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LIFESTYLE by KRISS on 11 july 2016

ABUSIVE PEOPLE Ok, I have to make my point here, I don’t live in a fantasy land and I don’t expect much of people, nevertheless I am always amazed and upset at how some folks just take everything for granted.
I have a set of a few examples that really pissed me off lately and this blog feels like the right place to share them.

Last week, I shot some surfers at the beach in Nerja and handed them a card so they could see their photographs.
Next day, one of them send me an email asking me if there were more than the ones published on the website.
I did take 5 minutes of my time to reply, open lightroom, compress to the right size and send them by email to the guy and for nothing ! I didn’t even get a reply just to thank me.
Come on man, this isn’t done, at least have some respect.

In my process of shooting people underwater by the beach to help me make a living, I kindly offer people to shoot them for free.
They don’t have to buy my photographs but the ones they can download have a watermark so that I get at least some visibility out of it.
In my kind stupidity I made a non invasive watermark that doesn’t spoil half the photograph.
Mind you, last week a bunch of girls I shot and who added me as Facebook friends (damn stupid Facebook), published all the photos after removing my watermark (quite easy you just have to crop the 2/3 photograph in 16/9 to do so).
At least they could have had the decency to mention me on their post since they have the link to my Facebook.
But no absolutely nothing !

I sent a message kindly asking them to mention me and didn’t even get a reply.

Yes, some people profusely thank you when you shoot them for free, some barely mutter a “thank you” and some just shit all over you probably without even realising it.

I am sick of that fucked up society who takes everything and everyone for granted, don’t abide by any rules not even theirs and end up being just a bunch of non educated brats.

Well that’s it, I have no more to say on the subject, after all this is all my responsibility and I will surely take action, first by watermarking my future free works in a more invasive way, second by selecting people whom I am being kind too more drastically.
This is a shame because I love people and I like to share but I am afraid the exchange only goes one way most of the time so that’s it.

#abuse #people #shame

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