A refreshing email landed on the PAN news desk this week from Craig Holmes a food photographer with over 15 years experience of working with magazines, publishers and advertising clients now owner at contemporary food and drink stock photo library The Picture Pantry:
“Hi Will, I am hoping the following may be of interest to you and your site.
The Picture Pantry is pleased to be the slowest growing food stock library. There is no doubt about it, we like slow growth. The Picture Pantry, which represents a small number of food photographers around the globe, is now looking to slowly increase its collection by working with a further 10 creative photographers during 2014.”
“We aren’t aiming to be the biggest stock library around by quickly adding mediocre food images, we take our time and select individual photographs that are both beautiful and current”, says Craig Holmes, the Photographic Partner. For clients, this means that every search they make on the library returns images that are relevant, intelligent and stylish.
Other stock libraries often have a policy of ‘stack them high and sell them cheap’. That isn’t suitable for many clients, and the returns certainly don’t work for most photographers. For that reason, we add value by offering a curated collection of images to clients from a select number of invited photographers.’
• The process of recruiting new photographers for 2014 has now started send samples of work, and website links, to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Photographers will earn 50% from the sale of all images on a royalty free basis.