Erik Johansson, a young talented artist from Sweden, creates remarkable images by digitally modifying photographs that he took himself.
For more creative images, check out: Amazing Photo Manipulations
Mar 13th, 2009
That would be fun playing tic tac toe on the streets like that. It would take like 20 minutes to make the chart then the ‘x’ and ‘o’
Some awesome edits there, very talented work. I saw some of these elsewhere that didn’t credit Erik, pisses me off when people don’t credit the artist, you can see the work that went in, it costs nothing to add a name.
Funny yet impressive ;)
Mar 14th, 2009
Flawless indeed. There are fantastic photo manipulations.
I love the water on bed, I wanna make it real!!!!
i liked how he portrayed the self-punching - exactly what i imagine when i feel like punching my face in.
His work is beautiful. Let us see the world…
These photos are absolutely brilliant!
Great ideas. Awesome inspiration. Some of the pix freak me out though.
the 1st one and the cofee spill were outrageous!!
Scat R. Brane
Amazing ideas, brilliantly made images. There is beauty in the absurd, too.
Great work! The DIY Volvo got me laughing.
I love the “man broken-vase intact” picture.
Wow, really really impressive. There’s a lot of great photo manipulation on the web but these definitely have a quality that stands out above the rest.
A simple comment will not suffice to the amount of creativity, originality, and skill in these photos.
You are an amazing artist, Erik.
Amazing!!!! MC Escher-like/Rene Magritte-esque…I love it!!!
Some fantastic ideas and technique here.
wow that’s impressive….it makes me want to go mess around in photoshop
Very Very nice!
Impressive Photoshop skills you have. While I liked all the photos, the Volvo/Ikea pic is my favorite.
I saw that tic-tac-toe picture a while ago and I thought it was real!
Awesome concepts and photos!
Those are fantastic! I’m very impressed.
I’ve never seen anything as amazing a s this.
I especially like the plaid headless photograph
miya andoroido hime
These pictures are quite fun, but he is one of many artists doing this type of work. Get into the scene a bit more and find the other artists. Their work is awesome too.
Excellent work. Good creative and technical skills. Very inspiring!
Great work !
Mar 15th, 2009
I like it
lets see what we can do .
brilliant, and inspirational!
Hahahaha great, i love it.
Bemused completely !! you are indeed creative….
a great piece of homemade art
Really not that great. With exception of 1 or 2 photos, this could be done by anyone with a basic knowledge of photo editing.
Basic knowledge Dre? Not really.
more than AMAIZING
i hope i can learn how to do this kind of photos… :)
funny and amazing…
Really cool work! Best regards from Germany,
Terrific Photoshop-work off course. But above all: fascinating imagination to come up with the ideas to create the pictures. Respect.
goodjob i did this paint one time and i thought i was good but you ar good but i still think im pretty good
Still laughing about the Tic Tac Toe picture! ^^
Wonderful! Made me smile.
Agree with Dre.
Ultimate.. Excellent.. Fantastic ..
Mar 16th, 2009
Forgive me, but could someone help me understand the Volvo pic?
This post is brilliant! I’m very inspired! :)
Jaqi In Sweden there has been a dialog if IKEA would buy VOLVO now when they are in economic crisis. I guess it is a comment on what would happen if infact VOLVO was bought by IKEA. Another create comment on IKEA and SAAB is the following Image http://krohniskt.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/om-ikea-koper-saab/
perfect. you are a good artist.
Great stuff, really impressive and a good sens of humor too :)
WOW! Love it!!
Very nice work..
what software were involved in making..
Do you want to share tutorials..?
Love the work
The same question of jaqui… i didnt understand the volvo one
anyone who explain it?
sorry, i already got it…
For jaqui: ikea is a furniture company…
It’s people like yourself that truely inspire other photoshop users to keep moving forward. Wonderful work. The best i’ve ever seen to be honest.
wow!..I liked the man who’s ironing himself!
Fantastic editing. I’d love to see a tutorial on these methods.
Awesome work bro…wow!
amazing! What software is employed?
Very cool. These are all great. I think my favorite one is the one with man with the melal ball for a head. It reminds me of a drawing by my favorite artist M.C. Escher “hand with globe”
great job! creative and inspiring
absolutely amazing and creative! wow.
Wow! Very cool, I love it!
words are poor against feelings…
Mar 17th, 2009
Fantastic!!! Thumbs UP to U!!
I appreciate your creative spirit! Thanks for sharing.
Mar 18th, 2009
i appreciate all picture reallyb amazing more more more hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I loved these! They really make you think. Job well done!
loved your pics, they made me laugh and look with awe.
Mar 19th, 2009
These are brilliant. I’m a huge fan of Magritte and these make me think of Erik as a 21st century Magritte. Keep them coming they are a fabulous way of looking at the world!!!
Genial Realmente son muy buenas estas fotos! genial !
Saludos a todos! bytes
Just 1 word: WOW.
Fantastic, very impressive, you are a very talented guy.
Mar 20th, 2009
Las fotos son asombrosas, este chaval es un genio.
Love the Homo Sapiens plant & the Tetris one. Amazing work!
It’s like a surreal dream. I love it.
Increiblemente maravillosas!!!! vaya imaginacion y que talento para llevarlas acabo..un 10
This is amazing!!! Big big big congrats 4 u! :D
Incredible, too creative
Mar 21st, 2009
Ahmed nawaz amrohvi
very very good thanks for all pics
Mar 22nd, 2009
Izzat ali amrohvi
nice cute strange&lovely
My step-brother is a friend of his, showed me the site. Very cool.
Amazing man…seriously…..hard to believe at times…
Mar 23rd, 2009
This is for Dre & Dean ( …IF they are not the same person, as I assume they actually are! )
If you are so ( stupidly ) convinced on what you affirm, you should be able to DEMONSTRATE it! So why both of you do not SHOW us what YOU can do with a “basic knowledge of photo editing”??
Come on guys… you really make me sick with your NONSENSE comments!
Mar 25th, 2009
Really funny!!! Great stuff!
Mar 26th, 2009
Mar 27th, 2009
Great ideas. Awesome inspiration. Some of the pix freak me out though
Mar 30th, 2009
Fantastic work. The comment haters are hilarious. Go do something productive.
Mar 31st, 2009
Very impresiv e , it really touched my imagination and vision. Thanks Konrad
Apr 2nd, 2009
Like an paint artist with canvas, the work Erik has done challenges the senses. It is worthy to be called art and should be shared with the world. I love it!
really cool pictures, dude, very nice work. Congratulations!
Apr 3rd, 2009
wow very biutiful i lovely
Apr 11th, 2009
Faseeh Ahma Fasahat
Wao, I did not see this type of pictures on computer what a brilliant work very impressive
With best regards
Faseeh Ahmad Fasahat
Apr 19th, 2009
Apr 20th, 2009
Msot of the work is brilliant, but I am not sure the IKEA/Volvo one really belongs. I could do that with a printer and a camera. Where is the Photo-shopping?
Apr 21st, 2009
ha ha, the reflection taking the photograph should have been naked!
Apr 22nd, 2009
Classic pictures and great wrok.
It caught my interest, great job!
Fabulous images, it made me smile inside.
The newest Taylor James? Great jobs, pure inspiration for us!
Apr 24th, 2009
Creative and flawless - wonderful work!
it is not nesessary to get off dress so iron them with itself. amazing idea.
Apr 26th, 2009
100 off limited editions of these works with certificates and cash in on your remarkable talent,what have you got to loose!!!!!!!!!
Apr 28th, 2009
The Tetris Building was cool.
nice stuff dude!
May 7th, 2009
Erik is a great artist.
I want to be like him someday..
May 8th, 2009
These are wonderful. I’m amazed.
May 13th, 2009
Badass, makes me wanna do some photoshoppin
May 18th, 2009
I have genuinely not seen photo manipulation that fantastic before.
May 29th, 2009
these photos are great….Can’t wait for more !!!
Jun 2nd, 2009
All of these are mindblowing. Such a creative artist!
I’ve got my own spin on the Volvo picture.
To ME, it shows the relation between purchasing a Volvo and purchasing an item from Ikea. You get a top notch car with peace of mind - so having Ikea on the bottom left, with the Alan key in-hand shows how when you buy a Volvo, you’re buying a worry-free vehicle.
Jun 3rd, 2009
wow that is awesome love the volvo one! haha soooo clever
Jun 9th, 2009
Jun 14th, 2009
That’s mad skills. It took me a few seconds to appreciate the coffee spill image. It drew out the world continents.
Jun 15th, 2009
Great talent As a Vietnam Vet it makes me feel good that there is still people that have good things to offer.
Jun 17th, 2009
Jun 25th, 2009
Amazing Photos! Very Nice.
Jun 28th, 2009
Muy muy ingenioso, definitivamente maravilloso!!
Jul 20th, 2009
Very very nice! I’m deeply impressed!
Jul 29th, 2009
Window sill needs a wipe - the best gag is the simplest - the Volvo one ;)P Stick to that
Aug 2nd, 2009
Wonderful! The Tetris one is very nicely put together and clever! Amazing stuff and original ideas - difficult to be new and original in this day and age. Keep it up dude!! (-:
wonderful n amazing i impressed really!
Aug 7th, 2009
very brilliant,i like it so much.It reminds me of an old chinese philosophical concept “天人合一” ,which means the mixture ,unification of nature and people and a kind of harmonious relationship between the two.
Aug 12th, 2009
very good pictures thanks
Aug 13th, 2009
Great collection, its amazing. In my opinion No. 11 looks best
Awesome,brilliant…Erik u special artist & very original…keep like that..and u will be big photograff in the future!!!!!
Aug 27th, 2009
Pretty impressive! You have talent!
Aug 28th, 2009
that was fantastic
Aug 31st, 2009
can i be his student???????
Sep 1st, 2009
Simply terrific! He needs to be given the credit due for his efforts. x-(
Sep 2nd, 2009
extraoridinarily creative. they crystallize another perception of the world around us, topsy-turvy, toppling, hectic and mind-boggling. thanks for Eric’s efforts.
Sep 11th, 2009
they are amazing.it’s already spread out on Asian website.
Sep 14th, 2009
Awesome n truly amazing!!! very creative n different
Sep 15th, 2009
Sep 18th, 2009
Now he’s a master at his trade.
I create pics using various images that have taken but not to this level of excellence, most of my friends who they are usually aimed at tell me that I have too much time on my hands.
Great entertainment Erik.
Sep 20th, 2009
Wow these pics are fantasitc!!! I’m sick of people making something totally stupid like a wonky lightswitch and then calling themselves artists. I havn’t a creative bone in my body and I could do the likes of that rubbish. It’s really refreshing to see something that takes talent and imagination and skill. I wish him all the best in the future and hope we will all be seeing a lot more from him as well.
Sep 22nd, 2009
I looked at the website above just now and its brilliant!! Vertical turn, haha!!
Alot of work and patience gone into these images. Probably done on adobe after effects. Dre, show us something better then..
Oct 5th, 2009
bril, couldnt do better myself,?? ha ha
Oct 11th, 2009
Nice art work.
Lund is a nice place to learn photo…
I which to see more video and sound art work, those great creativity stories could fit in CMetrage, it’s like you’re in those touristic buses on the top of the cliff in Alps mountains and you get the nicest view from the roof, but every body in the get vertigo watching you.
Cool, I love it.
Nov 5th, 2009
Nov 7th, 2009
Nov 11th, 2009
cool! whitch program are you use to edit photos??do you have some youtube videos where you show how to edit? I am editing a little my self but is difficult with light and……
Nov 14th, 2009
I believe you are the photographic Magritte.
Still I find some of the photos a bit too harsh in terms of idea, still all of them - perfectly developed.
Nov 17th, 2009
Dec 3rd, 2009
wicked imagination and perfect execution!
Dec 21st, 2009
fantastic. beautiful work.
The most beautiful work to my eyes.
Dec 24th, 2009
Nice photo work.
The comment haters are hilarious. Go do something productive.
Dec 25th, 2009
Whow this is really amazing!
Jan 4th, 2010
Nice photo work.
Jan 18th, 2010
Asoulutly brilliant! Im working with manipulation for my GCSEs at the moment and you are my insperation!!!
Jan 20th, 2010
Feb 13th, 2010
These photos are mind-bogglingly beautiful. Does anybody know where you could purchase postcards or maybe posters with Erik’s Artwok on them?
Feb 27th, 2010
What a mindblowing page! Really impressive!
Mar 10th, 2010
Wow!! I cannot seem to choose which one is the best, funniest and most artistic
Very nice to have a glimps on Erik’s artistic mind,
kind greetings, kenan zonnema
Apr 26th, 2010
Dre, show us what you can do, are you able to be creative and original, as well as being an expert on photo maniplulation?
Apr 30th, 2010
This is absolutely brilliant! Love it!
May 5th, 2010
Jose L. Diaz
Awesome work, this is a perfect way to manifestate an art using modern tools creating a real way of imaginative and impresive images, also we can see a new form of comunication of fresh and innovative ideas, this work are expresive and do not selfindulgent as many “intelectual” modern art, sometimes a modest and simple art are better when are expontaneous, Erik Johansson are a real master.
May 12th, 2010
i would love to see how to do this im going to try it very soon dont get the volvo one
May 16th, 2010
Amazing like everyone else has said. How can one learn to do this stuff? I wish I had Erik’s talents.
Jul 12th, 2010
Brilliant work, very talented young artist. I’ve seen this image before on the internet but I did not know who made them. Nice…
Sep 14th, 2010
Oct 21st, 2010
This is simply brilliant ! Someone said earlier this could be easily done in photoshop. Of course it is easily done if you have skills, but most important is idea and inspiration. This guy is next Storm Thorgeson !
Oct 28th, 2010
Wow these are so brilliant—an amazing talent.Cannot understand the Man In Rowing Boat—am I missing something?
Feb 22nd, 2011
Ikea furniture uses the key for assembly. What if a Volvo had to be assembled? There’s your catch.
Feb 24th, 2011
Jun 17th, 2011
These pictures are awesome, and I hate being a buzzkill, but Tetris came out during the 70’s, and not the 80’s.
Oct 31st, 2011
Feb 7th, 2012
Lesley Anne Boynton
I love them, want to see more.
Feb 10th, 2013