S: Picture Pieces
FC: Picture | Pieces
1: Picture | Pieces | inspired by Love
3: Introduction | Picture Pieces is a book of pictures inspired by things and people that I love. Each picture shows a different principle of photography and design. Following the pictures is an essay written on Celebrity Rights Act. Celebrity Rights Act was something that caught my attention. I've always been curious on Celebrity Laws.
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5: This book is dedicated to: | To my "heart" The person who is always there for me day to day and inspires me to be a better person. Thank you for always pushing me in the right direction.
6: Modularity -Pieces of the Heart | Pieces of a magazine create a heart.
8: Point Point makes a position in space. All things in existence begin with a point. -Point to my heart
10: Line A line is an infinite series of points. A row of points create a line -Bedroom Walls -
12: Plane | A plane is a flat surface that extends via height and width. Lines multiply to create planes. -Plane Heart
14: Scale | Scale refers to the dimensions of an object. It helps you distinguish the different sizes of things within the canvas. -Best-Friends
16: Texture Texture is the tactile grain of an object or surface. -Heart of Texture
18: Complimentary colors Complimentary colors sit opposite from each-other in the color wheel. Red and green are on opposite sides. -Christmas Love
20: Analogous colors Analogous colors sit near each-other on the color wheel. The roses and the background create minimal contrast making it very serene and tranquil. -Bouquet of Serenity
22: Figure Ground | In this photo the relationship between the sky and the tree create figure ground. The tree stands clearly apart from the sky. -Heart of Mine
24: Layers/Transparency | Transparency serves to build relationships between images. Here a portrait is mixed and overlapped with a picture of a Christmas tree. -Greatest Gift.
26: Rhythm | Rhythm exists in strong repeated patterns -Strawberries & Champagne
28: Balance | The placement and proportions in relationship to each-other. -The Balance between you & I.
30: Motion Change in transparency gives the photo motion. The top layer gradually becomes more transparent showing the hand movement. -Live Heart
32: Framing The Frame separates the picture from its surroundings. -Instant Love
34: Celebrity Rights Act -The Right of a person to control his/her own likeness for commercial use. The celebrity rights act was passed in California in 1985. It protects the rights of celebrities from unauthorized use of their name, photograph or likeness for advertising purposes or for the purpose of soliciting purchases. For a celebrity they're "branding" is everything. One bad move and your career can be over. The Celebrity Rights Act is very sensitive in Hollywood, as it should be. An individual's personality is a means in which one individual recognizes another and identifies his place in society. The Celebrity Rights Act protects celebrities from being wrongfully exposed and perceived. As important as this act is, only 19 states recognize it. Although the risks for using an image for “editorial” purposes might be less risky than for use in advertising or for other commercial purposes, the risk can still be high if the person depicted is held up for ridicule or presented in a bad manner. A celebrity “image” is their work and therefore they have the rights to their own identity which is was makes them profitable. In 1953, the second circuit was among the first courts to recognize a legal claim for a violation of the right of publicity. The cases involved the use of photographs and statistics of baseball players on bubble gum cards. Ultimately, the court held that New York law protected baseball players right in the publicity value of his photograph. –berryentertainmentlaw.com/articles/celebrity
35: -Rights of Publicity exists “during life”. This protects the celebrity during life, while they are still alive. In 1980 the circuit court determined that Elvis Presley's heirs did not retain his right of publicity after his death. The courts opinion emphasized that celebrities have an exclusive right “during life” to control and profit from the commercial use of their name and personality. Elvis Presley rights are public and that is why they are basically sold everywhere since his heirs do not own the rights. There are always loop holes and ways of people getting away with not following the act, for instance in 1998, the Princess Diana memorial sued Franklin Mint for illegally selling Diana dolls, plates and jewelry. In California you can pursue a suit even I if it is in behalf of a dead person but only if that person is a Californian and Princess Diana was not. Therefore, in 2004 the cases was settled out of court. It is also known that the Princess Diana fund paid over 6.5 million in costs and fess related to the litigation. I think that with time the laws will get more and more strict regarding the celebrity rights. With the Internet now being the place of resource it is very hard to control wrongful commercial use and illegally sold celebrity items. In all, I believe that celebrities should have the right to their “public persona” and everything that comes with it (branding, images, etc.) because with so much media no a days there is to much at risk with being wrongfully portrayed. Word of mouth with the Internet becomes World of Mouth.