On April 2 of this year I received an email from the senior graphic designer with Local Insight Yellow Pages. The graphic designer wrote that he was investigating potential photography for a telephone directory cover. Based on the images in my Flickr account, he felt that I had an image that would be perfect for use on the cover. The photograph that the graphic designer was interested in is the one displayed above. If I felt that this was an opportunity I would like to get involved with, I was to contact the graphic designer at my earliest convenience to discuss details.
Today, I received a package from Federal Express. I opened the package and saw a telephone directory. It has been five months since I discussed details of possibly having my photograph used for the telephone directory cover. I wasn’t thinking of that discussion when I opened the package. In my mind I questioned why a telephone directory had been shipped to me by Federal Express. Then I recognized the photograph. Oh my! I almost cried. In fact my eyes did tear up a little bit! My photograph had been used for the telephone directory cover!
I grew up in the Kittanning, PA, area. According to the graphic designer, this Windstream telephone directory is distributed to 30,000+ homes. The inside front cover provides me proper photo credit. My Flickr website link is provided, as well as my maiden name. I asked that my maiden name be included, as many of my family members and friends still live in the Kittanning area and will receive this telephone directory.