Berlin based, Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is a self-proclaimed capturer of ‘ideas’. On his website he states that his photography is ‘a way to collect material to realize the ideas in his mind with a problem solving approach’.

The Architect

The Architect, Erik Johanasson.

His amazing photography pinpoints his internal mission statement. Each individual piece, which can take from anything between a few days to a couple of weeks to put together, look as if they were actually captured despite the fact that the majority of them are manipulated from hundreds of separate images.

Each carefully planned out of his mind-blowing creations has combined elements of fantasy, optical illusions and realism that take daily life scenarios and defy the natural sense of reality with juxtaposed alterations. Scenarios include land that flows like water and weather conditions taking the shape of house hold items, which have a humorous approach yet arguably menacing aesthetic.

Set Them Free, Erik Johansson

Set Them Free, Erik Johansson

You can explore more about Erik on his website, in some of the below example pieces as well as discovering the creative and technical process of one of his pieces ‘Closing Out’ in this making-of video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrxXsKgenos

Reverse Opposites, Erik Johansson

Reverse Opposites, Erik Johansson

Snow Cover, Erik Johansson

Snow Cover, Erik Johansson