New work: ”The Forest Library”. This is a project I’ve been working on for the past two years, it took a long time to find all the pieces I was looking for to put it all together. The idea was to illustrate how a library and books can open up a world of imagination. The illusion is similar to “the architect” so I wanted the image to feel warm in contrast to the architect. I’d love to hear your thoughts about it, let me know I’m know in the comments below! .
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“Drifting Away, 2013” A safe place, drifting away in a stormy chaotic world. Shot 6 years ago in sweden by the lake Vristulven. Swipe to see a little bit of the behind the scenes, see the full video and more on my website under the “behind the scenes” section. 🌊 🍼
#driftingaway #erikjohansson @atedge #summer #captured #behindthescenes
Swipe to see how the giant tweezer prop was made for my latest project “Stellantis”. See the full behind the scenes video on my YouTube channel. Big thanks to @stellasonkova who was both the model and helped me design the giant tweezers!
#stellantis #stella #pincett #tweezers #hasselblad @atedge #behindthescenes
Behind the Scenes video of “Stellantis” available on YouTube, link in profile! Music by yglo @ryandavismusic .
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New project: “Stellantis”
Stellantis is a project I’ve been working on for a long time, not that it was the most complicated project but because I wanted to make sure to get all the details right. I had this idea about someone stealing stars from the night sky and I thought it would be nice if it’s done with the help of an everyday object that we all can relate to. I thought that a giant tweezer could be an interesting object and I went on a search to try to find one. It was easier said than done and as I realized they don’t make them particulary big I decided that the best way to make it come to life would be to build one. The model in the image, Stella, helped me bring it to life as she also works as a production designer on films and we found a blacksmith in Prague that could help us. We ended up with a 150 cm solid aluminium piece, fully functional. This object and photo is currently on display as part of the exhibition in Seoul Art Center until September 2019.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about it, if you’re interested there is also a behind the scenes video available on my YouTube channel. See link in bio for larger version of the image.
#surreal #stellantis #stella #tweezer #erikjohansson #pincett #hasselblad #photoshop #profoto @atedge #stars #picking #picoftheday
Expectations, 2018. I made this last year as a reflection on the creative process. Feeling the pressure from people around, although they are often just projections of your own expectations. The hardest part of the process is often just to get started, the worst that can happen is that you fail and then you will at least learn something from that for the next project. Never stop creating, don’t fear the expectations! Move forward always and forever. .
#throwbackthursday #tbt #expectations #erikjohansson #hasselblad #profoto @atedge #photoshop #createtoinspire
A short trip to Jeju Island before returning back home to Europe. I love the greens here! 🥬 .
#erikjohansson #phototrip #jejuisland #hasselblad @atedge #green #landscape
I’m having a great time here in Seoul! The past few days have been very busy but it’s great to meet and talk to the visitors coming to the exhibition! If you happen to be around come by and say hi this afternoon, this is my last day here!
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I just arrived to Seoul, Korea! Can’t wait to open my first exhibition in Asia! I’ll be around for the next days, come by and say hi 👋
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New work: “Above All”
The pillars of nature holding up the world around us. Lost in a place that is strangely familiar. What is most important, above all.
Photographed in Sweden (forest), Czech Republic (model) and Germany (escalator) over the past 2 years. It’s one of those projects that has just been lying around waiting to be be finished. Shot on #Hasselblad H6D-50c & light #profoto b1x.
Swipe to see more details 👉 and go to my website to see uncropped larger versions, link in profile.
What comes to your mind when you see it? I’m curious to hear your thoughts! 👱🏼💭
#erikjohansson #aboveall #hasselblad #profoto #inspiration @atedge #sweden #photography #consumption #surreal