There's something about stock photos that make them instantly recognizable as a genre, a weird, posey cheesiness that unifies them all. When you see a stock photo, you just know that it's a stock photo.


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Trying to represent so many different topics, ideas, concepts and scenarios into single photographs makes the job difficult for photographers and actors, and the ways in which they fail is a source of absolute comedy gold. The hashtag #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob, originally started by scientists, has been going around and it is a perfect collection of the times when stock photographers clearly had no idea what they were doing. The fails, along with the inherent cheesiness of the photographs and the indignation of those whose jobs are woefully misrepresented, combine for a perfect storm of hilarity!

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Gabriel Proulx-Jalbert 2 months ago

Notice the stethoscope is not even on his ears.

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C 2 months ago

This actually looks like an exhausted pharmacist after people have been showing him their rashes all day.

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Pepper 2 months ago

i wish i could sometimes

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birdhouse 2 months ago

What the hell is this?

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Reggie Kraken 2 months ago

haha this is the best.

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Hans 2 months ago

Moreover, you obviously use a font size of 22pt or more when coding. This must lead to solid code!

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stellermatt 2 months ago

you've rented it for the day, why not get your money's worth

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C 2 months ago

This looks like every CSI episode ever

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stellermatt 2 months ago

that's what all the funding goes on, making teeny tiny tweezers

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stellermatt 2 months ago

i thought he was a tree doctor...

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