Condensed in a compiled nutshell the latest news from LA-based All Access Photo Agency (AAPA):
"We have had an amazing amount of pressure from the other photo agencies about giving away free photos.
They have teamed up and have threatened to not shoot an event if we are credentialed. PR firms that book events and press lines want the other agencies to show up and us as well, but if it comes down to choice they have to back all the other major agencies.
If we can´t get credentialed, we can´t shoot, we don´t have a product, we are done".
"Pretty much means we are being forced into a pay site.
This was never our intention, nor do we want to, but in order to keep the company alive, a pay site is the only way we can do it. We are forced into this.
If it were up to us, there would be free photos for everyone. Things have blown up very fast for the good and bad. It is our business model and our goal to give photos away for free.
We are not going to budge all of the way, our fee is going to be about 1/3 third that of what the normal agencies charge, with unlimited use and resell use of the photos if the purchaser chooses to do so. They can run the photo, archive it as much as they want, there are no more additional fees".
I take it from other news that this current status over there might for various reasons not signify the end of the story, so there might be another update soon.
- More from All Access Photo Agency (Jan. 11, 2008)
- Update on All Access Photo Agency (Dec. 23, 2007)
- Getty Images, WireImage, All Access Celebrity Photo Agency and Wireimaged
(Dec. 22, 2007)
- Update on All Access Celebrity Photo Agency (AAPA)
(Dec. 19, 2007
- New All Access Celebrity Photo Agency ... And A New Wireimaged Blog
(Dec. 19, 2007)