Paperboyo: Transforming landscapes and paper cutouts into animal magic

Paper creative Rich McCror aka Paperboyo has found a way to turn his hobby of cutting card into shapes, including animal silhouettes, and holding them next to some of the world’s biggest landmarks to complete his artworks.

Making use of his surroundings, a camera and paper cutout silhouettes, Paperboyo’s intends to encourage people to broaden their way of looking at the world. He creates his artworks by holding a black paper silhouette between his camera lens and the landscape, transforming the world around him in unexpected ways. 

Paperboyo has turned rock formations in Canada into a bear by simply adding a bear’s head to the scene. He’s also reworked Tokyo’s Museum of Modern Art into a roarimg lion. And for World Penguin Day, Paperboyo created a twist on a London skyscraper as a penguin overlooks London while giving the finger. While a pink parasol on Toronto’s Flamingo Beach provided the setting for a flamingo.

Paperboyo says: “I want people to see the world differently, to show them there’s more than one way to view what’s around us. I get messages from the public saying: ‘I’ve walked past the same buildings for years, and now I see them in a completely new way’. I love that. That’s the reason why I do what I do.”

All Images: Paperboyo


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living

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