28 Jul 2007 Lise GagnÃ© – Microstock Celebrity
Lise GagnÃ© is one of the most well-known microstock photographers. She is reportedly the first contributor to become a full-time professional microstocker, is exclusive to iStockphoto where she’s also an inspector and administrator. Her portfolio has over 5,000 photos of mostly business lifestyle.
Lise is the jewel in the publicity crown at iStockphoto. She’s often cited in their press and was the subject of a formal iStockphoto press release when she passed the 500,000 sales milestone in June this year (2007).
Highest selling photographer at iStockphoto and community leader
Born 1964 | Canadian | Lives in Quebec
Leaving school at 14, Lise worked in boutiques and traveled until eventually becoming a French-English translator in her 20’s. At 36 she switched to graphic and web design which finally lead to her finding her passion in microstock.
Signs of Success
- over 500,000 downloads at iStockphoto
- 33,000 results at Google for search term “lise gagne“
- earns in excess of US$100,000 per year (link to PDF)