One of the MS Word files Cowling shared, which he says was authored by this Tim Clark, includes a reference to "Hotshoe" in the document properties. A quick google reveals that one Tim Clark is (or has been) a contributor to the photography magazine Hotshoe International. Whoever Tim Clark is, he may have some 'splainin' to do.
Screengrabs of that correspondence after the jump. At any rate, the plagiarized work has been taken offline now.
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Yesterday, my photographer friend Clayton Cubitt, aka Nerve blogger Siege, sent me an email. The subject header read: "Any of this sound familiar?" There was a link to the website of Craig Cowling, aka former Nerve blogger Naughty James. The "sound familiar" was directed at Cowling's bio. I began reading it and thought, this does sound familiar. Because it was plagiarized from an introduction I wrote for an interview I did with Cubitt for the photography magazine Eyemazing in 2005 and attributed to one "Tim Clark." Siege emailed James and requested he remove it. For now, it's still online.Compare the texts, side by side, and decide for yourself: Link.
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