Erik Johansson Photo Manipulation Artist

by Sherry Riter in Art  ,Motivation

His name is Erik Johansson from Norrköping, Sweden and his artistic creations will dazzle and amaze you. At 25 years old, Erik has already become a master at photo manipulation. In his own words:

“For me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize them as realistic as possible.”

Erik started this journey into photo manipulations in 2007 when he bought his first SLR camera. He now uses a Canon EOS 5d mark II, Canon L-lenses, Elinchrom RX-flashes and Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Photo manipulation or digital editing of photos are techniques used on photographs in order to create an illusion or deception that appears real. The slang is photoshopping and it can be seen everywhere.

Erik Johansson definitely has tremendous creative talent…

Erik Johansson 1

Erik Johansson 2

“Art is the most intense mode
of individualism
that the world has known.”

~Oscar Wilde~

Erik Johansson 3

“All art requires courage.”

~Anne Tucker~

Erik Johansson 4

“Art enables us to find ourselves
and lose ourselves
at the same time.”

~Thomas Merton~

Erik Johansson 5

Erik Johansson 5

I want you to think about this quote by one of my favorite people…

“Hide not your talents.
They for use were made.
What’s a sundial in the shade?”

~Benjamin Franklin~

Remember, there isn’t anyone else that has ever, is now or will ever walk this planet, who is exactly like you. The qualities and characteristics which you embody are unique. You bring something to life that no one else can, so don’t waste the opportunity that life affords you to explore your talents.

There are no limits to the possibilities.

You can find Erik’s work at his personal website or in a community called Fotosidan.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 RoryBore May 6, 2011 at 4:12 am

amazing photography! love it. And a great post too…can't believe at almost 40 I am still discovering where my true talents reside. But I hope I never stop the discovery too.


2 C. Brandon Baird May 6, 2011 at 4:32 am

The talent and ideas to come up with these pictures are really enjoyable to look at. Truly amazing! Thanks for sharing Redhead. :o)


3 Lady Old Soul May 6, 2011 at 6:48 am

Holy INCREDIBLE, Batman!! Thank you thank you THANK YOU for sharing this!


4 The Redhead Riter May 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm


Thank you. I hope I never stop discovering new talents either. It keeps life interesting :o)


5 The Redhead Riter May 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

C. Brandon,

I'm glad you enjoyed the art and post! Nice to see you here.


6 The Redhead Riter May 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Lady Old Soul,

I cracked up laughing at your exclamation. You're very welcome.


7 CinfulCinnamon May 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Those are truly remarkable. I loved them. Thanks


8 The Redhead Riter May 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Me too CinfulCinnamon! Thanks for popping over!


9 Skip May 7, 2011 at 12:06 am

Love it. Just love it. Thanks for finding him! Paula xxx


10 Suzanne McClendon May 7, 2011 at 5:00 am

This was a great thing for me to read right now. I have been so discouraged lately, on so many levels. I won't give up. I'll keep up this journey of discovering what I am meant to be. Thank you, Red.


11 Tomas May 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I like these picks very much. They are much more than just the amazing photography – that is the invitation to enter into the life in the new light.
Just fabulous artworks made me the speechless – Art of Butterfly in Plaster bow to you. Best wishes!


12 R.L.Scovens May 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I LOVE stuff like this!!! What talent!!


13 L.A.C.E. May 23, 2011 at 3:58 am

That is amazing!! The one with the rooms made my head swim! Even now it hurts because I still can't wrap my head around it. Hard to explain. I was definitely taken in by it.

The house and scissors wow!

The last one, amazing!

Thank you for sharing.


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