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20 Illusional Droste Effect Images that will Twist Your Mind

First, I want to greet all the readers of Pixzii a Happy New Year, I hope you all have a prosperous new year. In today’s post I’m going to show you some really cool images done in “Droste effect.” “Droste effect,” is named after a 1904 package of Droste brand cocoa. The Droste effect illustrates a smaller version of itself in a place where a similar photograph would realistically be expected to show. Only in hypothesis could this go on without end, but virtually it will go on only as long as the resolution of the image permits, which is relatively short, since each cycle of repetition is exponentially diminish the image’s size.

A perfect example of the Droste effect can be simply produced by placing two mirrors in front of each other. Another technique would be to shoot one’s own television with a video camera, while showing the output of the video camera on the same television.Let’s view now some of these awesome droste effect images.

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37 Comments
  • Ashish Kalmegh
    12/31/2009
    #1

    dabbe me dabba :D
    nice art

  • piet
    12/31/2009
    #2

    they’re all fantastic pics
    i enjoyed them all very much

  • Pixzii
    01/01/2010
    #3

    Happy new year guys, thanks for dropping by =)

  • Elizabeth Abbott
    01/01/2010
    #4

    This is quite interesting. Some of them are outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

  • wude72
    01/01/2010
    #5

    Very cool images, Thanks

  • vince
    01/01/2010
    #6

    Happy New Year to you; thanks for a great site

  • Valerie
    01/01/2010
    #7

    awesome. i tried to do this, but couldn’t.

  • Herb
    01/02/2010
    #8

    Oh, Impossible Picture :-O

  • very clever and entertaining
    01/02/2010
    #9

    hello my name is shawn and I love tricky photo’s.

  • diggmark
    01/03/2010
    #10

    nice and amazing pictures!

  • Arun kumar
    01/04/2010
    #11

    obvious message…
    that the world not like what we think.

  • Guru
    01/04/2010
    #12

    Excellent creativity………….

  • khairulenaim
    01/04/2010
    #13

    Awesome pics! Maybe you should post a tutorial on how to do this effect.

  • Martin@Cornyman's Money-Blog
    01/04/2010
    #14

    Very cool art! The bicycle (last one) can make you really dizzy if you look too long :)
    Retweeted for you, too!

  • Jess
    01/04/2010
    #15

    Amazing :] :] :] It made me smile

  • Courtney
    01/04/2010
    #16

    This is so interesting, I’d love to read a step by step on how any of these are actually done.

  • Mr.Cigarette
    01/05/2010
    #17

    Truly enjoy reading your posts on your site. They are always interesting to read. Will keep your website in my bookmarks now. Thanks.

  • catalin1205
    01/05/2010
    #18

    Very beautiful work!

  • Bill
    01/06/2010
    #19

    thankx, i needed a acid flashback.

  • Yllen
    01/06/2010
    #20

    Lovely!
    <how can I send it to someone?

  • Ketan
    01/07/2010
    #21

    Very Nice Illustration

  • Creative ideas
    01/07/2010
    #22

    Amazing illusions. Thanks!

  • Thomas Tam
    01/07/2010
    #23

    This are fantastic photos.. love it!

  • orgone
    01/07/2010
    #24

    All of these images, apart from the chess board and the top-hat man, are more than simply the Droste effect. Rather than just an image recursively *embedded* into itself, these images are warped to recursively *merge* in to themselves, forming those distinctive infinite spirals. This would be more appropriately termed the Esher effect, becuse it was first created by graphic artist M.C Escher in a pictire called ‘Print Gallery’. This is a great website about Escher and the Droste effect:

    http://escherdroste.math.leidenuniv.nl/

    It is possible to create your own Escher effect pictures using GIMP with the Mathmap plugin, you can find a tutorial here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshsommers/sets/72157594515046947/

  • Funny
    01/07/2010
    #25

    Funny pictures… I liked them very much.

  • Pixzii
    01/07/2010
    #26

    @orgone Thanks for the link Orgone. I should have post a link too for those curious to know how to create their own Droste effect.

  • seajay
    01/10/2010
    #27

    boring, life is too short for such tedium

  • shadysnaps
    01/10/2010
    #28

    Brilliant ! thanx

  • not a photographer
    01/11/2010
    #29

    I especially liked the one where the two guys were each showing a picture to a camera of the scene being photographed at the time. Found you thru a stumble.

  • Jim Corliss
    01/14/2010
    #30

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing them!

  • Kevin Roe
    01/15/2010
    #31

    It’s great pictures and amazing trick. I’m still wondering how to created. Usually, I only use Gimp for simple image editing since I don’t have paid software such as Adobe Photoshop. from bathroom fan.

  • designfollow
    01/16/2010
    #32

    great work

    thank you

  • Sameer Khan
    01/17/2010
    #33

    What is this…..its amazing!! I always thought about such photography……

  • technician
    01/20/2010
    #34

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  • buy r4i
    01/21/2010
    #35

    Hello
    Wow those are really wonderful illusion images which I have never seen before like all these.Thank you very much for showing us these images.I really like it.

  • osama_kalaf1974
    08/18/2010
    #36

    Very very beautiful

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