Photographer Sues Decorating Show Over Blown-Up Photo

Jul 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A photographer who is upset about one of his images being blown up for use in a decorating show is suing Warner Bros., Bravo owner NBCUniversal and a decorator on "Million Dollar Decorators," according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. blog.

Photographer Michael Eastman is charging that Bravo committed copyright infringement by blowing up one of his photos into a 15-foot-by-8-foot reproduction, the story says.

The enlarged photo was placed in the living room of model and actress Daisy Fuentes, where it was described by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who is named in the suit, as the "piece de resistance." Eastman alleges the reprint is of lower resolution and quality than his original work, the story says.

Eastman is asking for at least $75,000 in damages and a restraining order against the episode re-airing on television, the piece notes.

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