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“Shiya” starring Nici Dee — casual Friday…

Nici Dee: Shiya, by Alex Lynn, stunning Asian beauty in hot nude pixQuick, 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.

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“Presenting” Rita H — it’s all about the girl…

Rita H: Presenting, by Egon Schneider, great girl, funky setting

I like this girl. I like this girl a lot. And I expect others will share my affection. But, having made that explicit declaration, I must admit, I like this girl despite this set, not because of it.

The level of effort expended here is minimal. The room and its décor is ugly. And busy. And distracting. Any “art direction” is so subtle as to be undetectable. The lighting? As far as I can tell, it’s limited to ambient room light, and a single, camera-mounted flash. No bounce, no fill, no diffusion. In fact, the set has a casual, almost candid feel. It’s almost as if Egon Schneider and his model were under the gun. Shoot this set, right here, right now. You will have no time to prepare, start now, finish, and that will have to do.

The fact that it does succeed is due to Rita H. For a newcomer, and a 19-year-old newcomer at that, she has a real poise and confidence. And her exotic beauty and voluptuous body are truly striking. The combination of professional poise, an engaging on-camera personality, and a voluptuous physique are more than enough to overcome the slapdash nature of the set.

The room is dark, cluttered, and the various patterns clash and clang. The colors are all wrong. In a shot like #041, with a nice pose and composition, Rita’s dark hair disappears into the dark background – an elementary level error. And the series is filled with similar compromised images.

There are, despite its handicaps, plenty of pleasing shots, most of them due to the model’s charm and beauty, and the photographer’s skill under less than ideal conditions. I like #018 for pure vah-voom. #011 packs a physical/sexual punch. #053, a reclining nude, is somewhere between a snapshot and a masterpiece. In #123, suddenly outside, on a balcony, the model is clothed, the background flattering, the light natural, and Rita H. is undeniably appealing, as is the entire image. More like this, please.

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“Yallis” with Davon Kim — posing, poolside…

Davon Kim: Yallis, by Koenart, suburban setting, subtle artistic pix

This series by Koenart boasts a strict formality that is somewhat at odds with its setting. A backyard swimming pool, with its suggestions of summertime fun and carefree suburban life, is the backdrop. The model is placed in the foreground. She stands, she sits, she changes position. But she never moves away from her central position. Although the framing of individual shots changes, one gets the sense that the camera is fixed, on a tripod. It may be something of a conceptual leap, but there is an element of the automated photo booth to this set.

My single favorite image in the gallery is #088. Davon Kim, her arms crossed, hand on waist/hand on elbow, is framed from her hips up. Her expression is relaxed, neutral, but there is an unmistakable hint of mystery. The blue pool glows softly in the background. She is directly lit, from the front, bringing out the warmth of her skin. A strong sidelight creates a sharply defined edge on the right side of her body. This edge creates the illusion — the crisply delineated nude torso appears to almost float over a diffused, muted background. Cut-and-paste, the subtle suggestion of collage. Intriguing, to be sure.

While Davon Kim operates in a rather limited emotional range — at least in your not always humble blogger’s opinion — her style is well suited to the visual flavor of “Yallis.” If an exotic model, posing in a stylized suburban setting, appeals to your unique sensibilities, by all means, dive in.

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