Hello the MLE,
Like many graphic designers, I have spent countless hours sifting through stock photography - pre-shot photographs (hence not requiring a shoot) available to buy or licence.
Also, like many graphic designers, I find such photography strangely fascinating. How they can convey a message can be so obvious, or just completely bizarre.
A couple weeks ago, I came across a Twitter feed called @darkstockphotos
, and thought you might appreciate it.
Andy Kelly, who set up the feed says, “I make sure I only post things that are straight up funny, or so absurd/bewildering that they’re accidentally funny. I’m spoiled for choice!”
Kelly’s personal favourite, “without a doubt, is what Shutterstock describes as ‘Crying Boy With Gun On Coast’ [above]. It’s an utterly baffling image, and so, so dark. Why is this boy crying? Who did he just shoot with that gun? So many questions.” (See this photo above).
Really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!