Citizen Stock

Photo from Petapixel

Whenever people see stock photos that feature people that are clearly models they immediately question the authenticity of the digital product or service. This is a great idea to make more authentic stock photography of people more readily available for designers to use. 

“Fake People Suck” — now that’s a tagline. In 2009 David Katzenstein and Sherrie Nickol began a fine arts project that involved asking people off the street to come to their studio and photographing them against a white background. The idea was to capture the striking diversity that’s commonplace in New York. But after photographing about 50 people — and due also to a steady drop in commissions from commercial and corporate projects — they realized the potential the project had as a commercial venture. Thus was born Citizen Stock.

Check out the full article over at the wonderful PetaPixel.

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