“Siaviak” with Selene B. — a nostalgic feeling…
The style of the photography, the setting, and the model’s simple, largely unadorned presentation in “Siaviak” reminded me of naturist photos from the 1950s. Those were more innocent times than these, but Selene B. projects a wholesome image that wouldn’t be out of place in that bygone era.
Shot on the banks and in the shallow waters of a pond in the forest, it’s easy to imagine Selene wandering through the rustic landscape of an isolated “nudist camp.” There are no particularly explicit images in the series, and that fact seems in keeping with the overall tone. Selene B. is healthy, happy, and pretty — a perfect exemplar of the naturist lifestyle, captured au natural, al fresco, with all the salutary and spiritual benefits that come with it.
RyanMedia seems a rather chilly and corporate name for the photographer that produced these refreshingly warm and naturalistic images. Have a look at shots like #0054 and #0094, and see if you don’t agree.
A nude beach natural…
Anna, who often visits nude beaches in her native Spain, had never considered posing as a professional model. But when first time MetArt contributor Agnes Zarra approached Anna at one such nude beach and asked if she’d be interested in posing, she agreed without hesitation. This set is the result of their first session.
A wild and rustic stretch of beach, an entirely naturalistic style of photography, and a willing model results in a set that is unvarnished in its simplicity. It feels as if we are simply watching as an unashamed young woman enjoys herself during a day at the beach. She sports in the surf, she climbs the rocks, she runs, does cartwheels, assumes a variety of intriguing positions. Towards the end of the set she is joined by an exotic-looking female companion.
Some may feel this series would benefit with some editing, others may argue that the set is perfect in its complete simplicity. What do you think of this new model, this new photographer, and this new pictorial?