Tattoo fixer Jay Hutton under fire after offering to pay wedding photographer with exposure

Jan 17, 2018

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Tattoo fixer Jay Hutton under fire after offering to pay wedding photographer with exposure

Jan 17, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Jay Hutton, a member of UK reality show Tattoo Fixers, has recently created a public backlash after a photographer shared the offer he received from Hutton’s representatives to photograph Hutton’s wedding. The tattoo artist and reality TV “star” is allegedly looking for a photographer for his upcoming wedding – and he’s paying in exposure.

According to the screenshot the photographer shared, Hutton’s representatives sent him an “offer of a lifetime.” He was offered the opportunity to take photos of Hutton’s wedding in April 2018. In return, Jay would publish “selected photos” on his social media, credit the photographer and link to his website. After a while, they will also “allow preselected images to be promoted by the photographer on their own website and social media platform.” Oh, and free food and travel have been thrown in, too.

This “generous offer” has caused many angry comments (and as always, some funny ones, too). People had all sorts of funny ideas how to take advantage of this. Another photographer commented that he received the same message. Despite the jokes, the general mood regarding the offer isn’t positive at all. Still, as Hutton’s representative told the Daily Post, there are photographers who are willing to take the job for exposure:

Hutton’s Management has received a number of offers to photograph his forthcoming wedding with varying degrees of terms including taking pictures in return for social media and endorsement use in return for access.

As we all know and we tend to say: “exposure doesn’t pay the bills.” While there are times when you can benefit from it and turn it into cash, in the majority of cases it just seems like taking advantage of photographers. In my opinion, this is one of those cases.

The vast majority of Twitter comments reflect my own thoughts on this “generous offer.” First of all, Hutton is an artist himself. By his own admission he’s struggled to make a career out of it. . So he should know best that photographers and all other artists deserve to be paid for their work. And second – tattoos are really expensive and Hutton is a well-known artist in this world. Therefore, I assume he should be able to save up and afford a wedding photographer. Finally, I can’t help but wonder – would he spend hours tattooing someone just so he gets credited on social networks?

[via the Mirror Online, FStoppers, the Daily Post]

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5 responses to “Tattoo fixer Jay Hutton under fire after offering to pay wedding photographer with exposure”

  1. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    Get off your soap box. This is a case of either take it or don’t take it that’s up to you but publicly shaming him is inappropriate. If you don’t like it, don’t throw your hat in the ring. He put out an offer that may give someone with nothing else going on the exposure they need to get going. In return he risks “getting what he paid for” and losing a record of moments that will never happen again. Fair enough trade.

    1. Motti Bembaron Avatar
      Motti Bembaron

      It’s not just the “generous” offer but the way he put it. He will allow the photographer to post a few pre-selected photos. Gee, thanks. The photos belong to the photographer and he/she are the ones to allow the client to post photos.

      I am very much against shaming anyone publicly on line, it is becoming all too easy and common. However, this one is almost an exception. This guy gets paid for everything he does but thinks others do not deserve the same.

  2. WillMondy Avatar
    WillMondy

    I hope he gets some complete idiot that only takes photos of the guests feet, just to teach him a lesson.

    He seems proud to have worked one job, while doing an apprenticeship to become a tattooist, both of which were presumably paid, yet he refuses to pay others for their work?

  3. cameradoll Avatar
    cameradoll

    So he is on a “hit” show, but can’t afford to pay a photographer? Or is he just a cheapskate? It is terrible when artists don’t support each other.

  4. Adam Avatar
    Adam

    What an arrogant dick Tattoo man is. I wonder how often he’s inked for free… Problem with celebrities they think they matter so much everyone fawns at a mention of their name, as if everyone hangs on their every utterance.
    Society in a nutshell.