Bootlegged In Baja

Santa Felipe Baja 250 Poster

Photo: 2013 San Felipe Baja 250 (unofficial) race poster

Last month, while my brother was down in San Felipe, Baja, for the Baja 250 – I was also supposed to go, but due to my flight delays out of San Franscisco, I missed my ride – my brother’s friend noticed a poster with his picture on it while walking down the street.  So my brother haggled down the price to $5 and picked up a copy.  Turns out, there are half a dozen of my photos on the poster – circled in red.  Unfortunately, I’ve yet to see a penny for my efforts.

So it goes these days as while trying to earn a living as a photographer.  Lots of people looking for free stuff, with few willing to pay.  No wonder why I’m 32 years old, and for all intents and purposes, homeless…

1 reply
  1. Søren says:

    That sucks, Cody. I’m always trying to be meticulous about my attribution and make others aware of the reality that in fact not everything on the internet is for free.

    The only good thing about this is that you can now proudly say, “People like my photos enough to steal them for their ads.” *sadtrombone*

    Keep up the good work and try to promote your prints more — I’ll say you should be able to make a fair bit with those if you reach momentum.


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