Citizenstock launches ‘real people’ stockagency

Citizen Stock launches an agency pictures of real people against white backgrounds.


Citizen Stock today launches a groundbreaking stock agency that offers art buyers a premium library of photographs documenting real people and their emotions. Created by assignment photographers Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein, a husband and wife team, Citizen Stock ( is one of the first stock photo agencies devoted solely to portraiture of “real people.”

The models aren’t professional models, but children, moms, dads, grandparents, skateboarders, lawyers, teachers, musicians, chefs, artists, office workers, clothing designers, shop clerks, and small business owners, to name a few.

In addition to homegrown New Yorkers, the “real” people who model for Citizen Stock originate from many parts of the U.S. and from a diverse group of countries all over the world. They all find their way to a photo studio in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood where they pose for award-winning photographers Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein.

Photographed against a white background and in a series of activities and clothing, the “real” models offer a unique and accessible collection of images for the advertising, design and media industries. Citizen Stock offers a consistent blend of emotion and style and a depth of unique, high quality imagery.

“We launched Citizen Stock because we want to develop and build a library of beautiful images for the commercial market that integrates the spirit of the people we photograph with the needs of our clients,” says Katzenstein, an award-winning commercial, corporate and fine art photographer with a keen interest in cultures around the globe.

Adds Nickol, a commercial and fine art photographer known for her striking portraits and explo­rations of the relationships between people and their environments, “Photographing hundreds and hundreds of diverse people for the Citizen project has been an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Everyone who walks into our studio has a fascinating story to share with us.”

Marco | Editor

Editor at large and founder of a bunch of stockphoto businesses

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