I don’t usually re-blog, but this is such a great story about COPYRIGHT.
A single image used without permission can so quickly end up all over the web and even in a magazine.
This post is something I’ve struggled with for months, and debated even writing. But it’s time to share my story, and explain why I’ve been absent.
Basically, the short version is Karlie Kloss improperly used one of my images. It showed up on her instagram account last September, without credit. (Point of reference: many of the images before and after mine are credited.)
As readers of my blog will know, I shoot as a house photographer for Oscar de la Renta’s social media accounts and Pinterest page. On September 10, 2013 I took this photo of Karlie Kloss taking a “selfie” backstage at the SS14 Oscar de la Renta show:
When I got home, I posted it as part of my daily “sneak peek” show recap.
The next night, backstage at the…
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