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Photog Could Get Sacked Over Skier's Shrinkage

1/10/2009 5:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

SkierThe dude who took the incredibly awesome photos of a skier being dangled with his dangle hangin' out -- could lose his job over the incident.

Marty Odem -- a photographer who works for a company that shoots pics of skiers at Vail Mountain ski lifts -- says he's already been suspended over the pics and believes he'll probably get fired over the incident. The photo company says the pics violate the skier's privacy. No pun intended.

Odom wrote on a snowboarding website that he took the pictures on his day off and was carrying his own camera. Even with the threat of losing his job, Odem claims "the photo is worth it."

And it sooo is.

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31.

Can't Stand Obama    

The company is just pissed that they don't have exclusive rights to the pictures.

2077 days ago
32.

oops    

28. Grammar Rehab Center found on this post:
how much more money he can make as a start up papper THEN as a boring photog
"THAN"
any pic is valid when YOUR in public.
"YOU ARE"
It is no differant THEN a celeberty at an awards show
"THAN", (...different...celebrity)
Posted at 5:20PM on Jan 10th 2009 by Grammar Rehab Center


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2077 days ago
33.

99centz    

michael jacson did not like this photo cuz the guy'z too old.......

2077 days ago
34.

oops    

FYI: For Sale on EB@y, Tom Cruise Fruit of the Looms !!!
No Reserve.

Tom Cruise's tighty whitey fruit of the looms he wore in risky business. Size 34.
He will donate the proceeds of the auction to the church of scientolos.

Disclaimer: the church of scientolos will not accept the donation due to the fact that tom's underwear had a huge "Skid Mark" in it. the church of scientolos encourages its followers not to use toilet paper, as well as anti-epileptic medications.

2077 days ago
35.

midi    

#3 Mary,

spot on the money!

2077 days ago
36.

vail local    

UPDATE! the photographer was in fact ON THE CLOCK and in FULL UNIFORM when he took the photos. His boss showed him the proof he had and he now admitted to the Vail Daily (our local paper) that he LIED when he said he was off duty and it was on his personal camera. Oops... In addition the man who was hanging upside down was in fact over a creek so had he falled in would have been on rocks and water. Not a soft snowey landing.

2077 days ago
37.

Hal    

To the photographer: Tacky, tacky, tacky! Hope it comes back to bite you in the azz dude.

2077 days ago
38.

a realist    

#9 is so right! Plus this over a stupid pen*s, that's a peni*, from afar. The photographer should have remained anonymous if he was concerned about backlash from his company. The company is wrong in this case because he was on his own time with his own camera. Why is his co. involved anyway?

2077 days ago
39.

heather    

why is it that journalists seem to lack any sort of morality or decency?

it's bizarre.

2077 days ago
40.

Horhay    

F'n Commie with his little red star..

2077 days ago
41.

Nikki    

Another person headed to the unemployment line... Great for what??? A picture most of the county was happy to look at!!! Let the guy get back to work... imagine what pictures he is missing out on:)

2077 days ago
42.

aww    

GIVE EM A JOB TMZ! HE'S GOOD.

2077 days ago
43.

Mayu    

1. the travoltra's didn't deny their son his anti-epileptic medication. If they had, they'd have denied the autopsy too because scientologists are generally not for any time of medical intervention.

2. TMZ is so gay if they think a shot of some guy's wee wee is this cool that they can't stop talking about it. Have we come out of the closet like Gayken TMZ?

2077 days ago
44.

rachelle    

Number 1 - Leave the Travoltas
ALONE!!! This story has nothing to do with them.
Climb back in your crib and suck on your blanket. Post something when you grow up!!!

2077 days ago
45.

Wow    

I'm not one for frivilous lawsuits, but this man has been humiliated around the world. I hope he sues the ski resort and the photographer. Then we can ask him if it was "worth it." Stupid, arrogant, short-sighted, heartless loser.

2077 days ago
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