The Human Camera drawing of Rome

Incredible story of an extraordinary individual with St. Lucian roots, Stephen Wiltshire.

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Meet Stephen Wiltshire in Dubai between April 7-11, 2008. Stephen will be visiting the city for the first time to recreate his view of the futuristic skyline. A live auction will also be held as an opportunity for collectors to acquire the most extraordinary view of the city captured by Stephen.

Stephen Wiltshire was born in London to West Indian parents on 24th April, 1974. His mother, Geneva Wiltshire had come from St Lucia and his father, Colvin, from Barbados. Colvin was killed in a motorcycle accident when Stephen was three years of age. His sister, Annette, is two years older than her brother. He lives with his mother in West London.

As a child, Stephen was mute and did not relate to other human beings. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language, uncontrolled tantrums and lived entirely in his own world. At the age of five, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London, a school for children with special needs, where it was noticed that the only pastime he enjoyed was drawing. It soon became apparent he communicated with the world through the language of drawing; first animals, then London buses, and finally buildings. These drawings show a masterful perspective, a whimsical line and reveal a natural innate artistry.
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