Photographer’s Rights vs Privicy Rights

Read this knowing that I AM NOT A LAWYER or am I giving legal advise.  Consult your attorney for local laws. 

 I was riding the Red Line tonight and I was asked about needed a release on my images and it reminded me of this photograph

Philip-Lorca diCorcia took this amazing image of Erno Nussenzweig a Jewish merchant in 2001. diCorcia’s sold prints of this image for 10 of thousands of dollars.  (Yes, between 10 and 20 THOUSAND dollars)   Apparently it is against Nussenzweig’s religious believes to have his picture taken.  Nussenzweig sued and lost. 

Click Here to read the case out line on Wikipedia®

Click Here to read the judgement.  (Bring this to your lawyer)

Besides all the legal stuff, it is an amazing image. 

Again,  I AM NOT A LAWYER or am I giving legal advise.  Consult your attorney for local laws. 

Thanks for visiting and happy shooting

John-Roy Photography

About John-Roy Photography

Photography is the greatest form of self expression. It communicates with my soul; a kind of a “catharsis scream”. This offers me a mental release from my professional career. After using my right brain all day, it is nice to use my left brain to create something meaningful. This brings a yin and yang to my life. When I pick up my camera after work, I prefer to shoot inanimate objects. Using light, shadows and selective focus, I am attempting to give the objects a life force; allowing them to tell a story. Because of this, I sometimes tend to become lost in my perception of light and shadows. It allows me to constantly visualize different angles and perspectives of spaces and even people around me. When I photograph people, I am drawn to capturing them in communal areas. I usually try and catch people off guard to create a pensive state of being which is a window into their souls. You would be surprised how much people tend to let their guard down and become relaxed when they think no one is watching. (Ever notice how differently children behave when they know they are being watched?) I’ve come to this place of artistic expression after experimenting with several other approaches to photography. I finally listened to an art director and a close friend of mine and I redirected my work to reflect my own true artistic expression.
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