Sunday, October 27, 2013

Preview - The Mark Magazine cover story

New cover story out for Brazilian magazine The Mark Magazine.
I cannot wait to show you the result from this shoot ! What a fantastic team to work with !
The magazine launch party was yesterday in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and now I am just waiting to receive the the images in the layout (as the layout is fantastic :) ) and the magazine so I can show you!
But to start with here are 2 outtakes that didn't make it in the magazine but I still want to share with you. 
This is supermodel in the making Eydis Evensen, one of my favourite models to work with and the star of my fashion film out soon !
Stay tuned ! *** :)

Photography Íris Björk
Styling Marina De Magalheas
Makeup and Hair Margrét Magnus
Model Eydis Evensen @ Elite London
Production Ana Carolina Minozzo
Assistant production Amelia Hazlerigg

obb and the invitation with my image too

x iris

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Richard Avedon quotes+images ! inspiration

Yesterday I came across this quote by the master of photography Richard Avedon and I really connected with it :

"And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible." - Richard Avedon - 1970 

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
The last 2 years photography has really taken over my life, and almost not a day goes by that I am not shooting, editing, researching, emailing or talking about something related to photography. And even if I decide to take the day completely off I happen to see something that inspires my next shoot or I even dream about it.

It is just such a great feeling being able to work with what you really love todo and even after a 18 hour workday you are still feeling blessed and happy and excited for the next shoot !

Saying that I really can't wait to show you my last 2 shoots I did !!! :)

Now here are some images by Richard Avedon


I also love this quote as it makes so much sense:

I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense . . .symbolic of themselves. I often feel that people come to me to be photographed as they would go to a doctor or a fortune teller - to find out how they are -  Richard Avedon

x iris

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Zarina VOL2

This was my second time shooting with the super stunning Danish Zarina from Premier. 
This girl is so incredibly special ! Tall with long red hair, blue eyes and stunning freckles ! 
What a beauty - I believe she is going to do very well

 Photography Iris Bjork
Styling Andrew Ceciliato
Makeup and hair Yura Do
Model Zarina @ Premier

 x iris

Monday, October 21, 2013

Reykjavík Makeup Journal

It is finally out :) !
Reykjavik Makeup Journal, the first Icelandic makeup magazine by makeup artist Erna Hrund !

I shot the cover and a makeup editorial inside the magazine :) 
please have a look here :

Mikið er ég nú stolt af henni Ernu Hrund fyrir að hafa látið verða af þessu !
En sem frumraun þá verð ég að segja að blaðið kom meira að segja mér á óvart því það er einstaklega  efnismikið, skemmtilegt, áhugavert og fræðandi !
Ég mæli með því að allir sem að hafa áhuga á förðun og útliti taki sig saman og lesi blaðið !
Þvílík og önnur eins snilld :)!! Til hamingju

Photo Iris Bjork
Makeup Erna Hrund
Styling Hanna Soffía Þormar
Hair Theadóra Mjöll
Model Andrea Röfn @ Eskimo

From the editor Erna Hrund

Me and the team from the photoshoot :)

x iris

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Inspiration - Dahpne Groeneveld model

I've been watching Daphne Groeneveld for a few years now and I am absolutely in love with her look ! 
At only 18 years old she has been on the covers of magazine such as Vogue, I-D and LOVE magazine, starred campaigns for Miu Miu, Givency, Lois Vuitton, Dior and many more as well as walked the runway for everyone from Versace to Chanel to Gucci.
If I got a job tomorrow saying I could cast any model in the world I am pretty sure she would be very high on the list, if not the first one !

x iris

Friday, October 18, 2013


 Photo Iris Bjork
Model Charles @ Premier

x iris

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sunday - random inspiration **

 Daphne Groeneveld

 Left: Mariacarla Boscono for Dior shot by Willy Vanderperre Right: Kate Moss by Terry Richardsson

Mariacarla Boscono by Glen Luchford in Self Service Magazine

These are not my images * If you know the artist please comment, and if they are yours and you want them removed please just comment.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pink Friday - Breast Cancer Awareness

A photo of me for Icelandic newspaper Lífið today *
Today is the Pink Friday in Iceland to race awareness to breast cancer. 
The photo is for a column about the colour pink :)
You can see an online version of the newspaper here

Shirt: Spuutnik Vintage in Iceland, Skirt: Rockit Vintage

x iris

Steed Lord - Bed of Needles - inspiration

My jaws dropped when I saw Steed Lord's new video Bed of Needles !

The colours, editing, styling, makeup, choreography, dancers, Kali herself and just everything !!
It just can't go wrong when you combine Steed Lord and Sonya Tayeh 
Like they recommend I would watch it in HD, full screen ( the bigger the better ) with headphones or stereo system  to fully enjoy it !

x iris

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Right now - editing time

Hello from the other side of the computer - editing images and a short video all night long :)! 
I am so busy these days and absolutely loving it ! - 

x iris

Monday, October 7, 2013

MAN magasín - new editorial

 New editorial out in Icelandic MAN magasín :)
We had so much fun shooting this one, home in Iceland by the Blue Lagoon. The weather was as interesting as always but for most of the time the sky was amazingly blue and the nature so colourful *

Photography, makeup and hair: Íris Björk
Styling: Hanna Soffía Skeggjadóttir Þormar
Módel: Hrefna Sif Gunnarsdóttir

 Shirt and trousers: Kalda/Einvera, Tie: Spúútnik, Vest: Stylist own, Shoes: Nostalgía

 Jacket: Stylist own, Corset: Spúútnik, Trousers: Nostalgía, Shoes: Nostalgía

 Jumper and trousers: Nostalgía

Shirt: Kalda/Einvera, Trousers: Nostalgía

 T-shirt and trousers, Aftur, Vest: Nostalgía, Boots: Spúútnik, Necklace: Spúútnik

 Vest: Stylist own, Top, Spúútnik, Trousers: Nostalgía, Shoes: DR. Martens/Spúútnik

Shirt: Stylist own, Trousers: Nostalgía, Ring: Spúútnik, Necklace: Spúútnik

Hat: Spúútnik, Necklace: Hildur Yeoman / Kiosk, Dress: Helicopter / Kiosk, Trousers: Nostalgía, Shoes: Spúútnik

x iris