South African Photographer Henrik Purienne Talks Los Angeles and Muses

Henrik Purienne bares it all: Hollywood, home, and his photographs in V123.

In V’s latest print issue, we step out of the grit of New York and slip into the glam of Hollywood. Between cover star, Margot Robbie and astounding captures of the silver screen’s next generation by Christian Coppola, photographer Henrik Purienne opens up about living in the Hollywood Hills as compared to his home in South Africa. 

“Hollywood does not always have a pretty face, yet you cannot look away,” Purienne says as his words are surrounded by his intriguing, intimate photographs inspired by Hollywood.

Purienne also discusses his new book Jeux De Peau, which is heavily based on his muses, while living in the arid hills of SoCal. Visit for stockists.

Read more about Purienne, Robbie, Coppola, and so many more in the V123’s New Hollywood issue, available now.


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