This is a very good set. That’s the condensed version of my initial impressions, and if it’s enough to get you to take a close look at the MetArt erotic gallery titled “Favor,” then I consider my job here complete. For those who require further persuasion, however, I will elaborate.
When this model made her MetArt debut I was immediately smitten. It was a beautifully shot gallery, to be sure, but what won me over was the model’s beauty and personal warmth. My only difficulty with the set was the model’s name - I still don’t know why she’s named Toxic A, and I doubt I ever will. “Favor” her sixth series, offers ample proof that my “love at first sight” was no fluke.
And when I say that “this is a very good set” I’m referring to more than the model, much more, in fact. Arkisi photographed “Favor,” and it is a rich, varied, and truly impressive demonstration of artistry. It falls, roughly, into two segments. The first of these takes place before large windows looking out on tall trees. The lighting is complex and tricky, but Arkisi masters the challenges it presents. Notice, for example, how the backlighting in #021 brings out the details of Toxic’s slender body while shrouding her sex in darkness. Another, entirely different effect is achieved in #050, where bright light shines on her hand and hip while her smile radiates softly from the shadows.
In the second section, Toxic A moves away from the windows and into what we now learn is a bedroom. Here the rich, warm colors of the furnishings and subdued light create a romantic and inviting setting in which Toxic’s charms - both physical and emotional - bloom vibrantly. An eager and inventive poser, Toxic A delivers and energetic and lively performance. In a calm, pensive mode she helps Arkisi create a painterly gem in #058. In #097, her body striped by vivid light and shadow her smiling face fairly glows. And in more than a few of these diverse and delightfully artistic images Toxic A‘s luscious intimate anatomy is fully and explicitly revealed.
On further thought, “this is a very good set” seems to be a bit of an understatement. In considering the model’s natural beauty and ability, and the photographer’s technical skill and artistic talent, I have to say that “Favor” is fine, indeed.