Erik Johansson is a photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic and Sweden. He is working on both personal and commissioned projects with clients all around the world. Erik doesn't capture moments, he captures ideas. With the help of his camera and Photoshop the goal is to make it look as realistic as possible. For more information about Erik check out the FAQ page. To get updates about Erik's work follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
To Erik photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in his mind with a problem solving approach. Although one photo can consist of hundreds of different images he always wants it to look as if it could have been captured. There is no CGI or stock photos in Erik's personal work, just complex combinations of his own photographs. It's a long process and he only creates 6-8 new images a year, excluding commissioned work. If you'd like to know more about how Erik is putting together his photos have a look at these Behind the Scenes Videos.
Camera System: Hasselblad H5D-40
Computer: Self-built PC + MacBook Pro 15″
Monitor: Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4k
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Erik is as much a photographer as a retoucher which enables him to create almost anything that you can imagine. Having an understanding of each step of the process gives total control of the whole work process from sketch to final image to ensure a high quality realistic result. Creating an image requires a lot work and preparation to get a realistic result, to get more of an insight in Erik's working process you you can have a look at these: behind the scenes videos. Erik is available for worldwide commissioned projects. If you have a project don’t hesitate to contact us.