Terms of Use

All content on this web site is under copyright control of the author and rights owner, Alexander Synaptic, unless otherwise noted (e.g. through image or text citations to other works and authors). This includes all text, images, and other media located at this domain (spectralcodex.com).


I am open to licensing requests, commercial and otherwise. Contact me with a description of your desired usage and I’ll get back to you with more information. A licensing fee will apply to all projects of a commercial nature. I am happy to make exceptions and allowances for commercial work of a scholarly or academic nature, and the same goes for truly non-commercial and non-profit projects.

Creative Commons

I share a subset of my work under a Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license via my account on the Wikimedia Commons. Please refer to the “Attribution” section below for additional instructions on reuse.


For anyone who has already secured authorization to reuse my work, or for anyone reusing my Creative Commons-licensed content, I would appreciate attribution in the form of “Photo by Alexander Synaptic at Spectral Codex (spectralcodex.com)” with an active link if this usage is online. This link should not have the rel="nofollow" attribute. Linking makes for a healthy web!

If you alter my work you are welcome to alter the aforementioned credits to suit the nature of the modification. For instance, “Original photo by”, “Adapted from a photo by”, or “Based on a photo by” or some such similar statement is completely acceptable.