Imagination offers us the unique ability to see beyond our material realities into another world that may not make logical sense, but always resonates with us emotionally. Certain forms of technology have allowed us to present these emotional landscapes in incredibly realistic ways, forcing us to possibly even question what reality means to begin with. Many artists have taken to playing with these ideas while using photography as their tool, but very few of them are able to present an image so real, it forces the viewer to accept it, not as a material possibility, but as something larger than that.
"Arms Break, Vases Don't" 2008
"...I would love to do something similar to that again. I have an upcoming smaller illusion in Stockholm, Sweden in September>.
"Watch Your Step" street illusion in the famous square Sergels torg in the heart of Stockholm. 105′ x 59′ feet of printed paper. 2011
"Every time a new idea pops up I put them in a book and save them for later, maybe I can realize them some day."
"Snow Cover" 2012
"I want to challenge myself to merge two or more worlds and create a realistic transition between them."
"Helping Fall" 2011
"I'm not really interested in what has been created in history and how my work looks compared to that. I'd rather look into the future and realize as many ideas as possible during the limited time I'm here."
"Reverse Opposites" 2012
"To me art is just something I find visually pleasing, I don't care about the name behind it."
"Downside of the Upside" 2009
"I want to feel like my work is my own, I want to be in charge of every part."
"It's a combination of thinking differently and knowing what could be realized with the tools I have."
"Revolving Theory" 2011
"I hope I never become satisfied, I think that's very dangerous for an artist."
"Utan Gršnser" 2008
"I get ideas all the time, not every one gets realized, not even one in ten."
"Intersecting Planes" 2011
"Growing up on the countryside, nature has always been close to me and something positive."
"Fishy Island" 2009
"I want to look forward and the flaws are signs of improvements..."
"Big Laundry Day" 2011
"People are free to do their own interpretations of my work, I just put a title on it."
"Revelation Fields" 2011
"I think it's nice to have some restrictions, a way to encage imagination and make the work more consistent..."
"Nightmare Perspective" 2010
"Some ideas are quite heavy so the comedy creates a nice balance in the work as well."
"Aqua Custodia" 2010
"...the photos reflect the world around me, seasons and locations, and gives it a personal touch."
"Lazy Dog" 2007
"...Dali is a big inspiration. I generally get more inspired by artists than photographers."
"Swedish Air House" 2008
"...I generally don't like digital manipulation as an art form. It has to be super realistic for me to appreciate it..."
"Go Your Own Road" 2008
"It was a fun photo to work with, the bed is captured in studio in a similar light and the background was shot at a lake close to my parents home later summer 2008."
"Wet Dreams On Open Waters" 2008
"Sometimes I think of improvements of the finalized images, but I never allow myself to change them."
"As I always shoot everything myself I have to chose the ones I'm actually able to find locations for."
"Work At Sea" 2007
"I always want to become better and find new problems to solve."
"Vertical Turn" 2009