Kenya Foy
November 15, 2016 10:34 am
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Depending on how you feel about imitation, you might receive it as flattery or reject it as flat-out capitalization on your originality, creativity and effort. But when it comes to the individual who recreated these travel bloggers’ exact Instagram photos, we couldn’t decide whether this is sincere praise or a reason to be sufficiently creeped out.

Featured on Bored Panda, travel photographers Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen run one of the best Instagram accounts for travel enthusiasts. Of their more than two million followers, one of them faithfully copied every one of the couple’s travel photos, down to the composition, wardrobe and obviously, the location.

Per The Daily Mail, the follower taking the exact images has been outed and set her Instagram to private, but not before she settled the issue with Bullen, who addressed the incident on her blog:

In an update, Bullen added:

So the lesson here isn’t exactly new, but clearly bears repeating: Artists who devote a ton of time, energy and hard work into creating original work deserve ALL the credit. Like their work on social media accordingly, but make sure that admiration doesn’t veer off into blatant thievery.

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