United StatesWhat to say to an artist that wants to alter my pic and sell it?
I did a TF shoot for a pinup model. She's part of a popular group of tattooed models. She recently contacted me saying that she's an artists. She makes photo transfers, hangs them in a few places and even sells them at the bar she works at. (I looks like she takes the picture, alters the colors, and puts paint splashes on it or something. The sizes look like they range from 8x10 and up. Sell price $40-$100) She wants to use a few of the pics I took (and edited) and do the same. Her offer is to "make something for me" and give me credit. Though it might be good advertising for me... But as I type this, I don't totally feel good about the deal. Should there be some type of licensing fee? How do I make sure I have proper credit? Should I just tell her No?
I also agree strongly with what Seth and Jim said. You could also always very easily make your own and sell them. You would then not split anything. :)
If you are uncomfortable in any way the best thing to do is to decline the offer.
If you want to proceed you need to work out a license deal and the most fair would be 50/50. Giving you credit won't put food on the table.
In the end you simply need to decide if this is something you want to proceed with or not...
Sounds like she is essentially offering you a barter deal. I feel that your work would get lost in hers and you won't see any of the benefits you envision.
I would treat this as a stock photography sale. License the images for two or three years as wall art. I don't think she will go for market value since she is selling her work at less than $100 - your photos alone are worth more than that.