Lenyűgöző szürreális képek és videók egy svéd fotóstól
Erik Johansson egyik-másik képe 8 hónap alatt éri el végleges formáját.
A Prágában élő svéd művész előbb lelki szemei előtt képzeli el a kész képet, amit aztán lerajzol, majd jön a tervezési fázis, végül a hosszúra nyúló elkészítési, aminek egy részét már a számítógép előtt ülve tölt. Johansson Egyik-másik képéhez werkfilmet is készít.
#tbt to when I created Cut & Fold in 2012. I thought that landscapes can sometimes resemble paper, the way it goes up and down, bends and stretches. Not exactly like paper but I thought that it would be interesting to do an idea making a landscape behave even more like paper. I bought some different papers and tried to fold and bend them in different ways, I liked the way of the paper opening up like this. I also thought it could be a natural transition using the dotted line in the road as a “cut along the line” that you sometimes see (saw?) in magazines and newspapers. I knew I wanted the landscape to take up most of the canvas so I thought that it would be a good idea to shoot it from a higher perspective looking over the landscape. I found a silo I could shoot from, about 15-20 meters up. To make sure to make the folding landscape look realistic I shoot several different shots of the field from the top of the silo. I then shot a piece of paper folded the same way that I wanted the landscape to fold and used that as a guide of how to transform the field as well as a reference for how the shadow would fall on the object if a landscape was to be shaped this way. To give a sense of perspective I shot a biker on the road as well, what would he do when he would reach the obstacle? What comes to your mind when you see this image? (There is also a behind the scenes video of it on my website). #throwbackthursday #cutandfold #erikjohansson #bts #surreal #road #photography #photoshop
New commissioned project for the Swedish construction company NCC. In 2016 I was commissioned to do 6 images on the topic “Beyond Construction” to highlight the different areas in which NCC is working. I worked out the concepts together with the advertisement agency Garbergs. Shot and produced in Stockholm and Prague. Styling by @stylistcatherinevaindorf Big thanks to everyone involved! . SWIPE TO SEE THEM ALL! Uncropped larger versions of the images on my website. . #commissioned #work #erikjohansson #surreal #beyondconstruction #ncc #nccab #agentmollyandco #garbergs #construction #green #summer #photoshop #hasselblad
Here is a short peak into the process of how I created one of the images for the NCC campaign. I wanted to make it look like the old facade comes off the old building like a fabric. And the best way to make something look realistic is to do it for real. I therefore shot and printed the building onto a 3×5 m fabric to make sure the creases and behavior of the fabric would look realistic. I shot the old buildings around Prague and I shot the models in Stockholm. All shot on @hasselblad_official and put together in @photoshop . #NCC #commissioned #beyondconstruction #bts #behindthescenes #erikjohansson #surreal #building #construction #video #fabric #houses #people #summer #hasselblad #h6d50c #photoshop #adobe #shooting #photography #retouching @garbergs_reception @agentmollyandco @ncc_ab
#throwbackthursday to “Landfall” that I published in 2014. Thanks to @frederickdbarnes who made an animated version of it! I also made a behind the scenes video of the process back in 2014, it involved a lot of experimentation with liquids where the winning concept was a mixture of flour, water, food colouring and coconut flakes. If you haven’t seen the video there is a link in my profile to this and some other behind the scenes videos I’ve made over the past years! #tbt #landfall #erikjohansson #surreal #landscape #sweden #liquid #green #kestad #mill #hasselblad #photoshop #adobe #photography #bts #animation #behindthescenes #personalproject
New work! “Full Moon Service” ??? This is a photo I’ve been working on from now and then for the past 8 months. Shot in the late summer of 2016 a beautiful calm evening in the middle of Sweden outside of Götene. I brought out 7 rice lamps, 7 light bulbs, an electric generator, a car and two models out in a field. The main part that has been retouched in this photo is to replace the rice ball with a moon texture, the light and the mood was very close to what you see in the photo. I would love to hear your thoughts about it. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see it? …see more details on my website by following the link in my profile . #fullmoonservice #erikjohansson #surreal #landscape #moon #fullmoon #lights #shooting #hasselblad #h6d50c #photography #print #holmestad #sweden #moons
#throwbackthursday to when I made this photo in 2013 named “Drifting Away”. If you’d like to see the behind the scenes video of it there is a link in my profile to it. ?? ?#TBT #erikjohansson #erikjohanssonphoto #driftingaway #photoshop #photography #böja #vristulven #personalwork #bottle #water #village #shooting #bts
New work: Demand & Supply. This is a photo manipulation I’ve been working on for the past months but I started thinking about it already in 2015 when I went to Faroe Islands to shoot the first parts of it. All material is shot by me, landscapes shot on Faroe Islands, houses shot in Stockholm and Prague. Excavator and truck is a 1:50 scale model shot in studio. Composed in @photoshop in a total of 340 layers with a total file weight of 7.77 GB (8272 x 6200 pixels). Includes no CGI, drawn elements or stock photos. Material shot on @hasselblad_official To see the larger sized un-cropped photo head over to my website, link in profile! . #erikjohansson #island #earth #dirt #excavator #demand #supply #hourglass #apple #faroeislands #visitfaroeislands #hasselblad #H6D50C #photoshop #adobe
The Architect; it’s now two years ago I published this image, one of the heaviest files I worked on so far. Every part was shot separately except for the man, table and lamp that was shot in one take. This year I plan to make a follow up on this image with something similar with the working title “the library”. I just started sketching on it and looking for locations but hopefully I can make it as confusing as this one. . #thearchitect #erikjohansson #surreal #illusions #house #escher #personalwork
In September 4 years ago I published this photo! “Set them Free” is about setting boats free from their paintings. I wanted it to look as realistic as possible so I decided to build a container behind a frame that I could fill up with water pour water out of the painting. I put a flash with a radio trigger in the container to act as the sun in the painting. It was all shot in a lake in Sweden. To see it with more details go to my website. Would you like to hear more stories about my previous work? Let me know in the comments below. #tbt #throwbackthursday #erikjohansson #setthemfree #surreal #art #photography #sweden #surrealism #boats #paintings
This is a Behind the Scenes video of Erik Johansson’s latest photo project “Full Moon Service”. Shot in late summer of 2016 a beautiful calm evening in the middle of Sweden. I brought out a bunch of rice lamps, light bulbs, an electric generator, a car and two models out in a field.