Nov 23, 2011 12:00AM

Oyster #95: Bon Iver

Let Bon Iver and Nabil Elderkin hypnotise you.

Bon Iver will be mesmerising crowds this summer at a string of headlining and festival shows. They will play three (sold out) shows at the Sydney Opera House on March 11, 12 and 13 and will also be leading the charge at Golden Plains.

For Oyster #95, photographer and director Nabil Elderkin shared with us his journey to Iceland to shoot the latest Bon Iver music video (for 'Holocene'). Nabil travelled to the south-east coast of Iceland to film around the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which lies atop a volcano long due for an eruption — its troublesome neighbour, the (much smaller) Eyjafjallajökull, wreaked havoc last year, ruining the European travel plans of many. The Holocene is the term for the most recent geological era — that which encompasses the development of modern civilisation — and the song examines the point in time when one realises one’s insignificance in the world. Set your dials to otherwordly and get lost in the stunning images below. 

And here is the video in full:

Nabil also directed Frank Ocean's 'Swim Good' video, and shot Ocean for Oyster #93. He was also the photographer behind dreamboat Logan Lerman's feature in Oyster #95.

Bon Iver plays Golden Plains festival, Saturday, March 10, 2012 – Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre in Meredith, VIC. Tickets available at goldenplains.com.au.

Photography: Nabil Elderkin

Emily Royal

Latest


Download: Tyler, The Creator's 2012 Summer Camp Mix

Featuring Mariah Carey, Toro Y Moi, N.E.R.D. and more.


Frank Ocean Comes Out

Via a letter posted to his Tumblr.


Watch: Preen's Resort 2013 Film

A collection inspired by Jeff Koons' neo-floral artworks.


Watch: Charlotte Free Trapped in the Tumblr Closet

Go behind-the-scenes with the pink-haired Queen of Tumblr.


James Franco x Playboy

He debuts his column, 'Francophile'.


It List: Jil Sander Prefall Scarf at LN-CC

Shop brand new Prefall at LN-CC.


Beauty With a Conscience

You'll be surprised just how far a tube of lipstick can go.


Oyster #99: Hannah Murray

"It's like, 'Oh, you're making a film about women. How unusual!"


Best of Backstage: Paris Men's SS13

Hermès, Raf Simons, Acne, Dior, Givenchy, Henrik Vibskov, Dries Van Noten.


Nike's 'Dream Team' Collection

Celebrating 20 years since the USA's victory at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.


Oyster #99: Nite Jewel

"A lot of people don't have faith in women to be successful."


Jac + Jack SS12 Lookbook

Unembellished but never boring.


Listen: 'Nathan' by Azealia Banks

Featuring Styles P.


Oyster #99: 'The Naked Truth' Beauty Story

Naomi Preizler shot by Charlotte Wales.


Oyster #99: Laetitia Crahay

"To be independent, and not to have to rely on a man."


Watch: Scanlan & Theodore x Daan Roosegaarde

Fashion sponsors art for the 18th Biennale of Sydney.


It List: Rochas Leather-Trimmed Raffia Loafers

Shop the sale at Net-a-Porter.


Watch: Odd Future's Short Film 'Sam Is Dead'

Directed by Tyler, The Creator.


Exclusive: Karla Spetic SS12/13 Lookbook

A sorbet-gelato warm-weather delight.


Oyster #99: Miss USA

"I think people forget that pageant girls went off to do so many things — like the Doritos Girl."


Mugler Resort 2013 Lookbook

Half-Japanese femme fatales from the future.


Polaroid Launch Instant Digital Camera

With ink-less print technology!


Backstage at Milan SS13 With Emporio Armani, Prada & Jil Sander

Our highlights of Milan's menswear presentations.


Watch: Van She's 'Jamaica' Live in the Studio

The second single from 'Idea of Happiness'.


Exclusive: Emily Jean for Carly Hunter SS12/13

Oceans of minimalism and soft asymmetricality.


Karlie Kloss & Aline Weber for Free People

We're buying whatever they're selling.


Lover Jumble Sale in Melbourne This Weekend!

Get your fill of pretty things this Friday and Saturday on Chapel St.


Tame Impala Album Teaser

Your first look at the cosmic follow-up to 2010's 'Innerspeaker'.


Lana Del Rey & A$AP Rocky in 'National Anthem'

The duo take on JFK, Jackie O and Marilyn in the full-length video.


Harvest Tickets On Sale Now

... and you could perform there!


Bally Men's SS13 Collection

As presented at Milan.