Surreal Photographs That Will Hurt Your Brain

You'll do a double-take every time.

Germany-based photographer Erik Johansson has a unique way of turning the world on its head. His talent of retouching photographs to create surreal images makes the ordinary, extraordinary, and the banal, magical. 

Whether it's a photo of a woman walking her dog, a person hanging their laundry on a clothesline or just a picture of a bedroom, somehow Johansson finds a way to make the scene look mind-boggling and confusing. 

"Every new project is a new challenge and the goal is to realize it as realistically as possible," he says on his website. 

Check out more of Johansson's photography on his websiteFacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can also read more about Johansson's work on A+.  


"The Cover Up"

"Nightmare Perspective"

"Snow Cover"

"Set Them Free"

"Arms Break, Vases Don’t"


"Fresh Frozen Fish"

"The Architect"

"Lazy Dog"

"Drifting Away"


"Cutting Light"

"Electric Guitar"

"Cut And Fold"

"Diamond In The Rough"

"Walk A Way"


"Let's Leave"

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how the Johansson achieves these amazing effects.

(H/T: PetaPixel

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