Lensmodern was originally conceived by a group of professional photographers seeking an outlet for their award-winning work. Their expectations were high: they wanted somewhere that valued quality above quantity, where they could sell both fine art prints and usage licences for their large back-catalogue of images, and that had fair, photographer-friendly contracts. As their search proved unfruitful, they decided their only option was to create such an environment for themselves, and so Lensmodern was born.
Created by photographers, for photographers, Lensmodern comprises both an on-line gallery selling fine art photographic prints, and a Picture Library, Stock Library, and Photographic Library for usage in advertising. But we are no ordinary image source – we represent some of the world's best, most creative images, which enables us to secure a unique niche at the top end of the market. To maintain our high standards, membership is by invitation only and is exclusively extended to photographers whose work is considered exceptional.
Lensmodern provides the perfect environment in which to view, sample or ultimately buy some of the world's top photographic images.
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For the purpose of this agreement 'the Client' and 'the Advertiser' shall, where the context so admits, include their respective assignees, sub-licences and successors in title. All references to both 'the Client' and 'the Advertiser' shall be interpreted as references to Lensmodern's Client. Photographs or images means all photographic material furnished by Lensmodern.
The Photographer retains the entire copyright of the photographs at all times throughout the world.
Downloads are for the purpose of layout and presentation only, no reproductive rights are granted or implied. The licence to use comes into effect from the date of payment of the relevant invoice(s). No use may be made of the images before full payment of the relevant invoice(s) without the express permission of Lensmodern. Any permission, which may be given, will automatically be revoked if full payment is not made by the due date or if the 'Client' is put into receivership or liquidation.
The licence only applies to 'the Advertiser' and product as stated on the agreement and its benefit shall not be assigned to any third party without Lensmodern's permission.
Permission to use the photographs for purposes outside the licence will normally be granted upon payment of a further fee, which must be mutually agreed before such further use.
The duration of the Right to Use shall be determined from the date of the licence unless otherwise agreed with Lensmodern.
Exclusivity whether by territory or product group must be requested. The client would then be authorised to publish the photographs, in the territories agreed, to the exclusion of all other persons including the Photographer. However the Photographer retains the right in all cases to use the photographs in any manner at any time and in any part of the world for the purpose of advertising or promoting his work. After the exclusivity period indicated on the Licence to Use the Photographer shall be entitled to use the photographs for any purpose.
Lensmodern will keep confidential and not disclose to any third parties or make any use of information communicated to them in confidence for the purpose of an agreement.
All materials supplied by Lensmodern remain the property of Lensmodern and must be returned to Lensmodern within 30 days of the expiration of the licence.
The Photographer agrees to indemnify the Client against all expenses, damages, claims and legal costs arising out of any failure by the photographer to obtain any clearances for which he is responsible in respect of third party copyright works, trade marks, designs and intellectual property. The Client undertakes not to attach to the photographs any words or meaning which could be deemed to be derogatory or libellous to the photographer or any person, place or location contained within the image and to indemnify the Photographer against all expenses, damages, claims and legal costs arising out of claims made for this reason.
Save for the purpose of production for the licensed use(s) the photographs may not be stored in any form of electronic medium without the written permission of the Photographer. Manipulation of the image or use of only a portion of the image may only take place with the permission of the Photographer.
Payment by the Client must be made within 30 days of the issue of the invoice.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales
These Terms and Conditions shall not be varied except by agreement in writing.
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There are various names for this section: Picture Library, Stock Library, Photographic Library for usage in advertising and design. However you say it, we know that inspiring images make for inspiring and successful creative ideas - great campaigns need great photographs.
Lensmodern only handles the best – the best photographs from the best photographers. You won’t have seen many of these images in a picture library before. They are works of art and the master photographers who created them care deeply about their placement and have chosen to house them only with Lensmodern.
This is a company owned and run by photographers. All have a passion for their images and many boast a string of international awards. Their work is our product and we stand or fall by its quality, creativity and innovation.
Lensmodern is constantly growing - adding new images to the site on an almost daily basis. However, as in most creative endeavours, we believe that quality outweighs quantity every time. If after searching through the work you still cannot find the right image to make your creative idea take wing, you can always commission one of our photographers to shoot the project for you.
We can deliver high-resolution digital images down the line or on CD, as transparencies and as black and white prints. And we achieve this to the highest professional standards under the watchful and experienced eye of Dan Tierney, whose reputation as a retoucher is one of the finest in the world.
Each image has what we call a Base Usage Rate (BUR). This helps us negotiate a price for its use. As the possible combinations of geographical coverage, media type and period of usage are legion, the total package cost is also infinitely flexible. Tell us your requirements and we will quickly provide a estimate.
Add the images you are interested in to your lightbox and then use our on-line 'Estimate' facility there to request a quote.
Agencies and regular users can apply for a Premier Service Account which, if approved, will enable unlimited larger comp files to be downloaded for layout and presentation free of charge. There is no charge for this type of account but please allow time for your application to be approved – this should normally take no more than 24-48 hours. Contact us for further information.
Please be aware that all downloads are for presentation only. No reproduction of an image is allowed either for publication or as a print for display. The copyright of the image remains with the photographer.
To download a larger file for comp purposes, simply add the image to your lightbox and choose 'Download' (you will need to register with us if you haven't already done so).
Images downloaded from the Gallery section may not necessarily be available to purchase for publication purposes. If you are interested in using one of these images please contact us and we will make enquiries on your behalf.
Lensmodern brings together award-winning personal projects from the world’s best photographers. This startling and visionary work often expands the boundaries of photographic technique and printing processes to bring you stimulating, sometimes ground-breaking, examples of this burgeoning art form.
The images in the Gallery are some of the most dramatic and inspiring on the whole site. Many have never been seen before. Now, at last, these eminent creative artists have allowed their photographs to be seen in a committed site worthy of their work.
The dedication and obsession of our photographers is clearly apparent in the variety of printing methods and the breathtaking content, and their personal connection with Lensmodern sets the company apart from any other in the field of photographic art prints.
Although we expect many of these art images to be bought by individuals for their own pleasure in their own homes, we are also aware of a commercial requirement for larger collections of artworks.
Many of our photographers have completed, or continue to work on, large photographic essays. These can prove extremely useful for companies desiring a particularly relevant themed collection of images to hang on their walls.
Though we wouldn’t expect companies to buy outright such a large series of photographs, we have had much experience in leasing out such exhibitions, framed and ready to hang, for periods ranging from weeks to years.
Buying photographic prints online presents a few fundamental problems and, as a company largely owned by its photographers, it is in our (and our artworks') best interests to ensure that all these potential hiccups are addressed before they prove troublesome.
We realise there is a big difference between seeing a print on a glowing computer screen and the same item in the flesh as it were. Transmitted light viewing is nothing like having a real photographic image in front of you. Fortunately, the difference lies in your favour as the real thing usually gets ten times the approbation of the screen version. But if you feel otherwise, we will guarantee to refund your money should you be disappointed with your print when it arrives.
While browsing through the Gallery you can add images to your personal "lightbox". You can then select the ones you wish to purchase before completing your order via the Purchase Prints option within the lightbox, If you would prefer, you can discuss your purchase over the phone.
Depending on the type of printing involved, you should allow 4 weeks for the delivery of most images. Some specialised methods may take longer, but we will advise you if this is the case. As a matter of course, we advise you not to hang any print in direct sunlight. However, as a back-up we will be happy to reprint any image supplied by us if you discover any deterioration over time.