Yuri Arcurs is the world’s most successful microstock photographer.
Yuri Arcurs is the world‘s number one selling stock photographer and one of the highest earning photographers in the world. In 2010, PDN magazine, voted him as one of the top most influential photographers of this decade. Extremely dedicated when it comes to digital quality Yuri recently joined a small group of handpicked photographers officially sponsored by Hasselblad. Yuri has also been granted one of the highest sponsorship agreements ever made by Profoto, Sweden. Thanks to his unusual success in the relatively new realm of microstock, Yuri has attracted worldwide attention and has been profiled and interviewed for numerous books, magazines, blogs and newspapers. He has also appeared in Photoshop Creative and Digital photographer and was granted ”Celebrity status“ at www.microstockdiaries.com.
Yuri Arcurs Photography inc. has it’s headquarters in Denmark, Scandinavia and employs a dedicated full-time staff of 35 people. Yuri has another 50 people in three departments around the world in South Africa, India and the US.
Yuri licenses over 10 million individual images per year (about 5,000 per day) and his clients include Time Magazine, MTV, Sony, MSN.com, Microsoft, Canon, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Tyra Banks Show, Late Night Show, Scientific American, Der Spiegel and many more. Back in 2005 a Google search for ”Yuri Arcurs“ gave zero search results. Today that same search generates close to 2.1 million hits or twice as many results as a search on the former Danish Prime Minister.
Yuri resides in the countryside in Denmark, but also spends 6 months per year in either Hawaii, Norway or South Africa. Yuri is engaged with Cecilie and they have been together for five years and together they have an American Staffordshire terrier, “Maff”.
In addition to his stock photography, Yuri creates free programs for photograhers (his keywording program has been a smash hit in the industry), writes photography tutorials and guides, is the creator of a videoblog and is a highly sought after public speaker. His popular blog attracts thousands of visitors each day. Outside of stock, he works only with projects related to charity and does not do commercial shoots any more. Yuri has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, is a former member of the Danish “special recognizance unit” (special forces), a 100km marathon runner, a personal trainer and as a staff member said… “irritatingly close to a pathological perfectionist”.
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