Between 7-12 June 2011 Erik Johansson made a street illusion called “Mind your step” at the famous square Sergels torg in the heart of Stockholm. It was a large scale, 32 x 18 meters (105′ x 59′ feet) print. Watching the illusion from right position gave the impression of a hole right down in the ground.
I’ve been doing creative retouch and surreal montages for a few years now but I’ve always been quite fascinated by perspective illusions. I had the idea of doing something real, more like an installation. My idea was to put a photo in an environment and actually trick people that it would be 3-dimensional. Street illusions isn’t something new, but I wanted to try to make it as a photo instead of drawing to see if I could make it look even more real. Photography is my medium and I wanted it to look as realistic as possible, just like my photos. Earlier in 2011 I was introduced to a project called Generation 7 where seven young creative people got to realize their dream project. This was a perfect opportunity to actually realize this idea. Have a look at the result below. Enjoy!© Copyright 2014, Erik Johansson All rights reserved. Personal work can not be licensed in any way for commercial usage. If you feel like sharing Erik’s work feel free to do so as long as you credit him with name and website.