Believe it or not this is my most frequently ‘bought’ stock image and not really my subject matter at all. I took it literally as a snap while waiting to see the bank manager – the low angle is because I had been sitting down and took this just half standing up. Maybe that is why nobody took any notice me. If I had been standing and carefully composing the shot would be very different and somebody would have glared or turned around out of curiosity. By chance there are no signs or branded logos so the shot can be used as a generic one to illustrate traditional high street banking, personal finance, the economy, and so on. The frame is full of people , no obvious empty gaps in front of a teller. It also shows both sides of the counter with a female bank clerk on the left behind the glass. As I say this was just a snap with no planning at all so I’ll have to credit it to a mixture of instinct and luck!
PS) For information the image was used in this way:
Media: Book, print and/or e-book
Print run: up to 50,000
Image Size: 1/8 page
Start: 11 January 2016
End: 11 January 2021
2 replies to “Most frequently licensed picture”
What camera did you use? I always miss my Canon 5D MKIII (love it, like an extension of myself, but it does attract attention, especially with larger lenses on – currently have a thing for my 70-200 f/2.8) when I don’t bring it with me for “out and about” and in those cases use my Sony NEX-5N (sneakier, but less “feel”). I don’t care so much about the attention in itself, more how it affects people around you and the need they feel to comment, talk and become unnatural (thinking they are in the way etc.).
Hi Martin and thanks for leaving a comment! This was with my first digital camera back in 2005 which is now not acceptable for Alamy. It was a marvel to me at the time after spending so long scanning slides just how much easier digital was. The camera was a Konica Minolta A 200.It has paid for itself many times over. I still have it but don’t use it.