About three years ago, Jasmine Star was busted for copying content from various photography bloggers around the web. It was so bad that Jasmine’s speaking slot on WPPI was canceled. Jasmine issued a public apology and we all thought that the story was over. Seems like nothing has changed. Stop Stealing Photos found that Jasmine’s post about Inspiration is for Amateurs is partly “heavily inspired”, and partly verbatim copied from a similar story by Chuck Close.
SSP did some analysis on the posts and here is the result:
way back in August, 2013 On her apology post Jasmine said that:
If there’s anything I’ve learned from this experience is that things need to change. I need to change…I want to get back to the real me. The only thing I ask is that if you know me, if we’re peers, if we’re friends, then allow me the chance to use future interactions to define who I am.
Just for reference, I am sharing both posts side by side for your judgement:
I can’t help but to make the reference to recent U.S. election events.
We reached out to Jasmine for her response.