Monday, December 17, 2007

Your environmental

Those of you that work in the fields of marketing, advertising or promotions are undoubtedly aware of stock photography sites like Corbis, Stock Asylum, and Comstock. While those sites provide Ample (with a capital A) amounts of high-resolution pictures for your publication needs, I thought I should introduce you to another site that's broken ground. Green, fertile, organically composted ground.

Green Stock Media has soft-launched the beta version of their website. Similar to the aforementioned services, GSM sells rights managed and royalty free images for publication in books, magazines, digital products, presentations, websites and assignment photography, while also providing some images for purchase as fine art prints. No biggie, right?

Well, Green Stock Media has a small ace up their hemp cotton sleeve...

As the environmental movement continues to steam down the public transport track, more and more individuals and corporations are finding themselves cornered by the green, forced to explain their environmental stance. Websites, print publications, and press releases now need to convey that message in full. GSM provides the green imagery to compliment your memo, press release or website.

From GSM's web site:

Green Stock Media was created to visually promote the broad spectrum of environmental and sustainability issues, one image at a time. With demand growing for environmental information on a global scale publishers need fast access to high quality images documenting environmental problems, sustainable solutions, and the beauty and importance of nature. We are here to fill that need...

[Founder] Mike Kahn's career has focused at the crossroads of environmental education and digital media. Mike continues to work part-time for EcoIQ, a company promoting sustainability via a speakers bureau,, and a stock video footage agency, He holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from U.C. Berkeley and an Associate's degree in Interactive Media Design from the Art Institute of California - San Francisco. Fun fact: In 2000 Mike road his bicycle 5,125 miles from California to Maine taking digital photos and posting them to his natural science education website. His electronic gear was powered by solar panels attached to his bike.

We wish Kahn luck in his new endeavor.