Friday, March 04, 2011

Photographer to Frischling: "You sir, are a fucking mess"

Wow. The following comment just came in, and we had to give it its own post.
Steven,

I don't know if this message will find its way to you via this blog or not, but it seems as if you are an active participant on the comments so I thought this might be the best venue to address you. I'm not doing it on SportsShooter, which is more (usually) professional.

Long ago I decided to not pay much attention to you on the SS message boards because you seemed like a braggart and a person too full of himself to take seriously. This was just from reading what you had posted. I always reserved the benefit of the doubt about you, but I had decided to take what you posted with a grain of salt.

I was sent this site a few months ago, perused the top few entries and had a laugh. It's just natural, right? After what I had read, I still may have defended you if I had met you or had you offered a defense. I have neither experienced meeting you in person nor have I heard or read a defense.

But then you made some pissy comment to Bert Hanashiro, someone who has done so much for the photojournalism community, on the message board of SS (http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=37765), I thought I would look back into this site. And I read it from start to finish.

You sir, are a fucking mess. I know others have handled you with kid gloves and remained anonymous on this site, but I am not willing to do that. You are not only fucking over wedding clients by not delivering on what you agreed, you are also besmirching my profession and possibly giving people a reason to question me just because I am a photojournalist.

Here is my email address: sam('at')lasvegassun.com

I would like you to answer to the charges put forth in this blog and back it up with proof.

I don't play games like you and the owners of this blog do, but unless I have some evidence to counter these claims, I will fight when necessary to protect my industry and my reputation as a journalist.

Signed,

Sam Morris 
A public challenge has been extended. Will Steven have the balls that Sam does and respond? Will the world finally get to see his photos of the Iraqi war zones he claimed he was in? Will he tell us where and when he deserved the right to call himself a firefighter? What was the name of the companies that sponsored him when he was a snowboarding champion in his youth?

PS Read the thread, and you will see Steven never apologized to Mr. Hanashiro.

130 comments:

  1. Check out this sob story.

    "My son is almost three. He had a severe "incident" with the mohel (rabbi) at his bris (circumcision). As a result my son had to undergo major reconstructive surgery at two weeks old. As a result of this, there is addition surgery he may need to undergo when his body hits puberty as a result of the skin grafts to place the skin back on the shaft of his penis.

    While we have lawyers working on the already incurred medical bills , they are hesitant to file any law suit until my son is 16. Under the law with this type of injury and the age of the injured party of the injury at the time it happened we have 18 years to file the law suit."

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=26785

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  2. too much information. One day his son is going to read this on the net. Why in the hell would you share this kind of thing in public?

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  3. "While we have lawyers working on the already incurred medical bills , they are hesitant to file any law suit until my son is 16"

    WHAT? Who would wait 13 years to file a lawsuit for a botched circumcision? One that was so botched it required "major reconstructive surgery" and possible problems for years to come?

    He implies it was done in a religious ceremony too and not in a hospital right after birth. So who are they going to sue in 13 years? A guy who might be dead? Bankrupt? Nowhere to be found?

    If this were true, it would be a slam-dunk case for a very large and very quick settlement. No decent lawyer would recommend waiting 10+ years.

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  4. The mohei does not get paid, he only takes tips.

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  5. I'm not trying to take anything away from Sam's effort, but hasn't Frischling seen this before? Hasn't a long string of photographers tried to straighten him out and gotten nowhere? He's also been sued in court. That didn't help either.

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  6. Bravo Sam Morris!

    Photographers have been calling BS on Frischling for years. From 14 years ago:

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/97e88cd61046c8cc/876ce2b9ebfa19e5?lnk=gst&q=FishFoto+juvenile#876ce2b9ebfa19e5

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  7. All this talk of a Jewish ritual circumcision and then those pictures of kids at Christmas? How odd is that? So confusing. So Fish.

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  8. Frischling was just as popular in 1997 as he is today. A direct quote from the link provided by 5:53

    "Unfortunately for most who enjoyed those discussions, a very small minority of posters (does the name FishFoto ring anyone's memories??) brought that forum to its knees and eventually forced out most, if not all, of the best and brightest contributors. They got fed up dealing with the juvenile "me-too" responses and meaningless blather about chasing fires, perp walks and press credential numbers. That level of discussion from the leaders of our field in one public area is a resource that we will probably never have"
    again. "

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  9. Hey Frischling, I have some Immodium, you want some to control your diarrhea of the mouth?

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  10. Fishbait is getting his MTV Real World moment - http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/8669186d2f4e9052/2c667bebc1ad3cc2?lnk=gst&q=FishFoto+toilet#2c667bebc1ad3cc2

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  11. Fish managed to convince some bloke that he is "One of the Top 5 most trusted authorities in online travel". Wonder what happens when he finds about his site, that is if he has not been stiffed already.

    http://simpliflying.com/2010/simpliflying-associates-bringing-together-the-best-brains-in-the-world-on-airlines-branding-and-social-media/

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  12. Even Frischling's multiple personalities hate him. Firefighter "Jimmy Ervolino", a persona that sure looks to be made up by Frischling, calls him out for the fraud that he is. Familiar pattern anyone?

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/2a3258ae360d679f/a6399b65b0d9121a?lnk=gst&q=fishfoto+jimmy#a6399b65b0d9121a

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/13754cc811f1c5dc/1d9a681570f83742?lnk=gst&q=fishfoto+jimmy+fireman#1d9a681570f83742

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/7b11384e373ff8bd/387e0f6a32ed42e4?lnk=gst&q=fishfoto+jimmy+fireman#387e0f6a32ed42e4

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  13. Very surprised the LAS VEGAS SUN and GREENSPUN MEDIA GROUP would want to get involved in this.

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  14. "One of the Top 5 most trusted authorities in online travel"

    I'd like to see the criteria used to make such an assertion.

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  15. It might not be them so much as just Sam.

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  16. But still, they are his employer and his LAS VEGAS SUN email on this site can't make them too happy. I would doubt they would want to be dragged into this fight or associated with it in any way. Fine line at best.

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  17. Does the email address make them an accessory? I'm asking in the spirit of learning here - don't get me wrong, it's just a question. Sam used their address, that's true. Do Steven's transgressions merit a story? He, a "journalist," may very well have fabricated interviews with TSA agents and tried to get them published - that would seem newsworthy to me.

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  18. You are a fucking coward fish. You can't begin to defend your illegal & unethical behavior and now you are threatening Sam?? So what, you are going to call them up and say, 'my name is steven everyonehatesme frischling. One of your employees is calling me out on my bullshit. He needs to stop or I will sue." They will read the pages of evidence against you and say, "you are a lying & cheating crusty asshole. go fuck yourself while tweeting on your next imaginary flight to HKG ."

    end of story.

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  19. What did we expect - this is classic Frischling - lash out at everyone around you when you're cornered. He does this every time. He's not operating with logic and reason - he has none. And I'm not saying that to be mean. The last thing he is capable of is self reflection and personal responsibility.

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  20. My god, someone asks a question here and the poop hits the fan. Really? And how can anyone conclude that anyone is threatening anyone here. What are you people afraid of? Relax, its Friday!

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  21. Friday is Make Fun of Frischling Day! Good question though - how much is going on over Sam's letter outside of this blog. Now THAT would make interesting reading.

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  22. Back to the other post.

    Wouldn't know about the accessory but I know my employer would not be too thrilled to have its name mentioned here. Questions whether he is speaking for the LAS VEGAS SUN. If not, why not just use his own personal e-mail.

    Did he write this on company time? Is he indeed speaking for GREENSPUN MEDIA GROUP and dropping the f* bomb? By using the LAS VEGAS SUN email, is he representing them? Too many questions that I'm sure they do not need to deal with.

    Employers are always looking for ways to mess with one's employment.

    And btw, I'm not SF, so take a breath.

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  23. "You are a fucking coward fish. You can't begin to defend your illegal & unethical behavior and now you are threatening Sam?? So what, you are going to call them up and say, 'my name is steven everyonehatesme frischling."

    Keep this behavior up and he just might, who knows? My god, what is your problem?

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  24. I really doubt they care. Or maybe they are even proud of him for taking on this guy who is embarrassing the entire industry.

    No doubt, he has a solid reputation and is respected (unlike Steven Frischling).

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  25. Easy to tell the difference - you're thinking through an issue.

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  26. Really Steven/Susannah? You read that entire letter and all that stuck with you was his email address?

    Why don't you reread it and actually respond to his very serious message?

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  27. I won't speak for 11:32, but I've been a professional photographer for 15 or so years, and I've been watching this clown poisoning our profession, insulting real working soldiers and journalists, and suggesting dangerous and illegal behavior. He has possibly ruined the wedding days of who knows how many couples. Then he has the nerve to lash out at innocent people. Yes, that's why people are pissed.

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  28. Here we go again. Really? Is the moderator behind all this negativity? As mentioned in prior posts, relax, it's good for the mind and body.

    And sorry, I am neither Steven nor Susannah. Very sorry if that disappoints you. But after reading this blog, I'm beginning to think some people here may have some serious issues with their own lives, sorry.

    Have a great Friday, enjoy the weather! I know I will.

    So sorry some of you hate life so much that you feel the need to dump on others. But so be it. And ya wonder why this biz is sinking quicker than the Titanic.

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  29. I couldn't give a shit who you are. That said, you're entitled to whatever you have a mind to think.

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  30. Stop arguing with FISH. He is just too smart. He is so much better than anyone in the industry. Don't you know?
    Forget air travel, in fact, I have it on good authority that he sold the Wright Brothers his design to use for the very first successful airplane. Unfortunately he lost the contract while snowboarding down Mt. Everest, racing to put out a fire in a local village.
    For shame. For shame.

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  31. his kids are not Jewish because the mother is not Jewish. I highly doubt she converted considering she posted photos of taking them to see Santa. No photos of the kids doing anything Jewish.

    And since she's not Jewish, I doubt they could get a moyel to give non-Jewish kids a bris.

    again, nothing is as Frischling would make it seem

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  32. "I couldn't give a shit who you are."

    Wow, thank you, you are more than kind. Ya really wanna go there? Anger management, perhaps.

    And by the way, is this all you people can do is try and discredit someone by calling them FISH? Again, I am not FISH but could be if that really turns you on!

    Have a nice day!

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  33. Sorry, it matters not a wit to me who you are.

    You a bit condescending. But you're right, it is a very nice day outside. And if that's so important to you, why are you still here?

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  34. Actually reading some of this trash here, I see how now the moderator is now going after Jews. Several headlines ago it was Blacks. What is next, Asian, Hispanics?

    And some of you call yourselves Journalists? Really, who needs to see the anti-Semitic statements and cross-burning here. Scary!

    Again, sorry to disappoint the moderator, but I'm not SF.

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  35. Why is he still here? He's trying his hardest to distract everyone as much as possible from the actual subject at hand - that Frischling was just ripped by a respected industry professional.

    and he's failing miserably.

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  36. This is so laughable. I'm Jewish. There's not one syllable, not one word, anywhere on this blog that supports what you're saying. Please, if you have nothing to add, go outside, enjoy the day.

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  37. 12:24, if you are not FISH, then you are even worse. The only person dumber than Steven are those who believe his lies and choose to stand up for such a fool.

    But Steven, really, you know full well it's really easy to say whatever you want on the internet.
    I AM the easter bunny. I AM the easter bunny.
    See? Now that I've typed that, everyone should just really believe me, or else.
    For those of you who don't, well, you're a bunch of morons.

    Everyone can see through your thinly veiled attempts to defend yourself. You might as well be wearing glasses with a mustache as you type away.
    Ahh.. pure gold!
    Have a good Friday living in the land of delusion!

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  38. @12:31, you sound like another crusty old fuck from sportsshooter: Jim Colburn.

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  39. Meanwhile back at Sportsshooter.com:

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=37887#10

    See what will happen after another lame and unsupported Fish post. Amazing that he is posting there like he is still some credible source of anything but lies and BS.

    As Baseball Annie Savoy said in "Bull Durham", "The world is made for those who not cursed with self awareness..."

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  40. Fugly FrischlingsMarch 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    FishFraud at 12:34 - don't you mean SHE? Nobody is a bigger fool than Steven's third dog.

    http://img138.imageshack.us/i/fugly.jpg/

    1,206 people have hurled already

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  41. 12:36. Touche! :)

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  42. Should read - "The world is made for those who are not cursed with self awareness..."

    Sorry about that

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  43. 12:40, no doubt he copy/pasted from a budget report available to the whole world.

    Or, maybe he got it from one of the professional airport thieves who grant him full access to expose their methods?

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=29433

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  44. He just typed "accountability"...too freakin' rich!

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  45. Fish (aka Walter Mitty).

    I'm a photographer that you have known for at least fifteen years and someone who's work I think you respect. If you really believe that there are only a few people watching this site, then you're more delusional than I ever dreamed. I don't know anyone in our industry that hasn't seen what's going on here.

    If it were my reputation being attacked like this, I'd be doing everything that I could to refute the allegations, but instead all you do is attack the messenger with nonsensical rants. If this stuff isn't true, then why don't you stand up like a man and defend yourself instead of attacking this blogger and every other person that you think might be involved? Eventually you might be able to make this site go away, but its contents will live forever.

    As I said, I've known you for quite a while. I was one of the 1,000 or so people that was sent a picture of you in mid maturb about 10 years ago. While I won't be giving it to this blogger, it's only a matter of time before someone decides that they have heard enough of your bullshit and does (if they haven't already).

    I'll tell you what. If you can answer seven simple questions to my satisfaction, I'll stop coming to this site (I currently hit it about 20 times a day) and I would imagine much of this heat will come off of you.

    1. Concerning the photograph of you holding your cock. You're explanation was that the photograph was "NOT sent from, and is NOT of me, aside from the face in the photo. The photo is a Photoshop creation." Really? Then please explain why there is an darkroom enlarger and light table with film on it in the background? Was that another photographer with his cock in his hand that someone Photoshopped your face on to? I had always suspected you were full of shit, but this really cinched it for me. I could have almost believed that your ex girlfriend, who you said is also a "hacker", sent this picture out to the list, but did you really think other professional photographers wouldn't notice what's in the background? Do you really think that everyone is as gullible as the few other imbeciles that follow you around? I would call you a retard, but that would be an insult to retarded people. You clearly haven't the sense that God gave the common dog.

    2. Who sponsored you as a Super G Snowboarder from 1988-1991. Give me exact names, places and dates.

    3. You claim to have won awards in photojournalism. I've been in the business a very long time. I don't recall seeing you win any. Exactly what awards did you win in what contests and what dates? BTW, the blue ribbons that your mommy bought you don't count.

    4. You claim through your company "Shoreline Lifestyle Photography" to have been among the "Top 35 Wedding Photojournalists in the world by the Wedding Photojournalists Association." Somehow, your name is nowhere to be found on their site even though they list the top 100 for the last eight years. Care to explain? If the claim doesn't refer to you, who does it refer to?

    5. Where were you ever an EMT/Firefighter? Give me the city, department and dates. Show me proof of your certification.

    6. You claim to have been at ground zero when buildings fell in front of you and even had a camera knocked out of your hand by debris. Show me pictures and explain how you went 200 miles to get to ground zero in one hour.

    7. Where are this bride's wedding pictures? Why haven't you made good on your contract and why haven't you ever shown up in court to defend yourself against other lawsuits? Get these people their pictures or give them their money back or better yet, both. If all these accusations are true then you are not only destroying your reputation, but you're hurting our industry. Have you no decency? Have you no shame? Have you no conscience?

    You have many avenues with which to answer these questions. Pick one.

    Continued in next post.

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  46. Personally, I don't know how you ever conned people into hiring you for anything. I don't think you're capable of finding your asshole with a funnel much less shoot a decent picture. I've got news for you, though. If you keep going the way you are, the guys you meet in prison won't have any problem finding it.

    The best advice that I can give you is to tell the truth and admit what you've done. If not, I think it's inevitable that the infamous picture of you will end up on this site. What headline would you rather read, "Steven Frischling Comes Clean and Explains Himself" or the picture of you holding your cock with a headline above it that reads "Steven Frischling Cums Clean"? I think the choice is yours. It's all in your hands (pun intended).

    PS. Stop posting on SportsShooter. No one gives a shit what you have to say.

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  47. " PS. Stop posting on SportsShooter. No one gives a shit what you have to say. "

    Can I get an Amen?

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  48. Wow, all-righty then. A new sheriff comes to town and we're now talking about jackin' off and stickin' funnels up one's ass. Yeah baby, count me in. Sin City here we cum!! Sam, you in?? Don't know SF but if he's what it takes to get this blog rockin, I gotta meet him! Remember, I CAN be SF if that really turns you guys on.

    Charlie Sheen's got nothin' on me baby, except maybe his gal-pal! And she is all-that, believe me! C'mon bloggers, bitch-slap me harder, PLEASE?? Wow, how this blog has slipped into the gutter, but some of us REALLY like that!

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  49. While you're at it, maybe you can explain how it is that you were allegedly covering the 2002 winter olympics for the IOC as a "*Photo Team Leader/Editor/Photog" but were given permission to "**freelance as much as I wanted as long as it did not interfere with my work for the Olympic Committee." Covering the olympics is a marathon and I am sure the IOC would have the "photo team leader" running their ass off 24/7 for the entire duration of the games. But somehow you managed to do work for big clients like Monster.com, Kodak and NBC in your free time? What free time? I don't know a single photographer who has covered the olympics that has had any free time.

    quote sources:
    * Digital Wedding Forum, October 1, 2006
    ** Sports Shooter, August 29, 2007

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  50. " PS. Stop posting on SportsShooter. No one gives a shit what you have to say. "

    I will second that. I quit sport shooter years ago because of frischling.

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  51. I did not write this in any capacity representing the Las Vegas Sun or Greenspun Media Group.

    Thank you for your concern.
    Sam

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  52. " PS. Stop posting on SportsShooter. No one gives a shit what you have to say. "

    Fuck Yeah!! Although FishDouche provides so much great material for the site.

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  53. "I will second that. I quit sport shooter years ago because of frischling." And I'm sure they really miss you ;-) You really quit because of him? What, does he have some hypnotic power over people that they feel obligated to change their lifestyle over him? Why quit something because he writes things you don't like. Just DON'T READ IT, simple enough?

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  54. 1:45 who ever you are. Your posts, except for those having fun with you, are ignored - they're meaningless drivel without any content. All you do here is take up space. Choose to listen, or choose to do whatever you like to do. I just skip your post when it becomes obvious what you're up to. Wouldn't blame this blog one bit for getting rid of them.

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  55. Is this is case of undiagnosed munchausen syndrome?

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  56. WikiPedia (the irony):

    Münchausen syndrome is a term for psychiatric disorders known as factitious disorders wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma in order to draw attention or sympathy to themselves. It is also sometimes known as hospital addiction syndrome or hospital hopper syndrome. Nurses sometimes refer to them as frequent flyers, because they return to the hospital just like frequent flyers return to the airport. However, there is discussion to reclassify them as somatoform disorder in the DSM-5 as it is unclear whether or not people are conscious of drawing attention to themselves.

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  57. it's a case of undiagnosed something. He is not mentally normal, no way no how.

    And his wife says she works in the mental health industry?

    I wonder how her employers would feel if they knew she lived with such an emotionally disturbed person and was doing nothing to get him the help he needs.

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  58. ...The syndrome name derives from Baron Münchhausen (Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, 1720–1797) who purportedly told many fantastic and impossible adventures about himself, which Rudolf Raspe later published as The Surprising Adventures of Baron Münchhausen.

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  59. "I wonder how her employers would feel if they knew she lived with such an emotionally disturbed person and was doing nothing to get him the help he needs."

    forget him, what about her own state of mind? she's obviously a nutcase too

    that picture of her is scary. looks a few years away from pushing a shopping cart down the street while yelling at the sunshine.

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  60. "Check out this sob story.

    "My son is almost three. He had a severe "incident" with the mohel (rabbi) at his bris (circumcision). As a result my son had to undergo major reconstructive surgery at two weeks old. As a result of this, there is addition surgery he may need to undergo when his body hits puberty as a result of the skin grafts to place the skin back on the shaft of his penis.

    While we have lawyers working on the already incurred medical bills , they are hesitant to file any law suit until my son is 16. Under the law with this type of injury and the age of the injured party of the injury at the time it happened we have 18 years to file the law suit."


    But I thought this would classify them as "dumb shits?" Remember? "...never hire someone without several legitimate references."

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  61. What are the names of your lawyers?

    "While we have lawyers working on the already incurred medical bills , they are hesitant to file any law suit until my son is 16."

    Bullshit. This smells like the rest of your rancid mung that is flowing from your crusty mangina.

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  62. "Note To Self: Stop communicating with those just interested in arguing"

    Oh, so 1:19 must have made that stuff up too? 2:06, made up also? But otherwise good advice.

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  63. "Why quit something because he writes things you don't like. Just DON'T READ IT, simple enough?"

    if only! He insists on sticking his nose into every single thread, spewing his bull shit and self promotion. He has to one up everyone on every thing. He'll give advice on things he has no business discussing. Dare to disagree with him or call him on his bull shit and he'll attack you through a private message.

    he hasn't even shot sports in years but it doesn't stop him for commenting constantly.

    Go away.

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  64. "Why quit something because he writes things you don't like. Just DON'T READ IT, simple enough?"

    Like not reading your useless posts? That's the problem with posers like you and Fish, you keep insisting on elbowing your way into conversations where you're not welcome because you haven't a clue what you're talking about.

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  65. i know for a fact that many people have quit sportsshooter because of frischling. they just didn't want to be associated in any way with him and he made himself too visible on that site, so they bailed. for a long time he made the entire site a joke, if you just mentioned the name of the site people would laugh and say 'oh you mean the frischling forum?'

    just like he can't resist posting there, he also can't resist posting here. crazy. he's more interested in finding out who is behind this site than coming clean with the people who he scammed. incredible.

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  66. Please do a post on this:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/fishfoto-photography-worldwide-new-york-2

    "Now, I am not one to disbelieve someone claiming cancer, having seen first hand the suffering it causes, but he was still shooting engagement sessions and weddings in the same frequency as before the cancer! Still, I offered to take the pictures completely unedited, and skip any printing or the complimentary album Suzanna (his wife) offered (free, because of the delays). This would have meant a maximum 1/2 hour burning the pictures to disc and dropping in the mail. Steven could not be bothered to respond to these suggestions/accommodations either (even though he was still working, and maintaining a blog with near daily entries, that certainly took more time and energy than burning a disc)."

    CANCER?!

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  67. ^We posted every single Yelp review early on.

    Yes, he claimed he had cancer. But he only told this to clients who were trying to get their photos and albums. He never mentioned it on his blog, in any forum, etc then or since.

    Rather odd don't you think? Especially considering he blabs every single inappropriate detail of his life on Sportsshooter, such as his claim of being sexually molested or his son's botched circumcision.

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  68. Frishcling's response to this blog to date, including Sam's letter, 10:05, 1:19, etc:
    "You know those moments when you find out who is truly with you, knows you and supports you? It's one of those moments... Thanks Folks."

    That's right. A big "FU" to the photography community.

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  69. ^Who is even with him? Six strangers on Twitter? How can he claim they "truly" know him?

    This is a guy who, by all accounts, has no real friends.

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  70. From the Better Business Bureau web page on how to choose a wedding photographer:

    "Among the saddest complaints Better Business Bureaus receive concern wedding photographers who do not deliver what was promised. The vast majority of professional photographers will indeed provide unforgettable images of your special day. But you need to do some research beforehand."

    Have you no heart? Or did the cancer eat it away?

    http://www.bbb.org/us/article/tips-on-choosing-a-wedding-photographer-627

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  71. Frishcling's response to this blog to date, including Sam's letter, 10:05, 1:19, etc:
    "You know those moments when you find out who is truly with you, knows you and supports you? It's one of those moments... Thanks Folks."

    ...Brides, anyone that disagrees with him, anyone that might think he should come up with facts instead of fiction, anyone who wants to see some awards, some photos...

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  72. I wonder if he is getting a clue that: His past. Behavior. Might. Not. Be. Effective. In winning friends and influencing people.

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  73. ^No, no clue whatsoever.

    By the way, notice we are online posting on a Friday night! Even though Frischling falsely claimed in his attack on "Addison" that FishFraud was "silent" on Friday evening/Saturday daytime...

    "Add in that the attacks go silent from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, as he is Orthodox,"

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  74. This is a Sportsshooter post I run into occasionally:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=37194

    Maybe the point was to talk about why he doesn't shoot sports anymore, to me it reads instead like a resume - he manages to mention in this one entry - the NFL, NCAA Div I, two pro leagues, and MLB. Then someone takes him to task for getting his resume wrong. Then he reads a letter from another photographer asking for advice - and in THAT letter he takes the time to rattle off more achievements. THIS is what's annoying about having Fish on these forums.

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  75. "The client I used to shoot the other 15% of my NFL games for, at a rate of $750 a game no gets all its images from stock agencies"

    yeah, right. hahahahaha. Corbis didn't pay you anything except a cut IF your lame ass pictures ever sold. your notion that you were a "contract" photographer is beyond silly. sure, you probably signed a contract to establish the split on sales but you were NOT on a contract, like ones that real photographers get that guarantees a certain number of days per month.

    "The wire service I covered the Red Sox for, for a few seasons, no longer has anyone covering regularly covering the MLB, much less a specific team"

    the wire service called UPI has been dead in the water for a long time and you didn't actually cover the whole season, just a few games here and there and ONE world series game. you're such an idiot that you probably did it all on spec.

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  76. This is a fantastic and very informative site! Thanks for the hard work you put into exposing the biggest fraud to ever walk the planet!

    This was probably posted elsewhere on this site:
    http://www.bbb.org/connecticut/business-reviews/photographers-portrait/steven-frischling-photography-in-niantic-ct-87014266

    Who's gonna post this site over at SportsShooter.com? I just can't bring myself to do it (yet)...but damnit my trigger finger is itching....

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  77. DELANE!! alright brother!

    this is one of my favorite frischling sports shooter posts. he tried to get someone to give me a ride to the patriots game in exchange for a "mcdonald's meal of your choice" THAT's high class. wow, mcdonald's? that's ghetto. of course, nobody took him up on that amazing offer - even when he sweetened it up with a candy bar.

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=13875

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  78. I wonder why he couldn't get ride. Hmmmmm....I can think of about 6.02x10e23 reasons why!!!

    I knew this day was coming.

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  79. "the wire service called UPI has been dead in the water for a long time"

    yeah, sure dumb fuck
    http://webview.upi.com/

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  80. "By the way, notice we are online posting on a Friday night!"

    My oh my, how "many" are you? Those that "go silent from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday" and those that don't "go silent from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday?" Oh yeah, we get it.

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  81. Here's another vintage reason they love Fish @ Sportsshooter.com

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=31015

    Doesn't he sound like the whiny third grader who got beat up at recess?

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  82. 8:12, No, apparently you don't get it. The site has nothing to do with Addison. As soon as you start talking about something intelligent, people might start listening to you.

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  83. Classic Fish from:

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=29354

    "My rules are this
    1) The bride has virtually no say in what I do
    2) My 'formal' images (which ain't formal) at almost always 10min or less
    3)I don't work with any shot lists
    4)I won't do a single table shot"

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  84. "Doesn't he sound like the whiny third grader..."

    who posts on this blog?

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  85. Fish the Cheap FiddleMarch 4, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    "My oh my, how "many" are you? Those that "go silent from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday" and those that don't "go silent from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday?" Oh yeah, we get it."

    Do you really get it?

    What evidence do you have it was ever Addison in the first place? or the two women you also slandered?

    None. But your situation is much worse because you thought it was them, isn't it?

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  86. 8:21: You left out the best part! The next sentence reads, "After that its easy. I left my job as a magazine DOP in late Nov 2005,swore I'd never shoot a wedding, and flew out to Aspen to shoot my first wedding on Dec 23 2005."

    What magazine was he director of photography of???????????????????????

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  87. This Fish quote is for the F*#% Yeah Sportsshooter Guys:

    "If I was a thief I'd be caught in 10 seconds flat."

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=29590

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  88. ^He didn't leave any job ever. He was fired.

    He was at DOP at CRN for a few months (maybe six?) but fired in fall 2005. Utterly incompetent.

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  89. More fro His Fishiness:

    "I do virtually no advertising for weddings.

    Two weeks ago I shot a wedding in Vancouver BC; last week I shot an engagement session in Philly; yesterday I shot an engagement session in Newport, RI; next Friday I have three Engagement sessions in San Francisco; five days later I shoot urban-city scape images in Philly, the following day I shoot the same project in Frankfurt,Germany, the immediate day after that I am shooting an engagement session in Hong Kong; one week later I am off to Paris for three days;two weeks home;then off to shoot a three day wedding affair in Paris/Versailles; one week later I'm in Western Massachusetts; then off to shoot a wedding in Hong Kong; following week a wedding in Manhattan and the next day in Boston.

    I am not sure how my schedule ends up this way, it just does.

    So no fan club, no fan base, no real advertising.People just seem to find me."

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=28839

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  90. "The site has nothing to do with Addison."
    Sure. Why do YOU keep bring up his name?

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  91. 8:31, how fantastically relevant for a sports photography forum.

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  92. More wisdom: "The information informs me of who this person is that is in the photo. Without that, what was the point of shooting the photo?"

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=27374

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  93. If Steven Frischling wants to make money without working, he should just let Sports Shooter members punch him in his ugly face for $5 each. He'd be a millionaire very quickly.

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  94. "I am not sure how my schedule ends up this way, it just does. So no fan club, no fan base, no real advertising.People just seem to find me."

    he was posting ads on craigslist in every market in the world and charging below market rate to shoot weddings that more often than not included airfare. I guess that is similar to not advertising and people just finding him. ok, not really.

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  95. "the wire service called UPI has been dead in the water for a long time"
    yeah, sure dumb fuck
    http://webview.upi.com/

    show me a single paper in the US that uses UPI, just one.

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  96. Work,work,work...

    "I was making most of my living as an AP freelancer, then suddenly overnight it was gone."

    That explain why searching his byline gets a result of >30 images...just sayin'

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=26659

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  97. 8:34 Because you keep missing the point. Can you read? There's really only one reason to respond to you at all. Well okay, a few, like preventing you, or whomever, from further trashing innocent people. The other is to make fun of you since you insist on making appearences here. Really, "pal," you've chosen the wrong group to fuck with.

    Today's UPI has nothing to do with the UPI you're thinking about. Try reading a paper once in awhile, or you will continue to get schooled here.

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  98. He doesn't like to read newspapers because there's no place to hit reply and insert his opinion where it doesn't belong.

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  99. Career advice (because we need more irony):

    "Building on skills I had little interest in have expanded my view and abilities in other unforeseen areas."

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=25142

    The thread title is just too funny!

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  100. "punch him"

    Great, now promote violence. Lovely!

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  101. Gearhead (maybe not):

    "I shot a photo which ran a full page in Life Magazine's Year in Pictures, a full page in Time Magazine's Year in Pictures and also ran 3/4 of a page in Newsweek, and about dozen other international magazines and dozens of newspapers with a Nikon CoolPix 950.
    I am sure it was all the camera that captured the moment, the light and the angle. I was simply the button pusher"

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=22174

    I'm pretty that it was the camera, as well.

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  102. Before you go around calling people dumb fuck, be sure you have your point sorted out.

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  103. I have shot 414 weddings in 12 years. That's not a made up number but an actual accounting. I say this only to establish that I have, after all this time, a pretty good handle on the way things work. The scenario Steven describes below is so fantastical that I nearly choked on the piece of toast I was munching on. (I'd love to meet your assistant from that Versailles wedding. What's that? You shot it alone? But of course.) To match this feat of bragging with the cached Yelp listing of Steven's inability to deliver one actual album to a client makes me gag even more.

    >>>>Two weeks ago I shot a wedding in Vancouver BC; last week I shot an engagement session in Philly; yesterday I shot an engagement session in Newport, RI; next Friday I have three Engagement sessions in San Francisco; five days later I shoot urban-city scape images in Philly, the following day I shoot the same project in Frankfurt,Germany, the immediate day after that I am shooting an engagement session in Hong Kong; one week later I am off to Paris for three days;two weeks home;then off to shoot a three day wedding affair in Paris/Versailles; one week later I'm in Western Massachusetts; then off to shoot a wedding in Hong Kong; following week a wedding in Manhattan and the next day in Boston.<<<<<

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  104. Marketing Genius:
    "Brides then tell their friends I am sending them these things, unprompted, and when friends get married I get refered. In fact I met a couple who ended up not booking me (I was to expensive for three days in Hawaii) but I sent the bride a book on bring a bride in Hawaii anyway. Now five months after meeting the bride who did not meet me, her friend called, because she (she being the bride who did not book me) has been referring me to all her friends."

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=22015

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  105. From the same thread we present the philosophy behind the Business Plan:

    "On a business note, when you start the busines, have a long term plan. I am now 12 months into my 24 month business plan and am refiguring the plan to adjust to my current needs as I approach the 2nd half of my 24 month plan. Knowing your start up market and and intended long term market will go a long way towards you start up approach."

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  106. From the Horror Show Dept.:

    "I miss daily news, I miss hard news, on the other hand I like knowing I am creating a future for my kids."

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=22211

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  107. I think fuckyeahsportsshooter is going to have to change its name to fishquote.com. heeeeeeyy, that's a good idea.

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  108. The children of those two idiots have no future beyond flipping burgers and group homes. Or jail.

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  109. Toss Up! Is he describing a typical wedding for him or citing reasons to carry insurance?

    "Your cards fail and you lose the wedding images. You acciently trip a guest (or the bride) and break thier leg. you plug a charger in and for some reason it over heats and starts a fire (it has happened!). You get in a car accident going to the wedding and end up a no show at the last minute."

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=17353

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  110. Meanwhile, no reponse to Sam's letter (posted here at least). Nor in fact, from any of the charges made against him in this blog.

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  111. Pure Gold:

    " I have no formal education in photography. "

    Really? Who knew?

    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=15291

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  112. His only response to Sam's letter was to call the Las Vegas Sun and try to get him fired. Truth.

    Sam acted like a man and put his name on the line to call Frischling out. Steven Frischling proved he is a gutless, spineless, ball-less childish sack of shit with that call. He will forever be despised in the photography community.

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  113. Dead Lions?

    " Understanding deadlines has helped me in many ways outside of photography..."


    From:
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=14402

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  114. Wow. That must have been some conversation. What on earth could SF say to them?

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  115. "His only response to Sam's letter was to call the Las Vegas Sun and try to get him fired."

    holy hell.

    everyone needs to call the Sun and congratulation them on having such an awesome guy as Sam on staff.

    Steve Frischling is a giant puss-filled abscess on the ass of photography.

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  116. This is one of the reasons I hate anonymous comments, I can't address someone directly.

    So, 9:28, please stop posting hearsay and inaccuracies. If you have a question about it, you can contact me.

    Someone calling himself/herself "Boz Miller" from bozobuckets@comcast.net sent an email to a general information email address at Greenspun Media Group, publisher of the Las Vegas Sun. I have no idea who screens emails sent to that address, but they passed it along to me with no comment. Basically is said I posted a dirty word on a blog, they were surprised and employee of the Sun would post such a thing and they hope the Sun and GMG do not condone that sort of behavior.

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  117. Easy to look up. Go there, read and subscribe.

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  118. Fuck him for trying to get Sam fired. I've traded emails with him several times, and he's always been super cool. I've appreciated his help and kindness.

    If you are so inclined, you can contact the newspaper here to let them know how lucky they are to have Sam on staff. Sam, my note is the one from Phoenix, Arizona.

    I think it would be nice if the blog admin posted this in a more prominent place.

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/contact/feedback/

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  119. ^Sam posted and seemed to say he didn't get in much trouble. But if he would like, we can definitely encourage people to write in and say they appreciate what he did.

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  120. http://comcast.usdirect.com/connecticut-comcast.html

    guess what kind of cable they have where Frischling lives........

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  121. Frouchebag Von Munchausen. Thanks 12:58.

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  122. "His only response to Sam's letter was to call the Las Vegas Sun and try to get him fired."

    If there are still any doubters out there why posters here choose to remain anonymous its because this guy is dangerous.

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  123. ^how far do you think Steven and Susannah would go to shut FishFraud up for good? you think he'd try to kill him? I do.

    they're stupid, crazy, pissed off trash.

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  124. Its amazing how each one of the posts quickly blast to over 100 comments in a day.

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  125. What were the organizers of the Northern Short Course thinking?
    (http://www.northernshortcourse.com/nsc/about-the-northern-short-course/)

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=7534

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/funpix_view.html?id=870

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  126. 9:36

    I wonder if he showed the pecker picture during the presentation?

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  127. 2:06 "Photo Team Leader/Editor/Photog" for the IOC.

    Doesn't this imply he was in charge of other photographers? If so, who were they? What are their names? If you were a designated "Team Leader," what was it exactly that you were leading? Who at the IOC hired you?

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