Grace Chu


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Sometimes, for whatever reason, I get requests from people to remove photos from online galleries.

Two words: I can’t.

It’s not that I don’t care that you were caught snogging someone you shouldn’t. Actually, I am lying. If I caught you cheating at a club, then I’m kind of stoked I exposed you for the rascal that you are, and even if I respond with a polite email with a apology that the photo has gotten you in trouble with the missus, secretly I am laughing.

But other times, I get it. You had a little too much to drink, and you normally don’t booty pop topless in public. It happens. Or you just don’t like the photo, because you’re vain. That’s is cool. I wish I could remove the photo and make you happy, but – and let me make this clear:

I simply don’t have access to photos once I turn them in. I do not upload and publish my own photos.

I am a freelancer, and I don’t have editorial privileges at whatever magazine or whichever  club’s website I’m shooting for.

So what should you do? E-mail the people who can take them down. If they were published by the club promoter on Facebook, contact them via Facebook. If they were published in an online magazine, contact the editor of the appropriate section. Look for the “contact us” page. And sorry, I’m not going to contact them on your behalf – you will get faster results if you cut me out of the equation and contact them yourselves anyway. The editors/promoters I work with are peppered with frivolous emails from me on a regular basis, and at this point if they receive an email with my name in the “from” line, it is assumed that the email is unimportant and it will most likely only be read after their hair appointments, pedicures and highly pressing Words With Friends moves.

To make your life easier, here are the usual suspects –

TruckStop: eventinfo[at]

Time Out: gay[at] and nightlife[at]

Thank you for understanding and goodnight! 🙂