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Pencil Vs Camera - 20

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I took this photo a few days ago and also drew the rough sketch... I wanted this to be a "frame in a frame" with optical illusions.


This is dedicated to Yves Rossy alias "JET MAN" (also known as "Fusion Man"). I admire him a lot.


He is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast. He is nicknamed "Jet Man" and "Fusion Man" for being the first person to achieve sustained human flight using a jet-powered fixed wing strapped to his back, reaching a top speed of 304 km/h (189 mph). He developed and built a system comprising a back pack with rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft), powered by four attached jet engines. He already flew across the English Channel, the Strait of Gibraltar and over the Alps. Next, Rossy plans to fly across the Grand Canyon in Arizona in the USA...


>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Trick of the eye: Ben Heine's drawing takes optical illusion to a new level as a hand holds a paper aeroplane" (Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail, Sept. 2011)


Update: 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 art: info@benheine.com





A poem by Peter S. Quinn


We are all geniuses today

One by one I observe and say

Breaking rules of what we can

Making abstract of the uncommon

This and that we didn’t know

That it is we must show

Plainly done or complex

Take it easy now relax


Fly me fly me to the moon

Let me pass into deep space

New galaxies I’ll see soon

In their turning many ways

Deep beyond and further still

Where no man has gone yet

Every dream I must fulfill

On my own and with my jet


We have made our day clear

Finding out and all steer

That was not suppose to be

But we anyway did it free

Asking question not of why

Only doing what we try

This is so much fun to feel

Taking off to what isn’t real


We are passing through a stage

All their feeling and debates

Nothing seems unreachable

Not being unmade unteachable

We have made the sky fall

With our inventive certain call

All is undependable on a thought

And that we did or even ought


Fly me fly me to the moon

Let me see all the distances

New galaxies I’ll see soon

Let me take my chances

You and I together are

Feeling these times now

Let us hope and reach a star

To all our dreams somehow

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Taken on May 8, 2010