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This maiden issue of Headlight Journal is about fresh perspectives on life. Like a farmer sowing seeds under a full moon to improve the harvest, now is the time to make decisive changes that will yield the results you want in the future.
We speak to people from a cross section of professions to understand what they do and the way they do it. Carla Cammilla Hjort from Space 10 talks about psychedelic inspiration and her collaboration with Ikea.
Actor Claes Bang got his international breakthrough in the Palme d’Or-awarded movie The Square, and is finally in charge of his own career. In Los Angels we meet the ex-gangster Hector Verdugo who is now the leader of the world’s largest exit-program for gang members. Food-entrepreneur Claus Meyer talks about a failed business adventure in New York – and about coming back home and starting over.
If anyone tries to convince you that starting and running a business is easy, just hand them this issue of Headlight Journal. It’ll change their mind for the better. This magazine grapples with the question “how’s work?” and is not afraid to face the brutally honest answers. In this issue, politician Ida Auken shares her story of being overcome by a stressful work schedule; Mette Østergaard, Chief Editor of Berlingske, talks about integrity and making painful decisions.
Speaking to CEO Soulaima Gourani, we discuss power relations and braving a difficult childhood to become a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Elsewhere in California we check in with car designer Henrik Fisker to learn what it takes to launch an electric car company these days; and Henrik Teisbæk takes us through the difficult and meteoric rise of his groundbreaking technology venture.
In a personal essay, My Laub offers us a glimpse into the world of mental illness, while photographer Elizabeth Heltoft turns her lens on six decades of iconic office supplies.
Cover images are by photographer Peter Funch from his iconic series Babel Tales.
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