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« on: May 22, 2012, 16:20 »
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like the title yuri seems to have decide to stop his uploads (photo) on istock 3 months ago


« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 16:21 »
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That is cool.
I respect that.

« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 16:29 »
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If that's true why wouldn't he follow that with all other micros? Maybe he has.  Any further shoots will be an exclusive collection of his own. ;)
« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 16:58 by Mantis »

ShadySue

« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 16:48 »
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like the title yuri seems to have decide to stop his uploads (photo) on istock 3 months ago
Hardly surprising as he has opened his own site.
I'm just surprised he didn't pull his pics from other sites the day before he opened his own.
Maybe he wanted a transistion or buffer period while his own site built up traction.

drugal

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 16:54 »
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He hasn't uploaded anything to shutterstock for more then 6 months... maybe even 8-9 months, as far as I could see.

« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 17:00 »
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like the title yuri seems to have decide to stop his uploads (photo) on istock 3 months ago
Hardly surprising as he has opened his own site.
I'm just surprised he didn't pull his pics from other sites the day before he opened his own.
Maybe he wanted a transistion or buffer period while his own site built up traction.

Yes, cutting off his entire (massive) income stream would be crazy. That cash will be covering his costs while he works to make his own site a major earner to replace what he is losing from the others.

I'm surprised that he seems to have switched focus so completely.

lisafx

« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 17:02 »
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Maybe he wanted a transistion or buffer period while his own site built up traction.

Makes sense.  His existing micro portfolio will continue to pay the bills for years, I imagine, while he builds a following for his site. 

« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 17:04 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

lisafx

« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 17:07 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

In all fairness, Yuri's stopping uploading to the micro sites is a lot more relevant to those of us competing with him on those sites, than what he has for breakfast (unless he photographs that breakfast a couple dozen times and uploads it to somebody's niche ;) ). 

Personally, I would be delighted to have less of Yuri's content on the sites I upload to.  Ultimately it may translate into more visibility for the rest of us.

« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2012, 17:10 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

ahah just another note lol he havent upload to SS for a longer time 5/11/11

« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2012, 17:11 »
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Personally, I would be delighted to have less of Yuri's content on the sites I upload to.  Ultimately it may translate into more visibility for the rest of us.

he wonder that himself, thats why he got his own

« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 17:13 »
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If that's true why wouldn't he follow that with all other micros? Maybe he has.  Any further shoots will be an exclusive collection of his own. ;)

That would make sense to have everything revolve around his site and for it to be the definitive place to buy his work.

But, where have I heard that before? It sounds so familiar.  ;)

velocicarpo

« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 17:38 »
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That is cool.
I respect that.

+1

« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 17:53 »
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That is cool.
I respect that.

+1
+2 And I doubt that it will hurt his revenues at all.

Granted, I am no Yuri, but as I have posted before, since I stopped submitting to IS my rate of revenue growth has actually increased. I think that you microstockers who are afraid to stop submitting to the Dark Side just because of potential revenue fall-off are wrong. I have absolutely no doubt that customers will find Yuri's images, or yours, on other sites.

« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 18:27 »
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omg we're on Yuri watch again?

« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 18:37 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

Rumour has it that he had lunch today as well but obviously we are working to get that verified by a second source before it can be reported as 'news'. A spokesman for the 'Yuri' confirmed that he had eaten food recently but refused to confirm any further details. Pointedly, the spokeman refused to deny the partaking of food within the general region of the 'Yuri' in the last 24 hours. Hmmm.

« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2012, 19:07 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

Rumour has it that he had lunch today as well but obviously we are working to get that verified by a second source before it can be reported as 'news'. A spokesman for the 'Yuri' confirmed that he had eaten food recently but refused to confirm any further details. Pointedly, the spokeman refused to deny the partaking of food within the general region of the 'Yuri' in the last 24 hours. Hmmm.

oh no! another leak :-\

grafix04

« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2012, 19:56 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

Rumour has it that he had lunch today as well but obviously we are working to get that verified by a second source before it can be reported as 'news'. A spokesman for the 'Yuri' confirmed that he had eaten food recently but refused to confirm any further details. Pointedly, the spokeman refused to deny the partaking of food within the general region of the 'Yuri' in the last 24 hours. Hmmm.

oh no! another leak :-\

Word on the street is that he hasn't crapped for five days.  Something heavy's going down soon.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 21:49 by grafix04 »

tab62

« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 21:03 »
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another leak- Yuri's breakfast

"A variety of rich, buttery breakfast pastries made from a slightly sweetened yeast dough that is rolled out, dotted with butter"

lagereek

« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2012, 02:08 »
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Yuri probably saw all this selling out, IPO, trouble business coming way back and acted accordingly, like perhaps some of us here also should have done.

BTW, Danish breakfast is the same as Swedish. Porridge!  will set you up for yet another micro-day. :D

Wim

« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2012, 02:28 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

Rumour has it that he had lunch today as well but obviously we are working to get that verified by a second source before it can be reported as 'news'. A spokesman for the 'Yuri' confirmed that he had eaten food recently but refused to confirm any further details. Pointedly, the spokeman refused to deny the partaking of food within the general region of the 'Yuri' in the last 24 hours. Hmmm.

lmao!

« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2012, 03:17 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

It was a light meal  of ymerdrys, topped with a mixture of grated rye bread and brown sugar.
He's a traditionalist at heart, is old Yuri.

« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2012, 05:56 »
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Are you sure he didn' eat Jesper's grilled steak?

rubyroo

« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2012, 06:47 »
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I'm so glad the precise meal is being clarified. It's such a load off my mind...

« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2012, 07:10 »
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Actually..It was not so precise. We are missing information about the brand of the ymer, it could be Arla, but we dont know for sure, and that makes me feel uneasy, as it is important to know the brand, because then we know the price and can such estimate how many photos he has to sell to pay for it.
Also on a yearly basis and agency specific, from agencies not uploaded to anymore.

« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 07:27 »
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Obviously, certain details such as the brand of ymer and the number of cubic centimetres consumed are subject to commercial confidentiality and cannot be revealed at this time. There will be full disclosure when the YutiIndustries Inc. IPO documents are released.

antistock

« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 07:34 »
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It's nothing new actually.
Every specialist agency started with a successful photographer reaching the point where he felt ready to run his own small agency, recruiting young photographers, and signing distribution contracts with the big guys.

i wish all the best to Yuri !

« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 07:52 »
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He's been too busy making all those softboxes by hand.

(I imagine he's had his staff working on launch of his own website instead of processing and submitting new photos)

« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 08:15 »
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He's been too busy making all those softboxes by hand.

(I imagine he's had his staff working on launch of his own website instead of processing and submitting new photos)

that reminds me. We need info about his lunch at the new site as well.
We need to know if it is "leverpostej" or "spegeplse".

« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2012, 08:29 »
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It's nothing new actually.
Every specialist agency started with a successful photographer reaching the point where he felt ready to run his own small agency, recruiting young photographers, and signing distribution contracts with the big guys.

i wish all the best to Yuri !
And what on earth has that got to do with Yuri's breakfast.  You are going off topic ;)

« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2012, 09:36 »
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Did anyone notice that under "top models" on Yuri's peopleimages.com Jesper is filed as "retired"? Poor Jesper...  ;D

« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2012, 09:45 »
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its kind of crazy.

On the net Yuri is more famous than all the royalty we have. Princes and princesses of Denmark and all.
- and he pays for himself, that is a good thing.

now let "Se og hr" come after him and begin to really speculate.

« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2012, 15:04 »
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um, maybe he is shooting for macros?... or taking some time off...  (I am doing both:)) how much microstock you can take really...

ShadySue

« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2012, 17:24 »
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Did anyone notice that under "top models" on Yuri's peopleimages.com Jesper is filed as "retired"? Poor Jesper...  ;D
I did wonder if that video was 'an interesting way to hand in his notice' in a manner of speaking.
Yuri apparently thought Jesper had no right to do it without his (Yuri's) permission.

lisafx

« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2012, 17:26 »
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Did anyone notice that under "top models" on Yuri's peopleimages.com Jesper is filed as "retired"? Poor Jesper...  ;D
I did wonder if that video was 'an interesting way to hand in his notice' in a manner of speaking.
Yuri apparently thought Jesper had no right to do it without his (Yuri's) permission.

Aww.  That was such a funny video.  Hope it didn't get him canned. 

ShadySue

« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2012, 17:26 »
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um, maybe he is shooting for macros?... or taking some time off...  (I am doing both:)) how much microstock you can take really...
I guess his own site is more of a midstock, but with (mostly?) his micro pics.

wut

« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2012, 17:36 »
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Did anyone notice that under "top models" on Yuri's peopleimages.com Jesper is filed as "retired"? Poor Jesper...  ;D
I did wonder if that video was 'an interesting way to hand in his notice' in a manner of speaking.
Yuri apparently thought Jesper had no right to do it without his (Yuri's) permission.

Aww.  That was such a funny video.  Hope it didn't get him canned.  

But hasn't Liz suggested just that, that he made it to get canned...Like Elenathewise said today in the Yuri not uploading to IS, how much micro can you do... :)

ETA: ups, yeah it's this thread that Elena said it in. I lost track, I read so many threads today, that my head is spinning
« Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 17:39 by wut »

« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2012, 17:57 »
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I find the reasons why Yuri stopped uploading are more to do with the way his site operates than any altruistic reasons.

One of his exclusive licenses calls for an image exclusivity from fresh uploads.  If the image doesn't sell the exclusivity timed license it goes into the main collection.   Uploading to other sites would create chaos with the structure.

BTW I heard he had an English muffin and eggs for brunch today!

« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2012, 18:06 »
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I find the reasons why Yuri stopped uploading are more to do with the way his site operates than any altruistic reasons.

exactly!

BTW I heard he had an English muffin and eggs for brunch today!

bet he is hungry ;D

velocicarpo

« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2012, 18:18 »
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It will be interesting to see if he is successful with his site and strategy.
On one side I think a site with a Portfolio of 50.000 is too small to have a huge success (even if it is of the quality yuri produces). On the other side he proved his good business sense many times in the past. It will help to draw conclusions from that and I guess it is too a little bummer for the Agencies (a very welcome one ;-) ).

Anyway, I wish him good luck....

wut

« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2012, 18:31 »
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It will be interesting to see if he is successful with his site and strategy.
On one side I think a site with a Portfolio of 50.000 is too small to have a huge success (even if it is of the quality yuri produces). On the other side he proved his good business sense many times in the past. It will help to draw conclusions from that and I guess it is too a little bummer for the Agencies (a very welcome one ;-) ).

Anyway, I wish him good luck....

But then again a "little bummer for the agencies" could mean more cuts. We all know how unstable they are ;)

antistock

« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2012, 00:12 »
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i really don't think he's betting the farm on making online sales from his web site.

all he's doing is setting up himself as a specialized agency and the next step will be knocking the doors of the big macro agencies for exclusive worldwide distribution, so Getty, Corbis, etc

his web site can pretty much be just a showcase portfolio.

maybe he also plans to send the eventual second-tier shots to micros but if he completely stopped uploading it sounds like a clear marketing u-turn to me and i'm sure he did the math on this.



moral of the story : the world's biggest microstocker actually LEFT microstock for greener pastures !
is this the start of a trend or just the exception proving the rule ? let's wait and see...

« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2012, 01:29 »
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He is still uploading to FT

Maybe thats because their engine is more geared towards new stuff

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2012, 05:14 »
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Breaking news: I heard Yuri wore his cornflower blue tie to work yesterday, instead of his red one. And he went to the toilet, too.

« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2012, 05:18 »
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corn flower blue ???

I had to look it up

"Cornflower blue, a shade of azure, is a shade of light blue with relatively little green compared to blue. This color was one of the favorites of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, the other being yellow."

rubyroo

« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2012, 05:36 »
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Breaking news: I heard Yuri wore his cornflower blue tie to work yesterday, instead of his red one. And he went to the toilet, too.

OMG!  :o  Was it on Reuters? 

velocicarpo

« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2012, 09:35 »
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It will be interesting to see if he is successful with his site and strategy.
On one side I think a site with a Portfolio of 50.000 is too small to have a huge success (even if it is of the quality yuri produces). On the other side he proved his good business sense many times in the past. It will help to draw conclusions from that and I guess it is too a little bummer for the Agencies (a very welcome one ;-) ).

Anyway, I wish him good luck....

But then again a "little bummer for the agencies" could mean more cuts. We all know how unstable they are ;)

Or they get more aware of the freedem of (non-exclusive) Contributors have and start realizing that their databases would be empty without them. Let`s hope for the best...
« Last Edit: May 24, 2012, 09:51 by velocicarpo »

« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2012, 10:11 »
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Painters do not work with yellow and blue.
They work with indian yellow and cobalt blue.
or maybe preussian blue if they are suicidal.

it is about white ballance, and shadows. Conflicts.

« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2012, 10:37 »
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Painters do not work with yellow and blue.
They work with indian yellow and cobalt blue.
or maybe preussian blue if they are suicidal.

it is about white ballance, and shadows. Conflicts.

I always bought Cadmium Yellow and Phthalo Blue. I guess those are named more after the pigments and dyes though.

« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2012, 10:53 »
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Right the pigments have a name.
Preussian is the same as your Phthalo Blue but indian yellow is different, it is warmer.

« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2012, 13:06 »
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Funny that iStock allows Yuri post the Windows keyboard logo on a file sold more than 11000 times


lisafx

« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2012, 14:19 »
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If it isn't editorial, I guess it is just one that slipped through.  For the most part, though, the inspectors do a good job with that stuff.  Inspectors at Istock have found logo issues that I missed a bunch of times.

wut

« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2012, 14:43 »
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IMO they're the best in the industry.

« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2012, 14:46 »
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IMO they're the best in the industry.

in terms of reviewing I agree 100%

« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2012, 15:52 »
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If it isn't editorial, I guess it is just one that slipped through.  For the most part, though, the inspectors do a good job with that stuff.  Inspectors at Istock have found logo issues that I missed a bunch of times.

I agree, once a picture got rejected because of Logo on a button. It took me quite a while to find it, cause it was really tiny :)

« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2012, 05:33 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.

I agree. He has set it up perfectly.

« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2012, 06:41 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.
+1

« Reply #57 on: July 10, 2012, 06:44 »
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IMO they're the best in the industry.

I agree. They are very good.

« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2012, 08:24 »
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if he completely stopped uploading it sounds like a clear marketing u-turn to me and i'm sure he did the math on this.
Nope, not at all. Yuri has mentioned several times in 2011 that his sales isn't growing anymore. If sales doesn't grow despite active upload it's certainly worth to explore something different - and keep only uploading a minimum sufficient to keep the sales from declining.

« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2012, 10:53 »
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looks like he is back again but not in DT and IS with audio only

sorry guys but dont know what he had for his breakfast today :P

Alessa

  • Personal Assistant of Yuri Arcurs
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2012, 17:51 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.
If anyone cares (and I would actually be suprised if they did), I can inform you that Yuri lives off protein bars, amino acids, coffee and healthy snacks like dried fruit and nuts. :) Tabitha and I make sure that he always has a supply of these kinds of foods.
I've never seen him eat cake or candy. Ever. So the "English muffin" and the other unhealthy stuff mentioned in this thread... Highly unlikely. :)

On a more serious note, Yuri hasn't stopped uploading files. We're just reorganizing. :)

Best,
Alessa
Yuri's PA

« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2012, 17:55 »
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Be sure to let us know what he has for breakfast tomorrow.
If anyone cares (and I would actually be suprised if they did), I can inform you that Yuri lives off protein bars, amino acids, coffee and healthy snacks like dried fruit and nuts. :) Tabitha and I make sure that he always has a supply of these kinds of foods.
I've never seen him eat cake or candy. Ever. So the "English muffin" and the other unhealthy stuff mentioned in this thread... Highly unlikely. :)

On a more serious note, Yuri hasn't stopped uploading files. We're just reorganizing. :)

Best,
Alessa
Yuri's PA

how sweet is that, PA working on forum stuff ;D

« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2012, 21:15 »
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"On a more serious note, Yuri hasn't stopped uploading files. We're just reorganizing"

We can't wait.

Btw, since rates at all other sites are so abysmally low and insulting that it demanded creation of a new site, why would you continue to upload, and in fact not remove all images from all sites.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 21:17 by sjlocke »

« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2012, 21:32 »
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We are truly sorry Mr. Locke but PA number 1 is unavailable at the moment, PA number 2 just finished cooking Yuri's breakfast and will answer you shortly, please bear with us while listening We are the champions from Queen ;D
« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 21:35 by luissantos84 »

Microbius

« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2012, 02:01 »
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We are truly sorry Mr. Locke but PA number 1 is unavailable at the moment, PA number 2 just finished cooking Yuri's breakfast and will answer you shortly, please bear with us while listening We are the champions from Queen ;D
Drying, not cooking

« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2012, 12:01 »
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We are truly sorry Mr. Locke but PA number 1 is unavailable at the moment, PA number 2 just finished cooking Yuri's breakfast and will answer you shortly, please bear with us while listening We are the champions from Queen ;D
Drying, not cooking

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2012, 22:39 »
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On a more serious note, Yuri hasn't stopped uploading files. We're just reorganizing. :)

Best,
Alessa
Yuri's PA

Your are right. Yuri hasn't really stopped uploading files.  It's a fact that Yuri's collection hasn't been growing in iStock for a while.  But, doesn't Yuri's factory produces more than only Yuri's collection? 

There's a little army of Yuri's clones uploading  restlessly to iStock.   Aren't those huge clones' collections coming from Yuri's factory?  Aren't those clones his workforce of iStock exclusives who make him earn huge amounts of money?   ::)

« Reply #67 on: July 23, 2012, 19:26 »
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On a more serious note, Yuri hasn't stopped uploading files. We're just reorganizing. :)

Best,
Alessa
Yuri's PA

Your are right. Yuri hasn't really stopped uploading files.  It's a fact that Yuri's collection hasn't been growing in iStock for a while.  But, doesn't Yuri's factory produces more than only Yuri's collection? 

There's a little army of Yuri's clones uploading  restlessly to iStock.   Aren't those huge clones' collections coming from Yuri's factory?  Aren't those clones his workforce of iStock exclusives who make him earn huge amounts of money?   ::)

I don't think so. Yuri has a very distinctive style coupled with market research and mass production advantages and restrictions. He does a very good job but I know from a client's perspective that what he does is not always the perfect match for everyone. There are many styles, markets, requirements... He know his market and serves it well, but the market is vast and diversified.

Also, I don't know his plans of course, but I'm sure his site will end up competing face to face against some established sites, including SS, IS, and even Getty.

That's where stock agencies have a problem. As a top selling contributor you would be very generous with him, giving him anything he demands. On the other side, s a top selling contributor he can do without you. This reminds me of IBM , Microsoft and Steve Jobs. :)

ShadySue

« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2012, 19:37 »
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That's where stock agencies have a problem. As a top selling contributor you would be very generous with him, giving him anything he demands.
Apparently not, or he wouldn't have felt the need to set up on his own.

« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2012, 19:44 »
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That's where stock agencies have a problem. As a top selling contributor you would be very generous with him, giving him anything he demands.
Apparently not, or he wouldn't have felt the need to set up on his own.

and DT seems to be his "nightmare"

« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2012, 00:15 »
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On a more serious note, Yuri hasn't stopped uploading files. We're just reorganizing. :)

Best,
Alessa
Yuri's PA

Your are right. Yuri hasn't really stopped uploading files.  It's a fact that Yuri's collection hasn't been growing in iStock for a while.  But, doesn't Yuri's factory produces more than only Yuri's collection? 

There's a little army of Yuri's clones uploading  restlessly to iStock.   Aren't those huge clones' collections coming from Yuri's factory?  Aren't those clones his workforce of iStock exclusives who make him earn huge amounts of money?   ::)

I don't think so. Yuri has a very distinctive style coupled with market research and mass production advantages and restrictions. He does a very good job but I know from a client's perspective that what he does is not always the perfect match for everyone. There are many styles, markets, requirements... He know his market and serves it well, but the market is vast and diversified.
Yes, Yuri has his very distinctive style.  Yet, when looking at the portfolios of some iStock exclusives, you would think you are looking at Yuri's portfolio.  Every single detail is just the same. That's why I can't help thinking that such collections actually come from Yuri's factory.

« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2012, 07:13 »
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On a more serious note, Yuri hasn't stopped uploading files. We're just reorganizing. :)

Best,
Alessa
Yuri's PA

Your are right. Yuri hasn't really stopped uploading files.  It's a fact that Yuri's collection hasn't been growing in iStock for a while.  But, doesn't Yuri's factory produces more than only Yuri's collection? 

There's a little army of Yuri's clones uploading  restlessly to iStock.   Aren't those huge clones' collections coming from Yuri's factory?  Aren't those clones his workforce of iStock exclusives who make him earn huge amounts of money?   ::)

I don't think so. Yuri has a very distinctive style coupled with market research and mass production advantages and restrictions. He does a very good job but I know from a client's perspective that what he does is not always the perfect match for everyone. There are many styles, markets, requirements... He know his market and serves it well, but the market is vast and diversified.
Yes, Yuri has his very distinctive style.  Yet, when looking at the portfolios of some iStock exclusives, you would think you are looking at Yuri's portfolio.  Every single detail is just the same. That's why I can't help thinking that such collections actually come from Yuri's factory.

princigalli reply had nothing to do with your comment right, regarding what you are talking about it was discussed here a while ago but it looks like Yuri had his town buddy working for him but after he decided to go alone ;D

ShadySue

« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2012, 07:24 »
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princigalli reply had nothing to do with your comment right, regarding what you are talking about it was discussed here a while ago but it looks like Yuri had his town buddy working for him but after he decided to go alone ;D
And manages to be iStock exclusive.  ;)

« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2012, 07:43 »
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princigalli reply had nothing to do with your comment right, regarding what you are talking about it was discussed here a while ago but it looks like Yuri had his town buddy working for him but after he decided to go alone ;D
And manages to be iStock exclusive.  ;)

 ;D ;D

« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2012, 12:39 »
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Just say a couple new Images from Yuri in the recent uploads. Wonder if they did not meet his high standards on his own site.  ;)

wut

« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2012, 13:51 »
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Btw, since rates at all other sites are so abysmally low and insulting that it demanded creation of a new site, why would you continue to upload, and in fact not remove all images from all sites.

I've been asking this since day 1...

« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2012, 14:17 »
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Btw, since rates at all other sites are so abysmally low and insulting that it demanded creation of a new site, why would you continue to upload, and in fact not remove all images from all sites.

I've been asking this since day 1...

I guess the PA went on vacation...

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2012, 21:18 »
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is no one wondering when he'll open up his site, take on contributors and go head to head with SS and IS?

« Reply #78 on: August 07, 2012, 05:33 »
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is no one wondering when he'll open up his site, take on contributors and go head to head with SS and IS?

If he did that he would be regarded as a competing agency and would therefore run the risk of having his accounts closed at most agencies.

The title of this thread is now somewhat misleading as Yuri has uploaded plenty of new content, images, video and audio, to IS within the last month.

« Reply #79 on: August 08, 2012, 09:42 »
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From IS forums today...

Yuri_Arcurs

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Does anyone else keep getting this message:


 


"Gateway Timeout

The proxy server did not receive a timely response from the upstream server.

Reference #1.9e94ef50.1344425342.7f7e24"   


 


when trying to go through Contributor Tools to Upload?

Microbius

« Reply #80 on: August 08, 2012, 10:51 »
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« Reply #81 on: August 16, 2012, 20:29 »
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How can he sell from his own site and still be selling on istock? I thought doing both was not possible with the IS artist supply agreement.

« Reply #82 on: August 16, 2012, 20:47 »
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How can he sell from his own site and still be selling on istock? I thought doing both was not possible with the IS artist supply agreement.

that doesnt make any sense once the fact of contributing to a stock agency doesnt mean you lose the rights of selling your work outside there (unless you are selling exclusively I guess), not to mention we are talking about his own website not even an agency but perhaps even that is allowed, at least there is a istock contributor (indie like Yuri) running an agency and I believe he havent had any issues

« Reply #83 on: August 16, 2012, 21:12 »
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Is does makes sense. When I read my agreement with them it clearly said you can sell from other RF sites but not from your own. How can he do it? I admire him for doing it I just want to know how it is possible.

« Reply #84 on: August 16, 2012, 21:20 »
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Is does makes sense. When I read my agreement with them it clearly said you can sell from other RF sites but not from your own. How can he do it? I admire him for doing it I just want to know how it is possible.

sure it is possible, Yuri wouldnt make such a ridiculous mistake, like I have said an istock contributor is running an agency for over a year and nothing have happened

RacePhoto

« Reply #85 on: August 16, 2012, 21:21 »
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Is does makes sense. When I read my agreement with them it clearly said you can sell from other RF sites but not from your own. How can he do it? I admire him for doing it I just want to know how it is possible.


It says that in the independent contract? Seems odd that someone can sell anyplace except their own site. Please do a cut and paste of that part from the contract (with the section numbers) so I can see where it is?

And as they say at places I've worked... "there are always exceptions".  ;)

http://www.istockphoto.com/asa_non_exclusive.php
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 21:24 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #86 on: August 16, 2012, 21:58 »
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Is does makes sense. When I read my agreement with them it clearly said you can sell from other RF sites but not from your own. How can he do it? I admire him for doing it I just want to know how it is possible.


It says that in the independent contract? Seems odd that someone can sell anyplace except their own site. Please do a cut and paste of that part from the contract (with the section numbers) so I can see where it is?

And as they say at places I've worked... "there are always exceptions".  ;)

http://www.istockphoto.com/asa_non_exclusive.php


I've just read it again and it seems you are correct. I can't find it in the current contract. I'm going from memory of what it said serval years ago.

I only have the exclusive ASA saved from that time not the non exclusive but I'm sure it use to say not from your own site.

« Reply #87 on: August 16, 2012, 22:06 »
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Is does makes sense. When I read my agreement with them it clearly said you can sell from other RF sites but not from your own. How can he do it? I admire him for doing it I just want to know how it is possible.

sure it is possible, Yuri wouldnt make such a ridiculous mistake, like I have said an istock contributor is running an agency for over a year and nothing have happened

I didn't think he would be that stupid. Seems I've been living in la la land. You're living the past man!

« Reply #88 on: August 16, 2012, 22:16 »
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Is does makes sense. When I read my agreement with them it clearly said you can sell from other RF sites but not from your own. How can he do it? I admire him for doing it I just want to know how it is possible.

sure it is possible, Yuri wouldnt make such a ridiculous mistake, like I have said an istock contributor is running an agency for over a year and nothing have happened

I didn't think he would be that stupid. Seems I've been living in la la land. You're living the past man!

you need to read what others say or yes you can continue whatever you wish, like from memory

« Reply #89 on: August 16, 2012, 22:55 »
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 :)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 22:59 by goober »

« Reply #90 on: August 16, 2012, 22:57 »
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 ???
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 23:12 by goober »

« Reply #91 on: August 17, 2012, 01:10 »
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Is does makes sense. When I read my agreement with them it clearly said you can sell from other RF sites but not from your own. How can he do it? I admire him for doing it I just want to know how it is possible.

It's easy. Peopleimages.com is a separate company that has "contracted" Yuri to submit and sell his work. As an istock contributor, you can do it too. First, create and incorporate a business. Call it "Acme Images, Inc." for example. Next, Acme Images will purchase your images on a work for hire basis for lets say, one dollar. Acme Images will then own and sell your images on it's website. Now you're still an exclusive istock contributor who also does freelance work on the side. In this case, Acme Images is purchasing your images outright to sell on it's website. As a shareholder in the independent company you will also be taking a share of those profits.

ShadySue

« Reply #92 on: August 17, 2012, 02:37 »
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I've just read it again and it seems you are correct. I can't find it in the current contract. I'm going from memory of what it said serval years ago.

I only have the exclusive ASA saved from that time not the non exclusive but I'm sure it use to say not from your own site.

In any case, even the exclusive ASA is bent for some, who have had images ingested as exclusive iStock images (usually as Agency) yet can still sell from their own sites.
If the plebs did it, that would, of course, be different.

« Reply #93 on: August 17, 2012, 06:13 »
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It's all irrelevant, since he isn't exclusive, and the ASA never said anything about a matter like that.  It was just general consensus.

Alessa

  • Personal Assistant of Yuri Arcurs
« Reply #94 on: August 17, 2012, 07:39 »
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How can he sell from his own site and still be selling on istock? I thought doing both was not possible with the IS artist supply agreement.
If you are an exclusive contributor, you can't upload to other sites, but Yuri is a non-exclusive iStock contributor. You can find Yuri's collection on several online microstock agencies, including Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, 123rf, Alamy, Veer, DepositPhotos, Photodune, Crestock, Pixmac, Canstock and many, many more. In fact you will often be able to find images that are not available through iStock on other sites because of the upload limit imposed by iStock.

PeopleImages.com is an agency selling only Yuri's images, and there are currently no plans of accepting contributors in similar ways as is done on Shutterstock/iStock/Dreamstime/Fotolia/etc.

It's easy. Peopleimages.com is a separate company that has "contracted" Yuri to submit and sell his work. As an istock contributor, you can do it too. First, create and incorporate a business. Call it "Acme Images, Inc." for example. Next, Acme Images will purchase your images on a work for hire basis for lets say, one dollar. Acme Images will then own and sell your images on it's website. Now you're still an exclusive istock contributor who also does freelance work on the side. In this case, Acme Images is purchasing your images outright to sell on it's website. As a shareholder in the independent company you will also be taking a share of those profits.
You're right in theory, but it is very unlikely that iStock would not reach to this if you are an exclusive contributor. However, as Yuri is not exclusive with iStock, he can sell his images on pretty much where he wishes to.

I guess the PA went on vacation...

Just because I'm not constantly commenting, it doesn't mean I'm not here. ;)
Have a great further discussion. It's always very amusing to read.
Best Regards
Alessa
Yuri's PA

« Reply #95 on: August 17, 2012, 08:03 »
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It's always very amusing to read.


Glad we can put a smile on your face.

"You Think I'm Funny?"


 

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