My wife is the Professional photog in the house so I am writing on her behalf, today we discovered that a local magazine publication has used one of my wifes food photography photos for its cover of a new publcation, it is definitely her photo, its never been released to the public only to the client that the food was shot for.
Obviously we want to pursue reimbursement for the image use, whats the best approach in this situation ? Its a small community in Singapore, my wife has had a lot of success with her food photography of late and magazine publications are a lucritive avenue of income, so we dont want to create enemies.
Should we approach the magazine explaining their mistake ? Send them an invoice ? Speak to a lawyer ? Without naming the publication, they are very well known and are advertizing both pdf and hardcopy editions of the publication all of which are emblazoned with the same cover image.
Thanks .. Ben.