Saturday, May 02, 2009

Draped in Honor, If Not Money

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a Georgia man is being "draped in honor, if not money" as a result of a photo he took of a U.S. flag on his front porch.

Rick Barrentine received $70 for a photo he took which will be reproduced, stuck on envelopes or collected about 2 billion times.

Rick is quoted as saying, "“That’s no big deal. The honor of being on the stamp is really cool.”

According to reporter Christopher Quinn, Rick, creative director of a design agency, had snapped some patriotic photos in 2003 and put them up for sale on a Web site he freelances for.

The post office purchased the image off the site. However, Rick was not notified. He was unaware that the postal service selected his photo until a stamp collector called him a couple of months ago.

Rick still has the flag. It hangs in front of his house. He plans to keep it there, even though it is about to be famous.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM