A factoid we've mentioned several times, but that a sad couple in Connecticut refuses to believe, is that photography industry professionals sincerely have a problem with Steven Frischling. They've left dozens of comments here expressing their thoughts on him, from frustration to outright hatred, but no doubt S&S think it's all lies.
We're getting insane traffic coming from various photography forums, some of which are members only and we can't see what's being said. However, the majority is coming from SportsShooter.com (where Steven has irritated people for years) and an "addendum" site, fuckyeahsportsshooter.tumblr.com. The Tumblr site is a tongue-in-cheek homage to SportsShooter which features notable photos and quotes from SportsShooter members.
They just love us over at FYSS. The site now links to our blog posts, and now they are regularly using stupid quotes from Steven Frischling we've posted!
Why are they doing this? It backs up the comments left here that Frischling is a giant joke to true working photographers.
Thank you for this!
We may not be experts, but is a "journalist who wears blinders" truly the most dangerous thing?
What about "photojournalists" who lie about everything? Couldn't this possibly damage the credibility of all photojournalists?
What about "photojournalists" who offer advice to people about going to war zones when they have never, ever been to one themselves? Isn't that dangerous?
What about "photojournalists" who design fake government stickers to get their equipment past the TSA at the airport, and put it online for others to print out? Isn't that a bit dangerous AND illegal?
What about "photojournalists" who brag about taking small knives with them on planes, and advise others how to do it too?
And they just added this gem we hadn't seen.... yet another assault!