Stock photos are made to be sold but it’s impossible to think anyone would buy these.
From a grandma teaching a group of blond children the secrets of “stab between the fingers” to a female version of Adolf Hitler peeling potatoes, the photographers behind these shots were probably trying a bit too hard. Don’t get us wrong, we do appreciate all the work that went into producing these pictures. We just think that each of them should have an in-depth description, explaining what is going on in these photos. Continue reading »
A bathroom tray advertisement prompted a slew of tweets from a woman who used dripping sarcasm set the record straight about what a woman’s bathtub time really looks like. Continue reading »
Alan Moore, the author of the comic V for Vendetta, noticed once that people tend to imagine their own lives as stories, and they browse them as in a movie – by rewinding to an appropriate moment.
The truth is that we are a narrative genre – we just love to listen and to tell stories. First, we listen to fairy tales read by parents and with time we start looking for new ones in books, comics and movies. We have an irresistible attraction to fictionalization – our minds create stories based on perceived images and thus, reveal our personalities and the power of imagination.
In PIXERS, we experience a boundless number of images and an equal amount of our clients’ stories every day. Sometimes, we get tired of such an overproduction and we try to exercise our imagination by assigning new unexpected meanings to the images that usually only flash in front of our eyes.
Below, you can see the effect of such an experiment: 10 book covers made of random stock photos by our graphic designer, and with fictional plots that I invented myself. Are these books new (imaginative) bestsellers?
For me, this image is a depiction of loneliness. I’ve imagined an elephant that is the last elephant on the planet after a nuclear disaster. He travels on a cloud of radioactive dust and dreams of meeting a soul mate… The title of this book would be “Atomic Elephant”. Continue reading »
According to Erikas Mališauskas: “IKEA should have been prepared for this. Thank God it wasn’t.
Have you ever noticed framed stock photos in IKEA room displays? We think they’re too boring and fake as hell. That’s why my girlfriend and I have decided to replace every framed photo in IKEA Vilnius with photos of ourselves. Continue reading »
If you think that the photographs from the current image banks are kitsch, wait to discover the pictures of the image banks in the 1970s. Continue reading »
Stock photos are always awkward and strange, but that’s all about to change thanks to the The Stock Photobomber aka Mathew. Continue reading »
We’ve all seen our share of cliché stock photos. Ad-inspired merchandise store The Incumbent Agency decided to make good use of these typically mundane images by injecting a good dose of humor and transforming them into brilliantly relatable portrayals of life in an ad agency. Continue reading »
Adobe team has just launched a line of clothing featuring some of the worst stock images ever, and the weird part is that they actually look pretty cool (on slender and attractive models at least). The range is called Adobe Stock Apparel, and Adobe came up with the creative idea to promote their new royalty-free image service called Adobe Stock. Head over to the Adobe website to peruse the full range. They’re not for sale though, which is a shame, because if there’s one thing missing from my wardrobe it’s a t-shirt with a picture of a laughing woman eating a healthy vegetable salad on it. Continue reading »
Stock photography isn’t usually the most exciting form of photography out there. This is where the Stock Photobomber comes in. In an effort to add a dose of reality and humor to the bland world of stock photography, he’s photoshopped himself into the background of these stock photos, and the result is nothing short of hilarious. Continue reading »
Kumbuka, a male silverback gorilla sits next to the keeper’s chalk board in his enclosure at London Zoo, Thursday, January 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, zoo keepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo’s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorilla is duly noted and accounted for. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo) Continue reading »
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Zookeepers have begun the annual animal count at London Zoo. The zookeepers have to accurately audit more than 16,000 animals and catalogue every mammal, bird, fish, reptile, amphibian and invertebrate spread over the 36-acre site in Regents Park. New to the count this year will be penguins, newborn Francois langurs and two endangered Asian lion cubs. London’s zoo is the oldest in the world and is home to more than 110 endangered species from around the world.
Zoo-keeper Westlake poses with Meerkats during the stock take at London Zoo in London. (Reuters) Continue reading »
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