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Erik Johansson

Mission: Impossible Photography

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 07.16.2014 | TED Weekends
Raymond Schillinger

In the same way we find disturbing - if not outright revolting - a robot or animation that is nearly humanlike but not quite there (the nightmare-inducing baby in Pixar's Tin Toy comes to mind - Google it, if you dare), our reaction to 'impossible' photography oscillates between unease and fascination.

Technology And Using Your Illusion

Blair Schulman | Posted 07.16.2014 | TED Weekends
Blair Schulman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIn photography, timing is everything; the right location, the right light, the right subject; the artist then might rely on tools, like Photoshop, to transcend the imagination. How such tools reveal itself into a tangible embodiment that ordinarily takes dexterity and patience depends on how the creator decides who is serving whom.

WATCH: These Mind-Bending Photos Show The Reach Of The Human Imagination

TEDTalks | Posted 07.16.2014 | TED Weekends

How do you think he does it? Photo wizard Erik Johansson reveals the secrets behind his mind-bending images, which use retouching to blend real photos into imagined scenes. You'll never look at reality the same way again.

WATCH: Hilarious Photoshop Bus Stop Prank

Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts

If you're waiting for the bus tomorrow, don't be surprised if you find yourself in an ad. Swedish photographer Erik Johansson recently teamed up with ...

LOOK: Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

"I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas," Erik Johansson proclaims on his website. The Swedish photographer seems to take heavy cues from M.C. Esc...