Jacob Dylan Photography in Los Angeles, CA

Website:  http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JacobDylanPhotography?filter=1
Wedding Wire:  http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/jacob-dylan-photography-marina-del-rey/8979b9240116ada2.html
Sky Bride:  http://skybride.com/vendors/jacob-dylan-photography

The opening image and gallery appear to be Jacob’s.  The blog, majority of Facebook and all online ads are not.

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  • LoLTonelica

    Wow. Someone had the audacity to steal from the photographers from SLR Lounge? A well known resource/review site for photographers? What an IDIOT!

    • OtterMatt

      My dad was right, all those years ago. You really can’t fix stupid. Who knew?

  • Aaron Lee

    You just cost me 35 dollars, Jacob.

    • Just a Girl

      I recall you saying something about a $50 bounty for a CA stealer. This is the 2nd one since that comment!

      • Aaron Lee

        I paid 50 total for both…lol the first one wasn’t a real photographer…lol

        Of course they’re both from SoCal… (NorCal snob here…)

    • Joseph Philbert

      Why?

      • Just a Girl

        cause this one is from Cali. Aaron has been after Corey to find one for awhile,

  • KimJ

    FB pics are going down fast

  • captain-confuzzled

    George R, if you are reading this, the best thing you can do is take down all the photos you have stolen and contact the photographers and offer them compensation for use of their photos. You work for a media company. It is going to be pretty hard to make the case that you “didn’t know” about copyright issues. **note to cult members – this post will make total sense to people close to the photo stealer – or it will just show I’m way too deep into the vodka popcorn and making stuff up – we’ll see which lol **

    • Just a Girl

      I just saw the business license… so the name is just a jazzed up eye catcher?

      • captain-confuzzled

        sure looks like it

    • Joseph Philbert

      He removed just about all of 2013 images from the facebook page.

    • Joseph Philbert

      You found his real name? then why use Jacob Dylan??

      • Justin Case
        • Just a Girl

          this is not him. This is the REAL Jakob Dylan. Bob Dylans son.

          • Justin Case

            Doh! You caught me! I just thought it was funny, and when I googled looking for a photo – even with the wrong spelling, Dylan Jr. is who came up.

            (Note to self: do not name a company with the same name as someone famous… tends to confuse people)

          • Just a Girl

            LOL Yeah I kept running into that last night when I was finding a few links. Until his child popped up I actually wondered if he wasn’t using the name Jacob Dylan in order to confuse people considering hes in the L.A. area.

  • Just a Girl

    wow! his Blog is basically ALL of their Blog! ARGH!!!!

    • Joseph Philbert

      Plagerized

  • Just a Girl
  • Just a Girl
    • Lindsay11

      every photo I check there goes back to lin and jirsa too! Maybe he just wishes he were lin and jirsa! Did he even steal from anyone else? That makes checking easier I guess…

  • Just a Girl
  • Joseph Philbert

    Oh GOODY this guys has been to my side of the country … and a local photographer wrote about it.

    • Justin Case

      Joseph, look closely. It says ‘you might also consider’ indicating that the review at bottom is for a completely separate photography team.

      • captain-confuzzled

        I HATE the way they do that! catches me every time, and I’m sure it confuses customers

        • Joseph Philbert

          Yea they got me LOL

  • Joseph Philbert

    Did some digging and investigoogling I thing I found is personal facebook account.
    https://www.facebook.com/mike.richman3

    • Joseph Philbert

      Dam he got some nice gear if thats him..

      • BullShite

        Well we all know that nice gear is all it takes to become a professional photographer! 😉

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Why doesn’t he list his Canon gear? Many of the pictures on his page are shot with Canon.

      • Photo Stealers

        He lists that he works for Sony, perhaps it is company gear?

    • Justin Case

      If that’s him, he subscribes to both follows Gary Fong’s facebook and is in WPPI facebook group. He should certainly have heard about this site by now.

    • Big Ron

      Pic of him with Jerry Ghionis for his profile pic.

      • Lindsay11

        Hey Big Ron, thanks for pointing that out. I’ve never heard of Jerry Ghionis so I had to look him up. It seems he is pretty well known and “one of the top five wedding photographers”! http://jerryghionisblog.com/portfolio/ So the question is, what is he doing with our friend George and does he know how much of a thief George is?

        • Joseph Philbert

          Well we can message him and politely ask 🙂

          • Lindsay11

            Well, I’m not sure it actually matters lol I was just typing out loud, I suppose. I am enjoying that gallery though. So many lovely pictures! There are some mildly NSFWish photos.

          • He probably was at a seminar i would say

  • Lindsay11
    • Lindsay11

      Here’s another link http://www.weddingbee.com/wedding-vendor/jacob-dylan-photography?tab=vendor-portfolio#axzz33rSJbcMv he sure like lin and jirsa doesn’t he? I can’t say I blame him, beautiful photos he’s stolen!

    • Guest

      Oh the irony!!!! from that second website that you listed.

      Hahaha. I guess he didn’t want anybody to steal his photos

    • Oh the irony!

      From that second link you left.

      I guess he didn’t want dodgy people to steal his photos. Hahahaha

      http://i.imgur.com/YCZMFxI.jpg

      • Ooops. It copied the image many times.

      • Lindsay11

        haha This seems to be a common thing with photo thieves! I guess they know how easy it is to steal so they don’t want it to happen to their freshly stolen loot.

        BTW, did the image not look like it was loading? Sometimes it seems like the image disappears in the chat box, so if you keep loading it, you get 15 images. Yes I have done that before LOL

        • No it didn’t and it did it also before I logged in, then I tried to delete but once it is in it doesn’t really delete the images and I think that trying to edit the post just makes it worse.

  • Guest

    Actually there is someone else listed as director of that LLC

  • Actually there is someone else listed as director of that LLC

    http://www.corporationwiki.com/California/Marina-del-Rey/george-richman/138714649.aspx

    http://www.corporationwiki.com/California/Marina-del-Rey/kim-richman/138714910.aspx

    And I really think this is the person as well

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/–EA2oDKsjgA/UAh8HZhfKKI/AAAAAAAAABg/QmMjhQW2_ZI/w576-h577-no/IMG_0211.jpg

    And I found a link to a valuation of a place owned by GEORGE M AND KIMBERLY RICHMAN but I won’t post it as I don’t think it relates to the photo stealing

    • Lindsay11

      His full name is George Michael Richman so that’s him. Nice investagoogling!

      • Joseph Philbert

        I found … fb account earlier.

    • Lindsay11

      Have you used that site before? I just noticed there was a … I guess a made up name or a placeholder or something in his company.
      Caaphotography and it connects to other photographers too. http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2al5ad/caaphotography OR is that just CA as in California with an extra a? If that makes sense. Anyways, what do you think?

      • I have used before relating to some queries in GA. They list the registered members of the companies. In the USA a registered LLC can be a member of another LLC. So I guess Caaphotography is probably another company. Or one more level of distributing the income of the Jacob Dylan Photography.

        I didn’t really check on Caaphotography or Caa that also appears as an inactive member.

        • I tried checking on Caaphotography and it appears as member in too many photography related businesses. No Idea what it is or why is listed in those businesses.

          Best bet would be to try to find the articles of organisation but I can’t reach that far.

    • BullShite

      So I am looking through this guys friend’s list, and on it is this legitimate photographer Aydin who does Aydin Productions….. even he didn’t seem to notice his buddy is a big fat FAAAKER!!

      • Lindsay11

        I see a lot of photographers on his friends’ list but, I think if you’re randomly scrolling through your facebook feed and every so often you see George Michael’s images it probably wouldn’t pop out as fake. Once you go in and see all his photos in a massive lump it is much easier to pick out. There’s probably some term for this … nothing is coming to mind now though.

    • Just a Girl
  • BullShite

    Jacob Dylan is his kid I think?
    That makes a little more sense…. sort of.

    • BullShite

      You know what…. this is actually kind of sick. Name it after the kid, KNOWING YOU ARE A LYING THIEF, and not yourself? Who does that? I mean, if I named a business after even my DOG I would have that business be a model of integrity, and responsibility, and honesty…. I mean, how friggin’ immoral and crude!

      I DO NOT GET THESE PEOPLE!!!

    • Lindsay11

      That makes more sense than him being a huge fan of this song! (BTW good job blocking out the kid, truly.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzyfcys1aLM&feature=kp

      • BullShite

        LOL!
        (I get just sick of these thieves coming in here and making these b.s. claims that we are posting ANY information on their kids (despite everything being public because of THEM) when it’s not true, and no one here has any ill will toward any innocent kid, who’s already got enough to deal with when they have parents/guardians who are morally bankrupt, liars, and frauds.)

    • Joseph Philbert

      oooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh

  • Lindsay11

    I really like graphs! No one has been to his page for almost 3 weeks. He gets posted here and BAM 16 before 6am. Too bad it’s for the wrong reasons. https://www.facebook.com/JacobDylanPhotography/likes

  • Lindsay11

    I found another page for him. Has it been mentioned that he lifted the words from lin and jirsa too, not just the photos? http://gayweddings.com/vendors/?e-detail=1&vid=8979b9240116ada2 Here’s lin and jirsa’s page for comparison. http://www.linandjirsa.com/our-photography-style/ (Just A Girl and Joesph did in fact note this! But here’s extra proof)

    And if you want some fun, look how many other people have lifted these words!! I guess when you are good people REALLY want to steal from you! (I am also sad that David Bowie Photography isn’t the real Bowie.) https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22are%2Bcreative%2C%2Bclean%2Band%2Bcrisp.%2B%2BThey%27re%2Bromantic%2C%2Bfun%22&cd_min=1%2F1%2F2000&cd_max=1%2F1%2F2015&source=lnt&tbs=cdr%3A1&gws_rd=ssl

    • Lindsay11

      I found another one for him. I guess these are like… yelp for weddings? http://www.eventwire.com/b/jacob-dylan-photography-marina-del-rey-ca/8979b9240116ada2/about Nicole has left reviews for him in at least 3 of these places. Maybe someone can find proof that George photographed Nicole and Aaron’s wedding?
      Nicole ,
      Wedding:
      11/11/2012

      ETA Oh yeah, he plagiarized this one too, from Rob Greer Photography. I’m looking for that link. It’s sort of a mashup between here http://www.robgreer.com/blog/2009/07/wedding-photographer-promise/ and http://solarisphotography.com/bio/

    • Someone should get the original owner of the photos to contact gayweddings.com

      “NOTIFICATION OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

      If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that
      constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on
      this Site or on sites hosted by Themis, Inc, please provide
      GayWeddings.com with a Notice containing the following elements:

      1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to
      act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that has allegedly been
      infringed;
      2. Identification of the copyrighted work or a list of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed;

      3. Identification of the allegedly infringing material and information
      reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
      4. Contact information for the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, email address;

      5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that
      use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the
      copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
      6. A statement that the
      information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of
      perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of
      the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

      GayWeddings.com’s Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

      By mail: Kathryn Hamm
      President
      Themis, Inc.
      1100 N. Glebe Road
      Suite 1010
      Arlington, VA 22201 USA

      Online: customerservice {a} gayweddings.com

      THE COPYRIGHT AGENT SHOULD BE CONTACTED ONLY IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR
      WORK HAS BEEN USED OR COPIED IN A WAY THAT CONSTITUTES COPYRIGHT
      INFRINGEMENT AND SUCH INFRINGEMENT IS OCCURRING ON THIS SITE OR ON SITES
      LINKED TO FROM THIS SITE. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES DIRECTED TO THE COPYRIGHT
      AGENT WILL NOT BE RESPONDED TO. – See more at: http://gayweddings.com/about-us/terms-of-service/#sthash.bZhgLoIS.dpuf

      • Lindsay11

        I imagine that if someone emailed them this page they would have no choice but to remove the listing. It shouldn’t need to be the original photographer to show Kathryn Hamm that Jacob Dylan Photography isn’t even a real photographer.

        • I contacted wedding wire and another one they replied to me saying that the owner of the copyright needs to contact them.

          “Hi

          Thanks for your comment. The owner of the photos can file a DMCA Notice with WeddingWire and we will investigate copyright infringement on our site.

          If you or someone you know needs to file a DMCA Notice with us against another vendor, please see section 9 of our Terms of Use:
          http://www.weddingwire.com/corp/legal/terms-of-use

          If you have any further copyright questions, please feel free to contact 8privacy@weddingwire.com directly.

          Have a great weekend!”

          I thought it was a bit poor top be honest.

          • Lindsay11

            Poor top indeed!
            “Here’s proof someone stole that man’s watch Ms Police Officer.” “Oh, yeah I can see he obviously stole that watch. Oh well, I’m not going to do anything until that man complains.”

          • I left a comment in the original photographer facebook but can’t do any note than that I’m afraid.

            I would have thought that there was enough evidence for them to take down the vendor page but….

          • Lindsay11

            Well, maybe if someone wants to leave a note on wedding wire’s facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/WeddingWire I’m not sure if that’s the best way to go, but it’s an option? Lin and Jirsa probably have better things to do on a June weekend than deal with this little guy. But Wedding Wire’s attitude is confusing and not at all good public relations.

          • Their answer that I posted here was a reply to a comment I left in their facebook page.

            Even if they are not being helpful and after being shown evidence are not doing much we can’t go after them. They are not the bad guy here. But if I lived in the USA and was a wedding photographer I would think twice before paying to promote my services in their page because I don’t agree with some of their business practices.

            In my opinion they should do their best to protect the interests of real professionals and hence to protect the industry that they belong to. I guess I would have expected more of them after reading their terms and conditions.

          • Lindsay11

            Oh so you did! Sorry about that.

            I don’t think anyone should “go after them” either. But if I were planning a wedding I wouldn’t use them. I mean, how can I know any of the photographers listed there are legit?

          • Joseph Philbert

            Usually when we contact wedding wire they remove the post …. Eventually

          • I contacted them and what I put here is what they replied.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    He deleted the FB page.

    • BullShite

      Well that is a first step at least….of course, admitting it and apologizing would be the next two…. just in case you are reading George Michael, and we all know you are.
      If you are going to name your business after your kid, you might NOT want to make it a FRAUDULENT LIE.

      BE A REAL ROLE MODEL AND MAN-UP.

      • Joseph Philbert

        I think he will be a quiet deleter saying nothing, but removes the images mentioned.

        • Pity for jacob dylan photography that this page will probably be top hit whenever someone search for his business

          • U Really That Dumb?

            I’m sure George Michael Photography will pop to the top as well.

  • captain-confuzzled

    you guys are totally on it, but just throwing out there that during my insomnia last night I was able to verify that the street address for the company and the person are the same (generally speaking, as it is a complex of sorts)

  • captain-confuzzled

    Blog link is gone from website

    • Lindsay11

      So did this guy ever actually take photographs? I didn’t see any that weren’t stolen. Does he even own a camera?

      • Justin Case

        from what I can tell, he had a Canon 5D mkII in 2012 and now is using a Nikon D4.

        • Lindsay11

          I know he removed a lot before I woke up the night this was posted so maybe he removed pictures he actually took. Those don’t sound like starter cameras (are they? forgive me if they are!) so … where are all the pictures he actually took? It’s sorta amazing how bare everything is, you know what I mean? I feel like we missed something and there is more out there.

          • BullShite

            By all appearances the guy has money. Not super rich or anything…but where he lives in Cali is not a dump by any means, it’s actually quite nice by the standards out there. My guess would be that if he doesn’t have access to the camera equip. via his job, he could afford it as a gift to himself.

          • captain-confuzzled

            just a silly aside – the use of “cali” is cringe-worthy to native Californians – really, I just did a shiver here lolololol

          • BullShite

            Don’t worry, it’s laziness, not any starry-eyed misconceptions of the magic and wonder of the State. I get dragged out there several times a year….it’s not my kind of place. 😉

          • Lindsay11

            LOL so did I. I’d also like to add, though I realize it’s just my own pet peeve, the Bay Area isn’t Northern California! It’s like… middle CA. When you can start in the Bay Area and drive 8-10 hours north without hitting Ore… you can’t possibly be North!

            OK. I feel better now.

        • Joseph Philbert

          No one goes from 5dMklll with great Lenses and moves nikon d4 after in such a way

          • Lindsay11

            LOL! OK I looked them up. The first costs $3000 and the second $400. That is funny.

            But didn’t we decide the Canon stuff was because of his work? We also know he doesn’t have a Leica https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200913828397090&set=a.1063452675676.2010434.1506763618&type=1&theater

            I know this doesn’t matter in the long run, I just find it very curious. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually seen a photo he has taken and it’s odd.

          • I think he meant from 5d Mk3 to d4 which is what he had in the photo of all the gear and no, they are not amateur cameras, maybe some amateurs buy the 5dm3 but I don’t think many amateurs would buy the d4

          • U Really That Dumb?

            If you go to the Nikon FB page you’ll find countless amateurs with D800’s, D3’s, & D4’s. Just the other day there was someone with a D4 asking what settings they should use to shoot a wedding.

          • Well I wouldn’t really go to the nikon page as I don’t shoot with nikon. I just say that not many amateurs spend $8000 on a d4. As I said not many but there are still some doctors and lawyers that buy them.

            The only one that I once saw was when I was shooting a documentary in South America, this lady came up to me with a 1Dx to ask me which settings she should use to shoot a glaciar. She said that she thought her camera was broken because my 5d2 was taking better photos.

            I offered to swap my camera for hers plus $200 and she didn’t accept. Nor even a straight swap. Go figure! Hahahaha.

            I grabbed her camera took a photo for her and when she saw the results she said “Don’t change anything” I didn’t and she just walked away. I stood there in disbelief shaking my head. Hahaha.

            So yes there are amateurs that buy 1d and d4 but they are not very common.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Not once have I had anyone take that offer! Heck, I’d give you $1000 & a 5DIII for a D4.

            For some reason the Nikon page is more extreme than the Canon page, but both are like watching train wrecks in slow motion.

          • I was actually asking her to give me the 1dx and $200! She was saying that her camera was broken and I was just trying to be nice and not letting her go home with rubbish photos after spending all that money to go to the Patagonia. Hahahahaha.

            In all honesty this lady I ran into would have been better of with a 5d because at least she would have had the green mode. The closest she had in the 1Dx was P and we all now that P is only for professionals. Hahaha.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            What? I thought it was for People! Damn, I’ve been doing it wrong all these years!

          • Helena

            It doesn’t matter if it’s a 1D or a rebel, it’s frustrating as hell when people don’t know how to change the settings on their camera.

          • doncalifornia

            Good gravy

          • Lindsay11

            OH! I see what happened, google autocorrected D4 to D40. Sorry for my confusion! D4 is like $6000 and now that all makes sense. Thanks for the help 🙂

          • Joseph Philbert

            D40 makes sense.

          • Lindsay11

            Well, I’m glad it makes sense to someone! 😉

          • Joseph Philbert

            If I had that type of Nikon gear I would not use a canon for any reason . Even for work.

        • captain-confuzzled

          It looks like Marielle uses Canon, so that might be relevant

  • Justin Case

    OK, found something interesting. If you look closely at what is left of his ‘Jacob Dylan’ website, George Michael has a grand total of TWO weddings. There is one in the ‘Portfolio’ section which is of a couple named ‘Kristina and Chris’ who allegedly got married at Arista Winery on 22 Sept 2012 (although the Exif date the file was created was on the 02 of Sept)

    Trouble is, that wedding is also being claimed by the photographer Mariel Hayes: http://www.mariellehayes.com/2012/10/photographer/weddings/kristina-chris-arista-winery-wedding/

    Now, either one of two things make sense to me: George Michael/Jacob Dylan was a guest or 2nd shooter at the wedding and made his own remarkably similar images to Mariel. OR they were both at a wedding ‘event’ staged and styled as an opportunity for photographers to practice and make portfolio images (I’ve never actually been to one of these things, but I’ve heard that they exist)

    • captain-confuzzled

      Great digging! very interesting for sure..

      • captain-confuzzled

        seems to be a real wedding. The bride has one of the photos George is claiming on her FB page. I notice that Marielle’s pics have watermark on the bride’s FB page, this one doesn’t.

    • Lindsay11

      I slept in today (yay me!) but have you contacted Marielle? With George’s history of theft there’s really no reason to give him the benefit of the doubt. It looks like the same exact photo in the same exact spot. Only George photoshopped it to make it look… I dunno what his idea was there, Marielle’s obviously looks nicer to me.

      I have seen made up weddings for photographers to practice too. I believe that Marcus stole a photo from one such event. I think it was Rebecca Elison’s. The main difference there was that there was no crowd of people watching, it was the actors acting out the wedding and being a cute couple.

      Now if you can find the wedding of Nicole and Aaron 11/11/12, you’ll have found the person who is leaving all the good reviews on George’s yelp pages and prove that wasn’t George himself.

      • The only strange thing here is that his version is not cropped and her version is. So he had access to a full version of this image at some stage

        • Lindsay11

          Interesting. I hadn’t noticed the crop, I was looking at the timing of people clapping hands and stuff. You have a very good eye! It is possible she had uploaded a full version at some earlier point. It is possible he was a second shooter for a friend 500 miles away. I wonder if Justin asked Marielle? I don’t want to bombard a stranger with emails during wedding time. But she can tell us what happened and if he did take it, she probably would like to know.

        • Helena

          Could it have been a straight out of camera sneak preview posted to Facebook?

          • Facebook strips all the Exif data and if you pull the image from his website it has all the data.

            85mm
            5d markII
            f/2.5
            1/4000s
            ISO 100

            I can’t pull any exif from the lady photographer’s version.

          • Helena

            I’m kind of leaning towards him being a guest or second shooter at that wedding.

          • But why a professional would use the photo in her page if he was a guest?

            I think he could have been a legit second shooter in this case.

            Let me try to pull the exif from another photo in his website and compare camera serials. I don’t really have another explanation for this one.

          • Justin Case

            I agree. Originally, I was checking other images, and the one above is the only EXACT duplicate that appears on both websites. As you mentioned, the only difference is the crop and resizing, otherwise, it’s the same file.

          • Helena

            Do you think it’s a case of not wanting to play second fiddle any more but not having an adequate portfolio with which to sell himself?

      • Justin Case

        His file is actually less processed than Marielle’s. I really believe he had the original full-size file at some point.

        An email with a link to this page has been sent.

        • Lindsay11

          That is interesting. I hope Marielle can clear it up for us. Thanks for contacting her.

          You may have actually found a picture George himself took, Justin! You win this round.

          • Justin Case

            oh, I wouldn’t go that far! Even if he was the second shooter, if it was work-for-hire he would have to have Marielle’s permission to use it for his own advertising.

          • Lindsay11

            In that case, I will hang on to this prized country ham until we can figure this out. At any rate, it is an interesting mystery.

            So if one is a second shooter you STILL have to have permission to use it, even if one took the photo them self?

          • Usually it falls under work for hire.

            Kind of complicated but have a read:

            http://digital-photography-school.com/second-shooter-photography-legal/

          • Lindsay11

            Hey thanks for that! I enjoyed that and I understand this much better now. Also this made me laugh…

            “Some photographers put delivery schedule in the contract, and some don’t. I put it in, not because I feel the need to tell you how much time you have to get your images to me after the event, but to make sure you understand that I will hide your car keys in the bushes if need be to ensure you go absolutely nowhere before clearing your memory cards onto my laptop.”

          • doncalifornia

            Just depends on the arrangement. I have been second-shooting for about 5 years, and I have in all cases but one had permission to use my photos for self-promotion, with the caveat that I state clearly who I was working for while shooting. That also includes the understanding that the photos are distinctly different than the primary’s. In other words I can’t roll up to something he or she have set up and posed, take a few of my own, and then post something nearly identical to the official photographer! Duh. I would only be able to post work that I’m hired to get, images that the primary generally can’t because they can’t be in two places at once. It is otherwise really confusing if the couple sees photos of their wedding on the sites of other photographers. That’s not good for the primary, and it goes against the mission of a second.

          • Lindsay11

            Still waiting to give out this ham! :p I am also waiting to see an image George himself took. There has to be at least one out there.

          • Guest
          • Lindsay11

            I suppose it is possible. When you hold your mouse over the photo does a date pop up like it does in this screenshot? Does that date match and/or have anything to do with the exif?

          • Not really.

            Most gallery plugins for web pages allow you to put a custom bubble thingy when the mouse is over the image, sometimes if you don’t use it they just show the file name.

        • Helena

          She’s replied above. He wasn’t a second. :/

      • BullShite

        This guy has a bunch of legit photographers on his private page, and one that acknowledges him as a photographer asking if he got royalties for a profile pic. Perhaps he’s been a second-shooter for one of them at some point?

    • Joseph Philbert

      Interesting

    • As I replied below it is srange that his version is basically a full size image and the other one is cropped. He had access to the original file at some stage or to an uncropped version.

      Maybe he was a second shooter at this wedding.

      • Justin Case

        Second shooter is really the only legitimate explanation. Or else he managed to get the image a year and a half ago when it was uploaded originally. Who knows, maybe he’s a friend of the bride or groom?

        • The official photographer wouldn’t have put an unfinished image online I would think.

          Misterious. Hahaha just one more ingredient in this case. At least we can’t say that Jacob Dylan Photography (George Michael) hasn’t been a good entertainer.

    • Also I just noticed that M. Hayes posted this in October not September but that doesn’t say much as it sounds right. About 4 weeks to have photos edited and have permission from the couple to appear in a blog.

      But still can’t pull exif from the photos on her page.

      • captain-confuzzled

        per groom’s FB page, wedding was Sept 2, 2012

  • Well digging up in his website I found that he didn’t delete the images, only the links to them.

    I found at least three different cameras exif info in his pages and the ones with the exif showing a D4 actually list the copyright as his and show that they were edited in Lightroom 5. So the information could have been added afterwards but I am not familiar with Nikon Exif.

    If anyone here is using firefox install the Exif viewer extention and then you only need to right click on the images to pull the exif data.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/exif-viewer/?src=search

    And here I will leave the links to all the images he still has hosted so you can have some fun reading exif and maybe you can learn something new:

    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/

    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/

    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/

    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/

    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/

    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/

    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/

    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/

    I did not make any screen captures or saved anything, so if someone wants to do it please go ahead.

    • Lindsay11

      Wow, thanks, I may have to switch to Firefox just so I can play around with that.

      So he was just waiting for the heat to die down before he popped those stolen images back out, eh? Nice one, George!

      • Can’t really say that he was just waiting for the dust to settle, only that I found the images still hosted online. Assumptions are a double edge sword.

    • Killroy™

      Anyone notice the copyright for this image?

      http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/05.jpg

      That is a well known San Francisco area photographer.

      • Joseph Philbert
        • Killroy™

          So… did Fizzah work for them as their team? They have lots of photographers. Nice team.

          • Lindsay11

            I’m not sure who Fizzah is? Jacob Dylan Photography is George Michael Richman. He’s stolen photos mostly from Lin and Jirsa (almost all the photos and words on his pages are from there), but also from Marielle Hayes. He mostly definitely stole the photos and does not work with them.

          • Killroy™

            The above picture has an EXIF © of Fizzah Raza who is a photog in the SF area and has a web site at http://fizzahraza.com/

            Both web sites have the same © info on the EXIF.

          • Lindsay11

            Oh, I see! Well I don’t imagine lin and jirsa stole the photo, so I am assuming Fizzah did shoot for them.

            I’m sorry, with stealers they some times use multiple names/personlities and I though Fizzah was one we hadn’t uncovered yet! haha

          • Helena

            If you run a quick google search on Lin & Jirsa and Fizzah Raza, she is a second shooter for them and is thanked in blog posts.

          • Killroy™

            Thanks, that makes sense. My google kung-fu failed me on that one.

          • Helena

            She also shot this pic from that blog post having had a quick look (not that quick – lol) through. http://www.linandjirsablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/04-capri-laguna-beach-wedding.jpg

  • Marielle Hayes

    Hi everyone! I am Marielle Hayes-the one who Jacob Dylan stole photos from. I’ve read through the discussion board below so I thought I would clarify some questions. I have no idea who this guy is-he definitely was not my second shooter that day. The wedding was in September of 2012 and I was the main photographer. I am going to contact Wedding Wire & also send a message to this scumbag about stealing my photos! Any other measures I should take? I’ve never had this happen before. Thanks everyone!

    • You should send him an invoice for the use of your images. I would consider to make it the full price that you charge for a wedding as he basically used the whole event as his own.

      It would be nice if you were to sue him.

      I think people on this page would be willing to contribute to any legal fees because everyone believes that having a case go through the court system would send a nice and firm message to photo stealers all around.

      • Marielle Hayes

        It Marielle again! I have a friend who is a lawyer so I’m planning on talking to him tomorrow.

        Most of the photos he stole are from my blog but it appears that a few of them also come from the bride’s Facebook album where she posted about 200 of her favorite wedding photos. I’m positive that he doesn’t know the bride…and even if he did, they still aren’t his photos! Anyhow, I will keep you all posted!

        • Helena

          Thanks for clearing that up! I hope you get some results and he takes the images down.

        • Hello Marielle.

          If you never posted those images unedited in your blog it is highly unlikely that he got then from there or from the bride’s facebook page.

          There are a couple of reasons for me to believe that:

          -The images as they are in your blog are cropped and edited differently to the ones he used. He couldn’t have created what was already cropped out.

          -The images he put still have the exif data intact and yours have been stripped before posting. With that I mean that in the images he posted we can get all the data from the camera used to capture the image. Everything from the exposure time, f stop, time and date, lens used down to the serial number of the camera.

          Facebook strips the images of the exif data even more than the images in your blog which we can still see were edited with photoshop cs6.

          It is sort of important that you establish were did these images were when he got hold of them because it will help you to secure the weaknesses in your work flow.

          The only other scenario that I can think of without knowing your workfkow is if you have outsourced the editing at some stage and he somehow got the images by either stealing them or having them given to him by a retoucher.

          I am not saying that any of these two scenarios are real but it would be worth investigating them as you really don’t want your images finding their way out. So far the two possibilities you have thought off are not very likely because of the cropping and exif.

          I hope you can find the truth and that you achieve something by contacting this guy. Maybe he can explain himself how he got the photos to begin with.

          • Helena

            The images are on the bride’s Flickr account with the exif data intact.

          • Mystery solved!!!

          • Helena

            Here’s the one that caused all the confusion. Can’t take credit as Lindsay11 pointed me there!

            https://www.flickr.com/photos/85336808@N05/8146324380/

          • Lindsay11

            hahaha I had no idea that was the answer to this mess. We work so well together Helena hahaha

          • Helena

            I didn’t notice that the picture was uncropped until just now. I was looking at the EXIF data, but didn’t take long to find the source of the uncropped image.

          • Lindsay11

            Go you!

    • Lindsay11

      Marielle, thanks for coming by and clearing that up for us. I am so sorry you have been stolen from! A good place to start, until you can speak with your friend, is here http://www.photoattorney.com/help-ive-been-infringed/ You can send a DMCA and I also suggest an invoice.

      Please do consider suing. Each infringement is worth up to $150,000. Good luck!

  • Only home and contact left in the webpage.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      It’s all still there (like the pictures you found), just hidden.
      He’s seriously thinking of rebranding!
      http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/portfolio

      • Had seen that but I was thinking maybe to withhold the info to give it to Marielle. Maybe screen captures are needed.

  • Lindsay11

    Here’s another page for him. Still using Lin and Jirsa photos. Still using Lin and Jirsa words. http://www.iwedplanner.com/wedding-photographers-ca-marina-del-rey/jacob-dylan-photography

    I did find this page interesting because there was no attempt at hiding his real name. http://www.photoserve.com/portfolios.php?company_id=35154 ETA notice the email, I don’t think I’ve seen that. californiaweddings@photographer.net

  • Graham Crichton

    Just seen this and it made me laugh. Not only has he stolen photos from people he has also stolen his logo! Just do a Google search for JD Sports (it was a large chain sports superstore in the UK that went in to administration). His “JD” is from their logo…

    • captain-confuzzled

      OMG!!!! Is there anything real about this guy?

      • BullShite

        Yeah, he’s a REAL entitled Mamma’s boy douchebag!

    • Lindsay11

      HAHAHA! OMG! Oh, thank you, that was hysterical!
      http://replygif.net/i/820.gif

    • Helena

      I have been looking at that thinking it looks familiar. Lol!

      • Lindsay11

        Helena, check your other folder on facebook LOL

    • Joseph Philbert

      We need to stop digging now … This is getting ridiculous

    • Joseph Philbert

      There is no …and I mean no variation to the logo in anyway. He copied and pasted it. Trademark violation is very very expensive. Anyone contact JD Sports yet? I can promise you he will hear from their lawyers real quick.

      • Helena

        I think JD went bust. :/

        • Alison

          They did go bust but I believe they were bought out. They’re still going online at the least.

          http://www.jdsports.co.uk/

    • Joseph Philbert

      Images of JD Sports

  • Only home left in his webpage.

    • Just a Girl

      Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd all that’s left is one photo! Whats THAT say! Haha! Oh and a stolen logo!

      • Lindsay11

        That’s interesting because the couple on the contact page was the same couple that’s in the photo that is left. So… if he took the contact photo down because it was stolen then the main page photo is stolen too. Maybe he just took it down so no one would contact him and call him a thief :p

    • Joseph Philbert

      So he is reading this page..hmmmm I guess its time to me to contact JD sports legal team 🙂

      From their website…
      3. OUR RIGHTS IN THE WEBSITE
      The copyright and other ownership rights (known as “Intellectual Property Rights”) in this Website and its contents (including design, text, logos, trade names, graphics, software and any other material) are owned by Us or Our licensors. You must not yourself or allow anyone else to publish, copy, distribute or modify any of the content of this Website (© JD Sports Fashion Plc 2003-2013. All Rights Reserved.) Anyone may view this Website and print pages from it for personal use only, for browsing Our products and placing an Order with Us. Any other use is strictly prohibited without Our prior written consent. You must not make any copy of any material from the Website for any business related use whatsoever.

      You must not in any way copy, reproduce or use any trademarks, logos or brand names which appear on the Website. Linking to Our Website on other websites is at Our discretion and We may require that You stop providing links to Our Website at any time.

      We may use any information which you upload to Our Website as We decide and We may also disclose that information to a third party.

      • I love this:
        “Linking to Our Website on other websites is at Our discretion and We may require that You stop providing links to Our Website at any time.”

        They can request all they want but yeah … have no power to enforce that. That’s basically like saying “Stop talking about us!”. 🙂

        • Joseph Philbert

          LOL yea good luck with that..

          • Also, are they royalty? What’s with all the capitalized “We”s our “Our”s?

  • InformationTank

    George Michael Richman aka Jacob Dylan Photography
    currently resides on 21st place in Manhattan Beach CA
    Has had multiple tax liens (both state and fed) from 2006-2009 totaling over $105k
    Age 38 and alumni of Arizona State
    I’ve got the phone number if you want to ask him for more information.

    • Joseph Philbert

      Dammm … figures.

  • KimJ

    The Sky Bride site is still up. Has anybody contacted them?

  • Joseph Philbert

    Fools that think removing the link means the page is removed.
    You can still contact him here.
    http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/contact

    • Helena

      His whole website is still there.

      • Joseph Philbert

        It may be but he removed the links from the menu.

        • Helena

          Are they just commented out in the script or the links totally removed? I didn’t look when I was on my laptop. Phone won’t let me view source. 🙁

  • Justin Case

    Just wanted to point out that Jacob Dylan’s entire site – Marielle Hayes’ stolen images, JD Sports hijacked logo – is still up. Which means he can still defraud people by sending them to his website with a direct link: http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/portfolio

    Even his listing on ‘The Knot’ with bogus reviews is still there. My guess is he will try to muddle though this wedding season by pretending none of this happened, then will rebrand with another fake name.

    I hope that anyone who does a google search and finds this site will be aware that Jacob Dylan/George Michael Richman uses stolen images and doesn’t seem to have any of his own wedding work to show. Caveat emptor.

    • Justin Case

      from his google + site: “Award wining Southern California Wedding Photography ”

      (https://plus.google.com/116778748490763588108/about)

      I really must find out where the annual International Photo Thieves Awards ceremony is held. I’d love to cover it, as I’m sure my photos would get good circulation, but I doubt I’d ever get paid.

      • BullShite

        I have half a mind to send a message to his MOTHER!!!

      • Lindsay11

        You now have your very own prestigious award. It is the Lindsay Found This in Google Search Award! *crowd cheers* It is internationally recognized and very difficult to get because of how hard it is it paste a link. You need to put it on all your websites ASAP and brag about how you are an award winning photographer without mentioning the award. Speech, speech!

        Jacob Dylan Photography run by George Michael Richman and Dallas Wedding Photography run by Marcus Kaiser both do the same thing! (Haha I had to get them both in there because when I think fake I think Marcus Kaiser and George Richman!)
        http://www.42aps.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/cup_award.gif

  • BeanDavies

    he also stole his company logo. That is for a UK sportswear retailer…why would people steal. If you can’t take the photos don’t pretend you have. There is no shortcut in this business learn your craft and gain clients by honest means.

    • “he also stole his company logo. That is for a UK sportswear retailer”
      Yeah, that was flagged in the comments further down.

  • Justin Case

    Finally taken everything on his site down. Perhaps someone followed through and sued this fool. I believe we should be on the look out for a re-branding soon.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      No doubt!

    • O finally.. I get he got a letter from that UK company.

  • Mike Lee

    Is this him? Looks like he started a website with his real name?

    http://www.georgemichaelrichman.com

    • captain-confuzzled

      think so, and stealing from Jerry Ghionis no less

      • Helena
      • Mike Lee

        How do you know? I don’t see similar pics on Jerry Ghionis’ website. Do you have a link?

        • captain-confuzzled

          you are right, not 100% certain, but one photo reverse searches back to an actor, and on that actor’s page there is a series that includes one of the portfolio pics on George Richman’s page. All are attributed to Jerry Ghionis. (attachment)

          • Mike Lee

            Odd… I was able to do reverse search earlier, but not anymore.

          • Mike Lee

            I found the model’s website as well. I’ve emailed Jerry to confirm…

          • captain-confuzzled

            cool, that’s a different site than I found and it looks like it has the exact image.

          • Mike Lee

            It looks like you went to model mayhem. I found the pic via the model’s home page.

          • Mike Lee

            I’m reading the comments below, and it looks like he knows Jerry Ghionis. I sent an email to Jerry, but he has not responded…

          • Photo Stealers

            Here’s hoping that maybe this guy was a model for one of Jerry’s workshops.

          • captain-confuzzled

            workshop sure might explain it

          • Mike Lee

            Jerry replied, and said he did not take the picture. Probably from a workshop?

          • Mike Lee

            Jerry’s rep emailed me again. Turns out it was from a workshop and students are not allowed to post pictures from the workshop. George has since taken the picture down from his home page.

          • Justin Case

            ’cause everybody knows, shooting a wedding is just like a workshop.

            Right? …..right?

          • Totally!

            You have all the time in the world. Relaxed and happy subjects. Great lighting conditions or at least the time and power to change those conditions …

            Exactly the same as a wedding.

        • captain-confuzzled

          forgot to post scap of the one from George’s page for comparison (attachment)

    • Lindsay11

      Looks like he learned to make his site no right click. Too bad it doesn’t stop us from checking!

    • Looks like his work this time…

      Its weird why do photographers who can obviously shoot …why steal?

  • Marc W.
    • Photo Stealers

      Interesting that no where in any of the articles is Photo Stealers mentioned.

      • Matthew Saville Baldon

        The couple contacted our studio directly. BTW, do YOU have permission to circulate our photos? 😉

        • LoLTonelica

          This comment is downright insulting to Photo Stealers. Even if it’s joking, it’s a snarky remark that I’m sure makes all of us raise eyebrows at the Lin & Jirsa branding going forward.

          • Matthew Saville Baldon

            My opinions in no way represent the opinions of the studio, and plus I was tongue in cheek. Calm yourself, Iago!

          • U Really That Dumb?

            You still better check with them before opening your mouth. You may be eating a ton of crow.

          • Just a Girl

            Whew! Egos abound!

        • Wes Jones
        • Photo Stealers

          Check your email. You’ll find my permission.

          • Matthew Saville Baldon

            Indeed it’s not OMG, as was mentioned in the article theft happens to the studio almost daily, simply due to being high traffic. SLR Lounge simply had an opportunity to present a client’s (victim’s) actual story, for a change.

          • Photo Stealers

            They = F Stoppers. Not the clients, obviously they don’t know about this being such a problem in the industry.

          • Matthew Saville Baldon

            I think FS got the story from SLRL. I don’t think either intentionally omitted a link to SSP, this particular story simply came to us through direct contact.

            FWIW, I personally do greatly appreciate what SSP does for our industry, it is highly necessary and I’d never stand in the way. 😉

          • Just a Girl

            Theft, obviously, doesn’t just happen to Studios. Theft happens to the average person just trying to eek a living in a Professional business. I dunno, I tend to give more of a RIGHT ON when even the little guy is mentioned. I know a few Pros who don’t work out of a studio who deserve the same recognition as some one who does. Maybe its choice of words but the article comes off with a sense of elitism.

        • Lindsay11

          Frankly, I find this comment incredibly insulting and in desperately poor taste. Does Lin and Jirsa know that you are commenting here in this manner?

        • Photo Stealers

          Note this comment has been edited from its original content.

          • Justin Case

            here is the original.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Afraid to stand behind your original statement?

        • Lindsay11

          I guess it wasn’t as funny of a “joke” as you originally thought it was? SMILEYFACEDWINK

      • Just a Girl

        Thats cause its ALWAYS much easier to believe it doesn’t happen until it happens to YOU specifically…. you know… the whole special snowflake thinking. Buried head :meet: sand. Thanks for making sure its not like that for those who don’t live in some other reality. 🙂

  • Fstoppers just posted a video on this guy (without naming him).
    https://fstoppers.com/wedding/photographer-steals-images-hoax-couple-shooting-their-wedding-34877

    • BullShite

      If you read down the comments you see that he wants the blog to be “uplifting” and not a “downer”. Excuse me while I puke.

      And people wonder “HOW” these thieves can get away with this garbage ALL THE TIME. Wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s “feelings” now would we?

    • Justin Case

      I’m really disappointed that F-Stoppers took such a cowardly approach by not naming this con-man. At the very least they could have pointed people here, where he has been quite clearly named.

      Another example of ‘blog journalism’: you talk about a ‘controversy’ but avoid getting into the messy details. Or in this case, even linking to the place where people could look into it for themselves.

      • Lindsay11

        Well according to Matthew this site is just a “shock-and-awe type website that gains traffic by flaming-and-shaming some poor schmuck”. Pye doesn’t feel like he wants F-Stoppers to be “negative” and that this site is a “witchhunt”. The more I read those comments the angrier I get actually.

        • ” … flaming-and-shaming some poor schmuck”

          WHAT? Are they trying to make the THEIVES the victim here? WTH!?!

          You would think that someone who has had his work stolen and used like this would be a bit less sympathetic to these scumbags.

          • Lindsay11

            The comments over there are very enlightening.

        • Justin Case

          and yet if it weren’t for this post, and the exposure that came from it, George Michael Richmond / Jacob Dylan Photography would still be advertising with other people’s work.

          By the way, his website is STILL up, just now thankfully devoid of all images. The only lesson he’s seemed to learn from this is ‘don’t get caught’ http://www.jacobdylanphoto.com/portfolio

        • Photo Stealers

          Whoa, wait. WHAT?

          • Justin Case

            it’s from the comments on the originbal SLR-Lounge post:

            http://www.slrlounge.com/couple-tricked-stolen-images/

          • Lindsay11

            I’m sure you’ve seen it by now but I saved it because I don’t know how that website works and if they delete things.

          • Matthew Saville Baldon

            I suppose that comment deserves to take time out of my day for some backpedaling, Lindsay. So here you go:

            I’m truly glad that SSP and people like you feel so fervently about this. It is extremely necessary in our industry, and please keep it up. I’m not just patronizing, you all do a great service.

            I just don’t have that gene that enjoys this. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes I wish I did, to be honest. Somewhere deep down I’d love to clobber the thief with my 70-200. Other days, I read conversations here about how this person has over 100K in IRS debt, or how another person is on the brink of suicide because of how brutally they were shamed. That is when I close my browser window, and spend my day focusing on being positive…

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Except your history proves otherwise.
            Too bad you opened your mouth before you knew the truth and are now totally back pedaling on everything you said.

          • Justin Case

            you should keep your browser open long enough to notice that the suicide threats are as legitimate as the ‘photographer’s’ credentials. Or until you notice the posts from photographers without the resources of SLR Lounge behind them who are grateful that someone like Corey has their back.

            I totally understand not wanting to take part in doing the research and taking the time to out and publicize this shameful behavior. But to imply that those of us who do are doing it for spiteful reasons is not just not supportive, it is downright hostile.

            Glad you are trying to make this right, but I still think you are missing the point.

          • captain-confuzzled

            However Matthew, I note that your advice to someone on what to do includes “send..letter threatening to expose them or something” Gee, where do you think that exposure might happen and be effective? (attachment)

          • BullShite

            Standing up for the victims IS positive.
            It’s alright, you don’t like doing this, I get that…. but where do you draw compassion for people who CHOSE to do the things they do, this creating a life situation that is less than palatable?

            These people are ADULTS. They KNOW right and wrong.

            Save the big heart for the REAL VICTIMS. It’s nice you can feel bad for them, but I promise, it’s misplaced. These people just rebrand and carry on later somewhere else, and I can promise, if they could take a buck from YOU they would. Your “love” means nothing.

            I’m being flat out serious.

            Just something to think about next time. The more silence there is, the more encouraged these people are to do it again.

            And again and again and again.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            @bullshizer:disqus, the guy is clueless & egotistical. He likely got spanked at work for opening his mouth.

          • BullShite

            I’m just in a good mood today. 😉

          • Lindsay11

            You don’t have to “have the gene” to want to stop innocent customers from being defrauded. If you ignore these thieves and go “oh well! dum de dum they don’t have any money so I give up!” then you are enabling them even further and letting them think that what they are doing is OK. Their fans will tell them we are just jealous haters and that the stealer is a “good person”.

            The “suicide attempt” that you refer to was a woman with some issues who was trying to get Photo Stealers to take down her listing. Everyone who was involved in that went out of their way to make sure the situation had a “positive” outcome and they deserve a lot of love and praise for how hard they worked with an emotional vampire.

          • BullShite

            She also LIED about her suicide attempts. She went off on vacation the next day was it? The whole time if I remembering correctly, emailing the owner of this page to take the post on her down. She was a FAKE. She even stole photos to FAKE anorexia!

            This is what we MEAN about these people. They are MASTERS at manipulation.

          • peaceetc

            Speaking as someone who was directly involved with that person’s so-called suicide attempt, let me assure you she faked the whole thing. Every single bit of it, and she has a long history of using people for whatever bit of attention she can get. A few of us us went far out of our way to make sure she lived to see another day, and she screwed us all over, and continues to lie and steal, despite everything blowing up in her face.

            We have been around this block many times, and we are very familiar with how these people operate. If they are truly remorseful and deal with the situation quickly, then the person who runs this site very well might take down the listing. But if someone doesn’t own up to what they did, and in fact continue to make the situation worse, then we do what we can to deal with it and to try to make people aware of their lies and deceit. People need to know.

            The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing ~ Edmund Burke

        • BullShite

          It almost sounds PERSONAL, but I don’t know, maybe Matt can let us know what’s up with that?

  • Justin Case

    The fact that this guy is even booking clients after all this disgusts me.

    For those coming late to the party, the FIRST TIME he was caught, he would take down images when they were posted here, but keep the other images up until one by one we showed proof that they were not his.

    Eventually he had ONE SINGLE IMAGE left on his website, and even that went down
    after people pointed out that he had stolen his logo from a sporting goods business in England.

    Now he is ‘starting over’ yet STILL posting images that he has no permission to show. And then there are the unhappy clients and social media storm.

    This may be one of the most complete frauds we have seen yet.

    • His new site seems clean… What’s funny is his site does all kinds of neat tricks javascript and css tricks to thwart copying the images on his site … All I did was diable flash and javascript and u got a copy of the high res images. Metadata says it’s his.

      • Those scripts or wrappers are useless … there are at least 10 different ways to get around them.

    • Lindsay11

      Don’t forget naming a fraudulent business where you lie and steal after your own son! http://stopstealingphotos.com/jacob-dylan-photography-los-angeles-ca/#comment-1422524820