Photographing Icelandic Nudes In Nature With Hekla Flokadottir

For her series ‘Heima’ (‘Home’), Icelandic photographer Hekla Flokadottir explores the relationship between humans and nature with her sweeping landscape photos featuring nudes amidst the Icelandic countryside. We accompanied Flokadottir on one of her recent photoshoots to learn more about the inspiration behind her series as well as her views on being Icelandic…

“I don’t think it’s that easy to take a great landscape here in Iceland. Maybe that’s because I’m from Iceland.” Being born into a family of photographers and based in Reykjavík, Flokadottir’s work is inspired by her Icelandic roots. With a penchant for film photography, the images of the series are taken with an old analogue camera that once belonged to her grandfather. In a statement about her work, Flokadottir says: “I wanted to do a project about Iceland, to show what it is to be an Icelander – or how I think about the combination of nature, the weather and the Icelandic person.”

Flokadottir studied Photography at the University of Arts in London and her work has already been exhibited both in London as well as the Reykjavik Museum of Photography.

"I wanted to do a project about Iceland, to show how I think about the combination of nature, the weather and the Icelandic person."

‘HEIMA’ BY HEKLA FLOKADOTTIR

Video direction Christian Plähn, production Superiest | all images © Stefan Haehnel

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