Hello, I'm Angelika Pirkl, a London-based freelance Picture Researcher and Art Buyer specialised in history, vintage photography and the arts.
After ten years of working in the picture licensing industry, I set up Igloo Picture Research in 2017 to follow my passion of helping clients source those elusive perfect pictures for their projects.
I can deliver picture research for trade publishing, educational publishing and television broadcasting, as well as offer a more creative approach to book cover design and non-editorial projects, both in digital and print.
I can assist with:
setting picture budgets;
compiling preliminary subject specs;
carrying out picture research from a range of sources using local and international picture libraries as well as museums, smaller institutions, private collections and 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 and property rights if required;
keeping accurate records of picture codes, captions, credit lines and licence terms.
Projects can be undertaken externally or in-house.