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Model Mayhem #:
3528703
Last Activity:
May 04, 2022
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Yes
Joined:
Oct 22, 2014
Age:
26
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
132 lbs
Bust:
35"
Waist:
26"
Hips:
35"
Cup:
D
Dress:
8
Shoe:
7.5
Ethnicity:
Skin Color:
White
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Eye Color:
Blue
Hair Length:
Medium
Hair Color:
Auburn
Tattoos:
None
Piercings:
None

About Me

Experienced Icelandic art model based in Reykjavík.
Available for local and international shoots/commissions.

I am also available to organize and assist with guided tours and workshops within Iceland.

I have over eight years experience posing and modelling in diverse and harsh landscapes, giving me a high tolerance in low temperatures and exposed settings.
I share a great love for the arts and the environment and I am open to a wide range of creative concepts.

I am very experienced in studio settings and editorials as well as posing for fine art drawing, body painting as well as video work.


Bookings

When booking me in Iceland I can provide you with beautiful locations as well as transportation around the island, away from the crowds and if preferable in short distance from Reykjavík.


Payment and Cancellations

Please get in touch for my local ICELAND rates.
I also offer an additional Driver/Guide rate and can provide a 4WD and assist with itineraries.
My rates while traveling are comparable to other fine art nude models as I reach out to local/traveling models for the standard rate in each area.

Please keep in mind that as a full time model I do have to have a cancellation policy.

When I am traveling I require 50% of the agreed shoot amount for cancellations within 3-4 days of the shoot. Cancellations within 48 hours, I require the full agreed shoot amount.

Thank you for the understanding and note that when booking me you are thereby agreeing to this policy.


Inspiration

My fair features can actually be traced to my distant relative Kristín Sölvadóttir who was in fact considered to be the real life Icelandic Snow White and the original inspiration for the Disney Character.

If you are interested you can read more about it here!

http://www.halfdan.is/news/newsletter_053.htm

http://timarit.is/files/13770978.pdf#navpanes=1&view=FitH

I am especially fond of women in folklore and like to interpret those stories and themes in my work.


INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/icelandicselkie



International publications in various media


* Staging of the Female Body by Korbinian Vogt. Galerie Ingo Seufert, Munich 2017

* Featured photos by Shae Detar in an interview with I-D Magazine in partnership with Chanel 2017

https://thefifthsense.i-d.co/en_gb/article/lose-yourself-in-the-surreal-romance-of-shae-detars-world/

* Photography Now, The Bricklane gallery London 2017. Polaroids by Sven Van Driessche.

* Viðar Logi X Úlfur for BAST Magazine, 2017 http://bast-magazine.com/2017/03/09/vidar-x-ulfur/

* Sven van Driessche for TATA Magazine / Issue 4. 2017 ( P: 26)

* Stefan Legacy for P Magazine 2017 http://pmagazine.co/svala-johannsdottir-by-stefan-legacy/

* Sven Van Driessche for Hylas Magazine 01, 2017

* Destination Nowhere, short film by Rodrigo Valsamis 2016 https://vimeo.com/158010804

* Saga Sig: Project Kona, Blæti Magazine 2015

* Narrative Monologue Photobook. Korbinian Vogt 2016 Issue 01, Pages 39

* Featured as Model Mayhem’s January 2016 Cover Model

http://www.modelmayhem.com/education/modeling/11013-model-mayhems-january-2016-cover-model-johannsdottir

* Creation, short film by Rhys Votano 2015 https://vimeo.com/147065489

* Largest artwork 2015. Art Performance inspired by Yves Klein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf7E5HuQOWQ

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"Fantastic to work with! Highly professional, requires little if any direction, creative, and invested in creating high quality artistic photos." Read less

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"I bumped into Svala quite unexpectedly when the photographer I was working with found out that she was travelling one way along the westernfjords of Iceland while we were travelling the other. It's so remote out there that our cars were bound to pass, and what a brilliant opportunity! It was a case of 'hello, nice to meet you, shall we pose nude together?' and we stepped across seaweed and out into freezing rocks and water on a beach and got into the duo mermaid zone. She is a pleasure to model with and very sweet, calm and confident, creative and dedicated, braving the elements wonderfully in conditions that many models would struggle with. I think we modelled well together as we have similar and compatible builds/looks and I believe we may be doing so again. Highly recommended, this Icelandic selkie! :)" Read less

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"I had the pleasure of doing a wonderful outdoor shoot with Svala. She is very knowledgeable regarding good locations, and had no trouble braving the elements. We got some great waterfall shots which included getting into ice cold water!" Read less

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"A+ Model!!! Very easy to work with. She has a very unique style and requires no direction to deliver stunning poses. Would love to work with her multiple time." Read less

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"Johannsdottir had been in bed with a fever after some difficult outdoor work but we rescheduled and she proved to be a real professional in our short but successful shoot. Hope to meet you again on our far away shores!" Read less

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"Svala is beautiful and creative model who can work in any environment. She has much poise, grace, and determination to get the shot. She is a must to work with over and over. Chris" Read less

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"Svala is a fabulous model that is very easy to work with. I worked with her in Iceland and she was able to handle the cold weather and other elements of Iceland. She is expresive, cooperative, beautiful and a pleasure to photograph. I would love to work with her again." Read less

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"Svala is an amazing model, very easy to work with and works very well in the elements of Iceland regardless of conditions. She is very accommodating and does a wonderful job emoting to the camera. Hoping I get a chance to work with her again!" Read less

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"So happy to had a chance to work with lovely Svala- She is a beautiful, professional, dedicated and generous model and allraound awesome person! She also knows spots in Iceland that are great for shoots. I hope to work with here again on my next trip to Iceland!" Read less

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"Johannsdottir is a superbly talented and beautiful art nude model, and an absolute delight to work with. If / when you visit Iceland (a must for all serious art nude photographers) definitely organise a shoot with her." Read less

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"Pre shoot communication was excellent and Svala was fantastic at helping co ordinate all of our ideas and showing us beautiful locations. I would recommend Svala without reservation. A true professional at her art." Read less

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"Had the good fortune to shoot with Johannsdottir during her visit to NYC. A great model who knows how to pose, showed up on time for an early morning shoot, enthusiastically participates in the creative process and easy to work with. Highly recommend and hope to shoot with again!" Read less

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"Johannsdottir is an absolute pleasure to work with. She led us to some outstanding locations and was extremely creative with her posing. I look forward to working with her again in the future, maybe in Australia." Read less

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"The Ice queen, the forest nymph, the ultimate model talent, those a just a few words to descripe Svala. She is absolutely one of the very best and always brings in her A game for every shoot. Easily brings out the best in everyone. Ive had the sheer honor of meeting her many times and created some of my best work with her. And we are not by any means done yet. Highly recommended!" Read less

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"Jóhannsdóttir is an amazingly relaxed model to work with. Well known in her local area and more than willing to suggest good spots for a photoshoot. She's easy and friendly to work with, good at posing, creative and loves what she does. Even strong winds, rain and freezing cold weather did not stop her. I'm incredibly happy with the results from our shoot and had a great time while shooting." Read less

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"Johannsdottir is a splendidly talented model and truly delightful person to work with. I was rewarded with so much more beautiful images with her than I could have anticipated. Hard working and professional!" Read less

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"Very highly recommended. Wonderful, warm, friendly and super-professional. Enjoyed working with her, and love the pictures we created. Nothing was too much trouble for her, and she tackled everything with expertise and enthusiasm." Read less

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"Svala was a professional from start to finish. She has such natural beauty both inside and out and was instinctive to all our needs as photographers. I cant recommend her highly enough. Michele & Alan" Read less

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"Great model, focused, hard working and very professional and a lovely person." Read less

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"Fantastic model, great poser and a great human being, very reliable, very easy to work with. 100% professional, I can highly recommend her" Read less

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Credit Notes

Staging of the Female Body by Korbinian Vogt. Galerie Ingo Seufert, Munich 2017

Featured photos by Shae Detar in an interview with I-D Magazine in partnership with Chanel 2017
https://thefifthsense.i-d.co/en_gb/article/lose-yourself-in-the-surreal-romance-of-shae-detars-world/

Photography Now, The Bricklane gallery London 2017. Sven Van Driessche.

Viðar Logi X Úlfur for BAST Magazine, 2017 http://bast-magazine.com/2017/03/09/vidar-x-ulfur/

Sven Van Driessche for TATA Magazine / Issue 4. 2017 ( P: 26)

Stefan Legacy for P Magazine 2017 http://pmagazine.co/svala-johannsdottir-by-stefan-legacy/

Sven Van Driessche for Hylas Magazine 01, 2017

Destination Nowhere, short film by Rodrigo Valsamis 2016
https://vimeo.com/158010804

Featured as Model Mayhem’s January 2016 Cover Model
http://www.modelmayhem.com/education/modeling/11013-model-mayhems-january-2016-cover-model-johannsdottir

Saga Sig: Project Kona, Blæti Magazine 2016

Narrative Monologue Photobook, Korbinian Vogt 2016 (P:39)


Largest artwork 2015. Art performance inspired by Yves Klein & a short interview with me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf7E5HuQOWQ

STEYPA. Photography exhibition in Djúpavík 2015
http://www.djupavik.com/steypa/is_index.php

Creation by Rhys Votano 2015
https://vimeo.com/131482934



Published in #9 DEA magazine, December 2014

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