New motorsport image archive launched by Spacesuit

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Current E’s photographic partner Spacesuit Media has launched a new image archive today. Thousands of photos are available initially, with editorial use offered free of charge.

  • Spacesuit Collections debuts with 10,000 stunning motorsport images
  • Initial library includes FIA Formula E, WRC, WEC, ELMS, British GT, IndyCar and the Geneva Motor Show
  • Many images available to license for commercial and marketing purposes; editorial use offered free
  • Bespoke, intuitive, user-friendly interface with clean aesthetic sets new industry benchmark

Spacesuit Media has granted access to its rapidly-growing library of stunning sports imagery with the launch of Spacesuit Collections (spacesuitcollections.com). This online archive debuts with more than 10,000 recent images. Much of the striking imagery at Spacesuit Collections is available to license for commercial and marketing purposes, while online editorial use is available without cost.

“We’re delighted to present Spacesuit Collections,” says Ross Ringham, director at photographic agency Spacesuit Media. “We realised that neither clients nor photographers in the motorsport world had access to a dedicated digital photographic platform which is easy to use, adaptable, agile, scalable and properly showcases gorgeous photography. Our solution was to develop our own custom-built infrastructure, which incorporates our archives, secure client portals and a searchable public face. Spacesuit Collections is another step forward in what has been an incredibly fast-paced first year of life for Spacesuit Media and demonstrates our commitment to industry-leading innovation.”

“Our artistic style has attracted many major clients in a short space of time,” says Shiv Gohil, artistic director at Spacesuit Media. “But we have an extensive back-catalogue of imagery which has never been seen beyond our own archive. Now, a much wider audience of editors, art directors, designers and marketing and media professionals can search or browse Spacesuit Collections to find the perfect photograph for their needs – and even use our imagery for free in certain instances.”

Making thousands of photographs free to download for non-commercial use is intended to help advance the global perception of motorsport. “Our photographers are all very active on social media, which promotes the sports in which we work,” explains Ringham. “Offering editors and racing fans the chance to freely use our photography builds on the profile-raising work we already do on behalf of the events we attend. We want every sport we shoot to look as beautiful as they possibly can.”

“We’re also keen to work with new photographic artists,” Gohil concludes. “We offer industry-leading levels of commission sharing to our photographers – often up to four times that of major stock photography companies – while protecting their IP and copyright. We follow best practice in all we do, which results in attracting the brightest talent and, ultimately, in securing brilliant creative content for our clients.”

Historic material from the Spacesuit Media archives will be added to Spacesuit Collections in the near future, including photographs from every single race in the FIA Formula E series since the sport’s inception, the VBB3 electric land speed world record and the past two Le Mans 24-hour races.

Visit the archive now at www.spacesuitcollections.com.

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