Friday, June 16, 2006

For the record

There seems to be a lot of hubbub going on about the photo I posted yesterday. While I do not wish to delve into the details or open this to a public debate on this blog, I do respect the privacy concerns some of you have expressed to me directly and on other forums.

I do feel like I must state one thing, neither I, nor my company, commissioned, took, requested, or pre-approved the posting of these images. These shots were taken by a freelance photographer working for Bondage.Com and attending the event as the official “Press Photographer”. As a paid member of Bondage.Com I saw the images for the first time yesterday when they were posted. I pulled down a copy of one image, re-posted it here (unedited). At the request of one party, I did re-edit the image and blur their face.

I do not own this image (or any of them that were taken as part of the bondage rodeo); any concerns about personal privacy, model releases or publishing must be taken up with Bondage.Com and the original photographer.