I cannot think of a better way to beat 100 degree heat than a cool backyard sprinkler.
I enjoyed playing cops and robbers as a kid. Acting as the copyright police as a professional photographer isn’t as much fun. You get some really interesting results when you conduct a reverse Google image search. One of my most popular images, Agave in black and white, has been placed without permission on many, many sites. I’m guessing the international recognition honor it received from the Black and White Spider Awards art competition helped fuel it’s viral spread.
Sometimes the use is flattering, but permission to post was never requested:
Sometimes the use seems innocence, but it is still theft:
Stolen to enrich someone else’s “art:”
At least I’m represented on Pinterest, my happy place:
Then there are the lewd sites. People see stuff in botanicals. Guess I’m in good company with Georgia O’Keeffe. Except my fans seem to be all male.
I’ll step off my soapbox now. I’m not trying to be a downer. I’m just asking everyone to respect artists and their work. Many of us are happy to share. Just ask, ok?
Working on my most recent shoot: newborn portrait session. My subject is just the sweetest little guy. He has got to be the tiny model I’ve ever work with too – only 5 lbs. Pics to be posted soon.
After the holiday craziness has settled and once school has started, I become more inspired and free to chase imagery. Lately, I’ve been quite busy preparing and submitting my new works for the upcoming Visual Arts Guild of Frisco‘s member art show.
The show, Flora and Flauna- Flavors of Life, is now on display in the Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center. The artist reception is this Saturday evening, from 7:00 till 9:00. Go support local artists and enjoy the free wine!
Here are some behind the scenes images from that recent photo session.
It’s already been a long winter for most of the country – arctic blasts, polar vortexes, ice storms, etc. Today we shared in latest winter weather: Snow! It’s not ice; it’s real, fluffy snow. Not enough to sled on like a few months ago, but enough to look pretty and be slippery. All the kids were thrilled, but less thrilled school was still on. I’ll take snow over ice any day.