Photographer Captures World’s Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

It is a known fact that in photography, one of the secrets to taking a unique photo of something that’s been photographed a million times is to find your own perspective.

Well, that’s certainly what British photographer Oliver Curtis did. In his extensive travels and photographing the world’s most popular tourist sites, Curtis found a very unique way to capture these sites in photos…by turning his back on them. Quite literally, Oliver Curtis takes photographs backwards, capturing what would be the perspective or surroundings of the famous sites, rather than their facade.

Curious? Check out his interesting photographs:

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Lenin’s Tomb, Moscow, Russia

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., USA

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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White House, Washington D.C., USA

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Mao Mausoleum, Beijing, China

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Statue of Liberty, New York, USA

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Pyramid of Khufu, Giza, Egypt

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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St, Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Parthenon, Athens, Greece

Oliver Curtis Photography Photographer Captures World's Most Popular Tourist Sites Backwards

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Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France

Curtis calls this photo series Volte-face. See more of his work at www.olivercurtis.co.uk

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