Sunday, March 16, 2014
Identifying mystery photos in online ads
Earlier this year, I tracked down the source of some photos used in Facebook ads and elsewhere. (See “Sourcing photos: Sexy women edition” and “Facebook experience cheapened by trashy ads.”)
It was a fun process, so I’ll continue the series today with a selection of ads from Forbes.com.
One ad titled “New Rule in Great Falls, Va.” showed a police officer leaning against his squad car with a woman standing in the foreground.
The photo was taken by Orlando Sentinel photographer Hilda M. Perez in Daytona Beach, Fla. It was used with a July 27, 2006, article titled “Prostitution crackdown.”
Unlike Daytona Beach, Fla., Great Falls, Va., doesn’t have a problem with street hookers.
Another ad says “Great Falls Arrest Records Now Online.” It features a photo, presumably a mug shot, of an attractive mixed race woman.
The picture turns out to be a mug shot of a 19-year-old woman named Gabrielle arrested on a drug offense. Her photo was included in an online slideshow on GuySpeed titled “Bad Girls With Smoking Hot Mug Shots.”
The article doesn’t say where Gabrielle was arrested, but I doubt it was Great Falls.
The unflattering photo of Ms. Obama was taken in France on June 6, 2009, by David Silpa for UPI, according to America Times.