Erik Johansson

Photographer and retoucher
Photographer Erik Johansson creates impossible but photorealistic images that capture an idea, not a moment.

Why you should listen

Erik Johansson is a self-taught photograher who learned how to retouch photos to make impossible and extraordinary images. Growing up with a grandmother who painted and a penchant for escaping into the other worlds of video games, he naturally blended the two into a technique using computers to generate images that couldn't be captured by a camera. 

What others say

“Who hasn’t wished to simply iron out a kink in one’s character? Or to punch one’s own face after making a mistake?” — Environmental Graffiti

Erik Johansson’s TED talk