You know that thing everyone does when they visit the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa— where they take a photo of themselves pretending to hold it up with their hands or squish the structure between their fingers? It’s a trick as old as the Renaissance – using perspective to create some sort of artistic illusion. London-based artist Rich McCor takes the touristy tradition and turns it on its creative head using humor, artistic skill, his surroundings and a finely tuned eye for possibility.
McCor’s technique is simple; using bits of black poster board, he cuts out various shapes, inserts them into fitting parts of the world’s cities most recognizable landmarks and snaps a photo. There’s the bicycle cut out gaining a missing wheel from the London Eye, a watch strap finding a face in Big Ben’s clock and a Lego man connecting to his legs via Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. The resulting photos are cheeky, thoughtful and a fun way to reimagine our most celebrated landmarks. [h/t colorsandjoy.com]