Quick, describe the setting of a typical Metart erotic photo gallery. I imagine that many members would choose a sun-kissed beach, an inviting boudoir, or perhaps a stylishly decorated photo studio. But I very much doubt anyone would select an office. But that’s exactly where “Shiya” was photographed — a large, somewhat drab, office filled with desks, chairs, computers, monitors, and the mundane accessories of a typical business. No, this is far from a typical Metart series, but it is a most welcome addition, nonetheless.
I’ve never viewed a set by Alex Lynn, and I’ll give him full points for the concept and creation of this unusual — and unusually satisfying — collection. The office is an unusual choice, but artist and model use it to their collective benefit.
Ah, the model. This is only her forth appearance at Metart, and it’s the first time I’ve seen Nici Dee, but I can tell you immediately and without reservation that this is an exceptionally talented, and extremely beautiful young woman. It’s easy to focus on her breasts — they’re really exquisite — but in every other detail and aspect her physique is simply stunning. And this exotic, cat-eyed beauty has a remarkably expressive and appealing face. She has a look and presence that’s all her own and there is real depth and range in her presentation.
Nici Dee tends to operate in a muted, thoughtful zone, and that seems particularly well suited to the deserted office setting. In #004, for example, the top edge of the computer monitor on her desk is blurred in the extreme foreground and Nici, still clothed, sits gazing thoughtfully out the window — it’s not so much a pose as an evocation of a day in the life. And when Nici begins to remove her office-appropriate outfit, “Shiya” swings from thoughtful to thrilling. If her imagined coworkers knew what was hidden by that modest outfit they wouldn’t get a single thing done all day.
Of course, we’re treated to a full and comprehensive view of Nici’s many and splendid assets — explicit close-ups, evocative and mesmerizing headshots, a couple of subtle and utterly disarming smiles, and image after image of a gloriously sculpted body in a wonderful variety of poses and compositions. High praise to this beautiful model and the clever and creative artist who captured her here. “Shiya” is definitely not just another day at the office.