Whose Photo is it anyway ?
29 Jan 2013 5:24PM
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I have a question in this blog entry. It concerns, for example, this image.
The texture is borrowed. I had no hand in its creation at all. The photographs of the miner were mine, but the statue itself was, of course, nothing to do with me. Even the mask used was free from a CD on a photo magazine. So at the end of the day was it my photo at all ?
Here is another image from the same shoot.
This is another based on one of the images in the triptych, but a totally different image. The texture is not mine, the statue is not mine but given the differences between this image and the first one, is it fair to say that I have still created two separate images and these are specific to me ?
Suppose they were of a building. Would the photo have been partly the product of the architect, or would the builder take the credit. And the texture - based on leather, do I need to find a dead cow somewhere to giuve the credit to - or would the farmer do.
Not sure there is a definitive answer, but the question still puzzles me.