Yuri Arcurs is the world’s most successful microstock photographer.
He sells over 2 million 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, 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 150000 hits.
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. He is voted as one of the top most influential photographers of this decade by 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.
Yuri Arcurs Photography inc. has it’s headquarters in Denmark, Scandinavia and employs a dedicated full-time staff of twelve. Yuri has another 30 people in three departments around the world in South Africa, India and the US.
Yuri resides in the countryside in Denmark, but also spends 3 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”.