Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Beware the stock photo
The other day at my party Daryl gave us a strong warning about something he's learned: Never pose for a stock photograph, if you can avoid it or make a living some other way! Why? Because you never know where your face might end up. Your innocent smile could be used to hawk all manner of unseemly things. Or otherwise things you oppose. Like this woman in Brooklyn. But out of all the more famous blatant uses of stock photos, I'd have to say the most annoying one is Classmates.com (right). Who are those poor people and what did they do to deserve being in that sad, sad campaign? You know, the ones that say things like "She married him? And they have 7 kids?!??!" and the like. Whatever they were paid, it wasn't enough.