It’s been a while since I wrote another instalment for this series. Either the world of stock photos is gradually growing less strange or I’m getting used to the wilder side of this world. Fewer things are surprising me these days, so it took longer than normal to compile this list.
If you’re looking for some inspiration today, keep reading.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I decided to start doing something constructive with all of the beautiful, haunting, bizarre, creative, and otherwise unique photos I kept finding on the various stock image sites I had on my RSS feed back in 2017. Every few months since then I’ve posted a list of the most unusual photos I’d found to see if any of my readers were interested in using them for any purpose.
Everything I share for this series is in the public domain. You don’t have to do anything special in order to use them.
In the past, I’ve written descriptions of how I’d use the pictures I share with my audience in this series. As much fun as it is to come up with theories about what could be happening in them, I think I’m going to leave it up to my readers to brainstorm everything this time around. My imagination is so strong that I don’t want to overwhelm your own theories about how these images can be used.
All I’m going to add to them is a brief description of what is happening in each photo for anyone who can’t see the photos I’m sharing for any reason. I look forward to seeing how you’d all react to this list and what you do with any of the images in it. Let me know if you use any of them!
A man wearing a wreath of flowers on his head and a pair of glasses that has a dandelion stuck to the middle of each frame.
A hand and forearm sticking straight up out the middle of a wheat field. It is still attached to the body of someone who is hopefully alive and well.
A person wearing contact lenses that makes their eyes glow and makeup that gives their skin a blue, purple, and red hue.
A person wearing a red hoodie, white gloves, and a mask that glows in the dark.
A stylized and possibly long-exposure photograph of a city landscape and sky. Everything is arranged in a circle with the landscape being the centre of the shot and the sky being wrapped around it.
A long, thin cactus poking out of a banana peel.
A cattle skull sitting next to a decorated box filled with old-fashioned medicine.
A long-exposure shot of a dancer. She has a pale, ghostly appearance due to how much she was moving during the shot.
A bluejay sitting on a polished, wooden table and sticking its head into a metal saucer filled with milk.
A naughty grasshopper smoking a cigarette while sitting on a rock and staring out at a field of grass.
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