deshaunicus

deshaunicus:

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. 

Little Havana is probably one of the most interesting places to photograph in Miami. It was so cool to see the art, the kitsch and the old men playing dominos in the park. I think it’s pretty great that a group of people came to the US and built this little community around them to feel more at home. 

As some of you may know, NYC got hit with a snow storm last week named Hercules. While I think the name was a bit of a misnomer, it was still fun to go photograph Central Park. I love how it looks all covered in snow and to see the little kids playing on their sleighs and tobagons, something I never got to do growing up in Florida! But, wow, was it cold!!