If you’ve ever read a single blog post about career development, job searching, or any other aspect of working for a living, you’ve seen them: corporate-themed stock photos. Most feature models who are so blandly inoffensive, it’s hard to picture them ever gunning for a promotion or crying in a bathroom. But until now, none of them have featured Hollywood actors. (Well. Hardly any of them, anyway.)
As a promotional stunt for the upcoming movie Unfinished Business, Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, and Dave Franco posed for a series of stock photos for iStock from Getty. The first four are available now; the rest will roll out over the coming weeks.
AdWeek calls them “hilariously sterile” and notes that the film’s synopsis makes it sound like pretty typical Vaughn fare: “What began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable — and unimaginable — way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.”
Regardless of whether the film turns out to be the corporate Old School we’d all hope for, the stock photos are their own miniature work of art. Here, for fellow bloggers on career topics, we present the first photos, and the articles they could illustrate:
Like Voltron, But Boring: How to Build an Unstoppable Team out of Blandly Attired Businesspeople
Run Your Next Meeting Like a Boss By Harnessing the Power of Generic Bar Graphs
Forget Power Poses: Just Buy a Brand-New Belt (and Other Success Tips)
When Your Hands Say, “Yay!” but Your Face Says, “Boo!” (Corporate Body Language for Beginners)
(Photo Credits: Unfinished Business/Getty)
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