“Turned on and inspired to embrace your femininity” is how Johanna Nyholm hopes you feel after seeing her latest series of images. In a gooey, sticky shoot, the photographer teamed up with stylist Louise Carmel Hall, make-up artist Verity Cumming and hair stylist Carolina Crona to capture sensuality from a feminine perspective.
“In order to make sure this didn’t turn into a regular beauty shoot with flowers we wanted to contrast the femininity and bring an element of oddness to the shoot,” says Nyholm. “We decided to do this by dripping and dipping the flowers in products to create this slimy, gelly and wet appearance onto Tabitha’s skin.”
To accentuate model Tabitha’s skin and body, and make it look glossy and gooey, Cumming used a lot of aloe vera gel and Weleda products creating a “slippery hot, wet mess”. Real flowers were then stuck to her skin to turn her into, as Nyholms says, a magical and slimy flower goddess. “Tabitha also brought an element of weirdness, with her body movements and personality which we absolutely loved.”