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Touristspotting In Iceland

Touristspotting In Iceland

Photos by
Raffaele Piano

Published November 24, 2015

This guy, Raffaele Piano, spent this past summer working on a rather cool project that you Grapevine reader types out there will surely appreciate. Basically, he lurked around Iceland snapping candid shots of tourists in flagrante. Having noticed that we at Grapevine tend to write a lot about tourists and tourism (and, lately, the various problems that our recent TOURISM EXPLOSION has entailed) sent them our way. Here’s how he describes his project:

“Tourists is a ongoing exploration of images taken at tourist spots across the world. The project explores how we perceive tourist spots, and how this perception affects technological advancements in photo equipment. The ratio of the photos correlates to the ratio of panoramic and standard postcard sizes found in tourist shops. The first series of photos in this project were taken in Iceland during the summer of 2015. It will be updated as the project grows, on this website: www.tourists2015.tumblr.com

Now, check out the photos! Feels almost like we’re spies, doesn’t it?


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