Jeg synes det er greit med folk som legger ved at par av bildene sine og sier i fra om det. De som "sniker" inn bildene sine uten å fortelle om det liker jeg mindre. Enig med Diana i at man på en måte lurer seerne.
Jeg synes også det er utrolig fasinerende med folk som favoriserer sine egne bilder. Kom tilfeldigvis over en person en gang hvor de aller fleste bildene blant favorittene var hennes egne. I tillegg hadde hun laget en feature også hvor en stor part av bildene var hennes, uten at hun hadde sagt i fra om det
I actually had some sort of a fight with a girl whom I called out for posting a feature news article where over a third of the deviations were from her gallery or from her boyfriend's gallery with her as a model.
However, it really depends from case to case, and I think honesty should be the first issue in this matter because you can do this three ways
- you do a feature and then include a few works of yours, mentioning that they are yours. In my opinion this is very ok to do, it's like the host of a gallery doing a little presentation of their business before the opening of the gallery.
- you do a feature and throw in your works as well. I don't consider this fair, because it's almost like you trick people into your gallery. They read your article because they want to discover new artists, instead they wind up with you. It's like those ads you see on websites that look like a little game (shoot the birds you see in the air, catch the running sheep), but when you click on them they take you to some site where you end up paying for all kinds of crap)
- you do a feature of just your own work. I think this is completely acceptable as well, because everyone is entitled to self promotion. Of course, when it's done in an honest and open way.