Digital Art and the Evolution of Stock Photography


Art speaks louder than words. It employs known visual objects and transforms them into surprising new forms. When it comes to digital art, can stock photography be of use? Can it keep up with the rapid pace of digital art transformation?

We’ve asked digital artists who participated in Digital Decade 2016 one simple question:

How should stock photography evolve in order to serve digital art in the future?

 

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Who beats whom when it comes to buying stock photos—Depositphotos insights


While developing new search by image instruments for Depositphotos website, we took pairs of words—closely releted, yet opposite in some respects—to see which of each pair was more popular as attributes in files bought at least once.

That’s how we got this list of subjects customers prefer to use for their commercial products. Maybe those insights could be useful for marketing and design experts among your readers.

blonde+brinette

Photos identified with keywords brunette or brown hair sold 46% less than those with blonde. Coffee does 289% better than tea.

 

iPhone is 351% more popular than Android

black 6473 is 102% less popular that white

Windows is 314% more popular than Mac

Canon is 110% more popular than Nikon

mobile leads desktop by 780%

meat leads vegan by 30%

car is over 1000% more popular than bicycle

sexy leads smart by 953%

Pizza deliveryman loses 1500%+ to plumber

New York is behind London by 411%

Facebook is 420% more popular than Twitter

Avengers lead Ghostbusters by more than 1000%

dogs lead cats by 129%

smartphone leads tablet by 310%

human leads robot by 332 %

Next two are really close:

Rihanna leads Beyonce by just 15%

Bad leads good by just 3%

Peace still leads war by 60%

Superman beats Batman by 302%

Read more about the Depositphotos new search instruments here.

Digital Decade II: Creative Insights from Our Jury


Dear friends, we’re excited to introduce the professionals who have kindly agree to be the jury members of Digital Decade II. Please welcome Sara Blake (Illustrator and Artist), Hector Ayuso (OFFF Festival Founder), Claudio Guglieri (Associate Creative Director, Fantasy Interactive), and Marius Bauer (Interactive Design Entrepreneur). We have asked them several questions about the past, the future and the present of art – and digital imagery in particular – and we are happy to share their creative insights with you!

Jury DDII

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