HOW DOES LOBSTER WORK

The world’s simplest, real-time stock photo platform
Mission

What is lobster?

Each and every day, billions of images and videos are being created which are more authentic than stock photography. But it’s time-consuming to find and source something that perfectly fits your brand, media campaign or story. That’s why we created Lobster - to do the heavy lifting for you.

Artificial Intelligence

Lobster’s Artificial Intelligence and algorithmic engineering uses image recognition alongside with metadata to find high quality (and relevant) real-time content anywhere on the planet. Content created by regular people, just going about their day to day lives - original, unusual and genuine.

Rewards

Behind the technology, our ethos is one of honesty and fairness. For every purchase, we give 75% of the fee to the contributor, as we’re keen to create a rewarding experience for everyone.

Team
This is our team. Yoohoo!

Olga Egorsheva

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Entrepreneur at Lobster. Building a bridge between every individual online and creative professionals. Inspired by independent creativity. Inspiring by breaking the rules. The world is my home country to learn, work and start companies.

Maria Iontseva

DESIGN DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

Usability addict at Lobster. Lovingly creates this company's designs, interfaces, investor pitches and social media campaigns. Designed PC Mag awarded consumer IT products (in previous life). Londoner, photographer, sailor, jazz guitar.

Andrey Dmitriev

QA DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

Quality maniac at Lobster. Tests the world. Manages operations and technology, thinks of new features and improvements. Organises processes. Deals with (rarely) furious users. Helps everyone. Social media photographer, surfer, hipster & a cook.

Vanessa Munteanu

COMMUNITY & EVENTS MANAGER

Vanessa coordinates content strategy, plans events and does her best to capture the attention of journalists. She's an internet addict and a keen networker who enjoys making things happen. She's also a fan of all the good stuff when it comes to electronic music.

Sergey Chuvaev

UX DESIGNER & FRONT-END DEVELOPER

Person who knows how to create an elegant interface which perfectly meets users' needs. Responsible for the whole design process from an idea to a sketch and from a prototype to a final look-and-feel. Believes in the power of user-centred approach.

Dmitry Ushkov

LEAD BACKEND DEVELOPER

Full-stack developer at Lobster. Dmitry loves startups, UK tech scene and image recognition technologies. Obsessed with learning new things, he is our creative coding magician who delivers more than he promises.

Eugene Korneev

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER

Full-stack developer at Lobster, with a startup experience and great coding skills. He can add a new social media to Lobster in few days or launch new subscriptions for a customer. In his free time Eugene dances Latin dance.

Timur Yanberdin

BACK-END DEVELOPER

Tech genius with search algorithms, scoring and AI experience. Timur is responsible for creating our content scoring system and implementing the AI systems.

Elina Upelniece

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Elina is a top curator at Lobster and she also predicts what will be trending next week. She works with our community and helps it grow the Lobster tail. Beside her work, she loves photography and dancing.

Thomas Wilczek

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    From Germany to London via Madrid, Thomas is a passionate entrepreneur and creative industries practitioner who specialises in identifying opportunities for growth, and building strong partnerships around digital content, marketing and tech. Co-Founder of live-streaming start up Living Indie (in a previous life), he’s been diagnosed with incurable music obsession and insatiable cultural curiosity by his closest friends.

    Knarik Avanesyan

    CUSTOMER & SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

    Knarik works on social media marketing processes and strategies. She is self motivated, eager for challenges, and determined to make an immediate impact. She loves to produce unique ideas with huge potential at stake. Also, she's passionate about art, electronic music and photography.

    LOBSTER GENIUS

    SALES, GROWTH HACKER, FULL STACK DEV & INTERNS

    Lobster is growing fast! We are always hiring aspiring new talent for commercial and technical roles. Got that startup spark and a passion for media innovation?
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