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Yuri Arcurs

On the unseen art of stock photography. Words by Stephanie d’Arc Taylor . Photograph by Gustav Almestål. Set Design by Andreas Almestål.

As the self-proclaimed world’s number one stock photographer, Yuri Arcurs shoots a surprising number of photos of people looking joyfully at their laptops while dressed in business casual. But the job entails a lot more than that: His Cape Town–based team of 100 also thinks deeply about the future, and what images people will need to represent it.

STEPHANIE D’ARC TAYLOR: How did you get started as a stock photographer?

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Two

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