The first post without images, I think. Since I am witnessing the occasional discussion among designers about sources of raw material, like photos and vector graphics, and the potential risks connected with that when it comes to file downloads, copyright and angry clients, perhaps a few words for clarification:
While at first glance there seem to be countless opportunities for getting free stock photos, background graphics or textures, most are either collections of third party material (see the concerns above) or more or less useful link lists to design sources.
While I´m not pretending to offer a complete range of stock images here (far from that) or to even replace a decent stock photo agency for all your graphic design needs, the material offered on FreeStockImages.org is all unique and my very own. Since I am free to do whatever I want to with my photos and graphics I gladly share some here with fellow designers. Please download.