10 Reasons Being a Stock Image Model is a Bad Idea


Think being a stock image model is a fun, easy, and glamorous job? We wouldn’t just quite bet on it.

It can be easy to be led to think that being a stock image model is a good, clean way to make a buck. And hey, if you have the looks, and can follow directions (“place your hand a touch higher, please… a bit more, okay, good. Now smile, look here. Other side, look confused. Can you frown deeper?”, why not?

Well, it does sounds like a walk in the park… that is, until you see what kind of content your image has been used for. Let this be a cautionary tale.

When you’re a stock image model, it can turn into a case of mistaken identity.

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Sure, you got the looks. The equipment, on the other hand…

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Think your fashion doesn’t have a political agenda? Well, now it does.

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That adorable couple. Just look at them. So young. So in love. So… racist?!

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It doesn’t get any better when you put a baby in the mix. Think of the children!

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And then, there are these gents, posing happily for the photo, with absolutely no clue they’ll be made out to think rape is an excellent idea.

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Or that it’s the only they’ll ever get laid in college.

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What upbeat, wholesome thing could have ever put the spring in this young man’s step? Heroin, of course!

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And nothing quite puts the smile on a 40-something man quite like standing proud about what you love.

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We’re not sure how this’ll stand with the rest of the scientific community, but okay.

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Be sure to drive safely, grandma. (That also means not DUI-ing with Christian Grey.)

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And lastly, it’s a job. But ore importantly, it’s a job that gives both you and your client total satisfaction, guaranteed every time.

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Feature image courtesy of Gratisography
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