Website: http://collectinglight.com/ [URL no longer valid]
More proof that a pretty website doesn’t mean the photographer is legit. This photographer was called out by the original photographers back in December but they have had no luck getting their images removed from Collecting Light’s website or Flickr.
Each gallery appears to be lifted from the same photographer so I’m not sourcing every single image, just a few from each gallery.
Each blog is also lifted from a single photographer and is accompanied by a fake story about the session. You know how much those creep me out!
Update: 05/10/2014 @5:00PM EST
Added in some plagiarism that’s going on along with more stolen images from her Journey Through Meadows blog. There are fake stories and stolen images abound on the blog and it is quite unsettling. More digging has shown that not only has Lucie been plagiarizing but she’s also faked her own death.
Flickr has removed all of the stolen images and her photography website has been changed to force a login to see the site.
Lucie commented in the comments if you care to read her side of the story (spoiler – those are her images she took herself!).
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No rest for the wicked! I have quite a few on deck but a busy weekend ahead now that spring is here so I’ll try to get to what I can as I can.
I’ve now got a Twitter account to go along with the Facebook Page. Make sure to follow both for more up-to-date goings on. Sometimes old pages get updated and you won’t know unless you are following Photo Stealers.
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I had an entirely different opening written for this photographer. I thought it was just another run-of-the-mill photographer that had a gallery full of images that were not his own original works and la-de-dah.
This guy has a portrait gallery that has a few images that appears to be his won works under “Morrow Studios” intermixed with some beautiful girls in what appears to be a senior photography type session. The original images from these sessions is actually nude images of models. Some of these images he cropped out the racier bits so they appeared to be wholesome portraits of your average beautiful girl.
I’ll let that sink in and creep you out like it did me.
I thought about not even going on with this one because I am horrified, sick and kind of creeped out. I don’t want to send people to the original sessions because they are marketed as the “teen” genre. But then I thought about someone hiring this guy to take pictures of their teenaged daughter and I decided to go ahead with it.
SO, when that section of this post comes up keep in mind the original source links are all NSFW and I will mention this again and again because I don’t want to hear anyone bitching at me that they didn’t know. I’m also not using screen captures for these images for obvious reasons.
We’ll start with the website. The scrolling gallery on the right is the images in the gallery so we’ll go there next. Continue reading “Williams Rogers Photography aka Challenging Photography” »