Singapore-based photographer Daryl Aiden recently issued an apology after admitted to uploading stock image library content as his work.
News site Mothership caught Aiden uploading images from Shutterstock, CanStockPhoto, Unsplash.com and other stock photo sites. Some were merely edited to alter their colour and composition.
The popular Instagram photographer who already has more than 104,000 followers has already worked with brands such as Sony, Oppo, and Uniqlo.
On the issue, global technology editor for Campaign UK magazine Emily Tan remarked that no brand is completely safe when working with an influencer, just as no brand ambassador can be guaranteed to never embarrass the brand.