Shutterstock Hires Editorial Shooters

Posted on 9/11/2015 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Shutterstock, Inc. has hired photographers Chelsea Lauren, Rob LaTour, Stephen Lovekin, and Andrew H. Walker to bring the best event photography and celebrity portraiture to the company.

“We are thrilled Chelsea, Rob, Stephen and Andrew chose to bring their talents to Shutterstock at the forefront of our new, remarkable editorial service. Each has an original, visually interesting aesthetic which is strengthened by their ability to create trusting relationships with their subjects. We are excited about what we can accomplish together,” said Ben Pfeifer, VP, New Business at Shutterstock.

Knowledgeable sources on the editorial side of the business believe this move was a requirement of the Penske deal signed in June. They expect the move to have an inconsequential effect on editorial revenue, although it will certainly increase costs somewhat. They believe it unlikely that Shutterstock will hire more staff photographers, or guarantee more photographers a certain number of paid assignment days annually. They fully expect Shutterstock to continue to rely almost entirely on photographers who will cover events on speculation and supply images to Shutterstock at no cost other than a royalty share of the fee, if the image happens to be used.

About Chelsea, Rob, Stephen and Andrew:

  • Based in Los Angeles, Chelsea Lauren loves to shoot many different subjects and styles, including celebrity portraiture, fashion, editorial and performance art.  Her work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, GQ, Maxim, CNN, Extra, E!, TIME Magazine, Seventeen, Billboard, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine.

  • Stephen Lovekin has been an event and portrait photographer in New York City for more than 20 years.  He has shot some of the world's biggest events and celebrities, and his work has appeared in leading publications - including Vogue, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, InStyle, TIME Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and Us Weekly.

  • After working for three years as a freelancer with the company’s Los Angeles office, Rob LaTour has joined our photojournalism team.  He is known for producing exceptional portraits and fashion photography.  Most recently, Rob was the U.S. photographer for British Vogue.

  • Based in New York City, Andrew H. Walker has captured large scale, global events such as the Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, Dubai International and Doha film festivals, the Super Bowl, and fashion weeks, as well as daily events such as concerts, premieres, product launches, and studio and location portraits.
Shutterstock offers media companies and advertisers images and videos that capture the world around us, including a live feed of tightly edited celebrity, entertainment, sports and news images and videos, along with access to a multi-decade archive of iconic images. 

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