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Magician Dynamo reveals secrets behind illusion shots

The Yorkshire magician appears to loom over a busy London street. Credit: Samsung Mobile UK/YouTube

Magician Dynamo has revealed how he used a smartphone to create a series of amazing photographs which show him appearing to walk out of a wall of water, floating in thin air and posing a giant in a busy London street.

Using a mixture of 'forced perspective' techniques, a handful of simple, easily-made props and a camera phone, Dynamo says anyone can create their own reality-defying visuals.

Forced perspective technique is behind this illusion. Credit: Samsung Mobile UK/YouTube

The illusionist - originally from Bradford - said: "I have always been fascinated by the fact that a simple twist on perspective can completely affect our perception of an image."

They say magicians should never give away their secrets - but for one time only, I wanted to create a series of illusions that anyone can create and show you exactly how to do it.

– Dynamo

The series of photos make the subject appear to perform a series of magical acts - but actually the shots play with perspective and perception to create optical illusions.

Credit: Samsung Mobile UK/YouTube

The series of seven photos make the subject appear to perform a series of fantastic feats - but in fact each of the shots just plays with perspective and perception to create a clever illusion, as this YouTube video shows.