I decided I would become a tourist in my own city- I wanted to see the London that I ignored, to explore the landmarks and the quirky history. I started researching for interesting facts and began thinking about how I could photograph the sites in an original way.

My first idea was using a cut-out to transform Big Ben into a wristwatch. Whilst I was there, a girl and her father took an interest in what I was doing and I showed them the photo on my camera screen. They were full of enthusiasm for the idea, and it spurred me on to do more. I then took photos of St Pauls, the London Eye and Trafalgar Square and whilst I was doing this, I would post them on my Instagram alongside a quirky fact I’d picked up about the landmark.

Then one day Lonely Planet contacted me on Instagram, they liked what I did and wondered if I wanted to create some photos for them. Of course I said yes, and it led me to Stockholm, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Paris- I crammed in so much in the few days I was in each city, running around with a camera, handful of cut-outs and a head full of random facts to accompany each photo.

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Big Ben, London

London Eye, London

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Af Chapman, Stockholm

Trafalgar Square, London

St George’s Wharf, London

Tower Bridge, London

St Paul’s, London

Cirkelbroen, Copenhagen

Montmatre, Paris

Rådhuset Metro, Stockholm

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

Sherlock Holmes Statue, London

Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

Somerset House, London

Southbank Fountains, London