06 April 2011

A Peek Into My Brain...

I've known for a long, long time that I don't think like other people.  My mind works in vivid images, each encapsulating my emotions at that second, like a snapshot that makes you feel more than see.  Even now, I have a hard time putting my thoughts into words because my thoughts are more vacillating feelings than solid English words.

In that same vein, I am also a very vivid dreamer.  My dreams are full of symbolism and odd depths, light and dark and again, emotion.  I wake up many times in the mood set by my dreams.  I find trying to explain my dreams is impossible because my explanations are lacking the emotional component, so it's like watching a movie on mute for anyone but me.

But (da, da, DA!), I found an Artist who thinks very much like I do, Swedish Photographer and Retouch Artist Erik Johansson.  In fact, many of his pieces reflect dreams I've had.  I'm sure there's some sort of conclusion of archetype I could draw from that, but I'm only on my first cup of coffee this morning.

If you've found these pictures intriguing at all, do yourself a favor and visit his website here.  It's truly mesmerizing.  And if you think like me, all too familiar.

Also, if you like these pictures and you haven't yet had the pleasure of watching Big Fish, do so.  Simply incredible.


  1. Very cool! These seem very Inception-esque to me....no wonder you like that movie so much!! :)

  2. Inception was the perfect movie for me: dreams, Escher-esque architecture, reality vs. imagination, even names! The names were amazing - Ariadne, Dom, Eames...I think I'll have to watch it again tonight! :)

  3. I apparently think in a way diametrically opposite from yours -- but you used the word 'archetype' and I'm totally for that! :)

  4. Ha! And you used the word 'diametrically'. Strong work!