Finally, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, I thought. The other week I was approached by an online rock publication about a collaboration with me as a concert photographer. At last something happens and I might have a chance to salvage the sinking ship, sinking because of all those pesky restrictions imposed due to the Chinese affliction.
When I recieved the agreement document they wanted me to sign the light faded instantly. They wanted exclusive rights to the images published by them and that could have been acceptable, but they wanted them without compensating me. They wanted me to provide them with unique concert photos that normally sell for between 2,000 and 5,000 USD each with exclusive rights.
Yeah, no, that ain’t gonna happen!!!
It didn’t stop there though. They wanted me to agree to surrender copyright without compensation if and when they arranged promotional shoots with artists. The usual way is that a publication (or anyone) who is an intermediary for these shoots get a finders fee, a precentage of what the photographer is paid, but the rights to the material remain with the photographer.
Yeah, no, that ain’t gonna happen either!!!
To sum it up, all I can say at this point is HELL NO!!!
I am experiencing a strong sense of withdrawal of sorts, the Chinese affliction can’t go away soon enough so there will be concerts and events allowing me to do what I’m supposed to do. Being an event photographer has been pure hell the last year with absolutely nothing to work with.
Here’s a shot of Peter Halldén of JD Miller live in Borås, Sweden, in May 2014.
The top image of March 2020 with the most likes, reactions and comments combined in all social medias I use.
Tomas Jacobis of Corroded live at Västerås Rockfest in Västerås, Sweden, in April 2018.
Every year in December/January I give you the top images for each month of the year instead of a tedious chronicle which noone will read anyway, this year is no different and I begin today. Here’s the image of January 2020 with the most likes, reactions and comments combined in all social medias I use.
Elize Ryd of Amaranthe live at Västerås Rockfest in Västerås, Sweden, in April 2018.
Kenneth Seil of Bourbon Boys live in Gothenburg, Sweden, in July 2013.
Emil Lundin of Witchers Creed live in Katrineholm, Sweden, in August 2018.
Pontus Pettersson of Blue Orchid live in Borås, Sweden, in August 2011.
Bloodshred live in Borås, Sweden, in June 2011.
Brolle live in Borås, Sweden, in August 2012 looking to find his career again.
Skitarg live at Bråvalla Festival in Norrköping, Sweden, in June 2013.