Monday, July 2, 2012

Artist: Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson is a Swedish artist based in Berlin who specializes in digitally manipulating photos. You can purchase prints of his work at Fine Art Pub.

Inspired by Escher, this is the first photo in the project: "Twisting angles". Which consists of 3 photos, but the other two are still just sketches.

A experiment with perspective (again). The idea was a headache to come up with, hope it doesn't hurt you too much.

Made in the summer of 2009. The photo is made out of 3 different photos taken from 3 different heights.


I am aware that the lightning on the bed might seem a bit strange, I would have done it differently today. But what is done is done. Made in late summer 2008.

I came up with the idea about 6 months ago in the end of 2008 but I realized it just a few weeks ago. It was a bit frustrating since I knew that I had to wait until the summer to be able to carry it out. This is one of my most well planned creations and it took some time to find the places I needed. The photo consists of photos from 6 different places. There is a slightly bigger version on my website.


Most power lines you see only carries three actual power lines. But once in a while you might see one that carries six lines instead, not by coincidence the same number of strings on a guitar. The electric guitar.

The need for self-actualization is the final need that manifests when lower level needs have been satisfied. As for the painter it was the other way around.

Might be the stairway to heaven? Made in January 2008.

"Impossible Escape," March 2010

Erik Johansson

Roadworkers Coffee Break, February 2009

Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes -- capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible. “All the tools are out there, and the only thing that limits us is our imagination.”
  1. Photos combined should have the same perspective
  2. Photos should have the same type of light
  3. Make it impossible to distinguish where the different images begin and end; make it seamless

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