Appearances can be deceiving. Even though the camera supposedly never lies, the same can be said for photography. One intriguing example is the cover artwork for band VLP’s “Terrain” album photographed by Béla Borsodi. What looks like a mosaic of four different photos cleverly tiled together is actually a single photograph, resulting in a sort of visual illusion:
Borsodi devised the innovative idea and painstakingly arranged everyday objects in patterns of shape and color to give the final product the appearance of multiple photos.
Look closely: the perspective is so perfect and the objects acting as straight dividing edges are positioned with such accuracy, that you might never guess that it was a single photo, or get to appreciate all the prep work that went into this fascinating project — that’s why we’ve included the following video for your enjoyment:
(It’s almost hard to believe your eyes as you watch a jumble of random items transform into a precise work of art; you might need to watch it twice to fully absorb the whole process.)
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