Cr103 is a resource of abstract and unusual stock photography, patterns and textures; all available free-of-charge under a creative commons license.
There are currently more than 2500 (6GB+) of photos and illustrations on the site, and new photos or design packs (collections of photos or brushes) are added frequently.
Creativity103 was setup in 2001 when we saw that there was a lack of sites
catering for people who wanted textures and backdrops to use in their
designs, skies to strip into overcast landscape photos etc. The name comes from the hosts first used to serve the site, it was part of the url at fortune city, "home number 103 on creativity". a couple of years later the site moved to its current URL.
I originally designed the site to store and share my images freely for use as photoshop texture layers or backdrops for web pages, but soon realised that users were applying the images in all sorts of interesting ways such as 3D rendering, euro collage, desktops wallpapers and skins, print and video applications.
Since then I have added some simple video footage, and loads more higher resolution images to the mix. The video is not designed to be broadcast quality but is intended more to inspire ideas or to grab a low res still from.
The site is
completely free to use - but if you like these images and make use of
them, then we would kindly request a credit to this site [full
terms], you can link to the following URL:
http://creativity103.com or http://cr103.com
no personal details are collected by this site other than standard browser info and generic location collected by the web server for general site traffic analysis. e-mail addresses used in the feedback form are only stored for use in replying to any query made. Our 'design elements' feeds are provided off-site via feedburner and mailchimp, we store no email information on our servers.