Different instantiations I found my imagery used without permission and accreditation.
︎ more examples in this Flickr album.
I believe in a Copy <it> Right ethic.
“First, it’s okay to copy! Believe in the process of copying as much as you can; with all your heart is a good place to start – get into it as straight and honestly as possible. Copying is as good (I think better from this vector-view) as any other way of getting ‚’there.’ ” – NOTES ON THE AESTHETICS OF ‘copying-an-Image Processor’ – Phil Morton (1973)
In 2019+ This means proper accreditation && when considerate financial profit is expected, to ask for permission.
Finding my own face on so many different commercial objects, led me to research historical instantiations: what does it mean to lose your own face? During this search I came across the stories of color test cards, the images of Caucasian ladies, used to calibrate color of analogue and digital image processing technologies. Some of these ladies have been used over and over, yet very little, sometimes not even their name is known.
This was the start of my essay Behind White Shadows first published in (ed: Bogomir Doringer) Faceless, De Gruyter, 2018.