World For All Advertising Campaign

Ambiguous 30 May 2017 0 Comments

World For All Advertising Campaign

I originally saw this series of images on the homepage of  Optical Spy while searching for new optical illusions to post on this blog.  I wasn’t sure if this was something that they created internally, or if they were something that they had found elsewhere on the Internet.  It looked like a series of professionally-shot […]

Good and Evil by John Langdon

Ambiguous 26 April 2017 0 Comments

Good and Evil by John Langdon

This oil painting, created by John Langdon more than a decade ago in 2006, features two different interpretations.  At first glance, this is a painting of a man’s face with very big ears.  If you look closely, you may also see two different words incorporated into this ambiguous painting.  The man’s ears and eyes can […]

Share and Share Alike

Ambiguous 21 April 2017 0 Comments

Share and Share Alike

This conceptual illustration from Tang Yau Hoong was created for Economia, a magazine that covers essential issues, news and analysis relevant to the topics of business, finance and accountancy.  While the topic of the magazine may sound a bit dry, at least they hired Tang to spice things up a bit with this ambiguous illustration.  […]

Shiny Legs Optical Illusion

Ambiguous 7 February 2017 0 Comments

Shiny Legs Optical Illusion

Take a good look at the the legs in this photograph. Do they appear to be shiny to you, as if they are wet or have oil rubbed on them?  Would you believe that they are not oily at all?  Instead, they are just a normal pair of dry legs with streaks and spots of […]

Expecting Winter by Erik Johansson

Ambiguous 12 January 2017 0 Comments

Expecting Winter by Erik Johansson

Swedish surreal photographer Erik Johansson created this photo-manipulation that depicts a scene where seasons meet.  The woman in the foreground is using a giant needle to sew white sheets together.  Behind her, the sheets that she has already sewn appear to be snow-covered ground. Regarding Erik Johansson’s creative process, he notes that: It always starts […]

Ultimate Stunt by Thomas Barbèy

Ambiguous,Impossible 22 August 2016 0 Comments

Ultimate Stunt by Thomas Barbèy

Thomas has once again used his photography skills and imagination to come up with this very unusual balancing act.  Merging a photograph of a tightrope walker headed toward the viewer with a photograph looking up at a chandelier and ceiling, a confusing and unsettling image is born. Regarding the process that Thomas uses to create […]

Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

Ambiguous,Video 25 July 2016 0 Comments

Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University in Japan created this very intriguing video featuring a series of ambiguous cylinders.  If you look at the objects placed in front of the mirror and then look at their respective reflections, you will notice that they look like completely different shapes.  How can this be?  Obviously, there is something […]