In addition to being a photographer, Ian is the founder of Tandem Stills + Motion Inc., one of the world's leading stock photography and motion clip licensing companies specializing in the genres of nature, environment, travel, culture, adventure sports, and healthy-living lifestyles. 

Representing not only Ian Shive's library of images but also the archives of hundreds of photographers worldwide, the Los Angeles, CA, based company has established itself as a global leader in its genre. Founded in 2010, the company is based on a vision to reignite the world's passion for photography while helping veteran and emerging photographers strengthen their photography business. 

The company offers a timeless and exclusive collection of imagery found nowhere else while simultaneously promoting a photographer-centric business model that has been highlighted in respected art and photography schools around the country including the American Society of Media Photographers, The National Press Photographers Association, the New York Times and Tandem images regularly appear in numerous publications including National Geographic, Outside, Men’s Journal, Oprah, New York, Sunset, GEO, Climbing, Self, Backpacker and more. Tandem also works in depth with many tourism, pharmaceutical, health & beauty, automotive and conservation campaigns. 

Recognizing the potential of the proprietary software upon which Tandem Stock was built, in 2011 Tandem launched Tandem Vault (, a state-of-the-art, cloud based digital asset management solution. Since it's inception, Tandem Vault has become an industry standard for small businesses and corporations looking for a visual-based DAM system to manage their assets. As one of the only DAM systems in the world to seamlessly integrate photos, graphic files and video in one environment, it has quickly gained market share and a high pedigree client list. Today Tandem Vault manages literally hundreds of thousands of users and millions of assets in one of fastest, user-friendly and modern hosting environments in the world.