Stock photo horror stories

Stock photo horror stories: After sharing this embarassing stock photo moment (found via adrants) with folks in the office, Bill Hudgins jogged my memory of a long-ago, pre-Hammock Publishing “stock photo horror story” that he and I experienced:

Our client had bought a company, and sent us a box of materials about the acquisition so we could learn about its business, which was processing mortgages. The acquisition’s slick brochure opened with an inside front cover spread of the famous Victorian houses in San Francisco. It was a beautiful picture – until you looked more closely and noticed there was a guy standing in an upstairs window, back to the camera, wearing only his fruit of the looms. We never told the client.