It’s an assignment with a built-in handicap that puts the artist at a disadvantage before he’s even begun. The built-in restrictions that apply to MetArt girl/girl pictorials — indeed all MetArt pictorials and HD erotic movies, as well — limit what can be done by the models and shown in the photographs. MetArt is soft-core by definition and design, genital contact is forbidden here. The absence of insertion obviously hasn’t hurt the site! Indeed, MetArt‘s tasteful style is fundamental to its unprecedented success and longevity in a fickle marketplace.
But still, a girl/girl pictorial presents a problem. Are they simply two girls posing together nude? Or does the photographer choose to imply that they’re romantically or sexually interested in each other? And if he chooses the second route, how does he get his models to convey that to his camera? That is the challenge long time MetArt contributor Goncharov has chosen to undertake. How successful he has been is up to the individual viewer.
And since I’m the individual viewer charged with blogging about “Galore,” I will share my thought process. When they are good, girl/girl sets can be as good as any single girl erotic photo series. When they are bad, however, they have the potential to be very bad. Both these models are appealing as individuals. Of the two, I think Suzanna A looks a bit better here than Orvelia O. The lighting, the lack of styling, and the aquatic setting — the girls share a large bathtub — isn’t kind to Orvelia’s complexion, lending her an unwholesome pallor in some shots.
But the biggest single problem is that these girls obviously couldn’t give a fig about one another! They’ll pose together, they’ll pretend to kiss if that’s what Goncharov wants, but there isn’t the merest whiff of sexual attraction or connection anywhere in the set. In fact, the few genuine moments can be found in shots where the girls burst into laughter — see #098, #104, and #110. Notice the glass of amber liquid in that last image. If that is the social lubricant I suspect it to be, they either used too little or too much.
Both models deserve better, and Goncharov is certainly capable of creating it. That’s my opinion, nothing more. If you disagree and would like to help me understand the error(s) of my thinking, I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments, below.