David Bellemère is a French photographer whose work has been featured in the likes of Italian Marie Claire, French Playboy, Flaunt and Vogue UK. Bellemère works with the predictably limited body types of long, lean fashion models, but he manages to use their twisty angularity to his advantage by placing them in perfectly staged settings that work with said models to create a complete image. The settings could be architectural, natural, or a combination thereof—but wherever his models are placed, they manage to convey more than the usual bored, blank stare that makes most fashion photography a waste of time. Even when the feel is decidedly erotic, one gets the impression that more of the model’s own feelings are coming through than we have come to expect from photographs that straddle the line between fashion and art. Note to Hugh Hefner: get more people like this guy to shoot for American Playboy and maybe it will become relevant again. Maybe.