Ep. 038: Erik Johansson | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Photographic artist Erik Johansson on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
Listen to Patrick chat with photographic artist Erik Johansson about creating impossible scenes, capturing everything ‘in camera’ and how you can achieve quality through quantity.
Erik Johansson’s Bio:
Erik Johansson is a photographer and image creator from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic. He is known for his surreal works and realistic impossible scenes. Erik Johansson captures ideas by combining images in new ways to create what looks like a real photograph, yet with logical inconsistencies to impart an effect of surrealism.
Some finished images are the combination of ‘hundreds of original photographs’ as well as raw materials, and Johansson spends dozens of hours using image manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop to alter the image digitally and to illustrate his idea. There is no CGI in Erik’s work, just complex combinations of his own photographs.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Erik Johansson.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 38 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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Erik Johansson on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:43 Erik Johansson interview.
01:50 Erik’s ‘breaking in’ story and more about the type of photography he does.
02:35 The joy of taking photos and learning to manipulate them.
03:55 Becoming a professional photographer and how to make a living from photography.
06:42 Johansson’s style of photography and creating impossible realities.
09:14 What inspires Erik?
10:14 Johansson’s creative process from start to finish.
12:15 Capturing everything ‘in-camera’ without CGI.
13:59 How the image ‘Impact’ was created and a possible meaning behind it.
17:35 Walking away from a photo to know when you are done.
19:42 Johansson’s choices for cameras, lenses and lighting.
22:22 Erik’s best advice for starting out in photographic art.
24:12 Top technical tip and Erik’s sharpening process.
26:35 Where to find and follow Erik Johansson online.
27:06 Who is Erik’s favourite photographer of all time?
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 38.
28:30 Thank you to Erik Johansson for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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