When I look at an image, I tend to form a pretty well-defined first impression of what I’m looking at.
As a result, it can be a little tricky for me to see it from another perspective. Usually, I need someone to point out a detail for me that helps me switch the way I’m looking at the scene.
This can happen to me in all sorts of circumstances, from trying to spot a bird overhead that the rest of my family is marveling at, to simple optical illusions.
Needless to say, I had a tricky time with this two-sided image of a woman; I looked at it once and saw a young woman, so it took me ages to see the older woman concealed in the nostalgic old illustration.
And that’s just two figures concealed in one image. So you can imagine how I fared when I came up against a painting by famed Mexican surrealist painter Octavio Ocampo, which has not two, not three, but nine faces hidden inside it.
How did you do? Did you find all nine faces? Let us know in the comments below!