Vision To Visuals: Change The World

Russell James, Nomad Two Worlds and making a difference
By Baldev Duggal
It was more than 10 years ago when we first worked with acclaimed photographer Russell James. He had been commissioned by Herm├Ęs to create a site-specific installation at the Academy of Art in Tribeca. James, already pushing his fashion photography into an experimental fine-art genre, was exploring the theme of…

Vision To Visuals: Culture Club

A nightlife hot spot uses artistic fashion photography to set the tone
By Baldev Duggal
Of all experiences in New York City that can make a newcomer feel like an instant New Yorker, spending an evening in one of the city's famed nightclubs has to be among the top five. In the '80s and the '90s, clubs like Studio 54, Roxy, Limelight, Palladium and Webster…

The Fair Use Quandary

The anatomy of a copyright infringement dispute
By Samuel Lewis
Much has been written recently regarding Jay Maisel's enforcement of his copyrights, and especially of the demand that he made against Portland, Oregon-based Andy Baio, a self-described writer and tech entrepreneur, arising from Baio's unauthorized use of the cover art from one of Miles Davis' records. The vast majority of…

Vision To Visuals: A Moveable Feast

Painter Nicole Etienne experiments with photography and printing
By Baldev Duggal
"I was hooked like a magpie to shiny things," says Nicole Etienne, the dynamic young painter known for her "luscious" paintings, of her first encounter with print materials at Duggal. Etienne had lived close to the Duggal headquarters in the Flatiron District for almost a decade before she moved to…

Stay On Track

Before filing a lawsuit, consider the possible ramifications and what victory or loss will accomplish
By Samuel Lewis
One of the inevitable realities that any business involved in image creation and/or licensing will encounter is discovering instances where the business' copyrights have been infringed. It's important to keep business goals in mind when confronted with any sort of legal issue, and infringement is no exception. Increasingly, I find…

Vision To Visuals: Art And The Downtown Alliance

Wrapping post-9/11 construction zones in transformative art
By Baldev Duggal
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 arrived in our city with grace. Valiant reconstruction efforts that have silently been at play in the past decade revealed a rejuvenated New York. Lower Manhattan's once desolate neighborhoods are now burgeoning with new businesses, and neighborhoods are showing the creative resolve of political and…
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