Light + dark + red + hot…
Somehow the dark corner of the room in “Dikina” feels like an appropriate setting. Masha’s pale skin has a luminous, glowing quality in the light photographer A. Le Favori shines on her. In that light her dark auburn hair and her deep, dark eyes become even more intriguing.
This body type, long-limbed and lean, has a strong appeal. Made stronger, still, in Masha’s case, by the beautiful breasts she’s been blessed with. And her clothing — those thigh-high stockings, that sporty yet high fashion pair of boots — projects a quirky, rebellious quality, a bit of semi-punk attitude. Works for me!
I might have liked just a big more exploration of Masha’s more intimate anatomy, but I respect the choices made here (whether they were Masha’s, Le Favori’s, or a combination of the two). Whatever the case, this study in light and dark, red hair and pale skin is without doubt…hot!
Her socks rock!
After I’d taken a run through this set I took a quick look at Lilu’s bio. In the first line she writes: “I am a young and cheerful girl…” Oh, is she ever! Lilu C., as photographed by Angela Linin, projects a high-spirited warmth that really comes across. Be sure to look for photo #0072 in which Lilu is captured in the act of jumping for joy, in mid-air, both stockinged feet high off the ground. If that’s not a picture of pure cheerfulness, what is?
And let’s consider the setting where Ms. Linin has chosen to photograph Lilu — high on a rusted scaffold at some vacated factory or industrial facility. Against the harsh, cold, barren metal Lilu appears as a plush, cuddly, bubbly angel of ripe and luscious femininity. Why bother with an elaborate set, or a high fashion costume, when Lilu is so amazingly beautiful dressed only in colorful socks and a sincere smile?
If Lilu C. looks this good posing in this gritty setting, imagine how she’d look in a more elegant location. I, for example, will imagine how she’d look in my bed. Well, a guy can dream, can’t he?
Not a woman/Not a child…
A quick glance at her fact sheet tells us that Bogdana B. is 19 years old. But a lingering glance at any of the photos in this subtly brilliant set by Catherine tells us a whole lot more than Bogdana’s physical age. These photos perfectly capture a female in the middle of a miraculous transition — the metamorphosis of a girl into a woman.
In so many of these photos Bogdana displays both sides of a body and personality in transition. In some her eyes are innocent, playful. In others her eyes are knowing, sophisticated, and mature well beyond her years. She is no longer a girl, this much is quite obvious. And yet, closer examination of her expression tells us that she is not quite yet completely a woman. Bogdana B., at the time these photos were taken, is captured at a particularly exquisite moment in her personal development. This moment will not last long. But these photos freeze that moment, they expose that moment and preserve that moment.
In “Sensuality,” Bogdana is part girl, part woman, and all beautiful!