Jul 29, 2012

An Idea in a photograph - Erik Johansson on Impossible photography

Photography is about capturing the emotions, location, situation etc. but Erik had showed us how wonderful can an illusion be created out out different photographs and spicing them up with our imagination. He adds a beautiful line in the end of the video saying that "All the tools are out there, and the only thing that limits us is our imagination", I agree with this statement. Imagination is everything creating whats not there instead of presenting whats there ! Erik has a good imagination world around him, well more to say he has the sight of imagination to create an illusion.

The above picture and the tagline "impossible photography" has lead me to watch this video. I've just imagined a history of colonization, establishing of connections between places, villagers paving the path to cities in few seconds and my imagination can go wilder than this about this single picture of illusion. I have seen illusions which have shocked me esp. the street art and the illusion created by using technology, Marco Tempest, and now Erik joins with them in my list of illusionists.

"I’m a photographer and retouch artist from Sweden. I use photography as a way of collecting material to realize the ideas in my mind." - Erik Johansson

"Imagination can create a world", this is one of the example to prove this line perfectly. Expressing the idea in a fancy way would create an illusion. Erik would be a great inspiration for many of the photographers and digital artists out there.

Check more of his illusions: erikjohanssonphoto.com
Image source: Erik Johansson
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