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Monday, 11 February 2013

A big day in a small way.

Today I deleted all my remaining iStock images.  I am now no longer a contributor there and it feels very good indeed.

This afternoon the news broke that leading iStock exclusive contributor Sean Locke had been sacked by the company and given a 30 day notice period.  This jaw-dropping new development really shows the apparent levels of desperation and malice in the Getty management - not a company I want to be associated with any more.

Sean's sacking will I am sure, be seen as a pivotal action in iStock's demise and maybe even that of Getty themselves.  It is staggering that they would axe such a lucrative contributor because he dared to question their actions, however properly that may have been done.  This is not Iran or North Korea folks, get a grip of yourselves.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Viva Stocksy!

Some very welcome news at last to brighten these dark days - iStockphoto founder Bruce Livingstone has launched a new stock photography outfit called Stocksy.

Details are scarce at the moment, but the site is to be run as a photographer's co-op, with generous commission rates and profits going back to the members.  It is everything we have all been dreaming of but didn't dare hope for.  The tagline of 'sustainable stock' is truly delicious.

I will post more details as I get them, but I imagine you will all be jumping on the news as quickly as I can anyway.

What a great day.