These Photos of Gorgeous Danish Women Will Have You Seeing Northern Lights

These stunning portraits from ‘100 Great Danes’ celebrate Scandinavia’s sexiest women

Shot on the rooftops of crowded city apartment blocks, in studios, and on secluded, sandy beaches; in boxing gyms and bareback on a white horse with the craggy peaks of snow-tipped mountains as backdrop; in cars, on beds, and in leafy, green yards, 100 Great Danes (teNeues, $125) is a titillating tribute to the women of Denmark.

Inspired by the undeniable force and effortless beauty of the supermodel portraiture that characterized the ’90s (think Peter Lindbergh’s generation-defining photographs of beauties Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss), photographer Bjarke Johansen and creative director Simon Rasmussen’s black-and-white nude portraits celebrate the strength and spirit of the women of their native country. 

Seven years in the making, the book features women like Nina Agdal and Josephine Skriver, who span the spectrum from models and actresses to artists, singers and students. Flights to Denmark: booked.

100 Great Danes by Bjark Johansen and Simon Rasmussen, published by teNeues, $125; also available as Collector’s Edition;

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