Smoky, light-filled, hazy with movement and long exposure times. Sebastian Kim’s work for Numero isn’t the kind that’s crisp and instructive. It’s evocative. It feels like bright city lights in the distance as you watch them from a moving vehicle, or like flames flickering in the dark.
And amongst the spinning impressions of imagery there’s yet beautiful styling to be seen. Halo-like blonde waves are classically styled against a hint of fetishism at the hand of Charles Varenne, while some shots – glittering stars or wide-leg jumpsuits – hint at the glamour of the 1970s.
Maud Laceppe’s makeup looks are worth paying attention to, even if we don’t expect blue lips to become a burgeoning beauty trend any time soon.
For more of Sebastian Kim’s shoot starring Gertrud Hegelund, which appears in Numero’s 129th issue, click on the gallery above.