This has been a tough decision to make but we have decided to shut down Lensy. Our website at www.lensy.com will be disabled from 1 June 2017. You will still be able to view the site but we will no longer be accepting any new photo uploads and all existing images submitted by photographers will be removed.
It has been a great journey for us but we've come to realise that the challenge we set out to solve 3.5 years ago was probably not as big or important as we thought it was.
Our goal was to bring a more cost effective option for brands and business to get authentic Asian stock photography by connecting them with a marketplace of everyday photographers in Asia, In addition, we launched Lensy tasks with the hope of using photo challenges and requests to add in an element of brand engagement and on demand photo briefs that would perhaps change the traditional stock photography model for the better.
The truth is while we had some great moments building and running Lensy, we've come to the acute realization that for various reasons, we would never have the scale to be sustainable over time.
A big thank you to everyone who has supported us; thanks for coming along on this journey
To all photographers, rest assured all your data and images will be deleted from our system. We wish you all the best in your photography endeavors.
To all the photo buyers and brands that have supported us, thank you for trusting us and for taking a chance on our vision. We will forever be grateful for the opportunities we've had.