We’re a naturally curious bunch here at Shutterstock. So we got to wondering: What cool images from our collection are people storing in their Lightboxes? With this new feature, we’re setting out to get some answers — and inspiration — by turning the spotlight on the personal selections of the designers and creatives in our community.
To kick things off, we didn’t have to look any further than our own office, where designer Adriana Marin has been stockpiling some pretty fantastic imagery. Known in our halls for her fabulous taste in all things visual, Adriana has more than 400 Lightboxes (!!), each containing about 40 images for projects like iPhone skin designs, banners, postcards, and other creative concepts.
We asked Adriana to curate a special collection of her favorite images from that massive repository, and she responded with a Lightbox ranging from spectacular sunsets to whimsical mutants. Here’s an inside look at a few of the images she’s loving in her Lightbox right now.
Who: Adriana “Nana” Marin, Shutterstock Production Designer
Lightbox Name: Nana’s Favorites
Favorite Contributors: Larissa Kulik, Mayer George, Cristian Amoretti, Transfuchsian, Evgeniya Porechenskaya, Eugene Ivanov, jumpingsack, conrado, Ruth Black, Anna Ismagilova, Larry Jacobsen, Johan Swanepoel
Adriana’s Lightbox Highlights
“This beautiful image was taken in La Guajira in the northeast region of Colombia. I can almost imagine that I’m there, enjoying a peaceful afternoon and taking a nap in one of those hammocks!”
“My childhood love of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-Men has left a warm place in my heart for mutant characters. This image is also on a postcard series I designed for the 2013 HOW Design Live conference in San Francisco. Stop by the Shutterstock booth this week and pick one up!”
“What a powerful image with lots of movement! I grew up reading National Geographic with my father and brother, and this reminds me of an image from that magazine. I really want to frame it and hang it in my apartment.”
“I love the use of deep colors and patterning here. This one sort of reminds me of a Frida Kahlo portrait.”
“I was following the story of the Russian feminist art collective Pussy Riot. I came across this image and thought it was great how our contributors are so in tune with current issues affecting the world at large.”
“This is so much more than just a photo of cyclists. I love how the lighting and shadows create different shapes on the pavement.”
Want to share your inspiration? Post a link to your Lightbox in the comments for a chance to be featured in our next “What’s in Your Lightbox?” post.