Maxwell Tilse is a 23-year-old illustrator from Syndey, Australia, who also loves to travel around Europe. Instead of taking the usual images, he chooses to remember each place by making cut-outs of the most famous landmarks and put them next to the original ones in front of the camera. After staying for London for 2 years, he decided to create a series with the city’s oldest and most iconic pubs along with two of the most recognizable landmarks.
The Blackfriars from 1875.
The Old George from 1713.
Maxwell wanted to pay homage to some of London’s most historical buildings, which he believes can easily go unnoticed or missed in all this wave of modernity.
Each paper replica is only 5cm tall and it is an exact representation of the original building.
Maxwell loves the Tudor architecture that’s nestled between the grand Victorian hotels and galleries.
As obvious, the finishing touch of his projects is to photograph the cut-outs next to the original buildings for comparison.
The beautiful Tower Bridge.
You can find Maxwell’s work on his website, Instagram account and many of his pieces are available for purchase on Etsy.