Cars drive past a security fence erected around Cardiff Castle and Bute Park in Cardiff city centre. Picture: EPA
Cars drive past a security fence erected around Cardiff Castle and Bute Park in Cardiff city centre. Picture: EPA

LOOK: Photographer Payerboyo transforms iconic Cardiff landmark into British holiday scene

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Jul 13, 2021

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Paperboyo has transformed Cardiff's Senedd building into a British holiday scene.

The photographer - who is known for his creative 'paper cut-out' photography - has celebrated a summer of staycations with a new study showing that 40% of Brits are happy to wait until next year for a foreign trip.

His new piece transforms the iconic landmark into an image of two friends reading a map to find their way and explore the area.

Paperboyo - real name Rich McCor - said: "Usually I would have had lots of international travel plans booked across the summer so this is a little unusual for me!

"But I’m really excited to take this chance to explore more of UK this year and see what other creative shots I can come up with.

“I wanted to create an image that celebrated UK travel and turn a recognised building into something unexpected."

To capture this shot, Paperboyo used Sony’s new α7C camera - the world's smallest and lightest camera body - and the 24-105mm F4 G lens.

He added: "When I’m out and about and capturing shots like this it’s really important to have a lightweight camera body and lens with me so I’m not lugging heavy kit around.

"I used the Sony α7C and 24-105 F4 G lens which are both really compact so I know I am always ready to capture a shot when I’m exploring and get inspired without having to compromise on the image quality."

He has also released a 'behind the scenes' video on Sony Europe's YouTube channel to show fans how his captures his content.

Kelly Knussen - Head of Imaging, Sony UK and Ireland at Sony - added: “We’ve been delighted to work with Rich to put our new α7C to the test.

"His cut-outs show the endless creative possibilities that are available on our doorstep, and we hope the ‘how-to’ video inspires people to capture their own creative imagery.”

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