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Payment from The Cover Story

About four years ago I uploaded a couple of stories to a syndication agency called The Cover Story which morphed into Storee.se a year or so ago. The agency was based in the Netherlands but moved to India even before that. Unfortunately I have not yet been paid for a feature published in September 2011, despite repeated reminders that my invoice is outstanding. I’d like to ask what kind of experiences other members of Lightstalkers have had and establish if I’m the only one here owed money.

I do not contribute work to Storee.se as they request a fee for being the platform through work is allegedly showcased.

Your views and experiences are very much welcome.

by Stuart Forster at 2012-10-21 18:40:51 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

The Covery Story published on its web site few years ago a feature by me, this feature was in the hands of an agency that was representing me on those days. I was neither informed about been featured in TCS, just discovered it by chance. Then one day I had a phone call from TCS to send my profile via email with a mugshot of me, because some of my pictures were going to be published on a magazine in Asia. To be precise, during that phone call I was in Chilla National Park in India, where internet wasn’t at all! (it was in 2008). I drove back to Haridwar and, Well I forwarded the email both to TCS and my (ex) agency, then waited…and waited…and waited. Nobody ever replied to my emails, so I controlled on the TCS site and discovered that my feature was removed (!)…I send you this email exchange to your private email, so you’ll see how “hazy” TCS has been…Of course I knew nothing about my pictures, and have no idea where (and if) they were ever published…and logically no money at all….

by Federico Caponi | 21 Oct 2012 21:10 | Warszawa, Poland | | Report spam→
TCS got bought by LAIF (Germany) some years ago !

by Philipp Engelhorn | 24 Oct 2012 15:10 | Hamburg, Germany | | Report spam→
Based upon the response here and an email sent to me privately at least three contributors have not been paid. If anyone else wants to get in touch, by all means drop me an email.

by Stuart Forster | 31 Oct 2012 08:10 | Newcastle, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

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Stuart Forster, Photographer and Features Stuart Forster
Photographer and Features
(Photographer and Features Writ)
Newcastle , United Kingdom ( NCL )
Federico Caponi, Photographer Federico Caponi
Photographer
Warsaw , Poland
Philipp Engelhorn, Freelance Photographer Philipp Engelhorn
Freelance Photographer
Hong Kong , Hong Kong


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