This artist's wild optical illusion photos just brightened up my day

Optical illusion photographs are nothing new. Playing with perspective to make it look like you're pinching the top of the Eiffel Tower or holding the sun up in the sky was a trend even before social media came along. But one photographer has gone viral for taking it to another level with his playful visual compositions.

From domed ceilings that resemble umbrellas to skyscraper matches, Hugo Suíssas uses clever positioning to make witty optical illusion photos. But they aren't only entertaining to look at, they also tell surprising stories and give new meaning to architectural landmarks (and they deserve a place in our pick of the best optical illusions).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.