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 he creates street illusions.
“I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas. To me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Although one photo can consist hundreds of layers I always want it to look like it could have been captured. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize them as realistic as possible.”
Check him at www.erikjohanssonphoto.com
The Usual Five
What inspires you?Everything around me, I think you can get inspired by almost anything, it’s more about how you look at the world. How can it be different?
What made you the artist, you are today?A lot of playing around with photoshop and my camera, there are no short cuts, to get familiar with the tools you have to spend a lot of time with them. I see my work as problem solving, how can I make the impossible realistic.
Favorite artists?M.C. Escher, Dali, Gonsalves, Magritte, Yerka, Sven Nordqvist to mention a few.
Last thing that stopped your breath?Seeing work of M.C Escher always does, it’s such a clever combination of Mathematics and Art, I love that!
For the youthAll the tools are out there, your own imagination is the only limit!
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