I have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The collage above is a brief representation of some of the ways my photography has been stolen. Some were edited without permission, event advertisements, included in a calendar, manipulated to advertise jewelry, sold on canvas, for promoting a cosmetic brand, or even for music videos.
"SHUT UP! YOU'RE BREATHING MY AIR!"
"I SAID SHUT UP! SHUT UP!"
"GET AWAY FROM HIM!"
'It was a dream, nothing else.'
Miles ran a hand through his ash black hair as cold sweat dripped from his face. He turns his head to the other side, looking at the sleeping form next to him. (h/c) locks spread out on your pillow, chest rising and falling, taking deep, consistent breaths. He looks to the other side to where his clock was at.
Careful not to wake you up, Miles climbs out of bed and quietly makes his way into the kitchen. Light radiated from the refrigerator as he opens it, taking out a pitcher of water and pours some into a glass. He takes a gulp and places the pitcher back into its original place.
A smaller pair of arms wrapped themselves around his waist. It didn't take him long to know it was you, considering that you were the only one aside from him that lived there. You rested your head agains