Five Types of Stock Photography to Avoid
Stock photos have a bad rap. They’re campy and cheesy and the butt of plenty of jokes. But what’s great about them is they’re often the catalyst for promotions or gags—sort of a comedic blank slate.
Enter the new Vince Vaughn movie Unfinished Business, which comes out Friday. Twentieth Century Fox has teamed up with iStock by Getty Images to create a set of stock photos featuring Vaughn along with co-stars Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco and others.
The film’s synopsis sounds right up Vince’s alley: “What began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable—and unimaginable—way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.”
Twelve images are being made available for free download—for editorial use only—over three weeks. The first four are available here.
But you can see the whole hilariously sterile set below.
UPDATE: It turns out these images were made by Photoshopping actual cheesy stock photos. Check out the originals, paired with the parodies, as GIFS here.