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It's a pretty lopsided view of things. Seems to me that he is only looking at the "Lifestyle" section of stock photography where images are idealized or contorted. That's not the way many of us work, but is has to be said "Lifestyle" is an area of interest to all stock agencies.

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I can see it in Australia. Thank you.

 

Pretty shallow article. 

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- and I can see it in Denmark.

 

Not exactly my type of images they are dealing with.

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The article does give a lopsided view and doesn't dwell on the fact that stock photographers have largely responding to what the market (ie publishers like the BBC) have demanded.  It also says little about the more recent trend to 'authentic' imagery in place of the stylised stuff of past years. The article is about five years too late, methinks.

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Quiet news day, someone was tasked with knocking out a whimsical and amusing piece, which they've achieved. :)

Made me laugh anyway, but I am easily amused.

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I can see it in Canada.  It was an entertaining article. The face in the knee was pretty out there.

 

Edit- I checked and there really is a Disappointment Valley, in Colorado.  So it's not a fake sign.

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The link opened just fine here in NYC, Bryan. Thanks.

 

Interesting that The Big G is pushing their subagency here with a PR piece that's pretending to be News. 

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I can see it in Canada.  It was an entertaining article. The face in the knee was pretty out there.

 

Edit- I checked and there really is a Disappointment Valley, in Colorado.  So it's not a fake sign.

 

Of course there is.

Fake news not a fake sign..

PR by G? By Rover?

On the BBC?

Must have been the intern.

 

wim

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Wim, the credit is right there under most of the images. TS as one word, which I'm not going to type out because Alamy would rather I don't. Who else benefits from this little piece?

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I couldn't see it here in Canada. Flashed on then disappeared.  Maria, you must have a magic computer.  :)

 

Jill

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My magic computer was able to access the article out here in Vancouver.

 

There is some truth to the piece. However, it's very myopic in that it looks only at the "schlock photography" end of the spectrum. 

 

Perhaps the author should spend some time checking out Alamy's new search engine.

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"Jaguar Land Rover and Getty Images want a more realistic portrayal of women in engineering"

 

Well they'll have to pay for it! No way stock photographers can afford to finance that sort of project at today's prices I would think.

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