Monthly Archives: July 2009

Where do I shoot from????

In the good old days, a photographer was given pretty much total freedom to get his/her best angles. The only restrictions were: Don’t disturb the show. Don’t get in the way of the audience’s view. This created the ability to … Continue reading

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The Van Halen Contract

It was the 1985 and Sammy Hagar had replaced David Lee Roth as the singer in Van Halen. Their tour started in the Midwest, and the hype was starting. I was assigned to photograph them at the second date of … Continue reading

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Morrissey!!! (And Britney, too)

Earlier in the year, Morrissey went on tour. Here are a few excerpts from his contracts to photographers (“Company”  is Suffering Artists (c/o Spectacle Entertainment Group) —Morrissey’s management company): 2. The Photographer hereby transfers and assigns to Company with full … Continue reading

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Now they want to own our photos!

The whole idea of only being allowed to sell photos to one magazine, one time only, put a damper on the business in the late 1980’s. Then more restrictions started appearing in the contracts. The first one was that the … Continue reading

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