BRIGHTON, UK – Photographer Jay Mensbee has ended up putting to use an image that he had originally rejected.
“A blogger contacted me and asked if I had a picture for a placeholder story,” said Mensbee. “I looked through my gallery and found one taken at a party. I got a few pictures of some people standing by the snack table, but this one must have got snapped when I was lowering the camera to adjust something.”
Mensbee sent the image to the blogger, who went on to fabricate a story about it and publish a post for the sole purpose of filling out page counts on the blog.
Sources indicate that Mensbee neither sought nor received compensation for the image.