“Nymphomaniac” photographer Casper Sejersen's explosive images

Date
22 September 2016
Reading Time
2 minute read

There’s something unsettling in the work of photographer Casper Sejersen. In one image, a woman stands serenely in a flimsy creamy yellow dress. On the wall next to her is a shattered full length mirror, and her eyes direct us to her feet – placed apart to tread on the mirrored fragments. Another series, titled Wish You Were Here from Man About Town features a ginger quiffed Bowie lookalike, his hair refracted in additional images around him, his eyes rolled to heaven. Among images of near-deathly stillness, there are images of explosive life – a car shattering into shards in a cloud of smoke.

Casper has created editorials for publications including Office , Dazed, Man About Town, Self Service, Purple and New York Times Style magazines. For Dazed, Casper has photographed a string of editorials as well as the likes of Abra, Hari Nef, Tyler Ford and Alexandra Marzella for annual who’s who list Dazed100.

His work extends beyond fashion editorials into advertising, photographing campaigns for brands including Louis Vuitton, Mugler and Maixet, and film: Casper was responsible for the photographic promotion of Lars Von Trier’s infamous cinematic triptych Nymphomaniac. He’s even directed TV in the form of Danish programme The Legacy. As part of his work on Nymphomaniac, for which he created a series of much talked about “orgasm face” portraits of the cast, Casper also collaborated with fellow Danish art historian Cecilie Høgsbro for a book titled Belongs to Joe, “a photographic essay compiled as a set of notes on Lars von Trier’s film script for Nymphomaniac ”.

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Bryony Stone

Bryony joined It's Nice That as Deputy Editor in August 2016, following roles at Mother, Secret Cinema, LAW, Rollacoaster and Wonderland. She later became Acting Editor at It's Nice That, before leaving in late 2018.

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