This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations

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Anybody who’s visited any of the world’s major tourist sites recently will know how difficult it is to get a perfect photograph. It’s almost impossible to take a good snap without also snapping hundreds of selfie sticks (not literally. Although there’s an idea…), but this photographer has come up with a unique way to avoid the crowds – he simply takes his pictures from the wrong direction.

The series is called Volte-face, and the man behind the camera is British photographer Oliver Curtis. His inspiration came in 2012 when Curtis was visiting the Pyramids of Giza. “In the mid-distance I saw a newly constructed golf course, its fairways an intense green,” he said on Creative Boom. “I found this visual sandwich of contrasting color, texture and form intriguing…because of the oddness of my position; standing at one of the great wonders of the world facing the ‘wrong’ way.”

You can see Volte-face at the Royal Geographical Society in London from September 19 until October 14. Just make sure you’re facing the right way.

More info: Oliver Curtis | boredpanda (h/t: creative boom, PetaPixel)

1 Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

1 Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2 Taj Mahal, Agra, India

2 Taj Mahal, Agra, India

3 Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France

3 Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France

4 Pyramid Of Khufu, Giza, Egypt

4 Pyramid Of Khufu, Giza, Egypt

5 St. Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy

5 St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy

6 Mao Mausoleum, Beijing, China

6 Mao Mausoleum, Beijing, China

7 Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

7 Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

8 Statue Of Liberty, New York, Usa

8 Statue Of Liberty, New York, Usa

9 Parthenon, Athens, Greece

9 Parthenon, Athens, Greece

10 White House, Washington D.c., Usa

10 White House, Washington D.c., Usa

11 Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, Usa

11 Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, Usa

12 Great Wall Of China, Mutianyu, China

12 Great Wall Of China, Mutianyu, China

13 Lenin’s Tomb, Moscow, Russia

13 Lenin's Tomb, Moscow, Russia

14 Colosseum, Rome, Italy

14 Colosseum, Rome, Italy

15 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, Uk

15 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, Uk