When I was in middle school, there was this cool optical illusion that everyone was talking about. It was called a "stereogram," one example of which is Magic Eye, and these pictures are still around today. I tried and tried, but the 3D image never jumped out at me the way it did for all my friends. I was so disappointed.
Luckily for me, and for everyone who loves optical illusions, photographer Bela Borsodi's latest work involves an optical illusion that almost everyone can appreciate. Borsodi created a photo for the album cover for "Terrain," by the band VLP. He set out to do something different, but what he has created is truly unique.
At first glance, the photograph looks like a colorful mosaic of random things placed together. There's a workman's boot, an egg crate, cookies, fruit, and other objects. They were carefully arranged by Borsodi, who looked at a projection of what the camera would see in order to end up with an image that appeared to be four separate photos melded into one. The items are even perfectly color-coordinated in shades of red, blue, white, and beige.
This is not Borsodi's first venture into tricky photography. He received some acclaim for an earlier series featuring everyday objects forming giant letters of the alphabet.
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