New work: ”Office Escape” I wanted to create a place where a person has decided to escape his old habits and obligations to take a step out into the unknown. Blocking the door with his office chair and creating a paper plane made of old office papers. (in fact made out of my old failed exams from my university time). I wanted to create a symetric composition representing the old and new to make it look as if it's a crossroad between the old and new path, with the man posissioned slightly to the right as if he already made up his mind, this is his escape. See larger uncropped version on my website! Link in profile.
#erikjohansson #officeescape #surreal #paperplane #trapped #escape #hasselblad #photoshop @atedge #profoto
Thank you @unhideconference for having me come over to Brazil and speak about my work, what a great conference! I hope to be back again in a not too distant future.
Thanks for the photos @chromagarden
#unhide #unhideschool #unhideconference #lightfarm #brazil #saopaulo #riodejaneiro #erikjohansson
I had a great few days in Nantes for the opening of my second exhibition in France this year: “to the moon and back”. It’ll be open until mid November so if you happen to be in Nantes please come by! Big thanks to everyone who helped make it happen! .
#exhibition #tothemoonandback #erikjohansson #nantes #visitnantes #fullmoonservice #passsagesaintecroix
New work: “Rejection Process”
This is an idea I came up with based on how we treat the world we live in and if it would have the possibility to get back to us. Photographed partly in Ireland and partly in south Czech Republic. Partly with post-production enhanced motion blur with photoshop and virtual rig as well as real motion blur by moving the camera on a slider and shooting a longer exposed image. It came out fairly dark and dramatic but I thought it fits the mood. I'd love to hear your thoughts around it. Let me know in the comments below! (see uncropped larger version on my website, link in profile)
#rejectionprocess #wave #surreal #tsunami #erikjohansson #hasselblad @atedge #photoshop #storm
It’s the last week of my exhibition in Seoul, Korea! If you haven’t yet, go check it out! If you don’t live in Korea I guess it might be hard, but I hope you’ll get a chance to see my work in the future at an exhibition closer to you! New exhibition plans in the making so stay tuned! 🔜
#exhibition #erikjohansson #seoulartscenter #seoul #ccoc #erikjohanssonkorea #impossibleispossible #ipip
“Leap of Faith, 2018” Take a step into the unknown, it might seem scary, it might seem foolish but you won’t know unless you try. .
#leapoffaith #erikjohansson #surreal #ireland #hasselblad @atedge #takeastep #🎈
New surreal work for Volvo in Korea. A month ago I was in Seoul to shoot a new campaign for the new S60. Car and bridge shot separately and city shot from different heights with a drone and combined in post. This is what it looks like, see the uncropped larger version on my website. I’m also appearing in a commercial that we filmed while I was in Seoul. Swipe to see... 👉
I had a fantastic time in Korea and I hope to get an opportunity to come back soon again. But next up is to finish a bunch of new personal projects... ^^
Casting Agent: @starmecca_agency
Photo Agent: @agentmollyandco
Photo Assistant: @dahahm .
#volvo #volvos60 #volvocars #surreal #commissioned #photography #seoul @atedge #hasselblad #erikjohansson
“Dreamwalking, 2014” A project from 5 years ago shot out on a meadow with the model and two door frames I found. Meant to capture the moment between sleep and awake state. You can pretend to sleep, but you can’t pretend to be awake.
#dreamwalking #erikjohansson #throwbacksunday #sleepwalking #luciddreaming @atedge #hasselblad #lucid #dream #nightmare
My friend Elia Locardi is making a new web series about photography. When he was in Prague recently he came by my studio. See the full episode on YouTube, link in my profile or head over to Elias profile @elialocardi for more info and episodes!
#momentsintime #elialocardi #prague #interview #photography
New work: “Road Closed Unexpectedly” A road closes down like a crashed computer program. Inspired by Trueman Show, Windows 8 and the simulation theory.
Photographed in June 2019 In Sweden with a neighbour boy on his bike. I used profoto pro7b flash and blue gel to have the blue light hit the environment in a realistic way. The moire effect has been added on purpose by photographing an old TV screen I have in my studio. The central shutter of the @hasselblad camera also allows me to sync a flash at any shutterspeed and thereby overpower the sun which was helpful to create the mix of natural and artificial light.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about it! Swipe to see details, go to my website to see the uncropped larger version. There is a lot of more new work to come!
#roadclosedunexpectedly #erikjohansson #hasselblad @atedge #surreal #road #error