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By on June 8, 2011, with 25 Comments

If you are following our Facebook channel by now you probably noticed there is this particular fellow who regularly comes up with some incredible optical illusion pictures. Not only that, but all of the illusions he submits are of his own creation! The person in talk here is Anh Pham, and fortunately for us he is one of our regular fans! I have seen this “kid’s” craft evolve over time, and what amazes me is how each new work he does is better than his last. Just check out some of his latest moving patterns attached in this post. The effect is truly amazing, and the influence by some of the legendary optical illusion masters (like Akiyoshi Kitaoka) is more than obvious. Which of these seemingly moving patterns works best for you?

Anh Pahm Optical Illusion 1
Anh Pahm Optical Illusion 2
Anh Pahm Optical Illusion 3
Anh Pahm Optical Illusion 4

  • Nisheeth

    Another h=great illusion.
    For me the third one works the best, then the fourth, then the second, and finally the first

  • Care Bear

    Timothy Leary, eat your heart out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    How right you are Vurdlak. He is a great up and coming Artist. His work is nothing short of GREAT. I admire him with great envey.

  • anon

    I think that the stuff that isn’t part of the moving patterns detract from the illusion because they are stationary. I’d love to see these without that.

    • Natalie

      I was about to say that, also — that the stationary objects make the illusion harder to see.

      But then I considered this: the illusion works when viewed with your peripheral vision. If you look directly at it, it appears to hold still. If you look to the side (where it has the categories listed), the picture seems to move.

      Maybe the objects were placed in the picture to give you something to look at so that you see the pattern around it with your peripheral vision. Just a guess.

      #1 and #3 have the most movement for me. But I like the hidden message of #2: Einstein is driving the plane that is traveling past clocks. It’s Einstein’s theory that time travel is possible.

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  • Maria Ruth Rizzo

    i didn’t see them “move” but i did see them in 3D it was very cool!

  • This guy

    I have been following this blog for so long that now this type of illusions don’t work for me. WHY? :(

  • Kimon Frousios

    The first one works best for me. The other’s are almost still.

  • Eizabeth

    these are really awsome!!!!

  • Lizzy

    yeah i cant see any motion in any of these pictures

  • Scott

    THe first one vibrates in/out of the page while I stare at it.

    The other 3 move in/out while I scroll the web page up/down (particularly as they cross in/out of view at the edge of the browser); othewise, they’re just pretty pictures but they don’t move on their own.

    At the same time, I’m ready to turn over the USS Enterprise to the enemy.

  • Anh Pham

    with this kid of illusion,
    The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress, some spychologists use moving picture to test patients. Google it if u dont believe. So dont worry if its not moving :)

  • Richard

    I would also like to see them without the stationary objects, but having said that, they are amazing images. Is the guy chinese? I ask because the chinese seem to be able to take a great idea and make it better and these are certainly better than the earlier designs like these.

  • ZL123

    The first one, the second, the fourth and the third, in order of which work best for me. :)

  • Cyphis

    I see all rotation. All of them rotate. The first clockwise, and the rest counter-clockwise. Others seem to see the image rippling in and out. I wish I could experience that aspect as well =(

  • Sunset

    I think that the 3rd then the 2nd then 4th then the 1st works best

    Peace dudes

  • http://gravatar.com/thenatureboyricflair David Blair

    Awesome!!!!!!! I would have to say that this is in my Top Ten list of Optical Illusions that I have ever seen!!!!!

  • Morgen

    The middle 2 “tunnels” move most easily for me, and the rhombus (first one) works. The 4th doesn’t move, though. The one with Einstein is probably the best – it seems to move when looking at it directly! Amazing work!

  • Slammer

    That first one is the best. I’d love to know how he managed to create a seemingly circular room with a vortex spinning in the middle. And as for the stationary objects, they don’t seem to make a difference to me. As long as you keep moving your eyes, it works!

  • Georgia

    r they meant to move FAST?

  • uraib

    cool looks like a strawberry shake spinning:)

  • Casper

    Wow this 1st one is so good. It really puts this kind of illusions to another level!

  • ashlynn

    i thought they were all gay and very easy to get!! a three yr old could figure it out! like seriously!

  • Renn

    Now that is a talented man indeed. INCREDIBLE!