Adobe Stock and Photographer Bex Day Join Forces to Create Stock Images of the Transgender Community


So very proud of this, to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility, Adobe Stock has partnered with self-taught photographer Bex Day to create a collection of images to celebrate the UK’s transgender community.

Bex Day, renowned for her unique and original style, has created a collection that focusses on ten transgender people of varying ages, with different backgrounds, set against the backdrop of London and Berlin. The set of images are available on the Adobe Stock library from today.

There is growing visibility of the trans community in politics and pop culture, but currently a dearth of images that reflect this. In the visual world, old stereotypes often mean there are huge communities not represented because they don’t fit into a prescribed box. The new collection by Bex Day delivers on Adobe Stock’s ambition to make images more inclusive of people of different backgrounds supporting marketers and visual artists to more accurately depict these communities and individuals.

The collaboration is part of Adobe Stock’s Visual Trend forecast, which gives brands, designers and artists a window into topics, themes and discussions that are drawing consumers’ attention. The trend for March/April, The Fluid Self, explores the ways our concept of identity are changing; from Facebook’s inclusion of 71 different gender options, to fashion brands developing no-gender lines.

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The Fluid Self: Visualising New Identities


This month Adobe Stock are exploring the ways our views of identity are changing and how Adobe are looking to bring greater diversity to stock.

Adobe’s Principal of Creative and Visual Trends, Brenda Milis highlights that, “Identity is so much less permanent and stable than it used to be. Just consider the fact that Facebook has 71 gender options now. There are endless permutations of individual identity. A few years ago, people were talking about race or ethnicity, then body type, abilities, and age. Now we’re looking at the fluid self—identity as a vast and ever-changing range of ideas that should all be celebrated.” As we examine this trend, we’ll consider how brands are adapting to emerging definitions of the self.

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Mostly Mobile Photography & Mobile Art – Tickle Your Fancy #55


Welcome back to our fifty third post in our Tickle Your Fancysection. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.


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Adobe Stock Launches Worldwide


Integration into Creative Cloud Gives Adobe the Edge in $3 Billion Global Stock Image Market

Adobe today launched Adobe Stock, the industry’s first stock content service to be integrated directly into the content creation process and the tools creatives use every day.  Available through Adobe Creative Cloud, this new service radically simplifies buying and using stock content, including photos, illustrations and graphics.

“Adobe Stock extends Creative Cloud’s value as a vibrant global marketplace,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media at Adobe.  “Eighty-five percent of customers who purchase stock images use Adobe creative tools.  The deep integration with our latest Creative Cloud desktop apps, including Photoshop and InDesign, makes buying and using stock photos incredibly easy.  At the same time, our customers — the best photographers and designers on the planet -– will have the opportunity to contribute millions of new photos and images to Adobe Stock.  This is really going to raise the bar in the world of stock content.”

Adobe Stock, a curated collection of 40 million-and-growing high-quality images, is deeply integrated into the latest releases of Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.  Designers can launch Adobe Stock directly within CC desktop software, add watermarked images to their Creative Cloud Libraries, and then access and work with images across multiple desktop tools. When creatives are ready to license the image for finished work, they can do it directly within the desktop software they are working in.  Thanks to Creative Cloud’s signature CreativeSync technology, all edits made on a watermarked image are automatically applied to the newly licensed image, saving hours of potential rework. 

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