You better smile if you around Stephen Wiltshire. He has a unique ability to recall images of what he has seen in great detail. Some of called him the "Human Camera". (Saves on film)
At age of three he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and he lived in his own world. After going to a special needs school, Queensmill School in London. It was notice his skill of drawing and it became apparent that he communicated with drawing.
In the film "Beautiful Minds: A Voyage into the Brain", Wiltshire buckles into a helicopter and travels over Rome (video). His incredible mind captures what he sees. He returns back and begins to draw a panoramic view of what he saw. The drawings are not exact copies. Like any good artist he adds his own style and it is impressive. When you look at the pictures on his site you can clearly see that he is an artist with a incredible memory and eye for detail.
Comments always welcome!
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Posted by Sir Lizard at 10:19 AM