Yuri Arcurs

Yuri Arcurs

Owner of Peopleimages.com

Central Region, Denmark

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Yuri Arcurs's Overview

  • Chairman at Arcurs Creative Holding
  • Owner at Yuri Arcurs Productions Cape Town
  • Owner at Yuri Arcurs Photography
  • Danish Special Forces
  • Danish Military School of Leadership

207 connections


Yuri Arcurs' Summary

Yuri Arcurs is the world’s most successful microstock photographer.
He sells over 1,4million individual licenses per year (about 2,000 per day) and his clients include Time Magazine, MTV, Sony, MSN.com, Microsoft, Canon, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Tyra Banks Show, Late Night Show and many more. Back in 2005 a Google search for “Yuri Arcurs” gave zero search results. Today that same search generates close to 150000 hits. His unusual success is due to a combination of unique imagery and savvy business sense.
Yuri resides in the countryside in Denmark, but also spends 3 months per year in either Hawaii, Norway or South Africa. He has been living with his partner Cecilie for five years and together they have an American Staffordshire terrier, “Maff”. Yuri Arcurs Photography inc. is located in Denmark, Scandinavia and employs a dedicated full-time staff of ten people.
Thanks to his unusual success in the relatively new realm of microstock, Yuri has attracted worldwide attendtion and has been profiled and interviewed for numerous books, magazines, blogs, newspapers and recently, the famous PDN magazine. He has also appeared in Photoshop Creative and Digital photographer. He has been dubbed “the world’s best microstock photographer” at www.photopreneur.com and was granted “Celebrity status” at www.microstockdiaries.com. Extremely dedicated when it comes to digital quality Yuri recently joined a small group of handpicked photographers officially sponsored by Hasselblad.


Stock Photography Mentoring and Directing
Public Speaking on the subject of photography

Yuri Arcurs' Experience

Media Production industry

2011Present (3 years) Denmark

Media Production industry

2011Present (3 years) Cape Town Area, South Africa

Media Production industry

January 2004Present (10 years 9 months) Denmark

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Market Research industry

August 2001July 2002 (1 year)

Aarhus department with 30 employees and 2 junior executives.

First Class Sergeant

Nato Peace Mission Kosovo 2006

January 2001August 2001 (8 months)

Won the annual international rifle shooting competition for all NATO soldiers in Kosovo 2001, including The French Foreign Legion, the English and American Special Forces, plus soldier from Belgium, Italy, Sweden, and Norway.


Int. Design

January 1999January 2000 (1 year 1 month)

Graphic Design company doing websites and design job.

Yuri Arcurs' Skills & Expertise

  1. Photoshop
  2. Photography
  3. Capture One
  4. Digital Photography
  5. Web Design
  6. User Experience
  7. Social Media
  8. SEO
  9. Web Project Management
  10. Graphic Design
  11. Strategic Communications
  12. Commercial Photography
  13. Online Marketing
  14. Research
  15. Wordpress
  16. Information Architecture
  17. Editorial
  18. Interaction Design

Yuri Arcurs' Education

Aarhus Universitet

Bac, Psychology

20042018 (expected)

Activities and Societies: Head of student's review from 2004-2005

Aarhus Universitet

Undergraduate, Philosophy


Activities and Societies: My first year at University.

Aarhus School of Photography

Graduate, Photography


Danish Special Forces

SGT, Special Recognisance Extended Education


Danish Military School of Leadership

First Class Sergeant, Leadership


Activities and Societies: Unit: Danish Special Recognisance Unit - Special Forces Extraordinarily promoted to First Class Sergeant before due.

Yuri Arcurs' Additional Information


Stock Photography

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