WTF Stock Photos Subreddit

Are you familiar with Reddit? If you’re familiar with the Internet, we’ll venture the guess that you’ve at least heard of it. The self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” Reddit is a content aggregator of sorts, where users (“Redditors”) submit content, links, or articles to be rated and discussed by others. The front page of Reddit is, thus, a snapshot of what’s new, noteworthy, and trending among Reddit’s astounding 234 million unique users. So, yeah, a pretty fair snapshot of what the Internet is up to.

Anywho, within Reddit lie many thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of individual “subreddits” – communities dedicated to a single topic or theme. Pretty much anything you can think of, there’s a subreddit for that.

Today (and in future Offsite Activities posts) we’d like to share a fun little subreddit to while away your time and distract you from whatever it is you think you should be doing. Whatever it is, could it possibly be more important than…

WTF Stock Photos

r/wtfstockphotos is exactly what it sounds like: a subreddit dedicated to the most absurd, often disturbing, always ridiculous stock photos its users encounter. Here are a few of our recent favorites:

We ask you: what possible use cases did the photographers envision for their works? Are there folks out there buying these images? If so, for what purpose? SO MANY QUESTIONS.