‘ImageCollect aims to disrupt the celebrity photo market by applying the micro-stock business model’ – click search
Celebrity stock photo agency ImageCollect.com now has more than one and a half million photos available for download at Celebrity photos. The library ranges from archival material, such as shots of a young and exuberant JFK in the oval office, to photos of today’s biggest stars attending red carpet events. They say: ‘ImageCollect aims to disrupt the celebrity photo market by applying the micro-stock business model of successful sites like iStockphoto, Shutterstock, and Fotolia to the editorial licensing space. The company aims to make celebrity imagery available to new media buyers and fans under simple pricing and licensing terms’. Early customers include US Weekly, Life & Style, Tribune Media Services, NY Times Magazine, and Star Magazine, among many others.
“We’re incredibly excited about this landmark, but it is only a small sign of things to come,” said Ryan Born, chief executive officer, ImageCollect. “We’re adding new celebrity pictures at a rate of approximately 25,000 images per day, with more than 2.5 million photos still to be added. We expect more than 4 million images to be available before 2012.”