This is the Bizarre World of ‘Dark Stock Photos’

There’s a new Twitter account called “Dark Stock Photos” that has been amassing a huge following over the past month. It’s an ever-growing collection of “f***ed up stock photography”: images designed to be sad and somber that are often simply bizarre.

“In attempting to illustrate some of the darkest moments in life, a particular genre of stock photography has accidentally struck comedy gold,” writes creator Andy Kelly in The Guardian. “[…] I harvest the likes of iStock and Getty for the saddest, bleakest images I can find.”

“So many questions,” he continues. “Why do these photos exist? Who is buying them? And to illustrate what? A few may have been slipped in by a photographer as a joke, but I get the sense that most of them were taken in earnest.”

Here’s a sampling of the strange stock pohtos that Kelly has featured thus far:

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@darkstockphotos has around over 89,000 followers after less than a month of being online. You can follow along on Twitter.

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