事件爆发后,Daryl已逐步删除其IG账号的1千多张照片,只剩道歉声明。

新国知名网红 为剽窃照片道歉

知名网红摄影师Daryl Aiden Yow,承认盗窃网络图库照片假冒个人作品,并在其个人IG账号发贴文为其行为道歉。

“针对我的不满是合理的,我承担所有责任,”这名来自新加坡的26岁网红,“我不应剽窃他人作品,也不应误导我的粉丝和欣赏我作品的人。我以摄影师行销自己,但是却让对我有期待、愿意相信我的人失望。”

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Hi everyone, I didn’t intend to release any statement regarding recent events, largely because I did not know how I could accurately express how sorry I am. But seeing how people are now making baseless and false allegations against those close to me—simply by mere association– I have decided to confront the facts instead of leaving them subject to speculation. I did not want to let any more people down. The outrage regarding how I have conducted myself is justified and I accept full responsibility for my actions and all consequences that arise from those actions. I was wrong to have claimed that stock images and other people’s work were my own. I was also wrong to have used false captions that misled my followers and those who viewed my images. Having marketed myself as a photographer, I fell far short of what was expected of me and disappointed those who believed—or wanted to believe— in me. For all of that, I apologise. Those close to me disagree with my actions and have asked, whenever they felt that something was not right about my images, that I stop my actions immediately. I did not take their advice seriously and would give reasons that I thought would assuage any concerns they had over those images—just enough so that we would move on to other issues. I let them down with my actions. I would also like to take the opportunity to clear the air. The end-products of my collaborations with my friends remained honest and fair. Whatever my shortcomings were, I did not bring them to my collaborations. That would not have been fair to those who collaborated with me, and they would not have allowed such practices to be carried out in any event. These people are hard-working professionals and I was hurt to see people make baseless allegations or insinuations against them or question their integrity. They should not be hounded for my errors. To that end, I hope that these baseless allegations or insinuations would stop. I know I have erred and hope that I will be given the time and space to grow and better myself. For those who have stood by me, I would like to thank you and hope that I will be able to earn such kindness in the future.

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DarylIG拥有超过10万的粉丝群,也与索尼、欧派和优衣库等知名品牌合作。目前,Daryl已删除其个人专页的摄影作品,只留下道歉声明。

网络媒体“慈母舰”早前揭发Daryl的摄影作品与源自ShutterstockCanStockPhotoUnsplash网站的图库照片相似,一些照片在颜色和构图经过修改,怀疑后者有剽窃嫌疑。

基于Daryl是具有影响力的网红,粉丝皆是仰慕其精美摄影作品而来,而且Daryl透过代言和摄影工作盈利,在事件爆发后,令一众粉丝无法接受,感到受欺骗。

图为其中一幅被网民抓包造假的图片,来自图库CanStock。

去年7月,Daryl还曾接受《精明在地人》专访,文中描述Daryl:善于拍摄引人入胜照片,是富有经验的旅行者,从严寒的冰岛到酷热的印度,都有他的足迹。

索尼公司在得知此事后,对外表示“感到震惊和失望”,指该公司鼓励文艺原创,但是不会容许剽窃行为,并严正看待此事。

索尼公司把知名网红的作品上载到公司官方专页,作为行销旗下相机的手段。Daryl在一些帖文中,也自居“索尼的创意伙伴”。

除了索尼公司,Daryl也是多家知名品牌的代言人。

图为Daryl官方网站中,列举曾合作过的客户和伙伴。

Daryl的剽窃风波甚至受到国际媒体如英国广播电视台报导,也引起有意与网红合作的企业,反思网红个人操守和信用,也间接影响其代言企业的声誉。