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Dynamo reveals the secrets behind his latest illusions

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Celebrity magician Dynamo has unveiled a series of new photographic illusions to celebrate this week’s launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7, in London. The illusions which range from floating above the London skyline using an umbrella to shrinking to the size of a pint glass and skating on a London double-decker bus were all captured using the new phone. The Everyday Illusions project was specially created by the illusionist to showcase the camera capabilities of the S7, which features a Dual Pixels autofocus system. The incredible images use a mixture of forced perspective techniques combined with everyday items and a handful of simple props to create the illusions, which Dynamo insists anyone can achieve. Picture caption should read: Jim Marks Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. Information: Taylor Herring 0208 2065151

Like any other magician, Dynamo never shares the secrets behind the illusions he creates. Today, however, he broke that rule by releasing images of seven incredible illusions and revealing how he created them.

Dynamo created the amazing set of images for the S7 Everyday Illusions project, which is part of a campaign to encourage people to add a bit of magic to their photos.

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Bradford-born Dynamo, 33, shot the images using the new Samsung Galaxy S7, which launches on Friday March, and he insists that by anyone can create their own mind-boggling shots by playing with perspective and perception.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Celebrity magician Dynamo has unveiled a series of new photographic illusions to celebrate this week’s launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7, in London. The illusions which range from floating above the London skyline using an umbrella to shrinking to the size of a pint glass and skating on a London double-decker bus were all captured using the new phone. The Everyday Illusions project was specially created by the illusionist to showcase the camera capabilities of the S7, which features a Dual Pixels autofocus system. The incredible images use a mixture of forced perspective techniques combined with everyday items and a handful of simple props to create the illusions, which Dynamo insists anyone can achieve. Picture caption should read: Jim Marks Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. Information: Taylor Herring 0208 2065151

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Celebrity magician Dynamo has unveiled a series of new photographic illusions to celebrate this week’s launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7, in London. The illusions which range from floating above the London skyline using an umbrella to shrinking to the size of a pint glass and skating on a London double-decker bus were all captured using the new phone. The Everyday Illusions project was specially created by the illusionist to showcase the camera capabilities of the S7, which features a Dual Pixels autofocus system. The incredible images use a mixture of forced perspective techniques combined with everyday items and a handful of simple props to create the illusions, which Dynamo insists anyone can achieve. Picture caption should read: Jim Marks Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. Information: Taylor Herring 0208 2065151

In this illusion, Dynamo looks tiny compared to the pint of orange juice…

Behind the scenes shots of celebrity magician Dynamo, real name Steven Frayne, creating a series of original photographic illusions to celebrate this weekÕs launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7, in London. Issue date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. The illusions range from floating above the London skyline using an umbrella to shrinking to the size of a pint glass as well as skating on a London bus. The pictures were specially designed to showcase the camera capabilities of the new phone, which features a Dual Pixels autofocus system. The S7 Everyday Illusions project uses a mixture of forced perspective techniques combined with everyday items and a handful of simple props to create the photos, which Dynamo insists anyone can achieve. Picture caption should read: Jim Marks

Behind the scenes shots of celebrity magician Dynamo, real name Steven Frayne, creating a series of original photographic illusions to celebrate this weekÕs launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7, in London. Issue date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. The illusions range from floating above the London skyline using an umbrella to shrinking to the size of a pint glass as well as skating on a London bus. The pictures were specially designed to showcase the camera capabilities of the new phone, which features a Dual Pixels autofocus system. The S7 Everyday Illusions project uses a mixture of forced perspective techniques combined with everyday items and a handful of simple props to create the photos, which Dynamo insists anyone can achieve. Picture caption should read: Jim Marks (Image credit: PA)

Dynamo has used a simple chair prop for this illusion. The seat is a separate component which

is put further back in the shot so when lined up it makes whoever is sitting on it look tiny.

"Ever since I was a child, I have been interested in looking at the world in different ways,” said Dynamo, who is currently on a sell-out arena tour of the UK. ‘I have always been fascinated by the fact that a simple twist on perspective can completely affect our perception of an image. I wanted to play with this concept for the Everyday Illusions pictures.

"They say magicians should never give away their secrets - but for one time only, I wanted to create a series of illusions that anyone can create and show you exactly how to do it with a little time and imagination."