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Thanks to Surface Book 2.
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Paperboyo has teamed up with Microsoft for a set of special pictures.

Paperboyo has teamed up with Microsoft for a set of special pictures.

An Instagram star who creates unique photos by placing paper cut-outs next to famous buildings has teamed up with Microsoft for a set of special pictures.

Rich McCor, known as Paperboyo to his 367,000 fans on the social network, has upgraded to a Surface Book 2 while working in London and the Netherlands, after using the original Surface Book for many years.

The 31-year-old artist, who is famous for turning the London Eye into a bicycle and the Arc De Triomphe into a Lego figure, recently used pieces of black card to turn a tower in Rotterdam into a “test your strength” game, with a cut-out of a man hitting it with hammer.

According to Microsoft, McCor indicated that the Surface Book 2 made animating the scene a lot easier, as it meant he could take his studio with him wherever he went

The Surface Book 2, which can be used as a laptop or tablet by connecting or detaching the keyboard, delivers almost seven million pixels, has up to five times the graphics performance of the original Surface Book, is twice as powerful as the new MacBook Pro and features up to 17 hours of battery life. However, it weighs just 4.2 pounds.

McCor spends hours researching buildings and coming up with ideas before he visits the location with his camera. He then takes up to 100 photos to ensure he gets one he is happy with, with the whole process takes around three hours. 

McCor’s favourite picture was taken at Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, which he turned upside-down and made into a picture of actor Clint Eastwood, the Software maker said in the company blog.