The Noire photo shoot of Ali Lagarde by Alexis Marcou shows off photo-manipulation skills that are detailed and highly original, bringing a new concept to digital illustration. This black-and-white series shows how crystals can take photos to new heights.

Inspired by Helmet's new magazine Black Milk, Alexis Marcou combines real crystals and hand-drawn designs that bring a different level of authenticity to the series. Model Ali Lagarde lends her elegant beauty to the illustrations, transforming each shot into a masterpiece.

The Noire photo shoot was captured by Ned Rogers, whose expertise made it easy for Alexis Marcou to pump up the sensuality through his realistic illustrations.