Stephen Wiltshire is a British architectural artist known for his ability to draw from memory a landscape after seeing it just once. He would most of the time fly over a city in a helicopter and draw it the following days in a panoramic canvas.

He would also draw certain sceneries of places he’s been to. Like photography, taking a piece of reality and capturing it, Stephen would sketch what he remembers…a true prodigy deserving to be called The Living Camera. What’s more astonishing is, Wiltshire has been diagnosed with autism yet it didn’t hinder him to become a great artist in his own right (Savant).

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Stephen Wiltshire's "Two Gondolas in Venice"