This is the best gif on the internet.
I was recently scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across a familiar image, one of mine from a show in November 2013.
This happens every now and then, and usually it’s accompanied with something along the lines of “Thanks Rohan Anderson for the photo!”, and generally I’m ok with it, I’d prefer permission to be asked, but the fact that they’ve looked for the photographer to credit makes it a little more ok for me.
This hit a nerve for me, they’ve used an image of mine without permission and without credit, on top of this, the image was cropped, had a filter added (presumably from Instagram) and the quality was severely reduced. Here’s the original (notice the watermark that has been cropped out).
Estafets are so incredibly lucky to have friends like Michael Brunk, Kaigh Walsh, and Katie Dendez. Thank you all for your wonderful work, and for being such sweet people :) We hope that this photographer’s experiences serve as a lesson for young bands. Be respectful of your fellow artists, and ask before you use someone’s work!