With the effortless progressive look of Chinese - Nigerian model Adesuwa Aighewi, collaborating photographer Daniel Sannwald brings to life the alien beauty for Numéro August 2018, Science Fiction issue. Adesuwa is captured as the very epitome of an interstellar creature, Sannwald’s mastery of the other-worldly and unique future is always something we simply love to work with. In realising Sannwald’s work we compliment, enhance and develop new approaches to retouch and finishing simply by way of process.
The powerful lead story for Numéro and first cover for Adesuwa was incredibly diverse in its palette of voyeuristic infa-red blue neon’s with a heavy grain, hyper-water studio landscapes, subtle black and white and sharp polished neon alien silhouettes.
This mixture of look informed our varied treatments to transport Sannwald’s incredible image-making further into the hyper-real balanced with a believable character that only Adesuwa could get away with, bohemian braids, tattoos, dominant chiselled features and fine couture included… all making for a truly original series of works that don’t quite feel like anything seen before, graphic, vivid, ethereal and memorable. Styled by Samuel Francouis, Hair by Tina Outen, makeup by Bea Sweet