It's nothing new, but stories of stolen photos will always deserve credence. This time Sean “Diddy” Combs is the offender, posting an image from another photographer without permission or credit, in similar fashion to Ludacris posting photographer Paul Pichugin’s beach shot back in July. However this time, Combs has nearly 2 million more followers and the photo community is again in an uproar, and rightfully so.
Diddy has been quoted from Music United saying: “Put yourselves in our shoes. We pour our heart and soul into making music for everyone to enjoy. What if you didn’t get paid for your job?” Given this present circumstance, seems a little hypocritical to me, wouldn’t you say?
The original photographer @cole_younger_ posted his photo 13 days prior to his image appearing on Diddy’s feed in lower quality. You can even see a white line arcoss the poached image, most likely from the crop and repost.
[via Pop Photo]