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Sep 10, 2012 01:20:20   #
BHC
 
R.G. wrote:
I hear he's only half the man he used to be...

Don't worry about him; he'll iron out his problems.

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Sep 10, 2012 01:34:56   #
Hal81
 
I guess his soxs is still in the washer.

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Sep 10, 2012 09:16:31   #
anotherview (a regular here)
 
Okay, I went back to the OP, and there, after a closer look, noticed in small, grayed-out print this term: Jan the Man. One could take this term as either the title of the photograph or the name of the picture-taker. Does it matter which? I tend to believe a photograph must stand on its visual merits.

As to the diversity of photographic expression, who would have it any other way? Yet metaphorically speaking, the concept of diversity functions more like a bucket than an objective categorization. And so it may contain everything from trash to treasure, artistically speaking. A critical view may distinguish which.
picpiper wrote:
anotherview wrote:
Touche, maybe. I addressed the OP, who offered a trick picture without identifying the picture-taker. As well, I comment with a bias arising from my adherence to straight photography. Meanwhile, I keep an open mind. Others may follow the image-making technique that suits them.
Merlin1300 wrote:
anotherview wrote:
Strictly speaking, aside from the trick conjured in PS, this picture has little to recommend it.
Gotta love folks who don't read the threads before they post - -


Maybe??? I don't think you have reread the OP yet. Wisecrafter posted the pic and merely asked if anyone had heard of his work. The picture-taker is clearly identified in the lower-left corner watermark.

At least you recognize your bias. Like you, I am into "eye candy" photography - trying to capture the beauty, harmony and tension of the world around us - clouds, mountains, vast vistas and the beauty of an individual rose petal.

Erik Johansson is into "mind candy" photography, using photography to give the viewer a little mental massage, a poke in the mind's eye so to speak, presenting images with photorealistic parts that are not possibly real in the whole.

In a certain sense comparing his work to ours is really apples and oranges. However, I think his work has a lot to be recommended - I would just be judicious about who I recommended it to.

That's the great thing about photography - we all start with pretty much the same tools and yet we can wind up in such different places.
quote=anotherview Touche, maybe. I addressed the... (show quote)

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Sep 10, 2012 10:10:36   #
rayford2
 
malco555 wrote:
His name is Erik Johansson. Some quite complex Photoshop work going on there!

http://erikjohanssonphoto.com/


This fellow has quite an imagination.

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Sep 10, 2012 14:01:26   #
wisecrafter
 
I guess it was a stupid question. Sorry I brought it up! NOT!

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Sep 10, 2012 16:03:52   #
Elle
 
WxGuesser wrote:
while this http://erikjohanssonphoto.com/work/ikea/ wouldn't bee too hard for most of us with PP skills to do, the concept was absolutely hilarious. That appears to be one of his strong skills to come up with an original concept.


I agree. The rendering... a photographer skilled in Photoshop person might be able to duplicate it but this gentleman sees things in an unusual manner that most of us don't and has the skills of an artist (based on his video) as well.

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Sep 10, 2012 16:11:51   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
wisecrafter wrote:
This is a picture that was sent to me by good friend.
Has any one heard of his work.

Go to photoextremist.com - Evan Charboneau. He does things like that, and he has instruction and ebooks. He also has instruction on youtube. Very clever guy.

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Sep 10, 2012 17:39:00   #
bogeyeliot
 
Black Cat wrote:
wisecrafter wrote:
This is a picture that was sent to me by good friend.
Has any one heard of his work.


I think he has a few issues to IRON out before he can call himself a photographer. Maybe he should join the PRESS!!


This is certainly a new wrinkle!

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