This MetArt movie is a perfect example of just how good a behind-the-scenes video can be. Like a master chef, director Luca Helios starts with the finest ingredients. The location is elegantly furnished and beautifully lit. And his subject, perennial Top Model Lorena B., is as charming as she is beautiful — and she is very beautiful. While Helios mans the still camera, an unseen videographer is making his own kind of art with thoughtfully chosen angles, graceful, unobtrusive movement, and judicious use of zooms and close-ups.
The perfect complement to all this high visual style is the soundtrack. Or should I say, the absence of a soundtrack. There is no music in “Properly,” just the live sounds of the photo session in progress. We hear the clicks of the camera’s shutter, the splashing of water, the photographer’s spoken instructions, Lorena’s responses, and her sparkling laugh. “Properly” puts you on the set with two of MetArt‘s most gifted contributors, and watching them work is a rare and engaging pleasure.
While it’s interesting to hear the photographer instructing his subject, it’s no less fascinating watching Lorena make her own choices. She has the instincts of a truly skilled professional and has a genuine knack for subtly adjusting her poses in almost telepathic anticipation of her photographer’s cues. Whether she’s dressed to thrill in a sheer, skin-tight, lace mini-dress, or stripped nude and submerged in the crystal clear water of the spa, Lorena is a masterpiece in motion — and “Properly” is a masterwork in its own right.