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12-year artisan creates automotive illusions that boggle the mind

Anthony Schmidt is a photographer. An artist. An encyclopedia of automotive information who can tell you the make and model of every car he has ever seen. He’s published a book and a calendar, and his growing Facebook page has more than 140,000 followers.


Anthony Schmidt is a 12-year-old who is also autistic.


“So, autism… The things, the thoughts come into your mind fast,” he tells Eric Johnson, news anchor at Seattle’s ABC affiliate, KOMO 4. “And their brains … they like numbers. And even things.”


And details. Lots and lots of details.


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