I was surprised to learn that this first-time MetArt model was only an 18-year-old when “Presenting” was photographed. There’s nothing in this performance that suggests timidity, shyness, or lack of experience, and Monique C’s glamorous beauty is womanly rather than girlish. To possess this high level of confidence at such a young age only enhances her considerable appeal.
The photographer, Alessandro, is also a (relative) newcomer to MetArt — this is only his second contribution to the site — so I have the double pleasure of evaluating two new talents. And I will say that artist and model are both skilled, gifted, and most welcome additions to the MetArt family.
A new erotic model faces certain obvious challenges — how to appear relaxed, comfortable, and then follow the photographer’s direction while nude and completely exposed. Monique C’s costume — a sheer nightie — offers little coverage when the set opens, and when she’s totally naked she holds nothing back. The challenges faced by a new photographer are also daunting — how does one create work that “fits” with the established style of MetArt while still maintaining one’s own creative identity? Alessandro manages to hit both marks masterfully.
The setting has plenty of texture and a variety of posing opportunities, the lighting is warm, the colors harmonious and flattering to the model’s complexion and coloring, and Monique C has the opportunity to experiment with a broad range of poses and expressions. She can deliver glamorous and studied poses right along with relaxed, natural, and spontaneous looks. There are tame, thoughtful compositions, and there are numerous enticing explicit images, as well. We see the model’s body in wonderful detail, and her personality and charm are also well presented.
“Presenting” is a promising — and mouthwatering! — debut by a young, blonde, and luscious model, and an impressive piece of erotic artistry from a new photographer. I look forward to seeing much more from both of them!