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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2013, 16:37 »
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Could it be that "IF" he has a special deal with IS it's because they are feeling the pinch from letting Sean go and need to re-fill his content with similar quality work? And if that's true then they really didn't know what they were doing when they gave Mr. Locke his walking papers.  Instant gratification is one thing, longevity is another.


« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2013, 16:41 »
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I'd love to think so, but I doubt cutting me has hurt them much. 

ShadySue

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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2013, 16:48 »
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Could it be that "IF" he has a special deal with IS it's because they are feeling the pinch from letting Sean go and need to re-fill his content with similar quality work?
That was my first thought, I mus admit.

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2013, 16:51 »
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Poncke v2

« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2013, 16:53 »
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What new content? Yuri was already on IS, its not that they got a completely new portfolio.  Yuri already had a meeting with Getty before Sean was let go, if I recall correctly. Would they have discussed anything with Yuri related to that? I find that hard to believe.

« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2013, 16:53 »
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Lets focus on what we really know. His files have been removed from Shutterstock. Does he no longer trust Shutterstock as a good sales partner? Or does he believe they are going down after many successful years?

The little icon on istock is not as relevant IMO than the fact that he removed his files from the most successfully growing microstock site.

What does it mean for Shutterstock that the "most successful photographer of the decade" no longer has his portfolio with them?

« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2013, 16:58 »
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Lets focus on what we really know. His files have been removed from Shutterstock. Does he no longer trust Shutterstock as a good sales partner? Or does he believe they are going down after many successful years?

The little icon on istock is not as relevant IMO than the fact that he removed his files from the most successfully growing microstock site.

What does it mean for Shutterstock that the "most successful photographer of the decade" no longer has his portfolio with them?
Maybe Shutterstock is not the agency that a few people on here tell everyone it is, don't buy the hype folks.

« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2013, 17:03 »
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Yawn....

Business is business, if a deal is mutually beneficial to both parties there is a high likelihood "rules" will be bent - happens all the time

« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2013, 17:15 »
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Lets focus on what we really know. His files have been removed from Shutterstock. Does he no longer trust Shutterstock as a good sales partner? Or does he believe they are going down after many successful years?

The little icon on istock is not as relevant IMO than the fact that he removed his files from the most successfully growing microstock site.

What does it mean for Shutterstock that the "most successful photographer of the decade" no longer has his portfolio with them?

Some photographers, particularly those who invest heavily in their shoots, just don't like the subscription model. Never have and never will in many cases. They simply feel that their work is too good to be 'sold' at those sort of prices.

I am not unsympathetic to that view and the concern that the subscription model acts as a brake on the value of images. Unfortunately, up until now anyway, the only realistic choices for the microstock photographer has been to either accept exclusivity at IS (no thanks) or to accept the subscription model.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2013, 17:27 »
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No denial or bug explanation from Lobo:

Posted By fotoVoyager:
Looks like Yuri Acurs has negotiated some kind of Exclusive deal here so that could explain the massive queue growth as tens of thousands of his images are ingested.
Always on a Friday...

Lobo:
That is an interesting theory. Let's keep this thread on topic and free of conspiracies. As you might have noticed in the past we don't provide much real estate in the forums for discussions related to specific contributors.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=353223&messageid=6888791

SNP

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« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2013, 17:41 »
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it doesn't surprise me if they've afforded him special exclusivity. does this really surprise anyone? or it's just a mistake but I doubt it....they needed another big hitter without Sean. enter Yuri...seems pretty typical a move these days. I just don't see why anyone would agree to be exclusive under the current regime given the obvious direction it's moving in. whatever.

« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2013, 17:46 »
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Allowing a direct contributor to IS to be exclusive and to submit the same images elsewhere would be a complete destruction of exclusivity.  There's no getting around it.  I can't imagine them doing something that truly dumb.  It does, however, deserve an explanation and not a dodge.

« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2013, 17:48 »
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Lets focus on what we really know. His files have been removed from Shutterstock. Does he no longer trust Shutterstock as a good sales partner? Or does he believe they are going down after many successful years?

The little icon on istock is not as relevant IMO than the fact that he removed his files from the most successfully growing microstock site.

What does it mean for Shutterstock that the "most successful photographer of the decade" no longer has his portfolio with them?

Good questions, Yuri started at SS and has been there since at least 2005.

mattdixon

« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2013, 17:48 »
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Looks like he's definitely pulled all his work from Shutterstock, if he has its a massive PR blow for them.

« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2013, 17:51 »
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Allowing a direct contributor to IS to be exclusive and to submit the same images elsewhere would be a complete destruction of exclusivity.  There's no getting around it.  I can't imagine them doing something that truly dumb.  It does, however, deserve an explanation and not a dodge.
Recently they have posted twitter links when complete nobodies become exclusive then don't say anything about this. Strange behaviour unless they have something to hide or know it is not going to be liked.

Perhaps this is the next step in the journey to remove exclusivity, it certain shits all over the concept, mind you they have been watering exclusivity down for ages. Alternatively, they have just bought Yuri's site and therefore it is just another Getty outlet and therefore aren't breaking the terms of exclusivity

« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2013, 17:52 »
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What new content? Yuri was already on IS, its not that they got a completely new portfolio.  Yuri already had a meeting with Getty before Sean was let go, if I recall correctly. Would they have discussed anything with Yuri related to that? I find that hard to believe.

Not all of his stuff is/was there.

gillian vann

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« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2013, 18:21 »
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Alternatively, they have just bought Yuri's site and therefore it is just another Getty outlet and therefore aren't breaking the terms of exclusivity

that's a good one! who would have thought to predict "Getty buys Yuri" as the next instalment in the iSG soapie?

I'd suggest iS insisted he leave SS as part of whatever deal he has done. Could be the others too, but they just aren't as efficient as SS at removing content? shall we break out the popcorn and wait for it to unfold?

« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2013, 18:35 »
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Wonder if he is a puppet now....controlled (or disallowed) from posting in MSG.  I mean, they obviously are giving him some sweet nectar of a deal they won't give anyone else, or very few anyway or he wouldn't leave so much cash on the table from other micros.  If this is the case, I would be pissed off if I were other high end exclusives who work just as hard as Yuri to produce quality content, yet get paid less....unless of course Yuri is given a new designation as SUPER Exclusive with a platinum crown, a magic carpet, red cape, and a polished, golden, rose scented turd for those super exclusives.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 18:39 by Mantis »

« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2013, 18:48 »
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A bug?  He doesn't have any exclusive images, and there's still 32K on Dreamstime, for example.  He does have 2830 exclusive audio files, though.

If so, that would ceeeeertainly explain the lifting of upload limits.

Sorry Sean , but is not the same with Quavondo that is still exclusive in istock and a contributor in Stocksy ???

There's a special deal for everyone ....these days

« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2013, 18:52 »
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I don't know about that, but I'm sure he isn't selling the same images both places.

Yuri's portfolio is on dozens of sites.  He can't be exclusive to IS with that work.  And if he could blatantly enjoy image exclusivity if that mishmash is cleaned up, that opens the gates for everyone to do the same.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2013, 18:55 »
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I don't know about that, but I'm sure he isn't selling the same images both places.

Yuri's portfolio is on dozens of sites.  He can't be exclusive to IS with that work.  And if he could blatantly enjoy image exclusivity if that mishmash is cleaned up, that opens the gates for everyone to do the same.
hmm, presuming iStock have one rule for all... it certainly will open up some more discussion/complaining/outrage. Things have quietened down now that nobody is bringing up the resolved Google issue.

mattdixon

« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2013, 18:59 »
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I'd suggest iS insisted he leave SS as part of whatever deal he has done.

Or the other way round, he may have got tired of commoditising his work through the subs model and calculated what percentage he would need to make up the difference and approached iStock/Getty with an offer.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2013, 19:08 »
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Or it might just be that he's got his crown before his images are off the other micros. They have jumped the gun before with people they desperately wanted as exclusives.

Still curious about his own site, and the apparent 'image exclusivity' enjoyed by others, as suggested above.

« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2013, 19:14 »
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Since we are on conspiracies...

the one that makes the most sense is iStock removing exclusivity...kind of fits with the limits removed and the new collections that exclusive and non-exclusive content can be in. And iStock is taking control of what content goes where...for a company with such low trust these days I wouldn't put it past them positioning themselves to to be on top by buying proven portfolios...and I wouldn't be surprised if the only signature plus content ends up being those portfolios...all while spinning these changes as good for all and based off of survey feedback....smoke and mirrors...they may even be responsible for the assassination of JFK...

« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2013, 19:15 »
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Do prices matter? In a few week IS can just bump his work up to the signature+ collection regardless of exclusivity

Not, what it matters is that if you want some image from him you (at least talking of real exclusives) just can find there (or in some cases a getty brands)


 

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