Photos by Sonya Yruel

Sonya Yruel - Tumblr: I had the opportunity to photograph the wonderful and talented Austin Willacy yesterday. He’s a singer, songwriter, and member of the a capella rock band, The House Jacks. A little trade and barter is common within the different industries of the art world, and Austin lent me one of his songs for my website, and in return, I snapped some portraits of him. I think it’s important that photographers who are using music in their marketing have the license to do so. If not, they’re simply stealing music. Photographers and photography organizations have fought hard to protect their image licensing rights, so I have a hard time understanding it when photographers take music without permission. Sorry to get on my high horse; I just feel strongly about that.

Photo by Sonya Yruel

Photo by Sonya Yruel

Photo by Sonya Yruel