Mind your step is a large scale 32 x 18 meters (105′ x 59′ feet) street illusion in Stockholm at Sergels torg made by 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.
I was introduced to a project called Generation 7 where seven young creative people get to realize their dream project. This was a perfect opportunity to actually realize this idea for real using my imagination, camera and PC. I choose the heart of Stockholm, Sergels torg.