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Stephen Wiltshire: The Man Known as ‘The Living Camera’

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You’ve heard the term “photographic memory” before, but have you ever heard of someone who actually has it? Meet Stephen Wiltshire, a UK-born autistic savant with an extraordinary memory that has given him the nickname, “The Living Camera”. The above is a short video showing his abilities that will make your jaws drop.

Wiltshire can draw incredibly accurate pictures of scenes that he examines only briefly. Here’s a quote from the video:

[…] when he was only eleven, he drew a perfect aerial view of London after only helicopter ride. Even the number of windows in all the major buildings was correct.

For the rest of us, we’ll have to be content with shooting gigapixel panoramas.

(via Photoxels)

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