She’s a free-spirited beauty, a nymph of sorts leaving traces of magic wherever she goes. A dark romance flourishes where her oxblood lips meet the purity of white lace and the lavishness of burnt velvet, where tight corsets delicately accent her delicate frame, where red roses bloom on sheer veils as black as the night.

Apuje Kalu is guilty of the dark yet utter-feminine styling that gives a clear nod to the neo-Victoriana, while hiding traces of the Gothic in between panels of frilly lace and alluringly dramatic silhouettes. Behind lens, photographers Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha form an extraordinary duo, with an extraordinary vision.

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Gorgeous make-up by Sara Denman, and equally stunning hair by Michael Goyette, round out the magic near Mono Lake. Starring Jemma Baines, you can view the complete set of images at the gallery.

Visit Ron Contarsy’s website at www.roncontarsy.com, and Seth Karecha’s official site at www.sethkarecha.com.

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