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Fri
10
Sep '10

Deep Throat

SUBMITTED BY: Kevin Ray and Nasty-O   LOCATION: Washington DC (2010) Any sideshow yokel can swallow the pointy side first. It takes guts to get your jaws around a granite slab! (Kevin Ray is a hip hop singer, writer and dancer whose “raps are monumental.” You may recognize his music from the movie, “Stomp the Yard.”)

Fri
3
Sep '10

Lifting Liberty

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G. LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010) Any chiropractors in the house?

Mon
30
Aug '10

High-Tech Backwash

SUBMITTED BY: Beth H. LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2010) Nothing’s classier than modern art that spits in your hand!

Sat
20
Mar '10

Hands off the Painted Ladies… but elbows are OK

SUBMITTED BY: Nancy & Brian Pearson  LOCATION: San Francisco (2009) Nancy and Brian thought that this famous row of Victorian San Francisco houses — a.k.a. “Postcard Row” –  looked like a scale model or movie set… It was so perfect that Brian felt compelled to jump in there and play Godzilla. Nice finesse, guys. As [...]

Wed
17
Mar '10

I’ve got the whole world in my hands… NOT!

SUBMITTED BY: Ankura Singh, Andy Odgren, Debra Cohen LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2010) Some tourists make trick photography — in this case the “forced perspective” illusion of holding an object — look really easy.  Take a look at the amazing poise and finesse displayed by this casual cliffwalker in Zion National Park and these architecture buffs [...]

Sun
28
Feb '10

The Canyon Cliffwalker*

SUBMITTED BY: Chris Hartzell and Ame Wells    LOCATION: Zion National Park, Utah (2009) Why bother with the burros and those eroding switchback trails when you can just use the shortcut? Nature photographer Chris Hartzell has amazing balance to be able to maintain this Karate Kid pose. And his wife Ame has laser beam vision to [...]

Wed
13
Jan '10

Dancing Genie On a Bottle — Meet Coca Cola’s Next Spokesmodel?

SUBMITTED BY: Elizabeth    LOCATION: Salinas Grande Salt Flats, Argentina (2009) If Coca Cola’s ad agencies don’t immediately snap up this spirited woman as their new spokesmodel, then Pepsi or RC Cola should POUNCE. This is the most clever use of a Coke bottle since the anthropological comedy film “The Gods Must Be Crazy.” But take [...]

Fri
1
Jan '10

Top of the Pyramid: Egyptian Cheerleading Tryouts

SUBMITTED BY: Emily Berezin   LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt (2009) Wouldn’t the Middle East Peace talks be a little less boring with cheerleaders? This once-in-a-lifetime pose was not done with Photoshop or trick photography. Emily simply jumped off the camel, which is resting on its stomach on the scorching desert sands of Giza. Emily’s enthusiasm, optimism and [...]

Mon
9
Nov '09

Straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

SUBMITTED BY: Kris Lucius    LOCATION: Pisa, Italy (2003) It’s not as edgy as the Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa, but you have to give Kris credit for wanting to fill his vacation photo album with something different than the “Holding Up Pisa” cliche. Not that there’s anything wrong with the people who do enjoy Holding Up [...]

Thu
5
Nov '09

Squish you like a Beach Bug

SUBMITTED BY: Leanna Battista    LOCATION: Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (2009) No matter what your age or size, it’s kinda humiliating to be crushed by a monster wearing purple nail polish. (Leanna Battista, a sweet mother of two, loves to vacation on the New Hampshire seashore).

Mon
21
Sep '09

The Golden Gate Appetizer

SUBMITTED BY; Brian Henderson   LOCATION: San Francisco, California Those Creature Double Feature monster movies are always attacking New York or Tokyo. It’s about time another city got picked on! (Brian Henderson is a photojournalist with an uncanny ability to dance like a Dr. Seuss character).

Tue
15
Sep '09

The Eiffel Tower Dunce Cap

SUBMITTED BY: Brandon Pusey    LOCATION: Paris, France (2009) OK, so this Eiffel Tower hat trick isn’t perfect. The white tourist van protruding from Brandon’s cheek kills the magic. It’s extremely difficult to coax foreigners to choose a different parking space — especially in a foreign language in a foreign land. It should be noted [...]

Mon
14
Sep '09

Improv at the Eiffel: 6 photography tricks you can stage at any world landmark

SUBMITTED BY: Brandon Seppa, Tara Seppa, Ilya Mirman, Barrie Mirman, and Brandon Pusey LOCATION: Paris, France (2009) We launch France Week with perhaps the most iconic tacky tourist landmark besides the Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa. Our Tacky Team skipped over the traditional hold-the-famous-landmark-in-your-palm and goofed around with other poses. Unlike the congested trick photography lanes [...]

Sun
13
Sep '09

Tacky Tourist Photos announces the launch of FRANCE WEEK!

France means many things to many people. For military strategists, it is a place to ruminate about the dumbest national defense plan EVER, the Maginot Line. For Sylvester Stallone fans, it is the place where Sly once played goalie against an All-Star Gestapo soccer team and showed that anything is possible if you grunt and [...]

Tue
8
Sep '09

San Francisco’s Leaning Houses of Pisa

SUBMITTED BY: Charley Ferrari    LOCATION: San Francisco, California  (2007) The classic 1966 Batman TV series with Adam West introduced us to the mystique of the canted angle, which conveys chaos and confusion. But what does a reverse canted angle (when the earth is canted and you uncant it) mean? No, these aren’t the Leaning Houses [...]