Shutterstock Editorial signs exclusive partnership with celebrity photographer Miles “Diggzy” Diggs
Shutterstock press release – 24 June, 2021.
Known for eclectic visuals and celebrity portraiture of A-List stars, including Rihanna and Taylor Swift, Diggzy’s distinctive street-style photography is available exclusively at Shutterstock
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced an exclusive editorial partnership with leading celebrity street style photographer, Miles Diggs AKA “Diggzy.” In a career spanning over a decade, Diggzy’s unique celebrity portraits have been featured in global publications, including VOGUE, The New York Times and Vanity Fair.
Diggzy’s collection of high-quality photography will form part of The Newsroom, which connects Shutterstock’s established team to news teams, editors, journalists, publishers and broadcasters to a unique concierge service for access to exclusive premium content. The Newsroom ensures that Shutterstock’s Editorial customers are part of the conversation in real-time when breaking stories, as well as leading the conversation with trending content. As part of the partnership, Shutterstock and Diggzy will work together to bring new celebrity street style imagery and candid portraiture to Shutterstock’s Newsroom customers globally.
Diggzy aspired to be a photographer at the age of 12, with the focus of his lens shifting to celebrities at 15-years-old. A chance encounter and a candid portrait of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz in New York in 2012 kick-started Diggzy’s career as an esteemed celebrity photographer. Known for his personalized approach and close relationships with celebrities, his unique imagery has become a firm favorite with photo editors and journalists around the world.
“Miles is a great celebrity photographer of our generation, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the Shutterstock family,” said Aaron St. Clair, Director of Editorial Content at Shutterstock. “I have worked with Miles for almost a decade, and his attention to detail and editorial-like imagery is unparalleled. I am delighted to make his world class content available in real-time to Shutterstock’s Newsroom customers globally.”
“My excitement is through the roof! By partnering with Shutterstock, I have been given the opportunity to grow in ways I have never imagined,” said Miles Diggs. “After working with Aaron St. Clair for nearly 10 years, I am so glad that we have reunited to bring The Newsroom to life. I can’t wait to expand upon the work that I love doing, while exploring new avenues, and making my collection available to Shutterstock’s customers — wherever they are.”
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