I realized something. The boys and men in my life, the ones whose presence in my life I have valued at any point in time, have never lied to me. Romantic issues have all been pretty healthy for me, (minus the bs I have seen friends go through). I’ve never had any particular personal issues with guy friends either, at least I don’t have any that stuck with me. They’ve never done wrong by me. My SO works his ass off in this relationship and both of us still have room to grow.
The people who have hurt me the most, no matter how much I love my memories and my relationships and their existence to this day: my father, a close childhood family friend, and some girls who were supposed to be my good friends in high school and in college.
Erik Johansson (Sweden/Germany)
Erik Johansson is a full time photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Berlin, Germany. He works on both personal and commissioned projects and creates sometimes street illusions. Erik creates realistic photos of impossible scenes - capturing ideas, not moments: “To me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Although one photo can consist hundreds of layers I always want it to look like it could have been captured. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize it as realistic as possible.” Erik has been invited to speak at the TED conference in London on how something can look real but at the same time be impossible.
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