Magnus Lygdback for SvD Perfect Guide

‘Magnus, how would you feel if I put a rat on your head?’

I was asked to photograph personal trainer to the stars Magnus Lygdback for SvD Perfect Guide. He’s the man who gave Batman his biceps, Wonder Woman her wonder abs and turned Alicia Vikander into a Tomb Raider. Magnus self describes as a ‘gym rat’… and sometimes as a photographer you can’t help your brain coming up with ideas.

Two days later I was in a cab with a space hopper, five bags of popcorn, and two live rats…

Some people are up for collaborating and trying out ridiculous ideas and others aren’t – the  former are a lot of fun. And you know, if you don’t ask you don’t get, which was how Magnus ended up with a rat on his head.

Thank you to SvD for the commission and to Magnus for being awesome.


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