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10/26/2015 07:00 am ET Updated Oct 26, 2015

Photographer Turns International Landmarks Into Works Of Art

Paper, landmark, camera, imagination.

Sometimes it doesn't take much to do something truly special. London-based photographer Rich McCor shows on his Instagram how even the simplest ideas can have a big impact.

McCor walks around London and travels through Europe to photograph tourist spots, but adds intricate paper cutouts to give otherwise expected photographs a whole new perspective.

Rich McCor

He turned London's Big Ben into a giant wristwatch, for example. Paris's Arc de Triomph became a Lego man, and the Eiffel Tower turned into a rocket lifting off.

"Sometimes ideas come to me instantly and other times I don’t think of them until they've been playing around in my subconscious," he told Mashable. "When I get to the location, it usually takes me about 15 minutes to get the shot exactly how I want it."

He said he hopes to explore other parts of the world -- New York City's architecture is "ripe" for his kind of photos, he said -- and posts them on Instagram under the name @paperboyo.tr

We hope he doesn't cut it out anytime soon.

  • Rich McCor
    Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
  • Rich McCor
    Globen, Stockholm.
  • Rich McCor
    Monmartre, Paris.
  • Rich McCor
    Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Rich McCor
    London, England.
  • Rich McCor
    Swedish Krona, Sweden.
  • Rich McCor
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Rich McCor
    Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Rich McCor
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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