For me, it’s the best place to connect with photographers and creative ventures that share a mutual respect for authenticity, craftsmanship and visual storytelling. But then there’s Folk Magazine.
With a following that’s currently 700K strong, Folk’s gorgeous Instagram page caught my eye a couple years ago and I immediately added #livefolk to my already-robust list of hashtags. At the time, the company appealed to me as a space to share and discover content from photographers around the globe. But it wasn’t until last year, after making my first and only purchase on their site, that I realized they’ve actually been preying on young creatives and getting away with it for years. Here’s my cautionary tale of how I was duked by Folk Magazine and what I’ve learned about them since then.