Keith Brofsky |

Bio | Ellen Boughn

How did I get here?

Born in Nebraska. Moved to Detroit at 6 months. Fled to Colorado at age 5. Escaped to Los Angeles after college (Zoology-Colorado College). Became a high school biology teacher. Joined an educational film company as a writer. Wrote/edited a few books for Jacques Cousteau. Started After-Image, one of the first to target the users of stock photography for advertising. Completed year-long Executive Management program at UCLA’s Grad School of Management. After 14 years sold my company to Tony Stone Images in London. Then President of Tony Stone/LA. Brought Horace Bristol’s images to Corbis Images. Named senior editor at Corbis. Moved from LA to Bellevue. Resigned to join Artville/ImageBank/Kodak in Madison, WI. Left Madison and moved to Bainbridge Island, WA to work for Workbookstock in L.A. (Long commute). Took a second job working for Punchstock and then full time for UpperCut that was based in Madison but allowed me to organize the company on Bainbridge. New opportunity took me to Jacksonville, FL. Then to Bainbridge to remotely work for Romanian company to gain experience with microstock.

Have enjoyed a successful career over the last 15 years serving as an expert witness with respect to unauthorized use of photography and also as an appraiser of the copyrights associated with commercial photography collections. I’ve edited millions of photographs, reviewed thousands of portfolios, licensed many millions of dollars worth of photos. Testified in Federal and State courts as to the hypothetical value of licenses.

©2018 Ellen Boughn

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