Tourists usually gather the same pictures – if not from a postcard, from the same view that attracts visitors from all over the world. Photographer Oliver Curtis has spent the last four years turning his back to these famous attractions and instead capturing what is opposite them. He aims to document the views usually omitted in the holiday album. Some of Curtis’ pictures show unremarkable sceneries or images that could have been taken anywhere in the world, while others are just as stunning, if not more so than the main attraction next to them.
The Taj Mahal
This is an image which is instantly recognizable by people all over the world. Every dedicated travel blogger has been there, therefore everyone has seen this magnificent structure either personally or in photographs.
If you just turn your back at the great palace, a mystic picture of a solemn bench in the mist can be seen. Perhaps it is less exciting, but beautiful nonetheless.