The monument is behind. A photo series by Oliver Curtis

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oliver Curtis
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SEETIES Here is what the most famous and photographed places in the world stare at, for decades or centuries. The English photographer Oliver Curtis visited at least 30 points of mainly touristic interest and portrayed them “in the wrong way”. Or rather, he decided to portray what they see. From the Coliseum to Stonehenge, from the Eiffel Tower to Christ the Redeemer, etc… If you are wise travelers, it is likely to guess where at least some of these pictures were taken. Try to see the gallery (here below) without reading the captions: how many places can you recognize? In other cases, especially where the landscape in the opposite direction is abandoned, it is (almost) impossible.

Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France
Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France

The series is titled “Volte-face” and it is an invitation to glance even elsewhere, even where no one looks at. The project began in 2012 when Oliver visited the pyramids of Giza in Cairo and he got so impressed by the opposite view, looking back at there, where he was come from.

Pyramid Of Khufu, Giza, Egypt
Pyramid Of Khufu, Giza, Egypt

Here is the gallery. Challenge yourself! 😉


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Photographer: Oliver Curtis