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Sweet daydream: the striking and clever surrealist photography of Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and image retoucher based in Berlin, Germany. He works with both personal and custom projects. Among his biggest clients are Adobe, National Geographic, Google, and Microsoft.

His compositions are a stupendous clash between reality and fantasy, fused into images that take us to the world of dreams. He defines his projects not as a capturing of moments, but ideas. He simply goes around photographing situations and objects that might fit in the ideas that come to his mind. Each project is a great challenge for him, as it can contain hundreds of images combined into a single photo.

His work can be described as surreal world created by combining different photographs. Erik works on both personal and commissioned projects with exhibitions and clients all around the world. In contrast to traditional photography he doesn’t capture moments, he captures ideas with the help of his camera and imagination. The focus is on the story and the goal is to make it look as realistic as possible even if the scene itself contains impossible elements. In the end it all comes down to problem solving, finding a way to capture the impossible. To Erik it’s always important with a high level of realism in his work. He want’s the viewer to feel like they are part of the scene. Although his work consists of a lot of work in post-production and combining photogaphs he always tries to capture as much as possible in camera on location. It often means building props and using creative ways of planning the shoot.

Erik Johansson

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A Painting Too Real

A Painting Too Real - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

The Cover Up

The Cover Up - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Cut Fold

Cut Fold - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Arms Break Vases Don’t

Arms Break Vases Dont - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

End Of Line

End Of Line - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Dreamwalking

Dreamwalking - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Face Vs Fist

Face Vs Fist - Sweet Daydream The - Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Expecting Winter

Expecting Winter - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Big Laundry Day

Big Laundry Day - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Go Your Own Road

Go Your Own Road - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Aqua Custodia

Aqua Custodia - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Breaking Up

Breaking Up - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Closing Out

Closing Out - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Angry Ants

Angry Ants - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Common Sense Crossing

Common Sense Crossing - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Cutting Light

Cutting Light - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Diamond In The Rough

Diamond In The Rough - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Don’t Look Back

Dont Look Back - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Drifting Away

Drifting Away - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Electric Guitar

Electric Guitar - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Endless Reflections

Endless Reflections - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Fishy Island

Fishy Island - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Fresh Frozen Fish

Fresh Frozen Fish - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Helping Fall

Helping Fall - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Intersecting Planes

Intersecting Planes - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Iron Man Sweet

Iron Man - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Landfall

Landfall - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Lazy Dog

Lazy Dog - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Leaving Home

Leaving Home - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Lets Leave

Lets Leave - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Limitless

Limitless - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Melting Point

Melting Point - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Nightmare Perspective

Nightmare Perspective - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Reverberate

Reverberate - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Reverse Opposites

Reverse Opposites - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Revolving Theory

Revolving Theory - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Roadworkers Coffee Break

Roadworkers Coffee Break - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Self Actualization

Self Actualization - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Set Them Free

Set Them Free - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Snow Cover

Snow Cover - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

The Architect

The Architect - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Vertical Turn

Vertical Turn - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Walk A Way

Walk A Way - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Wet Dreams On Open Waters

Wet Dreams On Open - Waters Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

World Cup

World Cup - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson

Zip City

Zip City - Sweet Daydream - The Striking And Clever Surrealist Photography Of Erik Johansson
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