Freelance and music photographer available for hire in Boston//Nashville.
Twitter // Instagram: samiwideberg
As a photographer, photo credit is important to me because I am giving everything I’ve got to do a job that only pays most in “experience”. I’ve been pursuing photography since I was thirteen years old. Yes, I shoot bands and work with artists in the music industry, but that’s not where photography ends for me. It is a creative outlet, It’s an excuse to get to know a stranger on the street, it documents history, it connects people from all corners of the world and it is beautiful. I understand that sometimes an artist might get a little excited and post a photo without credit because they just plain forgot. While it is flattering that they chose your photo to showcase to their fans/friends/whoever, if you become known for not posting credit you will run into some problems. The beauty of what I do is that I get to support bands that I adore using my own talents that I have been sculpting for years. However, it is not an easy job and if anyone tells you it is they are not challenging themselves enough. So when I’ve shown a band/artist/whoever as much support as I possibly can and they use my photos with not even a whisper of credit and crop my watermarks, it becomes very discouraging. Photography is an art just like music, painting, sculpting, etc. It’s become a touchy subject to some when really all it needs to be is a mutual respect. Maybe artists forgot that we are artists too?
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