Stock photos and stock photography were just as ridiculous in 1970 as they are today and if you don’t believe us, just take a look at any stock photos website right now and compare them to the stock photography from the 70’s.
Although we admit that some stock photos are really, really cool, like the ones showing landscapes or cute animals, most of the stock photography you find out there is just a huge collection of bad actors trying to look like business men, athletes or like people performing different actions in a very unnatural way.
To be honest, the models you find in stock photos and stock photography are not the only ones to blame, because it’s usually the photographer’s fault if a picture looks ridiculous or not.
In this series of 1970’s stock photos and stock photography, you will see that the industry hasn’t changed much if you count out the photoshop editing and the other diverse pallet of digital photo editing programs.
We still have one unanswered question, though… Why do people in stock photos and stock photography always look so uncomfortable? We’re guessing that this is something that photoshop can’t fix. At least not for the moment.