39-year-old Stephen Wilthsire is a uniquely talented British architectural designer and an artist. He became world-renowned for his astonishing ability to create top notch images of elaborate city landscapes just by seeing them once. He uses only a simple pencil a huge white canvas and his memory.
Wiltshire was diagnosed with a light form of autism. His condition has unlocked his seemingly non-human photographic memory which he utilizes in the most artistic and inspiring way. Since he was a little boy the best way he communicated with the world was with his drawings. Later in his life he became an arts student at the City and Guilds of London Art School where he really improved his talents.
In October 2009 Wiltshire took a 20-minute helicopter ride over New York City which he describes as his “spiritual home. Afterwards in the course of only a week he was able to sketch in the greatest detail possible the entire NYC skyline. Stephen sketched the view of the city, the skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn and Ellis Island. In 2011 he did another sketch of NYC, but this time even bigger on a 250 foot long panoramic canvas. His latest amazing creation is currently displayed at the JFK airport.