Artist Exhibits European Landmarks in a New Way …See Why This is So Unique!

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A peculiar photographer by the name of Rich McCor takes photos with paper cutouts and creates very entertaining cartooned images of normal structures. In his Instagram account, he states, “I decided I would become a tourist in my own city. I wanted to see the London that I ignored, to explore the landmarks and the quirky history. I started researching for interesting facts and began thinking about how I could photograph the sites in an original way.”

Rich reported, “My first idea was using a cutout to transform Big Ben into a wristwatch. Whilst I was there, a girl and her father took an interest in what I was doing and I showed them the photo on my camera screen. They were full of enthusiasm for the idea, and it spurred me on to do more. I then took photos of St Paul’s, the London Eye, and Trafalgar Square, and whilst I was doing this, I would post them on my Instagram alongside a quirky fact I’d picked up about the landmark.

“Then one day Lonely Planet contacted me on Instagram. They liked what I did and wondered if I wanted to create some photos for them. Of course I said yes, and it led me to Stockholm, Amsterdam, Copenhagen,and Paris. I crammed in so much in the few days I was in each city, running around with a camera, handful of cutouts and a head full of random facts to accompany each photo.”

Here are some of Rich’s photos of famous landmarks, transformed using cutouts.

Af Chapman, Stockholm

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Sherlock Holmes Statue, London

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Tower Bridge, London

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London Eye, London

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Montmatre, Paris

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St Paul’s, London

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Somerset House, London

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Big Ben, London

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Rådhuset Metro, Stockholm

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Trafalgar Square, London

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris

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Southbank Fountains, London

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The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

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Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

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Cirkelbroen, Copenhagen

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St George’s Wharf, London

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Check out this video for paper cutting tutorial: