Thank you for visiting my blog and my sincere apologies. Unfortunately due to the continued infringement, mining and exploitation of my images by individuals, spammers and companies I can no longer show my images on this site. The images that remain will be partially obscured.
but I thought I would post it anyway.
Do you ever feel like shouting at someone who returns a smile with a scowl or blank look
"OH go suck a prune"
Ethical question (not a legal one)
An out of town photographer has been taking photographs of local public art (including our jafagirl textile totems) and using them on cards she is selling in a local shop. The photographer has not included any information on the cards, or credited who, what or where? (The Textile Totems clearly state who did them with a name and a blog address.) I don't think it is hard to find a link to the Arts Council and asking who to credit the work to.
To me it is a matter of professional courtesy towards the artists of this small community, especially when said person is using local artists work to profit from. I also think it is important for buyers to see at the very least where the photo was taken.
Also regardless of where the art is it is still copyrighted to the person who created it and neither Nancy or I gave permission for anyone to photograph our work (whether it is in public or not) to use as a means to make a profit from. These are close up shots of the knit knot tree, the textile totems and Nancy's painted lion.
How would you feel and what would YOU do?