fStop is a Berlin-based photo agency that launched in 2002 with the goal of providing the design community with an alternative to the cliché-ridden world of stock photography.

Up until late 2014 fStop was part of Fontshop International, a company which was founded by designers Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody in the late 80s, and is best known for the success of its typefaces. With its origins deeply rooted in the graphic design community surrounding FontShop, fStop has always had strong ties to the world of design and a knowledge of which photographs make sense in that context. Now a fully independent company, we work with a core group of roughly 150 hand-picked photographers, illustrators and filmmakers from around the globe and have distribution arrangements with what we feel are the most relevant and reliable partners for selling stock photography in the world today, among them partners such as Adobe Stock, Getty Images, Offset (by Shutterstock), Plainpicture, Alamy, Amana, Dissolve, Pond5 and many others.

Apart from producing premium royalty free images we also have a small offering of HD footage clips, have a look.

If you are interested in becoming an fStop photographer please have a look at our Submit section.

For information on how to license our images please get in touch or follow the links to one of our distribution partners.