Last week, New York Magazine’s The Cut published a lengthy essay written by model Emily Ratajkowski on her experiences working as a model, actor, and influencer entrepreneur. She gives numerous examples where she felt unable to control her own image from being sued by paparazzo Robert O’Neil, having two Instagram posts appropriated by Richard Prince, and allegations of sexual assault by photographer Jonathan Leder who later sold photos taken during the night of the shoot as “art” without her consent.
In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen try to unpack all the legal scenarios and talk about ethics within the modeling and photo industry.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Emily Ratajkowski on Reclaiming Her Own Image (via The Cut)
- The Cut Podcast: Emily Ratajkowski Wants Her Pictures Back
- Emily tweets about her collection of essays
- The Rise of Paparazzo v. Celebrity Lawsuits: Is Copyright Law Fair (via NYU Law’s The Blog)
- Model Michelle Vawer on appropriation of likeness
- New York Right Of Privacy Has Its Limits (via Rodriques Law)
- Nancy E. Wolff’s The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook
- Letter to Ms. Ratajkowski’s Attorney 2016 – Imperial Pictures Publishing
- 8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know
- Darius magazine
- Jonathan Leder Reveals Details of His Emily Ratajkowski Shoot (via High Snobiety)
- An Apology From Us to Emily Ratajkowski (via High Snobeity)
- Respect The Shooter: Jonathan Leder & “A Study in Fetishism: Manifesto, Vol. 1” (via Life and Times)
- Richard Prince Appropriates Instagram: Genius or Charlatan?
- The FBI Has Stepped In To Investigate Celebrity Phone Hacking Scandal (via Business Insider)
- Haley Nahman on Substack
- OnlyFans stars say TikTok is making them rich
- Patreon Raises $90 Million in Financing, Creator-Membership Platform Worth $1.2 Billion