Photographer Oliver Curtis has captured a new perspective on the world's landmarks.
The show is entitled "Volte-face" and will be shown at the Royal Geographical Society in September 2016. Taken over a period of four years, Curtis has created a series of photos that manage to capture the intense atmosphere of world landmarks without picturing them once.
Curtis explained how the idea first occurred to him on a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza:
After walking around the base of the tomb I found myself looking back out in the direction I had arrived from, with the pyramid behind me ... I found this visual sandwich of contrasting colour, texture and form intriguing not simply for the photograph it made but also because of the oddness of my position; standing at one of the great wonders of the world facing the ‘wrong’ way.
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, Beijing, China
Mona Lisa, Paris, France
The Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany
Great Wall of China, China
Stone Henge, UK
Statue of Liberty, New York City, USA
Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Parthenon, Athens, Greece
The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Hollywood sign, California, US
Lenin mausoleum, Moscow, Russia
'Volte-face' will run 19 September - 14 October 2016. More of Curtis' work can be found here.
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