I just discovered something interesting the other day, did a little more research on it, and have come to believe that I have enough evidence to prove that GWO Balor is a fake. He's been stealing pictures off of a professional photographers flickr based out of Glasgow, Scotland.
The photographer is Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
. Every picture GWO Balor has posted has come from this flickr account. He's never led us to any external links to more of his "award winning" photography which sketched me out at first. Yesterday I was bored and started browsing through my Flickr contacts. TGKW randomly commented on a picture I posted a few years ago, I looked at his profile in return, and out of random chance, friended him on flickr. I've always liked his shots and went a little more in depth in his flickr yesterday and realized I'd seen a lot of these shots before... from a fellow PBN member. I PM'd GWO Balor about this and his response was:
Originally Posted by GWO_Balor
Originally Posted by Empirefreak
I've never seen you post any links to more of your photography here but always like seeing your work. I was bored and was browsing through my Flickr Contacts and was wondering if [/url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/]this[/url] is your flickr? I remember a lot of those shots because you posted them here. If it is you that's pretty cool how I randomly found you on flickr awhile ago and am a member here as well haha.
Is indeed, although I rarely use flickr anymore
I thought this response was a bit odd because out of all my contacts, TGKW updates his Flickr the most, almost to an annoying extent. That led me to view GWO Balors posts and threads he's started on PBN.
Here's some evidence I've gathered that I find odd...
- His posts seem immature compared to what TGKW posts on his Flickr.
- He created a thread asking advice to name his new kitten he bought for a girlfriend. One look at TGKW's flickr and you can tell that the photographer is openly gay.
- Tommy Shoots Nikon, GWO Balor I believe said he shoots a 5d?
- The final thing which proves he's a fake is the picture he posted in an OSST Picture thread
, which shows he's white.
Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
I talked to Jimmy to get another opinion and he agrees as well. I feel like you guys should interpret this for yourselves. Even though he messaged me straight up saying it is him, evidence shows otherwise...