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Optical Illusion Staff Photo Competition

The latest Staff Photo Competition from the Occupational Health Department is ‘Optical Illusions’.  We are asking staff to get creative and have fun taking a photo which has an optical illusion.  You can be as creative as you like and the subject matter can be anything you like, as long as it involves an optical illusion which make us wonder ‘how did they get that shot?!’.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, as we won’t necessarily be awarding the prize for the most ‘professional’ looking photo! 

Check this page out to get your creative juices flowing!  Remember to stay safe and stick to government guidelines on social distancing, make sure any people in the photo are happy for it to be shared and most importantly…have fun!

The competition is now closed and the winner was Samantha Allan from the School of Human and Health Sciences.  Well done Samanatha and thanks to all those who entered.

You can view all the entries below.



Samantha Allan (Human and Health Sciences)

Samantha sent this very impressive photo of a spider that she painted on her arm to look 3D.  It is very realistic and very scary!!



Chris Charlesworth (School of Art and Design)

Chris has often seen the trick photo of shoes apparently being held upside down by their laces so thought he'd try and work out how to make them do this instead.  The secret? Very stiff laces ...



Kirsty Carver (Library)

Kirsty sent these pictures of her and her family playing around with depth perception!  




Naomi Madeley (Schools and Colleges Liason Service)

Here is Naomi's two-headed cat Lavender!




Koberun Nessa (Vice-Chancellorate)

Koberun created a galaxy type of theme with herself in it, inspired by a number of works from an online professional artist that produces ‘Optical Illusion’ for a living.


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