Nine Reasons Not to Use Stock Photography


For years we've made fun of stock photography and the marketers that use it pointing out the pitfalls such as the same models appearing at the same time for different advertisers and the poses that are completely devoid of anything resembling real life but we've never gone so far as to dedicate and entire web page to them.

Now we have "9 things I learned about the world according to anonymous stock photo models." From creepy parents to "curly haired black women 'going moist' for wireless broadband routers" to "People who sit in cramped cubicles answering customer service calls in drab corporate call centers are overjoyed to help fix your DSL modem" to the over representation of African Americans to stupid laptop poses to "Random-ass white dudes should be placed all over your corporate website for no fucking reason," this site cuts through all the crap and tells it like it is. Check it our before you choose your next stock photo

by Steve Hall    May- 8-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Strange   

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Maddox is hilarious, love this site ...

Posted by: alexanderphipps on May 8, 2007 4:00 PM also did a funny business stock photo parody here.

Posted by: makethelogobigger on May 8, 2007 5:37 PM

This was great.
Makes me wonder which is better, the rock or the hard place, considering I'm a 27 year old, female, Miami-Florida raised Cuban, fine artist, writer, poet, musician, and nothing shows up with someone like me! Or close to me. Urgh! Hahahaha. I thought I was eccentric enough, maybe a bit different but the same here and there... nothing works!

Thank You.

Posted by: Lily on May 8, 2007 7:23 PM

I think we should go thru most of the General Market shops and stick For Placement Only stickers on the foreheads of their ethnic employees. I think then some clients (and some agencies) might "get it".

but way too many stock shops still over-index on the tattooed hipster brigade and the name of diversity...

but hey, gotta give the people what they want.

Posted by: hadji on May 9, 2007 12:48 AM

That's really funny...

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Posted by: Russell Rockefeller on May 9, 2007 9:01 AM

What made it even funnier for me was my recognition of one of the Asian models from our recruiting material...

Posted by: Matt on May 10, 2007 6:03 PM