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Romance or rescue: crash by Niklas Hoejlund

A junkyard setting always generates a little of a post-apocalyptic mood. The skeletons of cars, immobile, their wheels lying cold and detached in a desert wasteland… Niklas Hoejlund uses that type of setting in his shoot Crash, but the meaning of the relationship between the two protagonists – the silent, hulking male and the beautiful woman – isn’t entirely clear. Is the crash a literal…
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Sensual in the sand

A beautiful nude basking in the sand, letting the grains attach to her skin like a blanket of partial modesty, is a classic setup for a photoshoot… and with good reason. It’s a simple concept but one that works when executed in the right way. Niklas Hoejlund’s shoot of model Laura, photographed for Euroman magazine, is one that’s done right. With au natural hair and…
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Strong and sexy: Lin by Niklas Hoejlund

Niklas Hoejlund’s photography isn’t the kind that creeps up on you. You don’t have to warm to it, it doesn’t take it’s time to work into your brain. Rather his shoots have a kind of immediacy: whatever emotion Hoejlund is demanding you can be assured to get it in every shot. His latest shoot commands a mix of strong and sexy; boldness without brashness. The…
Lin by Niklas Hoejlund
Lin by Niklas Hoejlund
Lin by Niklas Hoejlund
Lin by Niklas Hoejlund
Lin by Niklas Hoejlund
Lin by Niklas Hoejlund
Lin by Niklas Hoejlund
Lin by Niklas Hoejlund

My baby shot me down

When lyrics of a song are penned down, they’re not usually written with a motive to be visually translated. One would argue – it’s music, it’s meant to be heard not seen. But it’s also a form of art, so why limit it to one medium? This editorial brings out the emotions behind Cher’s second single released in 1966. Bang Bang, she shot me down…
Julier Bugge by Niklas Hoejlund
Julier Bugge by Niklas Hoejlund
Julier Bugge by Niklas Hoejlund
Julier Bugge by Niklas Hoejlund
Julier Bugge by Niklas Hoejlund
Julier Bugge by Niklas Hoejlund

The subject of undivided attention

Every photographer has their own style. Sometimes it’s a style that’s grandiose and necessitates multiple props and lush settings to build a fantasy universe that not only visually pleases but draws the viewer in. Others strip things back to being all about the subject at hand. Niklas Hoejlund often works in the latter sphere. And often his most captivating works take shape as black and…
Christina by Niklas Hoejlund
Christina by Niklas Hoejlund
Christina by Niklas Hoejlund
Christina by Niklas Hoejlund
Christina by Niklas Hoejlund
Christina by Niklas Hoejlund
Christina by Niklas Hoejlund
Christina by Niklas Hoejlund

La douleur exquise

Douleur. Pain. This shoot is what happens when makeup artistry goes beyond beauty. That’s not to say it’s not beautiful, it is; but it’s not beauty as you’d expect from a fashion shoot. Stunningly photographed and directed by Niklas Hoejlund, emotively acted out by model Trine Hyldtoft, brilliantly represented by makeup artist May Næs, every team member pulls equal weight in the successful attempt to…
Trine Hyldtoft by Niklas Hoejlund
Trine Hyldtoft by Niklas Hoejlund
Trine Hyldtoft by Niklas Hoejlund
Trine Hyldtoft by Niklas Hoejlund

Muzzled

Leather muzzles, collars, and fisherman’s nets have all the implications of creatures tied and bound and captive, thanks to Rebecca Richmond’s fetishist styling. But it’s one particular shot of Niklas Hoejlund‘s involving no clothing or accessories at all – one in which a thrown-back head tangled in strands of wet hair conveys all the emotion and sensuality needed – that stands out the most.
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Commanding colouring

Between Kristine Wold’s styling, Louise Polano’s makeup artistry, and Niklas Hoejlund‘s photography, there comes together a perfect recipe of fearless, commanding colour. More specifically, Spring 2012’s colours are represented with a bold outlook, with light breezy textures to match the mood of the season. As far as the year’s makeup trends go Polano nails a mix of metallic bronze eyes and bright red lips that…
Mathilde by Niklas Hoejlund
Mathilde by Niklas Hoejlund
Mathilde by Niklas Hoejlund
Mathilde by Niklas Hoejlund
Mathilde by Niklas Hoejlund

Crawford reborn

There’s plenty to say about this shoot of Swedish model Misse. There’s the striking black and white photography by Niklas Hoejlund that needs no colour, no backdrop, no props to make it stand out. There’s the highly accessorised and youthful styling by Kristine Wold; the flawlessly applied makeup by Louise Polano. But the thing I can’t get beyond, the one factor that reaches out and…
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Misse by Niklas Hoejlund
Misse by Niklas Hoejlund
Misse by Niklas Hoejlund
Misse by Niklas Hoejlund
Misse by Niklas Hoejlund
Misse by Niklas Hoejlund

One accessory at a time

Niklas Hoejlund’s vision of what a jewellery shoot should be isn’t necessarily like that of other photographer’s. There are no liberal lashings of gold chains or frosty sprinklings of diamonds. You won’t find model Helene dripping in layers of pearls and its not a competition to fit as many items as possible into a single frame. Refreshingly, Kristine Wold’s styling is spartan. There’s nothing to…
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