In the beginning of April, Sydney-based photographer Rohan Anderson found himself embroiled in a nasty back-and-forth with the band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
So this is pretty much not the way to work with anyone.
I have taken photos of people performing, and you know what they do when they want to use the image? They ask me for it. Being on stage doesn’t somehow put you above asking.
I photographed Melanie Martinez back in February, and when she wanted to use a shot for her instagram, you know what she did? She asked me if I could email her the shots from that night, and when she posted it here, she made sure I was properly credited. It’s not hard, guys.
As someone who frequently photographs public events, this is disgusting and a gross infringement. It’s annoying when it happens on Tumblr, but absolutely unacceptable when a band treats a photographer this way. At least we can all rest assured that justice has been served. But also that their Wikipedia page has been completely trashed.