Vintage: Caballero

Vintage - Cabellero

“Vintage: Caballero” – from the photo shoot of the Royal Hermann’s Lipizzaners from some years ago.

Personally, I adore this image. In my estimation, it combines the modernist principals I aim for, with the feel of early photography. A nod to some of the heroes of the medium. And it retains all of the characteristics of what fine art equine photography can be. Although some may object to the terminology “Fine Art”, I feel it is a very valid phrase that identifies work whose purpose/intention is quite different from documentary, commercial or journalistic photography.

The second significant point about this image, is that it is the first one that was found being used without my permission. So my first real exposure to copyright infringement. And the first time that I attempted to protect my intellectual property. Alerted by a good friend, it was used without permission, as a reference for a commercial mural and then an image of the mural was used to promote the painters business. So multiple layers of infringement. Unfortunately it was also the first instance where I learned that as a “little guy” the only person who was going to make any money or real headway from my attempt to receive any proof that the work was destroyed or compensation for it’s misuse, was my lawyer. An unhappy truth that played itself out a number of times since. So much so, that I have stopped looking for instances of infringement of my images. Even though a number of them are now registered with US copyright.

To see more of my work visit my website at – Juliet R. Harrison Photography