In discussing a movie or a book reference is often made to pacing, the tempo and rhythm of events as they unfold in a story. In discussing a photo set pacing may seem less obvious -they are individual, still images, after all. But Tony Murano's "Casbah," starring Paloma B. perfectly illustrates the importance of pacing in a photo series.
As it opens, Paloma is clad in a lingerie ensemble and wearing parti-colored pumps. Then slowly, very slowly, over the course of dozens of images, she begins revealing more of her body. Her bra and panties take a while to come completely off, and this creates a sublime sense of anticipation and desire. This is the art of the tease, and photographer and model are both masters of this erotic talent.
When her clothes are finally dispensed with Paloma continues to gradually turn up the heat and increase the intensity. The slow build-up very successfully magnifies the power of the more explicit images here, and the attention to pacing provides a fine series with additional impact.