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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Newsfocus1

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.

Guojiett

It is great!Congratulations!

Parafull

David, are these print scans or negative film scans?

Sunethjal

Congratulations .great work

Martingraf

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

Hbcs0084

Congratulations!!

VintageFravessi

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

Photostella

Great work! Congratulations!!

4harmony

That is awesome! Congratulations.

Parafull

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

Mariayunira

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

Photostock2015

beautiful pictures,congrats!!!!

FabioConcetta

Amazing vintage image!!!

Lostafichuk

Absolutely awesome-Congratulations!!!

Deming9120

Congratulations on the great sales!!!!

Shutterspeed800

What an awesome story! Congrats on the sales!

Gorshkov13

It is great!

Lengar79

That is great! Congrats!

Newsfocus1

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

Cleymans

Cool, Love those old historical pictures.

Gavinp101

Great Story Congratulation

Pet548

Congratulations! :)

Kvintet

A great historical photo. Congratulations!)

Davidwatmough

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

Ctmphotog

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

Sebastian423

That is super cool ! Congratulations !!

Pofophoto

Congratulations!

Perstock

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

Photographycornwall

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

Truthservant

Rock rules!

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