I recently got a trackback alert notifying me of a talented young artist who used a close-up photo I took of my eye as reference for a drawing. Seeing them side by side really shows the attention to detail. I couldn’t find a good contact for the artist, but I left a comment on their post – I’ll definitely be following their work from now on.
For other instances of my photography serving as inspiration, read about the adventures of my old squirrel photo. For the intellectual property rights nerds out there, I believe these are wonderful transformative uses which are fully protected fair use claims under my copyrighted images and should be encouraged.