A college professor named Amy Laptad really wants to publish a book of her photographs, this is the second time she’s run this exact kickstarter after the first one tanked with zero pledges.
Sounds good, let’s take a look!
Wow. A weather-worn teddy bear left at the grave of a child. That’s a very memorable image.
In fact, I do remember it!
Amy Laptad didn’t take that photo at all! She totally stole that from some random lady on Flickr!
Ok, so she stole one photograph, but what about that stunning image of a Ferris wheel completely overtaken by kudzu?
The cover photo is the most important image in a Kickstarter campaign! It’s what shows up in searches and links! It’s what entices kickstarters to learn about your project!
Surely that image must belong to Amy! It would be super dishonest to steal your lead image.
Stolen again! This time from Kyle Telechan (aka “City Eyes”).
There are two other example photos in the project, and as far as I can tell they’re both original. However, they both suck. The exposure is wrong on both of them; one is too dark and the other is too bright! (And one of them is just an ordinary parking lot anyway!)
I guess when she says “my travels” she means “my browsing of Flickr”
But we aren’t finished yet!
Last month she tried to kickstart this.
Another book of “her” photographs.
The cover image of the infamous Carnival Triumph is blatantly scanned from a book. I’m pretty sure it’s a tourists’ pamphlet for Halifax.
Up next is this lovely shot of the Disney Dream stolen from Christian Lambert Photography
And finally a photo of three more cruise ships ripped from the blog of Aaron Saunders.
Not one photo in this project page is hers!
How much you want to bet she didn’t ask for permission either?