Privacy Policy

The site Admin takes your right to privacy seriously, and wants you to feel comfortable using this web site. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as "data" below) that may be collected by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by the site Admin, nor does it apply to persons that are not employees or agents of the site Admin, or that are not under the site Admin's control.

1. Collection of data

Registration for an account on this site requires: a valid email address, City State Country, and a login password combination that has not been previously used by another site member. You are not required to provide any other information if you do not want to. We do request your current mailing address which is viewable to the site Admin ONLY. This information is for the site admin alone and maybe used as part of any promotions or discounted oppertunities provided by our business partners or premiere site advertisors; that we may send or pass along to our site memebers. We have taken great care to ensure that your email address is not viewable or accessable to any site user or site vistior. Please be aware that your name, and any other information you enter may render you personally identifiable, and may possibly be displayed on this web site intentionally (depending on choices you make during the registration process, or depending on the way in which the site is configured) or unintentionally (subsequent to a successful act of intrusion by a third party). As on many web sites, the site Admin may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information. All emails on this site, sent through this sites mail servers, sent to or between site users, or relayed in any manor via this site are archived and backed up and may upon varified written request be shared with law inforcement or other legal bodies, and may also be acces by the sites Admin at their discreation. Information about how advertising may be served on this site (if it is indeed the site Admin's policy to display advertising) is set forth below.

2. Use of data

Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data from being made available to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data; (iii) a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (v) it is found that your use of this site violates the site Admin's policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by the site Admin to protect the site Admin's legal rights and/or property; or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this policy. In the event you choose to use links displayed on this web site to visit other web sites, you are encouraged to read the privacy policies published on those sites.

3. Cookies

Like many web sites, this web site sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience and to remember your personal settings. As we do not activly use any information associated with these cookies, and do not monitor, harvest or share any information that is or could other wise be obtained. Third party web analytics cookies that may be associated with this site (Google analytics) are solely responsible for the use of any information their cookies may collect.

4. Minors

The site Admin may choose not allow persons who are aged thirteen or younger to become members of this site. This site is intended to be used by serious photo industry professionals and some content may a times not be suitable for minors. For more information, please contact the site administrator.

5. Editing or deleting your account information

You are provided with the ability to edit the information stored for your user account information during registration, by visiting the MY PROFILE  page of your specific database listing. You can delete your account at any time. All Content, images, or other data that you may have provided in your user profile and associated pages will be deleted. Should you wish to return to the site as a memebr you will have to go through the registration process again and provide all associated data.

6. Changes to this privacy policy

The site Admin reserves the right to amend or make changes to this policy at any time without notification to site users or members. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either by through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site, and/or by a mail message sent to the e-mail address you have provided, which is stored within your user settings.


While this privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the said standards, the site Admin is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond the site Admin's control such as third party hacking or malicious attacks on the sites servers or database system that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, the site Admin offers no warranties or representations as regards maintenance or non-disclosure of data.

8. Contact information

If you have any questions about this policy or about this web site, please feel free to contact the site administrator.

Stuff people say

Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. - Helmut Newton


"The Camera does not lie, Post Production and Publishers do". - James-ism 09/06/2013


Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. - Booker T. Washington


"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10


"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984


 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison


"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton


"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz


"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee


" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles


"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton


"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla


"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon


"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton


“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston


"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi


"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston


"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle


"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams


"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe


" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand


"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst


"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein


"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson


"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith


"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan

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