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7
Apr '13

Lighthouse Resistance Training

SUBMITTED BY: The Cole Family   LOCATION: Kauai, Hawaii (2013) Sarah pushes with her back muscles.  Ben pushes with his chest muscles. The Lighthouse Workout is coming to a gym near you! Kudos to photographer Jason Cole. It’s not easy to line up people perfectly for forced perspective photography, as this epic Tacky Tourist Photos [...]

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17
Jan '12

Red Rocks Puppet

SUBMITTED BY: Debra Furlong, Mike and Christine     LOCATION: Sedona, Arizona (2011) Dance for me, puppet! In the mystical New Age paradise of Sedona, Arizona, where crystals and “positive energy” is sold at every gas station, there’s a small prancing tribe of gnomes who will perform on command.

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17
Dec '11

Jumpshot #1: Stonefaced Audience

SUBMITTED BY: Jumping Norman  LOCATION: Easter Island, Chile From the same kooks who probably think the 1969 NASA Moon Landing was created in a secret CIA movie studio, we’ve been accused of creating some of our more surreal Tacky Tourist Photos in Adobe Photoshop.  The “Egyptian Cheerleading Tryouts” shot in particular has a few conspiracy [...]

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Sep '11

Rainbow Taffy

SUBMITTED BY: Tessa Windt    LOCATION: Somewhere in Texas (2008) Are rainbow rays like Skittles or M & M’s?  Do the yellow and green rays taste just like the red and orange ones? (Tessa Windt found this photo-op during a cross-country drive on Texas backroads. She is also “endlessly attracted to the undulations, mobilities and [...]

Sun
20
Feb '11

OK, so we’re obsessed with Egypt this month — who isn’t?

SUBMITTED BY: Vinnie Raponi    LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt (2009) While peaceful Egyptian mobs are beating the crap out of American journalists, TTP is sharpening its focus on the cuter side of Cairo. If Vinnie’s sharp fingernails get any closer, he’ll soon find out if the Great Pyramids of Giza are real or if they are cheap [...]

Sun
6
Feb '11

Remember the Virtual Alamo — Part One

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos   LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas (2011) Tacky Tourist Photo Challenge:  Try to line up tourist attraction postcards with the actual scene!

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?

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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!

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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 [...]

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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 [...]