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, ChinaPicture: Oliver Curtis
Mona Lisa, Paris, FrancePicture: Oliver Curtis
The Reichstag building, Berlin, GermanyPicture: Oliver Curtis
Great Wall of China, ChinaPicture: Oliver Curtis
Stone Henge, UKPicture: Oliver Curtis
Statue of Liberty, New York City, USAPicture: Oliver Curtis
Great Pyramid of Giza, EgyptPicture: Oliver Curtis
The Parthenon, Athens, GreecePicture: Oliver Curtis
The Taj Mahal, Agra, IndiaPicture: Oliver Curtis
The Western Wall, Jerusalem, IsraelPicture: Oliver Curtis
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPicture: Oliver Curtis
The Hollywood sign, California, USPicture: Oliver Curtis
Lenin mausoleum, Moscow, RussiaPicture: Oliver Curtis
'Volte-face' will run 19 September - 14 October 2016. More of Curtis' work can be found here.
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