Detroit Michigan Beauty Photography by Mary DuPrie
Congratulations to Me. Based on this website I photographed most of the images that won her the honors of being voted #1 Australian Makeup Artist. Hummm… only problem is it isn’t true.
This makeup artist went to my Pbase.com/maryduprie website and stole the images off of it. I was browsing my old computer and ran into these screen shots. This happened a couple of years ago and I totally forgot about it. I contacted everyone she had on her website, ABIA, the agency who gave her the award and all her vendors. Not one single person acknowledged my emails. I’m not surprised. I sent another note to ABIA tonight, lets see if they respond this time. I took screen shots of the images (wish I would of picked up the URL line). Her main page was mine and 50% of her website was mine.
She is still proudly showing her award on her main page… it’s even morphed into a collage.
People talk about watermarks and such, but she just cropped them off. If you don’t put a huge watermark right in the middle then it’s no use. This is not the first time I’ve run into this. I don’t know much about the orphan works law that is being proposed and I don’t really want to hear this-n-that. People who want to steal… will… That’s all there is to it.
Everyone justs blames their web guy!
I wish I would of had my blog back then, at least I could of publicly shamed her a bit. Afterall www does stand for World Wide Web! I did have one person who did call me back and i sincerely believe they didn’t know about it, but that’s rare. (Maria never contacted me… crickets)
On a very large comp card printing site every web page had my images and they gave the models snazzy new names. A photographer on model mayhem had 14 images in his portfolio, 11 of them were mine. I spent hours on that one… what a waste of time. Apparently he scammed a well known photographer into assisting with the images. What a mess that turned into.
So what’s a girl to do! At least I was voted #1… whoot whoot
Six of the twelve thumbnails are mine… you have good taste Maria. Too bad your makeup doesn’t look as good as my makeup artists. Oh, and that’s right, my photography’s better too… ok, now I feel better