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CREATIVITY PAYS OFF AT WESTEND61

As one of our stock photographers you get maximum support for your creative work and a unique distribution concept: We sell your pictures directly in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland - and distribute them to over 100 picture agencies all over the world with just one single upload. Whether at the world leaders or a specialized agency - your work is placed with the most attractive providers. What’s in for you? Lucrative and continuous sales. With us, you will reach one of the highest turnover per picture in the industry.

WESTEND61 IS YOUR PERFECT PARTNER

PROFESSIONAL

Since 2013 everything revolves around pictures for us: currently about 600 photographers supply us. Every image has to pass our strict quality control, goes into keywording and is made available for distribution. We care for all these things so you can do what you can do best: take pictures.

HUMAN

We take our responsibilities for our staff and suppliers serious. Since our foundation, we are an owner-managed business and don’t have to act on investors wishes. We want those who work for us to feel good. Therefore, photographers get one the best shares in the business: 40 – 60 percent.

ESTABLISHED

In the DACH-Area we directly supply our clients and count for one of the best platforms for people and lifestyle images. Also, the feedback from our worldwide partners makes us proud: with perfectly organized processes we are the picture supplier number 1 in the industry. 

DEMANDING

We love good photography - and we want to bring together the best stock photos with the best clients. To make this work, our art directors are with you on every step of the process from planning to the actual shootings. The result: contemporary pictures that our clients have been waiting for.

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WHAT WE DO DIFFERENT

  • We only work with the best of the best. At the same time, we are always looking for new talents to support on their path
  • Each of our lifestyle photographers works with their own art director, gets access to sales analytics as well as individual briefings and if needed support at set
  • Communication is our key: via social media, we are in constant contact with our photographers and always have a minute to spare when questions about the everyday process come up
  • We take over keywording: experienced projects managers take care that each picture can be found and fulfills all demands for excellent asset management
  • Our creative research keeps our photographers updated on current developments, concepts and trends. They also deliver versatile inspiration for upcoming productions
  • Tight workflow, high tempo: in shortest time your pictures will be distributed to our partner agencies and quickly produce sales

WHY DO PHOTOGRAPHERS LIKE TO WORK WITH US?

This question is answered best by someone who is working closely together with us for quite some time - like Mareen Fischinger, a Cologne-based photographer.

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IN BEST COMPANY

Every strong community comes from a good exchange. Not only we are always available for help, but also your colleagues will support you. Click through our profiles to see who is on the team already.

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WHAT IS CURRENTLY DEMANDED

We keep you updated on current trends we notice from our client's businesses. At the moment a target group focused communication is in demand.
Learn more in this blog article.

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WE LET OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

In our blog and our social media outlets, we feature single photographers in the form of production presentations or personal interviews on a regular basis.

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WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

To make a long story short: great pictures in current and creative imagery! Besides, we only take on material that has not been distributed to any other agency but exclusively to us. Our content focuses on the following topics:

  • People and Lifestyle images
  • Business / Work environment
  • Industry / Digitalization
  • Family / Young couples / Seniors
  • Children / Teenager
  • Sports / Fitness
  • Freetime
  • Beauty / Wellness
  • Food
  • Nature / Travel / Wildlife
You find yourself and your work in this list? We only expect one more thing from you now: Apply via email today and send your portfolio to content@westend61.de.

Do you want to get a first impression of pictures that have recently made it into our portfolio? In these lightboxes, you will find the pictures that represent our content.

WHAT YOU GET FROM US

One more summary: full support in worldwide distribution and sales plus the best supervision in the stock-industry! In detail:

  • With every submission, you get to decide whether you want us to get your pictures exclusively or if we should spread them to our international distribution partners.
  • For every sold image you get between 40 and 60 percent of the profits.
  • Are you an experienced lifestyle photographer? We have a valuable add-on: We sell not only your stock photos but also mediate commissions from our clients. Since the efforts are rather low we claim a 15% fee - you make 85% of the profits.
  • Online upload with an individual account: here you can submit your latest productions and follow each picture through the process of editing, quality control, sales, and online-billing. With our daily reporting, you always have an eye on the performance of your pictures.
  • Monthly automated settlement
  • Legal support: We supply submittals for model releases as well as further legal factors you have to consider with your work.
  • Our creative research offers annual INSPIRE magazines that only photographers under contract receive. They cover current trends and provide hints on favorite motives, current props or image concepts.

YOUR CONTACT

MAREIKE ZANDER
ART DIRECTOR & PHOTO EDITOR

Mareike is in close contact with our photographers, organizes shootings and reviews submissions.

Phone +49(0)89 4524426-17

ANGELA GRÖTSCH
ART DIRECTOR & PHOTO EDITOR

Angela is always looking for new talents. She edits material from latest productions and is your contact regarding contractual matters.

Phone +49(0)89 4524426-15