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About Us, or shall I say me…

Hi, yep that’s me. Nora.

The Photo Forest is my offering into this world.

Creativity is my thing; I am a photographer, graphic designer, community builder and flower lover.

After building websites for female entrepreneurs around the world (see my own website here) I found that there was a lack of REAL, diverse and just plain cool photos to use for my clients. I was sick of trawling through stock photo sites only to find photos that were ‘okay’ and I never wanted to use free stock photos as they were all overused (I saw them again and again and again).

So I decided to create my own stock photography platform. The whole process took two years from idea to manifestation (I thought I could launch in two months when I first started; #naïve!).

To me The Photo Forest is so much more than just another stock photo site. I longed for an online community which stood for a greater cause, a place where everyone could feel included, loved and accepted. With The Photo Forest my vision is to support every one of you that has ever felt underrepresented. The depiction of life in the online world is not reality.

We are not all skinny and white. We are not all under the age of 30. We all need photos that represent us.

The Photo Forest is going to be the platform where you feel included, where you feel like you have your voice heard, where you know that together we are creating a new online narrative.

If my vision resonates with you, I would be so grateful if you could take a moment to share this site with your tribe. Together we can rise strong.

If you want to find out more about me, ask me any questions or give me some feedback, you can write to me at
nora (at)

I always reply to my own emails.

With so much love + excitement!



If you think you got some fun skills that will help make The photo forest the most awesome stock photography platform out there – then send us an email skills(at)
No CV’s please. Make a video showing us your skills and telling us why you rock. Easy right?


The Photo Forest relies on our amazing photographers who are based around the world. If you want to join The Photo Forest Family and start contributing your photographs you can apply here.

We look for photographers who have an edgy style, who can interpret our members photo requests creatively. Photographers whose passion it is to capture LIFE.

We aim to have at least two photographers based out of every country in the world. Yep, big dreams, and we can make that a reality.

Are you ready to help us?

Apply here if you are a photographer.


plus we send out 5 free photos every week too!




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