I believe I posted about this already, but the issue hasn’t really been solved from what I can see.
The first photo is a fan made poster of “American Horror Story”. It has been posted a month ago on American Horror Story Fans facebook fan page
Yesterday another version has been posted on FEARnet facebook page
Together they have around 35k likes and 13k shares.
The second photo is the original, made by Alexandra Konstantinoudi or V-Light, a photographer from Greece.
She’s one of the few photographers on deviantART whose works I follow (I’m not that much into photography, I guess), I really like her photos of old buildings. And she definitely deserves more recognition than she has at the moment (currently - 505 likes on her facebook page, and 10k views on dA over 2 years).
Also, from the few conversations I had with her over the internet, I actually like her. And I don’t like people, so that also says something, I suppose. :)
So, a month ago someone decides to take her photo, ignore the artists comments section:
Please note you are not allowed to use this image in any way…All rights reserved © V-Light
then they put some additional effort into making sure she doesn’t get credit for her work by cutting out the part with the watermark! Now what kind of
fuckin’ assholeperson does that?
And I’ve seen this happening to many others, people cutting out the artists’ signature, to get some short-time recognition and few (thousand) thumbs up.
Now, if your answer to that is “Well, this is the internet, if you put something online you give people permission to do whatever they want”, could you please ask a person sitting next to you to pimp-slap you in the face for me? Thanks a lot.
Yes, there’s plenty of assholes on the web. There’s even more people who just don’t care enough to make the assholes feel unwelcome.
Finally, I’d like to post a few links to V-Light’s works, and ask you to reblog. I don’t suppose we’re gonna restore the balance of the Force here (35k reblogs? that would be nice), but we could try, you know.
original by コマシロ