About the site
TEXT-IMAGE.com was started in early 2002 for the single purpose of entertaining people who find their way here. It currently runs on a little webserver under the stairs. The man who created it is Patrik Roos, now a student of the Japanese language. He resides in Stockholm, Sweden, where he spends most of the day reading in the bathroom, due to IBS.
The converter itself is written in Pike, and works by analyzing the image's pixels and printing a character with the same colour. The source code is available for viewing here, but no help will be given for people who want to set it up on their own websites. You can download a Windows application here.
The girls in the sample photos are in fact one and the same person – Iida Ruishalme – at different ages.