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


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


Sherlock Holmes Statue, London


Tower Bridge, London


London Eye, London


Montmatre, Paris




St Paul’s, London


Somerset House, London


Big Ben, London


Rådhuset Metro, Stockholm


Trafalgar Square, London




Arc de Triomphe, Paris


Southbank Fountains, London


The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen


Maritime Museum, Amsterdam


Cirkelbroen, Copenhagen




St George’s Wharf, London



Check out this video for paper cutting tutorial: