Free Reference Photos For Artists: Human Curiosities


Freshly Curious - Over 700 Free Reference Photos for Artists - Courtesy of

The following photos are free to use in your creative projects. Artists can use them as reference photos and writers can use them to illustrate their blog posts. The only restriction is that you must provide an author credit using the following caption (with a link to when you publish your lovely end result:

[Photo or Photo Reference] courtesy of

Creative Commons License
All photos on this page are by Charlie O’Shields – Doodlewash® and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseThe use of Freshly Curious free photos is not allowed in projects that have inappropriate content such as but not limited to any material that is pornographic or incites or promotes violence, racism, any discrimination, prejudice or intolerance toward any individual or group, religion, sexuality, gender, political view.
  1. artist1947 6 years ago

    Thanks so much! Always needing copy right-free photos to paint!

  2. Ros Selle 5 years ago

    The hands are so dramatic, if it isn’t for the title I would thought it was something else.

  3. Kathy Delumpa Allegri 5 years ago

    Thank you for providing free photos to use for references.

  4. dr madhumeeta banerjee 5 years ago

    It is wonderful initiative n service. free access to photos wil help many fellow artists.

  5. Mitz Esguerra 2 years ago

    Thank you.

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