Photographing Prague

Prague is as beautiful as it is historic but it can also be difficult to photograph because of the large crowds of tourists. With a combination of clever positioning and early wake up calls, Elia shows how he likes to experience the city all to himself while capturing the best shots possible. Erik Johannson shares his unique perspective as he walks the line between photography and art.

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With stunning classic, baroque, rococo, and gothic architecture, Prague is as beautiful as it is historic, and it’s also one of the best cities in Europe for photography. Since it’s such an amazing place to visit, Prague also attracts an incredible amount of tourists that can make getting certain shots very difficult. In this episode, the team navigates the old streets and buildings looking for the best light, while learning how to best avoid the crowds.

Elia meets up with the talented conceptual photographer and artist, Erik Johannson, as he takes us on a tour of his studio and walks us through his incredible creative process from the conceptual side all the way through production and final digital editing. His work is truly surreal and it’s an amazing experience to get a full demonstration of his workflow.

During this episode, Elia visits Centrum PhotoSkoda, one of the largest and most impressive camera stores in Europe. The owners Milan and Martin Skoda, give a tour of both the modern and the historic as they visit the museum and learn about Prague’s rich history and photographic legacy.

Guest Photographers


Erik Johansson

Photographer and Visual Artist

Learn more about Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson (born 1985) is a photographer and visual artist from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic. His work can be described as surreal world created by combining different photographs. Erik works on both personal and commissioned projects with exhibitions and clients all around the world. In contrast to traditional photography he doesn't capture moments, he captures ideas with the help of his camera and imagination. The focus is on the story and the goal is to make it look as realistic as possible even if the scene itself contains impossible elements. In the end it all comes down to problem solving, finding a way to capture the impossible.

To learn more about Erik's work visit his website or follow him on Instagram,Facebook or Twitter.