Images has been set up by Scottish web firm Oldhand Media to offer pictures
that reflect the best in UK life.
Director Scott Davidson said: "From early marketing and word of mouth
we've already had a good response from photographers around the country, interested
in selling their images through the web.
"Predominantly the work has been landscapes and architectural shots.
We're now looking for more images of people and reportage shots as we gear up
towards a formal launch.
"Anyone interested simply has to log onto pureimages.co.uk for more
The site, with its eye-catching interface, is in the final stages of development.
Oldhand will launch the service to creative professionals later in the year.
It says its "pure" focus is to showcase images showing people, places,
sport and culture from across the UK.
Scott added: "Pure Images offers a great opportunity for photographers
to sell their images around the world. As a trained graphic designer, I used
to struggle to find original stock photography with a distinctive UK-flavour.
We hope that Pure Images will fill that gap."
The Pure Images website has been designed to be user-friendly for contributing
There is no registration fee for contributors to pay. Images are hosted for
free. If someone buys an image - a generous 70 per cent of the sale price is
paid to the photographer, with the site taking the remaining payment as commission.
For more information visit www.pureimages.co.uk
or call 01324 889108 for a Pure Images CD.