Photographer Openly Ridicules Band’s Request For Free Images

By Conor Risch

Portrait photographer Pat Pope, who has worked with many top musicians during his 20-year career, has published a snarky open letter to alternative rock band Garbage criticizing their attempt to gain free use of his images for their book.

Among Pope’s pointed questions: “Do you think ‘content providers,’ whatever the hell that means, deserve to be paid for their work, or is that a special category for musicians?”

Garbage was formed in 1993 and has sold more than 17 million records worldwide.

The letter, which was picked up by music website Louder Than War and <a target=_blank href="" …read more

Via: PDN Pulse


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One thought on “Photographer Openly Ridicules Band’s Request For Free Images

  • April 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Well, the photographer has done well now and got lot’s of free publicity, I can see a few issues on both sides of this argument. The band probably should have just approached it as normal and paid for the photos while the photographer has been a little public about it and could have just been a little more pleased their work was going to be well publicized. I mean, many photographers would love a chance like that.


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