ZLA Photography in San Luis Obispo, CA

Web: http://www.zlaphotography.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZLA-PHOTOGRAPHY/268941183281791

I don’t recommend stealing from one of the most notable celebrity photographers.

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  • MPR1776

    How do people not know that if they steal from a well known photographer that they will not get caught…I guess these types of people belong in the ‘stupid criminal’ files.

    • Christopher C.

      “How do people not know that if they steal from a well known photographer that they will not get caught…”

      Because they WILL get caught. 🙂

  • Justin Case

    wow. 12 likes, 12 page views. This one won’t last long.

    (My money is on ‘placeholders’, “I’m just using them until my site goes live.”)

    • MPR1776

      Except a placeholder didn’t come from Fine Art America, Mark Hansen’s foggy bridge image.

      • Justin Case

        (I know, I just like to kinda head ’em off at the pass 😉

        • MPR1776

          Good luck with that, Justin!

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  • MPR1776

    Forgot to add my pic from backpage.com

  • GlennMcQuaig

    He’s probably not going to know he’s been busted. Hasn’t posted anything on FB since September. Pretty lazy photo thief. I don’t see this lasting long if he stops in here though.

    • Me, Myself and I

      He must know, contact us page is gone on his site.

      • I still see it.

        • Me, Myself and I

          ITs removed from the navigation bar. The only thing there is home and gallery.

          • I know that… I have the direct link and it works
            Google cache rules

        • Me, Myself and I

          OH! I see you were already aware of ti. 🙂

  • Justin Case

    Here’s a challenge. One of his adds reads:
    “Helping Change The World…

    Are you a non profit organization or
    leading a cause that’s needing a visual presence? Documenting social
    change world wide for over 20 years. Zla Photography has helped non
    profit organizations find the their voice in the ever moving climate.

    At
    the heart of our work is the commitment to storytelling — no matter
    the form — our ongoing passion for collaboration and innovation will
    lead you down the path successfully. Let us help you move you’re message
    forward.

    Contact us below for further details

    Z’LA PHOTOGRAPHY”

    anyone able to find any of this ‘world changing’ images?

    • Me, Myself and I

      OR the 20 years worth body of work?

      • Marc W.

        Or anything original.

  • His active contact page… he removed the link before this “outing”
    http://www.zlaphotography.com/#!about/cnmv

    • Not the only page he removed he removed from the navigation

    • ALP

      I am always suspicious of businesses that use gmail as official contacts. It’s not 1998 anymore. You have a domain. Set up email.

  • captain-confuzzled

    In California, if you use a business name other than your legal name, you are supposed to file a ‘Fictitious Business Name’ in your county. He is not showing up as registered on his county’s search of registered names. big surprise.

  • Melinda Potter

    Ummmmmmmm… A little off topic, but I LOVE that bridge picture! What a fabulous photographer he is. I’ll be revisiting his port again and again and again

    • Photo Stealers

      I had the same thoughts when I was researching, it’s a beautiful image and his work is lovely.

  • Me, Myself and I

    Found another craigslist / kijiji type site with an add for him with MORE stolen pictures.

    http://sanluisobispoca.global-free-classified-ads.com/listings/z-quot-la-photography-it1554260.html

    The more important bit is we have a portrait of the thief along with another phone number.

    • captain-confuzzled

      text is also plagiarized

  • Melinda Potter

    OK wait a minute… Does this guy actually have any work of his own? Not meaning to exaggerate or make a point. Just trying to establish what this guy’s scam is. Take the money and run?

    • Factitious_Detector

      Well considering most of his stolen stuff is of pretty women, and some PG level sexual suggestion, and his personal facebook is loaded with pretty women as “friends”…. I can guess at ONE of his motives.

      • Justin Case

        He also had ads on craigslist, etc looking for models.

    • GlennMcQuaig

      I was wondering the same thing. No work of his own. It’s all basically just a big scam.

    • Photo Stealers

      It didn’t appear that any of his shown work was his original work from what I could find.

      • Justin Case

        strange for a guy who claims in several places 20 years experience.

        from now deleted craigslist ad: “My name is Mark Terrasas, I have been a commercial photographer for over 20 years. I have photographed the beauty throughout the …”

        from another: “Documenting social change world wide for over 20 years. Zla Photography has helped non profit organizations find the their voice”

    • Justin Case

      this is the only image CREDITED TO HIM I could find online: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/05/16/3068883_cambria-chili-cook-off-and-car.html?rh=1
      (caveat: I could not find this image credited to anyone else, but oddly it DOES NOT appear on his website)

      • Melinda Potter

        Weird… It could be his. I think pretty much anybody could have taken a picture similar to that one. But it’s odd that it doesn’t belong to someone else considering. It most likely was made by someone else, since we found nothing he made anywhere else. It may just be that this picture isn’t a part of anyone’s online portfolio.

  • xma1e

    I don’t appear to be able to see the FB page, so it could be offline.

  • Justin Case

    another site with another photo that doesn’t belong to him: http://meetaphotographer.com/listings/z-la-photography-photographer-san-luis-obispo-ca

    Original photographer: Christina Wehbe http://chicagobridalboudoir.com/?p=50

  • Marc W.
  • Kristen Hunt

    Update 1:15pm EST 11/19/14 his website Is STILL up and stolen content is STILL up

    • Me, Myself and I

      We know … there aren’t many vectors we can approach this by. the guy has almost no online presence other than his website. Hopefully the photographers whose work he has infringed on will contact WiX and get his site shut down … maybe a few could sue him to … some of the photographers eh stole from are well known.

  • CrackerJacker

    Some of them they make so easy…

  • He’s had plenty of warning so I’ve now been in contact with WIx and filled out their Abuse Report asking for a DMCA take down notice to be issued.

  • Wix have removed my image from their system so the full size image can not be viewed from his site but it is still showing on that page in the thumbnail gallery. I have asked Wix to remove the thumbnail, ideally the whole page and asked what they will do about the other photographers’ works

    • Helena

      There’s a hole there now. Lol

  • Nate

    Hi – Longtime lurker first time poster. I just had to add this was posted to his site, he’s noticed you all :). On a separate note the gallery is offline now as well.

    “Please note, the photographs on this site are the property of the owner and images taken there in. Zla Photography refues to be extorted by Howard Lucas Photography and Stop Stealing Photographs.com. They reperesent the worse that exists in the indsutry by the harresment tatics used..”

    • Me, Myself and I

      *ROLLS EYES*
      Seriously? Right! Vanishing Bridge is his work and not Matt Hanson …
      http://fineartamerica.com/featured/vanishing-bridge-matt-hanson.html

    • ValkyrieJen

      Lurker here as well. The galleries are still online http://www.zlaphotography.com/#!editorial/c1o5m He just removed the links from navigation http://www.zlaphotography.com/#!editorial/c1o5m (Someone please sue this jerkwad)

    • ALP

      Not only does he steal but he murders the English language. I just take that personally. Odd that he’s pointing people to a page with proof that he’s a fraud. That’s new, isn’t it?

    • Justin Case

      annnnd there it is. So instead of being a man and admitting he did wrong, he’s going to double-down, continue the lies and blame someone he stole from and those who caught on.

      Translation: “I admit nothing. Those stolen photos are all mine, you’re not real photographers, you’re trying to get me to do what you want by refusing to drop the issue, and it’s all because the internet makes it so easy.”

      (I’ve never seen a fauxtographer complain about how easy it is to get social media ‘likes,’ but as soon as people start noticing their lies and falsehoods, then it’s ‘blame the internet and the faceless bullies.’)

    • I really don’t understand what he thinks a statement like that will achieve when he now only shows one image on his site and no other navigation. Totally bizarre.

      • Justin Case

        It’s obviously all your fault Howard… you’re just a jealous hater. Obviously.
        (I mean, it’s right there on craigslist, it MUST be true)

      • I have no idea but what i do know is his elevator does not go all the way to the top

    • Helena
    • So he placed a message to PS from Craigslist??? He is a scaredy cat!

    • Factitious_Detector

      He’s claiming he was being EXTORTED? That’s a nice bit of libel he’s got there!

      • Me, Myself and I

        Not only libel … by claiming the images he has on his site are his he has indirectly claimed that every photographer he stole from are violating HIS copyright. After all, if they are his then why are they using them …

    • xma1e

      yes, you guys should be ashamed of yourselves, how is an honest theif supposed to make a living these days?

  • Bart

    His Craigslist ad. I can’t quite figure out the photo he has there, is that fashion or what?
    http://slo.craigslist.org/crs/4769635209.html

    • Helena

      “This is the internet… be aware of the malice that exists in the arena”

      This is the internet, beware of fraudulent, copyright infringing fucktards in the arena. What an absolute douche nozzle this guy is.

    • Celine (peaceetc)

      I like how he messed up the URL to this site.

  • Helena

    Congratulations, you’ve changed the image on your homepage Mark, however, before you spout bollocks like you have in this screenshot, you better make sure you’ve taken down the images you stole.

    Those of us who have a little knowledge of the internet can still see them!

    • Helena

      NOT YOUR PHOTOS MARK.

      • Helena

        Oh look, there’s a gaping hole where your… I mean Howard’s, photo was. Why would they remove your photos Mark?

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Let us hope that now they, WIX, have been outed on Twitter for continuing to host a known thief, that they take him down immediately!

      • I’m surprised that WIX haven’t responded to the Twitter post yet.

    • Helena

      This is just precious. Can you reply to the complaint with evidence?

      • I don’t think WIX respond to a replies to tickets unless it’s by the orignal owner of the post.

        • Helena

          Shame. Would be nice to hijack his post and hand his thieving arse to him.

          • xma1e

            or maybe email support the link to this page

        • barque

          funny thing is, WIX replied to his post as if he was putting in a complaint of copyright infringement, which is why they replied that they can’t do anything until all the proper information is submitted.

    • Christopher C.

      Please please please take bona-fide legal action against this person, beyond that of a DMCA takedown. If you have the ability, please file a legitimate lawsuit.

      You’re being bullied. This cannot stand.

    • Marc W.

      Post seems to be deleted.

      • Yes, WiX took it down a little earlier as it had found it’s way into the google index.

  • WiX have informed me this morning of the following:
    ‘The site zlaphotography.com is no longer active and also the link http://slo.craigslist.org/crs/4769635209.htm

    • What will he do now? Hmmmmmm

      Sent from a iPhone, please excuse the brevity and typos.

  • CrackerJacker

    Craigslist rant is gone, too.

  • Me, Myself and I

    Website is out for the count.