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"Patient research work involving more than 5 thousand photographs resulted in a 1 minute film that AlmapBBDO created to advertise Getty Images, the world leading image database for creating and distributing visual contents. " [SLYT]
posted by ephemerista (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
413 is quite possibly the creepiest one.
posted by ephemerista at 7:38 PM on May 24, 2012


I wonder, what would it cost to actually use that many images?
posted by R. Mutt at 7:45 PM on May 24, 2012


Nice peen in 411.
posted by cashman at 8:04 PM on May 24, 2012


For some reason, this seems like a source for an urban legend waiting to be born. Like "...and then he saw that it was his only child in frame n."
posted by Stoatfarm at 9:48 PM on May 24, 2012


This is really fantastic. And seizure inducing.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:00 PM on May 24, 2012


I'll just say it: female-centric sexual portrayal/objectification, predominantly caucasian subjects.
posted by joannqy at 10:06 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'll just say it: female-centric sexual portrayal/objectification, predominantly caucasian subjects.

...And then a guy getting old and going and winning at bingo. It's definitely a male-centric movie clip, that's for sure.

What was actually even more interesting to me was that it shows just how many very, very similar images stock photo agencies have. 8000 permutations of 'Family holding hands' and 'child releasing a balloon' for example. That's why corporate brochures are mind-numbing.
posted by verb at 10:32 PM on May 24, 2012


So: you start out young, attractive and in love and you end up old, alone and with bingo wings.

The universal life experience. Got it.
posted by MuffinMan at 11:23 PM on May 24, 2012


Muffin Man: So: you start out young, attractive and in love and you end up old, alone and with bingo wings.


On a yacht.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 3:31 AM on May 25, 2012


Why should this necessarily depict a universal life experience, even if there were such a thing?
posted by Longtime Listener at 5:53 AM on May 25, 2012


Why should this necessarily depict a universal life experience, even if there were such a thing?

Nothing wrong with the choices they made and the narrative they presented: it's just the standard, default narrative of most love stories presented using stock photos. It's a good match -- stock photos are generally about supporting standard narratives.
posted by verb at 8:33 AM on May 25, 2012


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