Behind the scenes with Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson is a "surrealist photographer" from Sweden (who splits time between Sweden and Prague in the Czech Republic), who creates fantastic dream-like images. We take a look at his art work titled "Drifting Away" and then go behind the scenes to see how the image is made.


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Here's a photograph by surrealist photographer Erik Johansson, who we recently profiled in a blog post. The picture is titled "Drifting Away," 2013, with a subtitle or caption that reads "A safe place, drifting away." But how did he make this picture? Sure, there's Photoshop involved, but it's a lot more complicated than that. Scroll down for a video which takes us behind the scenes as to how Johansson made this image.

Drifting Away, by Erik Johansson

This video shows the process of creating "Drifting Away," starting with sketching out the concept, followed by shooting the source material to creating the final image in Photoshop, which consisted of 123 layers!




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