Sunday, March 23, 2008

To Catch a Thief


It’s come to my attention that someone has been or had been selling at least one of my photos (the one pictured here) on a site called deviantART. It greatly saddens me that I have just recently started selling prints of my photography and art in order to generate a little side income, and here I find out my first sale went to a thief trying to pass themselves off as a creative type over a year ago, maybe more.

I found this out from a person who lives more than halfway across the country from me who, I accidentally discovered, has had this photo hanging on her wall for over a year. If the seller stole one photo, they more than likely have more (perhaps mine, perhaps other photographers) which they’ve been passing off as their own. If anyone has any information leading to the whereabouts of the perpetrator, feel free to contact me here in a comment or through a message on Flickr or Etsy.

The happy side to this story is the kindness of others. The original purchaser of this photo bought it AGAIN…from me, this time. Not expected, or required. How very nice of her, I must say! And another of my Flickr/Etsy contacts has told me that she is a member of deviantART as well, and is putting out her feelers on my behalf to bring down the lowlife….er….thief. (Thank you both, Janine and Nancy, I truly expected nothing and the kindness and help from each of you has been a wonderful gift!)

11 comments:

Kerry said...

Well, if it isn't the great moment when you get to see the dark side immediately followed by the light. That rat who stole your photo in the first place has probably dropped and broke every camera he/she has owned since then. Kharma kicks a**!

sMacThoughts said...

I have a feeling that person doesn't own a camera. But I do agree about the karma stuff. :)

Mixed Species said...

The four of us will keep our eyes open as well! Such great work!

Karma by Morgan said...

I am so sad that this happened to you! that is awful :( your work is great however! i hope you find the jerk who did this...

Jenna P said...

Wow- so sorry to hear someone stole a picture of yours! That is awful!

I am glad, however, that I stumbled upon your blog! I love your entires!

Hopefully, like Kerry said- karma will come right back at that person.

Jenna

sMacThoughts said...

You all are so wonderful. thanks for the support!

Jennifer Juniper said...

now that I visit your blog I think, hey I know you! I featured you in a treasury last month! I have had you down as a favorite for awhile!

sMacThoughts said...

Oh my gosh, Jennifer, thank you!!!

Diana said...

How revolting! I'm so sorry that happened to you. Stealing art, especially with the intent of commerce, is incredibly low. It also strikes me as spitting in the eye of the Gods, so hopefully they'll get their comeuppance. Soon. And messily.

Your photo, on the other hand, is deliciously creepy. You know I mean that in only the highest compliment.

I've added you to my blogroll and look forward to catching up with you. Beautiful blog, and very fun to read. I relate alot!

Best wishes,
Diana

sMacThoughts said...

Diana, my fellow creep...er...what do we call each other? Well, you know what I mean. It's really others who find our work to be creepy. looks right to us. :) Thank you!

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