Terms & Conditions
Thanks for visiting The Jean Karotkin Shop. Throughout these Terms and Conditions the terms “we” and “our” will refer to Jean Karotkin Photography.
It is important to us that you have the best possible experience while using our website (“this website”) and that you are aware of the terms and conditions that apply to your use of this website. By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions and any additional policies and practices set forth in the “info” section of this website.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time, without notice. Please check back periodically, as your continued use of this website following the posting of any changes to our Terms and Conditions or Info will mean that you accept those changes.
If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you should discontinue viewing this site and not purchase products from this site.
All the photographs sold on this website were created by Jean Karotkin and are the exclusive property of Jean Karotkin Photography. Photographs may be purchased in the formats and for the prices set forth elsewhere on this site, but we do not guarantee the availability of any particular photograph or format, and we reserve the right to modify our prices and formats, or to withdraw photographs or products from sale, at any time, for any reason, and without notice. We also reserve the right, at any time after receipt of your order, to decline to fulfill your order for any reason or to supply a quantity of prints that is fewer than your ordered quantity. If we decline to fulfill your order or if we reduce your order quantity, you will not be charged for any unfulfilled requests.
All of the content on this site, including the photographs, text, graphics, design, and this website’s look and feel are owned by Jean Karotkin Photography and may not be used or reproduced without our prior written approval.
RESERVATION OF COPYRIGHT AND ALL RIGHTS
All rights to all the images by Jean Karotkin on this website are reserved by Jean Karotkin Photography and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The images we share on this website are for informational purposes only and may not be used in any way except as noted below (See “Exception.”) without the prior written approval of Jean Karotkin Photography. (See “For Permission.”)
PURCHASE DOES NOT CONVEY COPYRIGHT
Your purchase of an original artwork from the Jean Karotkin Shop is a purchase of an authorized physical copy (or copies) of a photograph, not of copyright in that photograph or of any rights protected by copyright, including but not limited to the right to reproduce or to publish the photograph. All rights in the photographs are reserved by Jean Karotkin Photography, and any use beyond the display and personal enjoyment of the photograph(s) you purchase requires the prior written approval of Jean Karotkin Photography, which may withhold its permission or limit any license granting permission for further use in its sole and unfettered discretion.
This reservation of rights applies equally to all photographs and other materials viewable on this website and/or offered for sale on this website regardless of format, including Limited Editions.
This means: You may not use any images from the Jeak Karotkin Shop, regardless of how they are viewed or obtained, on your personal or business website, or for any commercial or noncommercial use, without first securing approval from Jean Karotkin Photography. Such prohibited uses include—but are not limited to—use of an image as part of another website’s design, or as an avatar, icon, badge, or otherwise in connection with an account on a social media platform (for example, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram); on T-shirts, mugs, or other objects, either alone or in connection with other text or images; in print or electronic publications (except as noted below, see “Exception”); in visual or audiovisual compositions or productions; or as the basis for any product or service. Altering a photograph with respect to size, color, composition, or other qualities, or the addition of other elements to a photograph, does not exempt you from these restrictions, and is not permitted without prior written approval.
If you wish to reproduce, modify, or otherwise use a photograph or other materials you have viewed on this website, please contact us for permission as noted below. Although we prefer not to engage in litigation or other legal action, we take violations of our intellectual property rights seriously and will take action to protect our rights and to obtain the legal remedies available to us.
Exception: You may use images from this website as part of a review, article, or blog post specifically about Jean Karotkin Photography and/or The Jean Karotkin Shop as long as your use of the images is accompanied by a link to this website and a credit line stating: “Images are copyrighted by Jean Karotkin Photography. All rights reserved.”
We make no representation that photographs or other materials on this site are appropriate or available for use, purchase, or shipment to all locations outside the United States. If you are visiting this website from outside the United States you acknowledge that you are doing so of your own initiative and that you agree to comply with any local laws that apply to you. If you purchase a photograph or other product from this website and we are prohibited by U.S. law from sending it to the foreign address you designate, we will notify you and will either not process your order or will promptly refund any sums you have already paid to us.
Permission to use an image in any manner other than as description under “Exception,” above, should be sent to email@example.com.
Jean Karotkin’s series of botanical portraits takes its name from a trio of piano compositions by 19th century French composer Erik Satie. Void of connotation, the unusual title freed Satie from stylistic constraints and gifted his audience a new experience of music. Karotkin’s Gymnopédies encourage a similar foray in the realm of flower photography. The artist disavows context and convention, eschewing sentimentality in favor of heady tonal interplay. The chiaroscuro both abstracts and anthropomorphizes, exposing some of nature’s more subversive personalities. As with Satie’s work, these images pacify through dramatic texture, emotional provocation and a welcomed dissonance. They are innocent and erotic still lifes in motion.