The jandals are out in force, many have had the first sunburn of the season and the beaches are filling up. Summer is almost upon us once again, so to celebrate the closeness of the great yellow orb, here’s Getty’s top-selling beach-moment images in New Zealand.
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Flickr and Getty Images joined forces a few years back to build a platform that would enable the creation of a first class collection of royalty free and rights managed photographs. Photographers can submit their efforts to the Getty Images Call for Artists group and the Getty Images creative team then reviews photos, looking out for images they feel are marketable based on their expertise and inviting new photographers to join. There are now more than 600,000 images (and counting) from over 115 countries available to license (check out the full gallery here) and Getty has compiled the top-sellers globally.
In case you haven’t noticed, New Zealand is a pretty photogenic place. And Getty Images has compiled its top-selling images of this beautiful country, as downloaded by the locals.
Offices are great. Free envelopes, unlimited instant coffee, beautiful fluorescent light, increased chances of early death. But how do you accurately portray this scene? Getty Images has collated a series of strange images from its collection. And we’re sure everyone (especially those who find life-size parrots attractive) will be able to relate.
From Women Laughing Alone With Salad to Awkward Stock Photos, plenty of time can be wasted looking at ridiculous stock imagery. Getty Images has a whole host of them at its disposal as well and it’s chosen ten of the most bizarre. See the slideshow here.
Last year, Getty Images and its Brazilian agency AlmapBBDO released a commercial called ‘From Love to Bingo’, a collection of stock imagery that told a love story and clocked up almost three million views on The Yoob. And the pairing have continued on a similar path with their latest effort, ’85 seconds’.
Technology is not king in advertising and design. Craft is. And Ignacio Oreamuno, the executive director of the Art Directors Club, think it’s time for the industry to go back to its roots and make communications beautiful again.