Stock photos trying to look dark are the best thing on Twitter right now

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As stock photography has largely become synonymous with bland images marked by complete disillusionment with reality, the internet has begun to gradually reclaim these once discarded images and turn them into high-quality meme culture material.

Organized by a video game journalist Andy KellyDark Stock Photos is a hilarious Twitter account that mockingly party the absurdity of archival footage.

Sourcing images from popular stock photography platforms such as Shutterstock and iStock, the parody collection includes many photos that tried too hard to convey a dark message, but failed miserably in the process.

While the Dark Stock Photos account covers quite a wide thematic range, one thing all of these images have in common is the pitifully contrived way in which they have been staged.

You’ll find some weirdly entertaining images like these:

Since launching last week, the parody account has already featured over 40 ridiculously tacky photos, amassing over 7,000 likes in the process.

For more fun and bad photos, you can follow Dark Stock Photos on Twitter by clicking here.

And if you happen to be an avid connoisseur of stock-photo memes, check out the collection of flashy t-shirts Adobe released last year to “commemorate” the horror of stock photography.

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