Was it an inside act of rebellion?

I have absolutely no grounds on which to make an accusation, which is why I phrase it as a question.

But just looking at the foolish doctoring of images, especially the helicopter cockpit image, I wonder if the culprit intended to be caught? The color of the photoshopped image is just ludicrous, literally unbelievable, unless that is Martin Parr’s Gulf of Mexico!

To me, the reworking seems suspiciously blatant. Who is the “contract photographer” doing these pig-eared photoshoppings? And, is he/she a saboteur?

Original. © BP p.l.c.

Botched photoshop. © BP p.l.c.


Rather joyously, this image has become a meme. See the comments in the original and excellent Gawker article!