Many times there is a questioning about when it is necessary to have a signed photo release at least for me. About everything when you photograph in the street, when they are people who literally live on the street or within other social events; It is impossible to ask each one a signed release.
The streets are public and even within the legal scope which will protect us as an artists, can not always be out of this controversy. Do you define privacy? or do you define privacy if you're in a public place?
As artists we stand always within a photographic version than that do not pass the parameters of individuals within that privacy. Or when it comes to models or commercial situations which are subject to demands, the release is essential.
In my particular case, many of my models are unpredictable, and many do not even know how to write. Or rather, they have lost the skill of sign.
Without talking about the fact that when we portray a historical place, where there are tourist sites is necessary to apply for a release to the State to sell those images?
I've never requested one and think that I won't do it.