A CLOSER LOOK AT UNSPLASH
Co-Founder and CEO Mikael Cho about the importance of free photos.
THIS IS UNSPLASH
“The internet’s source of freely-usable images.”
Since 2013 more than 200.000 photographers shared their work and built relationships with other creators through Unsplash.
HOW IT STARTED
Founder Mikael Cho struggled to find great, free images on the web.
He uploaded 10 photos to Tumblr and allowed anybody to use them, without attribution or licensing fees.
One of the first photos uploaded to Unsplash:
What kind of people use Unsplash?
"70% of our users never used stock photo sites before."
The people who contribute want to be part of something larger.
"80 percent of the uploaders consider themselves to be amateurs."
Artists can get hired through Unsplash.
Today even institutions like the New York Public Library share their visuals on Unsplash. Why?
Unsplash is the place where most people can find their collection.
The head of the statue of liberty in Paris.
Some last words to all the content creators out there?
"Make something that you can sustain for a long period."
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SUCCESS STORY OF UNSPLASH?
Read the full article with Mikael Cho on our Blog.