The Road to Nowhere

Forced Perspective 13 February 2014 0 Comments

The Road to Nowhere

If you were parked here taking this photograph, would you feel comfortable driving over this bridge?  Is the car heading up the hill in the distance about to drive off the end and into the cold waters below? This is a photograph of Storseisundet Bridge in Norway.  It is the longest of eight bridges that […]

Corner Stores by Patrick Hughes

Forced Perspective,Video 19 December 2013 0 Comments

Corner Stores by Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes creating paintings using a reverse perspective technique that he calls “reverspectives”.  Looking at one of these paintings from the front (see image below) make it difficult to figure out exactly what makes them so unique.  This painting shows a series of shops in perspective view giving the painting a sense of depth. The […]

Honda CR-V Optical Illusion Commercial

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective,Impossible,Video 21 November 2013 0 Comments

Honda CRV Optical Illusion Commercial

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 […]

Tightrope Illusion at Phaeno Science Centre

Forced Perspective 7 November 2013 0 Comments

Tightrope Optical Illusion

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 by Jan von Holleben

Forced Perspective 23 September 2013 0 Comments

Jan von Holleben The Diver

“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.

Sun Ball Forced Perspective Photograph

Forced Perspective 20 August 2013 0 Comments

Sun Ball Forced Perspective

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.

Box Impossible from Jerry Andrus

Forced Perspective,Impossible,Video 27 June 2013 0 Comments

Box Impossible From Jerry Andrus

“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 […]