No Rubles for me. Not even a kopek.
At least not for this photograph of mine that is being used on a Russian website.
Over the years, I have licensed pictures from my image archive to companies in more than 20 countries. That’s almost as many as I have visited in person.
I’ve been paid in euros, francs, pounds, yen, and won. I even got a “cheque” from Ogilvy & Mather in Toronto in a denomination called dollars.
The reason I’m not getting a fee from this Russian outfit isn’t about my altruism. It’s about a concept that was also a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Catch Me If You Can.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.