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The Transformation Exhibition 3/11

Tell us about the team.

Sometimes you run into people who it seems you share the same eyes with. Henrik Bülow and I work a lot together, but makeup artist Regina Thornwall and hairstylist Lasse P are creative sources that we often share sets with. Model Nikk Tisseni, has a strong character and is extremely feminine, intense, and has this unpretentious dreaming look in her eyes. Much like the models we have worked with before. 

How did you choose to interpret the theme of Transformation in your story?

Working with light and shadow mostly, the retouch and post production takes the now into the past. Even the model’s character suggests a certain motion towards something — either in her expression, position, eyes or movement.

Why is this angle/intepretation important right now? 

To appreciate story and theme, as we need to morph the past into the present — to show the timelessness across timelines.

Tell us about the production; where did you shoot and why? 

The story is shot in The Lab in Copenhagen. It’s my favorite favorite place to be creative. The canvas at The Lab is where your ideas come true.

What was the most challenging part about this production? 

The casting of the right girl, especially considering COVID-19 travel restrictions. Nikki was on top of our wishlist, and somehow it succeeded in getting her on! WE Have wanted to work with her a few times, and we’re so happy with the result.

What was the most rewarding part of this production? 

It is always interesting to work from the Dogme perspective. The theme transformation is a universal and ongoing theme and a very inspiring guide doing the images from

What is the most important issue to focus on in the immediate future?

Except for less consumption and more focus on the environment, I believe getting back to what humanity is in its finest form will be highly talked about. Call it a new romantic age.

Now live! The Transformation Exhibition
 at Blique by Nobis

Presented by TMG Sthlm

Curated by Ursula Wångander


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Transformation Exhibition 2/11

Tell us about the team.

Photographer Elisabeth Toll, fashion stylist Ursula Wångander and set designer Niklas Hansen are all based in Stockholm. Wångander is the fashion director of Scandinavian MIND and also works as a model and freelance creative director. Toll’s photography alternates in fashion, portrait and landscape, and Hansen’s work spans over a multitude of styles and expressions. ​There​ is something very beautiful about working with the people you like and trust.

How did you choose to interpret the theme of Transformation in your story?

We thought that the ultimate transformation is one of life to death. One death transforming the life of the deceased, as well as the lives of the remaining family and friends.

Why is this angle/intepretation important right now?

It has had the same importance since the beginning of mankind but the recent pandemic has made us more aware of its constant presence in our lives.

Tell us about the production; where did you shoot and why?

We shot at James & Perra Studios because they were kind enough to have us. Their studio offered us the best conditions for the set build and for fitting a large number of people without having to squeeze in together too tight.

What was the most challenging part about this production?

To make every single person exude a kind of personal loss and affection.

What was the most rewarding part of this production?

That everyone was up for the idea and tried their best to make it work.

What is the most important issue to focus on in the immediate future?

For us to take care of each other to limit further loss of this kind.