Whether you’re quoting Shakespeare - “Brevity is the soul of wit.” - or repeating Mies van der Rohe’s oft-repeated dictum - “Less is more. - you’re addressing one of the great truths of art. There is beauty in simplicity. And as the world grows more complicated and chaotic, this truth becomes even more relevant.
In his Metart erotic photo gallery titled “Rasfei,” Alex Lynn has chosen a naturally beautiful model, given her just a few pieces of black clothing to flatter her physique and complexion, placed her in an uncluttered setting, and relies mainly on natural light. This is not a dramatic or at all theatrical photo series, by any means, and that is one of its greatest strengths. The simplicity of the presentation makes the model’s physical beauty and personal charm the central element of the photos, and that is exactly as it should be.
Fittingly, Nancy A‘s styling and presentation here is natural and unembellished. A session in the stylist’s chair could easily prepare this model to conquer the couture catwalks or the glossy pages of high fashion magazines. But in “Rasfei,” with minimal makeup and a shake of her waist-length hair, her natural beauty is abundant and obvious. She could be the girl next door - if that girl happened to be a natural beauty with a pleasing dimple in her chin, refined features, and big, friendly, eyes in a beguiling shade of blue.
“Rasfei” unfolds at a relaxed pace, appropriate to serenity of the setting’s atmosphere. In #007 Nancy sits on the edge of a claw foot bathtub, head turned to the camera, eyes averted, filtered light shining softly on her long hair. #012 is a relaxed headshot, in profile, subtly moody and naturally beautiful. Slowly, she begins to reveal more. In #030 her splendid breasts vie for attention with her subtle smile and a teasingly arched eyebrow. And in #047, explicitly exposed, Alex Lynn‘s artfully abstract composition captures sheer panties out of focus in the foreground, and perfect breasts outlined against raised blouse high in the upper background - trust me, it’s easier to see and enjoy than it is to describe.
Pretty headshots (#076 and #080), fine figure studies (#093, an explicit rear view), and painterly images like #099 are just a few highlights in “Rasfei,” a photo set that exemplifies satisfying simplicity.