Hello, I'm Angelika Pirkl, a London-based freelance Picture Researcher & Art Buyer specialised in history, vintage photography, and the arts.
After ten years of working in the image licensing industry, I set up Igloo Picture Research in 2017 to help clients find those elusive perfect pictures for their projects.
I can provide meticulous picture research for trade publishing, academic publishing or television broadcasting, as well as offer a more creative approach to book cover design or non-editorial projects, both in digital and print.
I can assist with:
setting & managing picture budgets;
compiling preliminary subject specs from manuscripts;
interpreting image briefs thoroughly & creatively;
carrying out picture research across a variety of sources - ranging from local and international picture libraries to museums, smaller institutions, private collections or independent photographers;
negotiating licensing fees;
sourcing digital high-resolution image files;
obtaining necessary rights clearances for photographic copyright as well as additional artistic copyright, publicity rights & property rights if required;
keeping accurate records of picture codes, captions, credit lines & licence terms.
I have experience across a range of subject areas, including:
✤ History ✤ Archaeology ✤ Vintage Photography ✤ Art ✤ Design ✤ Architecture ✤ Fashion ✤ Performing Arts ✤ Culture ✤
Projects can be undertaken remotely or in-house.