Good agency research-share here from Shutterstock who have compiled search and download data from their website to help predict what images creative and editorial photo buyers will be looking for in 2019.
Top of the guide to the latest styles — based on billions of image, video, and music searches and downloads from Shutterstock customers are:
Zine culture– In the digital age (above info-G), zine culture lives on in the decentralised mindset of social media, where independent makers can share and niche groups can discover. Built on principles of collage and largely influenced by the invention of the photocopier, it’s paper cutouts, noise & grain textures, and rough-edged layers that define this trend.
80s Opulence– The ‘80s is back and it’s ready to party with gold chains, animal prints, and attitude. We say forget good taste, this is about good times. Clashing is the keyword for this trend. Think leopard print and snakeskin, peacock feathers and gold chain belts, soft fur and hard metal textures.
Yesterday’s tomorrow– What’s old is new again. This trend is an optimistic redux of early-tech – a focus on what yesterday’s tomorrow looked like. It’s all about the looks and sounds that defined futurism at the dawn of the digital age, like purple, blue, and pink duotone gradients, basic vector graphics, and dreamy synth music.
View the full report HERE