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8 Mind Bending Optical Illusions by Erik Johansson

8 Mind Bending Optical Illusions by Erik Johansson
8 Mind Bending Optical Illusions by Erik Johansson, "The Architect". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson
"The Architect". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson

These images by Swedish photographer, artist, and Photoshop genius Erik Johansson are anything but ordinary. What at first appears to be a room, house, or street quickly shifts into a mind-boggling optical illusion, using creative manipulations of perspective to keep the viewer perplexed. From cars driving on the underside of the freeway to people living on their ceilings, Johansson's strikingly convincing realizations of spatial impossibilities will have you second-guessing your surroundings.

More images and a "behind-the-scenes" video, after the break. 

"Closing Out". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson Courtesy of Erik Johansson "Reverse opposites". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson Courtesy of Erik Johansson + 8

"Nightmare perspective". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson
"Nightmare perspective". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson
Courtesy of Erik Johansson
Courtesy of Erik Johansson
Courtesy of Erik Johansson
Courtesy of Erik Johansson
"Common sense crossing". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson
"Common sense crossing". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson
"Reverse opposites". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson
"Reverse opposites". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson
Courtesy of Erik Johansson
Courtesy of Erik Johansson
"Closing Out". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson
"Closing Out". Image Courtesy of Erik Johansson

For more incredible optical illusions, visit erikjohanssonphoto.com.

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Cite: Holly Giermann. "8 Mind Bending Optical Illusions by Erik Johansson" 28 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/603961/8-mind-bending-optical-illusions-by-eric-johansson/> ISSN 0719-8884
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