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    Pen Name Question

    I realize that this is the MFT forum but I do use the E-P1 and have a question! I have a question about using a Pen Name for my photography. Do many photographers do this? I would like to use a name other than my own, for privacy reasons as well as making it sound more appealing. Anyone else do this? Is this odd? Any comments would be great! Thanks.

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    Re: Pen Name Question

    Dear Burning,
    Sure it is done, but a pen name does little to protect your privacy since real names are used on all sorts of necessary documents associated with photography or a photography based business. Pen names may also be more distinctive and memorable which might also have the opposite effect, especially once your real name is leaked.
    On the other hand, you could use a non-descript and common .blend-into-obscurity name.
    something like
    -bob

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    Re: Pen Name Question

    Lol.....funny. I guess your right about it probably doing little to protect privacy in the end.

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    Re: Pen Name Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Burningalive View Post
    I have a question about using a Pen Name for my photography.
    Olympus may already have trademarked the Pen name. And then there's the famous Irving Penn who recently passed away.

    http://www.masters-of-fine-art-photo...g_penn_01.html



    A few photographers have done this in the past. Weegee the Famous (Arthur Felig) was one:

    http://www.amber-online.com/exhibiti...gee-collection
    Best regards,
    John.
    http://jburnett.ca

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