Wednesday, August 02, 2006

SO Not Cool....

I just discovered this site (you have to search for my name). This artist openly credits my original photographs, but she never asked for my permission. Now she'll have an online showing of her drawings, possibly including "mine", and she will presumably get some kind of benefit from this. I've put up with a lot of stuff, from hate mail to general disregard, etc, but this really steams my clams. I'm really, really, not happy about this.


Anonymous janey said...

I am not copying your work. Artists are inspired by other artists. I'm sure that you were inspired by another photographer at some point in your career. And if you look on the web enough you will find photos that look like yours. I'm simply using the pose in your photo as inspiration for a drawing not another photo. If I used your work to make an exact duplicate I would most certainly be copying. My work is not realistic in any way. I'm not a professional artist. I'm not having any exhibitions. An on line blog is simply going to review my drawings. I really apologize if I've done anything that's upset you. I just don't think I've done anything wrong. As I said in my email to you I will not use your photo as inspiration again.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and shudder to think Samantha charges for her work, which people have given their likenesses to -- for free. yes, it's her work, but it's their essence, their very being, and she gets to make a profit from that.

there is absolutely nothing wrong with being inspired by photographs. now, if you were tracing over them and calling them your own, that's something else entirely.

10:30 PM  

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