London-based Belgian photographer Gael Delhaye shot this striking series exclusively for The Word, focussing for the occasion on texture and visual contrast: “I wanted to create some strong and elegant looks clashing with the colourful studio backdrop. I love using very simple tools and techniques to come up with a sophisticated look. With every image I shoot, I try to push boundaries and generate new emotions, paying attention to every little detail,” he says.
Stylist – Dinta Jakile
Make-up – Joey Choy for MAC
Hair Stylist – Atsushi Takita for Bumble & Bumble
Photographer’s Assistant – Anne Moldenhauer
Hair Stylist’s Assistant – Jun
Model – Debora at D1 Models