I was designing a book cover that featured the author. He pulled some extremely small images of himself by a well-known photographer off the internet for me to use.

Me: Do you have permission from the photographer to use these photos?

Client: Yes.

Me: Can you ask the photographer for larger image files? These are too small and will be extremely pixelated at the size we need them.

Client: I like the pixelated look. I don’t need to ask permission to use pictures that I’m in. Plus, the guy wants me to pay money for them.