I awoke this morning to find this in my inbox: a newsletter from Nerve promoting their latest monthly photography contest. Funny how I never submitted a photo to them for anything EVER, but mysteriously, there is my face in my photograph promoting a photography contest on a website that has no business using my all rights reserved photograph featuring my own face without my permission, model release, nor giving me any sort of credit.
Funny how I am not at all amused.
I wrote them a little email to tell them how very displeased I am and urged them to contact me. I am more than a little unhappy about this, more so if I find that someone is passing this off as their own work. I have long been familiar with the site and always admired their photography galleries and, even in the context of articles, how careful they are to credit the photographer. An all too similar thing happened just barely a week ago to my friend Sandra when a French theater company stole her photograph and used it on a poster for a play, without crediting her or asking permission.
Sidenote: I am looking at this blog for the first time in IE on a PC and find that my sidebar does not, in fact, appear as a sidebar... instead as a horrific tail at the end of the page. I have no idea how to fix this or even test it as I am not normally ever on a PC.