I got an email this morning from a man who represents a gallery in Buffalo, New York who asked if he could use one of my blog photos in an exhibit!
I’m contacting you from Hadley Exhibits in Buffalo, NY. We’re working on new interpretive exhibits at Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building in downtown Buffalo set to open in a few weeks.In one panel of the exhibit, we discuss Adler & Sullivan’s innovations to bring natural light into the building. One of the techniques they employed was the use of prismatic glass sidewalks around the building to bring light into the lower level. I found your blog searching for a good image of what these sidewalks looked like.
The photo went with a blog post I did in November 2011 so I’m totally psyched that someone likes the image of vault lights enough to use it.
I have an incredibly dear friend who hails from Buffalo so I called him first thing and said Peter, are these guys legit, should I say Yes To the Request? He said by all means SAY YES.
So I wrote the gallery rep back this morning and said he has my permission to use the image (for which he indicated they would pay me). They asked how I’d want to be credited too. Hmmm, that one isn’t as easy. Do I credit the photo as Earth Ocean Sky Redux or as my real name? Any thoughts?
I am for sure going to go see the exhibit when it’s open and hang out with my Buffalo pals and maybe have a plate or two of wings. Peter added that we have to tour the newly renovated Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House. I’m game.