As someone who creates online content daily, and has worked in social media for the last decade or so, I've seen a LOT of stock photography.
I work with it every day - and honestly I've wondered more than once how the model would react to knowing how their picture was being used.
But Can I Get Hired?<p>I ended up finding myself on one of those "Now Hiring" posts on Facebook... for a company I was trying to get hired at. </p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gibfl60?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Pandrome</a></p><p>You should tell them that means they have to hire you, or it's false advertising.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gichpgs?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">StewartTheHuman</a></p><p>"Have you previously worked as an employee for [company]?"</p><p>"Well, it's complicated..."</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gid6zm1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TheRealMandelbrotSet</a></p>
Also Used<p>One of my friends did a shoot for a university showing him sitting with an advisor looking confused/concerned. </p><p>It was to be used for the financial/debt advice brochure - and it <em>was</em> used there. But it was <em>also</em> used in the sexual health brochure! </p><p>It's a good one to roll out on special occasions!</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gibc7cc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">djaw1</a></p><p>Similar thing happened to a guy I worked with. </p><p>He was an older, very put together attorney. One day I was watching TV and saw him sitting with his head in his hands looking terribly distraught. </p><p>It was a commercial for ED medication.</p><p> I asked him about it the next morning and he said he had done some stock video shots for commercials years back and often pops up in all kinds of ads.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gid1rcz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">thepeanutbutterman</a></p>
I'm A Painting<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTQ0ODEyNi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyNjA5MTYwMn0.1shr1uiAki5hfvXNj1IaSIlHAPGMQGg1v1C8Ej7GFtg/img.jpg?width=980" id="e3f3a" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="4d43ecf1a23c9e142cf7ddaa0eaa9d6b" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
Imgur<p>When I was 17 a friend of mine asked me if I could help him model in some pictures he was working on for a project for college. We used our other friend's attic and he took a couple of pictures of me in a suit in front of a typewriter. </p><p>He really liked one of the pictures and he ended up asking me if I would be okay with him having it be part of a small gallery show he was doing at the local coffee shop.</p>