Written by Jasper Jessup

Saturday, 1 March 2008

image for Upskirting entrepreneur to target tourists

Derrick Tugstaff, 43, of Spokane USA, has put a cheeky new twist on the familiar scene of photographers snapping holidaymakers and selling the pictures back to them.

Instead of photographing happy faces, Tugstaff plans to photograph women's bottoms as they travel on escalators and stairwells that lead to tourist attractions. Customers will be able to view their printed photos as they leave the attraction and can pay a small fee if they want to keep a copy.

'Upskirting' has suffered from a bad image since it first gained notoriety as a sleazy Internet phenomenon, but Tugstaff believes that negative perceptions will fade when female tourists get a chance to purchase photos of their exposed behinds, which will be displayed on notice boards at popular landmarks.

"Honestly, who hasn't visited a famous landmark like The Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower and wished they could remember how their rear-end looked at that exact moment? I know I have, so that's where my business 'Crack-Shot Photos' comes in."

"No-one's done anything like it before and the market potential is huge. And if tourists don't buy their own pictures then I can always put them on the web."

Tugstaff said he already has plans to expand his business into other areas.

"I've invented a miniature, waterproof camera that can be hidden in flush toilet bowls. A trial version I placed in the restroom at Big Sally's Diner was a great success, although I still need to work on developing a smear resistant lens."

Despite his obvious enthusiasm, Tugstaff still has reservations after his previous business venture ended in disaster. 'Mobile Rack Rub', which offered chest massages to young women in bars, failed on its opening night when Tugstaff worked a club used by members of the 'Ace of Spades' motorcycle gang. Lee 'The Bear' Baxter assaulted Tugstaff with a broken pool cue after Tugstaff insisted Baxter's girlfriend have a 'free trial'.

"This time will be different," insisted Derrick, rubbing his buttocks tenderly.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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