pretty sure that’s mary poppins
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WHAT THE FUCK GUYS
|03.11.14 @ 23:52||43,430 notes||Permalink|
Okay, I’m livid pissed.
So, some of you may have seen the post I made early describing my morning in relation to A&G Ohio. If you missed it, here’s the post. I’d rather not retype the whole story.
If you’re too lazy to read, let me illustrate some key points:
- Myself and a friend went and did a shoot for her costume (private shoot) of A&G’s Mascot, Beat Girl.
- Photos were watermarked and posted on Facebook. Con chair was shown the photos in hopes he would enjoy them and use them for advertising.
- Woke up today, found my photos plastered on the website, cropped so no watermark, and no credit in site.
- Just to make a point, Here’s the original photo (Unaltered, watermark intact) and Here is the photo that was posted to the website (cropped, mark removed). I was able to get this screen cap this morning.
- Outraged that I wasn’t even given credit, let alone asked, I messaged my model. She told me she also had not been asked or credited.
- She began speaking to people on staff as well as the con chair.
I was willing to let it go if they just credited the image. Well, I got a phone call from my model IN TEARS. She told me what the con chair had to say.
He OPENLY ADMITTED to cropping the photos. Okay its one thing to post them without my permission BUT HE INTENTIONALLY CROPPED THE IMAGE. Meaning he not only used my photos, didn’t credit me OR the model, but also purposefully alter the images???
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
First of all, thats a violation of mine and my model’s rights. I could actually sue and make a very good case out of it. Second of all, yes, our goal was hopefully to have the photos used for promotion of the con, but with them asking us for permission as the photos were posted only on my Photography facebook or at least with proper credit.
The convention has zero AND I MEAN ZERO rights to these photos. Yes, it was of their Mascot character, but the trademark belongs to the artist, not them. On top of that THEY PAYED NOTHING for the costume or the photos. Myself nor my Model EVER offered them expressly to A&G. We showed them to people, but we never said USE THEM IF YOU WANT!!!
No where was permission asked for or given.
On top of that, we never would have pressed the issue if both of us had been given credit. If the con chair wanted to use the photos, he could have easily asked me to resize, crop, and remark them for website use. I am a pretty chill person about those sorts of things. I would have jumped at the chance. For christ sakes, the model is a judge for their masquerade and is a supposed friend of the chair.
After being told all these things by the model, he simply said “Guess I’ll just take them down.”
No apology, no admission of guilt.
He made it out like I was asking for a VIP guest pass and special treatment when all i was looking for was proper crediting or at least an apology.
If this is how they wanna treat their con goers who were just trying to be honestly nice to the convention and give them some FREE advertising in exchange for just fucking giving them credit? I’m not part of their staff, they don’t have rights to any of my work, they don’t have rights to use anything without my explicit permission.
I’ve been going to this con for 4 years. I have run panels for that convention, paid for pages, done photography there. I even had the displeasure of being in the company of the con chair at steak n shake last year. I will refrain from sharing that story for now. I have never really cared for A&G, but it wasn’t the worst for me. Great friends, generally fun for parties. But I will not be treated with this disrespect.
I won’t speak for anyone else, but don’t expect this to be the last you hear about them.
All I wanted was credit or an apology. Jesus Christ.
I’ll be attending the Steampunk Symposium with my Best Friend instead of this shit hole. New con scene and Voltaire? Why did I ever even wanna go to Ass&Gross?
Seriously, if you’re considering going, I don’t recommend it unless you just wanna drink and walk around tight shitty hallways.
It really sucks to already be fighting my way to good status with my photography when the competition around Ohio is fierce (and fabulous) I don’t need shit like this. I’ve had my share of this kind of thing so you can take your professionalism and go home.
|03.11.14 @ 23:09||86 notes||Permalink|
Unfortunately anon, I never got past the sexual tension part with anyone. =(
I came from a SUPER religious family and it always made me feel so scared to even try despite the fact that I’ve always been more attracted to girls than to guys,
Which is true even now that I’m married. I GUESS WE’LL NEVER KNOW @.@
|03.11.14 @ 23:06||2 notes||Permalink|
Okay so I feel like in public is a broad spectrum depending on circumstances so here’s a couple different examples for like a fancy outfit and a swimsuit
I’ve been wanting to do Sheena’s strappy swimsuit for forever so of course it made this list
|03.11.14 @ 23:04||2 notes||Permalink|
Wow this is going to be weird as fuck (at least for me) but I’ve always wanted to cosplay one of my otps and in character actually dom for once? Like restraints, blinfold, and everything tbh.
|03.11.14 @ 22:47||Permalink|
#the aperture science computer aided enrichment center would like to kindly ask you to not break the laws of physics during your testing period #if you feel the need to wreak such existential mayhem #please equip the patented singularity proof aperture science communication device to document your excruciating demise #friends and family will be awarded with a complementary plaque for your contribution to Science
…there was a conversation about thinking with portals earlier today.
|03.11.14 @ 22:26||26,788 notes||Permalink|