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1/15/12

Sunday Silliness: Bizzare Stock Photography

I do freelance graphics design from time to time.  Right now, I am working on rebuilding a scrapbooking website into a professional-yet-creative looking site.

I enjoy what I do, and often get a good laugh out of it.  Why?  Stock photography.

I use stock photography from time to time, and you can always find a wide variety of photos and illustrations on the dozens of sites to choose from.

My favorite of all time is iStockphoto.  They are by far the most expensive, but have the widest variety, and a HUGE amount of bizarre photos to choose from.

Below you can find some of the odd photographs I have found while trying to do my job:

Why do girls always cry when a dude tries to shove their carrot down your throat?

I knew a girl like this in college, she used to have sex in her mascot costume...

Um....

Oh, and this is a set.  There are tons of these...
The bizarre photos serve a purpose, I'm sure.  Otherwise, why would they be on that site?  It's designed to be a moneymaker, and you don't make money unless people like me buy the rights to your photo...

One of my favorite things about stock photography is the watermark.  You can tell who the cheapskates out there are, when you go to a professional business website and see those watermarks on most of the images.  It means they were too cheap to pay for the real thing, so they 'skimmed' from a website and are hoping nobody notices...

What odd pictures have you found while trolling the internet?
Please Share it! :)

17 witty retorts:

Adsila said...

The wildlife heads are just too creepy for words.

The Angry Lurker said...

Nice and weird, she's lucky it's just a carrot.....

Orang3 said...

I always wanted one gas mask of those but never though aboutt buy one, I have to search for it on ebay.

Al Penwasser said...

I think the oddest photo I've seen was that one of the guy humping a fish.
Those kooky PETA people.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Stock photos never cease to amaze and perplex me... the luchador chihuahua is brilliant though.

Bart said...

lol that trans am was hotter imo too. as for that dear in a blazer. boss.

Baur said...

lol strange pics

Thank, Q said...

Okay, so the rabbit ears is funny enough, but a gas mask, too? The photographer who thought of that was high on something really expensive!

Melanie said...

Stop on by today...I found a gem.

Leon Kennedy said...

that last deer head picture is killing me

G said...

the one with the bunny ears is like Donnie Darko on LSD...strange strange strange

Mad Mike Brewing said...

Wow! These are some really creepy looking photos. I had no idea there were stock photos like that.

Zap McBlowfist said...

Love the Gasmask one +following mon frere , great blog

On My Soapbox said...

Okay, I'll take a stab at the gas mask one:
Rabbits like sequins, think humans smell, and hold them hostage, but are thoughtful enough to share their food with them. Ohhhhh, nevermind.... I give up.

D4 said...

Ahaha, suddenly I want to go visit istock. GOING!

digital cameras said...

It would be interesting to know how anybody will find any use for those photos. I think they are still cool artworks that the photographer can be proud of.

wedding photography said...

Those are very compelling photos. I used to buy some photos from istockphoto. I love the simplicity and the creativity used on these photos.

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