4Corners Images unveil their spectacular new website. Updated, upgraded, refreshed and revitalised, it’s time to take a new look at 4Corners Images. Favourite new features include advanced search filters and a bespoke sort order for the images in your lightbox: just drag & drop!

You’ll love the new site, and 4Corners look forward to helping you with any and all of your travel photography needs.

yellow cab in New York

taxi!©Giordano Cipriani/4Corners Images
robertharding press release, 24 October, 2016

The stock photography world is changing fast, and constantly throwing up new challenges. robertharding – a high-end, world leader in travel imagery, is taking a pioneering approach to creating new and exciting ways of working, meaning that the work of the new generation of photographer can find the new generation of image buying client in the easiest way possible.

In today’s climate many clients pay for convenience, and they demand a user-friendly licensing experience, as well as a more immediate, integrated way to pay for the images that they need.

Our customer licensing experience for buying images and video is a much simpler, more streamlined process, adapted to the needs and capacities of our clients with fast moving deadlines.Two indigenous Toltec men performing a sunrise ceremony on the beach of Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, North America

©Laura Grier/robertharding

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Trevillion Images press release, 24 October, 2016

Trevillion are always committed to developing our products and services to ensure that we can meet the demands of today’s image market.

We have listened to industry feedback, and many clients increasingly require illustration as an option. So today we are launching the Trevillion Illustration Collection!

We will be representing a carefully chosen selection of highly talented illustrators, who will be offering stock illustration as well as being available for original commissions.

To check out this exciting new content just click here.

We hope that you will enjoy this fantastic new visual offering from Trevillion! And if you have any questions, just contact us.

illustration showing a young red haired woman

©Pietari Posti/Trevillion Images

Nature Picture Library have uploaded more than 2000 new images in the last month.

Check out their October highlights gallery, where you will find dramatic whales, dolphins, seals and sharks, kingfishers and grebes in action, and  rare material from Thailand, Australia and Peru, plus frogs in Alpine snows, desert elephants and much much more. Enjoy!


©Andy Rouse; Klein & Hubert; Chris & Monique Fallows; Pal Hermansen/naturepl.com
FOCAL International press release, 4 October, 2016

FOCAL International today opened the submissions phase of their annual FOCAL International Awards, to be presented on 25 May, 2017, with a call for creative professionals worldwide to submit their work for consideration in one of 15 award categories. Now in its 14th year, the FOCAL International Awards showcase the creative use of stock, library and archival footage by producers, directors and production companies worldwide, as well as contributions made to the global production community by archives, film libraries, researchers and technicians, as well as the work done to restore and preserve these irreplaceable assets. The deadline for all productions premiered in 2016 is set for 1st December but productions premiered later in the year can request a late entry.

The FOCAL International Awards celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms plus its restoration. Recent winners for their Best use of Footage in a documentary include many prominent, critically-acclaimed films such as Amy, Senna and Night Will Fall. Lifetime Achievement winners have included Rick Prelinger, Grover Crisp and Raye Farr. FOCAL International were also honoured to have Martin Scorsese personally collect the prize for the Best Restoration of the Red Shoes.

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Werner Forman Archive press release, 30 September, 2016

Werner Forman Archive is a major treasury of images of ancient art, antiquities, culture and landscapes. 

Barbara Heller, Director, Werner Forman Archive says, “Photographs of mythical animals form a great percentage of the Werner Forman Archive collection and are an invaluable source for researchers of the subject.

Animals play a major part in mythology because they are believed to possess a close kinship with humans. People have used images of animals in art since the first cave-paintings. It is thought that these were “sympathetic magic” – aiding the hunters in their quest for food or perhaps god-like spirits looking over the people. Animals are often invested with equal status to humans and can be seen as of both good and evil, helpers and obstacles.

For our modern minds animals are just that, but to the ancient cultures around the world they were an indispensable part of their cosmic beliefs and contributed to the ancients’ comprehension of the world. Continue reading

Major Tim Peake Mary Evans Picture Library press release 28 September, 2016

The staff at Mary Evans Picture Library is accustomed to seeing the archive’s images used in some unusual places but they have never had a picture appear in outer space – until now.

On his recent mission with the European Space Agency, astronaut Major Tim Peake was photographed signing some of the Isle of Man Stamps & Coins for the Royal Aeronautical Society 150th anniversary stamp issue covers aboard the International Space Station.

Mary Evans Picture Library supplied the images from the Royal Aeronautical Society’s collection (which it represents exclusively) for the stamp issue and related philatelic products, and here they are, orbiting the Earth.

We know our collection is unique,” says Tom Gillmor, Head of Content at Mary Evans Picture Library, “but this latest development makes it truly out of this world.”

For further information, please contact:

Tom Gillmor
Mary Evans Picture Library
59 Tranquil Vale
London SE3 0BS, UK
T: +44 (0)20 8318 0034
F: +44 (0)20 8852 7211

Collage - machine emerging from the head of a youn womane - Copyright Valero Doval. All Rights ReservedIkon Images artist spotlight: Valero Doval

Valero Doval is a Spanish collage artist. He graduated in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, before embarking on a hugely successful freelance career. He spends most of his time working in a creative mix of editorial commissions, installations and personal work.

Using a combination of vintage imagery, nature and delicate handwork to produce a full and rich narrative within his designs. His style is an overtly charming mix of illustration and collage busting with colour, style and cheeky humour.

Valero has been commissioned by clients such as The New York Times, Le Monde, Kenzo and Timberland to name a few. He’s been awarded in several art contests and his work has been exhibited across Europe, United States, Australia and Canada.

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plainpicture press release 19 September, 2016

After a comprehensive website relaunch last autumn, plainpicture established a new license model Rights Simplified (RS). Exclusive plainpicture RM-photography is now available with a very simple and easy licensing model.

Simply by selecting duration and distribution rights needed, RS imagery can fulfil a broad spectrum of image needs.

Rights Simplified licenses are particularly suitable for large-scale projects in which images are used for several uses. Exclusivity is available for all RS images on request. plainpicture combines with Rights Simplified the advantage of classic Rights-Managed with the greatest possible freedom of use.

The plainpicture RS-collection is an excellent selection of fine art and commercial photography. Exceptional design and exciting visual concepts offer creative inspiration and a welcome alternative to the the current stock content available within the industry.

With Rights Simplified plainpicture establishes the ideal combination of exclusive photography with simple licensing, maximum flexibility and transparent pricing.

Further information about Rights Simplified.

Shutterstock have announced that their collection has reached 100 million licensable images. In celebration of this momentous milestone and as a testament to their community of contributors, they have produced an infographic illustrating “The Top Ten Trends Shaping the Future of Imagery.”

Their curators, designers, photographers and image review team shared their predictions of the trends changing how we see the world. Some of the visual trends that are impacting the future of imagery include:

  • Crowdsourced Photojournalism – with improved mobile phone technology, particularly with the iPhone 7+  camera, eyewitness imagery is capturing the moments that define the news
  • 360 Photography – seeing the complete picture and creating an immersive image experience that can be explored from every angle
  • Daily Stories – the visual diaries popularized by Instagram and Snapchat that are elevating everyday life

The full infographic can be found here.