Release Me!

If you want to feel properly protected and have the latitude to maximize your ability to sell an image, don’t forget the model releases when you hit the street

Like many photographers, my way of seeing the world was influenced by images capturing discrete moments in time in everyday places. Whether it was Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic image of a sailor kissing a woman in Times Square on VJ Day or Cartier-Bresson’s image of a man jumping a puddle, images like these scenes captured on the street continue... Read more

Vision To Visuals: Challenging The Norms

Find your style

Photography always has played an integral role in the world of fashion. From early masters like Man Ray, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to contemporaries like Juergen Teller and Karl Lagerfeld, photographers have elevated fashion brands out of their commercial milieu and rendered them timeless. A successful relationship between a fashion designer and... Read more

Is Fair Use Really Fair?

As it exists today, “fair use” is a confusing and complex problem for photographers

One of the most perplexing and confusing aspects of copyright law is the concept of “fair use.” Of the various limitations on the rights that copyright owners have under U.S. copyright law, fair use is the most widely known. Given the tremendous amount of confusion associated with this doctrine, and the difficulties involved in applying... Read more

Vision To Visuals: The Model Project

A cutting-edge display for a cutting-edge project

Illustration has long struggled to gain a distinct place for itself in the fine-art world. Perhaps because of its commercial applications in the advertising and entertainment industries that have rendered it into popular culture, illustration seems to have been silently stigmatized as inferior to the other fine arts—sculpture, painting and even photography.... Read more
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