UK based motorsport photo agency Spacesuit Media has launched a 10,000 strong photo collection where images are available to license for commercial and marketing purposes, while online editorial use is available without cost.
The initial offering, called ‘Spacesuit Collections’, includes coverage of world sports events like FIA Formula E, WRC, WEC, ELMS, British GT, IndyCar and the Geneva Motor Show.
They say: ‘We realised that neither clients nor photographers in the motorsport world had access to a dedicated digital photographic platform which is easy to use, adaptable, agile, scalable and properly showcases gorgeous photography. Our solution was to develop our own custom-built infrastructure, which incorporates our archives, secure client portals and a searchable public face. Spacesuit Collections is another step forward in what has been an incredibly fast-paced first year of life for Spacesuit Media and demonstrates our commitment to industry-leading innovation.’
‘Making thousands of photographs free to download for non-commercial use is intended to help advance the global perception of motorsport. “Our photographers are all very active on social media, which promotes the sports in which we work, Offering editors and racing fans the chance to freely use our photography builds on the profile-raising work we already do on behalf of the events we attend. We want every sport we shoot to look as beautiful as they possibly can.’
The agency is keen to hear from pro photographer “We offer industry-leading levels of commission sharing to our photographers – often up to four times that of major stock photography companies – while protecting their IP and copyright. We follow best practice in all we do, which results in attracting the brightest talent and, ultimately, in securing brilliant creative content for our clients.”
• Historic material from the Spacesuit Media archives will be added to Spacesuit Collections in the near future, including photographs from every single race in the FIA Formula E series since the sport’s inception, the VBB3 electric land speed world record and the past two Le Mans 24-hour races.