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  1. boston923

    boston923 TPF Noob!

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    So I recently discovered that a photograph of my friend's teenage daughter in a bikini on the beach. The girl is only 16 and it is clear that the photographer took her picture without her knowledge using a telephoto lens. I emailed the guy and asked him to remove the photos, but he sent an angry email back to me saying that it was public property. I know he's right, but is there anything that I can do to have him remove these photos? My friend would be horribly upset and disgusted to know that her daughter is plastered all over this guy's website. Thanks, Mark
     
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    unfortunately it is legal to take anyone's photograph in a public place without asking unless the photos are of a sexual (nude) nature. I'm afraid there's nothing you can do - atleast not that I can think of.

    I suppose all you can do is email him, inform him that she is 16 and that her police officer father would like for him to remove the photo. Be polite about it.

    Wait - what kind of website is it? a pornographic website? what context is the photo being used in?
     
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    Wow...this guy turned out to be a major jerk! I politely asked him to remove them from public viewing and he sent the following:

    >These photos were taken in a public place where photography
    is permitted. They do not depict any behavior that one
    would no see in a PG-13 movie. I have made no commercial
    use of them. I have licensed them so that no commercial
    use can be legally made by anyone else. Contrary to your
    assertion, these young women approached my wife and I so
    that they could have their pictures taken on their camera
    immediately after the photos in question were taken. I
    have been carefully to keep any inappropriate comments from
    appearing on the pages that contain these pictures. Three
    of them do not appear in any Flickr groups. One appears in
    a single group dedicated to female photographers.
    As such, I do not understand nature of your alarm. Please
    explain.

    so then I told him that he wasn't breaking any laws, but that I simply felt uncomfortable with the nature of the photos and that I didn't want her parents to come across those photographs considering they were of two 16 year old girls in bikinis. This was his response:

    >The technical term for what I do is Amateur Candid
    Photography. I have over 6600 photos on Flickr and have
    received dozens of complements from the poor unfortunates
    that find themselves in my viewfinder.
    It's truly disturbing that you're aroused by pictures of
    your friends children. You should inform the parents
    immediately and seek professional help asap. In the
    meantime I have taken the steps necessary to keep any
    others with this problem from gaining access to these
    images.
    Now please stop harassing me.


    WOW! I tried to be as polite as possible but some people just don't want to listen. This guy's name is Kevin Tyson and goes by the screen name of kptyson. If you come across him, steer clear! He's a real dirt-bag and likes to photograph young girls at the beach.
     
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    this seems a little ... trollish to me. are you into photography yourself?
     
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    I viewed these guys photos, they are right in the public, neone could see them there. The photos are are not inappropriate.
     
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    how'd you see them?
    link?
     
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  8. boston923

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    I'm not saying this guy did anything illegal...just very immoral. I was not very happy to see that some stranger had used a telephoto lens to zoom in on my friend's daughter in a bathing suit. The photos aren't inappropriate....it's this guy who is. Some people need to take a step back and realize that not everybody should be used as your model. Nobody who goes to a public beach deserves to be plastered all over the internet...ESPECIALLY A CHILD!!! I simply asked this guy to remove the photos from public viewing and he accused me of being in the wrong. Anyways, he has since made the photos private so you're not able to view them anymore. I guess I'll just have to be careful about what kind of creeps are at the beach with giant cameras.
     
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    he has made the girls' pictures private on flickr so don't bother trying to look. Please...I'm not trying to advertise these pictures....I was just wondering if a minor has some sort of right to privacy.
     
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    but how did you find them? Its pretty random to run across photos like this on a huge site like flickr
     
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