They don’t happen terribly often, but when a new MetArt erotic photo series marks the debut of two first-time contributors, it’s an event worth noting. “Presenting” Mango A not only presents a new model, it’s also photographer Vlad Kleverov’s premiere creation for the site, so I approach it with a two-scoop serving of anticipation.
And that anticipation is more than satisfied by what I find in the series. Mango A is a natural beauty and — particularly considering her age and lack of modeling experience — acquits herself quite well in her debut sitting. From her bio I learn that she’s “a true nudist,” and that certainly results in a relaxed and uninhibited on-camera demeanor.
Vlad Kleverov‘s concept and execution of the set, barring a couple of minor missteps, is inventive, unusual, and enjoyable. The model is nude throughout. She’s positioned on the hardwood floor of a naturally lit room with a package of mounted photographs — half a dozen urban landscapes. Much of the set features Mango scrutinizing and arranging the photos. It’s an interesting device, but it isn’t completely successful. Is she the proprietor of a nudist art gallery? Is she decorating her own living space? Some of these posing-with-pictures shots, #038 or #120 for example, verge on the silly.
Even if the idea isn’t entirely successful, I give the photographer credit for coming up with an interesting new approach to a set — it really was quite clever of him.
There are a couple of underexposed images, these could (and should) have been omitted (see #022) but I have no trouble choosing favorites from the remaining shots. In #029 the model assumes what I’m told is known in yoga circles as the “happy baby” pose with a pleasing result. I like the casual, thoughtful, naturalistic feel of #049. I like the explicit abstraction of #060. #061 is an interesting head-and-shoulders shot. #070 offers an explicit and creative pose. And additional explicit highlights include #089 and #091. “Presenting” Mango A is a promising debut, times two.