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Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures

Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and graphic artist who loves to take real scenes and turn them into something absurdly but intriguingly imaginary. These photos may make your brain hurt a bit, but they are definitely worth looking at. I honestly could stare at these all day, just like I used to when I looked at M.C. Escher’s work when I was younger. Photoshop has definitely changed how we look at pictures, making it hard to believe what is real and what’s not.

Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures
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1. The Cover Up

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2. Expecting Winter

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3. Set Them Free

Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures
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4. Breaking Up

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5. Snow Cover

Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures
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6. Arms Break, Vases Don’t

Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures
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7. Roadworker’s Coffee Break

Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures
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8. Zip City

Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures
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9. Cut & Fold

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10. End Of Line

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11. Title Unknown

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12. Let’s Leave

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13. Common Sense Crossing

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14. Drifting Away

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15. Nightmare Perspective

Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures
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16. Twisted Seasons

Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossible Surreal Pictures
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17. Go Your Own Road

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18. Fishy Island

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Does your brain hurt now?  It’s really amazing what people can do with a little bit of creativity, and a whole lot of knowledge on how Photoshop works. I wonder if Erik Johansson will end up being the next M.C. Escher or if the fact that he uses Photoshop will be held against him.