Shoot 17 — Gia Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

Our Urban Fantasy sets are the most versatile concepts we produce, so it made sense for us to create this look with our new model Gia.

There’s a massive range of poses in this set, which will also work for YA titles – as our model has such a youthful look!!

Here’s a look at some of the images from the set:

NeoStock - Gia Urban Fantasy V, Stock Photography

Rear 3 Quarter

NeoStock - Gia Urban Fantasy IV, Stock Photography

Kneeling Thoughtful

NeoStock - Gia Urban Fantasy III, Stock Photography

Dramatic Exit

NeoStock - Gia Urban Fantasy II, Stock Photography

Vampire Hunter

NeoStock - Gia Urban Fantasy I, Stock Photography

Standing Casual

View the full gallery for this set at:

Gia Urban Fantasy Stock Photography Gallery

Our next shoot will be a Post-Apocalyptic ensemble!! This will be our very first ‘Group Shoot’, so very exciting indeed…

To stay up to date / have a say in what we create, come jump onboard at our NeoStock Focus Group.

Shoot 017 Credits:

Photography: Tom Parsons, Hair & Makeup by Suzanna Forrister-Beer (Makeupps by Suzanna), Model: Gia Livvy-Lawrence. Shot at Fire Eye Land studios, Margate.

— Team NeoStock

Shoot 16 — Natalia Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

We’re really starting to find our footing with the Urban Fantasy genre now!!

After receiving a tonne of feedback, we’ve moved into a more casual / Jessica Jones look – featuring blue jeans and a charcoal grey tanktop. A high-attitude leather jacket completes the look 🙂

Here’s a look at some of the images from our brand new set:

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy V, Stock Photography

Magic Hands

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy IV, Stock Photography

Swinging for the fences

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy III, Stock Photography

Profile shot with Pistols

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy II, Stock Photography

A NeoStock Classic

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy I, Stock Photography

Conjuring the Spirits

View the full gallery for this set at:

Natalia Urban Fantasy Stock Photography Gallery

Next up, is our Lara Croft inspired Adventure Hero set!!

To stay up to date / have a say in what we create, come jump onboard at our NeoStock Focus Group.

Shoot 016 Credits:

Photography: Tom Parsons, Hair & Makeup by Suzanna Forrister-Beer (Makeupps by Suzanna), Model: Natalia Jeziolkowska. Shot at Fire Eye Land studios, Margate.

— Team NeoStock

Shoot 15 — Pippa Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

For the second segment of our shoot with Pippa, we went with the literary favourite ‘Urban Fantasy’ concept. Phenomenally versatile shots here, suitable for any genre that needs a can-do heroine.

All the shots you need, including sword-play, guns, and mystical ‘magic hands’ 🙂

Here’s a look at some of the images from the set:

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy V, Stock Photography

Bang Bang

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy IV, Stock Photography

Kung Fu and Swordplay

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy III, Stock Photography

Running with swords: dangerous business

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy iI, Stock Photography

The fan favourite: magic hands

NeoStock - Pippa Urban Fantasy I, Stock Photography

Bo Staff Combat

View the full gallery for this set at:

Pippa Urban Fantasy Stock Photography Gallery

We’ll be producing a Female Medieval Ranger for our next concept, a ninja-style assassin that we hope will look SERIOUSLY badass!! 🙂

To stay up to date / have a say in what we create, come jump onboard at our NeoStock Focus Group.

Shoot 015 Credits:

Photography: Tom Parsons, Hair & Makeup by Suzanna Forrister-Beer (Makeupps by Suzanna), Model: Pippa Doll. Shot at Fire Eye Land studios, Margate.

— Team NeoStock

Shoot 13 — Demon / Vampire Hunter & Urban Fantasy

For shoot 013, we decided to go for a tough ‘Van-Helsing’ style character, armed with all the tools of the Demon-Hunting trade; crossbow, vampire stakes, and even machetes / axes!!

For the second segment of the shoot, we went for a classic Urban Fantasy set with a ‘biker’ vibe, which resulted in some incredibly versatile shots. We’re carving out a bit of a niche now, as Urban Fantasy specialists 😮

Here’s a look at some of the teasers from both sets:

Demon-Hunter:

NeoStock - Mandy V, Vampire / Demon Hunter / Van Helsing, Stock Photography

Kicking Ass, Taking Names

NeoStock - Mandy IV, Vampire / Demon Hunter / Van Helsing, Stock Photography

On Today’s Menu: PAIN

NeoStock - Mandy III, Vampire / Demon Hunter / Van Helsing, Stock Photography

Ready for Battle

NeoStock - Mandy II, Vampire / Demon Hunter / Van Helsing, Stock Photography

Tools of the Trade

NeoStock - Mandy I, Vampire / Demon Hunter / Van Helsing, Stock Photography

Stake for Dinner

Urban Fantasy:

NeoStock - Mandy V, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Confident Stride

NeoStock - Mandy IV, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Woman Scorned

NeoStock - Mandy III, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Dual Wield Swords

NeoStock - Mandy II, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Good ol’ Magic Hands

NeoStock - Mandy I, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Elegant Daggers

View the full galleries for both of these sets at:

Mandy Demon Hunter NeoStock Gallery

Mandy Urban Fantasy NeoStock Gallery

Our next shoot will be focused on Sci-Fi… we have some great models, costumes and props in the pipeline for this much needed concept!!

To stay up to date / have a say in what we create, come jump onboard at our NeoStock Focus Group.

Shoot 013 Credits:

Photography: Tom Parsons, Hair & Makeup by Suzanna Forrister-Beer (Makeupps by Suzanna), Model: Mandy Horsefield. Shot at Fire Eye Land studios, Margate.

— Team NeoStock

Shoot 9 — Urban Fantasy and Vampire Romance

For Shoot 009, we mixed things up a bit, and got a great couple onboard for our sets. Our main concept was Vampire Romance, but we also managed to get some great Urban Fantasy shots with both models too.

The great thing about the Urban Fantasy concepts, is that they’re very versatile, suitable for a wide variety of genres and stories.

Here’s a look at some of the shots we got:

Daniel Urban Fantasy:

NeoStock -Daniel V, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Heart-throb Pose

NeoStock -Daniel IV, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Super Swish

NeoStock -Daniel III, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Off to Work

NeoStock -Daniel II, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Daemon Hunter

NeoStock -Daniel I, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Combat-Ready

Donna Urban Fantasy:

NeoStock -Donna I, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Call to Adventure

NeoStock -Donna II, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Magic Hands

NeoStock -Donna III, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Dual Swords

NeoStock -Donna IV, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

The Strike

NeoStock -Donna V, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Surveying

Donna & Daniel Vampire Romance:

NeoStock -Donna Daniel I, Vampire Romance, Stock Photography

The Caress

NeoStock -Donna Daniel II, Vampire Romance, Stock Photography

Vampire Queen

NeoStock -Donna Daniel III, Vampire Romance, Stock Photography

Deadly Intent

NeoStock -Donna Daniel IV, Vampire Romance, Stock Photography

Sullen

NeoStock -Donna Daniel V, Vampire Romance, Stock Photography

Lord of the Night

View the full galleries for all of these sets at:

Daniel Urban Fantasy NeoStock Gallery

Donna Urban Fantasy NeoStock Gallery

Donna & Daniel Vampire Romance NeoStock Gallery

Be sure to stay tuned for more cinematic stocks, new content coming monthly!! In the meantime, you can join the project, and have a say in what we create by coming onboard at our NeoStock Focus Group.

Shoot 009 Credits:

Photography: Tom Parsons, Hair & Makeup by Suzanna Forrister-Beer (Makeupps by Suzanna), Models: Donna-Marie Boyer & Daniel Gemsa. Shot at Fire Eye Land studios, Margate.

— Team NeoStock

Shoot 7 — Urban Fantasy and Young Adult Adventure

Team NeoStock move forward this month, with more Urban Fantasy stocks and a new genre for us: Young Adult.

Our new model Billie has a great innocent look, which would be great for a wide range of cover concepts. Here’s a look at what we got for NeoStock Shoot 007:

Urban Fantasy:

NeoStock -Billie I, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

One Girl Against the World

NeoStock -Billie II, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Sassy Casual

NeoStock -Billie III, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Dual Wield

NeoStock -Billie IV, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Magic Hands

NeoStock -Billie V, Urban Fantasy, Stock Photography

Pensive Crouching

Young Adult Adventure:

NeoStock -Billie I, Young Adult Adventure, Stock Photography

Innocence

NeoStock -Billie II, Young Adult Adventure, Stock Photography

Crouching MAgic Hands

NeoStock -Billie III, Young Adult Adventure, Stock Photography

Into the Crypt…

NeoStock -Billie II, Young Adult Adventure, Stock Photography

Curiosity

NeoStock -Billie I, Young Adult Adventure, Stock Photography

Kinetic Action

View the full galleries for both of these sets at:

Billie Urban Fantasy NeoStock Gallery

Billie Young Adult Adventure NeoStock Gallery

Be sure to stay tuned for more cinematic stocks, new content coming monthly!! In the meantime, you can join the project, and have a say in what we create by coming onboard at our NeoStock Focus Group.

Shoot 007 Credits:

Photography: Tom Parsons, Model: Billie Crittenden. Shot at Fire Eye Land studios, Margate.

— Team NeoStock

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NeoStock Mission Statement

We are NeoStock — a boutique stock photography company that produces figurative images for Cover Designers and Digital Artists worldwide.

Our aim is to produce cinematic photo resources, stepping away from the overtly sexualised / boudoir aesthetic that’s very prevalent in the stock photography sphere. That means gritty realism, PRACTICAL armour, and a sense of dramatic intensity in everything we do. Visual story-telling is our game, and we’re here to tell the best stories possible.

Through our Focus Group, a team of nearly 400 publishing professionals (cover artists, authors, publishers, and readers) assists NeoStock in developing these resources each month — driving the direction of the concepts / costumes / poses / props / and models. This is a truly community-driven endeavour, allowing us to eliminate much of the guess-work, and produce exactly what the market needs.

One of the major ‘time-drains’ in producing composite artwork is having to hunt through page upon page of search results on the major stock sites for resources. More often than not, you have to compromise / make-do with an inferior image — which in turn means you have to ‘Frankenstein’ your way to a desired result (an even greater hassle / time expenditure!!) All these hours build up, and results in a tremendous expense for the cover artist. With our entire gallery tailored for composite artwork, there will be less ‘noise’ to filter through, speeding up the ‘stock-hunting’ process immensely and leaving MUCH MORE time for the creation of artwork.

As genre-specialists we focus on most literary genres, however with one notable exception: Romance. The Romantic genre is currently very well catered for in the stock photography sphere, so we side-step that world in order to focus on other areas not so well represented, including: Horror, Post-Apocalyptic / Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy / Urban Fantasy, Western, Historical Warfare, Film Noir, Crime and many others. We take new suggestions daily and strive to cover all the woefully under-represented stock concepts that are desperately needed!!

We take production value very seriously, favouring ‘real’ props and costumes over replicas, and ensuring our costumes / models are suitably grimey and weathered, where needs be. Our characters are designed with practicality in mind, in respect to the ‘world’ they inhabit. That means we don’t rely on unnecessary sexualisation or gratuity to sell our stories.  Our shots are also composed with a ‘portrait’ layout in mind, ensuring easier integration with book covers and poster art.

We’re a young company (less than six months old), and I’m truly humbled to say we’ve made a phenomenal start thus far. The above represents what we believe in, and ultimately what we’d love to achieve.

All the best

Team NeoStock

(Be sure to join us at the NeoStock FB Focus Group, where you can become part of the team help steer the direction of the next generation of stock photography!! 🙂)

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Shoot 003 – Urban Fantasy & Government Agent Stock Photography

The gears are really moving here at NeoStock… After many rounds of feedback in our Focus Group, we took onboard all the comments to make our next Urban Fantasy set even better than before.

The main requests were more ‘dynamic’ poses / facial expressions, inclusion of a bladed weapon, and a long trenchcoat. These suggestions definitely resulted in much more powerful shots, as you can see:

Jade II Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

Monster hunter

Jade IV Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

Contemplating revenge…

Jade III Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

Summoning the mystic energies…

Jade I Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

Into the crypt…

Jade V - Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

X-Men pose!!

The second half of the shoot was focused on a more sedate ‘Government Agent’ concept — a series of stock photography images that would suit Espionage / Thriller concepts.

We’re working on improving the tactical poses / trigger discipline for these shots. Not totally perfect yet, but getting there!!

Jade Government Agent II Stock Photography

Freeze!!

Jade Government Agent I Stock Photography

Danger is imminent

Jade Government Agent Stock Photography

Agent Jade, is on the case…

Jade Government Agent IV Stock Photography

The Detective deep in thought

Jade Government Agent III Stock Photography

Action stations

View the full galleries for both of these sets, at:

Jade Urban Fantasy NeoStock Gallery

Jade Government Agent NeoStock Gallery

Shoot credits:

Photographer: Tom Parsons, Model: Jade Reed. Shot at Fire Eye Land Studios, Margate.

Be sure to join us at the NeoStock FB Focus Group, where these images are NOW available, at a special early bird rate 🙂

— Team NeoStock

 

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Shoot 002 – Assassin & Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

Shoot 002 was a great success, we managed to get a great selection of images – and ALSO, extremely helpful feedback from our Focus Group for future shoots.

Our two concepts were Urban Fantasy, and Tactical Assassin. For future Urban Fantasy concepts, we’ll definitely be incorporating bladed weapons, and more ‘dynamic’ / action oriented poses.

Photography by Tom Parsons, modelled by Catarina Alfonso, makeup by Beauty by Ruby. Shot at Fire Eye Land Studios (Margate, UK).

Catarina Tactical Assassin

Catarina Tactical Assassin

Catarina Urban Fantasy - Stock Photography

Catarina Urban Fantasy

View the full galleries for both of these sets, at:

Catarina Tactical Assassin NeoStock Gallery

Catarina Urban Fantasy NeoStock Gallery

Be sure to join us at the NeoStock FB Focus Group, where these images are NOW available, at a special early bird rate 🙂

— Team NeoStock

Planning for Shoot 2: Tactical Female Assassin, Contemporary Heroine

For our stock photography, ‘moodboards’ are a big part of the developmental process. With a visual palette, we get ideas for costumes, poses and composition.

Next weeks shoot we’ll be tackling two concepts, Tactical Female Assassin, and Contemporary Heroine.

Here are the moodboards in preparation for the shoot!!

Female Tactical Assassin stock photography research

Female Tactical Assassin concepts

Contemporary Heroine / Urban Fantasy stock photography research

Contemporary Heroine concepts

Be sure to join us at the NeoStock FB Focus Group, where you get to have a say in the images we produce 🙂

— Team NeoStock

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