“Leyndarmál” is a vivid editorial shoot that photographer Yael Bar Cohen conceptualized and shot at Holt Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The story takes its inspiration from Renaissance art and emulates the light, shadow and directing of the old master’s artworks. The photographs are framed to appear somewhat like old oil paintings, yet the styling offers a modern touch inspired by Alexander McQueen’s aesthetic, with dark colors, thick fabrics and Roman Gothic / Victorian Inspired pieces made by local independent designers.

Photographer: Yael Bar Cohen
Hair and makeup: Brynja Kaaber
Styling: Laima Udre
Models: Sigga Ozk and Jacob Volsky @ Eskimo