Another day, another thief. This one is out of Toronto – well from what I can tell anyway since their website is quite ambiguous about where their location is. Photographers PUT YOUR LOCATION ON YOUR SITE! Make it STUPID EASY to find where you are. That’s another rant for another day I guess. Anyway, this idiot steals and steals and steals. Get some popcorn!
We shall start with the opening slideshow and work our way through the site from there.
This is the first image that starts off the slideshow.
Which is from Getty Images (seen here on EHow.com) which Nice N Simple edited black and white.
The second slideshow image on the Nice N Simple Photography site.
This is another image, presumably from a stock image site (it’s everywhere online) which has been edited to black and white. It is seen here on Curly Nikki’s website.
The third and final slideshow image on the Nice N Simple Photography website.
It appears to be yet another stock image, seen here on The California Cuts website.
Now onto the wedding gallery…
Now I’m not going to show every single image because with the exception of the album layouts and a few Indian Weddings that I can’t find sources for (which may be their work, not sure), they are all either stolen from a photographer or are a stock wedding image. Here’s some of the ones that he’s stolen from photographers.
The image above is from Alvarez Photography.
This image is from Carly Wade Photography.
Another image from Carly Wade Photography.
Yet another two images from, you guessed it! Carly Wade Photography. At this point it’s getting silly! There are quite a few more stolen from Carly but I’m not going to post every one. There are also images of hers on their Facebook gallery.
This wedding image is from Sharpe Weddings but bloggers have put it all over the internet without credit (oh Pinterest, how I love and hate you).
This is the portrait section of their gallery. I sourced these and they are all Getty Image/stock images so I’m not listing the source for each.
The same can be said for their Lifestyle section. Full of stock images that are not their own.
UPDATE: Apparently the thief is replying to messages and states he will be taking the stolen works down from his site and apologized. However, he’s also blocked the same owners from posting on his Facebook page when they commented about their images being used there.
UPDATE #2: The Facebook page has been taken down and the NAMED photos that were stolen/stock images have been taken off the webpage. Here is where I get pissed and why I don’t believe in the whole “private email” thing. There are still wedding images up… that ARE NOT THEIRS. @&!@!@*(!!!!
Remember all of those storyboards I originally couldn’t find sources for? Someone else did.
They belong to Asian Wedding Photography based in the UK.
Based on this information, I firmly believe that none of the works in the wedding gallery, despite the lack of being able to find a source, are this “photographers” own work.