Images by Eire Photography aka Toxic Photography

URL 1:  http://www.photoreflect.com/store/StoreAbout.aspx?p=241581

UR: 2:  http://imagesbyeire.weebly.com/

Facebook:
 https://www.facebook.com/ImagesByEirePhotography

Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/eireimages/images-by-eire/

Boy, this one is a doozie.

This ad captured someone’s attention and from there, the rest is history.   PS – I bet she doesn’t have a permit to use New Orleans City Park for photo sessions. 

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Baby Uncle Sam is originally by Amber Sue Photography.

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The little boy with the flag is originally by Carolyn Ann Ryan.

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The little girl in the headband is by Christina Houser.

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What has been the most eye opening part of all of this is the way that the owner of Images by Eire Photography has reacted to the outing.

Also, watermarked or not, it’s still illegal to steal someone else’s intellectual property.  As a photographer, the moment the shutter is clicked, you own the copyright of the image. 

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Here’s her admitting that while she did use the image, it’s not stealing, that’s totally a different thing.

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So after her comments (there are more but I’m stopping before she starts dropping the f bombs, you can read the whole crazy thread here).  Some members decided to peruse her gallery and shock! There are more stolen images on her page.

Most of the photographers have NOT been contacted by Rachel as of 6/9/13.

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Can’t find the original source but appears to be a before/after from acne medicine NOT Photoshop.

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Another before and after.

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These images are by my friend Jenna Cole whom runs the That Wife blog and are of her son.  What’s creepy is that Jenna did not do the editing on the after… eep.

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Another before and after.

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Again, it appears to be from acne ads.

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This image was posted but Eire removed as soon as this one was posted.  Good thing for screen captures!

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This image is originally from Twin Bridges Photography.

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So after the research my friends did for me, I decided to do some digging on my own.

Let’s start here.

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I can’t find the original source but it is NOT Eire.

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Another ad, another stolen image.  Also seen here on her Pinterest.

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Can’t find the original source.

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  • If you’re going to steal an image from me for your portfolio – at least choose a good one. Yikes! It’s not hard to find a baby with baby acne to practice on if you would like to demonstrate your ability to eliminate acne… take your own picture!

  • doncalifornia

    there weren’t more comments than this?

    • Just a Girl

      I’m thinking the comments were lost in the Tumblr to website move.

    • Melinda Potter

      I was part of the group that outed her and when she wouldn’t oblige and take all the stolen pictures down (not to mention her vulgar behavior). I along with others reported her to PS. Back then PS was still… Well I believe most were to scared to speak up on the blog or somthing. Plus the PS post brought her back to reality enough to apologize, and calm down (aka kiss ass a little). She even contacted me and asked for help with her next ad. “Can you tell me where I can find free to use images for future ads?”
      My answer in short was “yes, I can tell you. you are a photographer. Make them”

      • Melinda Potter

        Scared?: I even used an alias back then because of how vile these people can be. I had had some that took to my websites and my page with their horribleness. It’s not nice when your family, friends and followers read posts with vulgar language cussing you out. But, with time. I realized when you are right, you are right, and you need to openly handle things in an honest way. This blog has helped people fight against theft and the people who steal creative work, and it has helped all of us who happen upon it know that people out there have our backs. A big thank you again PS. I could hug you 🙂

        • Photo Stealers

          Awwwwww hugs back to you!

  • linas

    face retouch of acnes was made by me, I got permission to use photo for video as tutorial.. and someone stoled .. crazy

  • Just a Girl

    HAHAH I just read the link P.S put up above… all I can say is Someone forgot to take their meds… HOW crazy is THAT!

    • Melinda Potter

      It was super crazy. One of her friends even resorted to taking our photos and using them as his profile pictures and as statuses to “prove” there was nothing wrong with it. Meanwhile she’s laughing under each post he made on his page. It was some teeth grinding crap, let me tell ya lol

  • Just a Girl

    I just really have a hard time believing that this thief went from stealing photos to actually taking the photos on her FB!

    • Lindsay11

      Her about me is pinging back plagiarized. It’s only one line and maybe they just both thought of the same thing. Should we give her credit?

      Also I am almost impressed. Her fb seems to actually have friends – things are liked and commented on more than twice. That is quite different from the other stealers I’ve seen.

    • Lindsay11

      Looks like she has another photography website. https://www.facebook.com/toxic1photography Seems to have been started about a month or so after she was called out last June.

      • Just a Girl

        lol! I hadn’t looked at that one but I doubt she did the Boudoir on there

        • Lindsay11

          I haven’t had time to look at many but the few I did didn’t come back stolen. However, I’m not really familiar with this stealer.

          Although I did read that terrible thread where her now fiancee (or then fiancee I dunno) went all white knight.

    • Melinda Potter

      yep, it took her quite a while to understand, but once she did… Yeah, I honestly don’t think THIS one is going to steal ever again. Or have her friends and/or family come and defend her if she does anything wrong. LOL they sure did make things messy. It had to have been quite embarrassing for her to see them behave the way they did in her name. oops… Note to future stealers: Don’t go on your photography and personal Facebook page and NOT tell the whole story, and invite and encourage everyone to defend your honor. It won’t end well

      • Just a Girl

        Seriously? I don’t think all of the photos on her pages are hers at all. In fact there are 2 in her cover photos that arent.

        • Helena

          Yeah, the hearts and the baubles both flagged up on google.

        • Melinda Potter

          I’m just not seeing what you are seeing. Maybe later when I have to time I’ll get on my computer and have a closer look at things