Anyone remember Jonathan Foerster (@atleastwedream)? I talked about him back when MEA was having his closing reception? Well, color me surprised (and a bit happy) today as I’m browsing a link I followed from Anthony Pipkin’s Twitter (@apipkin) for 777 HD Wallpapers, and what do I see linked if not “Sonnet” by Jonathan Foerster (which was the very image I used in my post about him, nonetheless).
Now, though, the only question is: I don’t see Mr. Foerster being credited anywhere for his work (or, many of the other artists for that matter), did anyone stop to, you know, ask Jonathan his permission to use his art? I mean, while I’m all about sharing art openly, you might notice that copyright down at the bottom of my page thinks people should still merit attribution when publicly posting works. Is that really so much to ask? I mean, they’re already listing the post title, why not credit Jonathan for what I know first hand from talking with him was hours upon hours upon hours of work to create that image?
I’ll have to see if I can get ahold of him about that. In the meanwhile, you can peruse a large collection of other excellent works, but keep in mind that most of them are unattributed, and anything you like on there was done somewhere along the line by an artist who at least deserves a mention for their efforts, you know?