Photo: Victor Lundmark
Over the past few years, a few bands have gone out of their way to make life difficult for photographers assigned to shoot their shows. Add The Stones Roses to that growing list. The Brit pop pioneers’ photo release form pretty much makes life hell for any photographer.
In their photo release form, the band basically tells photographers that they can’t use flash when shooting and perhaps even worse, that the shots that they do get cannot be published in a publication that doesn’t have the band’s prior approval.
Generally, Photographers and artists own the rights to their images unless they sign those rights away. The Roses wanted them to sign all future rights away for a one British pound, or around $1.55. In response, concert photographer Ian Tilton organized a boycott of The Stone Roses for photographers.
Read more on Dangerous Minds for greater detail on the contract and the photog backlash.