Stephen Wiltshire - Human Camera - Super Human Number 10

Stephen Wiltshire is more than amazing, he is truly superhuman.

The way he can store information in his mind and then translate that into amazing pieces of art is simply breath taking.


Stephen Wiltshire was born on the 24th April 1974


Stephen was born in London, England. His parents were from Barbados and St. Lucia.

After experiencing delays in his learning as a young child he was diagnosed at autistic when he was around three years of age.

Interestingly the first words Stephen ever spoke were “pencil” and “paper”, it’s clear he already knew what he was going to do, before he could even talk!

At the age of five his parents enrolled him at a School in West London and this is where his fascination with drawing really began to be noticed.

Stephen was officially named as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in January 2006, this was in recognition of his outstanding services to the art world.

Image: Wikipedia

Image: Wikipedia

Stephen Wiltshire’s Super Power

Human Camera - Stephen is known for his amazing ability to view something, like the landscape of a city, commit it to memory and then recreate the entire thing in his drawings!

Stephen Wiltshire recreates the New York Panorama

Apparently Stephen is also multi talented with his gifts, he also has unusual musical talents.

What is Stephen Wiltshire currently doing?

Stephen has just recently drawn the Singapore Panorama, you can see in the video section at the bottom of this article this amazing drawing taking place.

What can we learn from Stephen Wiltshire?

Stephen has shown us that while most of us seem intent to be bound by the shackles of what we determine to be “real” or “possible” others like Stephen are out there actually pushing the limits and showing us all how narrow minded and naive we all are.

As we always do here at we reached out to Steven and asked him, if there was one thing we could learn from him, what would it be?

He was kind enough to get right back to us and this was his response.

I would say that I have overcome many hurdles in life even when it seemed that I would never get there or people would assume so, I have grown confident and challenge myself everyday. I keep working on my skills to become even better than I am now. I believe in myself and my work and I do the best I can and never stop.

Genetic or Learned Super Power?

Many describe Stephen as a Savant, however here at SapienPlus we call people like Stephen SuperHumans!

They can do what we find unimaginable, and it shows how much we have still to learn about the human brain, mind and so much more.

We asked Stephen whether he believed it was genetic or learned and he told us..

I can only think about my own experiences. I practice everyday and have done for the last thirty years and more.

There is always room for improvement and I always keep up to date with new developments around the world because drawing buildings and skyscapers is what I do and it would not be good if I didn’t know about new developments happening.

I drew because I didn’t have any speech until the age of five, so this was my way of communication. I started drawing from the age of three, so I have had plenty of practice.

I think people who are creative it comes naturally, that’s not to say you can’t be taught, however you have got to want it and most importantly, enjoy it.

More Links and Videos of Human Camera Stephen Wiltshire

Stephen Wiltshire’s Website

Stephens online art gallery

Stephen recreates the Istanbul landscape

Stephen draws Singapore!

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