Citizen Stock Launches Today, With Our Niece And Nephew’s Photos Part Of Its Library

David was right on the ball with his photo of our nephew Evan

We have known photographer Sherrie Nickol since our days at Crain’s New York Business, back when she was single and childless. Well, since then Sherrie has married another world-class photographer, David Katzenstein, and their son is in college. Times flies, as they say.

Sherrie and David, after much planning and research, have created a stock photo company, Citizen Stock, that launches today, Tuesday.

They took photos of more than 1,000 people — including our niece Sydney, our nephew Evan and your’s truly — to create this library of portraits of everyday people.

The photos they did of Syndey and Evan were amazing. In the case of Evan, David took a shot of him that captures a soccer ball mid-air over Evan’s hand. It’s great.

So we wish Sherrie and David great luck with their new venture.

Here is the press release on Citizen Stock.



Models are all “real people”

New York, NY – May 17, 2010 – It’s about being real.

Citizen Stock today launches a groundbreaking stock agency that offers art buyers a premium library of photographs documenting real people and their emotions.

Created by assignment photographers Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein, a husband and wife team, Citizen Stock ( is one of the first stock photo agencies devoted solely to portraiture of “real people.”

Our niece Sydney's Citizen Stock photo

The models aren’t professional models, but children, moms, dads, grandparents, skateboarders, lawyers, teachers, musicians, chefs, artists, office workers, clothing designers, shop clerks, and small business owners, to name a few.

In addition to homegrown New Yorkers, the “real” people who model for Citizen Stock originate from many parts of the U.S. and from a diverse group of countries all over the world.

They all find their way to a photo studio in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood where they pose for award-winning photographers Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein.

Photographed against a white background and in a series of activities and clothing, the “real” models offer a unique and accessible collection of images for the advertising, design and media industries. Citizen Stock offers a consistent blend of emotion and style and a depth of unique, high quality imagery.

“We launched Citizen Stock because we want to develop and build a library of beautiful images for the commercial market that integrates the spirit of the people we photograph with the needs of our clients,” says Katzenstein, an award-winning commercial, corporate and fine art photographer with a keen interest in cultures around the globe.

Adds Nickol, a commercial and fine art photographer known for her striking portraits and explorations of the relationships between people and their environments, “Photographing hundreds and hundreds of diverse people for the Citizen project has been an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Everyone who walks into our studio has a fascinating story to share with us.”

Citizen Stock is online at, and on Facebook at For more information, contact Robin Kamen,, or 212 995-0259.

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One Response to “Citizen Stock Launches Today, With Our Niece And Nephew’s Photos Part Of Its Library”

  1. iamdesign Says:

    Go Citizen Stock! Love your niece and nephew’s photos too.

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