Feb 4, 2009

Shepard Fairey fighting Associated Press for his Obama Image

Are they serious? The now famous "Obey" style Image of Obama was based on a photograph taken by Associated Press's freelance photographer Manny Garcia...So now they want a cut of the tens of thousands of dollars that has swirled around the image. Fortunately it seems that Shepard Fairey didn't make more than a little added fame off of it-(well that's his story for the moment anyway). It took the photographer two seconds to snap that photo and prob took Fairey hours to repaint it. The photograph isn't what excited the globe and it couldnt have, it is one of millions and easily replaceable, Fairey's hard work made it gold.

I don't think they deserve a cut ( especially off of a photo they never even used), but that's me.