The Weird World of Stock Photography Is Even More Awkward in Person

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In The World's Most Downloaded Man, a tongue-in-cheek promotional film for a Brazilian photo studio, a photographer tracks down the most ubiquitous male model in stock photography. Why? Because he's perplexed to see the cheap, generic images competing with his own high-quality work. Fernando Martins of  Câmera Clara Photography Studio travels all the way from Brazil to Denmark to meet Jesper Bruun, who is a real model, in fact. Sure enough, awkwardness ensues. It's a clever idea for an ad, produced by the agency Filadélphia, and the short film is already going viral. 

For more work from Câmera Clara, visit http://cameraclara.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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