The ancient art of the cut-out has been re-invented! A black piece of cardboard, a pair of scissors and a camera? Indeed, this is all the working material the Instagram star Paperboyo requires. The British photographer, whose original name is Rich McCor, travels around the world, shedding a totally new and creative light on the splendour of renowned sights. More than 450,000 followers in social networks are constantly enthralled by Paperboyo’s art.
The procedure is basically simple: with one hand the British artist positions a cut-out in front of a famous city landmark, while the other hand takes a picture. This makes a fountain in front of the Tower Bridge in London appear like a foaming bottle of champagne; Big Ben is made to look like a wristwatch, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is turned into a giant Playmobil figure.