While there are certainly simpler MetArt erotic photo galleries, this offering from prolific contributor Goncharov achieves its strengths by getting back to basics with a minimum of additions and extras.
The artist experiments with two different set-ups in “Exceptie.” In the first, he’s dressed his model, Orvelia O, in one garment — a blue “sweater” knit in a fishnet pattern that leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination. The lighting is soft and indirect, the white floor flows seamlessly into the backdrop, and a tall, white rectangular box serves as a chair or posing aid in some shots. Two of my favorites from this section include the first image, #001, in which Orvelia’s body as well as cheerful demeanor are on full display; and #014, a standing back shot that is a stylish study in simplicity.
In the second section of “Exceptie” the white box is replaced by a heavy, dark, high-backed chair made of stout lengths of what appears to be bamboo. At first Orvelia is wearing the net sweater, but she soon discards it and a long string of pearls becomes her “costume.” This section is, to my eyes, somewhat less coherent than the first, but it does yield many pleasing images. In #102 and #103, for example, using the necklace as the most brief of bikini bottoms, Orvelia O is erotically exposed even though she’s technically covered up.
Orvelia O has a pleasant energy and personality here and I suspect the simplicity of the set design gave her the freedom to experiment with her own style and presentation. I don’t expect that “Exceptie” will bowl many viewers over, but it achieves a pleasing effect with its model’s charm and the basic simplicity of its design.