Swedish-born, Berlin-Based photographer and digital artist Erik Johansson is a master photo manipulator. He brings an astounding and imaginative perspective to his creative photo series. Johansson is able to take ordinary situations and create fantastical scenarios through a series of retouched and layered composites. However, not all of what one sees in Johansson’s magical portfolio is created using a computer. As shown in the behind-the-scenes videos that accompany his mind-boggling creations, plenty of real life effort is expended as well. For a particular photograph titled Impact (pictured above), it took 17 square meters of mirror, a boat, and months of work to create the extraordinary final result. Most of his surreal creations begin as a simple sketch, before Johansson finds a location to match his vision and begins to collect hundreds of similarly lit photographs in the area. He then seamlessly merges theses shots, meticulously forming his characteristic multi-layered optical…

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