for both him and “the people who shoot under CJ Photography”. Wow, he’s not only so good and important that he’s raking in the dough for himself, but he’s a big time employer, too. And while he’s helping others by bringing them under his banner, other people are just tearing him down and hurting these innocent photographers. And inflation of his importance, and a stab at martyrdom, all in one phrase.

      He later says that he is “done with CJ Photography”, no different than the six year old child who threatens to run away from home or hold his breath until he dies because he has been so egregiously wronged. Again, an inflation of self-importance and martyrdom. How long before he was back? A few days? Just long enough to build a new site? He never left.

      Despite all the denials, mixed-up stories, threats of lawsuits, and so forth, Chris still managed the compliment that he “appreciates the stuff you do to keep this industry safe”. This is a sociopath’s way of trying to elevate himself to the level of the accuser and separate himself from any wrong-doing. He is showing that he, too, is aware of the problem of creative theft, and that he, too, condemns it. In fact, he is really only aware that others care because he got caught. And so he has to imitate the outrage expressed by others. He builds on this later when he says “I think that protecting the work of another artist is the most important work that we can do”, which, again, is a very obvious attempt to group himself in with other artists (“we”) and (in his mind) separate himself for those who steal.

      When it comes to the legal issues, Chris demonstrates his utter contempt for the intelligence of anyone else by offering one of the most outrageous (but concise) legal threats I’ve seen. First, anyone who truly hired an attorney, and that attorney was “in the process of contacting all the parties involved” would have been, in no ambiguous terms, instructed to NOT contact anyone else himself; that’s the attorney’s job now, after all. But Chris goes ahead and not only claims that “I’ve contracted a big time entertainment lawyer”, but then on and threatens that if his voluntary and unsolicited message is copied, posted, published, etc. that “this will be a lawsuit all on its own”, adding further that “I have been told by my lawyer that I can say that”. Sorry, Chris, but any genuine lawyer would have told you to just keep your mouth shut. All of this lawyer stuff, though, is just as intended to make himself look important as it is intended to serve as a scare tactic. Is it true? Of course not.

      Ultimately, Chris doesn’t need to apologize to anyone. He needs to just walk away and get himself some good, long-term counseling. Unfortunately, individuals with narcissistic and sociopathic characteristics almost NEVER do this. Why should they if they do not truly feel they could be at fault? It is sad that Chris is likely to have some very difficult years ahead of him, but sadder still that sociopaths end up hurting so many others.

      • C Sab

        I’m quite aware of narcissistic and sociopathic tendencies. It makes it just that much funnier when they couple with his incompetence.

      • pick me

        Perfect. Now I need you to do one for a married photographer who desperately wants people’s admiration for being a pillar of photography morals while sending nonstop screenshots and accusations through private messages accusing innocent people of dumb shit with no proof while carrying on an a seedy affair with the above described Chris Jones?

        • C Sab

          lol Please tell me you’re joking. There’s more than enough proof. But I guess it can all be ignored by someone who is clearly the one being accused hiding behind a fake name. Or one of the accused’s friends. 😉

          It’s been more than proven that CJ is a pathetic thief, a pathological liar and has a laughably huge ego. But I guess someone so blind can overlook those. 😛

          • Not me Ghost

            C Sab, Im confused. Who are you referring to having plenty of proof of? Your reply is hard to understand.

          • raisingarizona

            cough cough chavez

          • raisingarizona

            cough cough

        • Morpheus

          take the blue pill

        • docholiday

          Challenge accepted. Off to research Mrs. Chavez.

          • docholiday

            First let me preface this with, she is an artist. With all that she lacks in technical skill, she makes up for with artistic vision and this is commendable.
            Let me start with the #selfies, her selfies are more than the gratuitous self exploration that we are all guilty of, her selfies scream for external validation, which most likely stems from a self esteem issue. The constant need for peer validation is probably stemming from that same self esteem issue. But without actually knowing her, it could quite possibly be the opposite a manic psychotic with extreme high self esteem. The need to lead the masses of photographers also lends to this diagnosis, think Charles Manson. From what I’ve read she shares many of the personality traits as Mr. Manson: obsessive, controlling, manipulative, and deceiving. And her need to build a group and mentor this group is mirroring Mr. Manson’s need to organize the hippie commune of criminals.
            But the dependent personality that would need to be present to leave one’s husband for another directly negates everything stated above. Unless she felt that the husband was not up to her standards and she needed someone more equal to her status? Could Chris Jones and Robin Chavez both be suffering from grandiose delusions or is it now called delusions of grandeur? This is not as easy as originally thought.
            Sources: university psychology degree that has not been used in 13 years and no personal contact with Mrs. Chavez or Mr. Jones. So please take all of this with a grain of salt.

          • raisingarizona

            Even with the salt, this shit is on point. Don’t bother meeting her, she’s a lying bitch. Can you send this diagnosis to her husband? His attorney could probably use it.

          • Buffalo Bill

            Thank you for this. In my dealing with her this sounds on point. The second another person tried to put their two cents into anything being done, they were figuratively shot and sent out in the cold to die a slow death. The Selfies, which are great, don’t get me wrong, but why the need to change ones appearance so much that they barely resemble real life? A need for validation? Let’s look past the grandiose selfies. She also proclaims to be a psych major? Does this mean she uses her understanding of other people to manipulate them? It would explain her anger towards others who do not do her bidding. She screams for attention but then refuses to support others. You gotta give some to get some.

          • Guest

            How accurate can a psychological evaluation from facebook possibly be? People put on facebook what they want people to see. Just as we all photoshop the hell out of our selfies. I would say poor Robin for getting her name pulled onto this page, but apparently she told the entire world. She should have known better.

          • Frosty The Snow Man.

            While I disagree with some of the more ridiculing comments, most of these are spot on for her behavior and her treatment of other people. The second one of her friends decided they didn’t like something she did, she was mach 2 behind their backs driving deep that friendship knife.

          • Joseph Philbert

            From CJ video and all the evidence stacked above him I will say that the ” psychological evaluation” is pretty spot on.

    • Joseph Philbert

      The big time entertainment lawyer is vapor ware.

  • guest

    Chris has his page blocked from foreigners, but does anyone know if Tara Baker received her prize?

    • Photog

      As far as we know she has not received it

    • Photog

      I cant even pull her name up on facebook, so i cant even ask her

    • Tara Broaddus Baker

      I have yet to receive anything. He said he was going to drive it up on Sunday and if that didn’t happen, which it didn’t, he would mail it out today. I hope he does. My daughter and I signed up for a digital photography class at the community college…..we’re 5 weeks in.

      • guest

        We are pulling for you too. Fingers and toes crossed.

      • Photog

        keep us informed as you know we are hoping you get your camera, if not he needs to get into trouble!

      • nps

        Did he get you a tracking number?

        • Tara Broaddus Baker

          Not yet. Says he will when he gets home?

          • raisingarizona

            Oh Tara, we hope you get a camera. But please don’t hold your breath.

      • Joseph Philbert

        I am so surprised “NOT”.. Further more I expect that he will post a fake tracking number..and claim the camera is lost all done via Photoshop… Dam he might change is M.O. now that we know what he will do.

        • raisingarizona

          He’s erasing anything posted on his wall dealing with it. No Chris, that’s perfectly normal and doesn’t look sketchy at all.

          • Joseph Philbert

            So he erase everything on his personal wall ..interesting… wonder if anyone screencapped it

  • Shutter the thought

    The ads on your page are amusing.

  • Cinobite

    I’m just laughing at the people who think Missy MWAC is supposed to be a real. Lynn Cartia (missy) does an awesome job at parodying the faux’s

    • peaceetc

      Missy is my hero. That woman is brilliant.

    • Joseph Philbert

      I love missy!

  • Tara Broaddus Baker

    Chris Jones sent this to me. I don’t know who this person is, but I did not write this.

    • :(

      Screen shots can be photoshopped. I wouldnt trust it. Screen caps and copy and pasting….all can be changed and altered to make it look bad. LOADS of these running around.

      • raisingarizona

        Who sent it to Chris? Did he give you more details? I wouldn’t put it past him to alter the screencap. Sorry you’re dealing with this. Did he at least get you a tracking number?

      • Joseph Philbert

        Actually I trust screenshots … just not the one CJ creates.

    • Photog

      I wouldnt put it past him to use this “screen shot” as the reason he wont give you the camera now…. he’ll say you were bad mouthing him or something crazy and thats why you wont get the camrea

      • awwwwwwwwwwwyeahhhhhhhhhh

        awwwwwwww shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! Gurl aint gittin her camera now

      • raisingarizona

        Oh that could happen, poor poor pitiful chris jones. Why does everyone badmouth him so?

        • Charlie Brown

          Charlie Brown Charlie Brown…why is every body always picking on me

    • katie

      most definitely what he has doctored up as a reason not to give her the camera

      • raisingarizona

        Will he call his post office and stop shipment bc she called him a SOB? He’s clearly a SOB but she still won. I know Robin knows how to doctor up the screencaps, we can have her doctor it to say something nicer. What should we call him? A SOP? son of a pig? Maybe she will do a tutorial on it, because it is a skill that needs to be shared.

        • raisingarizona

          now you can have your camera.

      • katie

        first off, its a random person that Tara doesn’t know and it just so happens she responds the very next minute? and there is a total of four messages within that same minute?! wtf horrible job photoshopping, Chris

    • Joseph Philbert

      OMG .. man his photoshop skills are amazing!!!

  • Photog

    :'(

    • guest

      what if?

      • memepost

        before she needed photoshop

        • Ken

          for.a.change

          • for.a.change

            Oh Ken, she talked trash about you too dear. One word. Workshop. Yup. Sho nuff she went there.

          • raisingarizona

            rainbow figures 😉 don’t h8

          • Photog

            see, funny thing is, photographers DO support eachother, what we DONT support is theft of our work or others work nor do we support Fauxtaugs with God complexes nor do we support people who rip people off with photography then say “meh, everyone hates me im not a photographer anyways” oh really you arent a photographer?! good so stop taking pictures, stop taking peoples money and give your camera to the woman who won your sham contest

    • memepost

      //

  • Chris Jones

    Grocery List
    Milk
    Bread
    Cookies
    foil
    fish
    salad
    Case of Coke
    Water
    Matches
    Firewood
    Lightbulbs
    2 Pizzas
    Flour
    Tomatos

    • raisingarizona

      Goddamn you are a smug asshole, Paris Hilton was right you are a S.O.B. We want a girl to get a camera and you are posting your grocery list. Robin Pederson dumping you hurt your heart that bad?

      • Chris Jones

        Quality Candy is our family tradition

        • katie

          Chris, seek mental help.

        • raisingarizona

          Quality Crack is his family tradition.

    • raisingarizona

      Why did you disable your comments? Worried about Mr. Pederson?

    • Cinobite

      You know there are anti-spam laws right? PS could actually take legal action against you for spam. #JustSaying Or is this a case of see how many laws you can break?

  • Chris Jones

    Sobering stint in east deserts, humanity and wicked fields with sardonic comedy.

    • raisingarizona

      too many syllables.

  • Chris Jones

    Did you know: Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a unique, versatile whole grain with a slightly crunchy texture and a light nutty flavor that is used around the world.

    • Chris Jones

      amazing. I did not know that

    • katie

      He is off his rocker, y’all

      • Chris Jones

        a British subculture originating in the 1950s/1960s or a device used for mixing applications.

      • raisingarizona

        Robin broke his heart. Oh poor poor pitiful chris, you eat ben and jerry’s when you have a heart ache not quinoa.

      • C Sab

        He was never on it.

  • Chris Jones

    Do you agree that our bakers have created a delicious premium bun? Well I do… This is tasty.

  • raisingarizona

    Stop pushing down the topic with your random grocery banter. Give Tara the tracking info.

    • Chris Jones

      It is starting to snow outside. Snow cream. vanilla milk sugar and snow. Oh… Ps.. I got this for days. Being snowed in I will turn this into my personal blog about the most random things in my life. Like today.. I was feeding the animals and this goat did not want to be milked, had to call in the neighbor and he informed me that this particular goat was not milk-able. Fail.

  • witchtrials

    Was it hard going back and forth between me and Robin?

    • Chris Jones

      Actually it wasn’t that hard. The heroin marks in your arm turned me off. Plus the fact that your mom had a shit streak up her back when she was digging in the fridge really got me going. Robin never came through…. I tried and tried to flirt with her… but nothing seemed to come of it. I try to remember every day why because I keep forgetting but the only thing tha