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.