Yesterday the very good gallery, De Primi Fine Art in Lugano, said it would like to include some of my work in its next exhibition of photography. However I disagree with something the director said, that I should concentrate on only one style of photography. I’m an eclectic person, my passion is to create the images I like, depending on how I feel. The artist Russell cannot be recognized through only one style of photography.
I have just found 4 commercial websites using some of my photos without asking my permission. One has even gone so far as to modify one of my pictures to make their logo. I’m a reasonable guy and if someone wants to use one of my non exhibition pictures for non profit and non commercial use, then generally I will give permission. But to just come along and claim my work as their own, is just wrong.