Posted Jul 16, 2013
Daphne Groeneveld tempts us with a tryst in ‘Chambre 14’ by Ellen von Unwerth for Numéro #145 the Erotic Issue, August 2013. Retro inspired beauty reflected through a revolving hotel door, we follow Groeneveld as she makes her way to Room 14 to grab a little afternoon delight. Sex with just a hint of danger, Unwerth captures the clandestine spirit of a secret affair in this smoldering series that speaks to the nature of seduction. Shot on location in blown-out black & white, this erotically-charged editorial adventure reminds us that the art of the allure can be as powerful as the act itself. Heightening our anticipation, Samuel Francois takes a more filmic approach to styling by allowing the elements of fashion and fantasy to collide giving the layout a strong sense of sequence and story. Turning up the tease factor, Thomas de Kluyver/Seb Bascle delivers an amped-up version of the “Bombshell Beauty” with sexed-out makeup and a bed-head bouffant to match, the look lands us somewhere between Valley of the Dolls and Midnight Noir. Prolific in her ability to use pictures to draw out the pleasure principle this amazing photographer is a master in the field of high fashion erotica.