The Trouble With Sin

Isn't it self-explanatory?
slephoto:

slephoto:



I DON’T FUCKING BELIEVE IT.  This asshole stole one of my photos, traced it, changed the models’ skin colors, and is selling it as his own work.

This’s my goddamn photo “The Calliope Crashed” feat. andyvirus and nicolettesamess.
Here’s the original Tumblr post of it from February of last year:http://slephoto.tumblr.com/post/16932407390/the-calliope-crashed
It’s not just “pose reference” either, look at the fingers on her side, it’s an exact freaking copy.
The sad bit is that all he had to fucking do was ASK ME.  I allow artists to use my work as reference if they just ASK, and give credit.




After I posted this I tracked the guy down.  His name is Jide Allen, AKA Jide Jpg.  He’s in England.  He had this image up on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jidejpg/photos along with work he’d made using the same method & others’ photos, and he’s SELLING it all here http://society6.com/Jideallen/take-a-seat-8ot_Print#1=45, so this isn’t even an issue of someone making art as a fan… he’s PROFITING off work he’s stolen from others.
I’ve sent him messages, and he hasn’t replied.  I DMCAed the work on Facebook and Society6, Facebook has removed it but Society6 has not.  I’ll be messaging them again & pointing out that they’re profiting from the stolen work, so if they don’t respond they’re liable too.
I’ve also contacted some friends in the UK to seek legal representation there, treaties extent my protection between the countries & what he’s done is a violation of law in the UK as well as the US.

Guys, let’s get the word out and reblog/post this as much as possible- theft is theft and REALLY not cool.  Remember the gentleman’s name is Jide Allen, of Jide JPG and he is an obvious hack.  Let’s make it LOTS of fun for Google to find this guy.

slephoto:

slephoto:

I DON’T FUCKING BELIEVE IT.  This asshole stole one of my photos, traced it, changed the models’ skin colors, and is selling it as his own work.

This’s my goddamn photo “The Calliope Crashed” feat. andyvirus and nicolettesamess.

Here’s the original Tumblr post of it from February of last year:
http://slephoto.tumblr.com/post/16932407390/the-calliope-crashed

It’s not just “pose reference” either, look at the fingers on her side, it’s an exact freaking copy.

The sad bit is that all he had to fucking do was ASK ME.  I allow artists to use my work as reference if they just ASK, and give credit.

After I posted this I tracked the guy down.  His name is Jide Allen, AKA Jide Jpg.  He’s in England.  He had this image up on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jidejpg/photos along with work he’d made using the same method & others’ photos, and he’s SELLING it all here http://society6.com/Jideallen/take-a-seat-8ot_Print#1=45, so this isn’t even an issue of someone making art as a fan… he’s PROFITING off work he’s stolen from others.

I’ve sent him messages, and he hasn’t replied.  I DMCAed the work on Facebook and Society6, Facebook has removed it but Society6 has not.  I’ll be messaging them again & pointing out that they’re profiting from the stolen work, so if they don’t respond they’re liable too.

I’ve also contacted some friends in the UK to seek legal representation there, treaties extent my protection between the countries & what he’s done is a violation of law in the UK as well as the US.

Guys, let’s get the word out and reblog/post this as much as possible- theft is theft and REALLY not cool.  Remember the gentleman’s name is Jide Allen, of Jide JPG and he is an obvious hack.  Let’s make it LOTS of fun for Google to find this guy.

(Source: iwannamuse)

merocrush:

'Cathedral' via #hipstamatic #hipsta (at Saint Paul Cathedral)

merocrush:

'Cathedral' via #hipstamatic #hipsta (at Saint Paul Cathedral)

D. MYERS, Nashville, TN  Red rope rigging by Tiny K

SOUTHSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY  Nashville, TN, from the workshop I did recently.  Rigging by Tiny K.

SOUTHSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY  Nashville, TN, from the workshop I did recently.  Rigging by Tiny K.

From JAY FARRELL PHOTOGRAPHY in Nashville, TN

From JAY FARRELL PHOTOGRAPHY in Nashville, TN

From the same shoot- just to prove I still have feet!

From the same shoot- just to prove I still have feet!

Since I had to start a new Tumblr, I thought I’d start it off with something new.  Just got these in today, from a photographer/illustrator I worked with recently.  This was a lovely, fun shoot, and I especially like this shot.

Since I had to start a new Tumblr, I thought I’d start it off with something new.  Just got these in today, from a photographer/illustrator I worked with recently.  This was a lovely, fun shoot, and I especially like this shot.