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(Many thanks to Zack Sheppard for featuring this on Flickr Blog in 2010 and thanks to Ameya Pendse for featuring it again in 2013!)

I took this photo in the "Palais des Beaux Arts" of Lille, France (I also made the drawing)

I've represented on the paper 3 sketches of my most favorite paintings:

- "The Third of May 1808" by Francisco Goya (the painting is much bigger in the real life)

- "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli (the painting is much bigger in the real life)

- "The Gleaners" by Jean-François Millet

The big Eye in the centre of the composition is something I added because what would visual art be without the tool to see it? In my opinion, the human eye and brain and the way we interpret art are even more important than the artworks themselves... The model is my sweet Marta

See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in progress
(with a small animation and an original musical composition)

For more information about my artwork:

The Eye

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Here I am or if I am
The eye of seeing all
Some of it is a scam
As it's not on the wall:

3 of paintings favorite
Is a pure fantasy play
1 left out deliberate
The Shooting of 3 May

Eye to see another eye
Of model Marta - my dear
Artists now have a try
And draw a picture of her!

(Thank you Peter!)

clicksnappy, Apogee Photography, and 1317 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. hme164 52 months ago | reply

    No Words Can Describe!!, Simply AMAZING!!
    love your pencil camera...

  2. Marta Santamaria 51 months ago | reply

    Wow it's amazing! I love all your pictures!

  3. d_hossain 51 months ago | reply

    u take measuremnts? or what? how does the edge alwys match with the feature???

    salute ur innovativeness!

  4. Blad3 51 months ago | reply

    wow, just wow

  5. Andvari, ástin min 51 months ago | reply

    O M G !
    This is genius!

  6. ...anna christina... 50 months ago | reply


    Seen In All Photos X-Press Us
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  7. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

    Jolie capture

  8. SaNYouRFriendLyNeighbor 40 months ago | reply

    excellent creativity...spellbound :)

  9. i_aq 39 months ago | reply

    hey ... how do u do this ????? u overlap images in any photoshop or any such programs or take picture with already ... mind set ??? plzzz share !!! how do u do abt it ???

    anyws ur work is awsum!! welldone!!!

  10. hme164 38 months ago | reply

    So brilliant!!! Absolutely amazing!! You are such a creative artist and photographer....... You are simply AWESOME!!

  11. FotoFourteen 37 months ago | reply

    Wow. Your work is so fresh and successful, you are a busy man!!!!!

  12. Leiza_5 37 months ago | reply

    Es genial, me encanta lo que haces, y como lo haces, :)

  13. Mike_t_by_the_sea 35 months ago | reply

    Exquisite! Great job! Thank you for your wonderful creations!

  14. Spleen* 34 months ago | reply

    Wonderful series
    Congrats :)

  15. Ali Gardener 34 months ago | reply

    Les Glaneuses! :)

  16. avati91 30 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

    flickrAward (post1 – award 5)
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  17. Abdul Haseeb 17 months ago | reply

    awesome work.

  18. bsouthj 16 months ago | reply

    Wonderful, creative piece of work! Terrific photo.

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