Archive for category Fine Art

Both Flirting And Dancing With Danger

So how’s this for irony? April is Copyright Awareness Month according to the April issue of PPA’s Professional Photographer Magazine. Terrific, photographers and artists need all the awareness and information about copyright they can get. Anything that spreads awareness of the truth is always positive. But something struck us as, well, a bit odd. The […]

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Where There’s a Will, There’s Way Happy Relatives

One of the biggest acts in the history of Motown was the Temptations, who 46 years ago famously sang: “Ball of confusion, Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today, Hey hey!” They were right on then and they’re right now. When Prince died without having a will people were truly shocked. That a man […]

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A Reader’s Question On A Claim of Copying

A reader of this blog, Gary Schubert posed a really good question in our comments section. It is one that we feel is a bit too complex for a short answer there, hence this piece. He asked why celebrity photographer Tyler Shields can get away with the often alleged copying of the work of others. […]

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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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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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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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Svenson II

As we predicted, the NY appellate court has upheld the decision of the lower court in dismissing the claims of persons who were photographed without giving their written consent.  See our original piece: One Size Does Not Fit All , for the basic facts. In this New York case, brought under the New York Civil […]

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Please Release Me, But Not My Photos

“I like my relationships like I like my eggs. Over easy.” — Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me Well, we find relationships more likely to end up scrambled. The cliché is “50% of all marriages end in divorce”. If that stat is accurate then we guess that nearly twice as many “personal relationships” break up […]

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