Stock Photography Then and Now: The Rise of a New Aesthetic
Depositphotos turns 10 this year. In a library of 125 million files, we found hidden gems that reveal just how much stock photography has changed in the past decade. Seven influencing factors changed the way photographers shoot, post process, and approach microstocks in general. Clients and the supply and demand of the market have also left their mark on the fast growing business. The images we saw in 2009 are dramatically different from today, as are the aesthetics that are going to be prevalent in 2020. This is the story of microstocks and the shifting landscape of an industry that united art and business.