I saw this and almost couldn’t breathe for a second; this man amazes me so much.
Stephen Wiltshire has been drawing cities since being diagnosed with autism at a young age, saying it’s his way to express himself. What’s unique about this artist though is that all he needs is a 20 minute helicopter ride above New York and after 7 days, 12 pens, and a lot of music on his ipod, he finishes the massive 18 ft accurate depiction of the city all from memory. He’s so accurate that when drawing Rome, he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon. His work has been shown at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute and he has a permanent gallery in the Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mal.