This MetArt erotic photo gallery marks the arrival of two new talents. This is 19-year-old Surime A’s debut appearance here, and while photographer Koido isn’t completely new, this is only his second contribution, and the first I’ve seen. Short story: two impressive “new” talents.
I was somewhat surprised to learn that Surime A is just 19, and only recently graduated high school. As I went through the set I was struck by the model’s natural and spirited expressiveness. While she is lively and energetic, she also has a knowing, worldly quality that implies a certain maturity - certainly more maturity than we expect from a 19-year-old. Her performance is that much more impressive when one considers her youth and (presumed) lack of experience.
An expressive and physically impressive model makes any photographer’s task easier and more enjoyable, and Koido demonstrates his own considerable artistic ability both in his design of the set and the wide variety of compositions and poses he manages to include with only a minimum of set decoration. I’m particularly impressed by how the slate gray floor blends seamlessly into background. It’s a slightly unusual color choice - strong yet still neutral - and it flatters Surime A’s natural coloring.
A simple, light gray stool makes an effective prop, particularly in the sequence of shots spanning #020 through #030 - whether standing next to it, her back to the camera, in #027, or seated on it, in a playful pin-up pose, in #022, model and artist get maximum effect with minimal decor. Even knocked over, as it is in #049, the stool adds a hint of graphic interest to an already interesting figure study.
Two more favorites from this series dispense with props entirely. Totally nude, curling her body up off the floor and eyeing the camera, in #062. And #063, flat on her back, eyes closed, face relaxed, hands above her head, is another beautifully posed and composed image from this talented new twosome.