You’d probably recognize a stock image if you saw one. The awkwardly posed, over-dramatic nature of them can be felt all over the web – but they’re most common in online newspapers. Running a story on allergies – here’s a woman sneezing violently. Simple.
But many companies who sell the rights to these images also have some truly bizarre pictures in their vast libraries. Twitter user Andy Kelly created Dark Stock Photos to document some of the most unsettling and creepy examples. You have to wonder what kind of article would require some of these compositions!
Check out some of out favorites below.