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Eerie Animated Photographs by Legally Blind Artist George Redhawk

by . October 17th, 2015

George Redhawk creates surrealistic animated photographs that loop perfectly. Also, he is legally blind.

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Using computer software, George synthesizes a unique blend of photography and animation that seamlessly blend with each other.

“To create most of my .gifs, I am using a photo morphing software which I have been experimenting with, and perfecting over several years,” explains George. “Morphing software is designed to morph one photo to another photo, but a long time ago, I discovered that if I morph a photo to the exact same photo, I could get some pretty amazing movement out of it.”

The result is a mesmerizing treat for the eyes and adds value to the already surreal subjects of his photos.

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He refers to his work as The World Through My Eyes. It followed after the loss of most of his vision.

“I began to explore this medium as a means to express the world through my damaged sight. My art is designed with the idea to challenge and in some cases, disturb the visual sense of ‘order’, very much in the same way that my vision has become a constant challenge to me. ”


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In an interview with The Creators Project “It’s an artistic expression of the confusion I go through with my vision loss,” Redhawk says.

“Not enough data getting sent to the brain, and it tries to fill in the blanks with false information, so you can’t trust what your eyes or brain are telling you.”

I don’t know about you, but I could get lost for hours just looking at these images.

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Check out George’s Google Plus profile containing thousands of his mesmerizing gifs.

What is a good idea for George’s next animated image? Comment below!

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