Hi there! Scandinavian culture and lifestyle is indeed stunning in some ways. Artistically it has influenced me a lot: My work is overall in the same simple and clean style. I am really inspired by Scandinavian artists and nordic aesthetics. My latest series (http://www.behance.net/gallery/Decay/12470177) is directly inspired by the Scandinavian autumn, the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi and architecture in Copenhagen.
My editorial work is mainly models or people I know. In the start it was simply my best friends that had to pose for me: Do weird things, lie in snow, wear silly things.. Now I mostly work with people with some modeling experience. However they are still exposed to peculiar things from time to time. That hasn’t changed. When I travel, I almost always ask the people before I take a portrait. I like to establish some kind of connection beforehand.