This MetArt gallery serves to introduce a brand new Met model, Catherine A. Photographer Dolce has chosen an exotic theme, a set dressed in a Middle Eastern motif, complete with hookah. Although the pipe isn’t lit in any of the photos the model does pose with it early on. Thankfully, this odd prop is put aside relatively early in the set.
Catherine A. is right at that wonderful stage of her development when she can look like a sweet young girl in one shot, and a knowing, mature woman in the next, but her youth and innocence do tend to have the upper hand. There are images in this collection that have just the slightest bit of “let’s play dress-up” to them, but that may be amplified by the set dressings and art direction.
While every inch of her nubile young body is a visual delight, her eyes must be among her most outstanding assets. Indeed, those crystal blue gems are exquisitely lit and make several headshots here truly striking — #013 and #015 are two of my absolute favorites. There is an almost surreal flavor to the first, and the second one really captures her youthful, natural beauty. Oh, and #010, pulls back to include her perfect breasts to make a beautiful headshot even more pleasing.
While the exotic elements of this pictorial seem slightly out of synch with the subject, there is more than enough here to thoroughly enjoy — and to whet one’s appetite for more!