fox photographer r j salmon dangles in a crate suspended from a crane to take an aerial shot of fleet street, london, with st paul’s in the background, december 1929. this picture is taken from the daily telegraph building.
photographer unknown, from london. portrait of a city
[note: this beautiful photo is from the book in my own possession london: portrait of a city that i posted it on march 3rd, 2013. just today (march 27th, 2013) i found out that this person 3wings reposted this photo without giving me credit by linking back to my blog or anything. instead, she/ he linked back to getty images, which is clearly a totally different photo. i wanted to think that this was just an accident, but this person has been following my blog for like two years, and google actually DOES tell you where things came from. i probably shouldn’t have said anything, but after keeping getting my posts reposted and how frustrating it is, today i think i’ve had enough.
as stated on my blog, i am here to share my passion for vintage black-and-white photography with everyone for non-profit educational purposes. many of my posts come from pay-per-download websites i pay for, such as getty images and mary evans, and some are from books in my own possession. if you want to use them, all i am asking is that make sure you post them with the credit and source information i provided, and give me credit for the photos by linking back to my blog. don’t steal or repost them as your own. i don’t think it is too much to ask from all the time and effort i have put into each and every post, but clearly it is for some people.
so sick and tired of this stealing, reposting, and the lack of etiquette displayed on tumblr... what is the point of taking time and effort to come up with a good post just to have someone repost/ steal it without giving any credit? if there is something that will make me quit or delete my blog, it will be this.
3wings, the reblog button exists for a reason you know. USE. IT]