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Photographer Transforms Our Ordinary World Into Impossibly Surreal Pictures

Remember M.C. Escher and his surreal drawings? Well if he had access to Photoshop, his work may have looked like that of 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 Impossibly 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

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4. Breaking Up

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5. Snow Cover

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6. Arms Break, Vases Don’t

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7. Roadworker’s Coffee Break

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8. Zip City

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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

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16. Twisted Seasons

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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? These photos are seriously amazing! You can buy the prints of your favorite ones on his website HERE. 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.

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