Horner Harassment Timeline & Flying monkeys

L Shepherd Photography & Digital Swaledale John Horner Harassment Timeline & Dogpiling


by social media and today I still do not fully understand why it was done and my only thought is that a competitor or two wanted to totally destroy me.

Even today, December, all my internet sites are being watched and commented on.


A normal busy day, a year ago, booking hotels, working hard at marketing, updating my website (now there’s a clue), looking for ideas, paraphrasing, trying to get my brain to work, wondering what I was doing wrong, I’m working at top speed, thinking at top speed, booking workshops, looking for new areas, with a passion

then BAM felt as though I had slammed into a brick wall, I felt sick

everything was taken away from me in one day


everything, work, social, business, everything and I did not know it was happening at the time

and it didn’t stop for 11 months and I don’t know if it has stopped now

imagine a peeping tom for 11 months, can you be sure he’s not going to pop up again, my google analytics tells me he’s still there

it’s been a really tough year

I had been in business longer than both Digital Swaledale and L Shepherd and I still don’t fully understand why they did this publically on social media because this just cannot just be just about a sentence

I no longer run landscape photography workshops. Part of the reason is here on top of having cared for my Dad and his dementia for 5 years. It’s enough stress for a lifetime thank you.

Most of these names have been winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year/Take A View Competition LPOTY

Many of these names run photography workshop companies and they all broke the Data Protection Act. Even though my name was not mentioned they provided enough information online for me to be identified, even down to making anagrams of my name.

July 2015

L Shepherd Photography Harrassment  from LShepherd Photography – LPOTY winner category 2015, Mark Littlejohn LPOTY 2014, John Horner, Kirsten Berg, Guy Aubertin, Doug Chinnery, Sean Goswell, Goproexplorephoto, Robin Hudson, Digital Swaledale

L Shepherd started the harassment on Facebook. She had been told a sentence had something to do with me but she did not contact me until 6 hours later.

During this 6 hours, she teased and had some fun with the ‘establishment’ and by sly encouragement ie posting enough information online for people to google, she had revealed who I was.

Read the rest here.

The correct term is virtual mobbing or dogpiling and I think dogpiling is the most appropriate word.

As for John Horner who was the instigator behind all this, I have no idea why he has done this or why he has such an unhealthy obsession with me.

Read the rest here

August 2015.

L Shepherd and John Horner (Digital Swaledale) try to get my LRPS taken away from me. They then try to close my websites down. All on my birthday as it happens.

November 2015.

L Shepherd tries again to get my LRPS taken away from me.

December 2015.

New Years Eve harassment on twitter set off by fake account Joescally53. This involved L Shepherd Photography, Valda Bailey, Sean Goswell, Karl M Photo, Breenster.

This was my Dad’s birthday and I found this particularly cruel as he only died just over 3 years ago.

January 2016.

@joescally53 hacked into my email address

February 2016.  

Thanks to LShepherd Photography I now have a permanent website stalker.

March 2016.

And so into March with Joescally53,  and my website stalker – 8 months now,

Old Facebook account hacked into by cyber stalker and which I have now deactivated.

April 2016.

Cyber stalker anonymous troll #joescally53 has woken up again still spying on me so 9 months now

May 2016.

Cyber stalker anonymous troll #joescally53 has woken up again still spying on me. 

My Twitter account compromised.

Started receiving notifications from a more recent FB account which I had deactivated, now given a very long password and deactivated again.

My business page on Facebook has been hacked. 

June 2016.

Now having to delete all pages/instances where people can contact me via email as now getting a lot of spammy mail disguised as people wanting to buy my van who funnily enough disappear when I ask for a phone number.

Someone hacked into a deactivated Facebook account and my cyber spy has increased their activity again.

July 2016

My cyber peeping Tom (not set/Richmond) is getting quite regular again up to 60 hits a day, wonder if they are trying to hack in like they did my other sites?

August 2016

from @brackett1 “ohh looks like I’ve got a Troll. How exciting. I’ve nothing to say to your face, go and play with someone else.” just because I followed him on Twitter

L Shepherd @brackett1 oh dear – I’m sorry Rob – I suspect I know to whom you refer – I’m afraid I can’t do much about their behaviour:(

L Shepherd – ‏@LShepherdPhoto@brackett1 thx Rob – best ignored – I’ve been getting this nonsense for over a year now – as have a few others…

I can’t work out if these people are naive about using Twitter preferring to use it as a messenger app (which is not public) or if they are just being plain nasty.

I owe a big thank you to folk at Cowbar Staithes who kept checking up on me as last year I was so distressed I was ready to jump off cliffs.

They were bloody annoying offering me water, coffee, someone to talk to, they wouldn’t leave me alone, I felt human again, the moment passed.

So I’m nearly 60, I guess this is going to go on until I die?

i now have an ongoing incident number with Lincolnshire Police.

Although posts about me are still on Twitter forever more I, apparently, am advised not to talk about my experience even though I was very close to jumping off a cliff. Sounds really silly now but I had lost everything I loved doing.

I was so enjoying my workshops, it would have been a great transition into retirement but bam! it has been forced on me. I cried when I asked Photium to take Fotodayz off the web.

If all that was over a sentence a bit OTT if you ask me, so what was it really about?

L Shepherd  & Digital Swaledale John Horner Harassment Timeline & Dogpiling