Vintage Art

Vintage Art
Does it break copyright law to use vintage images and photographs in altered art compositions?

I see people selling altered art of vintage photographs all the time and I am confused about the copyright law on this type of thing. I have some photos of vintage women from old magazines I have from 1900 and I want to incorporate these images into my own art. What about actual vintage photographs that you can buy at antique stores? How can those fall under copyright law?

I think you need permission from the family, however, if there’s no family around to dispute what you’re doing, I don’t see the problem. My dad use to own a photography studio and took many pictures of us kids. I went to have one enlarged and they said I have to have the photographer’s permission to enlarge. I laughed and said it was my father and he is now deceased. they still didn’t do it and I was P.O .to say the least. I finally got it enlarged with someone I knew. So, this may be something you really have to research.

Classic 50s Vintage Pin Up Art