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Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Swedish people are among the most beautiful and desirable beings in the world. This fact is known in both hemispheres. The boys are muscular, grinning, blond-headed and blessed with Emil Svensson's charm, the girls are tall, slender, with golden hair and a face that makes angels look down in disgust. Cliché and reality are inseparably united in the desire for perfection. British artist Curtis Blair seems to love not only analog photography, but also, like me, girls from the far north. Sweden, N…
Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls
Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls
Curtis Blair
Nordic Girls
Words: Marcel Winatschek  Photography: Curtis Blair

Swedish people are among the most beautiful and desirable beings in the world. This fact is known in both hemispheres. The boys are muscular, grinning, blond-headed and blessed with Emil Svensson's charm, the girls are tall, slender, with golden hair and a face that makes angels look down in disgust. Cliché and reality are inseparably united in the desire for perfection.

British artist Curtis Blair seems to love not only analog photography, but also, like me, girls from the far north. Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, a bit of England too. In his continuing series Nordic Girls he portrays beauties near the Arctic. All warm in their own homes, in the dark green coniferous forest, by the refreshing clear lake around the corner.

Aside from the abundance of height, blonde hair, and intangible beauty, I see girls from the north as strong, free women who have a lot of self-respect, he tells Austrian magazine C-Heads. They are the vanguard of a new wave of feminism. Their idols, like Arvid Byström, have helped reclaim the female body by allowing body hair and menstruation to fly into their work. This era will be looked back on as the golden age of Nordic women.

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

Curtis Blair: Nordic Girls

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