Surreal Photographer | Erik Johansson

Surreal Photographer | Erik Johansson

Czech Republic and Sweden. He is working on both personal and commissioned projects with clients all around the world. 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.

“Now or Never or Whenever”

An image about procrastination, and ironically it has taken me such a long time to finish and post it here, not because it didn’t feel finished, just because I didn’t do it.
Who listens? Really listen? So much to be heard, so much to be said.

Photographed out in the open with the stairs and people there, the funnel is about 1/4th of the size you see there and shot on location and scaled up. The ear is a realistic natural size silicone mold I ordered online and shot in my studio in matching light and perspective.
”A Place Like Home”

What is a home and where is it? A place that you create, a place of a dream, a place beyond, a sense of belonging.
What’s about to happen next
In a cold world it’s important to keep warm.
“If Lost, Please Call”
An image about over consumption. This was a long one, I got this idea back in 2017, it took me a year to find a location I liked and then I was struggling and started over with the post production several times until I found a composition and mood that I liked. Photographed in northern Czech Republic close to Most almost exactly 2 years ago. House and power lines photographed separately.
Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a group to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.
Photographed in July 2020. In order to make the structure look as realistic as possible I build a 1:8 scale model out of concrete, additional textures where also applied in post to make it look larger. I also dragged a heavy concrete object through the tall grass to create a realistic trace behind the structure. …
What happens when we all want the same thing? We mean no harm but still the result is not what we hoped for. We are not always stronger together.

Inspired by and photographed on the small country roads around the area where I grew up in Sweden in late summer 2019.
New work: “Comfort Zone”. I wanted to create a place that gives the feeling of both a safe and comfortable place but at the same time a prison and the feeling of being trapped. Much like what a comfort zone can be like. Photographed this summer outside of Prague with a custom built green house to fit the model perfectly. Hasselblad H6D-50c @ 50mm, 2x Profoto B10.
Going through life with more and more obligations weighing you down. People want to borrow a little bit of your time but time is not borrowed, it’s taken and never returned.

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