Every now and then I get requests to use one of my photos posted on Flickr. I always appreciate when folks ask (rather than stealing outright, which has happened) so I’m usually fairly accommodating. Several weeks ago I was contacted by Don Alexander with a request to use the above photo of the Edisto River in a web and t-shirt design for a new company he is launching called Edisto Outdoors.
We worked out a barter, and today I received several t-shirts via UPS.
I was pleasantly surprised! I had expected just a plain cotton t-shirt with the design silk-screened on it. I could tell as soon as I felt the fabric that these were different. The shirts turned out to be performance shirts with wicking fabric, which are perfect for kayaking, etc. I was quite impressed, and I’m looking forward to using them.
In addition to the shirt with my photograph, Don sent me two others that have waterfowl artwork. All of these turned out beautifully.
Edisto Outdoors will be an online clothing/outfitting store. They plan to carry performance apparel and other clothing. Right now their website just has a splash screen, but keep checking. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of their line.