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« on: September 05, 2015, 16:04 »
Hi to all of you!

Im Syl. Let me introduce you to Stockiste Creative Stock . newbielink:http://www.stockiste.com [nonactive]

Were building up a fresh new premium stock studio platform from scratch. We are a creative platform connecting creatives in concept with creatives in production.

We are based in Montreal, a city famous for its culture and creativity, where artists, freelancers, studios and agencies interconnect to create and innovate. We've launched our first CALL TO ARTISTS end of August. This is our pre-registration for contributors, studios and agencies. Were building up from 500 pre-selected photographers. Early birds will receive special long-term benefits and advantages. Our Call to Artists will close at midnight on Saturday the 31st of October 2015. We sincerely hope you will be among the first 500 photographers to be selected. Stockiste.com will be launched in 2016 with exclusive premium creative stock only. Stockiste is dedicated to creatives on both sides of the equation. Stay tuned for more (rates and structures will be revealed later on).

We hope you will join us and be part of the newest premium stock files platform for creative studios.
By creative. For creatives.

If you wish to reach us, were open-minded. Feel free to share your thoughts, comments and suggestions at: newbielink:mailto:info@stockiste.com [nonactive]

Stockiste: french word that represent a physical or moral person whos in charge of managing stock for a third party.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2015, 13:10 by Syl »


« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 16:21 »
Remarkably short of information, but here's a very mild question.
Be prepared for the heavy questioning later.

How do these percentages even pretend to make sense?
You had 95% of a great idea?
You had 85% of shared hapiness (sic)?
92% of a smile (I think that's a smirk)
Why did you keep 11% of your useful knowledge to yourself? How did you measure the amount of useful knowledge which you had shared?
I won't even mention the 'collateral' underneath.

More important: "rates and structures will be revealed later on"

No company information except for a puff about Montreal?
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 17:02 by ShadySue »

« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 17:03 »
"Call To Artists" - from Stocksy :)

Stockiste - Looks like you misspelled "Stocksite".

Work on it some more.  The whole "production card credits"  - no idea what that all means.   Neither will a buyer. 

I see no USP - looks like just "another stock photo site".  There's no legal, no terms, no information.  Why would any contributor put their name there?
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 17:07 by Sean Locke Photography »

« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 17:09 »
Why would any contributor put their name there?

Much less their creative work.


« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 17:13 »
Stockiste - Looks like you misspelled "Stocksite".
To be fair, it didn't to me, it looked French.
If it were based here it would be pretentious; but as it's based in Montreal, it's fine.

« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 18:11 »
I have to confess that I don't see any point in you telling contributors here about your new site and then, on the site, saying that the contributors are by invitation only.

Either we apply or you invite people whose work you know and think is worthwhile. It can't be both at once. As it is it sounds like marketing spin - you just want to sound exclusive but you want content so you want contributors.

Then there's the pitch to buyers - you seriously expect people to give you money now to get a discount on buying stock next year when they can't even see a collection?


"By Creatives. For Creatives.
- The Stockiste Way -"

Really? Seems very precious - not in a good way.

And you're looking for collaborators to work for free (scroll down to the section titled Collaborate. Lead. Inspire):


The one thing I don't see anywhere on the site? Images. Perhaps you could put together something to show the sort of thing you're after - it'd save everyone time and heartache. There's a site called Photocase and they reject many things that would typically sell as stock but don't want to give any hints about what they're after. Makes for a frustrating contributor experience.

Bottom line for me is that it looks like you're not really ready to ask for contributors or buyers. What prices will you sell at? What does the license look like? Are you asking for image exclusivity or artist exclusivity - which is a big ask for an unknown agency. The only reason image exclusivity worked for Stocksy was because many people knew Bruce Livingstone's track record. What are your royalties? Any time commitment on images? What sort of funding do you have? Who are the people starting it? The LinkedIn blurb doesn't say beyond making it sound like it's just one person - it says Sole Proprietorship.


What was your goal in posting here? Were you looking for the free labor part of things?

« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 14:33 »
Why would any contributor put their name there?

Much less their creative work.

Button (way down on page bottom): "I'LL BUY THAT"... Yeah, really?

It maybe  is Creative for Creative-Financing!!

The whole thing is akin to those infamous "pre-orders" for a Bitcoin miner -- have seen that before... Can't you, at least, fire up a somewhat meaningful website, WITH images and WITH legal, ToC, and licensing details?!

So the only thing we really know so far is, they like "out of the box people". LOL. -- I prefer natural ones to cloned ones though :) That whole outfit might as well be a joke entirely.

No, I will most certainly not buy that.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2015, 14:49 by markmagedotcom »

« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2015, 02:43 »
Let me introduce you to Stockiste Creative Stock . www.stockiste.com

I get "This webpage is not available" when I try to get to www.stockiste.com via Chrome and IE. Is it only me or has the site been pulled back ?

« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2015, 03:11 »
Same here with Firefox. Apparently domain doesn't exists.

« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2015, 03:26 »
Same here with Firefox. Apparently domain doesn't exists.
Oh, no.... Shot dead in the lying-in-room? ;)

« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2015, 03:27 »
site still up for me

« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2015, 03:33 »
Maybe because of cookies? I never opened it before so there's no trace of that site on my computer.

I get this error as if address doesn't exists. Like: check your spelling. Looks like IP is dead.

« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2015, 03:47 »
I see three site images used as background from Gabriela Tulian and Alicia Llop, I suppose they are two photographers at stockiste. Their Flickr albums are beautiful, but I can't find nothing more to consider this new agency interesting....


  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2015, 03:49 »
Site is up for me, first time I opened it.

Your website is full of nonsense, which I've seen before on several other 'scroll to the bottom' websites. Useless statistics like "78 Chewed up pencils". Such obvious 'wanna-be quirky hipster' image building. It would be more useful if there would be images and royalty schedules.

85% discount in September, 75% discount in October, 65% discount in November, 55% discount in December.

So basically you're saying: don't buy credits now, just wait till December. How does that help you? Unrealistically big discounts, even for a pre-order. And you haven't even started yet.

We know, we're crazy!

Yes, you are. But not in a good way.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2015, 03:51 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2015, 13:30 »
Exactly why should anyone feel compelled to join? Perhaps Syl should come back to answer some questions, because this looks like a hit and run bot post.

Why would anyone buy credits in advance without seeing a portfolio?? What does one "production credit" get you? What does the contributor get?

Feels either shady or amateuristic.

Why do I see loader animations on the site? I have a 60Mbit connection. Not very promising so far.

« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2015, 14:43 »
Site is up for me, first time I opened it.

Your website is full of nonsense,

I can see it too. And yes, it's full of nonsense.

No self-respecting 'tog is going to put his/her valuable images up on a site like this. No way, Jos.

« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2015, 23:37 »

This is kind of like saying "I've got a great job offer for you, do you accept it?" while not disclosing any of the terms of the offer, the pay, the benefits, etc.

Not sure what you expect, Syl, we know literally nothing about the company.


« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2015, 04:16 »
Is this a fake Stocksy??

Look too similar.



« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2015, 16:19 »
Thank you for your comments. Weve made some quick changes based on them.

We will reveal our special photograph terms this Monday (Sept. 14). We will do things a little differently than most microstock sites. However, we will wait for the reveal details on our site.

If you wish to be one of our early-bird contributors, just enter your name, email and portfolio link. There is no upload to do at this point. Its quick and easy.

Were building up from scratch. If your work is creative, fresh and authentic, we look forward to have you join us. Were looking for exclusive work but were not looking to artists exclusivity. Our Call to Artists page was made simple for that purpose, our platform will be fully revealed in 2016.

Our Production Card Credits are the transaction tools of our credit structure. They are similar to a Gift Cards concept. This is our way to help management staff in production who are used to buying credits. Creative firms who purchase our pre-launch credits in 2015 will save on our regular prices. It is our way of thanking them by allowing them to save over the long term for their early trust in us.

We are located at the following address. Come see us.
7895, Notre-Dame E., Office 230. Montreal, Quebec. Canada H1L 3K7

Feel free to share your thoughts, comments and suggestions at: newbielink:mailto:info@stockiste.com [nonactive]
We sincerely hope you will be among the first 500 photographers!

Kindly, Syl
English is not my first language. Sorry for the translation delay.

« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 08:49 »
Here comes the Emperor in his new clothes.

Just remember fellow image creators that WE are just another profit centre for these people, they will take our images, sell them in anyway that they feel works for them, tell us our images are out of focus or they need more white backgrounds and when they don't perform they will refuse to let us remove our creations because buried in the contributors agreement will be a clause that says our creations we have no control over and even if we do take them off line, they will still have the rights to sell the for whatever period of time they decide.

Oh! and you can bet your boots that the percentage they will be paying us for the use of our creations won't be 50% of the sale price.

« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2015, 13:07 »
Nothing new on the site. Why don't you answer our questions here Syl? It is a discussion forum, not a platform to post news and then run away. If you want people to join, give some details. (don't say check the site)

Right now it seems you want to go for the exclusive high end vibe that should make us want to join you, but that's a thin line and right now it just feels untrustworthy to me.


« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2015, 14:17 »
Hi, to all

We are not to far, we working hard to get things going. Yes we do like the exclusive files. It's the best way for us to be unique and to make a difference at the end for you. Our Call to artists page was made very simple for those of you who wish to join us. We will reveal more when we get closer to our launch in 2016, we have to wait, please be patient. I really hope you understand us. You know guys, just give use a chance.


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