We can never really be aware of or live in what we call "now". Because it takes time for our brain to process the information about what's happening now… and it takes time for that information to get from the rest of our body to our brain. So, we live in the past!
Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes -- capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible.
What are the mental loopholes that make us see a woman get sawed in half while we know it's just impossible? These cognitive illusions have been used by magicians long before any scientist identified them... until now!