Traveling Artist Transforms the World’s Landscapes with New Playful Paper Cut-Outs

Paper Cut-Outs by Rich McCor

Tower Bridge, London

We can’t get enough of the the paper-cut out world of photographer Rich McCor (aka paperboyo). As an avid traveler, he’s been pretty much everywhere, transforming global landmarks with his paper cut-outs. His latest work sees him back in his hometown of London, as well as in Toronto, and even South Korea.

McCor’s work is distinctively playful. He places paper silhouette cut-outs between his lens and landscape, allowing him to playfully interact with landmarks in humorous and lighthearted ways. In his latest work, London’s landscape transforms into a fairground when Tower Bridge becomes a gigantic roller coaster; a jazz musician plays The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law building like an accordion; a little girl star gazes from Toronto’s CV tower; and in Croatia, clouds are painted onto the colorful sunset sky with a giant paintbrush.

After two years of cut-outs, McCor has recently published a book entitled Around the World in Cut-Outs. It’s full of his clever creations and is currently available on Amazon.

Take a look at Rich McCor’s imaginative paper cut-out scenes from around the world.

Paper Cut-Outs by Rich McCor

The Namcheon Bridge, South Korea

Paper Cut-Outs by Rich McCor

Brooklyn Bridge

Paper Cut-Outs by Rich McCor

Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

Paper Cut-Outs by Rich McCor

CN tower, Toronto

Paper Cut-Outs by Rich McCor

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Paper Cut-Outs Rich McCor paperboyo

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Paper Cut-Outs Rich McCor paperboyo

The Broad, Los Angeles

Paper Cut-Outs by Rich McCor

The Shard, London

Paper Cut-Outs by Rich McCor

Obonjan, Croatia

Rich McCor: Instagram
h/t: [Colossal]

All images via Rich McCor.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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