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A tribute to MetArt artist Slatyonoff

I’m sure members would like to join us in sending condolences to the family of Slastyonoff, one of our most respected artists, who passed away recently.

Slastyonoff was a much-admired photographer and filmmaker, and a great pleasure to work with – cool, with a unique sense of humor, a man who laughed at adversity and was friendly and engaging. For an artist of such prodigious talent he was remarkably free of ego, always open to critique and eager to try out new ideas and collaborate on exciting projects.

Slastyonoff started working with MetArt way back in 2003, and his unique vision of natural eroticism contributed greatly to making MetArt stand apart from the many run-of-the-mill nude sites out there. He was innovating right up until the end, grabbing members’ attention earlier this month with a scorching-hot movie, “Table Dance,” that showed off his creative flair to perfection.

He will be greatly missed. 

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D.Sales 3 months ago

I'm so very sorry. My condolences to his family. He'll be greatly missed.

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Victoria 3 months ago

I was so very saddened to learn of his passing. Some of my favorite sets on the entire site were shot by him, and following the path of his evolution as an artist has been very enjoyable.

Godspeed, good Sir. My thoughts are with those that loved you.

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Ulysses 3 months ago

Quite simply one of the great photographers, this transplanted Russian, and a primary reason for my joining MET. Having seen bits and pieces of his work elsewhere I decided I wanted to see it all. I was not disappointed. So much good work! Many of the models Frank has listed did their absolute best work for him. He was a master. Rest in peace, Slastyonoff -- and many, many thanks for the indelible images you made. Go in beauty.

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Frank/swplf 3 months agoContributing Writer

Up until now most of my statistical and historical work has been limited to our Models but with today’s post I did a review of Slastyonoff’s contribution to MetArt and it was extensive. As Rose pointed out just ten days ago he posted his 613th appearance on MetArt as an Artist with the movie “Table Dance.” I doubt even he could imagine when he posted his first photo set “Alisa” on Jun 28, 2003 that he would still be posting his work on Metart fourteen years later. Or that he would still be rated in the Top Twenty Artists now. But if yobring up his page you find that “Last Week” he was listed as #18 and “This Year” as #15. This out of 277 Artists. Slastyonoff “Presented” us with 55 separate models. He had sets posted of over 250 different models. Seven models he shot are, or will be, in our 50+ Club. Namely: Narkiss (50 times), Koika (33 times), Iveta B (25 times), Eufrat A (20 times), Carina A (10 times), Ashanti A (6 times), & Mia Sollis (6 Times). Narkiss was the 2nd model he ever posted and she would have made our 50+ Club solely by his work! I did not join MetArt to around 2007 but it was because of one of the models he “Presented” that finally got me to join. While Monika A is notone of 50+ she was one of my first personal favorites for her work here and with Erro, where she appears as Tubbea, on his site. Slastyonoff was responsible for exactly ½ of her 36 apperances on MetArt. As I go down the list of models he has posted I see many of the ones who I followed from their work with DeltaGamma and always appreciated Slastyonoff’s different “take” of them, such as Mia Sollis, Lauren Crist, & Carina A. He will be sorely missed.

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VictorDj4 3 months ago

When I read it this morning, I clicked on the link to his profile page in the article. The next hour I was completely blown away by so many of his galleries.

Slastyonoff is a photographer who could really make his models shine because he could adapt his style to the model's personality. Where he was quite posh with Iveta B (presenting her on a gold plate), he could be very playful with others.

Speaking of Iveta B: if there ever was one photographer who could capture her beauty the best, it must have been Slastyonoff.

His style of shooting the models both very explicit and artistic (in poses, sets and color) has set a trademark for MetArt.

So thank you, Slastyonoff. May you rest in peace.

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Checkers 3 months ago

Oh no, so sorry to hear the news. Slastyonoff had a great eye for glamour nudes, particularly bedroom settings, and he worked with many of the best models on MET, producing some of their best sets. He will be missed around here, and my thoughts are with his family and friends.

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    Notatorytosser 14 minutes ago

    Absolutely gorgeous.

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    Deltagamma 1 hour ago

    Ciao NVKM, stanotte sono più stanco del solito a causa di una giornata lunga e impegnativa, ma mi sono preso almeno il tempo necessario almeno per leggere i tuoi messaggi con le tue considerazioni, mai banali e sempre interessanti e approfondite, che meritano almeno un eeew
    Risponderò meglio domani..
    Buona Notte e a presto!

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    Casey 2 hours ago

    What a glorious swipe-mate...

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    jack69is1 2 hours ago

    Spectacular newcomer. Welcome Avery, and thank you for sharing your stunning beauty with myself and the Metart community.

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    VictorDj4 4 hours ago

    Thanks for the information.

    I've looked up the pics from Nika on the toilet. They are very cute and arousing.

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    A Morous 4 hours ago

    Divine intervention is suspect here. This young beauty has blessed METART with over a dozen sets, shot by multiple artists, and not one bounded off the path of righteousness in pursuit of the siren Creative Genius. It turns out that goal is reached as a team at METART. For those of us grateful gazers who explore both north and south of a young goddesses hips, we were taken aback by the gentle lines and feminine grace, time and time again within this collection of sets. Kenya's beautiful long legs and slender, elegant arches were given fine tribute. I feel Kenya is good for another forty sets, so celebration of success shall be focusing the camera lens upon this beauty once again.

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    NEWVERYKINKYME 4 hours ago

    Riguardo me: non lavoro più in fabbrica da quasi un anno...un posto orribile e assurdo popolato da spregevoli omuncoli...e sono completamente libero...che bello!
    Ho sposato l'Arte.
    Dispongo di tanto tempo per scrivere.
    Sto studiando lingue.
    Lo so che sei affaticato...puoi solamente leggere i miei scritti; sono contento così.

    Ciao e alla prossima.

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    NEWVERYKINKYME 5 hours ago

    Riguardo il tuo nome d'arte...non era difficile; la chiave di tutto era il Delta...
    Sei l'unico che ci scrive così tanto...come mi scrisse kilroy...un bravo ragazzo, ma è troppo rigido nei giudizi.
    Mi ha risposto Luca Helios e Rylsky...più avanti scriverò ad Albert Varin...in Russo...mi scriverà un giorno qualcosa.
    I fotografi russi sono incredibili!
    Mi rivolgo quasi sempre agli Artisti e cerco sempre di sostenerli dal punto di vista psicologico...
    un raggio di Sole che trafigge e rischiara le Tenebre.

    Buon Riposo.

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    NEWVERYKINKYME 5 hours ago

    Ciao Davi,

    Rieccomi nuovamente.
    Tranquillo e sereno...puoi anche rispondermi più avanti...noi siamo sempre qui.
    Ho indubbiamente più stima del Fotografo però il contributo della modella è ovviamente essenziale.
    Riguardo le modelle si potrebbe erroneamente e sbrigativamente pensare:

    E' un lavoro leggero, leggero...è anche bello farsi fotografare...tanto fa tutto il fotografo..."

    Invece se pensiamo e valutiamo più attentamente...
    una Modella dovrebbe continuamente rispettare una dieta e aver cura del proprio corpo,
    eseguire esercizi fisici quotidiani per mantenerlo tonico, scegliere e acquistare abbigliamento adeguato e in sintonia con il Set, saper eventualmente e indipendentemente utilizzare svariati mezzi pubblici per trasferirsi anche all'estero, conoscenza almeno della lingua Inglese per comunicare con il fotografo e non da ultimo saper posare e interagire con il medesimo...e altre cose importanti che sicuramente ho trascurato...
    Quando la giovanissima Veselin si è recata negli Stati Uniti per lavorare si è ritrovata per diverso tempo completamente sola...un suo eventuale problema rimaneva un "suo" problema; il fotografo avrebbe potuto risponderle freddamente "problemi tuoi!"
    Vediamo che ...non è così semplice come potrebbe sembrare.
    Dipende a che livello si lavora.

    E cosi per il fotografo..."basta un click!"...e non è assolutamente vero.

    Ho cominciato a fotografare e subito ho incontrato innumerevoli difficoltà tecniche...dovrei intraprendere un serio corso di Studi per conseguire dei risultati soddisfacenti.
    Esistono dei metodi e degli insegnanti che aiutano...ma alla fine non ci sono strade facile da seguire.
    Alcuni commenti negativi mi fanno sorridere nella loro bonaria ingenuità..."e smettiamola con queste foto in bianco nero" , altri sono sconcertanti...per esempio valutano un disastro un meraviglioso Set.
    Sarebbe un grave errore non inserire le tue foto originali che ti contraddistinguono per dare credito a giudizi espressi da persone completamente impreparate dal punto di vista artistico.
    Mi dispiace per loro se non sono in grado di apprezzarle...in fin dei conti è un loro problema.
    ma non devi farti condizionare da tutta questa negatività...devi andare avanti!

    Gli artisti non vanno criticati; vanno compresi.

    In fabbrica sorpresi un metalmeccanico servirsi di uno scampolo di tessuto recante un meraviglioso motivo floreale per rimuovere il grasso in eccesso cosparso su una macchina...o di ritorno da un viaggio in Grecia..."mah, c'erano solo vecchi ruderi all' Acropoli di Atene".
    E' pazzesco, è pazzesco!
    Chissà cosa direbbero dei tagli nelle tele di Lucio Fontana...non riuscirebbero mai a comprendere l'idea potente, dirompente e rivoluzionaria che sostiene il semplice, banale gesto.
    Ma io vi comprendo tutti, profondamente e perfettamente!

    Ciao.

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    Hipshot13 6 hours ago

    The face says pixie, the body says WOMAN! the two together is delightful! That face could melt the coldest heart and that body could ignite a raging fire in ones very core!
    I for one, think the blond pixie cut is really fantastic and really fits her. The contrast between the the messages given off by her sweet innocent face and her smoldering hot body is mind bending!

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