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Offline Chauncey G

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Mind your step
« on: June 10, 2011, 12:10:14 PM »
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Mind your step is a large scale 32 x 18 meters (105′ x 59′ feet) street illusion in Stockholm at Sergels torg made by me, Erik Johansson. It will be on the square between 7-12 June 2011. For a long time I have been doing creative retouch and surreal montages. I’ve always been quite fascinated by perspective illusions in my images and some time ago I got an idea of trying to realize one in a public space somewhere. My idea was to put a photo in an environment and actually trick people that it would have depth. Street illusions isn’t something new, but I wanted to try to make it as a photo instead of drawing and painting the streets. Photography is my medium and I wanted it to look as realistic as possible, just like my photos.

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 02:04:50 PM »
I have not seen it, but my hubby was saying that this guy was just in Iceland where he painted a huge crevasse in an ice field. Very talented person!
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.