Forget all those corporate shots you find on popular stock photos sites. If you really want to surprise your audience these are the photos you are looking for.
Don't get me wrong though, these are not bad photos. Most of them are really good. And they definitely don't look like cheesy staged stock photos we're used to (and probably fed up with). But they're just weird. Some of them are creepy, some of them disturbing.
Noone expects to see something like this. Especially not in an ad, a design project or in social media content. And that's not a bad thing. Far from it, actually. Perhaps the element of surprise is their biggest strength.
And yes - these are actual stock photos that can be purchased and used in pretty much any project, which makes it even more weird.