So, as you may have read in the post before I had a popular band use my stock, but never send me the agreed upon compensation. Since it seems, the Band leader Dani Filth is choosing to ignore my emails I am going to disclose to what happened.
I was contacted last year by
through deviant art that she wished to use my Pippa stock for album art for the band Devilment. I agreed to send her a release on the grounds that I would receive a copy of the CD. Well the image was used, and the album came out in Novemeber 2014.
Image used with image in CD
I sent several emails before finally receiving a reply from
She told me Dani, the frontman, was supposed to send it out, and that she had emailed him about it. Soon after I received an email from Dani Filth, which he accused me of contacting the now EX guitarist Daniel Finch about the image. He told me not to have contact with him at all. On a side note I am sure the artist had contacted the guitar player, and Dani Filth was confused about who emailed who. Anyway, He asked to have the photographer email him with an address to send a CD and a Vinyl. As you have probably figured out by now I am the Model and I take the pictures. So, I emailed him letting him know I had taken the image and was the model….I Never received an email after that, and that was in February. I tried emailing both Dani Filth and the artist
(both on DA and email) again in April, but have not heard anything back from either of them.
I am guessing the Artist got paid on time, but I guess who cares about the girl in the background? I feel that as an artist you should be on top of the stock you use, and make sure that proper compensation and credit is given. I think I feel more betrayed by the Artist then the band at this point.
The situation sucks, and this isn't the first time stuff like this has happened to me on DA. This time around it was just done by a pretty major group on a large scale. If you have wondered why Stock artist leave DA or only upload premium content this is exactly why. We work super hard. The image they stole was taken in my room (with all my stuff shoved to the side) with lights I got for christmas, with a camera I worked hard to save money for, a backdrop which was bought with birthday money, and in a dress that cost me several hours of work to pay for. Hundreds of dollars spent and many hours went into prepping for that single image. So, it stings when you ask for little in return, and people treat you like dirt. So, please please remember this when you use stock images off DA. We work just as hard as you do, and we and our images deserve respect.
Bands Facebook. www.facebook.com/devilmentcorp…