A few years ago just after I had moved here to MA, I was dealing with the effects of depression and being so far far away from all of my family and friends for the first time in my life. I was waiting in line one night in the drive through and made use of the tail lights from the car ahead of me and my camera on a timer and came up with this shot:
At any rate, I had the image and subsequent musings posted for some time and out of the blue I was contacted by Sep Kamvar and Johnathan Harris requesting the rights to use the image and part of the post commercially. At first I spent a great deal of time thinking about if I wanted to share it in that manner as even until just now the post has been a private one on my Pictures Page.
After some time I decided I would share it but request that my name and location not be published (I rather regret that requirement somewhat now).
A few months later I received another email with legal forms to fill out to formally provide the copy rights to the authors for their use. Still somewhat skeptical that this was actually happening I didn't want to give them my current accurate address so I gave them one from my past that I could still obtain from if I needed to and it was legit.
Several months go by... and I totally forgot about the whole thing. And then one day just before my Mother is set to come visit she tells me I have a package from Barnes and Noble. We were both very confused to say the least, her because of where it shipped to, and me because well I hadn't ordered a bloody thing!
So I had her open it to see what it was, and even with the Book title I was stumped... for about a day... and then it happened... it all clicked.. I called and told her to go digging through it and see if there was a pic of me done in black and red, sure enough there it was. They had actually been legit and the book was made!
And that ladies and gents is how I was published not only for my photography but for my neurosis lol...
It really is an interesting little book. Worth giving it a look.
In case you are wondering this post is all for the pride of having been recognized for something, I don't get a dime from any of the sales of the book so buy it or don't but still just take a look lol... I think its worth a read through and maybe even a purchase if your so inclined.