This entry has nothing to do with Soviet Russia or Taylor Swift, but I needed a funny title to accompany my very angry post.
Yesterday, I uploaded a new piece to my gallery. As some of you may know, I’ve discussed wanting my pieces to go viral before. It doesn’t often happen to me, outside my Daily Deviations. I hadn’t had a piece go viral in literally a few years. So I was thrilled when I unveiled my new piece and the “Favorites” count started creeping up quickly. About 15 minutes into this, I received a note from the stock account where I got the model. She said she “hadn’t read the rules” and didn’t understand you can’t just, you know, steal other people’s photos and claim them as your own. Apparently the model found out about the poaching and being used as stock and was livid. So I had to take the piece down. I was so upset and freaked out, I actually cried. I’m still incredibly shaken and angry. So I am putting the piece up here. And if the model finds out and she doesn’t like it, too fucking bad.
Honestly, if you’re a model and I use a picture of you in a piece, you should feel honored. I don’t make crap.