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DM Productions aka Robbie Caine Photography in Melbourne, Australia

Website:  http://dmproductions.fotomerchant.com/home

This genius not only stole images and stole from me but went to my actual website to do it.  When there he had to screen capture to steal the images because I’ve yet to find an HTML site I like as much as my flash website. 

Lots of swear words people.  LOTS OF SWEAR WORDS!  Thank GOD I bought some alcohol today.  Oddly this photographer stole from a lot of Ohio photographers because you know, Australia is TOTALLY similar to Ohio.  WTF?

I am publishing this then going back into the other galleries.  Given that most of them (Fashion, Glamour and Portrait) seem to be from commercial artists the sourcing may be a bit more difficult.

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Original source This had to be done on purpose right?

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Original source back to me!

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Original source still me

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Original source yep, me

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Original source PS the fake names creep me out

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Original source for the extra level of WTF this groom is now deceased, it was a wedding I did for Wish Upon a Wedding, read about it over at Style Me Pretty.

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  • Eric Sartoris

    Wow. What a Dirty Moron.

  • peaceetc

    Dude even stole one of Diddy’s aliases. He wouldn’t know originality if it bit him in the backside.

    • peaceetc

      Oops, it’s apparently Dirty Monkey, not Dirty Money. That’s so much better and at all all incredibly stupid.

  • Suz

    I’m guessing they stole from Ohio because a)we’re pretty far away from Australia or b)they have absolutely no idea where Ohio is.

  • Joel A

    Of all the people to steal from….You don’t fuck with the PS Queen.

  • Helena

    Oh man. What a dumb arse. Although, awesome photos. If I was going to steal from someone… Flattery gets you everywhere right? 😛

  • Bob23325

    Of all the photographers out there to steal from they picked you…. What a dumbass! Time to unleash the minions from your cult!

    • BullShite

      …….drinking the Kool-Aid now as I write, and drawing the ritual circle…..

      • Lindsay11

        Is our “secret book” a printout of a DMCA?

        • BullShite

          That’s the invocation.

      • Lindsay11

        .laets ton tlahs uohT

  • sicoactiva

    Actually he took photos from many sources, apparently none of the photos on his site are his. From the research I did, he mostly stole from Mexico, Russia, Colombia and USA and my guess is since we’re on the other side of the world/speak another language we would never find out?

    • Joseph Philbert

      Dude is stupid.. Man he’s lucky I will be out for 4 hours … I can’t dig in right now … Have fun.

  • captain-confuzzled

    don’t have a lot of time to dig right now, will later, but this lead looks interesting – see FB post screen cap from 14 hours ago and here is link to article mentioned. http://www.theage.com.au/national/serial-conman-emerges-in-model-revival-20120409-1wl7m.html (2012 article)

    • Photo Stealers

      I’m not sure that this is him – the email from the contact page leads back to the You Tube page posted above which is associated with a “Tom Edwards” who goes as Dirty Monkey Studios.

      • David

        The photo in The Age story looks like the same guy as seen in the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/robbiecaine

        • Lindsay11

          Oh man that guy is posing with a wax Oprah. I hope he wasn’t trying to pass it off like he was on Oprah or something.

          • Justin Case

            even if it’s not him, all those guys photos look totally creepy.

    • Lindsay11

      EW that’s gross! Even if it’s not him, it can’t hurt to spread the word about this creep.

      • Photo Stealers

        Oh shit, I’m just now seeing that he’s got Robbie Caine in the about on the home page. What the hell.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Yea that’s what I saw not sure if it’s the same … Might be his name ..

        • Justin Case

          it sure LOOKS like there is something here. I would contact the reporter at ‘the Age’ with links to this page and the DM Productions page : kquinn@theage.com.au

          twitter: @karlkwin

    • captain-confuzzled

      sorry I should have included enough info for you to see where that FB post is (was in a hurry).

    • Lindsay11

      Here’s another article with a different picture of the guy. http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/12483/serial-conman-emerges-in-model-revival/

    • Lindsay11

      So this guy at some point allegedly went off his bipolar meds and thought he was Skeet Ulrich?!

      http://whoisjoshj.blogspot.com/ http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/jail-ends-red-carpet-treatment-skeet/329624/ http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pXcVelKFYdA/SW3G27TD-fI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7LcLhQ8OGDY/s1600-h/scan0003.jpg

      And passed himself off as Johnny Depp’s brother. And Alfred Hitchcock’s grandson (I think I remember reading about this guy omg!) http://archive.today/vSX23

      Interesting that Brenton Jarret’s middle name is Robbie.

      • Justin Case

        My Aussie isn’t so great, but that first read was absolutely hysterical. Thanks for that. I am actually starting to appreciate the sheer idiocy of this dude.

        • Lindsay11

          If he weren’t such a creep I might enjoy it more! He makes me itch! So creepy.

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    • Justin Case

      I got the same result, Joseph. The links to his old website don’t work and Sydney is a different part of the country, but it seems to match up.

    • I wonder if he’s one of those “Casting Couch” guys.. not that I know ANYTHING about that.

      • Justin Case

        it sure looks that way Al, check out the links to the Aussie papers below from Lindsay11.

  • Lindsay11

    Would you be surprised to learn it looks like he plagiarized his words from someone else? http://www.saveriomarfia.com/fashion.html

    • peaceetc

      What a complete surprise.

    • Helena

      You have become plagiarism super sleuth! 😀

      • Lindsay11

        You guys are the photographers, I was just editor of my high school newspaper 20 years ago. LOL!

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    • peaceetc

      Nice find, Joseph. It’s funny how he wrote “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams :)” I guess it doesn’t matter whose work he steals to get there.

      • Wes Jones

        I’m officially confused as to who we are dealing with. Is this another case of multiple false identities?

    • Photo Stealers

      I’m not sure if that’s him. The gmail address comes back to his You Tube but the blurb on the home page calls himself Robbie. WTF

    • Photo Stealers

      Also he doesn’t appear to be based in Australia at ALL.

      • Joseph Philbert

        It’s all over the place …

  • Lindsay11

    Corey,

    (Or do you prefer Corey Ann? I apologize for using your name, but writing “Dear Photo Stealers” sounds like I’m writing to a gentlemen’s magazine. Anyways…)

    Corey,
    I just got done reading the writeup about Jon and Alyssa’s wedding and I can’t believe this person stole these photos. Astounding and heartbreaking. They are beautiful photos of what looks like a beautiful day and for someone to cause more pain to the bride and their family! Just… gosh. I hesitate to ask if she knows about this. I sort of hope she doesn’t. I don’t know. If we were in the same town I would take you out for a drink.

    • Photo Stealers

      Either works!

      Thank you. She doesn’t know that I”m aware of.

  • Kat Forsyth

    How much of a douche do you have to be to steal from the owner of Photo Stealers?? I don’t know whether to do a triple facepalm or assume he did it on purpose. Add to that he stole from Christiaan David, who is one of the big names in wedding photography in South Africa, as well – HOW DUMB is this guy??

  • Photo Stealers

    Of COURSE there’s a BOOK about this guy living a lie. http://www.amazon.com/Life-With-Whats-Name-Cautionary-ebook/dp/B00H9WJ76A

    • Just a Girl

      WOW! Thats totally jacked up!

    • Justin Case

      Is it just me or has the bottom dropped out around here lately? Australian serial conmen; English Munchausen by internet sufferers; A Canadian accusing Corey of stealing her own images.

      Doesn’t anyone else miss the simple, white-trash average Georgian photo thief?

      • Lindsay11

        I dunno, were they all so simple? They all had crazy excuses and stories. And a few of them had been to jail. The latest ones just seem to be the twilight zone version of photo stealers lol

      • Photo Stealers

        We’ve had some wild rides in the past but yes, the past few have been interesting.

        • Helena

          I’d favour “bats%*t crazy” over “interesting” myself.

      • spencerphoto

        “White trash Georgian photo thief”?? Way to look ignorant yourself, pal.

        • Justin Case

          humor doesn’t always translate well on the internet. ‘Georgian’ was a reference to all the thieves from that illustrious state that have been outed here. ‘White trash’ just sounds better than ‘criminal liars and frauds.’
          (but since you’re offended – and correct we have had all kinds – I will delightedly edit it for you.

          • Joseph Philbert

            He did not get the joke/reference … He is new lol

          • Michael Goolsby

            well, as I promised earlier, I finally moved out of Georgia myself and now happily live in the beautiful state of Colorado! (In fact, that’s why I’ve been on here so little as of late.) No more white trash Georgia photo Stealers around me!

          • Justin Case

            Congratulations. You’ve missed quite a bit of lunacy, but it’s mostly still all there for you when you get bored.

      • BullShite

        Who would have thought that photo thieves ran the gamut of the DSM? I almost wish I was back in college… this phenomenon would be a GREAT PAPER….

    • Lindsay11

      OMG I want this book for my birthday!

      • Helena

        How much would you laugh if its plagiarised from somewhere else?

        • Lindsay11

          I think that would make it my favorite book ever. Imagine the irony!

  • Photo Stealers

    Since the website links to Robbie Caine and says he’s Robbie Caine I’m going to delete anything relating to the “other” guy for now. I think he’s innocent in this.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Yea …. It looks like he is innocent

  • About and Contact Us pages went down just now.

  • Just so we don;t lose a way to contact him, here was the phone number listed under contact us: 0498 631 598 and the email (a throw away gmail) was DMproductions33@gmail.com

  • Helena

    It’s all down before I even got a proper chance to look.

    • KimJ

      Me too, missed all this – wow that was quick

      • Helena

        Inconsiderate. Haha!

        • KimJ

          hell yeah! 🙂

    • Lindsay11

      haha I hope you got some sleep at least 🙂 And don’t worry, I’m sure there’s more!

      • Helena

        I did thanks. I have no doubt there is a whole barrow load of crazy right around the corner. 😛

  • Photo Stealers

    Not thrilled with how Foto Merchant handled this but at least the images are down. I tried to contact Robbie myself but no response. https://www.facebook.com/Fotomerchant/posts/10152481959447990

    • Joseph Philbert

      Hmmm Fotomercheant is the ISP/Photo CMS?

      • Lindsay11

        That’s a rather casual response isn’t it? “Oh yeah… we looked into it and asked him nicely not to steal and we think he stopped. Sorry.”

        • Helena

          “He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.”

          • Lindsay11

            I was trying to come up with something like, “blessed are the photo makers”, but obviously it wasn’t meant to be taken literally. It could have applied to any manufacturers of art.

            But that would have been far too silly!

      • Justin Case

        that’s what I got yesterday. There is a direct email on this listing:

      • Fotomerchant is a hosting service geared towards photographers kind of like SmugMug or Zenfolio.

        Their response was far more laid back than what I was expecting. My understanding is that SmugMug or Zenfolio would have canceled his account for that type of violation … then again, i don;t know what the Australian equivalent is to the US’s “safe harbour” provisions.

        That kind of response would not have protected fotomerchant under the safe harbour laws in the US.

        • Joseph Philbert

          I agree they were a bit to soft handed … With their kid glove approach

          • Stephen Cotterell

            I’ve added my own comment to their facebook response

          • Lindsay11

            If this guy is for sure Robbie Caine, and it looks like he is, it seems like they oughta spread the word about him*. I notice Fotomerchant posted a peta pixel story about a photographer on Craigslist who wanted to buy wedding photos. So they do seem to care about photographers.

            *Not only that he’s a photo thief, but that he has some mental problems and pretends to be famous people to defraud businesses (and photographers too!) and get women. Did you see this one? http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/direct-male-hide-and-skeet/story-fn6br25t-1226095946016

          • Marc W.

            Is it me, or does Australia love putting articles about people who commit fraud instead of putting them behind bars?

          • Justin Case

            well, better than nothing.

          • Lindsay11

            Well this guy has definitely been sentenced to jail, whether he’s spent time I’m not sure. I think so.

          • Helena

            http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/jail-ends-red-carpet-treatment-skeet/329624/ Given immediate parole? What’s the point of sentencing him to prison in the first place?

          • Lindsay11

            I have no idea. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t his first arrest.

        • Joseph Philbert

          Check out their terms and conditions
          http://fotomerchant.com/about/terms/

  • Just a Girl

    This is one that’s probably had rebranding in place before the website he just pulled was even built! I’m still dumbstruck by that book topic.. What sick bastard!!

  • Lindsay11

    The more I look into it the more I’m convinced your thief is fairly famous. http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/kings-of-stings-the-greatest/9780522858594-item.html

    • Helena

      Oh man! How many books are there about this creep?

    • Just a Girl

      At least in his own mind he is!

  • Justin Case

    I thought this was already here, but if not, his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robbiecaine

    LOVE the fake Oprah photo!

    • Helena

      That dude is creepy as hell!

      • Just a Girl

        Amen Sista!

      • KimJ

        What is it with these people that steal. They are all strange. Mind you , when you steal other peoples work you are not normal.

    • BullShite

      He’s like the Wal-Mart version of Brett Baughman.

  • Helena

    Question on theories:
    Did he steal a butt load of work from Corey because he wanted to draw attention to his crime? Or did he steal a butt load of work from Corey because he’s a complete fruitcake?

    Answers on a postcard…

    • Justin Case

      I go with ‘C. all of the above’

      • Helena

        Yeah I nearly put that as an option but couldn’t be bothered to edit the post. 🙂

    • Lindsay11

      D. He went off his meds again and believes he is Corey.

      • Helena

        LOL! Nearly choked on a bit of carrot there. 😛

        • Lindsay11

          Don’t do that!

          • Helena

            Rest assured, it wasn’t intentional.

      • Just a Girl

        Bahhahahahahaha!

  • Lindsay11

    I was looking through his groups on fb and one of them is sugardaddiesgalore. EW! He has a new photo up that is obviously not stolen but does not have wax Oprah in it.

    And the best part: A group that he might have joined for casting couch purposes is on to him.

    • Just a Girl

      I don’t recall offhand if that’s the specific name of the website he met the girl who wrote a book about her fake relationship with him but it was one of the Sugar Daddy websites. I bought the book and forgot my Kindle at work so can’t check. I’m only about 3 weeks into them meeting and it’s already a train wreck. I noticed it’s a lendable book so once I’m done if anyone wants to “borrow” it I’d let ya. He’s a real piece of work.

      • I wouldn’t mind reading it if you can lend it to me.

        • Just a Girl

          Sure! As soon as I finish it! I really haven’t got much further in it then when I posted this! It’s poorly written and just makes you want to scream! Lol

  • Didnt know this site existed till now. 🙂
    We are industry leaders in Australia and exposed this scammer Brenton Jarrett aka Robbie Caine on 9th May… 3 days after he emerged with this new scam and onto our radar. He began by posting model jobs in our models FB group. After a bit of digging and I spoke to him, we unearthed more lies than we could handle and started warning model groups on social media, then contacted the real owners of his images – which included an agency photographer for Wilhelmina Models in Dubai. He came back with more lies saying Brenton was his twin brother who died last month and threatened legal action.
    FYI – he claims to be on meds too!

    This guy will pop up again and we have huge amounts of info on him, so if anyone needs help feel free to contact direct. dean@aussieelite.com .

  • UPDATE: Brenton Jarrett aka Robbie Caine went to court today and pleaded guilty to many fraud charges. Sentencing next month. Its great for the industry to have a win.

    • Helena

      Excellent. Here’s hoping it stops him reoffending.

    • Lindsay11

      That’s great! Thanks for the updates Dean. 🙂 Do you happen to have a link to the interview?

      • That was Police/court interview, so no. But i hope to have a good link on this to show you soon. 🙂

    • BullShite

      Awesome!

    • ALL KINDS OF AWESOME!
      Any linky-goodness for us?

    • Joseph Philbert

      Wow missed this update

      • Paul G.

        I also missed this update, but oh man, according to the article HE USED THE IDENTICAL TWIN DEFENSE! I’ll still throw my support behind Ariel though, because he didn’t use the evil twin defense, but its nice to see the classics still get used. I hope that one day it will be common enough where we can add it to the bingo card. After that all we need is “Tied original photographer to the railroad tracks” and “the intern tied the original photographer to the railroad tracks” then we should have a classic evil villain edition of the bingo card.

        • Lindsay11

          hahahahahaha I will be first in line for one of those bingo cards!

    • Norman Beer

      Nice!
      Thanks for sharing!

    • captain-confuzzled

      Wow, great news and great work!!!

    • Lindsay11

      Thank you so much Dean for keeping us updated. This has definitely been one of the odder cases here.

  • Just a Girl
    • Lindsay11

      O… M… G!

      “Mr Murray was told in police facts that Jarrett met a girl, 14, on a Sydney-bound train on January 20 in 2012. He said he owned a modelling agency and told her she had the looks to be a model. Jarrett and the teenager exchanged text messages between January 25 and February. He claimed to be Josh Kells from Vexus Modelling and police say the information exchanged amounted to grooming a child under 16 years old. Jarrett was subsequently charged in Victoria with offences relating to the girl and was registered in NSW on the Child Protection Register.”

      I am really glad Photo Stealers could play a small part in helping this person be caught. He seems to be a very sick man who needs help. Preying on children… *gag*

      Thanks for sharing this!

      • BullShite

        It kills me that NO ONE just puts this guy away. Once upon a time, if you were a nut, they locked you up. Albeit most asylums were not the best places at the time, at LEAST it protected innocents from these sickos.

        • Helena

          It scares me that he’s successfully using a mental illness to keep himself out of jail, not once, but multiple times. I really hope they lock him up.

          • Lindsay11

            I’m hoping this time he will be locked up. The judge did say that Brenton Jarret couldn’t blame this on his bipolar because the cons took so much work it would be difficult for a bipolar person to hold it all together. Or… something along those lines. I could look up the direct quote but… it’s too hot.

  • Lindsay11
  • Sorry one more on this fake Robbie Caine loser. He was confronted on TV last night… well worth a look/laugh! Nothing much of his latest fake photographer scam because some is still before the courts.
    http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8857344/australias-crafty-celebrity-conman

    • Just a Girl

      Ok, so I realize that HOW he looks isnt up for debate BUT..damn are you kidding me? Yuuuuuuck! Ya know I am not taking up for this guy at all but somewhere in this whole mess are some women who need to take some personal responsibility for their part. Are they really that desperate that this guy could pull off such a con and they not have some kind of bells going off in warning. Christ! its no wonder there are a world of men out there thinking women in general are just dumb and gullible.

      • BullShite

        Oh my god OZ has an IGA?!
        I think that the desire for something better overrides the natural inclination to be cautious. There are a million reasons this guy should have raised giant red flags (not having designer clothing, or a nice car should have been a few) but people are extremely capable of lying to themselves, and burying themselves in denial…. we’ve seen it here plenty of times with photo stealers who clearly seem to think the fake lives they created are real. (Tasha/Aires being one of the better examples.) I think it’s just another version of shutting down your internal checks and balances for the chance at success.

        • Just a Girl

          Makes damn good sense! AND its easy for :me: to be flippant about it because I’m not in the situation….. even still…… 🙂

          • BullShite

            Hey, I can’t say I feel bad for any of these girls, they should have known better and Investigoogled like any sane person would do!

      • Lindsay11

        You know, I get what you are saying. This is a good warning story! Trust your red flags, they are there for a reason. If a story doesn’t add up then you are missing part of the equation and should move on. If you want to be a model or a weather girl, go through safe channels with professionals. Shortcuts aren’t always good things!

        I just can’t get over him trying to pick up a 14 YEAR OLD CHILD. It makes me gag.

        • Just a Girl

          Yeah, there is just really no doubt the guys is a total P.O.S!

      • Maltese

        And your naive.. Because some girls don’t ask to be sexually assaulted and harmed.. They are vulnerable.. Especially the 12 year old who he convinced could be a model… So you need to watch what your saying and have some empathy.. Your comment is stupid and your helping women keep their moths shut about things that he did to them out of shame.. So honestly you should be ashamed of yourself.

        • Maltese

          Sorry.. 14 year old*

        • Just a Girl

          Oh back the hell up! If you read a few more comments you’ll see I have an issue with the child abuse. The adults he played are responsible for their part in it. Your line of thinking makes anyone who gets played by a smooth talking ass a victim and really they aren’t. There’s a huge line between being raped and conned. From all the articles and the book that I read- they were conned. And to just reiterate- I am talking about the adult women. Go away Troll

    • Yeah, come on girls, seriously!
      Here’s another good story on him that mentions the latest scam.
      http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2325284/serial-conman-tricks-models-with-promises-of-tv-weather-role/?cs=12

    • Joseph Philbert

      When caught red handed there ain’t shit you can say.

    • Lindsay11

      Maybe you can come back and update us with anything you might know we don’t. 🙂

  • Justin Case

    Well, looks like we won’t have old Robbie to kick around for at least the next 14 to 36 months.
    http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2435637/conman-brenton-jarrett-off-to-jail-again/

    So think twice fauxtographers, at least in Australia your fraud can land you in prison.

    • captain-confuzzled

      niiiiiice!

    • Can I laugh now??? Hahahahhahahhahah

  • Just a Girl

    Looks like “Robbie” got a break. YUCK! You can bet HES at it again!
    https://aussiesexoffenders.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/brenton-robert-jarrett/

    • You can’t fix stupid

      At least people know more about him now.