Yuri Arcurs is the world’s most successful microstock photographer.
He sells over 1,4million individual licenses per year (about 2,000 per day) and his clients include Time Magazine, MTV, Sony, MSN.com, Microsoft, Canon, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Tyra Banks Show, Late Night Show and many more. Back in 2005 a Google search for “Yuri Arcurs” gave zero search results. Today that same search generates close to 150000 hits. His unusual success is due to a combination of unique imagery and savvy business sense.
Yuri resides in the countryside in Denmark, but also spends 3 months per year in either Hawaii, Norway or South Africa. He has been living with his partner Cecilie for five years and together they have an American Staffordshire terrier, “Maff”. Yuri Arcurs Photography inc. is located in Denmark, Scandinavia and employs a dedicated full-time staff of ten people.
Thanks to his unusual success in the relatively new realm of microstock, Yuri has attracted worldwide attendtion and has been profiled and interviewed for numerous books, magazines, blogs, newspapers and recently, the famous PDN magazine. He has also appeared in Photoshop Creative and Digital photographer. He has been dubbed “the world’s best microstock photographer” at www.photopreneur.com and was granted “Celebrity status” at www.microstockdiaries.com. Extremely dedicated when it comes to digital quality Yuri recently joined a small group of handpicked photographers officially sponsored by Hasselblad.
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