"Wartime in the Vale" Notes
In light of the loss of official status in 2016, the following conditions apply until further notice:
will no longer consider myself obliged to donate any publishing revenues to charities supported by the event.
I will no longer
consider myself obliged to supply copies of the photographs to the organisers, or any parties supplying exhibits or re-enactments.
will not consider myself obliged to turn up at future events, and if I do, this work will be on an unofficial basis, likely to be
limited to one day's work (and no evening work) and subject to the normal limitations of the general public.
the right to limit the use of the photographs already supplied to the organisers in previous years.
I have recently been in contact
with Paul Valiadis, organiser of the event from 2009 - 2015, who has confirmed that the first event was held in 2009, and as such
the 2017 event was not the 10th anniversary event, as promoted by the current management (a fact supported by my copy of the
event brochure for 2009). If the current management have evidence to support their claim that 2017 was the 10th anniversary
event, I will be happy to make the necessary amendment to the collection.
At this moment, since the Ashdown Camp
website acknowledges the work I did in previous years, I am prepared to continue to allow my work to be used to promote the event, but
not be used in any form of revenue generation, including use in the event brochure (which I don't consider to have been up to the
quality levels in 2016 and 2017 that I would want my work associated with). I do however reserve the right to change
my mind on this (my agreement with Paul gave me the right to withdraw usage permissions in the event of a management change, or if
I was not retained as official photographer).
If, however, the current management wish to cease using my work to promote
future events, that is their right. It makes very little difference to me whether or not my work is used
to promote this event; all that I request is that I am credited for any work used, and the photographs are used under the
conditions stated above.
I also feel that it is best that I don't return to the event in an official
capacity under the current management regime. In fact, I think that there is a good chance that I won't attend
the event at all in 2018.
As of 2017, I have revised my policy on sales from
"Wartime in the Vale", and a selection of high resolution photographs from these events have now been made available for purchase.
As it would appear that 3XM will tolerate reproduction of images similar in nature to those of the ones I have of Kitten Von Mew and
Kitty Ribbons, I have made some of these images available for sale.