Damn Ugly Photography…a purveyor of visual flotsam and jetsam based in New York City. But what exactly is Damn Ugly Photography?!! The name started innocently enough as a joke. It used to be when you filled in your registration form for New York’s Photo Expo, right after your name, they asked for the name of your business…now every photographer I know just uses his own name as the name of his business, but since they were asking, I figured I’d play along…
The first year we were “Say Cheese Photography”…then “In Your Face Foto”…then “Normal Photography”. But finally, “Damn Ugly Photography” was the name I came up with for the ID Badge that greeted the sales reps…and it just stuck. So for the past 15+ years, all of my junk mail comes to “Damn Ugly Photography”.
And the Song of the Day List? Well…back in the pre-blogosphere I used to email out new music I had found to a small list of friends, and over time that small group has grown into thousands of people who for some reason are interested in hearing what’s at the top of my iTunes folder. So when I fired up ‘Damn Ugly Photography’, I figured tossing out whatever I stumble across that I feel is worth listening to might be a nice way to break up all those photo posts, so download away…everything I put up is free & legal.
So Damn Ugly Photography is now the place where I can show off the latest photos I’m working on, pass on the latest songs I’m listening to and just spout off about whatever happens to be on my mind at that particular moment in time. And when I’m not wasting time here as Mr. Damn Ugly, I am also known as Brad Trent and you can view my full portfolio at www.bradtrent.com
And by the way…not to get all legal whilst we’re havin’ so much fun…but all of my photography is copyright protected and registered with the US copyright office in Washington DC…and that means if you want to use it, you MUST get my permission first. NO reuse is permitted without such permission. Usually such permission requires a license fee to be paid, but I do allow use without having to pay a license fee under certain circumstances. But you gotta ask first. Don’t go thinking my photographs can get ripped off and you can cry that you didn’t know afterwards.
I. Has. Spoke.