Erik Johansson is a full time photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Berlin, Germany. He works on both personal- and commissioned projects and sometimes creates street illusions. He doesn’t capture moments, he captures ideas.
Photography is for him just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in his mind. He creates realistic photos of impossible scenes. In this witty how-to @ TED , the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible.
Erik’s inspiring figures:
Salvador Dalì – Spanish surrealist painter
M.C. Escher – Dutch graphic artist
René Magritte – Belgian surrealist artist
Rob Gonsalves – Canadian painter
Jacek Yerka – Polish painter
Shaun Tan – Australian illustrator
Mattias Adolfsson – Swedish illustrator
Sven Nordqvist – Swedish illustrator/author
Erik Johansson and Photoshop.