izmostock and Maground Partner to Offer the World’s Best and Most Cost-effective Automotive Imagery

Alliance revolutionizes vehicle stock photos, blending izmostock’s high quality car images with Maground’s amazing worldwide destination stock photography 


San Francisco, CA – July 10, 2012 – izmostock (www.izmostock.com) a division of izmocars, the world-leader in automotive photography and interactive media, today announced a partnership with Maground (www.maground.com), the leading image archive for exclusive automotive backgrounds and HDR Domes. The alliance will further expand izmostock’s automotive media library of new vehicles, which is the largest in North America and Europe. And, by uniting the best of each company’s car stock photo libraries to blend super clean car photos with amazing destination photos from around the world, izmostock’s clients will have access to high-quality, high-value imagery at affordable fees.


izmostock’s new-car images can now be composited on Maground’s destination backgrounds, offering automotive advertisers and marketers around the world a way to deliver a location-based image at a fraction of the cost of a live shoot. This new option for automotive marketers eliminates the time and expense of sending production teams out to shoot a car at a location, or performing CGI rendering and compositing. And, not only are these new car stock photos lower in cost, but they have rapid production times to meet tight deadlines for designers, art buyers, creative directors, and other advertising professionals.


“izmostock is known for the excellence of its automotive digital photography and Maground is renowned for its stunning destination stock photography. Through our partnership, we are delighted to offer the efficiency and affordability of the high quality automotive images on custom backgrounds to meet the needs of global automotive marketing professionals,” said Tej Soni, President of izmocars. “Imagine getting access to locations like the Coliseum in Rome, or the streets of Paris or the breathtaking beauty of the Alps from the comfort of your desktop, and mix and match automotive images with these background to get the perfect location shot. That’s transformational technology brought to you by izmocars.

izmostock offers this capability through its online webstore at www.izmostock.com. Any user can go to the website, select an image, select a background and place an order which is delivered within a week. The company also offers services for custom development on larger projects and has an engagement team that can meet the most exacting needs.

To learn more about the new izmostock / Maground destination car stock photos or to license these popular images, visit http://bit.ly/Nbgq4Y



About izmostock (a division of izmocars)

izmostock is the world-leader in automotive photography and interactive media, covering more than 800 current models worldwide. izmostock is dedicated to providing clients with a comprehensive, end-to-end solution in automotive photography and visual media. The company’s large automotive photography studios in Long Beach, California and Brussels, Belgium are situated in the heart of the world's largest automotive markets, giving all clients and izmostock direct access to the latest in the consumer automotive industry. Most importantly, izmostock offers dedicated account management and technical support. This translates into the ability to handle large volumes of photography, multimedia creation and custom development, while maintaining the highest quality standards in both media and customer care that professionals have come to expect from a partner.


izmostock provides the latest digital imaging solutions for traditional still photography, high-resolution stop motion animations, and interactive HDR panoramas. izmostock runs a full time staff of photographers, producers, and vehicle prep, which average 200 production days per year.




The Hamburg-based stock photo agency MAGROUND is the leading provider for high quality images of landscapes, roads and cityscapes with full spherical HDR domes. The collection of over 100,000 images includes alternative perspectives of each spot as well as 360°HDR domes. With optimal settings for focal length, depth of field and perspective, the images are up to the highest standards of CGI productions and digital processing. In cooperation with over one hundred renowned photographers, MAGROUND provides an exclusive and diversified imagery with a unique visual language that satisfies both technical and creative demands. The immediate availability of the high-resolution data simplifies and accelerates the customer’s workflow from presentation to final layout. In addition to that, the company offers a complimentary image search service and individual support for their clients.

Major brands benefit from the quality and service of this specialized provider, making MAGROUND the natural link between modern commercial photography and creative services.


Clients include: Alfa Romeo, Allianz, AMG, Aston Martin, Audi, AXA, BMW, Casio, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Condé Nast, Debitel, Deutsche Bahn, DIE ZEIT, EnBW, Fiat, Ford, Henkel, Hyundai, IWC, Jeep, Kia, Lacoste, Lexus, Lufthansa, MAN, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, MTU, Nestle, Nissan, Opel, O2, Panasonic, Peugeot, Porsche, Quicksilver, Renault, Roeckl, Rolls Royce, Shell, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Swisscom, Telekom, Toyota, TUI, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Zurich



CONTACT: mWEBB Communications for izmocars, Melanie Webber, +1-424-603-4340, melanie@mwebbcom.com, or Angela Jacobson, +1-714-454-8776, angela@mwebbcom.com


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