Artist Adds Creative Twist To His Travel Photos with Paper Cut Outs

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When you’re travelling and visiting famous landmarks you often end up taking the same photos as everyone else. To add a little flair and creativity to his pictures, photographer Rick McCor decided to add paper cut outs to the foreground, reimagining famous locations and landmarks as something else entirely.

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Towards the end of WWI, France built a ‘Second Paris’ near the capital city to confuse German pilots. It was located near the town of Maisons-Laffitte, on a stretch of the River Seine. As well as replicas of iconic landmarks, including the Arc de Triomphe, it even had sham streets lined with electric lights so that from the sky it would look like a real city. Shot for #lpkids (@lonelyplanet's brand for little adventurers) #arcdetriomphe #lonelyplanet #instaart #paris #parisjetaime #parisian #topparisphoto #visitparis #parismaville #igersparis #loves_paris #igersfrance #citytrip #wanderlust #travel #adventure #passionpassport #instagram #travelandlife #intrepidtravel #adventureinstagoodmyphoto #guardiancities #guardiantravelsnaps #bestintravel #lego #paperart #loves_paris #champselysees #silhouette

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The artist has been sharing the results to his Instagram account (@paperboyo) where he has already amassed 50K+ followers.

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It’s possible that the Hunchback of Notre Dame was, in fact, real. In the 1820’s, when restoration began on the cathedral after the French Revolution, there was a “humpbacked stone carver” according to the memoirs of Henry Sibson. Henry was a sculptor who worked at Notre Dame at the same time that Victor Hugo began writing his famous novel #quasimodo #notredame #paris #parisjetaime #parisian #topparisphoto #visitparis #parismaville #igersparis #loves_paris #igersfrance #hunchbackofnotredame #wanderlust #travel #adventure #passionpassport #instagram #cathedral #intrepidtravel #adventure #instagoodmyphoto #victorhugo #bestintravel #paperart #loves_paris #fact #silhouette #architecture #architecturelovers

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Copenhagen is bicycle & coffee crazy. It's been voted the best city for cyclists (there's 340KM of cycles lanes) and, along with their Scandinavian neighbours, they drink more coffee than anyone else in the world. I've had so much caffeine here-BUZZING! #copenhagen #denmark #visitcopenhagen #VisitDenmark #somewhereincopenhagen #citytrip #coffee #igerscopenhagen #wanderlust #travel #adventure #passionpassport #featuremevisitcopenhagen #sharingcph #paperart #travelandlife #map #adventure #instagoodmyphoto #guardiancities #guardiantravelsnaps #københavn #silhouette #bicycle #bike @royalcopenhagen #coffeetime #coffeelover #coffeeaddict #bikelife #bikeporn #madaboutcopenhagen @madaboutcopenhagen @ilcaffedellecinque

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Autumn is coming (to misquote Jon Snow). For the last 40 years Copenhagen has often come top of international happiness surveys. They even have a special word for a specific type of happiness; "hygge". It's used to describe the cosy feeling of togetherness which gets them through winter. In Britain I think the closest we have is "that post Sunday-roast, feeling lazy, get me a cup of tea 'cos I just want to lounge on the sofa" feeling. "Hygge" is definitely more succinct #copenhagen #denmark #kopenhagen #visitcopenhagen #VisitDenmark #somewhereincopenhagen #citytrip #hygge #igerscopenhagen #wanderlust #travel #adventure #passionpassport #featuremevisitcopenhagen #sharingcph #paperart #travelandlife #nature #autumn #bestintravel #bbctravel #adventure #instagoodmyphoto #guardiancities #guardiantravelsnaps #københavn #silhouette #photography #leaf #ballet #dance @royalcopenhagen

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The Little Mermaid taking a selfie; Shot for #lpkids (@lonelyplanet's brand for little adventurers). Hans Christian Anderson (who wrote the fairy tale) always took some unusual pieces of equipment with him when he travelled, including a rope in case a fire broke out and he was forced to escape through a window. Fortunately he never needed it #lonelyplanet #copenhagen #denmark #kopenhagen #visitcopenhagen #selfiestick #sea #paperart #sky #VisitDenmark #somewhereincopenhagen #citytrip #instaart #igerscopenhagen #wanderlust #travel #adventure #travelbreak #travelandlife #intrepidtravel
#bestintravel #passionpassport #disney #hanschristiananderson #thelittlemermaid #selfie #Denlillehavfrue #cutout #paper

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Copenhagen's Cirkelbroen being abducted by Aliens: Shot for #lpkids (@lonelyplanet's brand for little adventurers). In the distance behind the bridge is Tivoli, an amusement park commissioned by the King in 1843 so that the public could go amuse themselves and "think less about politics". Walt Disney visited Tivoli and felt inspired. Not long after he created Disneyland. #architecture #architecturelovers #copenhagen #cirkelbroen #københavn #københavnskommune #olufureliasson #cirkelbroencopenhagen #cirkelbro #scenography #copenhague #art #bridge #lpkids #lonelyplanet #copenhagen #denmark #kopenhagen #visitcopenhagen #VisitDenmark #somewhereincopenhagen #citytrip
#igerscopenhagen #wanderlust #travel #adventure #passionpassport #ufo #silhouette #paperart #craftsposure

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In Tarantino's films there's always a reference to the Netherlands; In Pulp fiction Vincent and Jules discuss Amsterdam and smoke Dutch tobacco. In Kill Bill Uma Thurman's character shares the name of the Royal Dutch Queen Beatrix. In Reservoir Dogs the opening theme is performed by Dutch band George Bakker Selection #amsterdam #amsterdamcity #travellife #traveladdict #amstergram #citytrip #thankyouamsterdam #igersamsterdam @best_of_amsterdam #loves_amsterdam #instatravel #awesomeamsterdam #iamsterdam #wanderlust #passionpassport #travelgram #instaphoto #movie #exploringtheglobe #tv_travel #travel #adventure #streetphotography #amsterdamworld #Tarantino #pulpfiction @amsterdamshots #sunset #silhouette #amsterdamworld @amsterdamworld #realquentintarantinofanclub #film #killbill

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Shot for #lpkids (@lonelyplanet's brand for little adventurers) This is the impressive glass ceiling of the Maritime Museum. On the aquatic theme- Amsterdam was originally a fishing village, it took its name from the river Amstel and the dam that was built in 1220 to avoid floods from the Zuidersee entering the islands #lonelyplanet @lonelyplanet #lpkids #amsterdam #amsterdamcity #traveladdict #amstergram #citytrip #thankyouamsterdam #igersamsterdam #loves_amsterdam #awesomeamsterdam #iamsterdam #wanderlust #travelgram #instaphoto #travel #adventure #web #spider #maritimemusuem #silhouette #bluesky #instaart #holiday #holland #netherlands #hetscheepvaartmusuem #architecture #geefmijmaaramsterdam #amsterdamworld

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Shot for #lpkids (@lonelyplanet's brand for little adventurers). This is De Gooyer, the tallest wooden mill in the Netherlands. Apart from in this game of noughts and crosses, all over Amsterdam you'll see 'XXX' (don't be cheeky now). It's actually from the Amsterdam coat of arms and either represents the cross that St Andrew was martyred on in the 1st century. Or it could symbolise the three kisses that Dutch people give when greeting #lonelyplanet @lonelyplanet #lpkids #amsterdam #amsterdamcity #traveladdict #amstergram #citytrip #thankyouamsterdam #igersamsterdam #loves_amsterdam #awesomeamsterdam #iamsterdam #wanderlust #travelgram #instaphoto #travel #adventure #game #windmill #degooyer #silhouette #bluesky #autumn #sunny #instaart #holiday #vacation #holland #netherlands #geefmijmaaramsterdam

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I drove a bit of the legendary Route 66 when I was in Arizona last year and it was one of the best roadtrips I've done, partly because I had my good pal @levanterman with me (in a rental car that we nicknamed Cacky, a terrible name inspired by all the cactus' in AZ). If you're someone who likes rusty middle-of-nowhere truck stops, long forgotten signs & mysterious ghost towns then you've got to spend some time on this road. Route 66 runs from Chicago to Santa Monica but we stuck to the Arizona bit taking in Kingman, Hackberry, the Grand Canyon Caverns and Seligman (with a slight detour to Jerome). Arizona is a great place all over but whenever someone tells me they're heading that way, I'll always suggest spending some time on this road. Riding it feels like a real American adventure. #Route66 #Arizona

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The Af Chapman boat has had almost as many lives as a cat- it began travelling the world transporting goods, the Swedish Navy then bought it and used it as a training ship and then in WW2 it was used as barracks. After the war it was saved from being scrapped and today it's moored up on Skeppsholmen. The great thing is, you can rent a room and spend the night onboard #wanderlust #travel #stockholm #visitstockholm #igersstockholm #this_is_stockholm #viewstockholm #stockholm_insta #stockholmfoto #stoccolma #adventure #passionpassport #passport #boat #ship #silhouette #instaphoto #instaart #paperart #cutout #afchapman #hostel #gamlastan #igswstockholm0915 #skeppsholmen @stockholmboats #hotel #sailing #stockholm_insta #instagoodmyphoto #mashpics

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I shot this one a year ago although it feels like I was only exploring Barcelona a few months ago (what is it with life going way faster in your thirties than it does in your twenties)? Anyways, you know how I like to try and link my ideas in some way to the location? Well this time I've got absolutely nothing to link Jessica Rabbit to Barcelona, so instead I'm going to list my top five favourite films, because although "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" isn't in my top five, Bob Hoskins -who stars in it- is in one of my top five films. Did that make any sense? The bullet point is here are my top five favourite films (even though you didn't ask). In no real order: Kings of Summer, Mary and Max, Before Sunset, Hook and The Shawshank Redemption. Oh and not that it's top five material but I've got a real soft spot for Bart Got A Room. Anyone else got any of those in their top five? Any films I should watch would would make me want to put it in my top five?

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AD Been meaning to make a Popeye idea work for ages- when I was in Basel last year I tried to turn the BIS building into a giant spinach can but totally failed & another time I tried to make a tree look like spinach being squeezed out of a can but that looked crap. The street signs here in Austin loaned themselves nicely to a Popeye idea though. I was trying to find a fun fact to link him to Austin for this caption and all I could find was the fact that the nearby 'Crystal City' erected a statue of Popeye in 1937 to honour the fact his popularity boosted their spinach industry. (I say nearby City, it's about 200 miles away from Austin but honestly this was the best I could do to try and link the two) #UnitedStories @visittheusa @visitaustintx #TrueAustin #Popeye

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AD I came across this place when I was researching ideas for Austin, but I didn't look up exactly where it was assuming it would be easy to spot a gigantic observation tower in the middle of the City. I was wrong; after not finding it I jumped on my phone (taking full advantage @VodafoneUK's Global Roaming Plus where I can roam in seventy seven destinations worldwide without a daily fee) and realised that it wasn't in the city at all but at the Circuit of The Americas, about eleven miles away. So I got in a cab, turned up at this place and let myself into the racetrack (I'm still sort of unsure if it was actually open to the public) and quickly took some photos before anyone had the chance to kick me out! When I'm travelling abroad I rely on my phone so much to help me find the obscure, middle of no-where places I like to photograph and having gone through a phase of buying local SIM cards at airports, roaming has proved to be simpler. Plus I like roaming because after a long flight there's that moment where you've landed, you turn on your phone and all the messages & updates you've missed suddenly ping in and distract you just long enough before they open the airplane doors. So while the other passengers are passive-aggressively making their way to the aisle, I'm having a great time laughing at a Tom Hiddleston meme #RedRoaming @vodafoneuk

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