Droste Effect: magic happens when math meet image…

The Droste effect is a Dutch term for a specific kind of recursive picture. An image exhibiting the Droste effect depicts a smaller version of itself in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear. This smaller version then depicts an even smaller version of itself in the same place, and so on. Only in theory could this go on forever; practically, it continues only as long as the resolution of the picture allows, which is relatively short, since each iteration exponentially reduces the picture’s size.

The images displayed in this poster are made by Josh Sommers. As he said, all the images are created using the Escher Droste effect formula and the software are called Mathmap and the GIMP.

Here is the link of Droste Effect Tutorial, provided by Josh Sommers. If you are interested, you can try to see the magics when math meets image. Of course, click here to see more work of Josh Sommers

1. People Series

droste effect: when math meets image

Portrait Droste



droste effect: when math meets image

Eternal Scream

droste effect: when math meets image

Eyes Inside of Eyes

droste effect: when math meets image

A bit of droste in the eye

droste effect: when math meets image

The Fear Inside of Me is Just Me

droste effect: when math meets image

Portrait Droste

2. Landscape Series

droste effect: when math meets image

Droste Barn with Glow

droste effect: when math meets image

Down Under Challenge 36 Entry

droste effect: when math meets image

Drostketball Court

droste effect: when math meets image

Mirrored Basketball Hoop Droste

droste effect: when math meets image

Chess Board Droste Effect

droste effect: when math meets image

Unwinding the Spiral

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  1. Amazing photos and interesting little bit about The Droste effect.

    Every time I visit this blog there is something wonderful to see and hear… Thanks…

    Hopefully, I can be the first to stumble it.

    “Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes. “
    Spiritual Sayings of Kahlil Gibran

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