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 […]

Mask of Love by Gianni Sarcone

Ambiguous 29 February 2016 0 Comments

Mask of Love by Gianni Sarcone

When viewing this Venetian mask for the first time, most people notice a single, slightly blurry face that appears to be wearing the mask.  What do you see? Upon closer inspection, you can also notice two different faces within the outline of the mask.  A woman (on the left) and a man (on the right) […]

Age is All in Your Head

Anamorphosis 20 August 2014 2 Comments

Age is All in Your Head

This is essentially an anamorphic illusion from Victoria Skye and was a finalist at the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year Contest.  The photograph in the center marked ‘Original Photo’ is a normal, unaltered photograph of a young boy.  The photograph is then tilted forward (far left) and backward (far right) to present slightly different […]

Putting it Together by J.D. Hillberry

Impossible,Trompe L'oeil 14 September 2012 0 Comments

Putting it Together

Inspired by his two-year old son, J.D. Hillberry created the following trompe l’oeil drawing.  It features an impossible scenario of his son putting together a puzzle that is actually himself. Hillberry remarks that: At this age, he was just beginning to learn about himself and what the world has to offer.  I believe that this […]

Strange Legs Illusion

Ambiguous 25 July 2012 0 Comments

Strange Legs Illusion

The photograph below is a bit ambiguous, although it probably was not meant to be.  What exactly is going on with the two people’s legs?  It looks like the person facing the camera is wearing long white shorts… or is she? Did you figure it out?