weird stock photos and videos

There are some seriously weird stock photos and video around…


If you haven’t yet seen the Timblr, ‘Women Laughing Alone with Salad‘, then you really should. Go on. Go now. It seems stock photograph sites really do contain a lot of photographs of women laughing at (or with?) their salads.

But it turns out that’s not the weirdest stuff on a stock photography websites… I’ve wasted a reasonable amount of my maternity leave so far browsing these sites and have encountered some seriously bizarre stuff.

Angry man holding knife and fabric heart near the tree

There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. I didn’t make the title up, by the way…

Angry man holding knife and fabric heart near the tree - Stock video

What is happening here?

I can’t decide what’s creepier here:

  • The fact that someone agreed to pose for this video doing this
  • The fact that someone thinks someone might need this video one day
  • The fact that iStock Photo lists it in the “essentials collection.” Because everyone needs one of these, right?

Here he is in action:

man knife tree


Crazy Young Businessman

crazy young business man

I don’t really know what’s happening here.


Flamingo Man Lawn

flamingo man lawn

The perfect stock photograph for that article you’re writing about a man in tights pretending to be a flamingo in his garden.


Senior Man Shopping and Vaping

man olives vaping

Check this guy out. The rebellious Waitrose customer who Vapes inside the store while buying his olives?



man pops pimples on his chest

Just ewww.


So, there you have it…

Now you know where to go when you need a video of a man in office clothes dancing or a creepy guy stabbing a heart in a tree. You can thank me later.