Rebirth of a Rose

More opinions please..

Hello all,

As we all know, posting our work here is a risk because work gets stolen or credits are removed. Up until recently, Tumblr Support have been very helpful and removed reblogs that are misattributed or credits have been removed. Yesterday, I asked if they could delete some reblogs of my work and they said they are no longer able to do so due to their policies. Their reply also quoted the Terms of Service:

"hereby grants and agrees to grant Tumblr a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable right and license (with the right to sublicense), to use, copy, cache, publish, display, distribute, modify, create derivative works and store such Subscriber Content and to allow others to do so (“Content License”) in order to provide the Services.”

The key word, in this case, would be “modify”.

So, it seems that Tumblr are happy for people to reblog peoples’ original work and remove credits. Tumblr hardly seems an appropriate place for original photographers if this is the case. What do the rest of you feel? Are you still happy to post your work on a site that doesn’t fully support original photographers?

Feel free to pm with your thoughts. Rose x

posted 4 months ago with 16 notes

A beautiful soul has left this world but will remain in my heart
Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

A beautiful soul has left this world but will remain in my heart

Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

posted 4 months ago with 347 notes

Lucky escape
Self-portrait © Rose Valentina
Just 2 hours after taking this photo, this derelict building went up in flames. I’m glad I managed to take some final photos in my favourite place and glad to have made a lucky escape!

Lucky escape

Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

Just 2 hours after taking this photo, this derelict building went up in flames. I’m glad I managed to take some final photos in my favourite place and glad to have made a lucky escape!

posted 4 months ago with 432 notes

Ballet practice
Self portrait © Rose Valentina

Ballet practice

Self portrait © Rose Valentina

posted 4 months ago with 77 notes

Healing hug
Self with lover © Rose Valentina

Healing hug

Self with lover © Rose Valentina

posted 5 months ago with 623 notes

Ivy bed
Self portrait © Rose Valentina
Featured in A Summer of Nudes and it gets Vogue’s approval

Ivy bed

Self portrait © Rose Valentina

Featured in A Summer of Nudes and it gets Vogue’s approval

posted 7 months ago with 74 notes

We have a winner!

The winner of my book giveaway is Josef Thomas Petsovits he seems happy to have won and I’m happy to give my book as a gift. I wish I could give you all a free copy of my book but I can’t afford to, sorry. Thanks to everyone who entered and for all the lovely comments and reblogs. Love Rose xx

posted 7 months ago with 15 notes

Book giveaway!
I am giving away one copy of my new book: A Summer of Nudes it contains 152 photos taken in the summer of 2013.
To enter:
You need to be a follower
Like this post, or
Reblog this post (with notes intact) by 16 March 2014
One lucky winner will be drawn from my hat and contacted after the closing date. I will post the book to anywhere in the world. Good luck! Love Rose xx

Book giveaway!

I am giving away one copy of my new book: A Summer of Nudes it contains 152 photos taken in the summer of 2013.

To enter:

  • You need to be a follower
  • Like this post, or
  • Reblog this post (with notes intact) by 16 March 2014

One lucky winner will be drawn from my hat and contacted after the closing date. I will post the book to anywhere in the world. Good luck! Love Rose xx

posted 7 months ago with 151 notes

Queen of the castle
Self-portrait © Rose Valentina
This is one of my favourite photos from my new book: A Summer of Nudes 
I came across this old moat and ruins at the end of my day in a nature reserve and I knew I had to take some photos. I clambered over brambles surrounding the moat and ended up with many cuts and scratches on my legs but I feel it was worth it. I even built up a little audience but no one could get across the moat so I guess I was queen of the castle!

Queen of the castle

Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

This is one of my favourite photos from my new book: A Summer of Nudes 

I came across this old moat and ruins at the end of my day in a nature reserve and I knew I had to take some photos. I clambered over brambles surrounding the moat and ended up with many cuts and scratches on my legs but I feel it was worth it. I even built up a little audience but no one could get across the moat so I guess I was queen of the castle!

posted 8 months ago with 162 notes

My surprise is finally ready! I’m proud to announce my very first book: A Summer of Nudes. All of the self-portraits were taken in the summer of 2013. I thoroughly enjoyed being nude all summer and capturing it with photos. I also feel it helped me gain more confidence and Mother Nature gave me the courage to show my face. :)
I will treasure this book forever and look back on it with fond memories when I’m grey and old. I’d like to share it with all of you too so if anyone would like a copy, it’s available via Blurb

My surprise is finally ready! I’m proud to announce my very first book: A Summer of Nudes. All of the self-portraits were taken in the summer of 2013. I thoroughly enjoyed being nude all summer and capturing it with photos. I also feel it helped me gain more confidence and Mother Nature gave me the courage to show my face. :)

I will treasure this book forever and look back on it with fond memories when I’m grey and old. I’d like to share it with all of you too so if anyone would like a copy, it’s available via Blurb

posted 8 months ago with 49 notes

A quiet moment
Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

A quiet moment

Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

posted 8 months ago with 95 notes

Peaceful
Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

Peaceful

Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

posted 8 months ago with 537 notes

Soft feeling
Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

Soft feeling

Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

posted 8 months ago with 86 notes

Blooming again
Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

Blooming again

Self-portrait © Rose Valentina

posted 9 months ago with 68 notes