Swedish photographer Erik Johansson grew up watching his grandmother paint and escaping into the vast, rich world of video games. Inspired by this, he began to create his own twisted world of illusion where the realistic and the unsettling entwines with the imaginary and majestic. Although there are numerous painters who create pieces with twists and turns, there are few can retouch their photographs to this exquisite, impeccable levels.
Johansson writes that “although one photo can consist of hundreds of different images” he always aims to make his pieces “look like they could have been captured.”
Do we make our homes or our places of work and leisure, or do they build us?
Don’t Look Back
Is it ever a good idea to look back on your past or decisions?
Cut & Fold
Where will you go if the path is ripped from under you?
Are we constantly just out od reach of the depths?
When humankind create borders, what is freedom?
There are more to places than you may think.
Set Them Free
What is the world today if not humankind’s imagination made solid?
What would happen if you left the space between doors?
Common Sense Crossing
You may be desensitised to this world full of roads, traffic and cars but you still must be wary.
Depending on where you live in the world, are you upside down?
The Cover Up
How easy is it to cover the mess with the peace?
Walk A Way
Who controls your journey?
How do we define reality when we’re so easily convinced by nightmares?
Where do you begin a project?
Does nature flow?
Featured photo credit: Landfill | Erik Johansson via erikjohanssonphoto.com