1000 downloads (with a bullet)

For sometime I have been anticipating being able to post about reaching my 1000th download here on Dreamstime. With around 950 downloads I had expected that this post would still be a while in coming. However, all that changed last Sunday (yes, a Sunday!) when I checked my sales figures to find some 54 new downloads all in one day. With a bullet indeed :)

What had sold (obviously to the same buyer) were virtually all my B/W archive images of British rock bands from 1978/1979. Back then I used to cover the music scene in London and would be out several times a week photographing both up and coming bands and hit artists like the Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy and the Tom Robinson Band.

It is really great to see these images being appreciated and

downloaded some 38 years later. I'd love to know what project this buyer was working on but realise that I'll probaly never find out.

It's worth noting that many of these images were Level 0 and online for more than four years - supporting my belief that stock images (especially Editorial) should always remain online. You never know when a buyer may discover and download your images, so I am really appreciative that Dreamstime changed their deletion policy on older unsold images several years ago.

Many thanks to the buyer and wishing you all a personal record sales day like mine on Dreamstime.

The Tom Robinson Band

Lene Lovich

The Banned

Phil Lynott

The Boyfriends

Photo credits: David Fowler.

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March 12, 2016


Hi Parafull! These particular ones are print scans. All the vintage B/W stuff in my port is a mix of negative and print scans. For anyone interested most were done on an Epsom Perfection V300 scanner -which comes/came with a 35mm film/slide holder. The trick is getting everything as free of dust (etc) as possible before scanning -to minimise retouching afterwards. Regards, David.

March 11, 2016


It is great!Congratulations!

March 11, 2016


David, are these print scans or negative film scans?

March 07, 2016


Congratulations .great work

March 06, 2016


Congrats - I just love B/W work, probably because I also did my own tries in that area some 30 years ago - indeed one sees you have an eye to capture people in a special own way - my respect! Great work, glad to have you here with us on DT

March 05, 2016



March 04, 2016


Love these images. Thanks for sharing them to the world. And congrats on the milestone!

February 29, 2016


Great work! Congratulations!!

February 27, 2016


That is awesome! Congratulations.

February 26, 2016


Congratulations! You even had the oportunity to meet Stephen Hawking, so you are my hero!
Best wishes!

February 26, 2016


Adorable classic images!!! Congrats for you and best wishes

February 25, 2016


beautiful pictures,congrats!!!!

February 25, 2016


Amazing vintage image!!!

February 24, 2016


Absolutely awesome-Congratulations!!!

February 24, 2016


Congratulations on the great sales!!!!

February 24, 2016


What an awesome story! Congrats on the sales!

February 24, 2016


It is great!

February 24, 2016


That is great! Congrats!

February 24, 2016


Thank you all for your kind comments. Regards, David.

February 24, 2016


Cool, Love those old historical pictures.

February 24, 2016


Great Story Congratulation

February 24, 2016


Congratulations! :)

February 24, 2016


A great historical photo. Congratulations!)

February 23, 2016


Yes suddenly and unsold image can sell for $10 or more.
I imagine family will sometimes look for a picture after a relative has died.............. so editorial images should remain not be deleted. David

February 23, 2016


How exciting! That gives me hope! Congratulations!!!

February 23, 2016


That is super cool ! Congratulations !!

February 23, 2016



February 23, 2016


Many congrats!!!
I got three left...

February 23, 2016


Great post! Brilliant news and well done. Great images, and a good message :)

February 23, 2016


Rock rules!

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