Richard McCor came up with the idea of trying to make Big Ben look like a wrist watch by using a paper cut-out. When a passer-by smiled and said he should do more – he hasn’t looked back! Check out his unique take on the world and see if you can have a go… all you need is paper, scissors and a camera – get cutting!
We asked Richard McCor a few questions to help us understand more about his papery world, here’s what he had to say:
What made you want to put your trademark cut out spin on familiar holiday landmarks?
Val D’Isere, France
It began with one photo in London when I turned Big Ben into the London Eye. From there I created a series of photos from London, which then led to brands sponsoring me to create images for them in Europe and then from the start of this year I’ve been able to travel further a field with tourist boards. It’s been great to transform familiar sights into something different and it’s even more fun watching someone’s reaction when they see my photos. I really enjoy it when other tourists come up to me and ask what I’m doing. When I show them the photo their faces go through a transition of confusion, to smiling and then laughing.
Which is your favourite photo out of the set?
Statue of Liberty, Vegas
I’m really happy with the Statue of Liberty weightlifter photo. It’s an idea I had for a while and couldn’t quite get right with the real statue in New York so when I went to Vegas I made sure to try it again. I posted it on Independence Day which I think helped it become one of the most liked photos on my Instagram. I also love the Marina Bay Sands Hotel photo where I turned the famous hotel into a vintage key. The hotel loved that photo too- they invited me to stay there.
Marina Bay Sands
Gardens by the Bay Singapore