Erik Johansson’s impossible photography

Erik Johansson - Arms break, vases don't

Erik Johansson is a professional photographer and retoucher from Sweden who’s based in Germany and specialises in photorealist imagery. He creates remarkably realistic pictures of implausible scenes by digitally manipulating his own photographs.

Like to learn the strategies he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life? Then view the following illuminating video

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The appeal of surreal photography (part II)

Further to my earlier post about the appeal of surreal photography, today I’d like to highlight the amazing work of Robert ParkeHarrison and his poignantly beautiful series titled The Architect’s Brother.

The book of the same name comes highly recommended, and was in fact named one of the “Ten Best Photography Books of the Year” in 2000 by the New York Times. (My recently ordered copy is currently winging its way to my door – yay!)

Here’s a sample image to whet your appetite:

Robert Parke-Harrison: The Architect's Brother - Cloud Burst

Cloud Burst

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My favourite photographer?

Berenika, from Poland, is quite probably my very favourite photographer.

Her work’s remarkable – think emotive, surreal, quiet images…wistful, ethereal, melancholy pictures… imaginative compositions, beautifully executed.

As you can probably tell, I have great respect for Berenika’s art.

And there’s something extraordinarily expressive about the light in her pictures. In fact, I’ve noticed this quality in images made by other Central European photographers too, from countries like Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic. This region produces wonderful photography.

Below are some examples of Berenika’s work… let me know what you make of them – and if you admire the images as much as I do, you can see more here.

And if Berenika’s work appeals, be sure to check out this photographer’s fabulous imagery too!