And She Said…
I don’t want my pictures ending up in a thrift store or antique shop — to have someone at some future time use my image as the cornerstone for an artwork or craft project. I don’t want someone posting my pic up on the internets and writing a story like this. I don’t want someone using my image as a public domain appropriation into a mass retail “jokey” birthday card for sale at fine card shops or big box discount stores. I don’t wish to be made part of someone’s pastiche documentary art film. I do not wish to be trafficked posthumously like a copper penny slathered in virus. I don’t want to be a visual fomite — infecting someone’s nightmares. I don’t want to be sold so cheaply. I want my soul to rest, after it was partially diminished and stolen by this photograph. Just leave my image and my soul alone.
is the deadliest radiation.
It never completely leaves the bones.”
— Keith S. Wilson / “Heliocentric”