There are many artists who intend for their work to be visually disorienting, creating optical illusions that play tricks on the viewer. Some famous artists who specialize in optical illusion include:
- M. C. Escher,
- Rob Gonsalves,
- Octavio Ocampo,
- Oleg I. Shuplyak.
However, there are some people who have created illusions unintentionally. Some fluke photography can end with mind-boggling results, usually due to the play of light and shadow in combination with angle and perspective.
Here are 16 photos where light and perspective go against all logic.
1. At first glance, it appears that this woman is giving a speech while humbly standing on a levitating platform on the beach. However, this accidental illusion was created due to the shadow of a nearby flag.
2. Chance timing caught the light eye shadow of this girl while she was looking down with her eyes closed and turned her into an unintended demonic prom date.
3. Perspective can be a funny thing. The placement of this girl’s hand around her friend perfectly lines up with the man’s arm in the background making him look like a father not ready to let go of his college-bound daughter.
4. This disorienting picture makes it look like there’s a ship just casually floating in the sky behind unsuspecting spectators. However, the ship is in fact in the water, the difference in color of the sea makes the image perplexing.
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