I was at Breakers Pub earlier, today.
I was handed a menu and I did a double take at the front cover. “Looks familiar”, I thought. Interesting. Wait, a blue border and a black background? “Hm, even moreso intriguing…” I thought. Yup. It’s my photo on the front. I wasn’t asked nor was I aware.
“Who did these menus?” I asked the server attending to me.
“Oh, not sure… I think may have.” she responded.
“Um… Where’d they get this photo…?” I question her.
“I’m not sure who they hired to take photos.”
And I left it at that.
I asked nicely if I could take a menu home for comparrison with my original. She said that was fine. So I did.
Where’d they get it?
My guess is here: (freely available)
So I took it home and took a photo of the cover, then opened it side by side in Photoshop for some comparrison. What do you think? (Link to it below. Large image!)
Just wondering if anyone has any input. What I should/could do. It’s not that I’m angry, I’m somewhat flattered, actually. But irritated. I’m a struggling web developer here in PR and I could have used some exposure, but was denied that when whomever stole my image to freely use without compensation whatsoever.
Eh, thoughts? Thanks people!