London Watchtower

Big Ben gets a mini-makeover in this shot from benevolent vandal Rich McCor.
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Rich McCor

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A Snip in Time

Ever looked at a tourist's snapshot of Big Ben and thought, "This old thing could use a little facelift"? Londoner Rich McCor, alias @paperboyo, has you covered. Using only three simple tools—paper, craft knives, and a camera—Rich transforms time-honored landmarks into fresh, exciting sights to see anew. His intricate paper cut-outs are designed to slide seamlessly into familiar scenes, leaving no trace except in his expert 'grams. Now, thanks to Rich's exclusive print, we'll never un-see Big Ben as a wristwatch. Available framed or unframed. Made in Oregon.

Interested in learning more about how Rich crafts and photographs his papercuts? Check out our Q&A with him on the blog.

Rich McCor

created by

Rich McCor

location

England

created by

Rich McCor

location

England

“I really like that I'm only recognized when I have one hand in the air holding a piece of paper in front of my camera.”

London-dwelling creative Rich McCor’s unique approach to photographing famous landmarks grew out of a desire to revamp his outlook on his own hometown. After some cursory tourist-inspired exploration, Rich took a knife to some thick black paper and created a cut-out in the shape of a wristwatch, then held it strategically in front of Big Ben for a quick-and-dirty snapshot with a bit of a twist. The rest, as they say, was Instagram history. As @paperboyo, Rich now travels the world with cut-outs and camera in hand, crafting new and improved views of familiar scenes designed to delight onlookers’ eyes—and leave the landmarks themselves intact. “Someone once described me as a non-destructive vandal,” says Rich. “It’s a pretty good description of what I do.”

Interested in learning more about how Rich crafts and photographs his papercuts? Check out our Q&A with him on the blog.

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Made from
acid free matboard, acid free paper, BonanzaWood®, acid free ink
Measurements
Framed: 22" H x 18" W, Matted Print: 20" H x 16" W
Care
All art on paper should be protected from moisture and from prolonged, direct sunlight.
Item ID
46756

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