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.
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.
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.