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
Shooting a new project today! @terkasonkova @mmartin1982 @martinpryca @barbrason .
#behindthescenes #phantomsfx #erikjohansson #hasselblad #windmachine #standingstillisgoingbackwards
“Loyal Mail, 2017” I came up with the idea of creating an absurd way of deliver post. Inspired by true events as the Swedish post has been going down over the past years with delays and undelivered packages. What if the post would simply be delivered by hot air balloon, wherever the wind takes it. Background photographed in midnight sun in Senja, Norway. House photographed in Prague and the balloons in my studio. I found the horn in a music store and photographed it up on a hill without obstacles around to capture a similar reflection in the surface of the metal to the background.
#erikjohansson #loyalmail #hasselblad @atedge #surrealsaturday #throwbacksaturday #post
I’m coming to the UNHIDE conference in São Paulo, Brazil in September to do a workshop and talk! If you’d like to come use the coupon ERIK20 to get 20% discount on the UNHIDE Full Experience Ticket. I’m usually quite restricted with giving out my process but this is the first time I’ll do a workshop where I will dive down deeper than I have ever done before to show how my images come to life! I hope to see you there!
#unhide #unhideconference #erikjohansson #brazil #unhideconference2019 #workshop #photography #photoshop
I’m back in Seoul for a commissioned project this week ✌️🇰🇷 You’ll see soon...
#erikjohansson #seoul #commissionedproject #shooting #agentmolly @atedge #hasselblad @dahahm
”Leaving Home, 2014” Traveling is a theme that I often come back to in my work. Back when I used to live in berlin I noticed this building one day when I was out for a walk (near schönhauser allee). I thought the shape of it already resembled a train with the chimneys so I got the idea of creating a house on the move through a landscape. I just came back to Prague but only to repack to get ready for another adventure! I’ll tell you more soon... 🚂 🏠 #leavinghome #erikjohansson #hasselblad #surreal #traveling @atedge #onthemove
Taking some time off here to charge the creative batteries 🔋💡🇸🇪😎 I’ll be back in a while with lots of new projects that I’m looking forward sharing with you! I hope you’re all having a great summer!
#visitsweden #vaycay #dramaticskies #erikjohansson @atedge #vristulven #familytimes #summer #july
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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#theforestlibrary #erikjohansson #surreal #hasselblad #photoshop @atedge #profoto #books #illusion #library #picoftheday
“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