Stephen Wiltshire is an architectural artist who has been diagnosed with autism. For some this diagnosis means a road block in like, for Stephen, it has given him a great talent. Born in London, England, to West Indian parents, he is known for his ability to draw a landscape after seeing it just once. In May 2005 Stephen produced his longest ever panoramic memory drawing of Tokyo on a 10-metre long canvas within seven days following a short helicopter ride over the city. Since then he has drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem, London and New York City on giant canvasses. When Wiltshire took the helicopter ride over Rome, he drew it in such great detail that he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon. Keep in mind these helicoter rides are about 20 minutes long. He has since been known as the Human Camera for his ability to see something just once, and never forget what it looks like. His story is truly inspirational because he has taken something that so many people look at as a disadvantage, and turned it into something so amazing. His story and talent should be a message to anyone who is dealing with an Autistic friend or family member. There is always hope, and there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
This video clip is amazing. Check it out.