You know I photograph for fashion designers sometimes. I’ll photograph their garments on models or I’ll photograph their portraits etc.
Was shooting behind the scenes. Designer doing interviews. Can’t shoot during video. Didn’t get shots that I was happy with.
Followed designer to another shoot spot. Another pro pack had created a small setup for a sit down portrait. Designer has handler like celebrities have managers.
Person asked me for a photo – I have no idea who this person is.
Runs a digital/ad/PR agency. Considered senior in the industry. Launched agency same time I started my career. 15 years. But this individual has had a career longer than that. More than 20 years (from what I learned after I Googled them).
One would think they would know better. But maybe, a culture of bullying produces more bullies. Pay it forward. Someone was mean to you so now you have to be mean to others. Especially those others you think are smaller and weaker than you.
Threatening someone with dire consequences for a free photo? If you like my work THAT much, just hire me.