Paper Silhouette Illusions

Photo credit: Paper Boyo / Instagram

Rich McCor, a talented paper artist, specializes in bringing small silhouetted shapes to life with forced perspective photography. He positions simple cut outs at the perfect angle around various European monuments to making them appear as though buildings, statues, and fountains are a part of the attraction. This all started when McCor decided to explore London like a tourist, but with a twist. For his first piece, he turned the famed Big Ben Tower into a wrist watch. Continue reading for more examples.

“Since taking his first photograph, McCor has applied the same playful treatment to many sites in London. And thanks to a commission from Lonely Planet, he’s created similar cut outs for monuments in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Paris, captioning each image with random facts about the respective landmark,” reports My Modern Met.