Volte-face: This professional photographer would go to tourist spots and points his camera the wrong manner
For that longest time, I’ve found myself completely unmoved by landmarks. Maybe I’m only a philistine, or possibly my indifference is caused by a lot of screensavers, post cards, posters and jpegs.
Professional photographer Oliver Curtis taps into this disconnect together with his series Volte-face (about turn), the effect of a global trip that saw him go to the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and also the Colosseum and perform a 180-degree turn.
The series “invites you to definitely change and find out a brand new part of the over-photographed sites around the globe,Inches Curtis describes, “to send your gaze elsewhere and also to favour the incidental within the monumental.”
By turning his back around the landmarks, the professional photographer rather got an perhaps much more interesting view, certainly one of modern tourism – recognizing charming, quotidian moments and stark juxtapositions.
Facing from the Pyramids of Giza, “in the mid-distance I saw a recently built course, its fairways a powerful eco-friendly,” he told Creative Boom. “I found this visual sandwich of contrasting color, texture and form intriguing.”
Volte-face has been displayed in the Royal Physical Society working in london from 19 September until 14 October.