In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I want to share a recent (and VERY random) email exchange that’s connected to Ireland.
I’m Alex Andreoni from an independent rock band from Brazil called SANTAREM (www.santarem.art.br)
We would like to use one of your Dublin photos as the cover of our next CD (called “No Place To Hide”), that will be released by brazilian record label Die Hard Records.
We’d like to have your permission… of couse we will mention your name as the photographer in the CD sleeve.
Do you give us your permission?
See the attatched unfinished cover art
Thank you very much
Sao Paulo/ Brazil
I combed through my Ireland entries and found the photo that Alex wanted to use. It was in my Day 2 entry. Here it is:
I wrote back to Alex and told him that “it would be an honor” to have my photo appear on the cover of his CD. I also requested that my name be spelled correctly (why do people spell it “zach” when it says “zack” twice in my email address?) and asked if I could share his version of the photo on my blog. This was his reply:
Thank you very much Zack !!!
Sorry for writing your name wrong… I’m sure it will be ok on the cover credits…
We’re doing some little adjustments on the CD cover art and then we send you the final result. Of course you can publish on your blog (Final CD art, my e-mail, whatever you want etc.)
We’ll keep in touch.
After reading Alex’s warm note, I forgave him for the misspelling and waited eagerly to see the finished product.
He emailed me again the following day with another request:
Our designer (who’s working on the CD Cover art) asked me that you could have that Dublin photo with a higher resolution (the original one) than the photo that is in your blog.
Do you have a bigger file (more pixels file) for that photo?
Sao Paulo / Brazil
Sure enough, I did have a larger version of the photo, and when I sent it to Alex, I got another friendly reply:
Thank you very much again…
this 1600 px photo is better than that 1000 px photo, I’m sure we’ll have a great final result. As soon as our desiner finish the art (maybe 3 or 4 days) we send it to you.
That last email was sent on February 11, 2011. Fast-forward 33 days. (That brings us to yesterday.) I finally received the much-awaited follow-up email from Alex, and it contained the final artwork for his band’s CD. Check it out:
How cool is that?!
Here’s a side-by-side comparison with my original photo:
I know this was totally random, but I still wanted to share it. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.