Vintage Ames Room Illusion

Forced Perspective 3 July 2012 2 Comments

At first glance, it looks like a giant, a normal-sized man and a very small man are standing in the same room together.  This type of illusion is called an Ames Room and uses a fixed viewing perspective to fool you.

Ames Room

In reality, the right corner of the room is much closer to the viewer than the left corner is.  This gives the impression that the person on the right side must be significantly larger than the person on the left side.

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2 Responses on “Vintage Ames Room Illusion”

  1. Jenny says:

    It seems as if the man on the far right is, in fact abnormally tall, because his head is touching the wall…try to explain that, but i think it’s no illusion…

    • Brad says:

      It looks like that back wall is straight, but it isn’t. It is at a sharp angle.

      The guy on the right who looks abnormally tall is a lot closer to you than the guy on the far left. The way the room is designed, the ceiling is low on the right and much higher on the left.

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