When trying to choose a great picture to take when on a trip, one common staple is the statue. Sculptures provide a great opportunity to strike creative poses. Unlike flowery fences or grass fields which limit how much creativity you can apply, you can interact with a statue to make a great joke or tell a story. Here are some great statue poses that can inspire you when you meet your next statue.
1. A helping hand
This young man looks to be helping the rabbit up on the stoop. It’s a great way to interact with a statue that depicts falling people or animals.
2. Sorry, didn’t see you there
A woman pretends to be hit with a baseball bat, falls, and drops her papers for dramatic effect.
3. Here, take this bribe
A man pretends to bribe the statue of an individual who has his hand on his lower bank with the hand held out in a suspiciously familiar pose.
4. If you like it then you should have put a ring on it
These two women creatively posed with the statue re-enacting Beyonce’s dance from Single Ladies.
5. This is why people hate clowns
A man creatively posed as though he was slapped by a clown extending his hand and pointing.
6. First, let me take a selfie
You can also take creative photos using props. This user put their cell phone in the grip of the statue to make it seem like he was taking a selfie.
With a razor prop, this user managed to make this statue look like he was shaving. Any tool can be used creatively depending on the statue’s pose.
8. I’ll have that
Sometimes the statues have props you can use for a great shot.
9. Tug of war
You may need to climb a stoop to get that shot but if it’s sturdy enough you can land a shot as clever as this one.
10. You’re blowing me away
This same statue from Salt Lake City can also be used to depict being blown in a storm.
11. When the dinosaur age meets the ice age
Someone assembled a snowman in front of a triceratops statue to make it seem like they’re about to go into battle. Perhaps the dinos would have survived if they’d faced off with snowmen instead of a meteor.
12. Save me
In a pose worthy of a blockbuster, this cyclist lay on the bear’s arms in a recreation of action movies.
Spiderman, Spiderman does whatever a spider can, except defeat this statue.
This unique statue of a head with its mouth open is great for a monster movie shot where it looks like it’s swallowing this user.
This user made it seem like he was being dragged from some fun and to head home.
16. Show and tell
A common practice that many people with smartphones like showing memes or photos of their babies. This internet user posed with a sitting statue depicting this common practice.
17. Is it a bird?
This man posed under the sculpture of a bird where it looked like it was about to devour him. Animal sculptures help add a sense of thrill to a pose.
18. Another selfie style
Another creative way to take a selfie is to sit with the statue and let it hold the phone.
19. Hammer time
This man lay below a statue of men with mallets, striking a creative pose of a strike.
20. Care to conga
A young child joins a gap in a statue of kids in a line and looks like they’re doing a conga dance, in one of the most adorable statue poses.
21. Trip happy
This internet user pretends to trip a group of frolicking children. Some poses can also be naughty.
22. Have you been naughty
Climbing statues can be risky especially if you aren’t sure how much weight they can hold or if posing with them would be trespassing. However, sometimes a memorable naughty shot would be worth it.
23. Everybody was kung fu fighting
When you see a sculpture of two men facing each other, what else can you do but perch on the shoulder of one and kick the face of the other?
24. Hollywood kisses around the world
This tourist recreated a classic Hollywood kiss with a statue that had hands held out.
25. Gravity defying
This child managed to climb high enough to lodge his head between the hands of these two statues, like a scene out of a cartoon.
Gloria Mari is a culture writer based in Nairobi, Kenya. She writes on art, film, literature, health, and the environment. She has previously written for Kenya Buzz, People Daily, The Elephant, and Kalahari Review.