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Optical Illusions Photographers

Since its development in the 19th century, the medium of photography has altered our sense of reality. Entrusted with capturing what we can see, the artist behind the camera has the power to alter that vision. Enter, optical illusion. Optical illusion photography is an impression of a visible object or phenomenon that is not appropriate to reality. An optical illusion of sight is purposefully photographed to make us take a closer look, examine the perspective and monitor how the eye and its trajectory is molded to the artist's intention. Often naturally occurring, these phenomena provide the perspective in photography to create optical illusion. It allows for volume and expressiveness in a  picture, the impression of the depth of space that goes into the distance. Optical illusions in street art combined with  photography can be found in our works, such as that of JR, whose staging of gigantic photo collages dot the urban landscape depicting individuals in black and white. His massive works demand your  attention, being immense in both size and technique whilst the work of  Charles Pétillon invades his photographs with clusters of white balloons to make the public view the world around them with a different eye - albeit guided by the artist…

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La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, 2021, JR

La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, 2021

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$1,178

Birdy Kids, Samsofy

Birdy Kids

Samsofy

Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$1,767

Clichy Sous Bois, JR

Clichy Sous Bois

JR

Photography - 18.1 x 24 inch

$3,568

Sketch, Liu Bolin

Sketch

Liu Bolin

Fine Art Drawings - 10.6 x 14.8 inch

$2,160

The Great Turf, after Dürer (Pictures of Paper), Vik Muniz

The Great Turf, after Dürer (Pictures of Paper)

Vik Muniz

Photography - 53.7 x 40 inch

$42,000

Supermarket #3 - Dangerous Landscapes, Liu Bolin

Supermarket #3 - Dangerous Landscapes

Liu Bolin

Print - 5.9 x 6.7 inch

$491

Grand'Rue - Poitiers, Brno Del Zou

Grand'Rue - Poitiers

Brno Del Zou

Photography - 23.2 x 38.6 x 0.1 inch

$785

René, Samsofy

René

Samsofy

Print - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$147

On the surface of the earth, Li Wei

On the surface of the earth

Li Wei

Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 inch

$7,853

Butterflies, after Odilon Redon, Vik Muniz

Butterflies, after Odilon Redon

Vik Muniz

Print - 50 x 40 x 1 inch

$42,000

Red Hand, Liu Bolin

Red Hand

Liu Bolin

Sculpture - 20.9 x 5.9 x 4.7 inch

$4,908

Inside Out, Times Square, Close Up, USA, 2013, JR

Inside Out, Times Square, Close Up, USA, 2013

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$1,001

28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes - Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, JR

28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes - Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia

JR

Print - 38.6 x 28.3 inch

$1,325

Finding Hope, Night View, Paris, France, JR

Finding Hope, Night View, Paris, France

JR

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$2,346

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08, JR

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08

JR

Print - 13.8 x 18.1 inch

$1,953

In the Container Wall, JR

In the Container Wall

JR

Print - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

$2,356

Trompe l'oeil, Greetings from Giza, 22 octobre 2021, 16H44, Giza, Egypte, 2021, JR

Trompe l'oeil, Greetings from Giza, 22 octobre 2021, 16H44, Giza, Egypte, 2021

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

$1,178

28 Millimetres, Women are Heroes Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, JR

28 Millimetres, Women are Heroes Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh

JR

Print - 28.5 x 40.4 inch

$1,001

Inside out, Haïti, 2012, JR

Inside out, Haïti, 2012

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

$1,060

28 Millimètres, Women are Heroes, Eyes on bricks, New-Delhi, India, JR

28 Millimètres, Women are Heroes, Eyes on bricks, New-Delhi, India

JR

Print - 14.6 x 44.1 inch

Sold

Trompe l'oeil, Greetings from Giza, 21 octobre 2021, 6H01, Giza, Egypte, 2021, JR

Trompe l'oeil, Greetings from Giza, 21 octobre 2021, 6H01, Giza, Egypte, 2021

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

$1,178

Punto di Fuga, 21 Juillet 2021, 05h26, Rome, Italie, 2021, JR

Punto di Fuga, 21 Juillet 2021, 05h26, Rome, Italie, 2021

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$1,178

28 millimètres, Women are Heroes, Action in Kibera Slum, General View Nairobi, Kenya, 2009, JR

28 millimètres, Women are Heroes, Action in Kibera Slum, General View Nairobi, Kenya, 2009

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

$1,178

Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008, JR

Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,963

The Wrinkles of the city, La Havana, Antonio Cruz Gordillo, JR

The Wrinkles of the city, La Havana, Antonio Cruz Gordillo

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,865

Unframed, Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, USA, 1923, de jour Paris, JR

Unframed, Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, USA, 1923, de jour Paris

JR

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,855

Giants, Kikito, September 6, 2017, 7.27 p.m., Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017, JR

Giants, Kikito, September 6, 2017, 7.27 p.m., Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017

JR

Print - 14.2 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,080

Giants, Brandenburg Gate, September 27, 2018, 18h55, © Iris Hesse, Ullstein Bild, Roger-Viollet, Berlin, Germany, 2018, JR

Giants, Brandenburg Gate, September 27, 2018, 18h55, © Iris Hesse, Ullstein Bild, Roger-Viollet, Berlin, Germany, 2018

JR

Print - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$1,659

Jr (1983) - JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 19H45, JR

Jr (1983) - JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 19H45

JR

Print - 13.8 x 18.1 inch

$1,953

JR au Palais de Tokyo, 28 Août 2020, 16H12, Paris, JR

JR au Palais de Tokyo, 28 Août 2020, 16H12, Paris

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$2,248

JR - Tehachapi, Mountain, February 7, 2020, 6.43P.M., U.S.A., 2020, JR

JR - Tehachapi, Mountain, February 7, 2020, 6.43P.M., U.S.A., 2020

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

$1,178

Giants, Mohamed Younes Idriss from Sudan, Flamengo, Brazil 2016, JR

Giants, Mohamed Younes Idriss from Sudan, Flamengo, Brazil 2016

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$1,362

JR - Lovers on the roof, USA, JR

JR - Lovers on the roof, USA

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

$1,360

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, Paris, France (19h45), JR

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, Paris, France (19h45)

JR

Print - 13.8 x 18.1 inch

$1,865

The Chronicles of New York City, Domino Park, USA, JR

The Chronicles of New York City, Domino Park, USA

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

$2,454

Inside Out, Haiti, JR

Inside Out, Haiti

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,865

La Pyramide, 12 Juin 2016, 5H55, JR

La Pyramide, 12 Juin 2016, 5H55

JR

Print - 14.2 x 18.1 inch

$1,865 $1,641

28 Millimètres, Face 2 Face, Separation Wall, Security fence, Palestinian side, Bethlehem, 2007, JR

28 Millimètres, Face 2 Face, Separation Wall, Security fence, Palestinian side, Bethlehem, 2007

JR

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,963

La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, JR

La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,963

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08, JR

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08

JR

Print - 13.8 x 18.1 inch

$1,865

Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, Cambodia, JR

Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, Cambodia

JR

Print - 28.5 x 40.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,865

New York City Ballet Art Series, Paper Interactions 13, 2014, JR

New York City Ballet Art Series, Paper Interactions 13, 2014

JR

Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,865

Giants, Brandenburg Gate, JR

Giants, Brandenburg Gate

JR

Print - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch

$1,865

Los Surcos de la Ciudad, Marino Saura Oton, Cartagena, Espagne, 2008, JR

Los Surcos de la Ciudad, Marino Saura Oton, Cartagena, Espagne, 2008

JR

Print - 18.9 x 14.2 x 0.1 inch

$883

The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Œil froissé 3, JR

The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Œil froissé 3

JR

Print - 35.2 x 26.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,865

Ballet, Palais Royal, Paris, France, 2020, JR

Ballet, Palais Royal, Paris, France, 2020

JR

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$707

Inventaire 65 - Bruce Lee, Bernard Pras

Inventaire 65 - Bruce Lee

Bernard Pras

Photography - 63 x 47.2 x 2 inch

$2,945

Trompe L'oeil, Death Valley, Billboard, March 4, 2017, 5:41 Pm, California, USA, 2017, JR

Trompe L'oeil, Death Valley, Billboard, March 4, 2017, 5:41 Pm, California, USA, 2017

JR

Print - 19.7 x 33.5 inch

$707

Dreamland, Samsofy

Dreamland

Samsofy

Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,178

Alfred's Day Off, Samsofy

Alfred's Day Off

Samsofy

Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,178

No Trespassing #1, Paris, France, 2021, JR

No Trespassing #1, Paris, France, 2021

JR

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$707

Le cri, Samsofy

Le cri

Samsofy

Photography - 31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch

$2,061

Women Are Heroes, Elizabeth Kamanga, Le Havre, France, 2014, JR

Women Are Heroes, Elizabeth Kamanga, Le Havre, France, 2014

JR

Print - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

$707

Les photographes, Samsofy

Les photographes

Samsofy

Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$1,178

210 . BASHUNG (Vertige de l'amour), Bernard Pras

210 . BASHUNG (Vertige de l'amour)

Bernard Pras

Photography - 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$4,908

90. Le Bon (Clint Eastwood), Bernard Pras

90. Le Bon (Clint Eastwood)

Bernard Pras

Photography - 63 x 47.2 x 2 inch

$8,835