Most downloaded stock photos on Shutterstock As one of the largest stock image contributors on Shutterstock, my portfolio of stock photos is quite expansive. My portfolio (Dan Kosmayer) is general in nature and thus covers topics from a to z and everything in between. Here are my top stock photo downloads of all time. You can view my entire Shutterstock Portfolio. Title: Old brick wall in a...
Museum of Free Derry The small city of Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has a rather interesting museum. The small museum is operated by locals who had family members and friends that tragically lost their lives in the events of Bloody Sunday in 1972. It has become known as the "The Bloody Sunday Museum." The Free Derry Museum is located in the Bogside area of Derry/Londonderry. They shot him dead came a voice of a British Soldier over the Radio Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland: On the 30th January...
On a cold March day in Toronto, Canada, I went for a walk in the city core where Toronto's main train and subway converge in Union Station. The train station has been undergoing a massive renovation for the last several years, which gravitated me to use these under construction sections of the building to do some street photography. The first part of the series features night images just at the height of commuter traffic. I wanted to capture the frantic hustle of people passing by - to 'feel' the people passing, each thinking and contemplating their own story....
Just the other day, I was researching Google Rankings for www.dankosmayer.com, when I discovered that one of my Iceberg Fine Art Photography images is for sale at Walmart. Surprised, since I never signed up or authorized such a deal, I continued to dig. It seems that Art.com purchased my image from my Shutterstock stock portfolio (I am presuming 'extended license') and proceeded to put my fine art print up for sale. Furthermore, Art.com and Walmart have some by of contractual connection as they are reselling my fine art print through Walmart's Online Store. I am excited that such large prestigious organizations...
The Contact Photography Festival  comes to Toronto each spring and is well worth a few trips.  I say a few trips as there is over 100 separate exhibitions in galleries, museums, restaurants, and even outdoors. Toronto 22nd edition of the CONTACT Photography Festival expands its scope across and presents a broad spectrum of physically and conceptually engaging forms of photography.  This year's Primary Exhibitions and Public Installations present outstanding, timely works by Canadian and international photographers. Today’s critical global issues are examined by numerous artists throughout the Festival. For more information and detailed maps and exhibit, details are available on the...
Imagine for a second that it’s about 30,000 years ago, and you’re a cave painter in Lascaux, France. You paint on the walls, using pigment that you apply by blowing through a straw, like a primitive airbrush, or with your fingers. You work by torchlight, because of course it’s pitch dark in the cave. And you create images of the animals your people hunt to survive, all from your memory. You paint horses running, based on what you remember only. Perhaps you paint outdoors, in the daylight, as the...

Dan Kosmayer

Dan Kosmayer, visual artist, and stock photography veteran. From a Kodak X15 Instamatic camera and a homemade darkroom, Dan pursued his passion for photography through his life. He has won numerous awards for his photography, has been featured in Black and White Magazine, and The Centre for Fine Art Photography. His stock photography collection of over 200,000 images places him amongst the top published stock photographers in the world.

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