Great Wall of China Optical Illusion

Forced Perspective 14 February 2017 0 Comments

Great Wall of China Optical Illusion

This gentleman is casually leaning up against a wall on a visit to the Great Wall of China.  But something doesn’t quite seem right about this photograph.  Can you figure out what is going on? Parts of the Great Wall of China were built as early as the 7th century BC.   Most of the best-known […]

Donald Trump Optical Illusion

Miscellaneous 3 November 2016 0 Comments

Donald Trump Optical Illusion

While searching for some political optical illusions with the upcoming presidential election in the United States, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I ran across this one.  Someone was clever enough to draw out the head of Republican presidential candidate (and billionaire) Donald Trump.  Then they got their cat to lay directly on […]

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 […]

A Somewhat Disturbing Beard

Ambiguous 28 April 2016 0 Comments

A Somewhat Disturbing Beard

I ran across this image the other day and almost just scrolled right past it.  I was kind of wondering what the point of the picture of this man with a beard and glasses was.  As I was scrolling, however, a set of eyes caught my eye which caused me to do a double take.  […]

Vegetable Face by Klaus Enrique

Composite 16 April 2015 0 Comments

Vegetable Face by Klaus Enrique

This vegetable face composite image was created by Klaus Enrique for the cover a cookbook by Martin Pyco Rausch.  The cookbook features vegetarian recipes making the half-vegetable face even more relevant for this project.  The style used in this strange face mash up was clearly inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the 16th century Italian painter best […]

The Princess Bride Ambigram

Ambigrams 19 March 2015 0 Comments

The Princess Bride Ambigram

The Blu-Ray+DVD cover of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the movie The Princess Bride features an ambigram.  The romantic comedy adventure movie, originally released in 1987, was directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner and received a rating of “two thumbs up” from Siskel & Ebert.  The text in the middle of the cover reads the […]

The Photographer

Ambiguous 4 September 2012 3 Comments

The Photographer

Joaquim Alves Gaspar captured this photograph of a man walking in a tunnel holding a camera.  The picture was taken at São Martinho do Porto on the west coast of Portugal.  It is uncertain whether the man is approaching the camera or walking away from it.  Can you tell? This picture was found on Wikimedia […]