I'm often asked by artists, for permission to create art based on a photo of mine, so I thought I'd provide this short information page for reference.
I find it a huge compliment to have photos selected by people who, by the nature of their work, obviously have an eye for an image. Before photography, I used to draw from photo references myself, and spent much time trawling around for something interesting to draw. Since I'm now taking photos myself, I'm more than happy to help those who are looking for reference material, and am pretty reasonable about doing so.
If you would like to create artwork based on one of my photos, the following options are available:
The best way to cover yourself legally is just to get in touch, providing the following information:
I can then get back to you and provide permission to use the image(s).
Finally, once you've finished, please do share your work with me - I'd love to see it.
If you have a Facebook page or Twitter account, please mention mine when you share your work, and I'll re-share it from my page.
At some stage, I'd like to create a gallery here of other people's interpretations of my photos, with some links back to your website/twitter/etc, so let me know if that's something you'd like to be involved with.