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« on: September 04, 2019, 13:59 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!


« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 14:52 »
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Not much activity since 2017 on the links I know. https://www.facebook.com/yuriarcurs/ or http://arcurs.com/  I think he moved to Cape Town, S Africa back then and started new businesses there.

ShadySue

« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 15:17 »
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Still on iStock:
https://www.istockphoto.com/gb/photos/yuri_arcurs?sort=mostpopular&mediatype=photography&phrase=yuri_arcurs
Getty:
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/yuri_arcurs
and his own PeopleImages:
https://peopleimages.com
Slightly unusual marketing.
1 "...We know we've got the best prices, highest sign-up bonuses and the greatest bulk discounts, but of course we'd say that. So as a guarantee, if you find our images cheaper anywhere else, we will immediately match the price."

3 "... Our images are of the highest quality and exclusive to us and GettyImages only, so you wont find them anywhere else!"

(Is it really the "only site in the world with Just Exclusives"?)

They used to boast a team of expert retouchers who could make many changes to their files to your specifications. I couldn't see a link to that on the current front page or on a random file page I clicked on.


Twitter feed nothing since March when he announced a price reduction  for images on his own site:
https://twitter.com/yuriarcurs?lang=en
« Last Edit: September 04, 2019, 16:32 by ShadySue »

dpimborough

« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2019, 01:47 »
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Yuri Arcurs  ;)

« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 20:32 »
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He made a ton of money and moved to a place with low taxes and a low cost of living.  I imagine he's sitting on a beach enjoying the fruits of his hard work.  Or starting another business with a greater upside than microstock.

« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2019, 20:56 »
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I am guessing he has gone bankrupt.... Maybe he reads these post and can tell us how famous and rich he is....

« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 21:50 »
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PLEASE, let us not speak ill of him. I didn't bring his name up for that purpose. I was just curious about how his business was doing with its high production costs, given the collapse of pricing.

« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 23:05 »
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I believe he is doing very well. And so he should. He put in a ton of effort and commitment and should enjoy the fruits of his labor!

« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2019, 01:11 »
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As in everything, we have to isolate useful from biased or wrong opinions.
I didn't have the luck to be around when he was, i just read the archives when i sign up here.

Here is an isolated opinion of his although many other parts of the article (a closer look at AS) is probably under question or just subjective.

Quote
[...] My own customers on peopleimages.com are often complaining that shutterstock.com and fotolia.com looks outdated and refer to the images as looking old, bad, too similar and too heavily populated by cartoons and vectors. [....]

While analysing Adobes entry into stock its worth mentioning that Shutterstock offers the exact same images as Adobe Stock (and I mean identical). They offer the exact same type of subscriptions and single image download models. Shutterstock is finding themselves face to face with Adobe like no other stock agency out there. They even acquire customers the same way, using millions on Adwords and SEO, except now Shutterstock has a bigger brother, with deeper pockets. I see Shutterstock as potentially the biggest loser from the entry of Adobe Stock and it seems to show already since their stocks have dropped so low that if they go just a tiny bit lower, Jon Oringer will no longer be a member of the billionaires club ouch.


Guess he got this right.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 01:15 by georgep7 »

« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 06:39 »
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Most of the bubbles ends to explode

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 15:59 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!

He has a very successful photo business with, interns, students and apprentices. He gets big contract jobs because he has the staff, crew, make-up, studio, location scouts and everything needed.

He's an IS exclusive but I doubt that Yuri gives a hoot about Microstock.

Very smart, he played it right, got know, recognized, and moved up.

There's no reason for Yuri to be blogging or posting on these Microstock forums.

Not sure how that citizen journalist site of his ever went.

Best wishes and here's to his continued success.

« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2019, 16:45 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!

He has a very successful photo business with, interns, students and apprentices. He gets big contract jobs because he has the staff, crew, make-up, studio, location scouts and everything needed.

He's an IS exclusive but I doubt that Yuri gives a hoot about Microstock.

Very smart, he played it right, got know, recognized, and moved up.

There's no reason for Yuri to be blogging or posting on these Microstock forums.

Not sure how that citizen journalist site of his ever went.

Best wishes and here's to his continued success.

yuri arcurs in the world of big contract advertisement is zero. you don't know clearly what talks about....he's is still am icrostock with huge cost and falling revenue as everybody...those shooting advertisement, big, big money contract don't even know what is micro stock.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2019, 17:19 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!

He has a very successful photo business with, interns, students and apprentices. He gets big contract jobs because he has the staff, crew, make-up, studio, location scouts and everything needed.

He's an IS exclusive but I doubt that Yuri gives a hoot about Microstock.

Very smart, he played it right, got know, recognized, and moved up.

There's no reason for Yuri to be blogging or posting on these Microstock forums.

Not sure how that citizen journalist site of his ever went.

Best wishes and here's to his continued success.

yuri arcurs in the world of big contract advertisement is zero. you don't know clearly what talks about....he's is still am icrostock with huge cost and falling revenue as everybody...those shooting advertisement, big, big money contract don't even know what is micro stock.

Thanks for the helpful insight and detailed answer



https://www.mystockphoto.org/yuri-arcurs-new-studio/
« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 17:31 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2019, 18:03 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!

He has a very successful photo business with, interns, students and apprentices. He gets big contract jobs because he has the staff, crew, make-up, studio, location scouts and everything needed.

He's an IS exclusive but I doubt that Yuri gives a hoot about Microstock.

Very smart, he played it right, got know, recognized, and moved up.

There's no reason for Yuri to be blogging or posting on these Microstock forums.

Not sure how that citizen journalist site of his ever went.

Best wishes and here's to his continued success.

yuri arcurs in the world of big contract advertisement is zero. you don't know clearly what talks about....he's is still am icrostock with huge cost and falling revenue as everybody...those shooting advertisement, big, big money contract don't even know what is micro stock.

Thanks for the helpful insight and detailed answer



https://www.mystockphoto.org/yuri-arcurs-new-studio/

he is through. do you have any idea of what means commercial photographer outside microstok? i have you no...u yuri probably had a bunch of gig in his career nothing big i think. big contract are made mostly by represented photographer who don't have even a clue what micro stock is...do you think tat big fashion photographer or commercial american giant have ever shot for micro? unfortunately when you shoot for micro you become a bit banned by the rest of the world, is more common that a commercial photog go to micro when is fame coma fading, but starting from micro believe me is like a big no when you wanna shoot or move to commercial big gig. if you thinktwice actually micro is killing part of those gig who made agent , agency and commercial studio so profitable..he was great to understand the potential earlier than other, made lot of money but he has cost out of this world, i would be interested to see how much he earn compared to monkey business or some big eastern world production house who have ten time less costs.
his style for me is obsolete in this monet, for example i  find much more creative jacob lund, who worked for him at beginning if i am not wrong, or uteri images...he is style look like 2000 or 90...too perfect model too shiny photoshooting while the trend is clearly towards spontaneity and casual shooting....i'm sure he's still doing lot of money but millions no.

« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2019, 18:06 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!

He has a very successful photo business with, interns, students and apprentices. He gets big contract jobs because he has the staff, crew, make-up, studio, location scouts and everything needed.

He's an IS exclusive but I doubt that Yuri gives a hoot about Microstock.

Very smart, he played it right, got know, recognized, and moved up.

There's no reason for Yuri to be blogging or posting on these Microstock forums.

Not sure how that citizen journalist site of his ever went.

Best wishes and here's to his continued success.

yuri arcurs in the world of big contract advertisement is zero. you don't know clearly what talks about....he's is still am icrostock with huge cost and falling revenue as everybody...those shooting advertisement, big, big money contract don't even know what is micro stock.

Thanks for the helpful insight and detailed answer



https://www.mystockphoto.org/yuri-arcurs-new-studio/

that's ha s nothing to do with shooting commercial gig for thousand of dollar...he's just his studio...he moved to cape town because denmark was too costly, and made a new studio for his micro stock business. in addition south africa has lower taxation and cape town is an hub for model agency and house pf photo production. lot o gigs are made there.
but he's not a big name in commercial gig world, outside micro sock is barelyknown and if you knew some agency or agent you would know.

« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2019, 19:03 »
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Yuri Arcurs is now a retired photographer and is selling real estate

« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2019, 19:07 »
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 Brooklyn Bridge ?


« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2019, 19:18 »
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Nope, Greenland.

« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2019, 01:49 »
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Seems to me none of us are sure. From what I can tell he launched his huge new studio in 2017 and we have heard little/nothing since. He may be busy making zillions or selling off a huge white elephant studio...does anyone know for certain?

« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2019, 03:12 »
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Seems to me none of us are sure. From what I can tell he launched his huge new studio in 2017 and we have heard little/nothing since. He may be busy making zillions or selling off a huge white elephant studio...does anyone know for certain?

Thank God, there is the Google {search} [News tab] to gossip a little bit! :P


« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2019, 12:48 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!

He has a very successful photo business with, interns, students and apprentices. He gets big contract jobs because he has the staff, crew, make-up, studio, location scouts and everything needed.

He's an IS exclusive but I doubt that Yuri gives a hoot about Microstock.

Very smart, he played it right, got know, recognized, and moved up.

There's no reason for Yuri to be blogging or posting on these Microstock forums.

Not sure how that citizen journalist site of his ever went.

Best wishes and here's to his continued success.

yuri arcurs in the world of big contract advertisement is zero. you don't know clearly what talks about....he's is still am icrostock with huge cost and falling revenue as everybody...those shooting advertisement, big, big money contract don't even know what is micro stock.

Thanks for the helpful insight and detailed answer



https://www.mystockphoto.org/yuri-arcurs-new-studio/

that's ha s nothing to do with shooting commercial gig for thousand of dollar...he's just his studio...he moved to cape town because denmark was too costly, and made a new studio for his micro stock business. in addition south africa has lower taxation and cape town is an hub for model agency and house pf photo production. lot o gigs are made there.
but he's not a big name in commercial gig world, outside micro sock is barelyknown and if you knew some agency or agent you would know.

And you would know because you are some inside professional? Sho cheap vodka will distill your brain. Yuri owns his own agency His stock is not the same as your cheap microstock rejects.

« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2019, 15:33 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!

He has a very successful photo business with, interns, students and apprentices. He gets big contract jobs because he has the staff, crew, make-up, studio, location scouts and everything needed.

He's an IS exclusive but I doubt that Yuri gives a hoot about Microstock.

Very smart, he played it right, got know, recognized, and moved up.

There's no reason for Yuri to be blogging or posting on these Microstock forums.

Not sure how that citizen journalist site of his ever went.

Best wishes and here's to his continued success.

yuri arcurs in the world of big contract advertisement is zero. you don't know clearly what talks about....he's is still am icrostock with huge cost and falling revenue as everybody...those shooting advertisement, big, big money contract don't even know what is micro stock.

Thanks for the helpful insight and detailed answer



https://www.mystockphoto.org/yuri-arcurs-new-studio/

that's ha s nothing to do with shooting commercial gig for thousand of dollar...he's just his studio...he moved to cape town because denmark was too costly, and made a new studio for his micro stock business. in addition south africa has lower taxation and cape town is an hub for model agency and house pf photo production. lot o gigs are made there.
but he's not a big name in commercial gig world, outside micro sock is barelyknown and if you knew some agency or agent you would know.

And you would know because you are some inside professional? Sho cheap vodka will distill your brain. Yuri owns his own agency His stock is not the same as your cheap microstock rejects.

yes ia am.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2019, 11:17 »
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Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening with Yuri Acrus's business? For the longest time he was THE mega selling photographer. He shoots great stuff. He had a huge staff. I can only imagine his earnings has collapsed like everyone else's. In the era of low prices, I can only imagine his high production costs no longer works. I know some of you are not a fan of him. Let's not say negative things about him. Thanks!

He has a very successful photo business with, interns, students and apprentices. He gets big contract jobs because he has the staff, crew, make-up, studio, location scouts and everything needed.

He's an IS exclusive but I doubt that Yuri gives a hoot about Microstock.

Very smart, he played it right, got know, recognized, and moved up.

There's no reason for Yuri to be blogging or posting on these Microstock forums.

Not sure how that citizen journalist site of his ever went.

Best wishes and here's to his continued success.

yuri arcurs in the world of big contract advertisement is zero. you don't know clearly what talks about....he's is still am icrostock with huge cost and falling revenue as everybody...those shooting advertisement, big, big money contract don't even know what is micro stock.

Thanks for the helpful insight and detailed answer



https://www.mystockphoto.org/yuri-arcurs-new-studio/

that's ha s nothing to do with shooting commercial gig for thousand of dollar...he's just his studio...he moved to cape town because denmark was too costly, and made a new studio for his micro stock business. in addition south africa has lower taxation and cape town is an hub for model agency and house pf photo production. lot o gigs are made there.
but he's not a big name in commercial gig world, outside micro sock is barelyknown and if you knew some agency or agent you would know.

And you would know because you are some inside professional? Sho cheap vodka will distill your brain. Yuri owns his own agency His stock is not the same as your cheap microstock rejects.

yes ia am.

I should have stated that better. He doesn't care about Microstock like we do. He owns his own agency and has a large production company and makes millions a year. There's no comparison. And yes he does shoot other work, for hire.

« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2019, 11:48 »
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I'm not sure he is though......up until 2017 he was a great self publicist I've seen nothing since then. Maybe he's decided its not needed any more but I always felt he needed to keep he's ego stoked. Don't get me wrong he's a great businessman who spotted and exploited an opportunity to the max. I admire him greatly for that.

« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2019, 12:05 »
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I meet Yuri a couple of times at a conference in NYC. Yes he did have a big ego...Biggest I ever meet and I have been around some world class big heads. He told me at the time, maybe eight, nine years ago. He average 40 bucks per loaded image cost. He said he tried to load at least 100 images per session.  I thought at the time that would not be a very good ROI on future earnings. Maybe that's  why no one has heard much about him. Even if 40 bucks was a stretch I am not sure you would ever make a profit , just long term losses.   


 

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