Addict (drugaddict) wrote,

we are presenting your homepage in our english lesson

From: Schellander Michaela <> Mailed-By:
Date: Dec 12, 2005 12:04 PM
Dear Mr. Keeley!
A few weeks ago we were telling you that we are presenting your homepage in our english lesson. We were talking about your article "the wedding present".
Now I would like to ask you, if you would be today in the same situation would you give the girl some money for photographing her?
And the other quetion: why did aou decide to give her no money?
 MAybe you can answer this question and we can talk about it in our english lesson. Thank you
With best regards
Michaela Schellander

I photograph a great many people, and If I were to give people money for that I would be penniless in a very short period of time.  In the United States we are allowed to photograph people in Public Spaces, Our first amendment Constitutional Rights.  The woman in the story damaged a framed print I had costing me $250.00.
No I would not give her any money because she was drunk and high on "Crack" Cocaine.
The street photographs I take , if there is any dialogue it is usually to get permission for art purposes.
also look at this link:
Chris Keeley
I do know an artist Philip Delorcia
who was sued by a Jewish man he had phoographed on the street becaus ethe artist was generating thousands of dollars for that print

Photographer Sued for Taking Portrait

2005_06_heads.jpgA man is suing photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia for taking his picture without his permission in 2001. diCorcia was working on a project, "Heads," where he took pictures of people walking in Times Square unbeknownst to them, rigging lights and focusing his lens on a spot 20 feet away him. According to the Post, who spoke to diCorcia, Erno Nussenzweig is upset that diCorcia is benefiting from his photograph (which Nussenzweig's lawyer admits is "beautiful") because it's been sold as a print and as a part of the book . diCorcia worries about artists' ability to photograph in the city and says to the Post, "It is a fundamental right, and I will defend it. I consider myself at the end of a long line of photographers who have done what is now being described as a malicious criminal act."

See photographs and read descriptions of the work at Galerie Almine Rech and Albright Knox. Nussenzweig is suing not only diCorcia but the Pace Wildenstein gallery, book publisher Pace/MacGill and anyone else who might have sold the prints or book.

Image from the cover of diCorcia's book, Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Heads


I truely hope my grammer was correst and helpful to your English class in my

story in the never ending Paradise Life series


Chris Keeley

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