PHOTOS: Artist ‘photobombs’ stock images – with hilarious results

Matt Vescovo photo

Matt Vescovo said he’s viewed tons of stock images during his 20-year career in advertising. He “spent years sifting through stock photography” while working as an art director, he explains in a Kickstarter description.

PHOTOS: Hilarious ‘photobombed’ stock photos

Vescovo found the photos to be ridiculous. He was dissatisfied with the “forced families, romances and birthdays.” Vescovo decided to retouch himself into the images, changing “the pre-existing narratives to make room for new, funny and often insightful storylines,” he said.

Today Vescovo is a freelance copywriter, artist and animator. His stock image “photobombing” has taken off. “The Stock Photobomber” Facebook page has more than 28,000 fans. “Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks stock photography could use some realism, a little humor, and a hint of inappropriateness here and there,” he said.

Currently, Vescovo is fundraising to turn his project into a coffee table book. He’s hoping to raise $24,000 on Kickstarter. See Vescovo’s website with additional photos here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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