This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]
This photograph, taken at the Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany, shows a young woman carefully walking on a tightrope strung between two buildings. A pretty typical piece of advice for someone with a fear of heights is, “Don’t look down!”. In this case, however, the woman should have no trouble staring down at the […]
“Dreams of Flying” is an ongoing series that began in 2002 from photographer Jan von Holleben. Drawing inspiration from childhood books and modern superheroes, he uses children from his local neighborhood in Southwest Germany to create entertaining and whimsical scenes.
Capturing a photograph at the right time and from the right angle can be a magical thing for a photographer. This type of forced perspective technique often produces very amusing results.
“I can fool you because you’re a human,” said Jerry Andrus. “You have a wonderful human mind that works no different from my human mind. Usually when we’re fooled, the mind hasn’t made a mistake. It’s come to the wrong conclusion for the right reason.” During his illustrious life, Jerry Andrus was many things. He […]
Ben Heine mixes drawing and photography to create a scene that is half real and half imaginary. In a past interview, he stated his works in this series (called Pencil Vs Camera) are “…all about illusion, 3D, dreams, augmented reality, and fantasy.” On this empty street, he creates the illusion that a non-existent trolley is […]
Anyone who owns a camera can create their own optical illusions using forced perspective. In the photograph below, which looks to be from the 1940′s, a woman sitting on the beach holds two of her miniature friends in the palms of her hands. She really seems to be enjoying herself, doesn’t she? Who knew camera […]