If I can't have you, and I can't fight your strapping beau in a contest of grappling, swords, chess, poker, or charades... then I'll just have to settle for the fact that I love your presence here and submit to your every stroke in abject adoration. ;)
Meanwhile, don't worry... my next conquest is not a person. The next gal that comes my way will have to be just a little bit like you.
I'm not positive this is the main site for the MLK Foundation that xultar was talking about, but that's the closest I could find. There is a "contact" link on the home page that has their email or a phone number. You can easily send your work to them as an attachment in an email. Just ask them if it's something they might be interested in using. I'll do it for you if you want, but it would be better if you did it so you can give them your name and/or address if they'd like it.
And I have heard that the people who control all things MLK are very strict about usage of material regarding him; for example, they got a copyright on his "I Have a Dream" speech so you have to pay a royalty to them for using even part of it. So I would be afraid to approach them with anything that had a photo of MLK for fear that they would sue for copyright infringement.
122. Copyright to a photo is owned by the photographer, not the subject
If the photo was taken by, say, an Associated Press photographer, then any infringing use would be actionable by AP, not by the King Foundation. Conversely, AP could license your use of it even if the King Foundation objected.
Your biggest problem might be the hassle of trying to figure out who owns the rights to each photo.
You're right. The color and black & white does illustrate the time difference, but I love black & white, as well. I love the purity of expression in black & white, but since Obama is turned away from the camera, that aspect is lost.
the big problem is that I don't own either of the photos that I used. Other people own the copyrights to each of them, and I don't even know who owns them. So it's kind of a "pirate" image that I can't really ever "own." I could never really profit from it even if I wanted to. I'm flattered at all the responses to this that have been posted and I'm getting enough of a boost just by those. So it's just kind of my contribution to make the world a better place, using what talents I have. My contribution to Obama's "New Era of Public Service."
103. I beat the crap out of one other person with the same excuses...
No, seriously... I get how much of a PITA it is to secure rights on any basis, but I did berate someone once over what was an historical pictorial piece until they decided to actually pursue the rights to republish the work.
This person, a true gem, actually sent me the whole work and thanked me for being a 'pest'.
Obviously, until she completes the work, I can never share the wonderful work she shared with me.
Trust me, it was crushingly beautiful... just like the image you have here.
Now, here's the thing... If you pulled the work off the web, then the ball is in your court. Call an attorney. I'm serious. Either way, what you created is intellectual property... and it's fucking beautiful. There is always a way, don't let this slip.
Because like I said... I'll take 10% if you do. :evilgrin:
117. But if 2 people are high-fiving, they are facing each other,
so you only see half of each face, or if the angle is such that you see most of one face, you see little of the other. So if it were painted so that you see most of both faces, then the positioning wouldn't be too realistic.
92. I've got say...beyond the obvious reasons, there are subtle reasons this is a masterpiece...
I'd say the part that makes it great is that (I don't know whether it was intentional or not) King is just a little larger in size. To me this says "On the shoulders of giants". Obama couldn't made it there without that foundation.
I could go on, but I'll just say, your photoshop is a great piece of work.
96. Thanks... after looking at it now, I can see that MLK is
just a little too big in relation to Obama, but it's too late now, the picture has apparently spread far and wide in just a few hours. I also wish I could have found a picture that shows Obama's face yet still works with the MLK picture. Oh well, it still seems to have the same impact anyway.
...as Martin is "on the other side" as a spirit, getting the human proportions geometrically correct is not an issue. It's like asking "what's holding them up" when looking at The Creation on the Sistine Chapel ceiling - which this echoes.
There's a lot going on there. Spanning time, and space across the Mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the steps of the Capitol. It's quite a piece to reflect on.
Because you are using photos to create a symbolic statement so everything in your rendition is symbolic. MLK is a archetypal giant of a man in our history so his actual physical size is insignificant and when you make him larger than life you are saying his legacy is larger than life, which is the way it is. Obama being smaller than MLK signifies that he is just now taking on MLKs legacy to do whatever comes next.
For crying out loud, don't change it. When it comes to artwork nothing is an accident since part of the act of doing art is subconscious. Interesting things always come out that surprise even the creator of the art piece.
116. Wow. I don't know of the rights issues that might or might not be at hand on this,
but this is something that people would willingly pay for. If such funds went to the King Foundation or a charity in need, it might be worth looking into.
Great image - worth being used for some greater good if that's possible. There are tons of ways to contribute, volunteer and give - including using proceeds of awesome creative skill and talent. It doesn't always take the form of soup kitchens or blood donations - there are so many ways to give and I'd love to see something more come out of this (if legally feasible and reasonable - given any possible restriction snags if there are any).
Just a thought...
Awesome job - thanks for sharing it freely nonetheless...
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