Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson is a photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic. He is working on both personal and commissioned projects with clients all around the world.

About Erik Johansson

Erik doesn’t capture moments, he captures ideas. With the help of his camera and Photoshop the goal is to make it look as realistic as possible.

Erik comes from a small town in Sweden and grew up on a farm with his parents and two younger sisters. He would spend a lot of time in nature and always loved to draw. By the age of 15 he obtained his first digital camera, a very simple point-and-shoot Fuji camera that opened his world up. As he describes, drawing was an entire process starting form a blank sheet of paper, however with photos, you only had to point, shoot and that was it. He found the process somewhat oversimplified. His interest in computers is what enabled him to start with the simplest forms of photo manipulation, such as placing his sisters on rooftops.

During his studies he obtained a DSLR camera which drew his interest towards photography even deeper. Still studying, what started out as a hobby quickly grew into something much more interesting for Erik. He would spend more and more time refining his photographs in Photoshop. As a result of publishing some of these online and his photo manipulating skills growing along, some local advertisement agencies started to send out requests for some retouching work. This is how Erik Johansson got started and now proposes commissioned works for some of the world’s leading brands. He still works on personal projects at a rate of about 6 to 8 images a year.

A behind the scene video of “Impact”

On to the Photographs themselves

Erik Johansson Walk A Way

Erik Johansson The Cover Up

Erik Johansson The Architect

Erik Johansson Soundscapes

Erik Johansson Set Them Free

Erik Johansson Lost in the Rain

Erik Johansson Impact

Erik Johansson Imminent

Erik Johansson Free Breakers

Erik Johansson Fishy Island

Erik Johansson End of Line

Erik Johansson Endless Reflections

Erik Johansson Drifting a Way

Erik Johansson Cut & Fold

Make sure to stop by his official website to learn more about his creative process.

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