I get that you're new here.
Instead of getting your panties in a twist, you could have bothered to spend any amount of time to get a feel for the culture of this board. Instead you chose to jump right in complaining and whining.
As on many boards, there are people here who will be nice, people who will be informative and people who won't be nice. Bob, often, isn't super nice. Just my opinion, but letting ONE person who speaks harshly to you (when you came here complaining) is rather immature, in my opinion.
How about you go survive off your work somewhere else? Most people survive off their work. Most of those people don't make money off of their work at Burning Man. You aren't special. Burning Man isn't there to be "your work." It's there for people to enjoy, participate, create, party, what have you. It's very specifically NOT there for commerce.
Photino Bird wrote:Actually my concern is with the utter amount of control a third party would have over my work.
And yes, apparently it is titling at windmills.
What is so sad about this is that your "Mistress" claims to be a photographer herself...
Have fun with your little "art" thing kiddies, the adults are gonna go and be reasonable elsewhere.
Seriously, you people have control issues.
Condescending? HELL yes. For someone who supposedly has a MFA your words give me the impression of a person who is incredibly immature, ignorant of Burning Man culture and ethos and throwing a temper tantrum because things aren't the way you want them.
In my opinion, your concerns AREN'T legit. How many times do you have to be told that Burning Man isn't interested in helping you work for a living or make money off of the festival? What part of that is hard to understand...did people stutter? If your ego about your photos is so swollen that you have these INTENSE concerns that your art may possibly be "de-valued" or "mis-used" then DON'T GO!
Get. Over. It. Go work somewhere else. Come play and participate and forget the work. Or don't. Whining doesn't go over real big around here.