Picasso Never Had a Day Rate

There is an oft-told story of Picasso drawing on a napkin. If you Google “Picasso Napkin Drawing” you’ll find endless variations of the story. Here’s the short version: Someone sees Picasso at a café and asks him to draw something on a napkin. Picasso complies and signs it. Pablo then says, “$25,000 please”. (Sometimes the […]

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Do NOT Search For Your Name On Wallpart

  For a while, I’ve heard about artists and photographers doing a search for their name (and images) on the Wallpart website, which supposedly sells prints. After hearing so many artists and photographers all claiming to have “found” their images on this site, I was figuring that they aren’t spending time scouring the Internet for […]

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The Sky is Not Falling

Much is being written, many hands are being wrung and even worse for Ed, hair is being pulled out in reaction to some form of an Orphan Works that may be proposed to the Congress. This is won’t be the first such proposal and maybe not the last. The very same hysteria was exhibited the […]

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Powerful Court Decision Just Two Sentences Long

Here is a current litigation right out of Ed’s files. Facts:   A young “All American” handsome man and attractive woman carefully plan out their dream wedding. They are right out of central casting. Both bride and groom would be perfect and if this had been a “regular” commercial shoot, both would have been cast. But here neither is a professional model nor […]

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Photo Of Ed At B&H Yesterday

Here’s a quick shot I got of Ed yesterday at B&H pontificating on a particular lawyer point to what was a great audience. We stayed an extra half hour after the taping to answer questions. Sold all available copies of our book at the store. The video should be up in about two weeks and […]

At It Again At B&H

We’re at it once again,  doing our thing at B&H next Tuesday, June 30th from 4:00 to 5:00PM. This will cover various topics of interest to photographers and visual artists, including a bunch of stuff that keeps showing up in the news lately. Maybe it’s us because we look for it, but there seems to […]

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Not So Swift

Social media is abuzz today with how Taylor Swift got Apple to back down on not paying musicians during their 3 month free trial period for their music steaming service. Ms. Swift states how it’s not for her, it’s for all the little people who are struggling and putting out their first single. She states […]

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Svenson Again

As discussed in our prior articles (here, here, and yet again here) residents of an apartment building in the uber trendy Tribeca area of Manhattan, sued fine art photographer Arne Svenson for photographing them without obtaining their consent.  Svenson had photographed residents including partially unclothed children, while in their own apartments.  There was no dispute that […]

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Better Beware Before Calling Saul

What scares artists more than a blank canvas and photographers more than a corrupted flashcard? The question of how to hire a lawyer. This is a topic we get queried on frequently, especially at the end of our lectures when we talk one on one with attendees. We guess it’s simply a topic that’s not discussed in […]

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Don’t Prince Make Our Brown Eyes Blue?

We’ve used our blue face image logo for many years to show how we keep saying the same things over and over until we’re blue in the face. Now, we’re reading so much that is inaccurate or incomplete in all forms of media that we are getting the blues – and we ain’t talking about the […]

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