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Well, That Was Awkward

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Property of ThinkStock, who are responsible for an alarming number of the offerings on this post

Property of ThinkStock, who are responsible for an alarming number of the offerings in this post

“Completely explainable stock photos everybody should always use.” – Awkward Stock Photos

I take a terrible picture, so I have total sympathy for the subjects of bad photos. However, these people have no excuse. These are stock photos styled so bizarrely, so distressingly, so hilariously wrong that there was no good reason for them to exist. Until along came AwkwardStockPhotos.com, the Etsomnia of the stock photo world.

I’d love to be a fly on the wall for the taking of some of these unforgettable images. Don’t you wish they’d gone back and interviewed the subjects about what they thought of what they were being asked to do and how the photographers prevailed upon them to do it?

There are some real howlers here. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Property of ThinkStock

This woman is very serious about her Kegels. Property of ThinkStock

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This weirdly reminds me of Eric Stoltz’s character in  Mask. Property of Corbis Images

Property of ThinkStock

No hedgehogs were harmed in the making of this completely bizarre and unusable photo. Property of ThinkStock

Property of ThinkStock

Maybe they thought this would be used for a sinus medicine ad? Property of ThinkStock

Property of ThinkStock

This is why when I get on an elevator, I try not to touch anything. Property of ThinkStock

Property of ThinkStock

Listen, I, too, love bacon, but enough is enough. And why is the pig wearing what appears to be a white tiger Snuggie? Property of ThinkStock

Property of Shutterstock

And here’s a close second for the title of most awkward. Property of ShutterStock

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This one wins the awkward photo of all time award. Do we think the horse is deceased, or only praying for death? Property of Getty Images

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Well, That Was Awkward

  1. Hilarious way to start a dreary, chilly Monday. Thank you!

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  2. Huh. Why IS that pig wearing a tiger suit?

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  3. I do not want to know the people who decided to take these pictures.

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  4. Oh boy. You are the master of finding ridiculous things on the internet. Thanks for the giggle.

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  6. What the flipping heck is going on in each of these images? I feel like these should be the starting prompt for a whole bunch of creative writing exercises.

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