Swedish-born photography artist Erik Johansson, uses both physical objects and special photo retouching techniques to create fantastical worlds in which everything seems possible. His works are literally twisted reality, everything in his works are real objects and real people.
Erik Johansson has mastered the art of photo retouching, despite no formal training on photography, art nor Photoshop. His works are uniquely incredible earning him the rights to do a TED Talk before hitting his thirties.
Long Road – would be nice if we can just do that
Road Workers’ Coffee Break – looks fun
Vertical Turn – how?
Iron Man – spooky
Erik Johansson – For me, it’s basically just problem solving when I’m trying to make a picture. It always starts with an idea and then I just have to sort of figure out how to translate that idea into an image.
Guitar – how is he planning to play with that?
Speglar – that’s a good way to tackle flooding 🙂
Erik Johansson – Every image consists of different parts and because I always want my work to look as realistic as possible, I shoot all of those parts individually with my camera and never use CGI.
Ground breaking – I wonder how fast they can go?
Expecting Winter – She’s too excited
Erik Johansson – So in my work, I’m constantly trying to find out where and how I can capture all the various elements that make up a work.
Diamond – that’s a meteorite I would wish to fall into my backyard
Cut and Fold