Alex Baker’s Photographic Memory

Alex Baker, an 11-year-old boy with autism, has a photographic memory that allows him to reproduce a skyline or aerial cityscape after visiting a city, or seeing it in a book, just once. His perspective sketches include London, Paris, New York, and many other cities.

“I took Alex to London when he was five and we were only there for the day, but he came home and drew all the London Underground system in detail,” said his mother, Laura Jackson.

Amazing.

[Images and story from here, more here.]

Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards

Storyboards are planning tools, cartoon sketches that depict critical or pertinent scenes in animation, movies (and even amusement park rides). It’s an easy editing process for something that has yet to be filmed, but you already knew that, ya? Have you seen any? Check out these thumbnails.

Jamaica Inn 1936
Jamaica Inn 1936.

Saboteur 1942

Saboteur 1942 2
Saboteur 1942.

Vertigo 1958
Vertigo 1958.

The Birds 1963
The Birds 1963.

Marnie 1964
Marnie 1964.

Family Plot 1976
Family Plot 1976.

Alfred Hitchcock used storyboards for all his movies, and there’s a nice collection here [via].

WWI Carrier Hummingbird

EatSleepDraw is Beyond the Valley of Cool and verges into the Land of Advanced Tublication, in Bunk’s opinion.  Excellent compilation of amateur works of all levels.