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

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

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 (h/t: creative boom, PetaPixel)

#1 Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

#2 Taj Mahal, Agra, India

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Taj Mahal, Agra, India

#3 Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France

#4 Parthenon, Athens, Greece

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Parthenon, Athens, Greece

#5 St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy

#6 Pyramid Of Khufu, Giza, Egypt

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Pyramid Of Khufu, Giza, Egypt

#7 Statue Of Liberty, New York, Usa

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Statue Of Liberty, New York, Usa

#8 Mao Mausoleum, Beijing, China

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Mao Mausoleum, Beijing, China

#9 White House, Washington D.c., Usa

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - White House, Washington D.c., Usa

#10 Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

#11 Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

#12 Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

#13 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, Uk

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Stonehenge, Wiltshire, Uk

#14 Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.c., Usa

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.c., Usa

#15 Lenin's Tomb, Moscow, Russia

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Lenin's Tomb, Moscow, Russia

#16 World Trade Centre, New York, Usa

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - World Trade Centre, New York, Usa

#17 Colosseum, Rome, Italy

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Colosseum, Rome, Italy

#18 Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, Usa

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, Usa

#19 St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Vatican

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Vatican

#20 Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

#21 Great Wall Of China, Mutianyu, China

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Great Wall Of China, Mutianyu, China

#22 Buckingham Palace, London, Uk

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Buckingham Palace, London, Uk

#23 Pyramid Of The Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Pyramid Of The Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico

#24 Angel Of Independence, Mexico City, Mexico

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Angel Of Independence, Mexico City, Mexico

#25 Arbeit Macht Frei Gates, Auschwitz, Oswiecim, Poland

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Arbeit Macht Frei Gates, Auschwitz, Oswiecim, Poland

#26 Ministry Of Internal Affairs, Place Of The Revolution, Bucharest, Romania

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Ministry Of Internal Affairs, Place Of The Revolution, Bucharest, Romania

#27 North Korean Jsa, Dmz, Panmunjeon, Korea

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - North Korean Jsa, Dmz, Panmunjeon, Korea

#28 La Moneda Palace, Santiago, Chile

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - La Moneda Palace, Santiago, Chile

#29 Cell 5, Block B, Robben Island, South Africa

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Cell 5, Block B, Robben Island, South Africa

#30 Monument For Democracy, Bangkok, Thailand

This Photographer Points His Camera The “Wrong” Way At The World’s Most Visited Locations - Monument For Democracy, Bangkok, Thailand

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