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Author Topic: What's happening with Yuri Acrus?  (Read 4673 times)

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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2019, 12:29 »
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His income was approaching $10 million per year at one point, a long time ago.
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/62163-10-million-dollars-a-year-in-sight-for-yuri-arcurs/


« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2019, 13:47 »
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The first rule of the Microstock Top Earners Club is that you don't talk about the Microstock Top Earners Club, that it would seem is the way the agencies like it.

« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2019, 18:07 »
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he is alive and well in his big house in malibu looking at this forum and prob laughing at you drinking a glass of whiskey

« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2019, 18:56 »
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 and with two Island girls.

« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2019, 02:23 »
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His income was approaching $10 million per year at one point, a long time ago.
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/62163-10-million-dollars-a-year-in-sight-for-yuri-arcurs/
Indeed that was a long time ago the question is where is he now...people have lost more than that before by making unwise investments/business decisions...I still don't think anyone has posted anything that shows what he is up to at the moment.

ShadySue

« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2019, 03:37 »
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His income was approaching $10 million per year at one point, a long time ago.
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/62163-10-million-dollars-a-year-in-sight-for-yuri-arcurs/
Indeed that was a long time ago the question is where is he now...people have lost more than that before by making unwise investments/business decisions...I still don't think anyone has posted anything that shows what he is up to at the moment.
Probably, none of us are his confidantes, and even if we were, we'd be keeping his business confidential, by definition.
It may be that we can infer something from the post announcing he was reducing all prices on his own site, and that apparently (?) the retouching side of his business has either ceased or certainly isn't being heavily plugged nowadays.

« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2019, 07:20 »
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I think that was turnover, not profit. Hiring those casinos and planes couldn't have been cheap.

« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2019, 13:38 »
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Yuri is a smart guy, and I'm sure he's putting his business efforts and energies wherever they are most worthwhile.  I don't know him personally.  This Microstock model got saturated fast, in a period within 8-10 years... and at this point in my book this wave has crashed.  I resubmitted like 40 previous rejects to Shutterstock the middle of last month.  36 got approved.  In the last month I've earned .38 cents off them.  WOOOAH try not to get overly excited, now.  Why on earth would I waste my time trying to re-ignite microstock sales!?  This model has gone to crap, and I have no idea how or why most pro photographers are still submitting.

I've moved on to other eCommerce pursuits now, but if I had to do it all over again I would have hired photographers to shoot for me, cull, edit, and upload back in the 2006-2010 era.  Letting go of the control that I couldn't let go of, and investing into the business a bit more by adding freelance employees.  I'd now be retired at age 36, and living simply off my hard work.  Hindsight vision is 20/20, yada yada - I still feel blessed for the journey and the income opportunity over the past 13 years.  Everything I've learned will transfer over to many other areas of my life.  My biggest struggle has always been time-management, and still remains to be... (oh wait, I'm on an internet forum again...?? oops)

« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 03:29 »
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If he were doing well he would share this info with the world, it's in his DNA.
Last time I have head from him his was talking:
- about a great Getty's project he was involved in
- mobile photo stock site he created
Both projets should change stock photography business. Still waiting...

« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2019, 07:36 »
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Into a "colder" direction?

« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2019, 09:58 »
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he is alive and well in his big house in malibu looking at this forum and prob laughing at you drinking a glass of whiskey
The shark, who, from the ocean, watches him drink his glass of whiskey, laughs even more...

« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2019, 15:54 »
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did he not absulotey waste 1 cool mil on some mobile photo agency which absolutely tanked hard,?

gillian vann

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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2019, 06:11 »
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I miss the days when Yuri would pop in and cause a stir.

« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2019, 09:22 »
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Yuri is reading these post somewhere in his underwear.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2019, 21:38 »
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I miss the days when Yuri would pop in and cause a stir.

And now, not popping in, is causing a stir?  ;D

Not you:

Poor Yuri only making 5 million a year instead of 10 million a year, and people talking about him, like they are so much smarter. People who claim to be big trad photographers and big business, but they cry over Microstock sales lost, reviews, losing hundreds of dollars. Then try to run down Yuri? Of course he doesn't blog or come here to be insulted.

« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2019, 04:54 »
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People who claim to be big trad photographers and big business, but they cry over Microstock sales lost, reviews, losing hundreds of dollars.

i wonder who you are referring to, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wink wink

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2019, 12:55 »
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People who claim to be big trad photographers and big business, but they cry over Microstock sales lost, reviews, losing hundreds of dollars.


i wonder who you are referring to, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wink wink


Pick a number, it grows every month. LOL Then the people with fine arts or photo degrees who can't stand being rejected by a stupid agency reviewer and also know how the buyers are fools for not downloading the best work out there.

Heck I upload things, usually I think they are interesting enough and might sell, yes I'm disappointed when they don't, but the idea is still to make a product that buyers want, not art.  Also the days of shooting what you see on a walk about, are so long gone, they are ancient history.

I admit sometimes I upload things that I just liked and I don't expect anyone to download them. Some are a surprise, most I'm right, no market, no interest.

Anyway I don't understand the obsession with what's Yuri doing, only to be followed by so many people who know better and are trying to put him down? He's himself, if you were like him, would you come to some forum to be ridiculed , insulted, and attacked. Or just take the millions, stop giving advice to people who won't listen.

http://arcurs.com/who/

Yuri Arcurs is rated as one of the highest earning photographers in the world, it's still making him millions a year.

Who else here has endorsement deals with Hasselblad? Or any other camera  Mfg.?


« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2019, 13:00 »
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I admit sometimes I upload things that I just liked and I don't expect anyone to download them. Some are a surprise, most I'm right, no market, no interest.

But saddest of all is when you upload something you're not too keen on, and as you gradually grow to hate it more and more  it becomes one of the best sellers in your portfolio. It's a cruel world!

« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 01:10 »
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I admit sometimes I upload things that I just liked and I don't expect anyone to download them. Some are a surprise, most I'm right, no market, no interest.

But saddest of all is when you upload something you're not too keen on, and as you gradually grow to hate it more and more  it becomes one of the best sellers in your portfolio. It's a cruel world!

I guess the ones with a mindset of a typical buyer are the best microstock photographers. Same is true for the majority of event photographers, at least from where i come from, give it too much work, thought and creativity and you might even find yourself criticized by clients that were expecting a lot less.

« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 02:09 »
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People who claim to be big trad photographers and big business, but they cry over Microstock sales lost, reviews, losing hundreds of dollars.


i wonder who you are referring to, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wink wink


Pick a number, it grows every month. LOL Then the people with fine arts or photo degrees who can't stand being rejected by a stupid agency reviewer and also know how the buyers are fools for not downloading the best work out there.

Heck I upload things, usually I think they are interesting enough and might sell, yes I'm disappointed when they don't, but the idea is still to make a product that buyers want, not art.  Also the days of shooting what you see on a walk about, are so long gone, they are ancient history.

I admit sometimes I upload things that I just liked and I don't expect anyone to download them. Some are a surprise, most I'm right, no market, no interest.

Anyway I don't understand the obsession with what's Yuri doing, only to be followed by so many people who know better and are trying to put him down? He's himself, if you were like him, would you come to some forum to be ridiculed , insulted, and attacked. Or just take the millions, stop giving advice to people who won't listen.

http://arcurs.com/who/

Yuri Arcurs is rated as one of the highest earning photographers in the world, it's still making him millions a year.

Who else here has endorsement deals with Hasselblad? Or any other camera  Mfg.?
I don't think many are obsessed but just curious. That link is several years out of date. I see no evidence one way or the other he is currently making profits of millions of year. He may have changed his philosophy but it seems odd that the master of self promotion seems to be in stealth mode  :-X

« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 06:39 »
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I admit sometimes I upload things that I just liked and I don't expect anyone to download them. Some are a surprise, most I'm right, no market, no interest.

But saddest of all is when you upload something you're not too keen on, and as you gradually grow to hate it more and more  it becomes one of the best sellers in your portfolio. It's a cruel world!

I guess the ones with a mindset of a typical buyer are the best microstock photographers. Same is true for the majority of event photographers, at least from where i come from, give it too much work, thought and creativity and you might even find yourself criticized by clients that were expecting a lot less.

Well, I got about 150,000 sales on SS/BS so far and goodness knows how many on iStock, so I haven't done too badly down the years.

« Reply #46 on: Yesterday at 17:11 »
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I guess no one bothered to look at Yuri's Instagram account.  He was looking for "new faces" for his portfolio.  The address listed for the casting call was in Cape Town.

« Reply #47 on: Today at 00:53 »
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I guess no one bothered to look at Yuri's Instagram account.  He was looking for "new faces" for his portfolio.  The address listed for the casting call was in Cape Town.
yes I don't do Instagram....that was for January 2019 though last post Nov 18

« Reply #48 on: Today at 09:40 »
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I guess no one bothered to look at Yuri's Instagram account.  He was looking for "new faces" for his portfolio.  The address listed for the casting call was in Cape Town.

Good find, now we know he is still doing stock photos. Lots of nice pics on his IG.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #49 on: Today at 11:02 »
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I guess no one bothered to look at Yuri's Instagram account.  He was looking for "new faces" for his portfolio.  The address listed for the casting call was in Cape Town.

I think early on someone mentioned that Yuri moved for tax reasons, I don't know if that's all, but yes, Cape Town. For those who want to read and discover:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHZF60RrXrwADTs4edcMWOQ his Youtube account lists Cape Town 2012 and new studio, 2011?

I don't do Instagram either I would have missed anything there.

But you are correct, this isn't news, he's been there for some time now.

I posted this link before, newer new studio, he owns the building and it's larger. 2017 - https://www.mystockphoto.org/yuri-arcurs-new-studio/

What the heck was his citizen journalist phone photo site anyway? I'm on the road, can't find the name, so I don't know if it's still active.


I admit sometimes I upload things that I just liked and I don't expect anyone to download them. Some are a surprise, most I'm right, no market, no interest.

But saddest of all is when you upload something you're not too keen on, and as you gradually grow to hate it more and more  it becomes one of the best sellers in your portfolio. It's a cruel world!

I want one of those!  >:( Heck I upload thoughtful useful and what I think can be sold images, which languish and die. True I have uploaded some, "oh heck, I'll snap that thing" which actually have moderate downloads.

And I admit, sometimes I'm bored and I make an idea into an image and upload that. I don't expect them to sell, just, I wanted to do it as a project. Has sold:



Early years I did upload something, as an aside, at an event, that had nothing to do with the whole weekend, and that sells, the subject and effort shots, not much.

But I'd sure like an off the cuff shot to be a "best seller".  8) ;D ;D



 

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