We’ve all seen plenty of optical illusions before, but Erik Johansson’s masterfully twisted works of art still retain their power. Perhaps it’s because they’re composite photos, making them some of the most realistic and unsettling illusions we’ve ever seen.

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Johansson (whom we’ve written about before here) works as a photographer and as a retoucher. What’s wonderful about his work is that even his officially commissioned pieces are works of art. The photos below involving cars were commissioned by the Transportation Accident Commission in Australia to illustrate the disorientation that can occur when driving under the influence of drugs.

“Although one photo can consist of hundreds of different images,” Johansson writes on his site, he always wants them to “look like it could have been captured.”

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