On my way back from Kiambu to Nairobi, rushing at San Valencia to vote for P.A.K Chairperson. I received a call from Elizabeth inquiring about the charges of a engagement shoot. I think we discussed for almost one hour, the main reason being, she wanted to confirm that I was the real Antony Trivet and not impersonator. Since someone had impersonated and tried to pitch for the engagement shoot using my own images from my website. This brought a new lime-light in my life that before the client settles on you as their main photographer-first, they usually do thorough research to gain confidence on whom they will be working with, But the disturbing part is, if the couple out of ignorance could have relaxed and trusted the impersonator-what would be the repercussions as the photographers community??Nevertheless, I approached the impersonator-we are in the digital error-we get to know the people within a snap of a figure, actually time heals. I had a long list for damages but after apologies-had to leave everything, sometimes it’s wise to settle the disputes out of court., maybe I should write this to the Photographers Association of Kenya to address this to prevent such event occurring in the near future.
On a light note, some things do happen in our life for a reason-more so to teach us, or take another step in our life. From the comfort zone I was forced to lock my images and disable the right-click option. I love making life simple, but when you are pushed to corner, what do you do?
Away from copyright infringement, we had a unique photo shoot-themed-sharing wine both in the studio and outdoors.