Hear that silence ? It is the industry without Getty Images quarterly report. No more pseudo analysis by wannabee traders, no more speculations, no more elaborate calculations that result in insane conclusions. It’s the peaceful sound of the industry looking at pictures again, and not crushing numbers anymore. It’s the silence of the eyes, where Read More →

“my first (and probably my last, unless you tell me it is a good idea) guest post :” How did it start?Was it the 1890’s ?Photographers took pictures, pushed the edge of the envelope but could not do everything, they needed agents.In the meantime copyright came along to try and stop the exploitation of artists, Read More →

Don’t take me wrong. I am a big fan of the Pictures of the Year International. They always have a great jury, a great taste and amazing photographers that, for the most part, I had never heard of before. Well, one cannot read all the newspaper of America everyday. It is a great vehicle for Read More →

According to a press release of this morning, Getty Image board has agreed to be bought by San Fransisco based private equity firm Hellman and Friedman LLC for $2.4 Billion dollars. That is more than the estimated total size of the stock photo industry as per Getty Image itself . They had, as many others, Read More →

It was bad management. It wasn’t Getty, or microstock, or the so called recession. Just plain bad management. I remember LFI ( London Features International ) USA when it had their offices in a small but cozy space in the Meat Market, when the Meat Market was still selling meat and not fancy, overpriced clothes, Read More →

For those who always to know more about Mediastorm and couldn’t quite say it, blog rocketboom.com offers a small two part video you could watch here. or part one here: and part 2 here : If that format doesn’t work for you, you can view more option here

London, UK, Feb. 20, 2008. Designers, advertising creatives, web designers and editorial picture editors can now get top quality images to bring their creative work to life for ‘whatever they want to pay’ through innovative new UK-based online stock image library www.moodboard.com Moodboard, the company with the cool website that invented the 20% , 10 Read More →

All other parameters set aside, it has always been the industry standard to price an image based on how many people would see it. And for a very good reason: If it was used in a lesser publication, in a small format, there was more chance that it it would be used again, by someone Read More →

The most World Press awards this year and not a buyer. Shows that photojournalism doesn’t pay. It is quite ironic that the company that has grown through so many purchase cannot sell itself. But then again, it never said it wanted to. Johnathan Klein and the official voices of Getty Images never confirmed the selling Read More →