In Which 873 Cheesy Stock Photos Make One Mesmerizing Love Story

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

A promotional video for Getty Images, From Love to Bingo, spins their generic images into cinematic gold. The Brazilian ad agency AlmapBBDO filtered through 5,000 images to create the one-minute montage. Megan Garber, who has written extensively on the success of stock photography (don't miss "The Tao of Shutterstock"), notes, "It's a nice metaphor: Take a bunch of commonplace moments. Join them together. And get something amazing."

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Via Rick Prelinger.

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