Stock Imagery

Posted on 5/20/1998 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

143

CHANGES AT STOCK IMAGERY


MAY 20, 1998

Garry Adams, president of Stock Imagery, has called in an outside consultant to review their

"Imagegate" technology for distributing images on the web. This consultant will be asked to

totally re-evaluate where they should go from here in terms of internet distribution.

Chief operating officer, Phil Lawson; creative director, Pamela Lawson; comptroller, Chuck Reilly

and Tony Craighead, who handled some of the scanning have all been terminated.

According to Adams, "four or five outside companies have been involved in designing the "Imagegate"

software and they are way behind on their contracts. Costs have gotten out of hand."

In addition to "Imagegate" Stock Imagery had been developing a spinoff called "Weddinggate." This

is also behind schedule and since Weddinggate is not related to Stock Imagery's primary business,

Adams says they will no longer pursue that line of business.

Stock Imagery has more than 40 agencies handling their catalog around the world and they have

recently established a satellite office in New York. All other U.S. sales are handled out of their

Denver headquarters.


Feedback:

Phil Lawson

Members of my former staff and I have been encouraged by the support

that we have received from the stock photo industry since our totally

unexpected dismissal from Stock Imagery.

We ourselves were shocked when

just before we were to complete a management buyout of Stock Imagery,

just weeks before the new catalog the staff had worked their hearts out

on for months was to go to press and as agencies and photographers were

embracing the ImageGate product, 15 members of the Stock Imagery team

were dismissed without notice.

The following is contact information for any agencies, photographers or individuals

that may need to contact any of us. Phone 303-355-7809, email

philos@rmi.net


Copyright © 1998 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-251-0720, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  

Comments

Be the first to comment below.

Post Comment

You must log in to post comments.

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive our FREE weekly email listing new stories posted.

Follow Us

Free Stuff

Recent Stories – Summer 2016
If you’ve been shooting all summer and haven’t had time to keep up with your reading here are links to a few stories you might want to check out as we move into the fall. To begin, be sure to complet...
Read More
Corbis Acquisition by VCG/Getty Images
This story provides links to several stories that relate to the Visual China Group (VCG) acquisition of Corbis and the role Getty Images has been assigned in the transfer of Corbis assets to the Gett...
Read More
Finding The Right Image
Many think search will be solved with better Metadata. While metadata is important, there are limits to how far it can take the customer toward finding the right piece of content. This story provides...
Read More
Where Is The Stock Photo Industry Headed?
For new readers, or those who may have missed some of what I have written over the last few months, the following are a list of stories worth looking at to get a sense of where the industry is headed.
Read More
Photography As A Career
It’s that time of year when high school seniors are waiting for college acceptance letters and thinking about future careers. If you know someone who is thinking about photography as a career you mig...
Read More
2014 Stories You May Have Missed
For many the end of the year is a time to review past experiences and consider whether it makes sense to chart a new course in the year ahead. Stock photography has changed dramatically for professio...
Read More
More Stories In 2014 You May Have Missed
Every so often I put together a list of the most important stories we’ve published in the recent past. If you are engaged in the business of stock photography the links below are to stories that we’v...
Read More
Getty: A Three Month Review
In all the excitement about 35 million FREE images it is worth looking back at some of things that have been happening at Getty Images in the last three months. After watching revenue decline for the...
Read More
State Of Stock Photo Industry: 2013
If you’re looking for an overview of the state of the stock photo industry as of October 2013 the stories listed below are a good place to start. Regular readers of Selling-Stock will have seen all t...
Read More
Education Market Shifts To Digital
If supplying pictures for educational use is a significant part of your business plan you need to be aware of how the market is trending toward digital delivery and how that is likely to affect the p...
Read More

More from Free Stuff