Authentic, true-to-life or real – the names change and vary but demand for genuine Lifestyle images remains high. Some time ago, tattoos, beards or fashionable clothes were a no-go but nowadays everything goes that makes images believable. Image buyers search for content with which their customers can identify. Demand for old-fashioned stock images with unreal smiles and thumbs-up shrinks more and more.
Many of our photographers know this and shoot, often in collaboration with our Art Directors, those authentic stock images for some years now and they keep developing those skills constantly. The outcome is often amazing: Unconventional images, true-to-life and full of real emotions. We want to give those young, talented and wild photographers a platform for their works so here it is: YOUniverse – international People Photography with a personal, intimate touch, showing the lifestyle that real people actually live.
Here you find images that are very much like YOU: Unadapted and original, brave, unique, lively and free. The Westend61 portfolio holds thousands of those works so our Creative Director Martine Praessl curated around 500 of those for the launch of the YOUniverse Collection.
Got curious? Our two-minute video gives you a first glance at YOUniverse. Be prepared for a lot of visual highlights!