May 21, 2013
Machu Picchu, Peru
Anyone who’s traveled to popular touristic sites knows the feeling of being caught in the crossfire of countless camera lenses—the annoyed (and annoying) jockeying to capture the perfect shot … which in most cases looks exactly like everyone else’s. Striving to take that “perfect shot” reinforces the established, proper view of a monument, fully imprisoned in the image frame. When we stumbled across Richard Silver’s photographs of iconic monuments, we were shocked—caught in the same tourist hustle, Silver manages to give us a new perspective on famous landmarks we didn’t think possible.