Design Digest

Transforming The World With Paper Cutouts

Photos by @paperboyo

We all love travel photography. It transports us to every corner of the globe and gives us a chance to see the world through different eyes. However, this particular photographer has a slightly different way of seeing the world than we do.

British photographer Rich McCor, who goes by the name of paperboyo on Instagram, creates these intricate paper cutouts and poses them in front of famous buildings and landmarks all over the world.

Here are some of my favourites:

Miss Liberty taking some time off to lift.

They say when you go to Vegas, you.. come out like a butterfly.

Oh no. King Kong’s at it again.

In 2011 charity worker Lloyd Scott completed the London Marathon dressed as a snail. He spent 26 days on his hands and knees crawling his way towards the finish line, suffering nose bleeds and cramp along the way. Just days later, the charity he completed the marathon for, sacked him due to "losses incurred". It turns out the elaborate snail costume, support costs and publicity cost the charity a lot more than Mr Scott managed to raise #londoncityhall #towerbridge #londonmarathon #marathon #snail #london #london4all #thisislondon #travel #londonlife #cityoflondon #instalondon #londonforyou #igerslondon #animalart #shutup_london #prettycitylondon #instalondon #ilovelondon #visitlondon #instalondon #paperart #architecture #architecturelovers #architectureporn #topphotolondon @london @architecturelondon

A post shared by paperboyo (@paperboyo) on

Snail-ed it!

When you fly into Singapore you may notice a number of bizarre structures that sort of look like oversize golf tees reaching 25-50m in the air. They're Supertrees. Like real trees they can photosynthesise and absorb rainwater. But unlike real trees, when the sun sets the supertrees put on an epic light and sound show. I'll post a photo of what looks like soon 🙂 @visit_singapore #yoursingapore #golf #teeingoff #golfball #marinabay #gardensbythebay #singapore #wow_singapore #singaporetoday #exploresingapore #singapore_city #ig_singapore #travel #architecture #architecturelovers #architectureporn #passionpassport #paperart #cutout #instasingapore #adventure #silhouette #wanderlust #paper #art #city #gardens #tree #technology

A post shared by paperboyo (@paperboyo) on

Fancy a game of oversized golf?

What a great view, Marilyn!

If you look closer at some buildings in Hong Kong, you’ll notice large holes carved into the centre of them. It seems strange that the developers would allow a waste of space in a city where every inch is precious, the reason? Dragons. Legend says that the mountains here are home to dragons with positive and powerful energy. In a city where vast structures block the dragons’s passage, the holes provide an unobstructed path to the sea for them to drink and bathe, allowing the energy to flow through the city. In fact Feng Shui is considered so integral here that that engineers, architects and property developers take Feng Shui courses before completing their training and certification. I love this fact; there's something heartwarming about tradition, culture & mystery winning over greed and instant profits in the property market @DiscoverHongKong #HongKong #Dragon #DragonHoles #RepulseBay #FengShui #Energy #Mystery #GOT #GameofThrones #PositiveEnergy #HK #HKIG #HongKongLife #DiscoverHongKong #IgersHongKong #ILoveHongKong #Travel #Adventure #PassionPassport #Paper #PaperArt #Silhouette #ArchitectureLovers #ArchitecturePorn #Architecture #Wanderlust #Cityscape

A post shared by paperboyo (@paperboyo) on

I knew it, dragons do exist!

Please excuse my bad puns, and follow paperboyo on Instagram to see the rest of his amazing work!

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply