Take a moment and think about a tourist-friendly photo op. Got one? What came to mind? Was it a headlong shot of the Taj Mahal? Perhaps the Eiffel Tower from the steps of the Palais de Chaillot? Or maybe it was lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry? Whatever the landmark, there were undoubtedly thousands (if not millions) of photos taken in those very spots before, and there are probably millions (if not billions) of photos to come. One artist figured that out and decided to take ordinary pictures and create an extraordinary montage.
Laughing Squid posted some of the montages from Corinne Vionnet’s work, aptly titled “Photo Opportunities.” She neatly layers hundreds of regular old photos on top of each other taken in front of some of the most famous landmarks in the world creating some pretty trippy art– we’re thinking Impressionist school, but we’re just travel writers, not art critics:
Of course, our favorite reps our hometown landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge, obviously taken from several hundred different angles on the San Francisco side of the bridge, on days that were evidently fog-free. While all the montages are pretty spectacular, other notable pieces include Mao Zedong hanging over Tiananman Square in Beijing and the Kaaba inside the Mecca Mosque.