The photographer and visual artist Erik Johansson creates surreal worlds through his own unique method. It often takes him months just to create one image, in a process where his photographs are combined so that an original place emerges. The result is often humorous, sometimes even scary, but always mind-blowing. Erik Johansson has become world-famous through his captivating and detailed images. Places Beyond is his second and biggest book so far, presenting his best images in large format. He also reveals the secrets of his method in an inspirational chapter where he explains his creative process. Erik Johansson was born in Sweden and started taking pictures when his parents gave him a digital camera for his 15th birthday. He has lived in Berlin and currently lives in Prague. His pictures have been exhibited all over the world and a major exhibition opened at Fotografiska in Stockholm in December 2019.