Erik Johansson's Digital Photographs Dazzle

Swedish computer engineer Erik Johansson has been wowing the blogosphere with his surreal, digitally manipulated photographs. The 25-year-old has been flooded with requests for work from design magazines and websites ever since he posted his images on his own site. Unlike many photographers, Johansson doesn’t hide his use of Photoshop—he showcases it. Citing MC Escher, Dali and Rene Magritte as his inspirations, Johansson says his images are “somehow different from other kinds of art,” and that people enjoy them because “the ideas are quite abstract but when you first look at it, it appears realistic which creates the surprise.”