I am happy to be one of their poster children because I tell folks all the time to go there – it is a heavenly retreat center. Not to posh, not to rustic – just right to relax and be. The view is amazing, hot tub over looking the ocean. Some amazing teachers choose to lead workshops there. My workshop this August is with Robert Gass.
I am posting this to wonder publicly about the deeper identity issues it raises for me in the digital age of flickr, creative commons and norms of usage.
They never asked me or even told me they were using the photo. What if I didn’t want to be there poster child? Is this really a non-comercial use? (the photo is licensed CC) and if it is not should they be paying Kris and/or me. I am not complaining at all and I really don’t want anything from HollyHock at all – I love them and want to help so lending them my photo for the season seems like a great way to contribute. I wonder about this more for beyond this situation.