This site has its origins in my own search for public domain images that I could use in a for-profit publication, a guide to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.My intention is to save those involved in the same pursuit some time and bother.
There are lots of sources for “fair use” images for non-profit or educational purposes, and perhaps many of those would be willing to give permission without charging licensing fees to for-profit projects if asked. Perhaps.
But I wanted to avoid the permissions pursuit and paying licensing fees was not an option, so images that are unambiguously public domain were the best option. I imagine others are similarly situated.
Now that I am looking at public domain images without the urgency of finding particular subjects, I am enjoying browsing around, and I find my posts going off in directions that diverge from my original intention.
But that’s fine too. If I’m enjoying writing these posts, they’ll keep coming, and perhaps be of use to someone. What is certain is that an unwritten post is of use to no one.
If you are looking for images on particular subjects, let me know and I’ll see if I can help.