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Teresa Blau Kurs aka Teresa Kursman aka Teresa Chong Photography in New York, NY

Website: http://www.teresachongphoto.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/teresachongphoto/
Instagram 2: https://instagram.com/teresa.chong/

She’s been called out but is biting back and refusing to take the images down.

Her aliases include Teresa Blau-Kurs, Teresa Blau-Kursman, Maria Teresa Blau-Kursman, Maria Teresa Chong, Teresa Chong, Cherrycut, Charlotte Jane Photography, chonginnyc, slumberdolldiary, Teresa Chong Photography

Update 08/16/2014 @ 9:00AM

Let’s just say this has been an interesting ride the past few days.   She’s claiming to be very sorry and to have taken everything down yet her Instagram feed is still full of works she’s claiming as her own but are stolen.  Many of these images are from tumblr so finding the original source is a bit tricky.  Note that the tub image with the blue wall behind it was uploaded just an hour ago.

Update 08/16/2014 @ 4:30PM

Added more images from Instagram which aren’t her original works.

 Update 08/16/2014 @ 9:30PM

Teresa uploaded yet another image to her instagram and tagged it with #shotbyteresablaukurs.

I decided to go ahead and reapprove all of her posts she made late Thursday night/early Friday morning which resulted in us calling the cops to her house to do a welfare check.  Nobody is Perfect, Ghjfyvcf, Not asking for too much  = Teresa.  Some remain deleted due to the racial slurs and other derogatory remarks she made.

Update 08/26/2014 

I decided to upload the PDF I have of her instagram feed.   You can view it here.   What I posted here was just the very tip of the iceberg of the stolen images she has on her feed.  If you click around the pics you can get to the images via the direct link.

Update 09/19/2014

Unsurprisingly, Teresa rebranded and was back at things again two weeks ago with a new identity, Charlotte Jane Photography.  No website that I’ve found but she has been working and using an Instagram account to promote herself and gain employment.  The problem is this new Instagram account is largely populated with stolen images… yet again.  The other day it came out when one of the photographers found her own work on Teresa’s page.  Who knows if Teresa was planning on submitting these images for publication like the last round but she IS stealing again.   I sourced some of the images below but some didn’t pop on searches here is the PDF of her instagram account.  I also have a screen capture of every image.  Many of the original photographers were found and had made comments to remove their content.  Her instagram account appears to be down now but it’s unknown of Teresa took it down when outed or if instagram took it down.  Note that she’s being sponsored by at least one makeup brand and appears to have been possibly hired by Alice + Olivia to photograph their NYFW show.

Update 06/09/2015

She’s back with yet another new alias and another stolen image.  She is now “slumberdolldiary” on Instagram and has a website.  The images on Instagram appear to be her or hers but the website’s image is not hers.

Update 10/27/2015

She’s back with a new alias.

Originally published in Harper’s Bazaar, Original photographer

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Originally published in Fashion Trend Magazine, Original photographer

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Originally published in Design Scene Magazine, Original photographer

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Originally published in Numeró Magazine, Original photographers

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Originally published in Elle, Original photographer

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Originally published in Love Magazine, Original photographer

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Originally published in Harper’s Bazaar, original photographer

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Originally shot for Hunkydory, original photographer

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Originally published in Fallen Magazine, original photographer 

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Originally published in Galore Magazine, original photographer

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Originally published in Numeró MagazineOriginal photographers (seen above)

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Note the comment from the model, “annabellabarber Hi I’m not actually sure who you are but you didn’t shoot or style this picture of me so I would appreciate if you could remove it from your Instagram and website. Thank you”

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Originally shot for Hunkydory, original photographer

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Originally published in Vogue China, original photographer

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Originally published in We The Urban, original photographer

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Originally photographed for J. Crew

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Not stolen but note that she’s sponsored by Pink Holiday Lipstick.

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Original source – same image as above but note she’s pulled it into Photoshop to make it look like it was her image.

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  • U Really That Dumb?

    Let’s just nip this one in the bud, shall we? I know, it won’t work, but let’s pretend it will.

    To TERESA BLAU KURS IN NEW YORK, NY please do NOT do the following:

    1. Flag comments on this listing. We mods will just put them back, so don’t waste your time.

    2. Lie. We have heard every excuse in the book, and you will not come up with something we haven’t heard before. You are not a special snowflake. Nothing you can say will justify what you did, so don’t bother.

    3. Accuse us of slander (because nobody ever figures out it has to be verbal to be slander). We stick to the facts, and if something is publicly available, it’s fair game.

    Please DO the following:

    1. Remove any and all stolen images.

    2. Apologize DIRECTLY to those from whom you have stolen. You owe them that much.

    3. Hope they don’t sue you. Copyright infringement is illegal under the law, and you can be sued for thousands of dollars for EACH stolen image. Yes, seriously.

    4. DON’T STEAL. It’s not complicated — if you didn’t take a photo and don’t have permission to use it from the actual copyright holder, then don’t use it. It’s that simple. Yes, seriously. You claim to be a photographer, so why on earth would you want to use others’ images, anyway? How does that make sense?

    And remember:

    1. If you do it again, you will be caught. Don’t forget — Google knows. Any time someone searched for your business, this listing will come up.

    2. Think about the actual victims here (no, not you) — those whose images you stole. You screwed them over. And frankly, that’s a pretty damned crappy thing to do.

  • peaceetc

    So she stole from a bunch of big name magazines and photographers, but she won’t take them down? Wow, that’s stupid. Really, really stupid.

  • U Really That Dumb?
  • Amber Kost

    Irony in her About Me:

     Conscious thoughts and intent meet elusive dreams.

    She definitely had intent when she stole the images, and her elusive dream must be to not get caught 😉

    • U Really That Dumb?

      HAHAHAHAHA!

  • U Really That Dumb?
    • Marc W.

      Also might have had a different instagram account earlier.

  • ALP

    I ask this seriously: Are there any cases out there in the real world where a person is actually fashion designer/stylist and a photographer or photographer and some other profession that requires photography (make-up artist, wedding planner, architect, dog-sitter, whatever)? Every time I see one of these people claiming expertise in photography and thing else, the photography expertise is dubious and/or stolen and the other expertise is usually dubious too.

    • Justin Case

      well, since she is listed as a student at FIT in New York class of 2016, she’s likely as much of a ‘designer’ as she is a ‘photographer’

      • I had an MUA at a shoot (fashion for a small designer) use one of my photos (with permission) but added her watermark (SO NOT OK) and punched up the vibrance SIGNIFICANTLY (SO NOT OK).

        When I pointed out that watermarking and editing my photos wasn’t ok she got all snooty with me. *sigh*

        They don’t understand copyright.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    YouTube under Teresa Chong. But this is what she has linked on her website so…
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEHCxPBF-JDALKAPigCr3fw

  • Marc W.

    I can’t view this from where I’m at, but is this her too?

    http://www.modelmayhem.com/1796724

    • peaceetc

      No idea. It says:

      Unable to show profile #1796724
      This member is either awaiting approval or has removed their profile from the site.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        What she said…

    • U Really That Dumb?

      The paper is hers.

      • Here we go again…

        Anyone run that paper thru the plagiarism system. 🙂

        • Justin Case
          • captain-confuzzled

            and stolen badly! Part of the article is talking about another painting and she uses it (slightly modified) writing about that the subject of the painting is reclining on a book with flowing hair and a skull, but that is not in the Danae picture that she claims to be discussing.it is the other one the article refers to

  • Justin Case

    Teresa should be very careful in dealing with this. I believe FIT takes copyright infringement by students VERY seriously.
    All it would take is one person letting the school know….

  • “I have an extensive archive, should you
    wish to see more please email and we will happily create a custom
    portfolio based on your projects specifications.”
    uh huh, does archive = google image search?
    And who’s “we”? I HATE when individuals use the “we” as in “we are a large studio/team” douchiness.

    • Justin Case

      We = ‘me and my web designer/intern/helpful boyfriend who I will blame all of this on’

    • ALP

      This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I think it makes them sound either pretentious or mentally ill.

    • Justin Case

      Also, how does someone legitimately have 15,000+ followers on Instagram and only 5 (!) on facebook?

  • Justin Case

    Google+ https://plus.google.com/111025796886612324526/posts
    nothing public except a link to the video which seems to also be claimed by Victor Del Toro

  • Justin Case

    Again, WTF is the idea of having a website and claiming to be all these things WITH NO CONTACT INFO on it? No phone, no address, not even a geographic location!

    Legitimate business tip 101: don’t hide from your potential clients.

    (I put a fifth of vodka popcorn on the ‘it was just a class assignment’ excuse)

    • U Really That Dumb?

      10,000,000:1 that she claims this was a school project!

      • Justin Case

        HAHAHA! Do a refresh and read above!

        • U Really That Dumb?

          See, great minds DO think alike!

  • captain-confuzzled
    • Here we go again…

      I was just going to post this… http://www.teresablaukurs.daportfolio.com/ That drawing is straight from a book I also happened to own about Fashion Drawing.

    • Justin Case

      Oh God Dammit, this is too much. How does this person (I am being extremely kind here) in a reputable fashion institution think she can get away with this?

      Teresa, make amends now. You are looking at ruining your career before it even starts. ONE WORD of this leaks out to your classmates, and you are finished.

      • Here we go again…

        Rofl… this is my drawing from same book… bahahaha. I posted it on instagram 157 weeks ago… and I ain’t no designer. 😉

        • jbhkjnlbgvubnb

          well it is ugly anyways

    • Justin Case

      OK, because this is pissing me off I am just going to start a list of the real photographers she has ripped off:

      • Sebastian Faena

      •Monica Barrenech

      • Nick Hudson

      • Michele Yong

      • ivonne carlo

      I will keep adding as I find more

      • Does anyone know if Chen knows about this?

  • captain-confuzzled

    her about me is looking an awful lot like the words here http://www.janacruderphoto.com/#/profile

    • Justin Case

      that’s already posted above, cap.

      • captain-confuzzled

        oops! I really should read before I start investigoogling! So wanting that vodka popcorn, I got ahead of myself!

  • Justin Case

    “Yes you are completely bonkers, but you know what, sometimes the most special people are the maddest.”

  • kp
  • Justin Case

    here is the title page from one of the magazine stories she blatantly stole from:

    • doncalifornia

      Her Teresa Chong youtube channel has a short video of this model, Tanya, saying “scenes from my photoshoot with Tanya Mityushina Elite model agency L.A.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsLOA54RFvc It’s actually just a minute or two of Tanya posing for the video clip. Not actually scenes of a photoshoot. I am guessing Teresa was present at a shoot and did this before or after or during a break.

      • Lindsay11

        I thought the same thing at first but someone was nice enough to remind me she stole this from someone else as well. http://stopstealingphotos.com/teresa-blau-kurs-york-ny/#comment-1541408548

        • doncalifornia

          we must have been typing at the same time, found it also.

          • Lindsay11

            That’s odd though, because Justin points to Victor del Toro and that it was posted a year ago.

          • Justin Case

            the post you found – CarolaLibelulaAzul’s channel – from 2 years ago looks like a fan channel, there isn’t any link to the creator.

            Could well be that Victor Del Toro used to have a youtube site and then transferred everything over to Vimeo (he wouldn’t be the first).

            He is certainly legit, and has worked with Tanya Mityushina before: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1726926336/nm5090992

      • doncalifornia

        OK, I also just found this same video posted over 2 years ago on another fashion-model related youtube channel. Channel by CarolaLibelulaAzul. Seems to be clips of various models doing the above 30 second vignettes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVpja2m1sSg So apparently Teresa simply lifted it and made up the stuff about it being “from my photoshoot with Tanya…”

  • Justin Case

    Hold the phone, I actually have found her listed as the DESIGNER on two of the photos that she is claiming copyright on. It doesn’t excuse anything, but be careful as you search, some of this may be legit.

    • Here we go again…

      I was wondering the same thing and wondered about all the images here. Design portfolio http://www.teresablaukurs.daportfolio.com/

      • Justin Case
        • Here we go again…

          I just meant that when you look at these in her “portfolio”… and start sourcing them… they are listed in look books and such as her designs.

          • Justin Case

            it was already posted. That is where I’ve been sourcing from.

            Even if SOME of the designs are hers, she is advertising herself as a photographer. Many of the images she seems to have NO connection to whatsoever.

    • Photo Stealers

      Are they on the ones above?

      • Justin Case

        I’ve been looking just at her older website. i will check now.

        • Photo Stealers

          I checked to make sure she wasn’t but it doesn’t mean that I’m not human and don’t mess up from time to time.

          • bcvfbh

            PHOTOSTEALER good luck keeping this site.wont be for too long

          • U Really That Dumb?

            You do realize that you are not the first person to threaten this. You are an absolute fool!

          • This site is absolutely legal … Stealing images is not #gofigure

          • Do you realize we contacted the site host to remove your main website? The do not support photo thieves in their TOS(terms of service) get a clue.

    • I had a MUA do that on one of my shoots. I let her use a couple of shots from the shoot (fashion shoot for a small local designer) for her port and she went and slapped a watermark AND increased SATURATION on the images.

      People just don’t understand copyright.

      *SIGH*

  • Has anyone contacted “PORTFOLIOBOX.NET” yet? Do they have a fan page?

    • Justin Case

      they do have an abuse@ listed. They also have more than 6,000 websites they host, so most likely they are legit.

      • Yea they seem legit .. I posted on their Fanpage and will send a email also.

    • Justin Case

      Hey guys, seriously, read before you post. This is the FOURTH double posting.

  • captain-confuzzled

    I’m not seeing this one listed below (just shoot me if it is Justin 😛 ) http://theamiaka.deviantart.com/ looks like the “art” she has there shows up in many other places. So many that it is hard to source, still checking that.

    • Justin Case

      Haven’t seen that listed, and it has a new screen name.

      FYI: all the deign credits I have seen have been for Teresa Chong, not Teresa Blau Kurs.

  • You know some days I love FanPages 🙂

    • Justin Case

      Joseph, I haven’t seen ‘You are famous’ on her page… does she know about this page yet?

  • captain-confuzzled

    Dang, sourcing fashion sketches is worse than photos! This one from the DeviantARt page appears to be stolen from this site: http://emuuhlee.deviantart.com/art/Red-Chiffon-97883509 She clearly in the comments claims it as her own (*not*). Matched exif (scanner) data to confirm original artist.

    • BullShite

      Oh I HATE ART THIEVES.
      The signature does NOT look like her name at all, and looks VERY much like “Emily” i.e. Emhuulee”…..and the style does not match the other art she claims as hers that “might” be hers!!! I’m going to look up the REAL artist and let her know….. I would want to know if I was her…. and I would be LIVID…..

    • BullShite

      Found another that is not hers. (Attachment)

      • BullShite

        I HIGHLY suspect that the drawing on the bottom right is actually hers, and perhaps “this is it” as they are both very stiff and do not flow at all : very amateur/beginner artist stuff.

        If she was capable of doing the works she stole, she would NEVER post this very stiff and heavy handed stuff along with the rest. All of the others that have been sourced, or are suspect have a flow and a balance and an ease with the creation of the image that she lacks (hence the theft).

        I imagine she, like all other image thieves, wants to create a fake world where they are awesome at something without the work or talent to back it up.

  • captain-confuzzled

    another one from her DeviantArt page – again she takes credit – this one is all over the web, but pretty sure I found the source (okay not that sure, but the other pics on the source page google up for the same originator, so looks pretty good) Original source here: http://granatmythos.deviantart.com/gallery/

    • Here we go again…

      As I was trying to say below, these could easily be her practice drawings. Every design student does them from the same Fashion Illustration workbook that I own. The book is published by FIT or Parsons. I can’t remember which one. I shared almost the identical image below that I drew myself years ago.

      Sorry for duplicate post.

      • captain-confuzzled

        oooooh, now I get it!! gotcha!

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  • love

    i think they are practice drawings as well. and she is taking the photos down.

  • tbk1223

    Please stop all sites were taken down. She is starting a new life

    • Not on my own comuter

      Right now how about an apology to all those artists who you stole from?

    • She dissappered who are you her proxy. You/She did this in the wrong state NYC of all places I don’t think she will ever recover good luck #facepalm

    • captain-confuzzled

      starting a new life? what does that have to do with anything? running from fake life to fake life isn’t an improvement. Own up and take responsibility, then maybe you can move on honorably.

    • Not on my own comuter

      What the fuck has starting a new life got to do with her/you stealing? It doesn’t mean that this is going to magically go away.

    • Ummmmm so what … I did that 3 times already :p

  • tbk1223

    She learned her lesson.

    • Not on my own comuter

      So have you apologized to those who you stole from?

    • peaceetc

      The email address associated with your account leads to a Twitter account for Teresa Chong. So why have you referred to yourself in the third person? Not to mention, your avatar is of Teresa, too. Not terribly clever there.

      On to what you’ve written… so what lesson did you learn? What have you done about it? Have you contacted any of those from whom you stole to apologize? Are you aware you can be sued under US copyright law for thousands of dollars for each images you stole? Have you taken the time to learn about how copyright law works, and what copyright infringement entails?

      Do you understand you need to take full responsibility for what you’ve done, and that it doesn’t go away just because you’ve deleted the evidence? There are plenty of screencaps, so don’t think it will just disappear.

      Teresa, just stop with the lies. You’ve already done enough in that department, don’t you think? Telling more lies will not help you get out of the hole you dug. Grow up and take responsibility.

  • tbk1223

    every site is down she disappeared already

    • doncalifornia

      “she” disappeared already? “she” learned her lesson? “she” is starting a new life? Thanks for the info, mysterious person. LOL.

      • peaceetc

        Yes. I am so confused by who this mysterious person is!

        • Photo Stealers

          IP matches both tbk1223 and Nobody is perfect. I know, surprise!

          • You can’t fix stupid

            What?? They are the same person – damn I would never in a million years have thought that.

    • Justin Case

      Not everything. You have at least three aliases, Teresa. They were not hard to connect. Take down EVERYTHING, and start living on your OWN reputation.

    • Teresa, deleting comments doesn’t work with Discus. It just attributes it to Guest and stays there.

  • doncalifornia

    When it said she was “biting back” what did that mean? Any screen caps? That’s always the best part to me! 😉

  • You know what pisses me off is that she actually has good work … The ones she did not steal. Makes no dam sense.

    • Justin Case

      I agree. I have no qualifications to judge fashion design, but I worked with plenty of designers when I lived in NYC. There is no industry that is more catty, or runs on gossip and jealousy more than the fashion industry. All it takes is a hint of scandal or a quiet rumor that your ideas are stolen and you might as well find another line of work.

      • Lindsay11

        All I know is some guy got kicked off the first season of Project Runway because he A) Had reference books and that was not allowed and B) they believed he was copying designs from them.

        People still talk about this guy and that was many many years ago when PR was still on Bravo! This girl is screwed.

    • Nobody is perfect

      Thanks and I am sorry if i pissed you off.

  • Nobody is perfect

    I am sorry to everyone , especially the ones who owns the photos. I have some of my own works and i want to continue to learn and have a career. I am a very young artist and was just tempted. Please forgive me. Again I am being very humble and apologizing to everyone. Please stop critizicing me. I am hurt and ready to move on. I know that not everything will go away and i know all of you hates me and I am asking you to forgive me.
    I would apreciate it a lot if you remove this from this site, if it is even possible.thank you

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Realize that you brought all of this on yourself. Actions have consequences. Your action of stealing has the consequence of being listed here for the world to find every time someone Googles your name. When you change your name again, it will still follow you. Why? Because that’s how the web works.

      As for other consequences in your life? Well, you should have thought of that before.

      Some possible ones:
      Legal costs in the millions of dollars.
      Getting denied an education or kicked out of school.
      Inability to find work because employers do search the web before hiring.

      Steps to take:
      listed in the first post all the way at the bottom of this thread.

      • Considering some of the people and publications she has stolen from her outlook isn’t very good.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      As you are a student, you’ll also want to contact your faculty advisor and whoever is in charge of ethics for the school.

      • Justin Case

        Teresa, this is very good advice. Find an adviser, tell them the entire truth, and ask for advice. If you admit to everything now, you may still be able to clean this up.

        And I really don’t need an apology. You need to admit to those you deceived and ask them for their forgiveness, it is not up to us to speak for them.

      • Marc W.

        To be honest, I think someone should contact them because I don’t think she would have taken anything down or come here if her webhost wouldn’t have taken her site down.

        http://stopstealingphotos.com/teresa-blau-kurs-york-ny/#comment-1541357677

    • Lindsay11

      I doubt any one hates you personally. They probably think what you have done is terrible, dishonest and illegal. Because it is. They probably pity you because you put a huge huge black mark on your career before it even started. Because you did.

      I hope you have apologized to everyone you have stolen from. Don’t bother apologizing to us, we aren’t the ones you stole from and we really don’t care.

      This isn’t going to disappear, your name is attached to “Stop Stealing Photos” forever now. The internet doesn’t forget and any one googling your name will find this. I suggest a public apology. I also suggest never doing this again.

    • V323

      Why do thieves think that 30 seconds of “Oh I’m sorry” suddenly requires any & all criticism to halt? Why do you think a drive by, half-assed pseudo apology entitles you to demand this all stop and the information removed? Step away from the selfies, Teresa, and recognize you did this to yourself, and you alone will bear the consequences for much longer than it took you to type an insincere apology. That you think it’s reasonable to demand everyone ‘stop’ tells me you’ve learned nothing from getting caught.

    • Melinda Potter

      Usually the ones that get removed from the blog (yeah it’s possible) have immediately removed ALL the stolen content and have paid restitution and/or settled things with the original artists they stole from. None of them fought tooth and nail, claimed everything was down when it wasn’t, or claimed to have been in touch and have settled things with the infringed upon artists without proof. Sorry Charlie, but it looks like you’ll be here for the long haul.

    • V323

      Yup, so so sorry. #gianteyeroll

      • peaceetc

        Yup, there are clearly more important things to do, like hashtagging brunch and her brand of sunglasses. And don’t forget the duckface!

        Teresa, wouldn’t it be more fun if you lived in the real world instead of this imaginary world you’ve created? All those followers on Instagram don’t care about you, they just want to see pictures of a pretty girl. If it weren’t you, it would be someone else. It has nothing to do with you at all.

        So get back to what’s really important, and deal with this very real issue of you committing copyright infringement, which is illegal under US law. You can be sued for thousands of dollars for each photo stolen. You messed with some very big publications with money set aside to deal with the very things you did. Not to mention the photographers themselves. You really screwed the pooch, and all you can do is pose for nonsense selfies? I’d say that says a lot about you as a person, Teresa.

      • Justin Case

        starting to feel like those apologies are as real as her profiles. Not exactly the way to go about getting on the right side of people around here, Teresa.

      • captain-confuzzled

        shit

      • nobody is perfect

        thanks for this! way to put it on my face,How much more I can take?

        • captain-confuzzled

          you posted this online in the first place, not us.

          • nobody is perfect

            yup I am really ugly. the world doesn’t need my ugly face. I am sorry.

          • Photo Stealers

            No one ever called you ugly and being “17” you should know that “duck face” is when you purse your lips in a photograph.

          • nobody is perfect

            which meant i look like a duck and not a human being.yeah I get it. this is not self pity. I am very serious. My doctor in Bellevue hospital psychiatric ward is Angela Lee. My doctor right now is schuyler henderson. I am not lying I have eating disorder,PTSD, manic depression and maybe bipolar.

          • peaceetc

            Teresa, this is duck face: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/duck-face

            It has nothing to do with your looks. It’s just an expression used when someone purses their lips in a photo.

          • V323

            Knock it off. The self pity party isn’t worth the time. The post was to show how a mere few hours after being so ‘hurt’ by being found out, here you were having fun with friends, not publicly apologizing.. This pic negated your apology, not your looks.

      • BullShite

        The woman she is with seems to be a legit model too.

    • I SERIOUSLY doubt that this post will be removed … nice try.

    • Reporting post does not help your plea……

  • nobody is perfect

    I already apologized and email the photographers who owns the image. I hope you’ll understand .

    • Lindsay11

      What exactly do you want us to understand? We don’t care why you did it. We just want you to stop and never do it again. URTD and Justin had some really good advice. I hope you take it.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER AND PUBLICATION needs to hear from you.

      SMDH!

    • Marc W.

      You should also post an apology photo on instagram to your 15,913 followers that you lied to.

      http://instagram.com/teresablaukurs

      • nobodyis perfect

        yes.thanks for the advice. I have already done that

        • Marc W.

          Thanks for adding me on instagram. But I don’t see your apology.

          • V323

            No apology, but plenty selfie duck face.

          • Public apologies are hard for anyone

          • Marc W.

            But if you say “I’ve done my apologies, get off my back” then we still expect them.

          • peaceetc

            Why am I not surprised? It certainly seems like Teresa is just saying what she thinks we want to hear without actually doing anything, doesn’t it?

          • captain-confuzzled

            Did we see that last name before? “Kursman”

          • Justin Case

            Yes. Also Maria Teresa Chong has appeared.

          • Here we go again…

            Still no apologies…

          • Marc W.

            Account not found? She really doesn’t want to admit their wrong publicly so she just deleted her account. That’s mature.

            *fine! I’m going home!*

          • nobody is perfect

            i did admit that I was wrong. You will never hear from me again. I am so sorry. How much more can I pay for everything. I will pay you guys with my life. Your words meant so much and it just wants me to make myself feel numb.

          • Here we go again…

            I can still see it. It’s just blaukursman now.

          • Justin Case

            interesting. do a search for #shotbyteresablaukurs and see what images come up. I am curious how long this deception has been going on.

          • Marc W.

            Account changed again.

          • Here we go again…
    • peaceetc

      You’ll understand why I want to see some proof of this, and that you apologized on Instagram. You’ve already shown a willingness to deceive others, so why should we take your word for it now?

      And know that we don’t hate you. We don’t know you. But we do hate your actions, and that those actions screwed over a bunch of other people who did the hard work you appropriated without permission and let others think you did. This is not a victimless crime here, Teresa. Real people were hurt by your actions.

    • Just a Girl

      I’m curious to know why you didn’t remove the Images when you were asked by the real photographers. You’ve pretty much ruined your name with being snarky and not removing them. Is it really that hard to be sincerely sorry and admit you were wrong?

      • Ghjfyvcf

        Do you want me to kill myself to prove to you how sorry I am? There was already a lot of chaos happeneed yesterday night but still you don’t stop posting a lot of stuff about me. Police came to my house because i was about to kill myself. I am very sorry for what i did. What else do you want from me?
        They deleted all my comments in stopstealingphotos because everyone was disturb i can’t take the bullying anymore. I have mental issues and this is not helping me at all. I just want to move on. I hope so are you. Please delete the stuff you post in instagram. I’d be upset and will be commited to bellevue once i start getting crazy again. I learned my lesson. Aren’t you going to forgive me?

        • U Really That Dumb?

          No Instagram comments will get deleted.
          People will continue to search forever.
          These are things you should have thought of.
          As for your mental health, go get help and stop blaming us for your screwup.

        • Just let it go you are adding to the flames

  • U Really That Dumb?
  • peaceetc

    Teresa, since you seem to be following along, let me lay out a few things for you.

    1. We will not move on, just because you say you’ve contacted the people and publications from whom you stole. You provided absolutely no proof you’ve done any of that, and you’ve already proven yourself a liar.

    2. You said you apologized to your followers on Instagram. Mark W. posted below that you lied about that, as he could find no apologies. But he did find a completely pointless selfie you posted today. Again, you have proven yourself a liar.

    3. We will see through your lies, so just stop. No more referring to yourself in the third person, no more saying you’ve done something you clearly have not done.

    4. This is not our first go round with this stuff. We know what we are talking about, and we know what we are doing. What you did was very illegal, and it won’t go away just because you told a few lies to get us to shut up about it.

    5. So. Teresa whateveryourlastnameis. Contact each of the people and publications from whom you stole, tell them the whole story (the TRUE story), and hope like heck they don’t sue you. But don’t be surprised if they do, because you stole from some very prominent publications. PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE. Not here, but on your web site, your social media, everywhere you mislead people into thinking you were something you are not.

    6. And, finally, STOP LYING. This hole you’ve dug is only getting deeper with each lie you tell. You are not a special snowflake, and your looks or whatever will not get you out of it. Nobody here gives a rat’s ass you have thousands of followers on Instagram, as if that should mean anything to anyone. Nobody cares you like to take selfies with stupid hashtags. Nobody cares about any of that crap. The only thing we care about is the truth, and seeing those who steal are outed for their lies and deceit.

    Grow up, Teresa.

    • peaceetc

      Oh, and Teresa… in case you think it’s jealousy talking on the Instagram thing, I have lots of followers on Facebook and Google+ (see attached — top is G+, and bottom is Facebook), because of my photography. Photos I actually take. With my own camera. And no selfies, either. Weird, right?

      • Lindsay11
        • peaceetc

          I don’t know what that gif is from, but I loves it so very much.

          • Marc W.

            The Fifth Element.

          • One of the most under-rated movies of all time. The only good work Mr. Tucker ever did.. well, that and Rush Hour (not the sequels!)

          • Helena

            “Are you human?” “Negative, I am a meat popsicle.”

          • Lindsay11

            That’s Ruby Rod! Supa green! (Honestly, do yourself a favor and watch this movie, it’s just the best. Then you can giggle over LeeluDallasMultipass with us!)

          • Helena

            Big badaboom!

          • V323

            RUUUUUBY ROOOOOOD. #swoon

  • U Really That Dumb?

    I feel confident that I can say this and it will be here for years to come.

  • Justin Case

    Damn that Joseph Philbert, always one step ahead: http://yooying.com/p/784095655763577176_4183521

    • peaceetc

      Huh. That thread started four days ago, before the Photo Stealers’ post went up, yet Teresa ignored it. She just doesn’t take all of this very seriously, does she? What the heck is she thinking? I mean, beyond taking all those selfies, of course.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        10:1 she thinks this is all a game and that if she says the right words we will all go away. Too bad that when you Google her, this is the number one hit. Even on variations and old names this is in the top 10 for all of them and top three for most.

      • nobody is perfect

        i do care and watching every word you guys said. I am just waiting to be talking to my therapist but she is away. this is over. please you wouldn’t find me anymore. I hope i can see my therapist soon so i can get some help. nobody knows how much suffering I had in my life. the selfies i guess are bad thing to do and i guess i am ugly as well as not talented. nothing to be proud of. even family.

      • Justin Case

        This was not an accident, nor was it an isolated incident. She has been deceiving friends and followers for awhile.

        She may have been called out before, since there is a lot of evidence that things began to disappear before she was brought to the attention of PS.

    • I can be proactive. 🙂

    • Photo Stealers
      • V323

        But we’re the bad guys & bullying her. I have little patience for those that use ‘mental disorders’ as an excuse to justify bad behavior or as a weapon. She’s doing both.

    • Photo Stealers
    • Photo Stealers
  • She’s a 17 years old girl

    Apology

    • She’s 17

      Look at this

    • peaceetc

      If that’s legit, then great, Theresa. But why do you keep changing your screen name, and why do you refer to yourself in the third person? And I’m not sure what your age has to do with anything. Seventeen is old enough to know the difference between right and wrong. It’s not an excuse.

      • nobody is perfect

        yes not an excuse. I just did not realize it sooner. i feel really terrible. should i just kill myself?

        • captain-confuzzled

          no, of course you shouldn’t kill yourself. Good grief. How about starting with just being truthful.

          • nobody is perfect

            i guess i have enough kolonopin here and just drink the whole bottle. I am sorry I emailed everybody already what else? I had a habit of lying. I know it is hard for you to understand my life.
            I came from the Philippines, abused then raped here by my own father. Fernando Sero is his name ( you can look him up if you think I am lying) his been in jail and i didn’t know I had to live with him because there is nobody else i can stay with when i was very young.
            how much more life destruction could i get? only life that is over could end this misery. please tell me!

          • captain-confuzzled

            Am I correct, that you are married to Jared? Is he with you, or nearby?

          • nobody is perfect

            no I am not married. and I can’t I am too young.

          • hassy120

            JFC. I’m a nurse. Stop your effin lying!!! Klonopin is in PILL form or a fast dissolving tablet. So stop your lying “Teresa” and stop trying to manipulate the people here. You are a liar and a thief and are beyond pathetic. Just beyond. Please don’t have kids.

          • volcano1

            don’t fucking use rape as an excuse for what you’re doing! It’s an insult to all of the other people who had to go through that/not end up a thief like you!

        • peaceetc

          Suicide is never the answer. IT IS NEVER THE ANSWER. Life will get better. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

          You have a choice, Teresa. Choose life, and things will change. They always do. It may not seem like it now, but they will. My nephew committed suicide a few years ago, and it left his entire family and network of friends utterly and completely devastated. Do not do this to yourself, and do not do it to them. Please.

          • peaceetc

            If you need someone to talk to, please email me at celine.chamberlin@gmail.com. Please.

          • nobody is perfect

            i have nobody. so I don’t even worry about everyone or even if there is someone.

          • peaceetc

            Yes, you do. And even if you don’t, you will. Your future is yet to be written, and it could be filled with wonderful things. Do not sell yourself short, Teresa. Depression is evil. It makes us believe things will never get better. It is WRONG.

          • peaceetc

            Tell us your real name, Teresa, and where you live. Please, we want to help you. Email it to me at celine.chamberlin@gmail.com.

        • hassy120

          Yes. You are like a psychopathic liar only in this case you are a thief and now that you’re caught trying to elicit sympathy by threatening to do something drastic. You need desperate help girl. Passing off lies about creating and designing and photography that you haven’t done, shows how envious you are of other people’s talent. Get some counseling, you really need it. And own up to your damn aliases and thievery.

    • captain-confuzzled

      great, if its true. 17, really? I highly doubt it.

  • U Really That Dumb?
    • nobody is perfect

      what else do you want to do to me guys? how much torture and pain am I gonna hear from everybody. I am done with LIFE.
      depression is cruel. might as well be Robin Williams

      • peaceetc

        If anything, Robin Williams should show you everyone needs help, even those who seem to have everything. And you need help right now, Teresa. Please let us help.

      • captain-confuzzled

        Your actions were wrong. You are not wrong. You are a valuable person that we all want to see thrive and do well in the world. This is all fixable. It is just actions. It is not who you are.

      • Photo Stealers

        You are the one that did this to yourself, not us. We are trying to help you correct what was done before something worse happens – like being sued by photographers and magazines which would not only make your bank account very sad but would probably ruin any chance of working in the industry you seem to admire. There’s nothing wrong with apologizing, owning up and becoming a better person from this. Many featured here have done that and came back to thank us later on. You have great talent – there’s no need to hide it behind images you didn’t take. Take the harder road right now, apologizing and moving forward with your OWN talent – it’s the one that will be worth it, I promise.

        • nobody is perfect

          i already did it but it doesn’t seem to help. this website is going to ruin every opportunity i have. I do really take photos and I can send them to you but I am not sure if I have any talent. I was tempted and there is nothing i can do now like you said other than apologizing. I did it but it still will never be enough right?

          • Photo Stealers

            Apologizing is a huge first step and is what has got past people listed here removed once the victims (those stolen from) OK’d the removal. I believe you do take photos – I saw some of your work online.

          • nobody is perfect

            they said it will never get taken down. I am tired soo tired.
            I do take photography and design. I don’t know what you saw but my family said I dot have talent. i am worthless.
            i was inspired with other people’s work and stupid enough. I am stupid and everything. nothing is ever going to be right. I am not a citizen here so I will just get deported. sell myself to get some cash or easiest way… you know what it is. why are you even worried about me. after stealing those photos all I should get is a death penalty. I grew up in an asian family. my mother beat me all the time. took my teeth off. I don’t think you want a photo for that. it is really disgusting. and hang me in a sack and beat me with a wood, till blood drips. i got in trouble bec of her when she ask me to sleep with a guy named Michael Olson. I went to Rikers and got out about 8 months ago. I found a passion for photography that is how it all started. I am bipolar, manic depressed, have PTSD from the rape of Fernando Sero I reported to the DA heidi Mason in whiteplains but i did not have enough evidence. I know ou wouldn’t understand my life. and as a 17 years old girl. I don’t think there is any point in continuing this life. I embarrassed myself enough here, THIS IS OVER. posted all stuff and my problems here and they know my name now. How else could i recover from this. I emailed everyone who worked on the images I used without permission. only a few of them replied but not everybody. I don’t think they can ever forgive me.

          • Photo Stealers

            They are not me and I’m the one that runs this website. No one said you should get the death penalty, they said you shouldn’t steal images and claim them as your own, you should take the images down and that you should apologize for it.

            As far as life, trust me when I say I know it can be rough.

          • V323

            I’d go so far as to say there are many (myself included) that bear the battle scars of bad life situations; you are not unique in this nor alone.

          • nobody is perfect

            nobody knows what I have been through and this site I basically told everyone everything. more than I should maybe this kolonopin is hitting me so hard. I apologized to every body . Please photo stealers, ask and confirm it so I can rest in peace

          • nobody is perfect

            i am getting replies now. I hope this helps. I am so sorry. what else can I do. Just tell me. This Life is over!

          • nobody is perfect

            here was it

          • peaceetc

            Well, that shows you’re making headway. This is a positive thing. I know it isn’t easy, but it will be worth it. If you can deal with this, you can deal with life in general. That means you have to stick around. The alternative is unacceptable.

          • Marc W.

            If the above screenshot is true, then you defiantly did not follow their advice to use your own work.

          • Lindsay11

            If the above screenshot is true she is one of the most emotionally manipulative people I have ever seen. Someone takes her apology and wishes her luck and Teresa threatens suicide? Adding to what she put people through here? I just can’t with this idiot. Idiot is the nicest thing I can think of right now because if I wrote what I’m thinking I might get banned.

          • Photo Stealers

            It’s true, I chatted with the stylist who was worried about her due to her threats to kill herself over this.

          • Photo Stealers

            She also threatened suicide on a few different instagram feeds from people who were involved in the sessions she stole. http://instagram.com/p/rhqtg3twlY/?modal=true

          • Lindsay11

            I saw that! She just copied and pasted her threat in several different places. What a disgusting tactic. I think you and the mods deserve a lot of love and respect over how this was handled. I’m truly sorry you all have been put through the emotional wringer by this… person. I hope our next stealer is just a little more in touch with reality. (Did I just jinx us??)

          • Photo Stealers
          • Photo Stealers
          • captain-confuzzled

            so, looks like she throws the suicide threat at the person she stole from too. Yeah, I guess they’ll say its okay if you add that little drama. jeezus. Are we going to have to specify, “contact the original photographers, hope they don’t sue you, and don’t in any circumstances, threaten to kill yourself” Teresa, if you are still reading this, I really do want you to make sure you talk to someone and get some help. There are people who can help you with whatever is making you throw around the idea of suicide. This forum is not the place to look for help with that, you have burned bridges here, but no one wants you to come to any harm, no matter how frustratingly you behave.

          • peaceetc

            Talent comes with practice and experience. Where you are now is not where you will be if you keep working at it and learning and growing.

  • nobody is perfect

    i will give credit to everybody and this website in my suicide note. thank you guys. you enlightened me. This is over. I hope you won’t hear me in the news.

  • captain-confuzzled

    we are here for you. What did the police say? Nothing you did with photos that we’ve seen would be something handled by the police. Are they just checking to make sure you are okay?

  • What the hell is going on ???? This post has taken a wrong wrong turn.

    • Justin Case

      ??? Can you explain?

      • Suicide talk …. Pills …. Police

        • Justin Case

          Please keep us updated.

  • Johnson Smith

    I just saw the tweet from PS about calling the police if there are threats of suicide. What is going on? To any readers on here, please, nothing is that bad and no matter what you have done or what people say about you, it will get better with time and effort. Reach out to someone close to you and by all means, if it has to do with you being listed on here, STOP READING this blog and go fix your mistakes, make amends, and get on with living.

    • Lindsay11

      If anyone in the US needs to talk to someone here is the national suicide prevention hotline. Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Christopher C.

    At least we can take comfort in knowing that a Google search for “Teresa Blau Kurs” returns her PhotoStealers profile as the very first result.

    To add to the fun, her real name appears to be Teresa Kursman.

    • Not asking for too much

      Is this fun for you?

      • No. it’s not fun for us but er are fed up with thieves and crooks violating our copyright. I have other things to do with my time (work a full time job, raising a 3 year old and trying to run a business) but I think that what we do here is important.

        You did something very wrong. If we wipe this post, what stops you from doing it again (and trust me plenty still re-brand and steal all over again).

        Do yourself a favor, walk away from this page and move forward but never forget the lssson you learned here: STOP STEALING PHOTOS.

  • Here we go again…

    I can do this all day… changed name back to… http://i.instagram.com/teresablaukurs/

  • doncalifornia

    Are some posts from last night not visible any more?

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Correct. They have been removed for a variety of reasons.

      • doncalifornia

        Sounds like I missed a lot then. I guess it means something that content was removed, so I’ll trust the judgment. 🙂

        • U Really That Dumb?

          If you’re one of the ones that got a good night sleep, then consider yourself one of the lucky ones!

        • captain-confuzzled

          yeah, some of the conversation went to stuff that I believe PS felt was best handled offline. And my understanding is that it was de-escalated successfully.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Yes.
            Again, thank you for your assistance! It took a village!

  • Not asking for too much.

    Do you want me to kill myself to prove to you how sorry I am? There was already a lot of chaos happeneed yesterday night but still you don’t stop posting a lot of stuff about me. Police came to my house because i was about to kill myself. I am very sorry for what i did. What else do you want from me?
    They deleted all my comments in stopstealingphotos because everyone was disturb i can’t take the bullying anymore. I have mental issues and this is not helping me at all. I just want to move on. I hope so are you. Please delete the stuff you post in instagram. I’d be upset and will be commited to bellevue once i start getting crazy again. I learned my lesson. Aren’t you going to forgive me?

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Get off your pity pot!
      Get mental help!

    • BullShite

      Deleting this page on this website will not make it go away.

      Google has a Cache, among other ways to see deleted pages, and many individuals, including people not on this page, have screen-caps and other records of your theft, and everything on this page.

      No one is “bullying” you. Pointing out that you took things that were not yours is NOT bullying. If you are so worried about your 15,000 instagram followers knowing you are not who you claimed to be, you should have thought of that in the first place, and just have been yourself.

      You have already said that you are a chronic liar and this attention seeking behavior is neither healthy, nor will it get you what you want.

      GO get the mental help you NEED in your real life, instead of worrying about what your internet followers think about your fake one.

  • Last goodbye

    You guys doesn’t really care what happens to me. Tonight everybody will know i am not kidding, i am really in bad shape. And if ever it goes to the news. You will all be remembered. I did not kill a person but i feel like i need a death penalty and this is the only solution in my pity forsaken life, beaten raped and now what? For something this small I just can’t take this anymore.

  • Here we go again…
    • U Really That Dumb?

      Bingo

      • Here we go again…

        Super Bingo!

      • BullShite

        Well now THIS deserves an InvestiGoogle Trophy!!!

    • Here we go again…

      Here is the reason the name changed from Chong.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Maria, explain to me how you’re 17… Another one of your lies.
      BTW, how’s the beach? Enjoying your vacation with your HUSBAND? Oh, another lie…

      • Here we go again…

        Ha. She said she is 17? My math comes out a bit different.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          She claimed she was 17 and that she’s not married because she’s too young.

        • doncalifornia

          WHERE did she say she is 17? I am lost on this one, where are all these conversations occurring? LOL

          • captain-confuzzled
          • Here we go again…

            It was a wild ride following her around the internet last night as she tried to get everything taken down. Finding her husband and resume cleared up a few missing details. 😉

    • U Really That Dumb?

      17?

  • Just a Girl

    I’m REALLY having a hard time with wrapping my brain around this one. I caught some of last night and then I read the Disqus comments in my email…. Ummmm…. helllllo…. train wreck… What. The. Hell. Happened…….? All that needed to be done was some photos being taken down, some apologies happening and instead we get ……well….. I’m not even sure. I’m pretty sure it goes back to… if you don’t want your world to literally disintegrate… don’t steal… but other then that… ya freeeking got me.. WOW!

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Maria Teresa Blau Kurs,
    The post nor any comments are going to get removed. YOU ARE A LYING THIEF!
    Grow up, go get help, and get off your pity pot!

    • Here we go again…

      Um… it is Maria Teresa S. Chong Blau-Kursman . Lol

      • just a girl

        she is with a family of attorneys.

        • Here we go again…

          See below… That’s her husband’s family. It was posted last night.

  • are you really that dumb?

    While I would stop short of defending someone who is instructing an audience on how to be a “better anorexic,” the free speech aspect–and the idea of criminalizing certain speech online–has serious ramifications. Though I agree with the idea that one person’s freedom ends when it impinges on another person’s freedom, I question whether pro-ana sites are actually harming or violating their readers’ freedom or personal liberty. Let me be clear: I am not in any way celebrating or defending self-harm sites; rather, they strike me as a cry for help, and maybe a manifestation of an illness, rather than criminal behavior. In the case of Tumblr, the free speech issue is largely avoided, since it is a private company, free to set its own terms of service. To me, this seems a more reasonable response in the battle against promoting self harm and eating disorders.

    The question also arises as to why websites written and maintained by people suffering from eating disorders are being targeted at all. There are certainly sites on the web that are just as, if not more, harmful to people–sites that use hate speech, or promote hate or violence. Although I’m no expert, I haven’t heard about legislation–or even private companies’ terms of service–against anti-woman websites. Remember Facebook’s Occupy a Vagina event page? In this context, it seems that young women’s freedom of expression is specifically being targeted–even if the subject is a harmful and even dangerous one. (Note: Men suffer from eating disorders too, and I’m not trying to minimize that; the film focuses entirely on young women.)

    Fighting eating disorders is important work, and the fact that the subject is being discussed at all in France’s legislature is a good thing. However, criminalizing illness isn’t. Better reforms seem to be the ones directed at body image: banning excessive photoshop use in magazines and advertisements, requiring models to be at a healthy weight, and speaking out against body policing and shaming–whether it happens in media or in our private conversations.

    I’ve heard this phrase said quite a few times in the last week or so, and always in the context of “this blog blig should be reported/banned because they are saying very offensive/hurtful things and this is hate speech and is very wrong.”

    Something needs to be made very very abundantly clear to these people, even if what these people are saying is ‘hateful’ or ‘oppresive’ they still have the right to say it. Free speech is free speech even if you dont like what they are saying, there is no asterisk on the bill of rights. Just because you are offended by what someone says to you, throwing a temper tantrum about it and running to the admins to report this person or get them banned is doing nothing in your favor at all. You cannot just silence a person because you dont like what you’re hearing, thats literally the equivalent oh running to your parents and telling on the kid down the street that called you a name.

    You say that there’s no asterisk on the bill of rights. However, the US Supreme Court has at various points in history allowed governments to restrict fighting words, obscenity, indecency, profanity, defamation and commercial speech. The government has been allowed to limit speech for many, many reasons, because the Supreme Court has recognised that in some cases the harm speech causes can outweigh its value for freedom of speech purposes.

    Some analogies for you. Hate speech can involve telling lies about a marginalised group that damages the reputations of members of the marginalised group (i.e., is very similar to defamation). Hate speech can involve threats against members of a marginalised group (i.e., amounts to threats of violence). But we accept it, because it’s said about members of marginalised groups, and fuck it if they have to deal with the real harmcaused by hate speech.

    Also, even if we ignore reality to pretend that freedom of speech has always been an absolute right with no exceptions? It still only applies to where the government attempts to regulate speech. If I decide that I’m not going to invite someone into my house because I don’t like what they’re saying, that’s entirely my right. Similarly, when private companies decide not to allow particular bloggers to use their platforms because of something they said, that’s entirely their right. Because private companies are not the government.

    The US supreme court has suspended the right to free speech in times of war when they thought it would damage them, and their propaganda. Same thing as when they suspended the right of habeas corpus, does that mean it’s the right thing to do? Fuck no.

    The point is, just because you might disagree with someone, it doesn’t mean you should seek to see them silenced. It’s fucking childish.

    “oh you don’t agree with me tumBLR THIS IS HATE SPEECH GET RID OF IT!”

    In that right, I can say anything promoting the genocide of white people (aka race mixing) is hate speech as it contributes to the destruction of my people, can I not? Or does it have to be politically correct and not anti-white to be seen as hate speech for tumblr?

    I’ve had friend’s blogs be deleted solely because they promoted white pride, not even hate.

    It’s bullshit bleeding hear liberals who seek to silence those who might disagree with them, while the other side are sitting here, willing to argue, not crying, because we’re comfortable with our opinions.

    …You have a swastika in you blog theme. Like, it’s not even really worth me writing a response when you clearly don’t give a fuck about anyone who’s not a cis straight white able-bodied man. How is a swastika anything other than a hateful message saying that people of colour, gay people, people with disabilities, etc. should die?

    The point isn’t that everything the Supreme Court or the government does is right. The point is that it isn’t. The First Amendment is not beyond criticism and is not always implemented in a way that’s morally okay (or legally consistent). It was the OP that sought to rely on it—claiming that the government and the courts don’t get everything right actually kinda supports my point. Sorry.

    And, like, the fact that a lot of people aren’t going to argue with you isn’t a sign that you’re super superior or so much more comfortable with your opinions—it’s a sign that some of the shit your lot say about others is genuinely harmful, while what they say about you really isn’t.

    But you have a swastika in your blog theme, so I doubt you give a fuck what I say anyway. You’ll just keep feeling superior in your hating.

    (Keep telling yourself that white pride is a different thing to hate. People see through that shit.)

    • Christopher C.

      What in the hell…?

      • i hate jewish people

        Q: In the Jewish doctrine, when does a fetus become a human? A: When it graduates from med school. Q: Why do Jewish men like to watch porno movies backward? A: They like the part where the hooker gives the money back. Q: What’s the definition of a queer Jew? A: Someone that likes girls more than money. Q: What’s the difference between a Catholic wife and a Jewish wife? A: A Catholic wife has real orgasms and fake jewelry. Q: What do you call someone from Israel that has to sneeze? A: A Jew Q: Why were gentiles invented? A: Somebody has to pay retail. Q: What do you call a potato that picks on Jews? A: a dicTATER. Q: Why do Jewish men have to be circumcised? A: Because a Jewish women wont touch anything unless it’s 20% off Q. What is the difference between a crucifixion and a circumcision? A. In a crucifixion, they throw out the whole Jew. Q: Why do Jews have big noses? A: Because the air is free. Q: Did you hear about the Jewish troll? A: His name was Rumpled Foreskin. Q: Did you hear about the new tires, Firestein? A: They not only stop on a dime, they also pick it up! Q: How does a Jew celebrate Christmas? A: He installs a parking meter on the roof. Q: What would you call a bloodthirsty Jew on a rampage? A: Genghis Cohen. Q: Would you believe the Flinstones were Jewish? A: Yabba Dabba Jew! Q: Define: Genius A: A “C” student with a Jewish mother. Q: Who was the most well known Jewish cook? A: Hitler! Jewish people are the most optimistic people in the world. They have some cut off before they even know how big it will get. Q: Did you hear about the new facility Kraft Foods is building in Israel? A: It’s called “Cheeses of Nazareth. Q: What is the proper blessing to recite before logging on to the Internet? A: “Modem anachnu loch… Q: If a doctor carries a black leather bag and a plumber carries a box of tools, what does a mohel carry? A: A bris kit. Q: What do you call the steaks ordered by ten Jewish men? A: Fillet minyan. Q: What kind of cheese melts on a piece of matza to make a passover pizza? A: Matzarello Q: what does a Jewish pirate say? A: Ahoy vey! Q: How can you tell if someone is half Catholic and half Jewish? A: When he goes to confession, he takes a lawyer with him. Q: Where does Moshe hide money from his wife Sadie? A: Under the vacuum cleaner. Q: Did you hear about the short-sighted mohel (circumciser)? A: He got the sack. Q: Did you hear about the Jewish ATM? A: When you take out some money, it says to you, what did you do with the last $50 I gave you? How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. I’m serious. That Israeli how he does it. Twenty Dollars A Jewish boy asks his father for twenty dollars. His father replied, “ten dollars, what in the world do you need five dollars for, I’d be happy to give you a dollar, here’s a quarter.” A Wife’s Duty Three men were sitting around bragging about how they had given their new wives duties. The first man had married a Catholic woman and bragged that he had told his wife she was to do all the dishes and house cleaning that needed doing at their house. He said it took a couple days, but on the third day he came home to a clean house and the dishes were all washed and put away. The second man had married a Mormon woman. He bragged that he had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, the dishes and the cooking. He told them the first day he didn’t see any results, but the next day it was better. By the third day, the house was clean, the dishes were done, and he had a huge dinner on the table. The third man had married a Jewish girl. He boasted that he told her that her duties were to keep the house clean, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry done and hot meals on the table, every day. He said the first day he didn’t see anything, the second day he didn’t see anything, but by the third day most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye. Creation On the sixth day God turned to the angel Gabriel and said, “Today I am going to create a land called Israel. It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty. It will have rolling hills and mountains full of goats and eagles, a beautiful, sparkling, clear ocean full of sea life and high cliffs overlooking white sandy beaches.” God continued, “And I shall make the land rich in oil to allow the inhabitants to prosper. I shall call these inhabitants ‘Jews’ and they shall be known as the most friendly people on the earth.” “But,” asked Gabriel, “Don’t you think you’re being too generous to these Jews?” “Not really,” replied God, “just wait and see the neighbours I am going to give them.” Jewish Engagement Ruth and Golda were walking along Hendon High Street. Ruth says, “My son Irving is getting married. He tells me he is engaged to a wonderful girl, but… he thinks she may have a disease called herpes. Golda says, “Do you have any idea what this herpes is, and can he catch it?” Ruth replies, “No, but I am just so thrilled to hear about Irving’s engagement – it’s time he settled down. As far as the herpes goes…who knows?” “Well,” says Golda, “I have a very good medical dictionary at home. I’ll look it up and call you.” So Golda goes home, looks it up, and calls Ruth. “Ruth, I found it. Not to worry. It says herpes is a disease of the gentiles.” Bus Driver An orthodox Rabbi dies and goes to heaven. As he’s approaching the gates, he hears a band of singing and dancing angels approach, and begins to get excited. The lead angel approaches the Rabbi and asks if he would mind stepping aside for a moment. Shocked, the Rabbi does so. The angels march out of the gates and encircle a man who has also approached the gates. The man is an Egged bus driver [Egged, pronounced like egg-head without the h, is the Israeli tour bus company.] The joyous parade of angels carry the bus driver in ahead of the Rabbi. When the parade is gone, an angel returns to the Rabbi and says, “You can come in now.” The angel begins to lead the Rabbi inside alone. The Rabbi, somewhat confused, says, “I’m not one to make waves or anything, but I need to know something. I think I’ve been a good Rabbi. I’ve worked hard all my life. Why is it that the Egged bus driver gets led in by a band of angels ahead of me?” The angel says, “Well, frankly, Rabbi, whenever you preached, people slept. But whenever he drove, people prayed.” I’m Gonna Jump In Jerusalem, a man is going to jump off the building. Up rushes good Jewish cop to talk him down. Cop yells up to the man “Don’t jump! Think of your father” Man replies “Haven’t got a father; I’m going to jump.” The cop goes through a list of relatives, mother, brothers, sister, etc. Each time man says “haven’t got one; going to jump.” Desperate the cop yells up “Don’t jump! Think of your Rabbi” Man replies “Who is that?” Cop yells “Jump, Muslim! You’re blocking traffic!”

        source: http://www.jokes4us.com/ethnicjokes/jewishjokes/jewishjokes.html

    • Wtf are you talking about and where did you steal the text?

  • are you really that dumb?

    We do not censor our weather artists, so your song may have explicit language or content if you’d like. However if your song has language that is misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. (any hate speech at all), it’s definitely not going to be chosen.”

  • are you really that dumb?

    this is her mother -found it!

    • Here we go again…

      No. That is her mother – in -law. See below. She is married to Jared Blau-kursman

      • yup

        just went to a Jewish furniture store as they were offering 0% finance for upto 10 years!
        “That’s great!” I said as I signed the contract. “When will it be delivered?”
        “When you’ve paid the balance” he smiled.

        I used to work for a Jewish carpenter.
        He used to check my fingers for splinters to make sure I wasn’t stealing.

        There wouldn’t be any Jews in America if they hadn’t heard about the right of free speech.

        I went to a fancy dress party the other day dressed as Adolf Hitler.
        Everyone thought it was hilarious.
        Until they found three dead Jews in the shower.

        Why don’t Jews eat pork?
        Jews may be a lot of things but cannibals they are not!

        Two Jews were sitting on a pier passing the time of day. The first Jew puts his feet in the water and cries, “It’s cold, it’s cold!” The second Jew puts his nose in and screams, “It’s fucking deep too!”

        Hitler may have killed 6 million Jews, but he sure as fucking hell saved the History channel.

        Why do pregnant Jews always go for Cesarian section?
        Because they`re tight cunts.

        Two Jewish businessmen were discussing insurance. “You need fire insurance, burglary insurance and flood insurance.”
        “The fire and theft and burglary I can understand,” said the other, “but the flood insurance? How do you start a flood?”

        I can’t believe the judge said I was a particularly ruthless kidnapper and a disgrace to the Jewish community.
        All because I added shipping and handling charges to the ransom note.

    • Here we go again…
      • You can’t fix stupid

        He is busy studying law so he should know what she did is illegal. https://www.facebook.com/jared.blaukursman/about
        has anybody contacted him?

        • captain-confuzzled

          He is either aware or she has his password. His FB page has been locked down a bit more in the last 24 hours. I can’t see his friends list anymore

  • are you really that dumb?

    this is where the Blau and Kursman name came from

    • JD Montana

      Am I the only one that finds it hilarious that you can “Download [her] vCard”? I’m immature, I know. 😉

  • bigot

    and kursman

    • just a girl

      nice

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Would you like to explain your IP?
      98.174.216.153

      • Lindsay11

        I vote we ban the ip. We have better things to do than be emotionally blackmailed, held hostage while someone gets off on threats and told racist jokes.

        • Here we go again…

          Please do!!

  • just a girl

    Teresa questions for you!!

    . Don’t feel bad. A lot of people have no talent!

    2. He is dark and handsome. When it’s dark, he’s handsome.

    3. As an outsider, what do you think of the human race?

    4. I’d like to kick you in the teeth, but why should I improve your looks?

    5. At least there’s one thing good about your body. It isn’t as ugly as your face!Â

    6. Brains aren’t everything. In fact, in your case they’re nothing

    7. Careful now, don’t let your brains go to your head!

    8. I like you. People say I’ve no taste, but I like you.

    9. Did your parents ever ask you to run away from home?

    10. If I had a face like yours. I’d sue my parents!

    11. Any similarity between you and a human is purely coincidental!

    12. Don’t get insulted, but is your job devoted to spreading ignorance?

    13. Keep talking, someday you’ll say something intelligent!

    14. Don’t you love nature, despite what it did to you?

    15. Don’t think, it may sprain your brain!

    16. Fellows like you don’t grow from trees; they swing from them.

    17. He has a mechanical mind. Too bad he forgot to wind it up this morning.

    18. He has a mind like a steel trap, always closed!

    19. You are a man of the world and you know what sad shape the world is in.

    20. He is always lost in thought it’s unfamiliar territory.

    21. Are you always so stupid or is today a special occasion?

    22. He is known as a miracle comic. if he’s funny, it’s a miracle!

    23. He is listed in Who’s Who as What’s That?

    24. He is living proof that man can live without a brain!

    25. He is so short, when it rains he is always the last one to know.

    26. He is the kind of a man that you would use as a blueprint to build an idiot.

    27. How come you’re here? I thought the zoo is closed at night!

    28. How did you get here? Did someone leave your cage open?

    29. How much refund do you expect on your head now that it’s empty.

    30. How would you like to feel the way you look?Â

    31. Hi! I’m a human being! What are you?

    32. I can’t talk to you right now; tell me, where will you be in the next 10 years?

    33. I don’t want you to turn the other cheek; it’s just as ugly.

    34. I don’t know who you are, but whatever you are, I’m sure everyone will agree with me.

    35. I don’t know what makes you so stupid, but it really works.

    36. I could make a monkey out of you, but why should I take all the credit?

    37. I can’t seem to remember your name, and please don’t help me!

    38. I don’t even like the people you’re trying to imitate, if you are at all.

    39. I know you were born silly, but why did you have a relapse?

    40. I know you’re a self-made man. It’s nice of you to take the blame!

    41. I know you’re not as stupid as you look. Nobody could be!

    42. I’ve seen people like you, but I had to pay admission!

    43. Why are you so stupid today? Anyway, I think that’s very typical of you.

    44. Do u practice being this ugly?

    • Here we go again…

      Delete this one too?

      • Photo Stealers

        Sorry I was updating the post, that was taking priority. If she wants to keep playing, I’ll keep digging.

  • Look like Teresa Kurs invited some trolls

    • Just a Girl

      Isn’t it fun to watch her contribute to SEO!

    • Here we go again…

      Funny that the IP address is from Virginia … where she just happened to be going to the beach. Coincidence?

    • Justin Case

      I think we should all just sit back and let it play out. She isn’t fooling anyone and it just makes her look that much more foolish.

      • Here we go again…

        What a mess this forum in now. Looks like we all have turrets with the gaps. 🙂

    • At least she’s not creative..

  • Based on her Instagram when she posted the last images she was traveling through VA
    “Attachment”

  • doncalifornia

    Her claims of contacting the other photographers, removing content,etc, why are those comments removed? Shouldn’t a record of all her lies remain here forever?

  • Photo Stealers

    The post has been updated with the instragram images that are not her original works. Note that the last image was uploaded just an hour ago.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    FYI: Teresa is posting these things on other threads. If anyone sees anything like this please notify a mod immediately!

    • U Really That Dumb?

      More:

      • U Really That Dumb?
    • I see her as a rich spoiled child.

      • Here we go again…

        I think she married well and fabricated her online life. This was just a few years ago. A babysitter with no job and no car.

        http://www.barefootstudent.com/new_york/students/babysitter_nanny/sitter_68681

        • U Really That Dumb?

          This also proves she lied on a number of other things.

          • Here we go again…

            I am so over this girl… this is all I can think of…

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Yup

          • captain-confuzzled

            *sigh* this is just so ridiculous I don’t even care who stole from who (guessing this is in some “how to write your resume” book or something), but at any rate it sure isn’t original (attachment)

          • Lindsay11

            Thank you! I was just going to check that myself. It’s pretty obvious she didn’t write this.

          • Here we go again…

            As a side note… the Model Mayhem verbiage/write up is stolen too. If you want to post it. I’m not at a computer.

          • JD Montana

            “This also proves she lied on a number of other things.”

            Like her supposed inability to speak proper English?

          • BullShite

            She clearly wanted people to think she was this poor, disenfranchised, down-trodden little immigrant girl to win sympathy points. There is NOTHING real about any of the “faces” she’s put on in public.

        • Lindsay11

          “My qualities
          * Responsible
          * Playful
          * Punctual
          * Creative
          * Patient
          * Loving
          and of course trustworthy”

          http://media.giphy.com/media/12rcfb8VqKoF9e/giphy.gif

          • Helena

            That gif is ace!

        • captain-confuzzled

          she seems a bit confused about what school she is going to. In this one, she’s attending Parsons. http://www.barefootstudent.com/new_york/students/babysitter_nanny/available_babysitter_69895

  • You can’t fix stupid

    She is using my name hahaha can’t even think of original material. Screen shots rule

  • peaceetc

    So. Theresa. You’re not 17, you’re 22. You’re married, and apparently rich. You are still posting stolen images on your Instagram account (you did it earlier today! After all of this, you still stole. Do you have any shame at all?), and there are a ton more stolen images still on your account. You have been posting some truly awful things on the Photo Stealers site. You have lied about absolutely everything.

    I spent a good portion of my time trying to help you. We spent quite some time in private email, where I did my best to help you, because I thought you were going to kill yourself. I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt, that maybe there was a chance you could fix things and actually do something productive. But, no. No, you’ve chosen to continue lying, stealing, and all around being completely awful.

    I now see your suicide threats were nothing more than an attempt to get the Photo Stealers listing taken down. People went out of their way to make sure you survived the night, when all you were interested in was manipulating others.

    So you be sure to enjoy your trips and selfies and being a complete and utter fraud. I hope you realize you’ve completely screwed yourself out of any sympathy anyone involved may have had for you. I told you how my nephew committed suicide, how much that hurt my family, yet you used something so awful as threatening suicide yourself to try to play on our sympathies. That’s disgusting. It’s sick. You’re sick.

    No more, Maria Teresa Chong Kursman.

    • apekusay

      If she really did kill herself, would others be arrested by authority for causing that? Sorry, i’m not familiar with the law in your country.

      • No one would be arrested in any civilized country… because the only one to blame if it did happen would be herself, all this site does is shine a light on illegal activities.

        For example if some one had a fight they would be arrested for assault they can’t be charged for homicide or murder if that person committed suicide after the fact …. Kinda ludicrous.

      • Helena

        No. No one has incited her to commit suicide. Quite the opposite. Plus she had no bloody intention of doing it, she’s just an emotional manipulator.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Teresa, before you start flagging comments, know this, the mods will not delete them so you’re wasting your time. How about this, YOU get off your ass and remove every stolen image before you land yourself in court, or worse, jail.
    As for your attorney, go talk to them and see how much trouble you are in. You likely don’t have anywhere near the pockets to deal with all of this, even if mommy and daddy & the in-laws help you. Besides, they don’t want to be involved in a crime, especially not one that could cost you millions of dollars!

  • Helena

    I am honestly shocked and disgusted to see someone cry suicide not once, but multiple times, as you got called out for stealing images. You did it on the back of a very high profile suicide, and knew exactly the impact it would have.

    Your implication that anyone would want you to kill yourself over this is abhorrent. People went out of their way to make sure you were okay, including calling the police, and you pulled the same shit the next night. Do you behave like this with your husband to get your own way? It’s emotionally manipulative and abusive. It needs to stop.

    You come over as an immature, entitled brat, who does whatever they want with no regard whatsoever for the impact it has on others. You’re 22, and apparently have no idea how fortunate you are. Maybe try empathising with others for a change instead of only thinking about yourself.

    • Lindsay11

      You put this MUCH nicer than I would have Helena. I wish I could “like” it a million times.

      All Teresa managed to do with her antics was piss off the cult. If we ever had any intention of letting this die down? Those days are long past. I bet someone will be checking in on her daily and catching her lies.

    • Here we go again…

      Well said. This one is down right infuriating. I don’t wish bad things on anyone BUT… if F.I.T. doesn’t kick her out I’d be shocked.

    • peaceetc

      I get the feeling she gets a perverted kick out of using and manipulating people. She throws out some tears and gets whatever she wants. That didn’t work out very well for her this time, though. We went out of our way to try to help her, and all she did in response was steal more, lie more, and try to screw us all over by posting crap all over the place to try to make us look bad.

      Teresa, grow the hell up. You did all of this yourself. You had a chance and you blew it. I am perfectly happy to tell the whole damn world about you and what you’ve done.

    • cowtown1

      This. I don’t post here often, but I read all of that and didn’t think for a second this girl had any intention of harming herself. It’s really, really despicable that she did that.

    • Photo Stealers

      My brother committed suicide and it pretty much destroyed my family. Suicide isn’t a game which is why I had the cops involved when she started this on Thursday.

      • peaceetc

        We had to take her threats seriously. We did what we could to make sure she was okay, but she still tried to screw us all over. After we went out of our way to help her, she still lied and stole. What kind of person would do that?

      • Helena

        You did exactly the right thing as far as I’m concerned. I would have done the same. I agree, it’s not a game, which is why pulling this kind of stuff is so deplorable. Playing on the emotions of good people for your own gain. It’s so low.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Has anyone found even one original thought or is absolutely everything stolen?

    As for her suicide pictures, do we know that those were taken that night or are they too recycled from previous games and lies?

    • Helena

      You’d have to ask her husband I think.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Do you think he knows or is he in the dark as well? Has anyone contacted him to show him all of this? I DOUBT he would be very happy!

        As for the other night, I can’t wait to read the Mamaroneck police report! It would be interesting to see the officer POV camera footage and compare it to what she was wearing and what she looked like when they arrived.

        • Helena

          I don’t think her, or her lawyer in-laws have any idea. I bet they wouldn’t be best pleased either.

          I bet that video will make interesting viewing.

          • Photo Stealers

            Unless she was home alone at 2AM on Friday morning they have an idea as the cops came to her house due to her postings here.

          • Helena

            One would hope they all know. Although you would expect the actions immediately following that event (like all the fake posts) would have been discouraged.

          • BullShite

            The neighborhood she lives in is full of huge multimillion dollar homes…. if the neighbors didn’t see it, their security cameras did. I bet it’s the talk of the block, even if she WAS home alone.

          • Helena

            Also, it appears they live with his mother…

        • Lindsay11

          You guys would know, would it be possible to get the exif on what she posted here and tell when it was taken?

    • Here we go again…
      • Lindsay11

        LOL Her about me there is even copied.

        • captain-confuzzled

          Oh good grief!

        • Justin Case

          I was trying to verify that. I could only find bits and pieces that seem to appear on lots of fashion blogs. Do you have a link?

      • Lindsay11

        You mentioned her MM profile earlier. http://www.modelmayhem.com/1638215

        It looks like it came from here http://www.allartschools.com/art-careers/fashion-design/fashion-design-profile

        Looks like Teresa isn’t the only one who ripped it off either. It is amazing how many people think plagiarism is no big deal.

        • Justin Case

          she has had at least three MM profiles. That seems to be the only one still up, and since it is as a designer there are no images to check.

    • Photo Stealers

      From the EXIF they were taken with Photo Booth on her laptop that night. The labels for the pills are for a T… Blau-Kursman (from what is visible) and the other are for a Jar.. Kursman.

    • V323

      I’m sure she had lots of laughs playing that card, and loved so much was deleted in an attempt to help her. A whole new level of crazy thief!

    • Justin Case

      I think I managed to find three, two that were her designs and at least one that she was credited as stylist. As far as I can see, she hasn’t got a single image that isn’t a selfie or taken with a phone.

  • captain-confuzzled

    well this one has a nice ol date stamp. Nov 16, 2009 “I studied at the Fashion Institute if the phil (assuming Philippines) Im currently studying at the University of the Phil” So, let’s see if she is 17 years old now (I know, long ago debunked), that would put her in college at 12. Wow, such talent! (attachment)

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Has anyone contacted the local media to let them know about her? I’m sure they would love this! Especially since they have an actual police report to go with it!

    • Lindsay11

      I was thinking. Gawker.com is based in New York. They have an anonymous tip line and they absolutely love gossip.

      • BullShite

        …..especially with the suggested prominence of her in-laws.

        • Helena

          Yeah that was my thought too.

  • Holy shit on a stick Batman.. what did I miss whilst away? Crazy!!

    • Here we go again…

      Lots. 🙂

    • I don’t know … pretty much par for course. 🙂

      Other than this time we had to involve the police. 🙂
      http://stopstealingphotos.com/teresa-blau-kurs-york-ny/#comment-1543540723

    • Justin Case

      you missed the semi-meltdown of a totally fabricated personality. And it’s not over yet, she seems to be holding on pretty desperately.

    • Wes Jones

      Mmmm….. on a stick. Just how I like it. Oye vey.

  • CkOne

    I have an issue with the apology and with the other attention seeking behavior. is that she keeps doing what got her in trouble in the first place. she takes down and instagram account just to create a new one with a new name and repost the photos that are not hers and take credit for them. and then she makes the page private. keeps asking for forgiveness and to be left alone but keeps repeating the behavior that caused her the negative attention. truth is that if she just 1- removed the photos that are not hers. 2- post a public apology taking responsibility for her actions 3- kept her profile open so that it shows good faith that she will not do it again 4- just stop lying things could be resolved.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Too big of a sense of entitlement.

      • CkOne

        I think you nailed it. I can only think of one case where the person seem to really be sorry. every other time 1- they paint themselves as victims (my webmasters did it, that intern is fired, etc.) 2- they are being attacked by haters (my competition is after me, etc) 3- they just delete, ignore and hope it goes away. 4- they really see nothing wrong in what they do. In a way it is sad that most of these people could have careers in photography but whatever reputation they had before, it is now gone. they will always be known as the person who stole images and anything they post, even their own work, will be questioned.

      • BullShite

        That, and I can almost guarantee that she has created a false identity using these images to “fit in” with the world she married into. We have confirmed at least one friend she has is a legitimate model. So to take down all of the images and do away with them completely, would have these people questioning her whole life. She’s probably lied her way into the “scene” there and who knows where else?

        To apologize would be to tell 15,000 instagram followers that EVERYTHING was a false construct. Imagine telling someone who lives a fake life, they have to admit it to people that praised them for work they didn’t own, or that believed they were this nonexistant person, that they were big fat liars.

        THAT is why she threatened SEVERAL TIMES and in different places, to commit suicide. People were REFUSING to take down the proof of her theft.

        When people construct false worlds, or false personas, they cling to them with an extreme tenacity, because their real worlds and their real lives are less important. glamorous, and sometimes even less real than their TRUE lives.

        • doncalifornia

          Yes, she has probably been fabricating and enhancing her persona her whole life. She probably knows no other way. She’ll just keep making shit up. I am not sure she knows exactly who she is or what she really can and can’t do on her own. Sad.

  • Lindsay11

    Interesting! Wikipedia says mice would need 2,000mg per one kg of body weight for a lethal dose.

    • And don’t get me wrong, I take suicide very very seriously, but not this person. I’m convinced she’s a liar and a manipulator who tried to use suicide as a way to get us off her back. And I find it funny she “threatened” us with suicide using something that probably wouldn’t have worked in the end. SMH

  • Argh! These deleted comments are driving me nuts! Undelete. Undelete I tell ya! 😉 (PS don’t worry, I’m kidding, I get why they were deleted!)

    • peaceetc

      I know what they said. Believe me, they are better left deleted. 🙂

    • doncalifornia

      However, some of the deleted comments were simply “She took all the pics down” and “She is changing her life, leave her alone!” and “I already contacted the photographers” (paraphrases all) and along those lines. Why can’t those stay? There should be a record of her lies.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        They were not taken down on a whim. It was discussed and decided that they are not appropriate for this thread.

        • doncalifornia

          I understand; Since I only saw some of the comments, and only once or twice, I can’t really know everything she said and how she said it. I defer to the braintrust on this 😉

  • Just an quickie update. I wrote carbonmade.com about her profile there, linking back to here and they wrote back with the following:

    “Hey Al!

    Thanks for letting us know. We removed the portfolio.

    Mike Minnick
    support@carbonmade.com

    So big time kudos for Carbonmade for respecting artist copyright! Throw them some love if you can!

    • Lindsay11

      Wow that is fantastic! Good for them and good on you!

      • Indeed, nice job Carbonmade. Wish it were that easy on other websites.

  • Michael Goolsby

    Well goddam! I move from Georgia where it seemed that the fauxtographers had virtually set up camp, and then move all the way here to Denver (Littleton/Columbine), and sonofabitch if the damn fauxs aren’t here, too!! Geez, I’m trying to get my house put together! I was hoping things would calm down a bit until I could at least finish unpacking my Cokin Filter set from 1985!

    Dear Tereasa, or whatever name you’re going by this month… Listen up. We’re not going be putting up with any crap here in Denver. Forget that suicide threat crap. I’ve seen enough crazy to see right through you. I know exactly WHO and WHAT you are. If you want to take pictures, go take pictures of the goddam mountains. You know, those big things on the west side of town that were here for eons before you were born, and will continue to be here for eons after you and I are both scattered dust. Life is to short to be doing the crap you’ve been doing. Learn from your mistakes. Move on. Go take a hike and re-examine your place in the universe. Whatever you do, don’t steal, don’t lie about stealing, and don’t try to guilt others for catching you do it.

    • captain-confuzzled

      Hi Michael. Great to see you! Ummm, about that Cokin filter from 1985,you might want to switch out which one you are using, our fab Teresa is in New York City, NY (just fyi’ing). However knowing her, I have no doubt she would take credit for pictures from anywhere and your message to her is spot on as always.

      • Michael Goolsby

        Well, I saw NYC, but the read stuff about Denver, too, I thought. Frankly, with all the websites, Instagram accounts, and aliases, it’s awfully hard to keep things straight! Sorry to you NYC folks. But appreciative, nonetheless she’s not here. I was getting paranoid that the fauxs were following me!

        • captain-confuzzled

          and if ever there was a photo stealer that’s hard to keep straight, this one qualifies, with deleted posts, moving targets, quick changing websites and aliases. I’d be looking over my shoulder too, she’s likely to pop up anywhere (seems she has the means to).

  • Here we go again…

    Curious if anyone made a follow up call to F.I.T. ?

  • Wes Jones

    I’m not sure if someone has already called this one out, but the double cherry picture on her flickr page is most certainly not hers either. She modified the EXIF data to show that it was taken in Jan 2010 but an image search will show that that same image existed as far back as 2008.

  • Every time I see a post like this, especially involving a dumb kid, it makes me think that this website should be used as an educational tool showing everyone how you can’t hide on the internet and to be incredibly careful what you put out there. We’ve shown how bloody easy it is to find out waaay more than you can imagine from public searches. We don’t even have to do anything even remotely illegal. Funny that.

  • Here we go again…

    Changed instagram name… again. @blaukurs

  • U Really That Dumb?

    To those about to steal, those that have stolen, and those that say nothing ever gets done! Teresa, this applies to you.

    In a different jurisdiction or a different judge, she would have received all of it. She may still on appeal.

    http://sassy-designs.net/blog/?p=443

  • She has now made her instagram private and gained 2000+ more fans…. how does that work?

    • BullShite

      She probably bought them. Lots of bloggers/instagrammers/facebook pages do. There are a couple of bloggers that were called out on GOMI (Get off my Internets) for it before. There is no way that many people just “add” you, especially since she DOES NOTHING.

      • Buying followers/likes … is pointless. The likes and followers aren’t active members. most of them are from like farms where the accounts literally just like pages.

        It’s a complete waste of time to purchase likes/followers since there won;t be any engagement with your content.

        • BullShite

          The most hilarious part is that she’s not even doing something that would (forseeably) be in existence to get advertisers/sponsors, where purchasing “followers” would make sense…. though advertisers/sponsors are aware of this kind of thing now.

          It’s all for her frail little ego, and the FAKE ASS LIFE she’s built now that she’s married a guy who’s mother is someone. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photostealer that was this much of a complete tool.

          • Photo Stealers

            I noticed in her Instagram feed that she had people contacting her asking if they could send her products to feature on her instagram so she does get some sponsors. I imagine though that most if this is for the ego stroking, not the goods.

          • BullShite

            I didn’t even notice that! Good lord!

          • Hmmmm certifiable

  • Another Concerned Filipino

    I’ve also known Teresa Chong back in her teenage years, and let’s just say she has had a reputation for being a kleptomaniac, so this copyright infringement thing doesn’t surprise me.

    Dear Teresa, please stop stealing. If you have a problem, please seek professional help immediately.

  • GlennMcQuaig

    This has been one of the strangest odyssey’s I’ve ever seen here. It’s like peeling an endless onion. I don’t know if it’s been pointed out yet (and I’ve read the whole thread so I don’t think so) but did anyone notice that on her Instagram feed she’s done some bad PhotoShop and put her face on some other models’ bodies in some of the photos?

    • Lindsay11

      I gotta admit, it is one of the weirdest. But I think Tasha/Aries (and Melinda!) take the cake. http://stopstealingphotos.com/charming-photos-aka-aries-photography-cross-lanes-wv/

      I can’t answer to the photoshopping, but hopefully someone else can. I wouldn’t put it past her!

      • GlennMcQuaig

        I remember this one. Yes, quite the Queen of Denial. Haven’t looked back into that thread in a month or so though. I’ll have to go back in and see the updates.

    • Justin Case

      Really hard to tell Glenn. I am relatively certain that she did a swimwear shoot for Knit Wit Design in that same pool, so it could actually be her. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.690293184383204.1073741838.100900793322449&type=1

      It wouldn’t surprise me a bit, however, to find out she doctored some other photos. Check out the hashtags on the image below. And, yeah, it ain’t her.

      • GlennMcQuaig

        Yeah, that’s not her. Oy! It’s so eye opening, isn’t it? Just when I think I’ve seen or heard it all, some of these folks show me a whole new level of “Huh?”.

        Funny thing for me is that I don’t think I work one tenth as hard at a legitimate business as these people do at their many faux businesses. It’s like, “Get a real job! It’s way easier than living ten lies at a time.”

    • Just a girl

      She is naturally skinny and she owns the pool in their house as well as that expensive agent provocateur bikini. So i think she is really that photo. She looks like somebody with an eating disorder.

      • GlennMcQuaig

        Yep, I noticed she had the same suit, but something about the photo looks odd around the face, especially cheeks and chin look as if they were modified around the edges. It may be just a bad photo or me trying to see something that isn’t there. It may be her. I’ve been wrong before and am certain to be again!

        • Helena

          Still doesn’t quite fit with her poor immigrant line though.

          • GlennMcQuaig

            Heheh! Sure doesn’t!

          • Just a girl

            What do you mean by that?
            Where she came from? I guess philippine country sucks (probably still considered a third world)and she should go back to the place she cane from and belong.

          • Helena

            Stop lying and putting words in people’s mouths Teresa. Especially trying to gain credibility posting under a regular user’s name.

        • Just a girl

          I really think that she have an eating disorder given how skinny she is. She has a model face and body but she is disgustingly thin.

          • Just a girl

            Here to prove her sickness. Tell me if i am wrong but i can detect anorexic in a distance.

          • BullShite

            She is NOT “sick” or anorexic. Sorry, dated a LOT of skinny-ass girls in my time, she doesn’t look any different.
            SHE EVEN LIES ABOUT HER ANOREXIA!!! #pitymewhaaaa
            #thispagewassenttogawker #itsonreddittoo

          • Photo Stealers

            Again, this poster is posting from FIT in NYC.

          • peaceetc

            You know, it’s funny. You aren’t proving you have an eating disorder, Teresa, but you are definitely proving something else. You posted from FIT, so either you didn’t think we’d be able to figure that out, or you did know we could and knew it would bring you more attention. Either way, it’s pretty damned stupid.

            GROW UP. I’m sick of your games, Teresa. You’re the kid who cried wolf, and when the time comes when you really need help, no one will believe you and you’ll be all alone. And you will have no one to blame but yourself. It is definitely time to start contacting FIT and other places. More people need to be made aware of who you really are.

          • BullShite

            Does your mother-in-law know you doing this crap? Just a thought but I can’t imagine that she would be too happy to know that her highly respected name is connected to this lying, thieving, childish nonsense you keep pulling.

      • Photo Stealers

        FYI: this is someone posting from FIT, NOT the “Just a girl” user that posts here often.

        • peaceetc

          The Fashion Institute of Technology happens to be the very school Teresa attends. Funny, that.

      • peaceetc

        Nope, sorry, Teresa. Your attempts to get us to feel sorry for you (again) aren’t working. If you have an actual eating disorder, then get help. But the photos above just seem to be of a thin female.

        • Justin Case

          a self-obsessed skinny girl. Seriously Teresa, get your own life. These other ones you keep ‘borrowing’ just aren’t a good fit for you.

          • peaceetc

            But hey, she got people to look at her in a bikini! For someone as desperate for attention from people, she’s getting exactly what she wanted.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        WHO CARES? Just because someone has an eating disorder, it doesn’t mean they can’t do time in jail OR pay out millions in legal costs.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        FYI: A defense of Insanity and or mental defect does not include eating disorder.

  • GlennMcQuaig

    This is one of those photos she ‘shopped.

  • Photo Stealers

    FYI: the “Just a girl” commenter is not the “Just a girl” user who typically comments here. The person is posting from FIT in NYC. Take that as you will. 😉

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Just saying.

  • My abs…in my dreams..

  • captain-confuzzled

    Don’t know how long it will stay on the FB page, but posted this (attachment).

    • captain-confuzzled

      Sooo..I received a request from an Al Mannera (who has a pretty sparse FB profile, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004791706460 and which appears to have been created tonight) to take down my post. I declined. The following conversation has ensued as of a few minutes ago. (attachments)

      • captain-confuzzled

        and the saga continues with notification to me that “the person who you are concerned of doing some copyright infringement and her name did not showed up as one of our student:”…. (attachment)

        • doncalifornia

          lol your replies are perfect!

          • captain-confuzzled

            hardest part of the deadpan responses was not saying “I’ll let FIT do what they see fit about what fits their FB page” *lolgroan*

        • You can’t fix stupid

          For some reason I can’t see your replies – I can see Al Mannera’s not not yours. ??

          • You can’t fix stupid

            See if this stays up.

          • Justin Case

            I believe that was a facebook chat, so only Cap Confuzzled and Al will have any record or access.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          All of their claims can be easily verified by calling FITs’ President’s Office at 212 217.4000

        • Lindsay11

          Remember when she was telling stories and throwing out names last time? I’ve no idea who John Gavin is (and a cursory search brings up nothing) but I’m sure he appreciates being dragged into her crazy.

        • John Gavin

          Hey! Wow, I never knew she would drag me into this. I was one of the first one to message her about her stealing photos from people. I was also the one who e-mailed photographers about her stealing their own photographs. It all started on an instagram photo by “TheAtlasMagazine”, she commented saying that she wanted to submit her work to them in hopes to be published. I was curious to see what kind of photos she had, so I had to look and noticed some of her photos were really inconsistent when it comes to style and the way the photos are edited. So I decided to do a reverse image search on google, and what do you know. The original photos came up.

          This was when I made aj_ksoe because Teresa already blocked my original profile johngavin_ from her instagram. I uploaded a photo on aj_ksoe calling her out and saying how she steals images but Instagram deleted my account for “attacking another user”. This was when i made f_nyc to follow her and stay quiet (I noticed she would change her name all the time, and if I had her followed on an account I wouldn’t have to search for her name)

          I was also the one who contacted her website, teresablaukurs.com, and told them about her hosting images on her website that isn’t hers.

          I’m glad that this story blew up and that she’s taken down her instagram.

          • John Gavin
          • Lindsay11

            Hi John! Thank you for all you have done to bring Teresa’s actions to light. Teresa has a habit of using real people’s names in her stories to make them sound more legit. Several of us actually went looking for you to tell you that Teresa was using your name!

            I’m sorry you were dragged into this, but thanks for coming by and giving us more info!

          • Thanks for your due diligence. She is gone for now but I am sure she will be back …re-branded and I dont think she will be back clean. As her history and mentality has shown that she is incapable of doing the right thing. When she pops back up we will know eventually there is no escape.

      • Justin Case

        Did you notice that the fb profile for ‘Al’ is for a female? And exactly what happened to her grammar between 11:14pm and 11:20pm? World’s fastest lobotomy?

      • Dude the entire conversation is halarious!

      • BullShite

        This is HILL-AH-REOZ!!!!

        SOMEONE suddenly seems VERY PANICKED all of the sudden, that their Mother-in-Law night know about this if someone ever GOOGLES HER NAME.

        Sucks to have a name that’s not really common, and having a Mother-in-Law that ALSO has that name, that has a pretty high community standing.

        Could you guys IMAGINE if the Gawker actually ran with this story? 😀

        • I LOVE the hate speech angle!

          “Article 20(2) of the ICCPR requires states to prohibit hate speech: Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law.”

          Don’t see any posts that fall under that definition here.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            However, fraud and theft are illegal!

          • FunnyBee

            Well…

          • One word responses don’t really do much for us. Perhaps a complete sentence is in order?

          • FunnyBee

            @somberlily_photography her new ig!!!

          • We know…but she now knows that we do 🙁

          • Lindsay11

            Well, not since Teresa’s hate speech posts were deleted at least!

      • Lindsay11

        Oh Teresa is so freakin amusing!! I just googled and I don’t think “Al” knows what she’s talking about, shocking I know.

        Section 230(c)(1) provides immunity from liability for providers and users of an “interactive computer service” who publish information provided by others:

        In analyzing the availability of the immunity offered by this provision, courts generally apply a three-prong test. A defendant must satisfy each of the three prongs to gain the benefit of the immunity:

        The defendant must be a “provider or user” of an “interactive computer service.”

        The cause of action asserted by the plaintiff must “treat” the defendant “as the publisher or speaker” of the harmful information at issue.

        The information must be “provided by another information content provider,” i.e., the defendant must not be the “information content provider” of the harmful information at issue.

        • BullShite

          You figure if she was going to pretend to be someone with any sort of authority at FIT, she would chose a name there that was easily googleable. SMH

      • I hope you asked if he was an authorized representative from FIT and for his contact info. 🙂

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Profile shows a she. 🙂

      • Photo Stealers

        Then there’s the whole problem with the fact that this site isn’t on tumblr anymore. LOL

      • Justin Case

        “Paging Al Mannera… Al?… Dr. Mannera?… anyone?”

      • Also … when did Instagram start grabbing copyright ownership of images? The copyright still belongs to the author.

    • The removed all posts it seems.

      • Lindsay11

        I still see them all. *attached* Also, how stupid of her to post on FIT’s page!! I agree with Bull, she is really nervous that MIL will find out.

        Hey Teresa, see what bumping your page with your stupid games gets you? Try it again and I’m SURE your MIL will find out what you’ve been up to.

        • BullShite

          Doop-de-do I live in New York and I am rich and I need a Tax attorney! I shall hire de-bestest!!

          Hmmmm, I hear this “Blau-Kursman” is right up there! Let me google that name! There can’t be that many people with a name combo like that!

          Oh MY!
          (attachment)

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Oh SNAP!
            Wait, we all did see it coming. Teresa didn’t…

          • Helena

            I actually feel quite sorry for her in-laws.

    • captain-confuzzled

      and my fab FIT FB post has now been removed from their FB page.

      • blabla

        So what now? She just walks away? This is getting frustrating. Ughhhhg

        • BullShite

          Don’t worry.
          When her husband goes for a job, or someone googles his mother in law, it’s pretty clear she won’t be “walking away”.

          Maybe you should have just been a decent human being Teresa.

        • Lindsay11

          Don’t worry. Teresa never leaves us. She’ll be back with a story before I finish this comment I bet! http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/internet_lies_arthur.gif

      • blabla

        I knew her way back in the Philippines. FYI, she was kicked out from her high school because of a stealing issue in a local bookstore, she even told her mates tht they can get anything they want because her uncle owns the place. Crazy.

      • BullShite

        That’s OK. I have it all screen capped.

      • BullShite

        Funny…. I still see this when I click the link…..and it seems everything was removed but C’s post, where she says she can provide logs of her activities.

        That’s interesting. Keep an eye on your “other folder”!

        https://www.facebook.com/FashionInstituteofTechnology/posts/1448823052073990

        • BullShite

          I don’t think this attached.

          • captain-confuzzled

            interesting, do you see it when looking at the main Timeline page? wonder if they first just cleared out “Al’s” comments and then hid the post??

          • Lindsay11

            Wow that is weird. If you try to get to it from their front page it’s gone.

          • BullShite

            Nah, I had to go via the link.

        • ALP

          If you two are friends on facebook you would still be able to see the post, even it’s been hidden from the FIT facebook page — unless Zuckerberg has changed that since the last time I got a complaint.

    • Student

      Too bad its gone now. I was the one who reported her to the dean. But Teresa has connections and did not get penalize at all.

      • BullShite

        Oh yeah?

        You mean her Mother In Law? So did Teresa say “oh by the way, I am ALL OVER this website and the internet using YOUR LAST NAME as being a photo thief, liar, faking suicide, AND telling anti-semetic jokes (I am SURE she will think that pizza not screaming in the oven like jews do is absolutely hilarious) while fraudulently pretending to be other people on disqus…..but bail me out of this ok?”

        Was that her “connection”?

      • U Really That Dumb?

        The hard link is still there. It was reported as harassment and hidden, but it’s still there.
        PLEASE take the link to this page to the dean of students or to the office of the president. Let them know that the longer they let this go, the worse it reflects on them. Also, the higher the SEO lands them in connection with this.

        • BullShite

          The worst part is that she could steal the work of OTHER STUDENTS there. Why would she not? Would that student be able to financially go through a copyright lawsuit to defend their work if she took it?

          The school should be protecting THEM.

      • BullShite

        You can also send everyone you know there to help boost this, and suggest this link to the GAWKER via email and facebook.

        http://www.reddit.com/r/quityourbullshit/comments/2en6fx/instagrammer_with_17k_followers_posts_stolen/

  • Just a Girl

    When I first heard that this crazy girl was posting as me I laughed and really thought it was funny. I find it more sad then anything after seeing what she has posted. Teresa, just stop your game and get some help. You have completely ruined any chance you have at being a credible “artist” in the future- don’t continue to make it worse. Thanks PS for recognizing that her bad grammar and my bad grammar are different! And thanks for the heads up Helena and Lindsay!

    • BullShite

      You need an avatar so it makes it a “little” harder to steal your name!

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Very true. Mods can see who is who, but for the rest, it’s harder.

      • Just a Girl

        AHHHHHHHH Grand idea! Thanks!

  • Justin Case

    This whole thread is like a clown car of crazy. WHO will Teresa Blau-Kursman become next?

    Step right this way folks, it’s the girl of a hundred indentities.

  • doncalifornia

    Does her husband just not give a hoot about any of this?? Maybe he isn’t real either.

    • captain-confuzzled

      wondering the same

    • V323

      There’s some crazy deflections going on with this person.

    • Helena

      I reckon he may know something, but very unlikely to know the whole story.

    • BullShite

      Speaking of her husband. There is nothing on this guy online.
      Seriously nothing. He’s young, he’s rich, he’s not ugly, he grew up in the information age…. he has almost no internet foot print whatsoever.

      Something is REALLY fishy with that.

      • captain-confuzzled

        agree, I found exactly one item about a graduation in 2010. Wondering if maybe good ole mom has to hire someone to clean up after the kids online.

        • BullShite

          That’s about all I found, and that is a HUGE red flag. Does anyone know how to circumvent internet “scrubbing”?

      • V323

        Well that’s just bizarre. So many ways this story could travel on the crazy train.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Take note that there is now a PDF showing even more stolen images. See 08/26/14 update above or click:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7632014/teresablaukurs%20on%20Instagram.pdf

    • Still ???? That’s sad!

    • Photo Stealers

      Since I posted it she’s deleted all the images she stole from her Instagram. It’s interesting how many now are not found.

      • You know this is what freaks me out … If she just simply removed all the stolen work this would not be such a big problem. It seemed she wanted to hold on to her fake prestige.

  • Marc W.
    • BullShite

      This makes it even more pathetic and amusing that she didn’t just /learn how to /do this instead of STEAL. At least we have the answer as to how she managed to get away with this nonsense for so long. The best LIES have a touch of legitimacy.

    • I made a post lets see how long t lasts 🙂

      • Justin Case

        I’m fairly confident they are already suspicious. Her comments and ‘likes’ are now all gone from that photo set. I’m pretty sure Sarah Davis – Knit Wit Design is also aware.

    • You can’t fix stupid

      The link to here has been removed

    • My posts have been removed and I am. Now blocked from the page. #nosurprise

      • Lindsay11

        I see your posts and this new comment.

      • Lindsay11

        Sorry, forgot to click “see more” Here’s the whole comment.

        • BullShite

          Wasn’t she originally outed on IG by a stylist for a shoot she claimed she did?

        • Sorry, I know we aren’t really supposed to critique the work but … anyone ever hear of white balance?

        • Personally if I found out a photographer I worked with was a copyright thief I would delete any thing we did as a collaboration that could be tainted by it.. I would also remove name references…but that’s logical lol

          • U Really That Dumb?

            I guess Google and SEO are foreign terms… She doesn’t get that by keeping the association she gets nailed.

          • Justin Case

            well, since Teresa has removed her facebook profile (again), at least her comments don’t show up. That’s actually how I found this page in the first place.

    • Photo Stealers

      http://instagram.com/p/rilz45J361/ appears to be from that shoot.

  • U Really That Dumb?
  • Here we go again…
    • BullShite

      A student posted a link to this in a Facebook group for past and present FIT students. Too. People are listening. Word is growing.

      • Here we go again…

        11303 members

        • BullShite

          Damn I didn’t even look at the number of members!

          • Here we go again…

            Make that 11312. Lol

          • You can’t fix stupid

            make is 11313 🙂

          • BullShite

            A link was posted on the Larchmont NY Patch too. 😉

      • They need to listen…. She needs a lesson in humility..

        • Here we go again…

          I’ve lost track… what the hell is her current IG name??

      • captain-confuzzled

        link to that FB page? – never mind, found it.

  • yikes

    so i actually had class with this girl this summer and i’m really not surprised this happened. Someday’s she would deliberately follow myself and two of my friends to lunch after our afternoon class, where we would listen to her tell us amaazzzing stories of life upstate with her husband. But i do remember her telling us that she was working with FIT student services because she had severe multiple personality disorder and that she was in counseling for her issues….although she did also mention that she was a mail-order bride from the Philippines too, so I guess she wasn’t lying completely. Stealing isn’t acceptable of course but maybe this will get her the help she really needs.

    • Here we go again…

      Thank you for coming over and telling us this. Her story is rather convoluted. You will see in the comments below that she claims that she has no husband , etc. Feel free to come back if you think of anything else.

    • captain-confuzzled

      Thank you for adding your information. Definitely hoping she gets some help and definitely hoping she stops stealing and misrepresenting herself..

    • I find the that because “Teresa Blau Kurs” flagged this message adds even more credibility. Thank you for coming forward with your experience.

    • Justin Case

      I think TBK should seriously think about changing therapists. I believe her personalities are multiplying.

      Her poor little girl from the Philippines line doesn’t ring true with her past internet footprint. Troubled she may be, but that doesn’t do a bit to correct the wrongs that she has done here. ‘Mail-order bride’ may be how she sees herself, but she seems to have gotten everything she wanted out of the deal. I wonder if her husband knows that she describes their marriage that way?

      She seems quite adept at manipulating strangers, misrepresenting herself and misleading friends. And she knows what she is doing is wrong, yet she continues.

      • Helena

        Oh goodness, poor hubby. I sincerely hope he hasn’t read this page.

      • Here we go again…

        Do mail order brides get to come over years earlier to attend design school? If so, Where do I sign up??? I’d prefer a better husband/family though. Remember this girl had no car, had to babysit/nanny, oh and don’t forget her supposed stint at Ryker’s,

        Also, If she got married last year why does her dating profile match IG photos taken within the last 6 months? Where are all the wedding photos? Don’t you think this selfie crazy narcissist would have plastered her IG account with details of dresses, diamonds, honeymoon and husband? Scratching head…

        And why the hell does a good looking, 25 year old law student from a prominent family need a mail order bride with multiple personalities? He needs to review his marriage contract.

    • BullShite

      I’m just playing arm-chair psychiatrist here, but the only disorder she’s shown, is compulsive lying. MPD is rare, if it exists at all ( and there is speculation, since the story of “Sybil” who spawned the MPD movement was proven false, as was the story behind “The Flock” another supposed MPD case.) but she told us it was PTSD, and bipolar. I guess it’s which ever one is the most popular for the week?

      The “mail order bride” story was much better than the story she gave us, about being the daughter of a convicted gun smuggler, (he does exist, and is in jail, and I am SURE has no idea he is being SLANDERED for CHILD RAPE and INCEST) and how her mother or was it step mother? beat her badly etc, etc.

      It’s sooo smart to involve a convicted (and probably organized crime affiliated) person into your bed of lies. Accusing him of RAPE and PEDOPHILIA is probably NOT a good idea, and if he finds out her family has money. He can break the law, but I imagine he can use it in a cut and dry slander case too.

    • doncalifornia

      Nope, no way she is a mail order bride. Teresa if your relatives in the Philippines see this they will be mortified, unless they already know you are a pathological liar. There are no “mail order brides” from the Philippines. The country has a very large and complex immigration program with the U.S. and no, nobody gets to the U.S. from the Philippines as a mail order bride. The Mail-order bride phenomenon is a very complex subject in the first place, and it is prevalent in many countries for specific socio-economic and political reasons. But the Philippines? Bull. That is total and complete nonsense. This crazy woman will never stop with her stories because she can not live a normal day on her own terms with her own personality. She truly appears to be fabricating almost every aspect of her life. I don’t even think she’s married to this dude. If she is, then GodBlessHim because he is dealing with a a person with serious mental issues. Sorry Teresa but you have proven over and over that you simply can not live with, or tell, the truth about anything. You need help. Not for Multiple Personality Disorder, because that doesn’t even exist and doctors stopped diagnosing it many decades ago, before you were born. If you were being “treated” for it at FIT, it is because you self-diagnosed and went in all the time insisting you had it. Otherwise I think you were there for any number of legitimate psychological reasons, one of which is your compulsive lying. PLEASE STOP THIS CRAP. You are denigrating other people, accusing them of lying and stealing, accusing them of rape and pedophilia, accusing them of mercilessly attacking you and driving you to the edge of suicide. How all your friends and family don’t see right through you like the rest of us, is beyond me. I have a question, whenever a friend wises up, do they confront you or do they mysteriously just stop associating with you? It’s one or the other. I remember being friends a couple decades ago with a pathological liar. It didn’t last long. After multiple attempts to just get the dude to come clean on everything, EVERYTHING, he continued making stuff up. Out of whole cloth. Daily. For no reason. Just had to concoct a story. And he was really detailed and complex about it, but the very next day it’s as if you never had the conversation with him, he was just on to his next reality. He told me once about getting t-boned in his VW bug and being monitored in the hospital for two overnights because of swelling on the brain. He described the girl who hit him, how it happened, what the police said, his trip to the hospital. Blacking out. This was to explain why I didn’t see him at our softball game. As if I needed that story. I got this whole story on Monday day, and the next day, Tuesday, I had to go pick up something from his house. There was his car, not a scratch, and there he was, not a scratch, bump or bruise, there was his family saying hi nice to see you, without a single reference to the alleged life-endangering accident from 3 days previous and weekend stay in intensive care. The problem is, he spins his web so fast and furious, he doesn’t really remember what he tells anyone. Honestly, we stood right next to the car he had just 18 hours earlier told me was destroyed in a crash that could have killed him. This was about the 10th similar incident, and I finally gave up. I have not spoken to him in 25 years but I hold out the faint hope he hasn’t continued to pull his crap for his entire adult life since then. A little hope. If there was an internet at the time, I can only imagine he might have done something like what you are doing now. I am willing to bet you don’t have very many long-time friends. You can’t, because the “you” they get to know is not real. Seriously. Stop making stuff up. Get help for it. Or you will always and forever be “that” person, the pathological compulsive liar who nobody knows anymore.

      • doncalifornia

        And yeah I am playing arm-chair psychologist; I am not a doctor or a medically trained person in any way and I am not making a diagnosis. It’s my opinion. I am just pointing out the obvious.

        • doncalifornia

          Also, I guess I shouldn’t say there are “NO” mail-order brides from the Philippines, although I am fairly certain there are “NO” mail-order brides from the Philippines. There’s always a chance. Like, there could be mail-order brides from Toronto too. Sorry everyone if I just gave another compulsive liar there a good idea, lol.

      • She has mental problems for sure but easy on the eyes 🙂

  • BullShite

    This is a possible Teresa sock puppet, as it began when she was first busted on Instagram. Credit for finding it is not mine. 😉

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ClovisDebelt

    • Here we go again…

      Stolen profile photo, no original tweets, not a single tweet of someone else’s favorited, no photos tweeted… hmmm. 😉

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Actually, looks like she could have had the image stolen from her!
      Either way, great find!

  • Here we go again…

    I’ve been away from my phone .. did you all see this discussion? https://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.690293184383204.1073741838.100900793322449&type=1

    • Here we go again…

      “Wow! She’s managed to convince some of her friends that everything here is a lie!”

    • U Really That Dumb?

      My guess is they are trying to ride her coattail. That or using her for her money.
      I wonder who’s lights those are. Owned or rented? Either way, NOT cheep! Especially for a student project.

      • Justin Case

        No markings from FIT or a rental company. They look like they came right out of the box. Not a scratch on them.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Must be nice to be able to spend mommy and daddy’s $10k on lights for a student project shoot.
          Time to call Mac Group to see who they sold them to. Even if they bought them through a third party, they will have a record.

    • doncalifornia

      This behind the scenes set of photos does not seem to have any images of Teresa doing her thing, or her equipment. Based on comments here there must have been some which have been removed now.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Yup! They are gone.

        • BullShite

          Good.
          I hope they know now that her name cold TANK their chances of big time. I seriously don’t want to see a truly talented designer or make up artist/stylist to go down with the boat with this fraud. The other people have WORKED to get where they were, not lied and used other people’s money.

      • I guess logic hit them and they decided to remove all traces of her.

      • Justin Case

        Here you go. The rest were more of the same. Nothing wrong or fake about these pictures, but like everything else, they are now tainted by all the lies and fraud.
        Put on facebook 10 August, before the original post was made here.

  • captain-confuzzled

    Well, here’s a new low. “Al” plagiarizing comments in FB from other FB posts in the threads about this incident. *smfh* (attachment)

  • Fit alumni

    Fit is now starting an investigation. As I’ve heard, as well as all the fit students contributed to this forum. Fit is not happy people posting in their official webpage and affecting their integrity. Of course they have in-house legal team and good it department that will detect all IP’s.

    I saw Teresa’s strobe lights from behind the scenes from her stylist and she worked with. She uses profoto D1 and even B1, beauty disk and soft boxes. I saw in her facebook (before) that she worked for Valentino, plus its not easy to get into FIT so i am sure they had her background check and everything, they won’t just take a student that is a fraud or a liar.

    I also saw her mother in law picking her up and her husband once at school. These people are decent human being i met her mother and she is deadly nice. I am positive Teresa won’t do something like this. She is already a big shot photographer and i saw all of her work, and i think you guys are successful in ruining her credibilities.
    The thing that is weird is that when i looked at the portfolio you guys said she stole. Why would she be so stupid to use photos of other famous photographers when she has already established her name? This really sounds fishy… Might’ve attracted hundred of trolls and haters. .

    But good luck Teresa. Keep strong and your head up high!

    These people has nothing to do but to sit in front of their pc and talk about other people to make themselves feel better.
    I saw some profile of the contributed here in fb. Most of them are married, has daughters, or family themselves. And it’s a shame that they are doing this to another child of a family.

    • BullShite

      This. Is. Amazing.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        This
        Is
        Bogus

        • BullShite

          Which is EXACTLY why I was in such…..AWE…….

          It just gets better and better…..

      • doncalifornia

        LOL, she mentions IP addresses too. She is simply fascinating.

    • Lindsay11
    • peaceetc

      It’s already been proven she (or you, since we can’t say you are not Teresa herself) has stolen. The screencaps above and in the comments are real. Teresa herself has admitted she stole photos from others. That is not in dispute. At all. Not even a little bit. So I would suggest you do your research before popping in here and telling us we’re just out to ruin her credibility. We aren’t. In fact, the only photos Teresa has been able to prove are hers (excluding selfies) were taken a couple of weeks ago, within a few days of each other. If she were truly a successful photographer, she would have a proper portfolio, and wouldn’t need to steal from others.

      • peaceetc

        I might add — the photos she showed that were actually hers were all taken on auto settings. If she was an actual professional photographer, it’s highly unlikely she would do that.

        • ALP

          The last time I took pictures with my mom’s faux-DSLR I couldn’t get the damn thing out of auto. Worst photos ever.

    • ALP

      **sigh** The evidence is pretty plain. If you don’t want to see it, well, horses, water etc. If she does a have such an amazing portfolio, we don’t know why she would use stolen photos either (and, btw, having gear doesn’t mean you have any idea how to use it. I have an amazing kitchen, doesn’t mean I can cook more than grilled cheese). But the fact of the matter is that she did steal photos and lie and continue to lie and then lie about other things — many, many other things. So here’s my advice to you. Support your friend, but don’t encourage her to continue with the dishonesty. Many of the people she stole from could make her life VERY difficult. Urge her to come clean and get help.

    • BullShite

      So to be serious “FIT Alumni”…. are you a representative of FIT? I am curious, just so I know who I am addressing here. 😉

    • Lindsay11

      “Why would she be so stupid to use photos of other famous photographers when she has already established her name?”

      That’s a question we ask of every stealers. It IS stupid. Teresa was flat out idiotically stupid and continues to act that way by bumping this post and antagonizing people who post here. Hmmm wait, that sounds familiar!

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Chanel,

      1) Their in house legal team can’t get IP’s from FB unless they file in court. They are NOT that dumb because they have no case or standing. They are welcome to ask for YOUR email, IP & Mac address.
      2) Their integrity was compromised when they failed to act immediately.
      3) I own all of those lights and then some. So what?
      4) She is the furthest thing from a ‘big shot’ photographer than you can even imagine. You have NO idea!
      5) Who cares who you’ve met. I’ve met and am friends with many much more powerful people. They are all HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY! Something she has proven she isn’t.
      6) She admitted she stole. What part of that did you not get?

      SMH!

      • The real kicker here is #6 … SHE ADMITTED SHE STOLE!

    • ALP

      I take it this person’s IP doesn’t match up with any of Teresa’s previous identities?

      • peaceetc

        It traces back to FIT itself, but I would think they randomly assign IP addresses on their network. So yes and no, since Teresa has also posted from FIT, but under a different IP address.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Chanel,
        Your using a school IP like this is against school policy.
        Email address: chanel_hanford@fitnyc.edu | IP address: 143.55.98.67

        • BullShite

          Be careful, the FIT legal team might investigate.

          • ALP

            The magical in-house legal team. Do they have equipment too? Maybe they have laptops and pencils to prove them are professionals.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Good, then I don’t have to post it again when they do!

          • Can we see their degrees or they stole that also?

    • “Of course they have in-house legal team …”

      Not sure under what legal opinion they would be pursuing legal action. FIT was never the subject of any negative comments, only a current student.

      “I saw Teresa’s strobe lights from behind the scenes from her stylist and she worked with. She uses profoto D1 and even B1, beauty disk and soft boxes.”

      Money Talent.
      Side note: Beauty DISH, not disk.

      “… they won’t just take a student that is a fraud or a liar.”
      Look at the evidence above. Tons of images use without permission. In case you aren’t aware that’s called copyright violation. Then trying to pass those images as her own to potential clients IS fraud.

      “The thing that is weird is that when i looked at the portfolio you guys said she stole. Why would she be so stupid to use photos of other famous photographers when she has already established her name?”

      Go through past posts … we’ve had idiots steal form big names like Terry Richardson (as much as I dislike his style and attitude, he’s still a big name). I have no idea why they think they’ll get away with it …

      “These people has nothing to do but to sit in front of their pc and talk about other people to make themselves feel better. ”

      Nope, I have tons to do but dedicating a bit of my time to expose frauds that are killing our industry? That is time well spent.

      “Most of them are married, has daughters, or family themselves. And it’s a shame that they are doing this to another child of a family.”

      ???
      Uhm … everyone is a child of a family. None of us suddenly came into existence out of thin air.

      We could also say the same of her with her theft of the work of other photographers … “it’s a shame that she is doing this to children of other families.”

    • Blah blah blah … Liars. Nothing you say is factual. For your support of Teresa is touching but the evidence on this page is damming. It shows you don’t care about the truth. As for the investigation there is no need since it’s laid out right infront of you. Just copy and paste it and call it a day.

      • doncalifornia

        I am firmly of the opinion that nobody from that shoot, from the models to the MUA to the clothing designer, would ever come on here and defend Teresa after about 3 minutes of perusing this site. They are creatives and as such would probably be appalled by Teresa’s blatant ripping off of the creative community at large. I think we’re only getting sock puppets on her side.

        • doncalifornia

          Well I guess I was wrong. Sara the Knitwit came on here to say she has worked with Teresa multiple times and she knows Teresa is a good person and would never ever do such a thing. *Face*Palm*

      • BullShite

        Either that, or they care that Teresa has deep pockets, and places to do shoots at. Why wouldn’t they use her? The downside is that the short-term gain means that her “label” will forever be tied to the worlds “Copyright infringement” “plagiarism” and Teresa, who I am sure that this point has ZERO intentions of halting her behaviour of being a liar, thief and fraud.

    • doncalifornia

      By the way, BINGO!

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Where have you been? I’ve blacked out multiple boards!

        • doncalifornia

          oh dammit, and I was so excited

      • Lindsay11

        I was JUST thinking that. I think we all win!

    • BullShite

      Look, I want to go out on a limb, and make a guess and say this:

      Everyone at that photo shoot knew what it was like to bust ass, work very hard for their dream, and try to make their lives about what they love. i.e. the woman behind “Knit Wit”

      The people here are TRYING to convey that ALL of that hard work and dedication can be RUINED, because if you put Teresa’s name on any of it, or connect her to any of it….. a potential retailer looking to dump MILLIONS into a line is going to “google it” do a search…. and when Teresa pops up with her photo theft, and consistent copyright infringement, that is going to RUIN the chances of the people WHO DID NOTHING WRONG.

      Do you get how this works?

      The hard working, dedicated people…. and yes, even her “deadly nice” Mother In Law do NOT deserve their names, their honesty, and their HARD WORK tied into this person’s now HUGE MESS.

      She has CLEARLY lied to you, and was able to sucker you in becuase she is GOOD AT IT. She has the money to back it up as well. People like that are PRO’S but she IS A LIAR.

      If you are in ANY way affiliated with her, understand that anything you do with her name on it can lead back here…. and that she herself has NO PROBLEM absconding with the copyright work (including art images) of others…. which means your best designs or projects could be at RISK.

      THINK.

      • Lindsay11

        Not only that but there’s evidence up there that Teresa steals not only people’s hardwork but also details of their LIVES. I wouldn’t want to be close to a woman who will take bits of my life and pretend it belongs to her. That is super creepy.

      • The one and only photoshoot we know she did and it was not her clone 🙂

    • captain-confuzzled

      sure looks like it could be Teresa’s writing to me, but hey doesn’t really matter at this point. And no, what is a shame is that this child (Teresa) is doing this to her own family!

      • U Really That Dumb?

        It does for when FIT calls to ask for all of the MAC, IP and email addresses that came from FIT.

        • captain-confuzzled

          good point!

      • Lindsay11

        She’s like, 23 or something. That’s no child.

    • Photo Stealers

      Either Teresa has conned you or you are Teresa. Either way, the evidence above shows she not only loaded these images on Instagram and claimed to have shot them but she also loaded the images on her website and claimed they were her shoots. Just because she has fancy camera gear doesn’t mean she is a photographer, nor does it mean she is the photographer that took the images above. Unless by “take” you mean “stole” then yes, she did take those images and claim them as her own.

    • Helena

      I’m sure FIT is not happy, but don’t think they will be ignoring the theft and fraud of Teresa just because her mother in law is deadly nice. Deadly nice usually just means deadly, and should someone alert her to the pile of shit her daughter in law has dragged her into, I am sure she would be none too pleased.

      • BullShite

        Especially when she sees evidence of that “Kursman is a Jew” fake profile Teresa put up to tell sick “jokes” referencing the Holocaust among other things.

        • Helena

          Yes, that post is one that I am not only glad was deleted, but I was genuinely shocked by. Absolutely unacceptable.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Chanel or Teresa… Have you read this? http://www.fitnyc.edu/13233.asp

    • Wes Jones

      Fit alumni (or can we just call you Teresa?), your poor grammar and spelling have exposed you. In everything you have posted you have the habit of never capitalizing “I” when it appears in the middle of sentence.

      • Justin Case

        ‘Alumni’: further proof that we are dealing with multiple personalities. (Sorry, bad Latin reference)

  • doncalifornia

    Has anyone seen this one yet? It looks like it is from 2010. https://www.talenthouse.com/teresachong – and in case she or a supporter try to explain that Teresa didn’t claim those were hers, she slapped her copyright watermark on a couple that are absolutely not hers. lol

    • Lindsay11

      WOOOOOOW!

      • BullShite

        ARGH that friggin’ RED DRESS DRAWING SHE STOLE IS THERE!!!!

        • doncalifornia

          *WITH* her copyright watermark through the middle of it.

      • doncalifornia

        And yes, screencapped.

        • Photo Stealers

          It’s down so I’m glad you do have it. Hmmm Teresa’s stuff magically disappears from the internet yet it’s her “friend” posting from FIT. Got it.

          • doncalifornia

            So, for weeks now she has been playing victim, and only removing what she’s been called out for, and then even keeping stolen work up but making it private. And LOL if this site that has been up for over 4 years, gets discovered by one of us and it is removed within AN HOUR. Teresa, you’ve been told over and over the best thing would be for you to remove any and all stolen work anywhere it can be found on the internet. If you had shut that site down earlier in the month it would have been gone and forgotten. Instead, the site and every shot you had there is screen-capped. Now you’ve taken it down but it’s too late? Are there any other sites we’ll be discovering this month?

    • Lindsay11

      I’m pretty sure we’ve seen this one but just in case… http://www.alphaomegadigital.com/teresachong/default.asp?portfolio=7099

    • More evidence going back 2010 …..falls over!

    • Justin Case

      Nice catch, Don. She has been quite busy scrubbing her past, but I think we have most of it pretty well covered. FYI, some (but definitely not all) of those images appeared on her other portfolio sites, so she’s been at this at least since she applied to FIT.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        What’s sad is that they either never checked OR they did and were convinced to let her in anyway.

  • BullShite

    FIT FINALLY RESPONDED
    (attachment)

    • Lindsay11

      Now what Teresa? Still wanna play games? At least you are removing stolen things from the internet. You should probably pull anything else before FIT gets a hold of it. Too bad there are screenshots of everything and we’ve sent it to them.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      It only took them long enough!

      Let’s hope they are also able to get her much needed help!

    • doncalifornia

      At the very least, I think we can where a FIT “investigation” will lead. Teresa, I think you can start worrying now.

      • BullShite

        I don’t think “being swept under the rug because she has connections” is an option anymore either.

      • Helena

        I think it’s past worry and onwards to defecation in pants.

        • Photo Stealers

          Wonder if she’ll try the 17 year old immigrant rape victim story on them?

          • Helena

            Maybe she’ll offer to be a mail order bride?

          • BullShite

            Hopefully whomever confronts her (again?) reads this blog first. Those old tricks might work better in person to the unaware.

          • Helena

            Let’s hope anyone involved with her Googles her first. Unfortunately a Google search for her husband or her mother in law will lead you to this page. Congratulations Teresa for bringing your family into this.

          • Justin Case

            don’t forget her time on Rikers’ Island

          • BullShite

            I would be scared shitless of that Sero dude she claims was her rapist father! The guy already has ties to organized crime… I am sure being called an incestuous pedophile and child abuser would piss him off.

          • Helena

            I forgot about that. Jesus wept. No way I’d get involved there.

          • Lindsay11

            OMG I didn’t but only because I kept thinking, “No way she thinks we are this stupid. She has to know we’re going to at least google whatever she says to try to verify it, right? … Oh … no, she thinks we’re stupid.”

            They don’t really teach “teh internez” in school anymore. None of my children or nieces or nephews have learned anything about internet safety or just plain what the internet does in school. I’ve taught my kids (easier now that I can point to a stealer and be like, hey, don’t do that!) what the internet is and can do and how to behave, but if the parents don’t talk to their kids they just aren’t going to learn.

            All that long windedly to say, “What do they teach them at these schools?” Definitely not what an ip address is. Probably not that plagiarism/ip theft is wrong.

    • captain-confuzzled

      I also think FIT should be concerned about identity theft in that some of the posts that were from FIT IP addresses, included statements that the person posting was authorized to speak for FIT.

    • ALP

      Where did they respond?

    • Bam!!!!!! They had to make it clear …deleting comments just make things worse

  • peaceetc

    Teresa, I know you’re out there. So let’s review, shall we?

    FIT knows about you. Google sure as heck knows about you, and as others pointed out, your husband and in-laws have been dragged into this, and they show up in relation to this, too. This has spread far beyond just this site.

    You’ve lied, pretending to be several of the other commenters, you’ve made up a lot of stories, and frankly, you’ve royally screwed the pooch. Yet you keep dragging it out with more lies, because you seem to crave the attention so much, you don’t care who you take down in the process.

    You are a grown up, responsible for your own behavior. So quit blaming your past or being an immigrant or whatever else you want to pull out to defend yourself. You have made your own choices here, and you are solely responsible for your actions now.

    Does it matter to you I and others tried like crazy to keep you from killing yourself? Does it matter we went out of our way to see that you lived another day? Does anything matter to you but yourself?

    Whatever happens with FIT or anything else, all of it will be your fault. We didn’t steal and lie — that’s all you. We merely exposed you to the world and held you accountable for your actions. I get the feeling that doesn’t happen in your life very often, but it should. No one is above the consequences of their actions, no matter how much money or power you throw at it. It all catches up with you eventually. And for you, Teresa, that time is now.

    My only hope is you actually learn something from all of this, and that you get the help you so clearly need. Stop with the excuses, and do something about it. Own your life, Teresa. Others can help, but ultimately, the only person who can make you better is you.

    • doncalifornia

      And not to beat a dead horse, but Teresa you were advised really early on to just admit it, take it all down, get hold of the real photographers, and apologize. If you did that right away, and simply started over honestly, you wouldn’t be in the position you are in now. Instead you were arrogant, you lied, you accused, you refused to confess and refused to take it all down. You’ve made up stories, you’ve created personas to come here and argue with everyone here, you’ve continued to post photos which aren’t yours. In other words, you have invited and encouraged more attention and focused attention on your misdeeds. So in other words, you are the textbook case of what not to do when you are caught photo-stealing. Yours is one of the few over the top cases many of us will point to when in the future we try to counsel newly busted photo-stealers. Congratulations.

      • Lindsay11

        Don’t forget her hate speech!

      • To hereby be known as doing a “Teresa”

      • Photo Stealers

        Instead of apologizing to the photographers she stole from she instead told them she’d credit them in her suicide note. WTF

        • Helena

          Yeah that was messed up. Almost like laying the blame on them for her screw up.

  • You can’t fix stupid

    Anybody knows what happened to this thread? It was up and going and now it is down.
    #1

    • You can’t fix stupid

      #2

      • You can’t fix stupid

        #3

        • You can’t fix stupid

          #4

      • This was flagged moments ago…

        • You can’t fix stupid

          I give up on some people really

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Appears the mods removed it.

      • You can’t fix stupid

        That is a bitch. I still can’t get number 1 to show

    • Lindsay11

      Looks like it has been deleted. If it’s the same one in the fit student group? I ran into that earlier.

      • You can’t fix stupid

        Yes it was. Many students posted on how bad they thought it was.

      • It sucks they removed it … Any screen shots?

        • Lindsay11

          Just the stuff that YCFS has posted but that’s most of it.

  • So while doing my regular checks I found out her private insatgram account was actually deleted this time. Her attempt to rename and re-brand as “somberlily_photography” was found out. She was holding on to that fanbase like a fat kid with a lollipop. With all the pressure she had to remove it for good.

    • Marc W.

      I wonder if she deleted it so FIT does not request to see it.

    • Justin Case

      Well, finally! Sad fact is that soon the only internet presence Maria Teresa Blau-Kursman Chong have will be ON THIS SITE. She has deleted nearly everything else.

    • Wes Jones

      As a fat kid with a penchant for lollipops I am offended. Ha!

  • Saraspeak

    Hello, My name is Sarah and I have personally worked on several shoots with Teresa and was very pleased with her skills as a stylist and photographer. I am vouching for her abilities and integrity. We were classmates and now good friends. This is so sad to read and watch because I know she is a good person and talented artist, like me and all the other people we work with. She would never need to go through all the trouble she is being accused of. PLEASE STOP SLANDERING HER AND OUR WORK. THANK YOU. WE ARE GOOD PEOPLE WHO DO NOT DESERVE THIS NEGATIVITY. PEACE AND LOVE PLEASE!

    • captain-confuzzled

      Sarah, it is nice that you want to support your friend. If you have read through all the info and proof in this thread of the serious things that Teresa did, you may want to think very carefully about associating your work with hers. I would hate to have your hard work questioned by your industry peers due to associating with someone who is known for stealing the work of others.

    • Photo Stealers

      Sarah, this post isn’t about her not being a photographer, this post is about her taking other photographers images and posting their work on her website and Instagram accounts as HER own work. The works above are NOT her own work and this is proven therefore this is not slander.

    • Lindsay11

      But you are obviously not reading or watching. We have proof she did this. She ADMITTED she did it. So coming here to white knight her just attaches your name to her and her theft and fraud again. I strongly urge you to read what she has done. Read what she has admitted to. Then ask yourself if you really want to be associated with such a “good person”.

    • Yes she does … I dont care how good a person is, for someone who did “several shoots” with her then why is 90 to 95% of her online portfolio stolen from other hard working photographers.
      You cant slander someone if what is spoke its true and accurate. So keep watching because its properly not over.

    • Lindsay11

      Oh, what about this one where the model in the picture Teresa pretended to take flat out said she had no idea who Teresa was and wanted the picture removed? I’m starting to wonder if you’ve even read anything here actually. http://i1.wp.com/stopstealingphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Teresa-Blau-Kurs_0046.jpg

    • Melinda Potter

      and Sarah, I know the comment section is a little daunting to say the least, so I’m going to suggest you “sort by oldest”. You will find that option on the upper left of the comment section. This way you will see all the comments in order as they played out.

    • peaceetc

      Sarah, I understand the desire to want to defend your friend. But the need for the truth is greater than that, and it deserves to be known. She stole from a lot of other people, and they deserve to be represented. If someone stole from you, you’d want someone to defend you, wouldn’t you?

      Peace and love are wonderful concepts, but reality doesn’t work that way. There is no slander her (which is spoken, by the way, so I’m sure you meant libel, which is written). We deal with facts. Teresa has already admitted she stole. And she’s done a lot of other things you likely have no clue about.

      Teresa may well be a good photographer. It’s not relevant here. What we care about are the lies, the copyright infringement, and a whole slew of other terrible things Teresa has done. This is not a simple matter, Sara. And Teresa has made it works by telling more lies, stealing more photos, and posting as other people with mean, vile, hateful things to try to make us look bad. Teresa needs serious mental help — this is not an exaggeration, Sara. She really does. We want her to be well, and to stop stealing and lying.

    • Justin Case

      Well Sarah, as opposed to all the other fake profiles Teresa has used here, I actually believe you are real. So in that case I can only think of three reasons why you would possibly bother to write such horseshit.

      1. Teresa has lied to you as well. Despite the overwhelming evidence that she is a fraud, you are convinced she is your friend and will fall for every excuse, no matter how far-fetched. I get it: it’s hard to admit you’ve been played the fool by someone you thought was your friend. Listen now or figure it out yourself later, it will all end up the same. (Most Likely Scenario)

      2. You are aware of SOME of the fraud and figure ‘that’s just the way the fashion industry is’ and ‘what’s the big deal.’ In that case, you deserve whatever bad press comes and t will have it’s effect on your name and design reputation. (Hopefully Less Likely, But Still Possible Scenario)

      3. You are a willing accomplice. In that case, god help you. You’re going right down the same sad path as your friend. (I doubt this is true, but as long as you insist on posting without looking at the hard truth posted above and below, there are others here who will think it is).

    • V323

      Ooooo another drive by phantom support post!
      Sara…you say “She would never need to go through all the trouble she is being accused of”. But…she did. You continuing to help her lie (to herself and others) does nothing to actually get her to fix her behavior. You are now her accomplice in the lie, perpetuating both the time it will take for her to really understand she’s wrong and how long this post stays relevant. When she’s caught stealing again, which she probably will be because none of you so called friends want to hold her accountable for her actions, YOU will now be part of that thievery, willingly complicit in her illegal actions. What a friend you all are to each other!
      She stole other photographers’ work, passed it off as her own, and got caught. These are facts, they are not in dispute with anyone other than your “friend”.
      Not that I believe you’re still reading this, those in denial often hide from continued conversation where the veil of denial may be forcibly removed, but in the off chance you are, own up to your statement and answer those that have proven your viewpoint to be false.

      • Lindsay11

        Oh man, what an excellent point! The next time Teresa steals and someone looks into Teresa’s trail they are going to wonder why her friends didn’t step in and try to help her. And they need only look here at Sarah’s post and realize her friends were either too naive and believed Teresa or they were too stupid to care about what damage they are doing to themselves.

        • You can’t fix stupid

          I am putting money on that they are too stupid.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      The email and IP come back to a different location than Teresa’s house. Info below.
      That said, multiple upon multiple pictures and references back to Teresa. Looks like they at least did work together on the one project. (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.690293184383204.1073741838.100900793322449&type=1)

      Email address: goknitwit@gmail.com | IP address: 69.200.230.162
      http://www.knitwitdesign.net/
      https://www.facebook.com/KnitWitDesign
      https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=139342902
      http://knitwitdesign.blogspot.com/
      https://www.facebook.com/knitwitdesignER
      Sarah Davis – Knit Wit Design

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Yes Sarah, as mentioned below and on Facebook in multiple places, you brought yourself in to this conversation and are now permanently associate with Teresa and the things she has done. Like Teresa, only you are to blame.

    • doncalifornia

      Sara you know how to read. You are part of the reason she is like this. Don’t support someone blindly. I wonder how it’s going to go when one day you realize Teresa never tells the truth. Not . even . to . you. And then you also realize that your support for her has damaged your own ambitions too. And guess what? She does not now, and will not ever, care about that.

    • Lindsay11

      Sarah I hope you see this. Your friend Teresa has been caught stealing again. There is plenty of proof. The photographers she stole from have come here and are upset and hurt and angry.

      I know she is your friend. That is good because she really needs a friend right now. She needs to stop stealing and she seems to need to talk to a mental health professional. She is jeopardizing her future and yours and all her friends and family who are enabling her. Can you take a moment to see what she is doing to herself and the people close to her? Then can you sit her down and talk to her? Or get her help? I don’t know anything about you but it seems like you are a good friend to her. Do SOMETHING.

  • Photo Stealers

    FYI someone flagged this post. I reinstated it.

    • Melinda Potter

      I was wondering

  • U Really That Dumb?
    • They are now gone with the wind.

      Teresa has this post on speed dial so to speak.

      • Lindsay11

        Hi Teresa! I really hope you are learning the right lesson from this. Don’t steal. Learn how to use your camera. Don’t steal. Basic stuff.

  • Lindsay11

    Now that this post is back (yay!), what I was trying to say hours ago is that everyone needs to make sure they click the “see more” on Melinda’s post. At first I assumed it was just the image but there is a lot of great stuff below!

  • Antonio Johnson

    It’s funny that this blog exploded right in the middle of FIT’s ongoing lawsuit over Diana Rubio’s backpack design.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      FIT is having a few issues as they relate to IP theft.
      There are at least three open incidences at the moment.

      As for ‘this blog’, it’s been around longer than the backpack issue. This post outing Teresa has been around since August 13th. She was called out before then, but refused to remove stolen images so the people she stole from came here.

      • Antonio Johnson

        Nahh…This site doesn’t exactly predate the lawsuit over the backpack….The legal actions concerning the backpack were put into motion long before August 13th. In fact, Rubio demanded a jury trial on Aug. 15th. This site serves as a pretty good assault on FIT’s character for respecting IP laws though, won’t it? hahah I mean relatively speaking, FIT has much bigger fish to fry if someone is alleging that they contributed to big corporations being able to unfairly profit from her designs on the national if not international level…..

        • U Really That Dumb?

          You are talking the outing of Teresa or Photo Stealers in general? The outing, you are correct. The site, no, it’s been around longer.

          As for their Fish Fry,they have a number of issues they are addressing at the moment. It will be interesting to see what comes of each. With the aforementioned suit, the losses will most likely come via the third party and not FIT directly. While the losses in the other incidents will likely come from them directly or their insurance carrier.

        • Justin Case

          Teresa’s behavior only reflects badly on FIT if it comes out that they knew about any of this and failed to act on the information.

          Now that things have ‘exploded’ as you so nicely put it, accusations are coming out that academic staff were informed and that nothing happened. Now THAT would big a bigger mess for FIT, but it wouldn’t do a thing to mitigate Teresa’s behavior and the destruction of her flaming reputation.

          • peaceetc

            Right. We are presenting the facts to the best of our ability. Just because a person or organization might look bad in the process doesn’t mean we shouldn’t present the truth.

        • peaceetc

          I don’t think anyone has attacked FIT’s “character.” We’ve expressed a desire for them to hold Teresa accountable for her actions, and some of those here made them aware of it so they will act (and they are). This whole site (which has been around for a long time (the first entry was May of 2012) is about respecting IP issues. We value it very much, which is why we do what we do.

      • peaceetc

        That’s interesting. I hadn’t even heard about that until Antonio’s comment.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        The backpack may be their most public and costly incident at the moment, but that to could change depending on the outcome of the others.

        1) Not acting, even after being given notice could cost a ton in bad press and possible suits in the multiple of millions.
        2) Accusing and not having sufficient proof, and then finding out that internal stop gaps were non existent is also a PR nightmare.

        I would HOPE they are honest and ethical in everything they do! Non-disclosed connections and conflicts of interest as they relate to any of the aforementioned could be even more costly terms of PR and money now and in the future.

    • peaceetc

      The FIT part of this is secondary, honestly. Teresa was found to have been stealing from a lot of reputable photographers and magazines, which is why she was outed on here. Through the course of investigating Teresa’s actions, she was found to be a student at FIT. Our efforts here are separate from the lawsuit you mention, and I have no idea if there’s a connection between Teresa and that lawsuit.

      • Photo Stealers

        Don’t forget about the papers she had online for FIT we found were plagiarized as well.

        • Justin Case

          I think it was just a single paper for HA112- 311 with Professor Alexander Rich that we can confirm (the only thing publicly posted, anyway).

          She stole directly from two sources, but it was only one paper that I saw online (since removed, copy downloaded, sources mentioned earlier in the thread)

    • Really its just a coincidence … nothing to it. FIT is not the one in the crosshairs nor do we care about them. Our focus is photographers/fauxtographers that steal the work of other photographers and claim they created it.

  • Here we go again…

    Someone mentioned that she deleted her instagram after her last name was outed. I don’t think that is true. There are still 102 private posts with the tag #teresablaukurs … she’s still hiding somewhere.

    • Unlike Facebook the tags/hash react differently when an account is deleted…as far as I can tell her Instagram was actually deleted.

      • Here we go again…

        Hallelujah.

  • You can’t fix stupid

    Teresa Blau Kurs (aka Teresa Kursman aka Maria Teresa Chong aka Cherrycut) We aren’t the only ones talking about you. http://forum.talknightlife.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26016
    There is no way you can try stop this.

    • peaceetc

      Nice catch. This story has really spread around. Yet I get the feeling Teresa still hasn’t quite grasped how serious all of this is, and that she can’t just tell more stories to get out of it.

      • Helena

        She is in a river in Egypt. De Nile. Either that or she is so convinced her connections provide her with complete immunity that she just doesn’t care.

    • Lindsay11

      haha that is brilliant! Thank you for finding this! Teresa is burning bridges left and right. Didn’t we warn her that NY was not the place to be an ip thief?

  • Antonio Johnson
    • peaceetc

      Right, someone already posted a link to an article about it. It’s a nice bag, but I don’t get what it has to do with Teresa, except that she attends FIT.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      What dog do you have in this fight?
      What does the backpack have to do with any of it?

      • Just a Girl

        I think its an attempt at deflection. A failed attempt at that!

    • So what? What does it have to do with stealing photos?

      • peaceetc

        Absolutely nothing.

        Antonio, or whomever you may be, as far as I can see, you’re just trying to distract us from the real issue, which is Maria Teresa Chong Blau-Kursman, and the fact she stole photos from other photographers, which is copyright infringement and is illegal under US copyright law.

        That bag means nothing. Nobody has said Teresa’s involved in that at all, so it doesn’t belong here. Please respect our desire to stay on topic.

  • John Gavin

    I posted this as a reply but I’m not sure if anyone would see it.

    I was one of the first one to message her about her stealing photos from people. I was also the one who e-mailed photographers about her stealing their own photographs. It all started on an instagram photo by “TheAtlasMagazine”, she commented saying that she wanted to submit her work to them in hopes to be published. I was curious to see what kind of photos she had, so I had to look and noticed some of her photos were really inconsistent when it comes to style and the way the photos are edited. So I decided to do a reverse image search on google, and what do you know. The original photos came up.

    This was when I made aj_ksoe because Teresa already blocked my original profile johngavin_ from her instagram. I uploaded a photo on aj_ksoe calling her out and saying how she steals images but Instagram deleted my account for “attacking another user”.

    This was when i made f_nyc to follow her and stay quiet (I noticed she would change her name all the time, and if I had her followed on an account I wouldn’t have to search for her name)

    I was also the one who contacted her website, teresablaukurs.com, and told them about her hosting images on her website that isn’t hers.

    I’m glad that this story blew up and that she’s taken down her instagram.

    Here’s pictures to back it all up.

    http://i.imgur.com/GgilF1y.png

    http://i.imgur.com/rxI6ZqO.png

    http://i.imgur.com/Li53emM.png

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Saw it there too.
      Thank you!

    • peaceetc

      John, thank you for doing what you could to stop her stealing of others’ images, and for posting here. I’m sorry you had to be dragged into all of this.

    • BullShite

      The fucking BALLS. Was she seriously considering trying to get stolen work published?

      • Wouldn’t be the first time it happens.
        Remember reading some articles on several high profile prizes being revoked.

      • Big hairy elephant balls…I have no idea how she thought that would ever work.

        • doncalifornia

          It’s not bravery or brazenness. It’s that the world is all connected together in her brain very differently than it is all connected together in reality.

  • Here we go again…

    On twitter… Check out @AnnyChow’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/AnnyChow/status/506258202426900480

    • Strange the link is dead

    • doncalifornia

      What was the gist of the tweet? Support? Anger? Defiance? All-the-above?

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Teresa,

    May I ask why you are now coming to other stealers pages and posting? Also, you failed to answer any of the questions from over there. Very rude of you to pull a hit and run like that.

    I’m wondering, when you get served, would you like the same officers to do it or would you like different ones?

    Also, since we know they have real police work to do, would you like to schedule a time for them to meet you at the Fenbrook Drive address? Seriously, Mamaroneck PD are already over worked.

    http://stopstealingphotos.com/ella-bella-photography-las-vegas-nv/#comment-1576121442

  • Zhang Jingna

    She’s at it again as charlottejane_photography. Stole my work http://instagram.com/p/s6PEl-E5dH/?modal=true Origina; http://instagram.com/p/pFpITxPX2m/?modal=true

    • Celine (peaceetc)

      Again? Damn it, she hasn’t learned anything. I’m sorry this happened to you, and we appreciate you letting us know.

      • I don’t think this one will ever learn.

        • Helena

          I agree, she’s either too stupid to realise that she’ll continue being caught, or thinks her husband and in-laws grant her complete immunity from this idiocy.

    • Justin Case

      she is also claiming to have designed the dresses used in some of these photos.

      REAL clothing designer:

      http://www.phuongmy.com/the-collection/spring-summer-2014-3/?sk=1

      • Lindsay11

        hahaha I cannot believe she tagged Wilhelmina? Is she stupid? Trying to get caught? What a dumbass.

        • Photo Stealers

          She did that in the past as well. She banked on the real models and agencies not looking at their feed. In one case, the model did and called her out.

          • You can’t fix stupid

            haha and they did call her out LOL

  • JD

    Her new instagram, still stealing photos. http://instagram.com/charlottejane_photography?modal=true

    • Celine (peaceetc)

      Thanks, JD.

    • Was it already taken down or set to private (I still do not use Instagram to know how private accounts look like)?

      • Lindsay11

        I believe when it’s private it just says “account set to private”. She’s probably rebranding under a new name as we speak.

  • BullShite

    HI Teresa! Just so you know, you’ve been SUCH a prolific THIEF and UNREPENTANT LIAR that I decided to write an ARTICLE on you… which I guess I am going to have to be updating soon huh, since you just cannot STOP STEALING! Gosh I hope someone you stole from notices how much money the family you married into has…. because man, would THAT be an easy PAY DAY. I mean it’s all documented here… every last bit!

    Oh and to save you time feel free to:

    A) send emails of complaint to bullshizer4ever@gmail.com and
    B) don’t bother trying to call libel….. it’s only libel if it’s not true! Heck you should ask your mother in law about it, she’s a lawyer, right?

    http://bullshizer.tumblr.com/post/96491961639/the-tale-of-teresa-part-1

    • Bart

      What a story, when is part three coming out? 🙂

      • BullShite

        I’m writing it now, but I don’t want to put it out too soon…….chances are there will be more to this story awful fast…. plus there is still some evidence being collected. 😉

        • doncalifornia

          It’s turning into a living breathing document.

          • Lindsay11

            I can’t wait for the next part, even though I know what’s being written! Have you read Bull’s Msscribe stuff? It’s not photo related but it’s a pile of massive crazy.

            I want to tell Bull to write about Teresa faster but yeah, there’s going to be more to add to it so…

            When do the sock puppets and legal threats arrive again?

          • I do expect sock puppets but she should know by know legal threats only tickles our little brains :p

          • Lindsay11

            Probably show up as soon as I leave the house. Get ready! :p

          • ALP

            I can’t imagine that she takes enough time away from her own self-involvement to even consider it.

          • BullShite

            Looks a little Teresa like to me……

          • Lindsay11

            Waaaaay too legible to be Teresa. Plus none if it is stolen.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            It’s our other sock puppet that’s going to face a judge. She better be careful or she will miss out on a special family day.

  • Justin Case

    The profile photo on her new website is also stolen from: Daniel Sannwald who is represented by http://managementartists.com/news/artist/daniel%20sannwald
    Original from Numero Magazine:

    • Justin Case

      Seems Teresa can’t seem to make up her mind which profile picture to steal.

      Here is (was) her latest instagram:

      Real photographer: Jasper Abels for Emporio Armani http://www.unobcn.com/blog/?p=30546

  • HI Teresa, how does someone get caught and shamed only to re-brand and do it all over agsing?? You are a no talent hack. #lowlife

  • You can’t fix stupid

    Haha mother fuckers, she removed the new Instagram account but a tad bit too late. I have screen shots of EVERY image and comment on it. hahahaha freaking brilliant.

    • And here I thought Teresa would say something witty before she took her rebranded Instagram page down.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        She’s a worthless hack that can’t do anything but lie, cheat, and defraud people! I’m waiting on her attorney friend to show up again!

    • BullShite

      Oh and let me guess…. those comments happen to contain proof that she claimed all of those photos as hers? Oh and I BET they contain requests from the REAL PHOTOGRAPHERS to remove their work too? Oh doesn’t that just stink?

      ……well for Teresa I mean. 😉

      • You can’t fix stupid

        Well wadda ya know – spot on 🙂

  • Celine (peaceetc)

    Teresa,

    Out of curiousity, what in the hell were you thinking? What on earth was going through your brain that made you steal again, let alone accept money for sponsorship? Did you really think people wouldn’t notice? Did you think about anyone but yourself? No, I don’t think you did.

    Did you know there are positive ways to get attention? Ways that don’t involve stealing and lying? That’s how the vast majority of the world operates, Teresa. You should try it, because your current way of doing things sure as hell isn’t working.

    How long before you do it again? How long before more photographers get their hard work stolen so you can take credit for it? How many more people will you use in your desperate bid for people to pay attention to you? Only it isn’t you they’re seeing, is it, Teresa? That whole make believe world isn’t you, no matter how much you wish it were.

    You need help. You know this. Please, take responsibility for yourself and get the help you need. I am past feeling sorry for you. We can’t fix you, and we sure as hell won’t put up with your manipulations and lies.

  • Photo Stealers

    I have a screen capture of all of the images along with a PDF of the entire page. I am finishing up a wedding today and when that’s done I will upload everything here.

    • doncalifornia

      Gonna start popping the popcorn. Icing up the craft brew. Butter ready to melt.

  • BullShite

    Some people collect stamps or comic books…. we collect thieves! 😉

  • Justin Case

    The only thing that’s going to stop Teresa is when her friends (and in-laws, hopefully) wise up and realize how much damage she is doing to their reputations as well. Any model who is tagged, any designer who is defending her, anyone who is in any way connected to the fashion or photography industry should think long and hard about how closely they want to be related to someone who only seems to care about herself.

    • V323

      I don’t even think that will teach her; I think this will be perpetual behavior in life, and every time she’ll get caught & lose things, she’ll simply defer blame to others for her ‘horrible’ situation and start the cycle anew. The photography industry can only hope she picks a new niche to thieve in.

      • Celine (peaceetc)

        One of these days, she’s going to end up in jail, and it will be her own fault. I get the feeling she’s had a lot of opportunities to get help, but has chosen not to take it. She’s a perpetual victim in her own mind, except she’s the one who’s doing wrong.

  • Lindsay11

    This has been posted to Reddit. I thought you guys might be interested to see it. Strange that Redditors of all people are calling it a witchhunt?

    At any rate, it’s interesting what you find when you search for Teresa Blau Kursman! http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/2gr59q/the_unbelievable_tale_of_a_photostealer_named/?sort=new

  • Amber Kost

    When will someone finally take her court? It’s so disheartening see all these stealers just fade out, only to rebrand. If they started getting drug into court and had to pay restitution with their own actual money, maybe something would finally click.

    • Lindsay11

      I think Bullshite said, “Damn, I wish I were a photographer and she’d stolen from me because – PAYDAY!” I hope one of these photographers she’s stolen from will sue. Let’s cross our fingers.

      • Bart

        Can the REAL photographers hire one lawyer to represent them all and then go after her for their infringements? I don’t see why they couldn’t do that, It would be significantly cheaper than all of them getting there own attorney.

        • Lindsay11

          Mmmmm quick answer? I don’t know. I assume so, but I’m not a law talkin’ person. I’m mostly just an investagoogler. I bet someone will have an answer for you though. 🙂

          • BullShite

            We need a lawyer on the PS side!

  • Aaron Lee

    Definitely the most mentally ill thief, or ruthless sociopath ever exposed here.

    It’s utterly fascinating. I’m going back and forth from pity because she’s obviously sick, to callous indifference (as in… who really cares if you go through with your threat of… you know).

  • Bart

    Is this one of hers also? I can’t find if it has been mentioned before.

    http://www.talentell.com/charlottejane_photography
    Same email: charlottejanephotos@gmail.com
    @charlottejane_photography

    I’m not sure what this site is but several of the photos are the same as was on her IG account that is no more. Several more look to be from the same shoot as the ones from the instagram account.

    • Lindsay11

      Yep, that’s her.

    • Celine (peaceetc)

      She’s just a real class act, isn’t she? After everything that happened here and the related fallout, she went and did it again, and was accepting sponsored posts on IG and is soliciting paid work.

      This is why we do what we do. There are real victims here (both those from whom she stole, and clients or potential clients of hers). She is repeatedly defrauding people. Someone has to try to protect them and to try to ensure it won’t happen again. Most people can’t afford to sue when it happens, and people like Teresa shouldn’t be allowed to go around screwing people over without repercussions.

      And to the person who suggested on Reddit that having Google know her name and that she’s a stealer is enough… no, it isn’t. Teresa rebranded with a completely new identity. I get the distinct feeling she will do it again and again. Should we just let her do that? Should we let her continue to steal and lie and engage in copyright infringement? No, we absolutely should not.

    • Bart

      I took some time and looked through the Talantell.com photos and SOME may actually be hers?!?!? The model gives her credit! Others I simply can’t find.

      • Lindsay11

        Yes, the blond model that is on the majority of those is her friend.

      • Justin Case

        …and it’s gone. At least for me. Sad thing is, when I checked yesterday, ALL of the images I saw were hers. EXCEPT the image she was using as a profile picture. http://stopstealingphotos.com/teresa-blau-kurs-york-ny/#comment-1594327284

        • Lindsay11

          My, that was quick. Hey Teresa, knock it off! Stop stealing!

          • Marc W.

            It’s funny, if she did nothing wrong, she should have no reason to completely take EVERYTHING down. =/

          • Lindsay11

            Sorry, I accidentally down-voted you! I will blame the cough syrup as I have done all week. :p

          • Bart

            Some of them were actually decent photos, it looks like she has potential if she keeps shooting and practicing. AND NOT STEALING. Of course my idea of high fashion is a new pair of jeans… 🙂

          • Lindsay11

            I’m not a terribly good judge but yeah, it seems like if she hadn’t done all of this she would get there eventually. Now? I think she may have ruined a lot of opportunities.

            BTW, check your “other” folder on facebook? I sent you a message. 🙂

          • BullShite

            The worst part too is that she has the money-by-marriage to take all of the classes and such that she could ever dream of, without the burden of student loan debt, or getting a real job….. yet she chooses, again and again, to take the short cut and steal.

  • Lindsay11
  • Photo Stealers
  • Melissa Morgan Wagley

    One of the images is from Lissy Laricchia https://www.flickr.com/photos/lissyl/4534813458/

    • Melissa Morgan Wagley

      I suspect others that the unknown source are also from flickr

  • Lindsay11

    Want something to do on your Saturday morning just-for-funsies? Google “Teresa Blau Kursman” and count how many news aggregate sites have picked up PetaPixels’ story. And check out the weird youtube video someone made.

    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS512US512&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=teresa+blau+kursman&safe=off&start=0

  • Justin Case

    Well, well.

  • Wow, Teresa you have serious issues.. or rather that’s what you want us to believe (factitious disorder), don’t you?

  • Ral

    i understand you maybe having a bad day…or say worst day..everyday…and that you feel like your world is crumbling…it’s hopeless…it is you against the world and all that…we’ll we may have all felt the same way some time in our life but please too much of it is really pathetic…if you could just PLEASE cut the crap…suck it up and move on with your life. i once read this post from Facebook and many people also say that this is true —>>>the only one responsible for your own happiness is yourself. some people may have hurt you indeed and they maybe evil but it is your decision to be happy or stop making your own life miserable

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Teresa,

    Did you see you’ve been mentioned in another photo stealers blog posting? I didn’t want you to miss another 15 minutes of fame!

    http://bullshizer.tumblr.com/post/110877244019/billcie2

  • You can’t fix stupid

    Teresa – come on, more stolen images? what only 9 months later? Get help. Stop with the lies and the stealing!

  • She gave birth to her new self in 9 months. What a reborn! From a thief back to thief. Stupidity or the lack of creativity ? Not sure which one impressing me more… Theresa.. You are something else..

  • Look like poor Jared had to block everyone on Facebook as even his mail option is disabled… What a shame Teresa..

  • Kimo

    The entitlement mentality that seems to just ooze from her is overwhelming. Some people will never correct their behavior as long as they have someone to blame or someone from whom they can claim some faux obligation.

    Her actions seem to indicate that her marriage and home life are completely devoid of emotional connection. There appears to be no love or emotional intimacy in her life, no one to give her the attention she craves. This leads to her acting out like a child throwing a tantrum. It gets her husband to pay attention. For folks like her, bad attention is better than no attention. She’s a pathological accuser and emotional leech, and that’s about the best that can be said.

  • ryoke
    • And using her real name … I only hope she is keeping it clean.

  • xJenx

    http://www.teresachongphoto.com/
    Am I just looking for fault or is she claiming that’s her shot of Nicole Scherzinger? The bride photos are Li Bingbing and I know she didn’t take those but it’s up on the site with her images.

    • xJenx

      Sorry, feels like beating a dead horse but that jumped out at me.

  • Derekk Gardner

    lololol forreal