Authentic stock photography and footage with no filler

Stocksy United is an art-forward, royalty-free stock photo + video agency that makes discovering unique, beautifully authentic imagery effortless. Founded as a cooperative, everything we do is a bold celebration of art.


High Quality Collection

Because every artist, photo, and video at Stocksy is hand selected, our entire collection is both inspiring and relevant. High curation standards paired with a collection of exclusive assets means you don't have to search through endless pages to find the perfect photo or video.

Cooperative Value

We are an artist-owned cooperative which means we ensure that our empowered shareholder artists receive fair pay — 50%-75% of all licenses go directly into contributors’ pockets. The sense of community and ownership felt by our members drives a greater level of passion into their work, resulting in inspired imagery of the highest quality.

Content Policy

We believe creative expression and innovation are vital drivers of a forward-thinking culture. As a progressive stock media agency, we aim to support creative expression at every scale with a collection that promotes authentically diverse and aesthetically uncompromised work. Our content policy commits to prioritizing fresh interpretations of contemporary concepts and correcting for under-represented voices.


Stock with Benefits

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 means we can create custom galleries to assist you in surfacing the assets you need for your campaigns and projects.

PERSONALIZED BILLING

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

Meet the Team

The incredible team members at Stocksy United work together tirelessly to create the best possible experience for clients and artists alike. We are a passionate group, comprised of industry leaders in curation, design, business, customer service, and IT, who love our community—and what we do.

HQ

Contact Us

Phone

+1 (800) 997-1287

Direct

+1 (646) 863-4443


Address

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

Steph MacDonald

Steph MacDonald

Marketing Director

Steph (she/her) is a data-driven marketer with an agency upbringing. She's hooked on scaling purpose-driven businesses through creative customer acquisition.

Steph's marketing experience spans both B2B and D2C. She leads with a digital-first mindset, and holds the brand mission, sales alignment, and objectives tight to every execution. Professionally, she has a passion for purpose-driven organizations, following the latest digital trends, platform innovation, and technology to transform consumer experiences.

Outside of work, you can find Steph making friends with nature, working on her ceramic art practice or teaching new tricks to her dogs.

Ken Bryson

Ken Bryson

Senior Brand Marketing Manager

Ken is a veteran digital and brand marketer. With 20+ years experience in all aspects of digital marketing, online community building, and information management, he loves to bring structure and story-telling together to create compelling brand experiences.

As a photographer, Ken works mostly with black and white film and home darkroom techniques. He may or may not have too many vintage film cameras on his shelf. Ken lives with his family on a small scale organic farm in Grey County, Ontario.

Janele Halpenny

Janele Halpenny

Sales Director

Janele worked across the hall from the first Stocksy office and ever since, has been following the company and waiting for the perfect moment to get involved. After working in digital advertising for many years, she was looking for a position where she could feel excited about what she was selling. The stars aligned and she was thrilled to join the team and show the world (well, mostly corporate and enterprise clients) what an amazing collection Stocksy has to offer.

Janele’s favorite way to spend a weekend is cooking up an amazing brunch (homemade hollandaise, always) followed by a long bike ride to check out a local brewery/cidery/winery. She loves her French Bulldog, hates olives, and thinks traveling is the very best.

Jen Grantham

Jen Grantham

Artist Relations Director

Jen is a lifestyle photographer with a background in film and TV production. She joined Stocksy as a Co-op member in 2013 and started her role on the Artist Relations team in 2015. She likes video and board games, bad horror movies, and bubble tea. She lives in Toronto with her husband, baby, and crazy wheaten terrier.

James Teague

James Teague

VP Technology

James began working at Stocksy in 2015. Born in England and completing his Computer Science degree at Staffordshire University, he now lives on Vancouver Island with his wife Susan.

Hudson Guilbeault

Hudson Guilbeault

Junior Developer

Born into a tech family, Hudson was plugged-in early on in life. Always curious about the world and asking why things are which lead to some strange Google searches.

Some things he enjoys doing are listening to music, hanging with his cat, and taking care of his many plants. He graduated with a Computer Science diploma and quickly after started at Stocksy.

Helen Rushbrook

Helen Rushbrook

Counsel

Helen trained and practised for 10 years as a lawyer with a large London-based international firm before taking time out to raise 3 kids, countless guinea pigs and a large garden. Helen has been a contributor at Stocksy since 2014 and joined the legal team in early 2018 - delighted to combine her love of photography with her legal background.

Helen divides her time between homes in Hertfordshire and the Welsh coast, and is rarely happier than when she’s either poking around in rock pools with her kids, or with a glass of champagne in her hand.

Boris Jovanovic

Boris Jovanovic

Intermediate Editor

Boris graduated from graphic design and has been creating illustrations and photography ever since - sometimes even snapping a photo just to capture a particular light. He joined Stocksy in 2014 as a contributor and his perspective on stock photography has never been the same. After years of freelancing, Boris now joins Stocksy’s Artist Relations team.

You’ll likely find Boris snowboarding and cycling around Belgrade or on the mountainside around Serbia. He also loves scuba diving and long downhill bike rides.

Andrea Fernandez

Andrea Fernandez

Creative Research Associate

Andrea is an editorial photographer who joined the Creative Research team at Stocksy in 2019. After growing up in Argentina and studying in England, Andrea moved to Vancouver in 2013 to continue exploring the world.

When she’s not diving deep into the Stocksy collection, Andrea can be found plotting how to get her own darkroom in an old farmhouse in the country somewhere. She’s also constantly thrifting with her sidekick dachshund Mylo, as well as creating travel guides for all her dream destinations.

Cara Dolan

Cara Dolan

Creative Research Lead

Cara is a commercial and editorial photographer who was with Stocksy first as a contributing artist in 2013, then joined the team to lead Creative Research in 2014. Her perfect day includes poutine, sea glass, dog walks and beach hair. Cara lives on the coast of Maine with her husband, 3 kids, 2 cats and 2 English setters.

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Senior Developer

Matt Watson is a graduate of UVic’s Software Engineering program, and joined the Stocksy team pre-launch in January of 2013. In his off hours he enjoys politics, hiking, biking, caving and adventuring across Vancouver Island.

Leandro Crespi

Leandro Crespi

Editor

Leandro is a Barcelona based photographer and art director from Buenos Aires, working with images since the early 2000s, lived and worked in influential cities like Sydney and Barcelona. Since 2014 is part of the content editor team in Stocksy United, working closely with some of the most talented artists in the stock industry. He likes 80s movie classics, and dulce de leche.

Michelle Sadler

Michelle Sadler

Director of Co-op Operations

Michelle is responsible for all things Co-op here at Stocksy.

A key member of our operations team, Michelle can be found behind the scenes whipping up Trello boards, running complex projects, and leading our governance events.

When it comes to organization, few can rival Michelle’s abilities. Bringing over a decade of organizational and project management experience to Stocksy, Michelle gets an unusual amount of joy out of building schedules, running meetings, and crossing things off her to-do list.

When she isn’t working, she’s likely at the playground trying to stop her toddler from injuring himself.

Marko Milovanovic

Marko Milovanovic

Intermediate Editor

Marko graduated from the Cinematography Department at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Since then, he has been working as a cinematographer/colorist on various projects like films, tv series, commercials, and documentaries.

After being a Stocksy contributor since 2013, he joined the Stocksy team to help with video stuff as Artist Relations Associate. Marko is always looking forward to going to the mountains, trying not to shoot on the phone and loving film.

Gabriel (Gabi) Bucataru

Gabriel (Gabi) Bucataru

Community Education Specialist

Romanian native, Chicago inhabitant, Stocksy flag bearer, family man, getting excited at the slightest whiff of film smell, shooting everything in sight and lately, your humble video colour grader. One day when he grows up, Gabs would like to be a photographer. Maybe a movie director.

Ryan Yip

Ryan Yip

Social Media Coordinator

Ryan has always been fascinated with storytelling and learning about other people’s stories. He believes this is the only unfiltered lens into someone’s life that leads to genuine connections. So eventually, he decided to take his natural love for narratives and storytelling and started working in marketing.

Outside of work, Ryan loves to talk about anything in fashion, specifically fashion history. You might have come across one of his TikToks!

Mark Pollard

Mark Pollard

Metadata Specialist

Mark has a background as an event and editorial photographer. Building on a lifetime of environmental advocacy, his focus over the last decade has shifted towards documenting resilient wildlife and wildlands across the globe. His previous career was as a university researcher and instructor. Mark joined Stocksy's vibrant community of artists in 2015 as a contributor, and he is now part of the Artist Relations team, specializing in metadata.

He can most often be found on the California Central Coast, hiking with his husky- shepherd dog Ryder, monitoring local breweries for quality control, and geeking out over obscure sci-fi and horror films.

Aaron Bergunder

Aaron Bergunder

Intermediate UX Designer

Aaron joined Stocksy as a designer in 2020 right in the middle of the pandemic, really capitalizing on the chaos of the moment. Raised beneath the expansive grey blanket skies of the Pacific Northwest, he loves to add color and contrast to the world through his work.

Beyond his concerns with typography and layouts, he often ponders the value of a good chair and which MuchMusic VJ had the greatest impact on Canadian culture. He firmly believes disco is always the right mood.

Sean Clarke

Sean Clarke

Senior DevOps

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.

Julia Forsman

Julia Forsman

Editor Lead

Julia is a UK photographer who has been obsessing about photography since her early teens. She’s witnessed many life-changing moments while hiding behind a camera, which makes her very happy. She is the youngest of 11 and mother to 4 and loves silence - whenever she can get it. Julia became a Stocksy contributor during the decade she lived in Istanbul, and is delighted to have joined the Artist Relations team.

Genevieve Ross

Genevieve Ross

Creative Director

After years of trying to make sense of her MFA, art book publishing background with the Museum of Modern Art, and freelance career in writing, photography production, and publication research, Genevieve finally found Stocksy. She joined the Creative Research team in March 2018 as Senior Creative Researcher and has been creative researching ever since.

She also writes art criticism and exhibition reviews for publications such as Artforum and Aperture, is an awardee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and is a presenting member of the Society of Photographic Education. She still paints, sometimes.

Karim Perales

Karim Perales

Senior Editor

Karim (KK) is a London based photographer, he joined Stocksy as a founding photographer in 2013, and joined the editing team in 2014. Karim has worked in stock photography for many years, and has previously taught Media studies and Music Technology at CTK London, before deciding to work in the photography industry full time. His interests are shooting analogue photography, polaroids, playing music and motorbikes.

Glen Bromley

Glen Bromley

Finance Director

Glen joined Stocksy after more than 15 years in increasingly senior finance roles in technology and enterprise software sales and service companies. He has led finance and accounting teams in global businesses from $5M to $100M revenue in both public and private ownership structures. Outside of work, Glen is mostly likely to be found in his garden with his hands in the dirt, or searching old cookbooks or the web for ideas for the next dinner party.

Masagi Sinnott

Masagi Sinnott

Senior Marketing Specialist

Born and raised in Tokyo Japan, Masagi fell in love with the beauty and nature of British Columbia. As a bilingual marketing specialist, Masagi has ran countless marketing projects for tech companies both in Japan and Canada. When she is not working, she is busy discovering new parks and trails to picnic in. She also plays badminton and golf occasionally but not at the same time.

Amanda Lawrence

Amanda Lawrence

Senior Client Services Representative

Originally from Victoria, Amanda has always had itchy feet and spent some years living in Japan and England. Now back in Victoria with over 15 years of management and Client Relations experience she is putting down roots at Stocksy as one of the Client Relations specialists. When not at work she is running after her son, gardening, collecting way too many things and always listening to music.

Shaun Schwartz

Shaun Schwartz

Junior Developer

Like many kids, Shaun was born curious and eager to learn. Taking apart all the things much to his parents’ chagrin.

His curiosity has not diminished, and he continues to explore new learning opportunities, both as a software developer and in his personal life. Engaging in projects that challenge him to work outside his knowledge and skill set, is exciting and rewarding.

He was born in South Africa and has a deep love of nature and animals. These days, home is on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. He enjoys the small-town life and natural environment.

Jade Lacosse

Jade Lacosse

Senior Developer

Jade Lacosse is a hopeless nerd, a long time Linux enthusiast and programmer. After studying Computer Engineering at Uvic and working in web development, embedded systems, and ecommerce, Jade joined the Stocksy dev team in late 2015. Born, raised, and currently living in the Yukon, Jade is of mixed settler/Anishinaabe roots. In her off time, she enjoys the rich arts, culture, and natural majesty of the North.

Jelena Tomic

Jelena Tomic

Junior Editor

Jelena is a commercial and editorial photographer with a background in graphic design. Savvy and vibrant visuals are what challenge her the most. Her recipe: squeeze the colors juice into a boiling idea and leave it overnight. Tomorrow, add a powerful message and a pinch of humor. Serve it cold.

She joined Stocksy as a Co-op member in 2013 and started her role on the Editor team in 2021. Having spent a lot of time traveling and wandering around the world while working as a cruise ship photographer, she is now based in Belgrade with her husband and two sons.

Iryna Marchuk

Iryna Marchuk

Intermediate Growth Manager

Iryna graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany with a Masters of Economics, and enjoys applying market theory and data analysis as well as connecting with clients.

Originally from Ukraine, Iryna grew up in Germany and now calls Whistler in Canada her home, where she lives with her partner and twin boys. She enjoys the mountain lifestyle including skiing, biking, paddle boarding the lakes and from time to time leaving the Whistler bubble to experience other exciting counties and cultures and to balance time in the mountains with time at the beach.

Ivar Teunissen

Ivar Teunissen

Community Lead

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 Community Manager. 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.

Jessica Gledhill

Jessica Gledhill

Intermediate Account Manager

Before Stocksy, Jessica has worn many hats working in industries such as publishing, health, pet, floral, and more. No matter what role she is in, as long as she is spending her time making someone’s life a little bit better, she is happy!

When she’s not working, Jessica is always on the hunt for a new creative outlet. Some of her favorites include digital illustration & animation, needle felting, and embroidery.

Micky Wiswedel

Micky Wiswedel

Intermediate Editor & Jr Creative Research Associate

Micky is a Cape Town-based lifestyle, documentary, and sport photographer. He has been a contributor at Stocksy since the beginning and has worked as a professional photographer in over 50 countries.

When not pushing buttons on the camera, Micky can be found exploring and climbing mountains with his partner Vikki or trying to communicate with his stubborn dog Ben.

Pavel Gramatikov

Pavel Gramatikov

Intermediate Editor

Pavel is a Bulgaria native and has enjoyed photography since a young age. An avid Tolkien and Pratchett fan, he has a Steam account full of games and is a chronic binge-watcher of TV shows. Pavel loves Italy and would love to do a country-wide vacation some day.

Margaret Vincent

Margaret Vincent

Interim CEO & VP 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.

Kayleigh Rees

Kayleigh Rees

Digital Marketing Manager

Kayleigh is from the creative city of Bristol, UK. She joined Stocksy in the summer of 2022 following a move to Victoria with her husband and Border Collie. Over the last decade, she’s been busy with digital marketing campaigns for well-known brands across Canada and the UK.

Kayleigh loves to travel, and all of the planning that goes into it. On the weekend she’s either climbing, paddle boarding, playing board games or watching soccer.

Matthias Klenk

Matthias Klenk

User Researcher

Matthias grew up in the middle of a changing world in Leipzig, Germany. After studying Political Science and InterAmerican Studies, he found himself graduating as a PhD at the University of Guadalajara/ Mexico on film reception and behavioural changes through the introduction of new technologies.

In Canada he worked in business development and marketing in the non-profit sector, and found his way into UX Research and Design.

He joined Stocksy in 2021 as the User Researcher where he advocates for the user and creates insights. He loves everything martial arts, film, skateboarding and books. 

Geoffrey Pelacio

Geoffrey Pelacio

Junior Accounts Receivable Specialist

Geoffrey has worked in different areas of finance as part of operations, as well as on a project management team. He has diverse experience in pharmaceuticals, logistics and shared service companies that have served different B2B clients around the globe.

Geoffrey focuses on customer experience and continuous improvement. He loves playing basketball, watching documentaries or true-story movies, museum-hopping, and taking pictures of anything/anyone.

Casey Tite

Casey Tite

Junior Developer

Once a Carpenter, Casey decided he would turn his passion for coding into his full-time gig. Instead of building homes, he now creates and develops software.

When not working Casey can be found on Vancouver Island, surfing, riding his motorcycle, hiking and spending time with his family.

Ian Culbertson

Ian Culbertson

Director of People & Talent

Ian joined Stocksy after a decade in the nonprofit sector where he learned that he liked people, processes, and pie charts. Outside of the office you may find Ian trying to turn rooms into jungles, finding new instruments to toil over, or hanging out with friends in imaginary dungeons. These hobbies tend to distract him from his perpetually itchy feet that have led him delightfully astray on many memorable Earth-wanderings.

No matter how hectic or challenging life can get, he is a firm believer that it’s all part of the adventure.

Felix Chacon

Felix Chacon

Junior Editor

Felix is a Buenos Aires based filmmaker and photographer from Venezuela. He loves to make fashion films and listen to heavy music. His passion started with music and then photography, but when he discovered the filmmaking world, he fell in love. He used to be obsessed with the electric guitar, playing since 2005, but now he is a moderated guitar player in recovery.

Keith Gallant

Keith Gallant

Finance Operations Lead

In all the years of touring as a drummer, Keith has managed to avoid bizarre gardening accidents and spontaneous human combustion to make his return to the world of finance. With a great deal of experience in business banking as well as client and sales management, Keith has developed an understanding of the big picture in regard to finance. When not shaking down people for lunch money he spends his time touring, mixing bands, and hanging with his wonderful wife and kids. And yes he can count past four.

Sonia Brar

Sonia Brar

Interim Sales Director

Since joining Stocksy in 2021, Sonia has been expanding her understanding of the creative world and loves working in an artist-centered space full of passionate and innovative thinkers!

With a diverse professional history, she is compassionate to the array of needs that exists for her clients. She values providing high quality service to our wonderful customers while being open to curiously learning about new experiences along the way.

Outside of work, she can be found in a random thrift store searching for the perfect funky shirt, getting outdoors, and singing along to any song...even if she doesn’t know the words!

Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross

Senior 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, taekwondo, dungeon mastering and having fun with his family.

Jen Truong

Jen Truong

Intermediate Client Relations Representative

Seeking a better work/life balance after working in healthcare for 7 years and through the pandemic, Jen was grateful to change careers and joined Stocksy in 2022. Now onto a new chapter in tech, she can augment her skills and experience to adapt, learn and grow while feeling fulfilled to be a part of a co-op that values culture, ethics, creativity, and quality.

Located in Nanaimo to truly take advantage of the central location on Vancouver Island to do what she loves most: hike around and swim in the ocean. A few other mentionable favourite things are her dog, plants, reading, sleeping, beer, food, movies and traveling. Always ready to party hard + always keeping it real and dishing out the good vibes.

Amy Covington

Amy Covington

Intermediate Editor

Amy is a California girl who became obsessed with photography in the 1980s. She joined Stocksy as a contributor in 2014 and in 2018 she joined the Artist Relations team. Before deciding to work in the photography industry full time, Amy worked in the fields of education and customer service team management.

Outside of Stocksy, she enjoys creating pottery and camping with her awesome husband and children. And yes, if Amy had a dollar for every time someone told her she looks like Annie Lennox... let’s just say she’d be a very wealthy woman!