Well, I have to say that if he is trying to impress people with his photography skills, from that blog, his photography skills are lacking because clearly they are just point and shoot. Moving on.
I’m sorry to say but I don’t think that this is defamatory. If it’s actually what happened, then simply reporting factual events is not defamation even if it does lower your esteem in the minds of right-thinking people. There is nothing in the words which is libellous in my opinion.
I can’t see anything on the right-hand side, My Experience with Morgan although that may be what you said he has removed. The page is headed Internship in Morgan White Photography.
However that is not to say that you can’t do something about this.
You may have given him consent to take the shots but you have not given him consent to use them and presumably you have not signed any kind of model release form. Perhaps he learns about that in a later module!
I suggest that you write to him and tell him that he has posted images of the inside of your property without consent and that is a breach of your Human Right to privacy. Further, he has posted images of you personally. He has done all of this without any kind of authority or release you and you require these images removed by no later than Friday, 17 June 2016 failing which you will make an emergency application to court for an injunction to make him remove the images and you will ask the court to award costs against him. If you got your solicitor to send letter, it is likely to make him sit up and take note or than if you sent the letter yourself.
You could ask him to remove the comments on the basis that they are defamatory (even though they are probably not) although I don’t think the judge would make him remove them. In isolation, without the images it doesn’t mean much.
If he were to put together a document that said that he was only there for one day and in the morning you asked him to do a whole load of paperwork and receipts and that you didn’t have a studio you work from home and you had bicycles in the living room, whilst that is a potential breach of privacy also, it appears to be factual. However he would have to be foolhardy, having been faced with an application for a court injunction, to do anything but leave this well alone.
If you have experience of drafting court applications, you could do it yourself or the solicitor could do it for you if your time is more valuable. The solicitor will of course know exactly how to word both the letter and any subsequent application if this is not all removed by Friday.
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