Dear tumblr followers and friends, please READ the following and not just like it! I totally agree with Amber (photoencounters) and am very grateful to her that she made this non-tolerable bullying and abuse public! This guy bullied/abused not only my dearest friend Lina (a wonderful warmhearted lovely person who for sure never deserved this hell) but also other members of the tumblr community. This has nothing to do with creativity and arts!
As Amber but it: This is about bullying a member of this community with the intent to inflict mental pain on the victim. The bully is using the internet, as a means to harass, embarrass and destroy the victim’s name and reputation, while making the victim feel as bad and as helpless as possible.
Thank you dear Amber for being so brave to stand for your friends and your convictions making this bullying public and known to the community.
Please also read Ambers original post where she informs about this bullying / stalking!
There’s no excuse for such behavior between creatives. I won’t reiterate the name of the blog, or person here again, I hope they have already garnered enough negative attention to stall the errant behavior, rather I would…
First, I appreciate Leonard taking the time to discuss this very serious issue in our community, but, I feel the need to reiterate once more what this topic is actually all about.
In this case, Cyber Bullying has absolutely nothing to do with art, or photography or creative differences or sensitive natures. This is about bullying a member of this community with the intent to inflict mental pain on the victim. The bully is using the internet, as a means to harass, embarrass and destroy the victim’s name and reputation, while making the victim feel as bad and as helpless as possible.
"If we periodically offend each other inadvertently, we need to understand that this is a natural part of the creative process, and no retaliation should happen as a result."
Make no mistake, the bully is in no way “inadvertently” “offending” the victim…the acts by the bully are intentionally committed and is meant to inflict pain and suffering on the victim.
Retaliation absolutely must be taken. Please keep in mind that I posted the message about Cyber Bullying about 24 hours ago. That’s just one day that folks have been aware that this is happening to a member of this community- one day for you all to reblog and discuss and try come to terms with what this is about. The victim has been dealing with this every day for months! Every single day for months now the victim has been harassed, impersonated, had blogs made to mimic her own with even porn-type GIFS on the blog, and her personal photos used on the blog…I’m not talking about her art photos…I’m talking that the bully has actually posted photos of the victim on the fake blog in an attempt to impersonate her and embarrass her and bully her! So please keep in mind that this is far more nefarious than a simple creative disagreement. This is not about creative differences! This situation is not about art or photography at all! This entire situation is about harassing, and bullying….to put it in other terms so that you can understand what the victim has been experiencing- the bully has been stalking the victim!
So please, folks, let’s keep the topic on what the subject is actually all about! By minimizing and reinterpreting what this situation is about, this undermines the seriousness of the bully’s destructive, dangerous, intentional and abusive behavior.
I’ve only just realised that I’ve never posted any of my work from Notting Hill Carnival on here. I have to admit i haven’t worked at carnival since 2010 which was the year of freezing temperatures, gale force winds and rain storms which has pretty much put me off going back ever since. Also, as it’s a bank holiday here in the U.K. newspaper picture editors and news desks become extremely lazy and always use an image of a middle aged Afro-Caribbean lady twerking with an awkward looking white policeman followed with a headline about many people were arrested.
These are all from between 2004 and 2008 I think. The days before twerking with the police.
Outtake from the Excalibur Estate series which came about as I was wandering around the estate and a car screeched to a halt in front of me. For one moment I am ashamed to say I thought my cameras were about to be robbed, until the driver shouted out of the window to see if I wanted to take they’re picture. When I showed them the photo they proclaimed themselves to be the ‘Prefab Gangsters’.