Anh Pham’s Incredible Patterns

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

25 Replies to “Anh Pham’s Incredible Patterns”

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

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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.

  7. 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 =(

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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