Stockholm is turning so slowly right now. I take the time to run in the mornings, and to listen to audio books, and it all feels very zen. In the daytime I do the most tedious thing I know, which is my accounting. I have such a love-hate relationship with that type of stuff, because I hate doing it and put it off for as long as I possibly can, but I love that surge of relief and satisfaction when it's all done. Like I've successfully adulted another day.
To break up the boring parts of my day I'm diving in to a pool of fun photos I shot this spring and never had time to finish retouching. Like these photos, from a shoot I did with AMAZING makeup artist Miranda and model Annika. We were such a good team and I loved shooting with Annika so much that I ended up hiring her for a big campaign just a couple of weeks after this shoot.
We didn't really have a plan or a mood board ready when I got the girls to come in, I just wanted to play around with this idea I had of working with really bright and soft light as a contrast to this almost bloody lip and "mental" expression on Annikas face. She used to be a dancer and she is so aware of her body and facial expressions, it's so cool to watch her contort and grimace. So beautiful! I ended up guiding her posing through this process or evolution of being "put together" and proper, and into something less perfect and more expressive. I'm really happy with how it all turned out, and look forward to putting these in my portfolio for fall. - Emily
//Photo: Emily Dahl // HMUA: Miranda Welin // Model: Annika K //