His name is Alex Baker and he's 11 years old, his decidedly extraordinary photographic memory has made him go viral for the precision with which he can remember city landscapes having seen them only once. An innate talent that of Alex who with his passion, that of drawing, allows him to recreate beautiful city outlines at a level of detail that is completely atypical for a child of his age.
At the age of 5 Alex visited London with his relatives, after spending only a few hours in the metropolis, he returned home and immediately started drawing. Pencil in hand began to trace the lines of the city according to what he was remembering. Alex has been drawing since he was about 2 years old and his photographic memory has always inspired him to reproduce things he had already seen and kept well imprinted in his head.
Alex in his portfolio boasts illustrations of many cities that he has seen maybe even just in photos. His visual ability allows him to recreate environments in which he has never set foot, observing only the images of the books. Alex would love to visit New York in his own way, so that he doesn't have to resort to books for his inspiration. In this image there is the representation of Manhattan as seen by Alex's eyes. As you can see, the level of detail of the buildings is very clear.
Above all, the order in which these are represented, by position and height, is really puzzling . Not to mention the perspective that is also proposed in a linear and precise way. However, his favorite city remains London. One of his best works, in fact, is The Parliament.
London is also his representation of Tower Bridge with Canary Wharf in the background. Alex's mom obviously is very proud of her little prodigy: " He has a simply incredible memory and spends hours and hours in his bedroom designing cities. We are very proud of him. "
It is no mystery that when he grows up Alex wants to become a professional artist. And for our part, we would like to wish him our best wishes for what is already promising from his pen, a career full of successes.