• Limerick

    There is a man that can fly,
    A real Jet man of the sky,
    Fusion man Yves
    Through air drives,
    Like a traveling bird high. - Peter S. Quinn
  • Thanks for the great poems, Katie and Peter!
  • Flying: soundclick.com/share?songid=9154885 - Peter S. Quinn
  • Flying

    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 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

    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 - Peter S. Quinn
  • Look up to the clouds
    For crying out loud!
    Take a listen
    if you can
    Hold your breath
    Count to three
    Oh who can it be?
    In a moment you'll see
    Crashing through the sky
    It's Super Sonic Man!
    With a speedo and tan
    And wings that make sparks fly
    Oh by sea or by air
    He's so debonair
    dare silver wings fly! - katiegab715
  • Limerick

    Thru the sky he'll always go
    Fast forward or soaring slow,
    Yves man Rossy
    In getup glossy,
    On his silver wings hey ho! - Peter S. Quinn

Pencil Vs Camera - 20

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© Ben Heine || Facebook || Twitter || www.benheine.com
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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).
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For more information about my art: info@benheine.com
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Flying

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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  1. Mona-S 40 months ago | reply

    this is so awesome!! gr8 work ;)

  2. toxicblues [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

    Neat!

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  4. Syeee 38 months ago | reply

    i absolutely LOVE your photos!!

  5. Elyyy M. [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

    A r t i s t a !!!!

  6. Frizztext 37 months ago | reply

    thank you for sending your surreal drawing
    JET MAN to my group BLOG IT!
    so I could feature that in my daily blog at
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    I hope that will support your work!
    greetings from Germany: frizztext

  7. Dieter WW 37 months ago | reply

    Klasse Foto

  8. zPRIME 34 months ago | reply

    Simply wow ... absolutely stunning. I can't stop saying it!

  9. Yansk! 34 months ago | reply

    This is excellent!

  10. supersaiyen 31 months ago | reply

    pornography is bad for the soul....bad boy! its what the prophet said :)

  11. tkothari 31 months ago | reply

    How did you take the picture? Both your hands are in the photo??

  12. Frizztext 27 months ago | reply

    Thank you for sending your photo to my group BLOG IT!
    So I could feature your image in the j! archive at
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    I hope, that will support your work!

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  14. red bicycle design 26 months ago | reply

    love this shot, you should think of entering into City Year's Art Competition: www.artofidealism.com, this, for example, would work perfectly for the It's in Your Hands story:
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  15. neslihann 19 months ago | reply

    it's perfect exactly..

  16. JoeCow 10 months ago | reply

    Interesting

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