Surreal Photography to Bend Your Mind from Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson is a photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic and Sweden. He is working on both personal and commissioned projects with clients all around the world.

Erik doesn’t capture moments, he captures ideas.

With the help of his camera and Photoshop the goal is to make it look as realistic as possible.

We think they’re awesome!! – check out some of his work below! And if you’d like to see more of his amazing work head to his website here!

Go Your Own Road
Go Your Own Road

 

Vertical turn
Vertical turn

 

The Cover Up
The Cover Up

 

Fishy Island
Fishy Island

 

Arms Break, Vases Don't
Arms Break, Vases Don’t

 

Cut & Fold
Cut & Fold

 

Common Sense Crossing
Common Sense Crossing

To Erik, photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in his mind with a problem solving approach. Although one photo can consist of hundreds of different images he always wants it to look as if it could have been captured.

There is no CGI or stock photos in Erik’s personal work, just complex combinations of his own photographs. It’s a long process and he only creates 6-8 new images a year, excluding commissioned work.

If you’d like to know more about how Erik is putting together his photos have a look at these Behind the Scenes Videos.

Here’s one below as a teaser!

For more information about Erik check out the FAQ page, and to get updates about his work, follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Thanks Eric for being kind enough to let us use your images in this post.