Painted Gradients Create Shocking Illusions of Space

These everyday scenes don't seem that exciting until the actual behind-the-scenes process is revealed. In his work, London-based photographer Benedict Morgan creates all kinds of optical illusions. This series, entitled Painted Stripes, features two photographs that will have viewers automatically assuming digital manipulation. However, in reality, Morgan actually painted each set in order to challenge his viewer's typical understanding of space.

With a great eye for perspective, Morgan used different shades of gray to paint the perfectly straight rows. The visually engaging scenes will have viewers lingering in awe! Morgan explains, “The idea came from the process you do in the dark room when exposing different sections of the test strip to get the correct exposure. You end up with a striped image, each stripe darker than the next. So in these works instead of each line being exposed differently, they have been painted with different tones of grey.”

Benedict Morgan's website
via [Junkculture]

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