I hate looking for stock images… Prices are all over the place, and its hard to find something when you don’t always know exactly what you’re looking for. Luckily I saw a tweet announcing Stocksy. I am really excited about about their high quality, low cost images. Finally someone thinking outside the box when it comes to stock images and curation!
The team at Stocksy makes their mission very clear on their about page:
Stocksy is bound by our genuine respect for the craft and for our artists/co-owners. We have intentionally set high quality and curatorial standards for Stocksy to ensure that the images you find on our site are authentic, intelligent, beautiful, realistic and inherently useful. We will revolutionize licensed photography not only with our co-op structure, but by making great images accessible for a reasonable price while simultaneously raising the industry standard.
Its also cool to see a great team coming together with an iStockphoto vet and all!
We are an artist owned cooperative that is founded upon the principles of equality, respect and the fair distribution of profits. We built this co-op to pay out all its profits each year in dividends. By design, we built a company to eliminate any threats to our ideals. Created by veterans of iStockphoto and its founder Bruce Livingstone, we provide sustainable careers through profit sharing and co-ownership with our artists. We also pay the highest royalty rates in the industry.
Looking forward to using their site! Check it out at www.stocksy.com.