Below is a selection from a New York Post article that I read earlier this week. At first I laughed at the reality of a photographer being so careless around an ancient piece of art. The laughing stopped pretty quickly though once i thought "What if I had done this and had a lawsuit hanging over my head". There are very real consequences for us as photographers when we are shooting with other's personal items (i.e. designer dresses, people's homes or cars, props we borrow from friends for our shoots). If putting everything in writing isn't something you already practice in your business of photography, hopefully reading this will be the beginning of you doing that. Who do you think is responsible for this mishap? The art collector? The photographer? The Magazine Publisher? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Manhattan art collector, Corice Arman, says photographer, Eric Guillemain, was snapping photos of her 2,630 year-old sculpture for an art magazine, when he carelessly smashed the rare piece to bits during the photo shoot. Now she wants the publishers to pay $300,000.
Corice filed a lawsuit yesterday, after she heard the sickening crash and saw what had happened, “I was devastated.” According to the suit, the photog and his crew didn’t use “the due care necessary” to handle the artifact, and it fell to the floor.
Read the full article here