Erik Johansson’s impossible houses.

Intersecting planes © Erik Johansson

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.

Anlagd översvämning © Erik Johansson

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.

End of Line © Erik Johansson
Tetris © Erik Johansson

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.

Aqua Custodia © Erik Johansson
Penrose lego © Erik Johansson
Reverse oposites © Erik Johansson
Swedish air house © Erik Johansson

Erik is on Facebook and Twitter. You can buy high quality Erik Johansson’s reproduction prints here.

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