Um, wow! It takes a lot to make me blush but I have to say, the risqué photographs taken by Diesel in the Brooklyn Law School library are enough to make even this librarian’s bun get tight.
The Brooklyn Law School library is reportedly upset about the pictures and the interim dean has sent an email to faculty, staff and students stating as much but my question is this ~ when they gave photographers permission to use their premises for the photographs, did they give them carte blanche? Was no one from the library or college staff on site to make sure things went off without a hitch? And if not, maybe they should reconsider their publicity policy. Furthermore, I would think that there would be some sort of “morals clause” in the contract, after all, the photographs will represent the school when people find out the pictures were shot on their campus.
Libraries, businesses, people, they all have to be aware of branding and image. Just because a company has name recognition (and money) doesn’t mean they’ll be a good match for your business. Sometimes you need to just say no.
What do you think? Are these simple advertising photographs or do they push the limits of good taste? Does it bother you that they were taken in a library?