Just over a week ago the internet blew up with a story of the most extreme form of photography plagiarism anyone had ever seen. Travel photographer Lauren Bullen
posted the story on her blog about a stranger following her around the globe copying her photos down to the very details; locations, clothes, accessories, furniture. Everybody went nuts.
Many outlets are now questioning the authenticity of her story. Some big red flags have been brought forth and it looks like Lauren might be busted. Several of the red flags are that the model in the "copied" photos bears a striking resemblance to her friend featured in some of her other photos, the clothes fit the copied model/friend who is much taller as you'd expect (the clothes are snugger and shorter on her, this implies they are actually the same exact clothes), the locations are often private, expensive, and reserving them within the alleged timeline just wouldn't be logical, and a Twitter account from 2011 using the supposed thief's name was linked back to Lauren's email address. It's not looking good.
But her scheme worked as she's amassed an extra 200,000 Instagram followers. You can read more from this Business Insider article.