Johansson’s work springs from a simple thought: a basic idea he’d like to explore or an element of a picture he’d like to create. He starts with a quick sketch, develops a clear idea of what he wants to do, and carefully plans the execution of the image. He shoots every image that goes into a final composition and credits pre-planning before moving to photography for saving time in post-production. However, once he’s on location, he's open to incorporating anything interesting or better than what he’d imagined. While post-production in Adobe Photoshop CC is an intrinsic part of his process, Johansson has been trying to capture more in-camera and then use Photoshop in a more subtle way. This shift bolsters the realism of his surreal images.