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Creepy Photo Stealer Cropped Nude Shots, Passed Them Off as Senior Portraits

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In what has to be the creepiest, most sickening copyright theft story we’ve had the displeasure of running across, a recent photo thief exposed yesterday by the well-known website Photo Stealers was actually cropping nude shots of young women and passing them off as Senior Portraits in his ‘portfolio.’

The person in question is William Rogers of William Rogers Photography and Challenging Photography, and truth be told, this is only a small slice of the theft cake, but it’s an appalling slice that sticks with you.

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Photo Stealers put it better than we ever could, so here’s a short excerpt from the blog that explains the situation and why they (and also we) decided to go ahead and share this:

This guy has a portrait gallery that has a few images that appear to be his own works under “Morrow Studios” intermixed with some beautiful girls in what appears to be a senior photography type session. The original images from these sessions are actually nude images of models. Some of these images he cropped out the racier bits so they appeared to be wholesome portraits of your average beautiful girl.

I’ll let that sink in and creep you out like it did me.

I thought about not even going on with this one because I am horrified, sick and kind of creeped out. I don’t want to send people to the original sessions because they are marketed as the “teen” genre. But then I thought about someone hiring this guy to take pictures of their teenaged daughter and I decided to go ahead with it.

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As we said at the top, the full portfolio contains a lot more photo theft than this. Stolen wedding photos, landscapes and portraits all make an appearance on the site. But the worst of it is summed up by the description under one photo (above) — a photo from a very racy image gallery — which is offering advice for the best places to take family photos… we’re at a loss for words.

To see the extend of the copyright theft along with links to original sources (WARNING: Many are NSFW), head over to Photo Stealers by clicking here. Fortunately, it seems both the website and Facebook page have been taken down since the story went live.

(via Reddit)


 
  • E-Nonymouse A

    This kind of forgery is common on relationship websites

  • Shawn T. Moore

    Go over to photo stealers site, what kind of creepy photographer would try to pass of stolen nudes a senior portraits.

  • Alfred Arthur Arnold Be

    How would you feel if it was your daughter or your wife he was using it is criminal, and he could possibly be charged with copyright violations and even fraud if someone really wants him.

  • Rob

    Thank you for bringing reason to these comments.

  • Rob

    Thank you – I don’t know why these fools think this guy is a pedophile… I don’t see the connection.

  • Rob

    LOL someone on the internet looked at porn and you think that is creepy? Well then you are in for one hell of surprise because the stats on porn traffic on the internet are off the wall and these pictures are quite TAME compared to some of the crap out there

  • Woogy Lewis

    You’re welcome Rob, and thanks for the acknowledgement.

  • Jeff

    Just because someone looks at nude photos does not make him “potentially” or actually a pedophile.
    The guy was making nude photos into non-nude portraits, not the other way around.
    The theft of photos to make things for his portfolio is neither made worse nor acceptable by the fact that he started with nudes.
    The guy’s a thief and smearing him as a pedophile or child molester because of that is ridiculous.
    It’s time to ratchet down the hysteria.