Rich McCor — who you may follow on Instagram @paperboyo — accomplishes the complex with a very simple premise: He “takes photos with cutouts (and sometimes without).” His images transform everyday sights into poignant stills using nothing more than silhouette cutouts and a little camera perspective.
McCor’s latest posts were done in conjunction with Disney, who asked him to put a twist on some iconic UK city scenes. One playlist (which the artist describes as “crucial”), eight sets of paper cutouts, and several hundred miles of road tripping later, he came through for Disney with a new take on some old sights.
“A few of my photos already had a Disney theme, even before this collaboration, because many Disney scenes are so iconic,” McCor told Business Insider. “So when Disney asked me if I’d like to create some scenes for them it was easy to say yes. It was great fun trying to explain to passersby why I was holding up bits of black paper in front of my camera –‘Oh, I’m just doing a job for Disney.’”