Copyright Notice
All images on the website feature the following note:

All photographs and images found on this site have been created by Karl-Franz Marquez unless otherwise stated. All images are copyright protected. Reproduction in any form (electronic, print, or otherwise) is not permitted without prior, written consent from Karl-Franz Marquez and/or KFM Industries.

If you wish to use any material found on this site, you should first obtain the original copyright owner's permission. Every single photo or piece of information is copyright protected by US Federal and International law. For commercial or non-commercial requests, send an email by clicking here.

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Digital Watermarking
Image files on this website have been digitally watermarked via the Digimarc electronic watermarking service and contain embedded covert copyright and tracking information. Images can be traced to any website on the internet in the event legal action became necessary. Please note that digital watermark information is retained even if the file is modified or cropped. Information on digital watermarking can be found at:

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Image Quality
Images in the web site have been compressed using the gif, jpeg and png formats to reduce download times. Unfortunately, the compression introduces a certain level of artifacts that impact impact image quality. Higher resolution and less compression versions of these images are available to commercial customers upon request.