06/01/2005: "Would it be petty if..."
Yesterday I got another request to use one of my images for a full color Greek magazine called Ododeiktes ('Road signs' in Greek). They're going to publish my info and send me the issue. The image they want to use is one called "Communication" that I used in my BFA thesis show.
This is the *third* image from that series that I've had published from my BFA thesis show which (as you may recall) got a C-. I felt particularly devastated because the committee failed to mention how terrible they thought it was during the year I met with them and saved it all up for my anonymous final review; it's the main reason I quit printmaking. I mean, they were ruthless. I want to write and tell them how much their spineless attack impacted me and show them how work from that show has been published in magazines and on book covers so nah nah na nah nah!
Speaking of which...I never charge for allowing my work to be reproduced. I look at it as good exposure etc. and just feel flattered to be asked. People keep acting like I should be demanding payment or something. I have a feeling if I did they'd just say "no thanks" and publish someone else's work. Any thoughts?