Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Mike Floyd just sent me the link this morning to something called Pilfered Magazine, a photo blogozine exclusively featuring images stolen from various sources on the web and submitted by viewers. This month's cover features an Irving Penn image. But beyond that individual pages don't even credit the stolen photo to the original creator.

Their about page says:

"Its founders, artist Patrick Hoelck and creative director RUDJ, together with their team (Nate “Res” Harvey & Mia Van Valkenburg), have in the past spent hours surfing the web to put together presentations for various commercial ad and editorial jobs…and noticed the hours it took to gather images and felt it was time to have a massive image collective shared by the people, for the people."

What a load of crap. Theft is theft whatever you want to call it and however fancy you want to design it.

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