So We Decided To Create Our Own
Let’s be honest, the world of stock photos is the world we all want to live in.
It promises something better, something beautiful. It’s somewhere where everyone has white teeth and a wide smile, your friendship circle is a rainbow of ethnic diversity, and with a quick green screen adjustment you can transport yourself from a hip downtown startup to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
But life is imperfect. And while we’d all love to be chilling with Harold on his beige sofa, we also understand it’s important for photos to be an accurate representation of the thing they’re trying to portray.
Businesses have been binging on stock photo sites for so long that there isn’t a shred of originality left. And there’s something else, too. Stock photos can be really expensive. You can pay up to €500 for one of the ‘better’ ones, and even they look fake. There are some nice free alternatives, but you are not the only one who has discovered. There’s only one way to ensure that your visual style is one-of-a-kind: create your own.
So now we have our own stock portfolio.
Okay, our teeth might be a little crooked, our shirts could do with an iron and we had to bring in the espresso cups from home. But we can stare at a computer monitor looking important as well as the next person. And we saved €500 doing it. Apart from that the photo-shoots were great fun. So, if you want to create real, authentic, original material while simultaneously bringing your colleagues closer together: use your (stock) photography budget to buy a decent compact camera and you’re good to go.
Thanks to all our fabulous models (who can now quit their day job to start a fruitful stock-modelling career) Krishna, Akshara, Suraj, Tijo, Eddy, Isabelle, Kimbell, Rik, Jeroen, Youssef, Lennart, Birgit, Jolien, Johan, Edwin & Alberto.
There is a place where these magnificent creatures roam free. Curious? Find out more about their everyday life over here.