a few things that need to be said


All photos and text on this website are under copyright of their creators, for the vast majority of them that means me: Simon Becker. The few that aren't mine are used with kind permission of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated you are not permitted to reproduce or use any of this website's content in any public, commercial, or otherwise exploitative fashion. To put it simple: © 2014


I reserve the right to change all content of this website at any given time. If I remove something that you loved and cannot find anywhere else, contact me using the contact page and I will see what I can do to keep you happy. All information on this website is provided "as is", with absolutely no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any of this website's content. I am not liable for any loss of data or other damage to other parties that are somehow related to this here website's content or lack thereof. Also, remember that I am in no way responsible for or in control of the content of other websites linked to from this one.


All and any political interpretations or other deductions of meaning based on one or a series of my photographs are yours and yours alone.
My work isn't meant to be linear or express trivial statements such as "flowers are beautiful" or "suffering is sad". Ambivalence, controversy, and lacks of coherence are sometimes unavoidable and sometimes intended. If this is too much for you to deal with, please close this window and go look at another website instead.


There are a lot of people featured in my photographs that I do not know, and most of them have not been asked to have their picture taken, but it is important for me work respectfully. I do not claim to know or state anything about their personal reality, identity, personality, political opinions, ambitions or credit card statements, other than what is apparent in the form of the picture, and only that. I expect you to respect that your associations about an individual seen in my picture are, again, yours and yours alone (see #2) and most likely not identical to the actual person's reality.


I have equal amounts of respect for your private data and thus will not not sell, distribute or lease any of your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or am required by law to do so. I am not systematically collecting or analysing private data of visitors of this website.


If you think this website is bad, I don't care. Just remember it would have been a lot worse without the help of such fine and surprisingly unoccupied people as Dorothée Schwartzmann, Joram Schimmeyer, Jon Mitchell, Bellamy Hunt, Martin Hinze, Tolga Güleç, Tommi Aittala, Fred Bonatto, Miguel Teixeira and Osama the Cat.


I love you!