Stock photography + cinematography, made with love


Raising the bar—and the industry’s expectations—of stock photography and cinematography.

Stocksy is home to a highly curated collection of royalty-free stock photography and video footage that is beautiful, distinctive, and highly usable.

We’re also a cooperative! (Think more artist respect and support, less patchouli.) We believe in creative integrity, fair profit sharing, and co-ownership, with every voice being heard.

Quality of Product

Quality of Product

Because every artist, photo, and video on Stocksy is hand selected, our entire 100% exclusive collection is both stunning and relevant. We have exceptionally high curatorial standards, which means you don’t have to search through endless pages to find that perfect photo or video . We do all of that for you.

Our Co-op Approach

Our co-op approach

We are an artist-owned cooperative founded on the principles of equality, respect, and fair distribution of profits. Our contributing artists receive 50% of a Standard License Purchase and 75% of an Extended License Purchase – and every single co-op member receives a share of the company.

VIP Services

Creative Services

Free Comp Access + Creative Research

We offer free high-resolution comp image and video access to all corporate clients, because we believe you should rock your client presentations—watermark free. Our Creative Research team’s deep understanding of our collection is also available to you, to hunt for the perfect resources for your project.

Personalized billing options

Personalized Billing Options

Billing should be convenient and flexible, which is why we offer a breadth of payment options: Major Credit Cards, PayPal, Positive Balance Accounts, Net-30 Credit Accounts, and Purchase Orders are all supported.

HQ

Contact Us

Phone

+1 (800) 997-1287

Direct

+1 (646) 863-4443


Address

#320 - 560 Johnson Street
Victoria BC, Canada
V8W 3C6

Brianna Wettlaufer

Brianna Wettlaufer

CEO/Co-Founder

Brianna has worked as an executive in the stock industry for over 10 years. She has mentored start-ups in Canada, Korea, Japan, and the US, all focused on using community and curation to lead companies forward in photography, art, and music. In 2012 she co-founded Stocksy, an artist- owned co-op, focused on the support and empowerment of sustainable artist careers through democratic business.

Nuno Silva

Nuno Silva

VP of Product

Nuno Silva is a successful commercial photographer and founding member of the Stocksy United co-operative in February of 2013, where he started as the Director of Content and is now the VP of Product. Building upon an experienced career, with over a decade of industry knowledge, at companies like iStock and 500px, Nuno is also an active member of the Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) and currently sits on the board of this international trade organization

Nuno currently resides in Toronto, Canada with his supportive wife and son.

Marc Fournet

Marc Fournet

Business Development Manager

Marc is a marketing and business development specialist with over 10 years of experience in progressive senior leadership roles at various successful technology companies in Victoria, BC. Originally from Calgary, AB, Marc moved to BC to pursue his MBA in Services Management at the University of Victoria. In his free time, Marc likes to be outdoors jogging, skiing, and paddle boarding.

Margaret Vincent

Margaret Vincent

Legal

Margaret arrived at Stocksy following a winding career path with over 10 years of experience in customer service and retail sales. Following law school at the University of Michigan, she practiced in legal fields grounded in the protection of individuals, including high-conflict custody and consumer protection litigation. Margaret was first accepted as a photographer at Stocksy, but quickly fell in love with the co-op and joined Stocksy’s staff as a legal advisor in 2014 before transitioning to full-time counsel in 2015. Margaret strives to protect artists and their work while balancing the needs of Stocksy’s clients. She specializes in licensing, cooperative governance, and translating legal documents so they can be understood by non-lawyers. She is based in Chicago, licensed to practice in Illinois and Michigan, and sits on the DMLA Legal Committee.

Dan Ross

Daniel Ross

Senior Software Developer / Co-Founder

Daniel Ross is a veteran software developer with extensive experience in web development, design and digital photography. Prior to Stocksy United, Daniel provided his technical know-how and business acumen as lead developer for iStock and director of Getty Images' LIFE.com joint venture with Time Inc. Outside of his technical pursuits, Dan enjoys cycling, playing trombone, learning Chinese and having fun with his family.

Tyler Stalman

Tyler Stalman

Co-Founder / Head of Video

Tyler Stalman began his career as a UX designer at iStockphoto when it was just a promising little startup. He grew with the company, working on a ground up redesign of the site while licensing his own photography on it.

When iStock was eventually acquired by Getty Images he balanced his own photography interests with product design on several major Getty initiatives, including a relaunch of Life Magazine as Life.com and a book collaboration with Coachella music festival.

During this time Tyler had started to travel extensively while shooting video along with his photography. After leaving Getty, Tyler directed several short films and began YouTubing and podcasting about his experiences. While working on these personal projects he returned to his design roots briefly to launch SaatchiOnline, an online community for artists to sell their artwork with the branding clout of the Saatchi Gallery.

Dissatisfied with the state of stock photography he teamed up with long time collaborators Brianna Wettlaufer, Bruce Livingstone (founders of iStockphoto) and others to found Stocksy United. This dream team worked closely together to redefine what stock photography was and establish a disruptive force in the industry.

Around the same time, he started shooting with Ania Boniecka and eventually they built up a photo/video business together. They now spend much of their time traveling and working on collaborations with fashion and lifestyle brands. Tyler remains intimately involved in Stocksy United and is currently spearheading the launch of Stocksy's innovative video product.

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Software Developer

Matt Watson is a grad of UVic’s Software Engineering program, and joined the Stocksy team pre-launch in January of 2013. His focuses range from front-end javascript applications to systems administration. In his off hours he enjoys hiking, biking, caving and adventuring across Vancouver Island, and of course coding. Matt is fuelled by dank memes, filthy dubstep, and blasting rap while ripping down logging roads in his 4x4.

Sarah Reid

Sarah Reid

Creative Director

Sarah brings over a decade of diverse experience in the design industry to her role here at Stocksy. Having art directed and managed a breadth of magazines, publications and branding initiatives during her career, Sarah is acutely aware of both the needs and challenges faced by clients searching for rad imagery.

When not basking in the warm glow of her computer screens, you can find Sarah unwinding in the kitchen, daydreaming about home renovations, and listening to late night CBC radio, pink wine in hand.

Nicklaus Walter

Nicklaus Walter

Client Services Representative

Nick has been obsessed with photography since he was 16 years old. At the time, his main interest was capturing photos of his friends skateboarding in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. What started as a fun pastime eventually led him to move to Vancouver, BC and complete the Digital Photography program at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts in 2008.

Soon after, Nick began contributing to a couple of stock photography agencies, but was always left with the sense that the companies he shot for weren't very interested in the wellbeing of their photographers, nor did they compensate them fairly. When Stocksy first launched in early 2013, Nick saw the press release and instantly knew that working with Stocksy would be a dream job.

In February 2014, Nick was thrilled to join Stocksy as both the Client Services Representative and as a contributing photographer. To this day, he's still just as excited that he gets to be involved with an organization that puts photographers first.

Susan Porter

Susan Porter

Controller

Susan brings over 20 years of business experience to the finance department and has been with Stocksy since launch. She is our Controller, because Full- Time Multi- Tasking Ninja is not a real job title. Susan ensures Stocksy’s icky business bits are dealt with, that everyone gets paid, and that our clients pay us, all the while watching the bottom line.

When not at Stocksy, she enjoys hanging out at music festivals acting as camera sherpa for her concert photo shooting husband, and hanging out on the beach in warm and sunny locations. She resides in beautiful Victoria with her husband and two sons.

Ivar Teunissen

Ivar Teunissen

Team Lead / Senior Editor

After working in the stock photography industry for 10 years, Ivar was growing more and more frustrated as the industry started shifting away from fair treatment for photographers towards higher return on investments. Stocksy's ideals and vision connect well with Ivar's own, making it a perfect fit for him to take on the role as senior editor and team lead. Thanks to his diverse backgrounds in commercial photography, design and programming, as well as him traveling and teaching on five continents, Ivar feels naturally comfortable being in a position that involves contact with a diverse range of people.

Cara Sifka

Cara Slifka

Client Relations and Creative Research

Cara’s career in photography was seeded at the tender age of 4, when she trashed her brother’s bedroom (for art’s sake) while he was at school and then documented her handiwork on an entire roll of 110 film on his brand new Kodak. Fast forward 30-something years, and Cara is now a seasoned commercial and editorial photographer who joined Stocksy first as a contributor in 2013 and then as an HQ team member a year later. Obsessions include poutine, seaglass and relentlessly searching the Stocksy collection. She lives in beautiful South Portland, Maine with her amazing (and photogenic) ten year-old son and 3 furry felines.

Jen Grantham

Jen Grantham

Content Editor

Jen is a Toronto-based commercial photographer with 7 years' experience in the stock photo industry and a background in film and television production. She joined Stocksy as a founding photographer in February 2013, and went on to become a member of the Editor team in 2015. When not shooting or working in the queue, Jen can usually be found flying a drone or playing with puppies.

Leandro Crespi

Leandro Crespi

Content Editor

Leandro Crespi is a Photographer and Graphic Designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who has worked in the image industry since 2001 and been traveling since 2007. Leandro has lived in influential cities like Sydney and Barcelona, where he has built a strong portfolio working with local brands and agencies.

In 2011, co-founded the production company Natural Media Images, where he rolls as Art Director and lead Photographer. In this venture, he works with both local and international clients on commercial projects, and produces commercial work for Stocksy United. Leandro Joined the talented Stocksy Editor's Team in 2014, where he works closely with the artists and collaborates with the research team.

Karim Perales

Karim Perales

Content Editor

Karim has been taking photographs since he was a teenager, and has been working in the stock photography industry for the past 14 years. He now lives in London where he works as a photographer and editor for Stocksy. He loves shooting film and polaroids, enjoys restoring motorbikes, and playing music.

Cameron Whitman

Cameron Whitman

Content Manager

Cam is a veteran commercial and stock photographer with over a decade of industry experience. He currently serves as Content Manager for Stocksy United, where he leads a team of five editors and acts as artistic liaison for Stocksy's nearly 1,000 members. Cameron oversees the content acquisition process and works with each contributor to cultivate and curate their artistic development within the collection. Outside of Stocksy, he enjoys shooting commercial food photography and portraits, seeing live music, and collecting as many film cameras as his wife will allow. He resides in the DC metro area with his wife, son, and a fridge stuffed with film.

Matthew Davidson

Matthew Davidson

Developer

Matthew Christopher Davidson is a musician, aspiring boy wizard, and author of several works of cryptic JavaScript poetry. After mysteriously surviving the Faculty of Computer Science at UVic, he wandered bravely (and foolishly) into the startup world, where he discovered the true meaning of No Sleep Till Brooklyn. Stocksy is his third startup, and by far his favourite. Three’s the charm! MCD likes bands you’ve never heard of, ES6 (next-gen JavaScript), Web Components, The Pink Bicycle, rock climbing, large dogs, the Future, and writing user interaction (UX) stories that involve emotionally disturbed rabbits.

(hipster!)

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson

Product Documentation

At 14 Aaron could be found either painting walls or photographing people painting walls, and so began a lifetime love affair with Visual Communication. Early in his digital career he became increasingly aware that for many people a user's journey was not always as simple as getting from A to B. What if it was really A to D and parts B and C meant different things to different people? And what sort of opportunities could be explored if we considered E, F and beyond? Satisfying user goals and motivations are just a couple of things that keep Aaron's curiosity occupied.

Jordan Clarke

Jordan Clarke

Senior Graphic Designer

Jordan thinks about design and rap lyrics more than most people, and is equally inspired by both. Jordan joined Stocksy after a decade of varied experience in publishing, print, branding, web, and product design. He believes good design should stay out of a user's way while enhancing content and usability, and as Stocksy's senior designer Jordan focuses on showcasing our stunning collection of images to our community in the most beautiful and engaging way possible. And yes, all while listening to rap music.

When he isn't working, Jordan enjoys traveling and hanging out with his girlfriend and dog, only one of which is imaginary.

James Teague

James Teague

Developer

James Teague began working at Stocksy in 2015. Hailing from England and completing his Bachelors degree in computer science at Staffordshire Univeristy, he now lives on Vancouver Island with his wife Susan. James enjoys writing elegant code and writing about himself in the third-person.

Tyler Nixon

Tyler Nixon

Product Designer

Tyler is a product designer and front-end developer with 16 years experience designing and developing leading edge products. He thinks deeply about design, and believes the best design is rooted in simplicity, consistency and elegance. He employs an eclectic mix of creative and technical skills ranging from: User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Visual Design to product implementation approaches. Over the past decade Tyler has helped ship over 10 products.

When he is not working, you can find him spending time with his wife Julie, son Oliver and their two adorable dogs Winifred and Charlie.

Madeleine Janzen

Madeleine Janzen

Coordinator + HR

Raised 50% by a developer and 50% by an artist, Madeleine grew from a young age learning how to wear many differents hats. She has a passion for strategy and brings to Stocksy a diverse skillset including over 7 years of customer service and an extensive background in Geography, Earth and Ocean Science, and Calculus.

Introduced to Stocksy as our Girl Friday / Coordinator, she focused on spreading the love internally and externally whilst upholding a work environment that facilitated a collaborative space for creatives to experiment, brainstorm, and recharge.

Now also our Human Resource manager, she works closely with her mentors to cultivate a dynamic team as Stocksy continues to grow, ensuring the sanity of our team, and continuing to spread the Stocksy Spirit.

Kynan Tait

Kynan Tait

Video Content Director

Kynan is quiet, but don’t let that deter you from finding out that in his head is a constant stream of moving and still imagery. In a time where everyone can make and consume pictures at a rate never seen before, style still reigns king, and when you pair that with an eye for good subject matter you get gold. This is what sets Kynan apart. He has his feet firmly planted in the current of photography, but he knows that these two elements are what comes first. They always have and they always will.

Eddie Pearson

Eddie Pearson

Content Editor

Eddie has been in the arts since he was a child. At the tender age of 11, he saved up enough money from mowing lawns to purchase his own drum set. Years later he moved to NYC continuing his career path as a musician. During this time, he found that the music life wasn't for him and his then girlfriend (now wife) convinced him to pick up a camera. He's been shooting non-stop ever since, producing commercial work for clients such as Red Bull, Google, Samsung, GQ and many others. In 2014 Eddie joined Stocksy as a contributor and is now happily a part of the editing team. When he's not in the queue or on a gig, you can find him at home with his wife and 2 children, or playing League of Legends.

Rob Sylvan

Rob Sylvan

Community Manager

Rob Sylvan is a writer, educator, photographer and aspiring beekeeper. He is the author of countless books related to photography, Lightroom and Photoshop, and contributes to a breadth of publications both on-and-offline. Rob was a founding photographer here at Stocksy and has been instrumental in growing and strengthening our cooperative's community.

Sean Clarke

Sean Clarke

Dev Ops

Sean was truly born at the age of 11 when he purchased his first computer, a speedy 8088 with a turbo button. He is a graduate of the BCIT Avionics program, with a sprinkle of Telecom on top.

His current focuses are DevOps and Systems Administration of the Stocksy Platform. When not at Stocksy HQ, he can be found on his BMX, road, or dirt bike. Sean is also fueled by wave action, the sound of surf, and controlled turbulence. Born and raised in Vancouver, his heart and soul will never leave Vancouver Island.

Sean Clarke

Jade Lacosse

Developer

Having spent over half his life building fat LAMP stacks, Jade Lacosse is a digital native. When he isn't hacking away at a UNIX terminal, he can often be found blasting tunes on his rickety bicycle, paddling his canoe, or begrudgingly helping friends move with his old Toyota Hilux.