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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yes, those and that very lovely tight little caboose of hers. You could probably bounce the coins of your choice of of either or both of them. This is what you look like when you're young and work at keeping your body in the best of shape.

Too bad most of us old farts are waaaaay beyond that and can only appreciate it from quite a distance. :-(

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 on Slanym

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Jeeez... I sometimes wish I was "...stuck working with Catherine!".

Nice find Katya... hope you already or have planned, quite a few more sets with Nalina.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Nalina

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Is that a good or bad thing?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Presenting Nalina

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ok... try _this_ then.

Given that YOU were the photographer, Katie the model and this was the location that was chosen, say maybe by Katie herself, how would YOU have shot this set? How would you have lit the set and Katie? What would you have done with the surrounding set and objects?

Ok... so get rid of the necklace. Pfffft...gone in 2 seconds. Now what do you do?

What I'm really trying to say is that, when you say "...do not show the model very well." you're only giving a very vague subjective statement and the photographer (in this case Arkisi - who's been doing this quite a while now) gains no real input from you of the overall effect of the body of work (this particular set) from, in this case, you as a viewer.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Soltia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'll take sets like this over sterile, mono-colored studio-shot backdrop sets any day. Don't get me wrong, studio sets can be enormously rewarding and wonderful in their own right, but sometimes, with their simplicity, they magnify any deficiencies in the photographer's repertoire or style.

Sets like this also force a photographer to deal with the rest of the set in terms of lighting and positioning of the props and, if anyone is the least bit knowledgeable about the craft of photography, they can begin to appreciate the work involved.

Just sayin...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Soltia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'll second those kinds of shots... they always speak to "something more" going on than what we see in the body of the set - imagination can be a very positive internal memory cache when sprinkled through this kind of work.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Beura

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Could it also be that Nina didn't want him to go "that way" - explicit-wise? You're right that Charles' work harkens back to some of the golden days of classic Playboy shots and, while there were many detractors on Nina's previous set "Dearc" that Charles shot, I liked it with it's overall kind of "gauzey" atmospheric look shot in front of a window with soft exterior light being used.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Beura

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Arkie2 2 years ago

My uncle had one on his P-51 when he flew in Italy in back a while ago. Good enuf fer him... good enuf fer me.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Viroda

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Never really was a huge fan of pigtails or pigtailed braids - always seemed to make anyone wearing them almost too young looking - but on Carmen, in this instance, they seem to work well.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Finai

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Uh... if it's ballet... then it's "en pointe" (used to date a member of the ballet company) and the military... well it just doesn't matter where in the world we're talkin' about... they generally bastardize any language phrases they get their hands on... ;-)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Soltia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Katie has that kind of derriere and set of legs that was made for skinny jeans... or is it the other way around. She already has a couple of sets posted with her in (and out of) jeans and/or jean shorts and I'm positive she knows just how great her ass and legs look in and out of a pair of jeans. THAT's a "jean pool" I wouldn't mind taking a dip into. ;-p

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Soltia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

No... pathetic panties would fall more into the category of those strange things that look more like a couple of simple rubber bands stitched together that you'd need an IKEA assembly manual to get into. These'll do just fine as g-strings go. Something more like cute little boy-shorts or cheekies is probably more like what you're looking for.

And strange as is may seem, the twins I once dated (well... really dated only ONE of them... never quite sure which - and I'm sure they both had a little giggle about THAT) were equestriennes and Oh Gawd... when they were in riding attire... I understand that the pants are made that way so that they don't end up sliding around and chafing but geeez... give a guy a break now and then - and I think these two intentionally bought their riding pants a size or two too small now that I come to think of it....

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Soltia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

It's been a while since I can remember seeing Katie hereabouts. Nice to see something from her again.

And just who's "point" is she on... or is that just wishful thinking on your part? ;-)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Soltia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Here... let me clean up that little bit of slobber you've got running down your chin there big-boy! There... that looks better... at least a little bit more presentable in any case. Run along now and play and don't forget to come home for dinner!

Honey... I think our little Hoppy's going to get along fine with the new neighbor's little girl... I think he said her name was Katie. Seems like such a sweet little thing. Hope Hoppy doesn't start her off with any of his bad habits. What? No I don't know what they were going to do but I think Hoppy said that Katie was an animal lover and he was going to play with her pussy. He's such a sweet little son of yours... always thinking about others first.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 on Soltia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Nancy seems to have one of those faces where makeup isn't really necessary. She has that kind of fresh-faced, clean scrubbed look that comes across best with little or no makeup. She also has that type of skin color that kind of glows especially in natural light and that also presents a problem for photographers - just a tad too much light and her skin looks almost washed out - not enough and it tends to look "flat" and featureless. I also like that she's a natural blonde and that coloring always seems to come through in her sets.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 on Viroda

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What a nice juxtaposition of terms "innocent naughtiness". Gives one pause to think how similar/different "naughty innocence" might be as applied in this instance.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 on Finai

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Very nicely put!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 on Zallia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I guess it comes from being an old fart and having been in the business for so many years. I've always had what some said is an excellent eye for color and color balance - probably comes from my early years working for a paint company matching colors by eye (long before color reflection densitometers became what they are in the retail industry today).

And yeah... the Bronnies probably _did_ ultimately suffer from bad power supplies and you're right, it's nothing anyone with a modicum of intelligence can't correct/adjust with PornoShop these days.

Heck, I've even lately seen variations in color hues within the same set popping up here on MetArt recently - as if whomever or however the sets are stitched together for presentation is missing something on the technical end too. One frame is cooler than others shot in an identical location - sequential frames where a model doesn't do much more than move a hand or her head - those kinds of obvious color shifts drive me nuts - but I guess that's just being anal retentive on my part.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 on Zallia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I guess he says it reads like a Kama Sutra of photographic poses. Obviously, it's NOT a "...never ending sequence of boring and repetitive poses...", it DOES indeed have a definite end.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Ercanthi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Did you ever find that the Bronnies kinda punked out quite a bit the older that they got? I don't know whether it was so long ago that the Xenon flashtubes just weren't up to the technical standards that they ultimately got to or that I just had a batch of bad head/power supplies, but they always seemed to go quite soft on me after a while.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Zallia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Husky, earthy low-toned voices whispering in my ear are always a point in the right direction. (Not to be confused with the voices in my head - usually mitigated by aluminum foil hats.)

Sorry if it sounds shallow, but finding a woman with one of those high-pitched squeaky voices to me is almost like nails drawn across a chalkboard to some people.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Zallia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ya know, in a galaxy long ago and far away, I dated someone constructed somewhat like Evita and found it next to impossible to keep my gaze fixed on her eyes. She ultimately told me it was Ok - that she'd gotten used to it but really appreciated people who made the effort not to stare. It was then that I really noticed she had the most beautiful brown bedroom eyes with gold flecks in them. Ah... the discoveries of a younger age...

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Zallia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

It's kinda strange to say it, but I do too. I guess it's that old "I've grown accustomed to your face..." type thing - only with bright red-orange hair.

Funny thing is, when I first saw her with her natural reddish-brown hair I thought "Gee... this really looks nice on her." Then, when I saw what's been called "clown hair" I said "Not so sure - but it seems to work on her pretty nicely." THEN, when I saw her presented as a blonde, I said "This looks like it works well for her." I guess the only thing left is to see her with either very dark brown, auburn or black hair. And, unless I'm far off the mark, she'll look great in those too.

I guess the only person that I can think of who might not be able to pull off a major hair change like this who comes to mind is Macy B.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Janogo

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Perhaps the most perceptive statement I've ever seen posted about this wonderful woman.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Zallia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

No... bOObies! (someone had to say it since Rose didn't). ;-)

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Zallia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Eyes... you're lookin' at her EYES??? Well, I guess you COULD look her "eyes" if you're so inclined... ;-)

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Zallia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hoppy... this here's again one I agree with you on. There are three ways I see a photographer can go doing this kind of work.

1) Have the model pose on a bed/chair/sofa (or your choice of furniture) and go through a kind of "Kama Sutra" of positions. Often leads to quite repetitive sets.

2) Have the model pose in a restricted area (corner/stairway/small bathroom-kitchen - again, your choice of location), turn on some background music and say "Ok... move/do something." Again, repetitive sets.

3) Have the model pose in a set with some or a lot of "background stuff" (what I like to call "real" locations vs. sterile hotel/SRO locations) to add some sort of linkage between the model and the location. Sometimes produces repetitive sets but generally produces something with a bit more feeling in it.

You're right... this kind of work HAS seemed to be a more and more recurring theme here.

Trouble is, it seems that when a photographer takes the third option, members shout and holler that "I came here to see pussy and tits - not furniture/distracting props/shadows."

Guess it's a no-win situation.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Cluire

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Talk about being a trooper... just watch out for the spines on the edges of those agave leaves!

Monday, January 25th, 2016 on Yresoni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And I like soapin' 'em all up and scrubbin' ' em clean. After all, the feeling of a good solid loofa-induced back scrubbing in a shower is a highly underrated two-person scenario these days. ;-)

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 on Mursia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ah...THAT's what the women all like about you... you're easy. ;-)

Of course, so's Roberta (at least on the eyes). She always seems to have that easy-going kind of carefree attitude (something that might be in line with her posing) that comes across to the camera, no matter who shoots her.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 on Matiova

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah... that scenario might be nice... but of course, YOU'd have to wearing a burnoose to hid your "excitement" and THAT image is just wrong...just plain wrong... ;-)

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 on Jaden

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Oooo... Ooooo... take me... take me! Kin I come? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Monday, January 18th, 2016 on Otajica

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Did he (the both of them, actually) intentionally fail in health/biology classes in skool?

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 on Alseva

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Rock 'n roll, chewing gum, electricity, motor vehicles, Coca-Cola, flying machines - all fads that were earmarked for early graves. Hmmmm....

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 on Alseva

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Arkie2 2 years ago

B◌◌BIES!

Gee, this is like inhaling helium!

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 on Alseva

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Brione... another of the one-hit wonders whose star flashed briefly. Wish she had done MUCH more work or, that many sets are in the archives waiting to see the light of the CRT.

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 on Escate

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just the opposite here. I already _know_ (more or less) what I'm going to find below the waist. For me, it's the "journey" to getting there that I like and that adds a large "likeability" factor to a set. I think that this is what draws me like a moth to a flame to these kinds of sets. Not being derisive towards photographers, but anyone skilled in the craft with a willing enough model can produce a fine set shot in a studio but it takes an artisan to do it on location with all the problems that ensue.

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 on Ruith

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Uh... Mr. Arkisi... I uh... need uh... some... uh... eye candy for my next party... can I pleas rent Li Moon from you fer a couple of hours... it would mean _so_ much to me...

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 on Ruith

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hey! That was neat! Can you make your coffee spout out yer' nose again? ;-)

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 on Ruith

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Same thing as saying "rain is wet". A masterful understatement of the obvious fact.

This young woman's headed directly for the #1 ranking spot. If not, then either the ratings system is seriously broken or (and I hate to say this - I hope it won't get me into trouble) most members just can't see clearly.

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 on Ruith

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Rose... I just noticed that something's wrong with the stupid MetArt system again.

When I look at the first page of the thumbnails for the set, up near the top, just under the set details
WHERE THE HELL'S THE "20" RATING NUMBER !!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 on Ruith

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Arkie2 2 years ago

As I replied to _fer_realz_, I like the fact that something other than a sterile hotel room has been used as the setting for this shoot. Makes it feel completely "comfortable" even though it's populated with everyday objects.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 on Holary

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Going back through this set again, other than Zelda herself, what strikes me the most about this set is 1) the overall lighting (no blown-out highlights and no muddy shadows) and 2) the room setting itself - so nice to see a less-than-sterile hotel room being used as a set.

And, once again you're right _furry_ - going away from her trademark bangs with a different hairstyle (and possibly unaltered color?) gives Zelda a whole new, fresh, seemingly more mature and sophisticated look that works very well for her.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 on Holary

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What's wrong with it? (Just so maybe Arkisi, if he scans through the comments, knows what or what not to do next time.)

Don't get me wrong, everyone's certainly entitled to their own opinions, but I think open-ended comments like this serve little or no creative expressive purpose other than to say "Hi! I didn't like it."

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 on Lachova

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I was just wondering... could you _really_ ever have a "glamour shoot"/explicit set?

I know what you and Rose (Hi ya babe! Sprechen sie Italiano yet?) are referring to, but it seems like such a dichotomy - like the oxymoron "military intelligence". that it seems as if it could never occur.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 on Holary

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Could always put it on next Xmas' wish list.

That, and an unclaimed winning $1.2 Bn lottery ticket. ;-)

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 on Holary

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Un-scientifically speaking then, are putting a pair of these on your Santa's wish list for next year? Maybe you could wear them on your head-bone like some sort of demented nightcap. ;-)

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 on Qetena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

See my reply to him. One woman spread among 7 photographers and s/he doesn't like any of the output smacks of a general overall dislike of the model than the photographers' works.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 on Qetena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Then what would YOU have done differently to produce better results?

To merely say that 7 different photographers couldn't produce at least 1 acceptable set with the model speaks more to you not liking the _model_ than any of the photographers' own works, contrary to your statement about the "...model didn't inspire anyone of them...".

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 on Qetena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just curious by what you mean "...feet are like that of Cinderella.".

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 on Conelia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That might require the photographer's use of a wide-angle camera to take it all in. ;-)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 on Reniya

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ok... so no one's said it before but... B O O B I E S! (Or what a female friend of mine says might be referred to as "FLOATIES".)

But in spite of Viola's obvious attributes, she's really a very, very cute young woman that, I'm willing to bet, has a lot more going on for her than just her breasts. She always seems to have a kind of sly smile going on.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 on Reniya

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"I won't peek..." - yeah... right...I'd be willing to bet if I rubbed black shoe polish on the eyepieces of a pair of binoculars and left them at your place, you'd end up looking like some sort of demented raccoon in absolutely no time. ;-)

Monday, January 11th, 2016 on Stolety

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Actually... it sounds like our Rose has given this quite a bit of forethought. Sounds like her recent excursion to the Italian hinterlands has left her in a bit of a "torrid climate". ;-)

(And she says that it's the "after-the-holidays" that makes her "frisky"... Hah!)

Sunday, January 10th, 2016 on Dafyla

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Arkie2 2 years ago

To paraphrase a comedian who once said "I had a dog once that I named Stay. I used to call him 'Come... Stay' - drove him nuts." - I can only imagine the same thing with _furry_ first to one - then to the other.

Sunday, January 10th, 2016 on Dafyla

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Cira's another one of those models whose body's natural features (dark areolae) just BEG to be shot under a white, partially unbuttoned, dress shirt of the more silky-sheer variety. With her shoulders turned almost, but not quite, 90˚ to the camera and her head turned directly into the camera, with those dark, smokey eyes, she could probably turn many people into rambling idiots.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 on Fersiya

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Wet also, perhaps???? ;-)

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 on Fersiya

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Perhaps there ought to be a small tattoo on her lovely derriere that reads "Objects may appear cuter in person." eh?

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 on Fersiya

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Arkie2 2 years ago

In this case, I'm pretty sure you're wrong. If you look @ #13-17, I'm pretty sure we're seeing a kind of snap-crotch top and matching pair of pants kind of set - I've seen much the same thing while shopping in V-S with my girlfriend's 30-something kid sister. If you look @ #24, you don't see anything rolled down (the waistband of the bottoms is still showing around her waist) and the top isn't obviously rolled down the _inside_ of the bottoms either.

In any event, I really like this kind of "in-clothing" photography as an adjunct to the rest of the set. Wish more photographers (and models) would include it in their sets.

Friday, January 8th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She DOES have that kind of "upright" shoulders-thrown-back look about her that seems to help her exude that air of confidence.

What I find most interesting is her pubic hair/stubble. I've seen most of her sets and in every one that I've seen, she has this kind of "freshly shaved yesterday" stubble look about her pubic area - no obvious red irritation like it's been done the same day as the shoot - maybe one or two days beforehand.

Which leads me to believe that she actually might leave her "south forty" grow out - at least a bit - between sets. THAT to me might be interesting to see under a nice lacy white pair of panties.

Friday, January 8th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Trouble is... this was on a vacation the two of us were taking together (in our younger days) at a set of camping lodges that her extended family owned and frequented on the weekends. Amazingly, her relatives were always open-minded and it really didn't cause a big stir (except among her male cousins) much more than a niggling twitter from her aunts and sisters who did the "Ah... um... Ruthie dearest... you really ought to check your "south forty" - whereupon she promptly turned a bright red and, quite surprisingly, her nipples practically jumped out of her suit in front of everyone. Really was the hit of the weekend. Outstanding woman... shoulda married that one.

Friday, January 8th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I can give you two my address and a time-slot as to when I'm free (or at least reasonably-priced). "Frisky" is always welcomed here!

Friday, January 8th, 2016 on Raica

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why? What's wrong now? What would make it "sensational"?

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 on Culae

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That's something that I miss about the new "style" hereabouts. I actually seem to recall one of Met's models a while back showing a bit of her "south forty" peeking above her bottoms. Kinda looked like it was done on purpose instead of a happy accident.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Once knew a young woman with dark hair like Veselin who decided that a white one-piece swimsuit would set off her wonderfully tanned body. Worked out great, until she got it wet and her dark areolae looked like a pair of big chocolate kisses showing through - not to mention her naturally dark pubic hair - turned out to be more like _public_ hair until she realized why everyone was staring at her as she got out of the pool! ;-)

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That's what I like about you _furry_ ... you quack me up!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Speaking of "looks" there's a kind of "disconnect" I can see in the set that I can't reconcile. In frames 1-23 Veselin's top appears. Then in frame #24 it disappears. Where'd it go? Harry Houdini hanging around? And speaking of "hanging around" in frame 41 the top appears again but kind of slinked further down around her legs. How's that happen? ;-)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I like the idea of a deep woods photo set - maybe in a deep pine forest - with the light streaming down between branches up above - like diagonal spears reaching down from above to gently illuminate Veselin's light patches of skin...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That WOULD be quite a nice sight indeed.

There are a few other things I'd also like to see her in:
1) street clothes - I'm sure, like Lorena Garcia - she does justice to a pair of jeans or dress pants
or a slinky black dress with a pair of nice spiked heels
2) a more-or-less sheer white dress shirt - the better to show off her tan underneath and,
moreover, her slightly darkened areolae set off against the un-tanned portion of her skin.
3) a lovely white (or possibly black) lace-front panty with a g-string back
4) not to be invoking "he-who-shall-not-be-named" but with Veselin's dark hair, um... well...
uh... I might as well just come out and say it... some pubic hair - nicely trimmed would do.
5) and while I'm asking... $1,000,000 in unmarked bills would be nice

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I agree with you about the platform heels... from what I have seen, they generally trend more towards the "Frankenshoes" styles than do the more flat-bottomed heel styles. The dancers I used to know (back in the day) all referred to them colloquially as "horse shoes" from the way everyone sounded walking around in them.

If you want to take a look at a great set of flat-bottomed heels, take a look at Lorena B's set "TARKASIS".

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 on Fijesa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'm pretty sure it has something to do with MetArt's policy about "touching/fingering/insertions" in set content, but Rose could most likely answer this question more accurately.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 on Fijesa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Veselin's always had that kind of flirty "girl-next-door" look about her - her eyes add a lot to that look. Sometimes, she has a kind of "cute-sly" look about her that seems to speak volumes.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She's had an outstanding tan and tan lines for the posting of her very first set. With small breasts like these, it's kinda nice to see that she wears a "strapless" two-piece when she either goes swimming or tanning.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Funny... you never struck me as being bird-brained before... ;-)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 on Semito

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Arkie2 2 years ago

To which I might add "The hurrier you go, the behinder you get".

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 on Insera

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I like how Natasha's able to catch just the tips of Ira's nipples with light in one or two frames while the rest of her breast(s) were in shadow or darkly lit. Natasha also did a great job of using the wall as a natural "bounce reflector" to bounce light back into Ira's dark side.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

It's Ms. Schon's photographic style. She also won't do completely explicit sets. Lighting's all her "thing". There are a number of members who actually like and appreciate her work - it's a refreshing change of pace around here.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And you were looking at your monitor through the bottom of a shot glass maybe???

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Um... er... I couldn't find a tongue-in-cheek emoji to end that comment with. Thot it would've come across tho...

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hey... it's Ms Schon's studio... if she doesn't want to turn on the lights, that's her right. It's a lot like the "shave!/don't shave!" thing... entirely the model's option. You've been around for a while so, in the future, if you see Ms. Schon's name attached to a set, you should already know what you're going to get going in.

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

we all know hopscotch is mathematically challenged... he still thinks ∏r² when we all know ∏r NOT squared Π r ROUND! ;-)

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"More please!" - agreed..

I would take these kinds of sets whenever any photographer would care to submit them - even to the bumping of the "in-your-face" kinds of sets that have become all-too-common hereabouts. Eroticism is not only about the visual presentation but also about the mental perceptions and stimulations that images may (or may not) bring to the viewer.

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Ethereal" sometimes comes to mind when I see Ms. Schon's work for some unknown reason - although ethereal refers to a general overall "lightness" and that is definitely NOT what Ms. Schon's work is all about.

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Could you use a bit more of the English language and maybe say _why_ the set was "Terrible"? That way, if Ms. Schon's reading the comments, she knows what to change in future sets to please you.

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Since you're given to one-word postings... Why?

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Luxira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What makes them "the WORST" pictures? I happen to agree with Rose.

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Lorena B

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Don't like - don't look! After all... no on taped your eyelids open and is/are forcing you to look at the images.

Moreover... what makes the set so "boring"?

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Yaline

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Arkie2 2 years ago

One of my all-time favorite sets of her is/was TARKASIS - with the lacey blue slip-thingy she was wearing - all dolled-up (pardon the expression) looking like she was getting ready to go out on the town.

Friday, January 1st, 2016 on Okaza

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Nikia slowly slides off her bar seat and begins to walk towards the elevator as you slowly follow noticing the gentle
tp-amd-fro sway of her hips under that wonderful polka-dot dress. The elevator doors open and you both step in. The doors close and, as the elevator begins to rise, you notice Nikia's hand ever so gently begins to search out yours ("Oh God... please don't let my palms be sweaty..."). The elevator stops and you both get out, Nikia again leading you down the hallway towards the only door at the end of the hall, coyly looking over her shoulder as she says, "This room is a long-term lease for a friend of mine who lets me use it when I'm town now and then." She stops at the door, swipes the keycard and, while turning back to you, gives you a sly little wink as she opens the door and leads you into the darkened room, closing the door gently behind you. As you take a few steps forward, Nikia reaches out and turns up the dimmed overhead lights, causing shallow pools of light to gently wash down into the room. It is then you notice the chains and padded leather cuffs hanging from the ceiling and you say to yourself "Damn... I'm in trouble now."

Thursday, December 31st, 2015 on Raseena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah... but does Rylsky + whysky work as well as Rylsky + vodka? ;-)

Thursday, December 31st, 2015 on Raseena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Unless I miss my guess, most of "us" aren't 20-somethings, and these kinds of sets are something most of us can more readily relate tothan your run-of-the-mill MetArt sets. It IS, far and away, a better set of photographs (at least from my point of view) than the normal Met-Art faire. Plus it helps that the collaboration between Rylsky's team and Nikia seem to have reached a new level here. I for one, will take all the sets of this type that photographers care to present.

Thursday, December 31st, 2015 on Raseena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

THOSE shots are absolutely killer.

My only complaints are that she goes from blouse & bra to bare skin in one frame and I _really_ would have loved to have seen her wearing a g-string under that polka-dot skirt.

Other than those two things... IT'S NIKIA!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 on Raseena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why ever would you call Nikia a "plastic doll"? Her facial expressions change from frame-to-frame. She appears in a variety of poses and almost always appears to like what she's doing and moreover, she actually plays to the camera and thus indirectly, us.

Not that it matters but, unlike a "plastic doll", she's not perfectly bi-laterally symmetrical - one breast is slightly larger than the other and sometimes turns slightly more outward than the other - both traits I find absolutely wonderful.

What your comment is actually aimed at is beyond me.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 on Raseena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Like a broken pencil, he generally has none on this subject.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 on Siella

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Thank the heavenly deities for THAT. We all remember "He-whose-name-shall-not-be-mentioned" (like Beetlejuice) who would hang around for days-on-end haranguing whomever decided to express their own opinion.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 on Siella

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And this is why some members, myself included, would love to see many more of these types of sets. Clothes CAN (and most often DO) make a set more enthralling, no matter the model. I for one, appreciate the journey to what I already know is coming - much more so than the "BAM - in your face" types of sets. Don't get me wrong, I can (and do) appreciate those types of sets but, like peanut butter-fried bananas-and bacon sandwiches, there comes a time when you recognize your limits.

There is a most scintillating set (to me at least) of Lorena B (Lorena Garcia) entitled "TARKASIS" in which she appears in a dark-blue lace slip-type thing with her hair pulled up, elegant earrings, heels and beautiful makeup that just does me in every time. You really don't get to see "anything" until after frame #45 and when you do, you realize that it was worth the wait.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 on Raseena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That is possibly the most serious understatement ever made about this woman.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 on Raseena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Something "wonderful" and perhaps, something very "much more liquid"... just perhaps...

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 on Inorea

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'd either be frozen in place, struck dumbfounded, or I'd immediately vault over anything between us and be on her in a flash like... well...

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 on Inorea

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Face shots are _always_ welcomed in this rather specific genre of photography. They're tougher to do than you might think - it's more than just sticking a camera in a model's face or using a long lens to zoom in on it. Well executed show-stopping face/head shots show that a photographer knows his/her craft and how to handle not only the equipment, but the model also.

And it doesn't hurt that the model, in this case Malena, genuinely appears to like "working to the camera" in not only this, but other sets too.

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 on Chenea

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Geee... I'm not sure what you really meant by that remark - could you be just a little more explicit? ;-)

Monday, December 28th, 2015 on Esmelia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Er... "Kathy"... (FFTK strikes again)

Monday, December 28th, 2015 on Kacuna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah... but with your luck, you'd end up hobbled with a Katy Bates look-a-like! ;-)

Monday, December 28th, 2015 on Kacuna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I've noticed with Katie's sets, that there seems to be a preponderance of full-length, vertical shots of Katie up on the balls of her feet, shot from behind, with her looking back over her shoulder at the camera. This woman has an almost perfectly proportioned pair of legs springing from an exquisite derriere... and SHE KNOWS IT. Plus, she actually appears to enjoy showing to the camera... and, for the most part, no matter who shoots her, THEY know it too.

This derriere and legs are what Skinny Jeans were made for!

I can only imagine what it would be like to have Katie wrap those things around me, lock her ankles together and squeeze! Ahhhhh,,, 8-D

Monday, December 28th, 2015 on Kacuna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

There WERE other "things" in evidence in the set you know. Any that caught your attention?

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 on Turita

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hope you're having a great time. I once ended up in St. Mark's square in Venice during Christmas. Had a wonderful time. Stayed at a hotel just down the Gran Canal from the Rialto.

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 on Turita

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah... but then you'd want to carry bras & other assorted lingerie & many pairs of heels and I can just imagine how the interview goes the first time airport security decides to check your baggage. Heee-heee. For THAT I'd pay a goodly sum of money. ;-)

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 on Kacuna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She has a couple of sets with her hair done up in curls - NYERE comes to mind - really like what Alex Sironi did with her in that one.

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 on Kacuna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Another episode of FFTK syndrome? ;-)

B-B-B-But s-s-s-she i-s-s s-s-still B-B-B-eautiffful.

(Oh now I've got it - must B an internet virus.)

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 on Kacuna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

@ Rose

_furry_ being your "stowaway"? Probably end up looking more like Charlie McCarthy instead. ;-) Hope it was a great Holiday for you... _fer_ U too _fer_

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 on Kacuna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just looked at older sets: looks like same lips, same mouth to me. Doesn't look like any "work" has been done for this set vs. others. Of course, there's almost no telling WHEN this set was shot in relation to her other published sets.

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 on Sirenia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I agree with everything you say, except for the first part. I think it's a marvelous use of available light in a generally darkened room. I mentioned it in replying above to _furry_ , the look on her face and especially the catchlights in her eyes make be go all goopey-brained. Like a cat on catnip, I just can't help myself. Malena is another one of those women possessed of a face that is guaranteed to stop people in their tracks - especially if encountered in a darkened bar.

Saturday, December 26th, 2015 on Melare

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The early-on shots, with the light raking across her breasts creating shadows, causing her nipples to practically jump off the screen, do it for me. That is, until I get to frame #112 - then I quite simply expire of amorous desire. Fin de siècle.

The use of available window light is spot on. A complicated setup simply lit with what's available.

Saturday, December 26th, 2015 on Melare

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The early-on shots, with the light raking across her breasts creating shadows, causing her nipples to practically jump off the screen, do it for me. That is, until I get to frame #112 - then I quite simply expire of amorous desire. Fin de siècle.

The use of available window light is spot on. A complicated setup simply lit with what's available.

Saturday, December 26th, 2015 on Melare

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Arkie2 2 years ago

With that curly hair, she always reminds me of Norma A/Norma Joel.

Friday, December 25th, 2015 on Vicali

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I didn't know checkers had another moniker of "candy cane". I thought once you chose one, Met didn't let you change it. ;-)

Friday, December 25th, 2015 on Vicali

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Doesn't Santa usually have his elves perched on his legs when he's seated? Can I offer myself as a stand-in (or would that be a sit-in? - somehow that doesn't sound right tho).

Friday, December 25th, 2015 on Felita

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Here... I'll do it for U.

Friday, December 25th, 2015 on Felita

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Third on the uptick about the panties here.

But, as far as Karl being in an "unseemly hurry" about their removal, that perhaps, might be unsubstantiated. Ever think that it might have been Aislin's own choice about their removal? Perhaps she prefers going "commando" a bit more than most women. Now THAT's a well-garnered bit of mental imagery to carry around - Aislin strolling around in street-clothes while harboring her own private secret.

Friday, December 25th, 2015 on Anevue

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"[A] vibrating butt..." hmmm... I must be losing brain cells. I am at a loss as to how one determines Aislin has a "vibrating butt" from these, let alone _any_ photographs.

Friday, December 25th, 2015 on Anevue

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I don't know about you, but _always_ I find gaetano maria's posts HIGHLY inciteful and of the finest introspection available to a mammalian brain. ;-)

Friday, December 25th, 2015 on Altrina

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Arkie2 2 years ago

With that laser-like vision of yours I bet you could zip them things right off from where you are now.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 on Serice

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Suzanna"? Is THAT what Bill's calling "it" these days? ;-)

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 on Serice

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She wears pasties and a thong????? OMG!!!!! I am so gonna vote at least a couple of times for her. That makes ALL the difference in the world.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 on Serice

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hillary could come out with fireworks, a KISS backup and with her hair on fire and she'd NEVER make a pantsuit and a pair of heels look this good even on her BEST day - even 25-30 years ago.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 on Serice

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Eyes, black hair, freckles, pale skin - to those I'll add that charming little overbite she so-well disguises and that oh-so-great pouty lower lip! I can imagine sitting across a table from Zsanett and having her stick out that lower lip in a pout and there's nothing i can imagine not doing for her.

The thing I absolutely _cannot_ picture is Zsanett with medium-to-large-sized breasts. What the Creator has conferred upon her is "just right" - no matter what Zsanett, or anyone else for that matter, may feel about the size of them. As a matter of fact, I surmise that if Zsanett's breasts were any larger, they would actually detract from that wonderful face.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Puhaki

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And, from an historical perspective from you, that's not the only thing that "springs to mind". ;-)

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Puhaki

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Arkie2 2 years ago

ASS-tronomically ASS-tounding that you would ASS-ume any other ASS-ets not in evidence.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Puhaki

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ahhhh ... the FFTK monster strikes again!

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Puhaki

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why? What's wrong with it now?

And don't say "Just doesn't appeal to me".

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Puhaki

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! :-{0

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Endemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Oh and "Cute and sweet... extremely sexy." are five of the most understated words I think you could have used to describe this little gem.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Sometimes I feel like one of those cartoon characters that you see with puffs coming out of their ears, their eyeballs rolling like a slot machine & the tops of their heads lifting off.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Oh and the "biting the corner of the lower lip" (has to be the _lower_ lip - the upper never seems to achieve the same effect) also does a Three Mile Island meltdown on me.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

When I was active in photography in the 80s-90s (no _fer_ - 19 not 18) I did my fair share of nudes/dancers/straight models and I always tried to elicit this kind of look at least once per set. It surprised the hell out of me how many women actually had no idea what I was talking about - and those that DID - ye Gods! - they almost always "knocked it out of the ballpark" I remember a young woman who wanted me to do a set of boudoir photos for her husband as a gift and I actually got a call from the guy asking me what I did to get this kind of response from her.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ah yessss ... the Great Unwashed North ... I've a friend who's a world-renowned mountain climber & who lives in Canmore so, as things go, Canukkians aren't all that bad. ;-)

Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

There are exactly 6 things in these photographs that work wonderfully together:

1) That quite unusual golden yellow metallic-y looking sectional couch.
2) The stockings.
3) The white satin garter belt (suspenders to some).
4) Callista's body.
5) Her face.
6) The photography (including the lighting).

Take away the couch and you could still pull the set off. But take any of the others away and I don't think the set would have achieved the same effect.

Mr. Arkisi ... wonderful find and great work from you & your retinue.

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And the look on her face in frame # 108 looks like she's going to say "I know what you want me to do with this ... and you just might have to beg for it."

Similacrum illium ipsa loquitur.

Artists express themselves through the medium they choose to work in, be it painting or photography ... this woman does it with her face and body - two marvelously expressive canvasses.

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The look on her face in frames #s 22 & 122 is ... well ... priceless. There's something about the way this woman looks when she puts her fingers to her mouth, staring with those dark, soulful eyes ... if she asked me to set myself on fire I believe I just might actually do it.

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

To coin a phrase ... bet you could bounce a quarter (or coin of your choice) off that derrier of hers.

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"... sectional"? I take it you meant "sexual" perhaps?

Since she first appeared, she's been another one of my favorites. Short dark hair. pink-nosed puppies, smokey eyes, what's NOT to like?

Surprised no one's mentioned her "ugly tattoo (see her BAGOR set over on Eternal Desire).

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ B O O B I E S ⇐ ⇐ ⇐ ⇐ ⇐ ‼

(Well ... SOMEONE had to say it.) ;-)

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 on Vesmira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Lorena is the ONE woman who, on the one hand, I have _always_ admired for her attention to her "personal grooming". In many of her sets, she had that remarkable grooming done so that I often wondered how could she do that so precisely to herself? Or on further contemplation, perhaps it was done TO her by a "helper". Would that I could have been that person!

On the other hand, it IS Lorena and, her topiary accoutrements notwithstanding, she looks gorgeous either way. Chances are she'd look good even after having stood front-row center at one of Gallagher's shows.

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 on Endemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Awrk ... awrk ... Polly Parrot ... Polly Parrot!

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 on Endemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Know what would be a real "treat:? To be working at a day-spa and in walks Lorena saying that she wants a full-body mud bath. Now THAT might just be the pièce de réstance of Xmas gifts! Oh Santa ....

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 on Endemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

As previously replied above to "ergo" ... do the thing with the "wailing and gnashing".

Go secure yourself a copy of PornoShop and edit to your heart's content. (Perhaps in so doing you'd begin to realize just how hard it is to do that sort of thing digitally.)

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 on Endemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Cue the wailing and gnashing of teeth! Despair and ruin abound! What is to become of this world? ;-)

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 on Endemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Let me put this to you ... if you were working for Erro and were told "I need you to go over there and smear some mud on Lorena" would you do it? I fear you'd do it in a heartbeat ... like you were shot out of a cannon ... as if you were "The Flash". I seriously doubt that you'd need to be told twice.

As a matter of fact, I'd be willing to wager that you'd gladly pay to have that oh-so odious task put upon you. "Oooooh ... oooooh ... pick me ... pick me!" You'd be jumping up and down and waving your hand in the air so hard I fear it might suddenly become detached from your arm and fly like some sort of demented piece of shrapnel. ;-)

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 on Endemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Saying that Lorena's legs are "the clincher" is a kind of "bon mot" isn't it? Would it were that I could be so lucky to be the recipient of such a "clincher"! But alas ... as everyone else hereabouts, I can only gaze lovingly from afar. Ah ... the marvelous wonderment that is thing called "the internet"!

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 on Endemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You want to send him into a kind of epileptic fit or something? Turn him into some kind of MetArt-istic whirling dervish?

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 on Mieri

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Seems like a lot of professionals don't want to disclose their "secret locations" hereabouts. Not really sure why. In most locales, the site is either too ambiguous to identify or else in an area obviously amenable to shooting nudes in public.

At any rate, it's kinda nice to be able to "put a place" together with the photo shoot.

Friday, December 18th, 2015 on Mieri

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Saw what you did there with the "HARD to resist." comment. Nice turn of phrase.

Friday, December 18th, 2015 on Serhan

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Arkie2 2 years ago

No ... not him/her ... used to post under Arkie.

Always been a devoted fan of Luiza A though and always seemed to gravitate towards Catherine's work. Catherine also did a set of a model under the name of Kristi B who was absolutely adorable with her hair pulled up behind her head and, like so many of Catherine's models, dark, smokey eyes.

Friday, December 18th, 2015 on Sebara

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Arkie2 2 years ago

With nipples and areolae like that, I'd like to see her in something sheer & light-colored or a nice one-size too small sweater.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 on Decania

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The art of the slow reveal eh? Sybil would play the part of the coquette so very naturally it's a shame any photographer wouldn't take advantage of THAT.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 on Serhan

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Psssst ... buddy ... the line for redheads forms behind ME.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 on Sebara

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Plus, I'd certainly like to know where the Greek Kanji strip down her spine went ... or was this series shot before she got that tattoo?

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 on Sebara

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ah yesssss ... those marvelous curls! Rylsky manages to show those off very well (#s 32 & 33). And speaking of "showing off", I particularly like the way he's used a combination of camera angles plus raking light to highlight Roberta's erect nipples (#s 1-3) and the way the lighting gently grazes across her breast to pick out the fine body hairs on those ever-so-cute breasts (#101).

But in certain frames, like all redheads, it's her underlying attitude that he catches so well - look at the look in her eyes in #s 67 & 98. There's something VERY definitely going on there. I'm sorry if it's not P/C, but looks like that make me want to do some very decidedly um ... er ... ahem ...

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 on Sebara

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I previously mentioned this odd sort of dichotomy where a woman "drops her draws" before giving us a look at her breasts ... could it possibly be that the images themselves have been "shuffled around" to present us members with the "lady bits" before the breasts? That WOULD be the easiest explanation.

As I mentioned in another set, I'm sure quite a few males have been involved with more than one female and, at least it's been my experience that, generally speaking here, females tend to exhibit a bit of modesty (MetArt & other sites of it's like aside) and still defer to exposing their breasts before exposing anyone to their "lady bits". I might be off-base here but I don't thinks so.

HEY ROSE! Care to give us the "view from the other side"?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Dattora

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Don't forget, in any set, there are at least two people at work, in this case, Altea and Erro. Perhaps, for whatever reason, Altea didn't WANT any "up close and personal" shots in this set.

Also, in looking at the photos, it looks as if the camera-to-subject distance isn't/wasn't all that large and a slightly wide-angle lens was used which would naturally make the subject appear "in the distance".

LOTS of stuff always going on in a photo set that the viewers are rarely aware of.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Seelry

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"... in a while." might be exactly right (see my reply to ergo a bit further down). I think this set might be a couple of years old.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Seelry

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'm just spitballing here, but 9 years in this "business" is an eternity and I'm guessing this set is one that's been in the archives for a while and is being posted now. Could be I'm wrong, but I don't think so.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Seelry

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Seems like you got the "innit" "hiccups" today. ;-)

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Seelry

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Impeccable posterior photography ... hmmmmm ... a literary alliteration not entirely without intimate illumination ...

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Dattora

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Not to mention offsetting her naturally pale skin coloration.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Dattora

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Or black hair ... that's something she's never tried. I've seen her in a reddish-brunette mop but never in a dark brunette or black .

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Dattora

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You for her or her for U? ;-) Somehow I just can't picture you in a pair of "padded" Speedos! ;-)

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 on Dattora

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ooooo ... Ooooo ... twist my arm. :-p

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Marate

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That kind of scene would be reminiscent of the cover shot of Denise Richards from the movie "Wild Things".

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Marate

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Oh Gawd ... now I have to schlep all the way over there to see THAT (and subscribe to yet another site just to see these two together). Mebbe I'll just "dip my toe in the water" for this one.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Marate

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Arkie2 2 years ago

How comes it that THAT particular detail (the missing panties/g-string/thong) frequently seems to elude models and/or photographers? The classic shot of a model, 3/4s turned away from the camera delicately lifting lingerie to reveal yet another layer hiding just underneath to further extend the titillation just a little longer seems to have eluded photographers as of late.

Other than that wish, I agree _fer_realz_ it's another nicely executed set of Carlina from Catherine.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Peredia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Catherine's model that stopped me in my tracks was Luiza A. A dark-haired beauty with smokey eyes and a warm smile that was a real show-stopper ... not to mention her almost perpetually erect nipples.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Peredia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The only thing missing - well, two, really - are a head-and-shoulders shot of Apolonia rising out of the pool and a requisite side profile shot of a "wet hair whip". Two iconic, and some might say passé, shots that are so often not included in pool-side sets.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Marate

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Is it just me or are my eyebulbs going bad? When I look at Apolonia, I see a definite resemblance to Lorena Garcia (Lorena B). If I look at image #113 from Apolonia's set "Presenting", I would swear that these two are sisters, or at least closely related.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Marate

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You people know that you CAN get inoculations for that sort of thing, don't you?

But then again, this is the kind of thing that you probably say "Nah ..." and throw caution to the wind...

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Marate

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Similacrum illiu ipsa loquitur.

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 on Presenting Angel Spice

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Can I get one of these wrapped up under my Xmas tree, pretty please? I promise I'll be a good boy next year.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 on Issare

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ok, since I've posted earlier that Jeff rarely rates low marks for the sets she appears in and you obviously feel differently, with particular respect to the execution of the photography, can you clarify how "... the color correction and lighting, is shameful"? Do you see obvious color casts in the shadowed white areas of the bedspread? Is there an obvious color tint to Jeff's overall skin color (especially noticeable in the pale, untanned areas)? Do the white painted walls exhibit some unnatural or unrealistic color? Do you feel the highlights are blown out? Are the shadows dark and muddy?

Just curious as to what your statement was based upon. Being specific could actually be helpful to Mr. Rylsky in the execution of his forthcoming sets.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Sommar is one of the sets I've missed somehow along the way. I'll have to check it out.

With Jeff's beautiful derriere and those oh-so-delightful breasts, I'm sure she'd fill out a one-piece suit quite delectably - with room to spare.

And while I'm rambling on about a "wish list" for Jeff, a black bustier, panties, garter belt and sheer black stockings (with heels of course) is high on that list. Somehow though, with Jeff's rather young and ebullient charms, I'm not so sure that black would be "her color" - sometimes that color works better with women who look a bit older - but what the heck - it's the Holiday Season and sometimes "Santa" brings you just what you wish for. ;-)

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Well, I could live with that. I'd really like to see what she looks like in "everyday" life, complete with "everyday" clothes. I'm rather sure that, even fully clothed, in the right circumstances, Jeff would still garner high marks.

I've never really expressed it before, but Jeff is one young woman whose beautiful little derriere I would love to take a gentle bite of.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The other thing that continually runs through my mind is "This is how Jeff looks like all dolled-up at her best. What does she look like first thing in the morning with "bed hair" and no makeup?" THAT's what I'd like to see conveyed in a set.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Speaking of tan lines, do you know if she's ever appeared in a bathing suit - either a conventional two-piece or perhaps a lovely one-piece? Lots of women look good in two-piece suits but somehow, looking good in a one-piece takes a special "something" to pull it off.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

It's beyond me why anyone would rate her "low" on the ratings scale. Breasts too small? Derriere too big/small? Not enough smiling? Set was uninteresting? Blonde & not dark-haired? No bush (well ... that's one where more than a couple would down-rate her). Too "bubbly" or "artificial"?

I think that anyone who wouldn't like Jeff just has no real appreciation for a beautiful young model who likes to show herself to us (personal opinion here).

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

There are a couple of times when we all wish we could say "I wish I'd been there for that." Here are a couple of mine ...

1) A dark bar with Rylsky and a friend sitting and talking and the friend says "I have a friend who knows a girl ..."

2) The first time Jeff walked into Rylsky's studio.

3) Rylsky walking down a street and he sees Jeff for the first time.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That like saying "mines are dark" or "water is wet" - but many members completely agree with your observation.

As a matter of fact, I don't ever recall seeing anyone saying "Aw geee ... ANOTHER set of this dumb blonde! She looks so dopey - her boobs are obviously fake and her ass is enormous. I wish she'd find another photographer." I can't honestly recall anyone ever saying anything bad about one of Jeff's sets.

What I keep thinking is ... "How lucky is the guy/gal who is attached to this little wonder?"

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She will - and we all know it - an then there will come the wailing and gnashing of teeth and a flurry of people downloading her archived sets that they'd missed.

But on the bright side, maybe by then we'll all have 3-D holographic internet displays in our homes with full sensory access.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I like her hair in tan lines in ANY gallery, but I take your meaning.

Just as an informal survey ... does anyone NOT like Jeff Milton or can they find fault with any part of her anatomy ... in ANY set ... ever? I don't think I can recall ever seeing any negative comments about Jeff.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Seems apt tp me and has the added benefit of being politically correct as well as spot-on.

Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Nirasu

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just a suggestion - well, two really, Catherine.

First, I know the set was tight and confined but, as Dark_Storm mentioned, it IS a bit overlit. I know that's because of the close quarters you were shooting in, but, and this is just a suggestion here, I'm guessing that you were shooting with a lighting "softbox" that't collapsible and made of black fabric with a white fabric diffusing front.

Think about carrying several different sizes of a black nylon fabric similar to what the lighting box is made from and a bunch of safety pins. That way, when you are shooting in a confined space again, you can pin pieces of black fabric across the white front of the lighting box to help reduce the light output. Since you would be using safety pins, you won't damage the lighting box fabric and you can easily adjust the black fabric to get just the right effect. The black fabric folds easily and is light enough that it weighs practically nothing to carry with the rest of your equipment.

Second, and here this is just my personal observation, while Xena has a wonderful face, her smile kind of reminds me of a mannequin. It's sweet but it's static - it doesn't change throughout the set. Try to get her to smile and show some teeth next time. Doesn't have to be a big toothy grin, just something to help break up her expression a bit. Just a suggestion ...

Oh, and one last thing ... a lovely pair of panties or a g-string under those shorts might have added a little "something extra" to the great strip.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 on Inira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

A curious turn of phrase there Catherine "I try for you" (I'm not speaking about your Russo/English translating skills here).

In my younger days when I was doing contract photography, I always tried to please myself first, the model second and any paying clients third (in this case us members of MetArt). I always tried to "be myself" when practicing my craft.

I like the way you work in photography - it never seems as though you're trying to be "cutting edge" or "pushing the envelope" as some other photographers always seem to be attempting - you just go about practicing your craft faithfully and honestly and almost always present the MetArt members with something that they seem to like.

Keep up the great work.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 on Inira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Expensive feminity" ,,, is THAT what we're calling this these days? ;-) I've ben involved with more than a few women who could be tagged with THAT phrase.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 on Inira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I would be willing to wager £50 or so that if say, Jeff Milton or Lorena Garcia decided to dye their topnots red or if Zarina/Walda showed up in a pair of shorts, you'd bust a gut, not to mention fingers, in a flurry trying to download THOSE sets. ;-)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 on Inira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hopefully, some of those thoughts are of the "naughty" variety instead of the "nice" kind - in keeping with the current Holiday tradition.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 on Inira

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Maybe you ought to print out a couple of "snaps" for him and see what he has to say?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 on Presenting Cira Nerri

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You know what Yogi Bera used to say ... "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 on Salica

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Night + eyes + nipples = celestial stargazing.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 on Salica

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Depending on the overall tone of the set (light/dark, sultry/whimsical), a smile can make or break a set (for me that is). Too many times I've seen a normal-to-brightly lit set with a model staring into or off-camera with a dead-pan look or what I like to call a "Let's get this over with and pay me my money" look on her face. It's why women like Nikia, Astrud, Jeff Milton, Macy, Sybil, Zelda and the like all regularly rate so high. It _seems_ that, no matter their personal outlook for the day, they at least _act_ like they're genuinely having fun in front of the camera.

I know that I can more easily relate to a smiling model that one with the dead-pan stare.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 on Salica

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Uh ... Mr/Ms hotte ... this is NOT bigotry (racially, implied by your comment). If you look closely enough at the images on your monitor, you'll see that Cira shows the tan line marks of a bathing suit top and bottom, albeit faintly. So she chooses to tan, either indoors or outdoors, mostly in the altogether and chooses to remove her top and bottom when she wants and where it's appropriate - what's the big deal?

Other than hipshot's comment about her appearing in a "harem outfit" I simply took that to mean that she'd personally look good in one - regardless of her heritage - and believe me, I never for one minute took it as a racially oriented comment.

As for your language (manners aside), as Rose has cautioned, this isn't the first time members have seen you go off the deep end at another member, myself included. Maybe the negative attitudes you say you've seen from "you guys" stem from these repeated excursions in your linguistic approach to other members, be they men or women (yes, there are a number of females who frequent this site).

Whatever you think about hipshot, to call him a "prick" is just way, way out of line.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 on Presenting Cira Nerri

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ohhhhhh ... a small-breasted woman with lovely, lickable Hershey Kiss areolae & nipples - mouthwateringly good! Love the overall dark skin-tone combined with dark hair, eyebrows and "bedroom eyes".

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 on Presenting Cira Nerri

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Don't subscribe to S/A so I can't comment on that, but those kinds of shots speak (at least to me anyway) so much of the "erotic" nature of this kind of photography. It's kind of surprising that more photographers don't include these kinds of shots in their sets ... maybe something to do with not showing heels at all.

There ARE a couple of sets where a photographer has captured a woman's lower legs & feet in heels with her unmentionables twined around them and only one (that I can vaguely remember) of a leg only extending horizontally into the frame with, if I remember correctly, a pair of black panties dangling from her foot/heels that just stopped me in my tracks in the middle of the set. VERY erotic ... too bad more instances aren't available. :-(

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

With Monty Python's extensive repertoire of non-P/C sketches, I can't really think of the one you might be thinking of. Care to elucidate?

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Denoe

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Arkie2 2 years ago

My, how terribly fragile your world outlook must be when a woman, doing what she wants with her body, becomes "unbearable" to you. You have my deepest sympathies. :-(

On the other hand ... YOU ROCK AMELIE! Keep doing what you want and feel no shame in doing it.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Denoe

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And so far, only one negative comment. Sounds like a win-win situation.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Denoe

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Every time I see the word "Belgium" I'm reminded of the line from "Murder by Death" ... "I am not a Frenchie ... I am a Belgie!" James Coco was a howl (as was the rest of the cast).

Amelie does have that certain "cuteness" factor about her.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Denoe

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Please ... whomever is posting the "UGLY BREASTS" in the USER TAGS, stop it. It's offensive to the women who, for the most part, don't have anything to do with the way their bodies appear - some do and that's THEIR choice - but most around here don't and are generous enough to be open-minded enough to share their looks with the rank-and-file hereabouts.

Think about how YOU would feel if you were a woman with large natural breasts (and Viola's do seem to be factory OEMs) and someone told YOU that your breasts were ugly.

It's only a common courtesy.

Yes, you obviously don't like large breasts on women (and hopefully not the other way around - that is all WOMEN with large breasts) and that's your own personal choice, but there's absolutely no room for this kind of ignorant action on your part.

Thanks.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I know I must have mentioned it before but it bears mentioning again - and yes, I know it's not P/C - but why is it when I see a photo set of Viola Bailey, I am wont to think of a kitten with a ball of string? ;-)

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Heels ... heels ... heels ... you're right.

Matter of fact, this whole set just appeared at a most propitious time. I know I've mentioned and done it before, but today I'm getting dragged to the local shopping mall (always dread those things this time of the year) by my girlfriend's kid sister (35-ish) to go "Holiday Shopping" - and I know she's looking for "things" for herself as well as for others. On the shopping list will be ...

Victoria's Secret ✓
Aubade ✓
Saks ✓
and at least 5 different shoe stores.

Only GOOD thing (well, to be truthful, there are more than a couple "good things" when it comes to shopping with THIS woman) is that she's always looking for my input on her choices. You mentioned it above in passing, but if you think your job's "hard" at times, imagine me standing in front of a blonde (pick your own favorite), braless, wearing a white cashmere turtle-neck sweater standing in the middle of Vicky's Secret holding up four or five bras saying "Which do you like best?" Ah ... um ... er ... well ... somehow I always manage to make myself think of ice cream and/or carpentry projects. Tough job ... but someone's gotta do it. ;-)

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I know it's wrong and not P/C, but when I see breasts like Viola's somehow, I always think of a kitten with a ball of string.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Masade

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Viola sometimes strikes me as a type of model that, because of her obvious physical attributes, falls into either one of two categories, brainy or bubbly (the second of which isn't particularly bad in it's own right).

I've often noticed (from personal experience) that a woman with large breasts can become so inured to the world's actions towards her breasts, that she often disposes herself in a smart or "brainy" manner - overcoming her "physical attributes". I've run into a couple of these women and when you get the combination of "brains" and "beauty" in one package, you've got something really special. Sometimes, she's wearing almost no makeup (or such light shades as to appear so) or she's wearing more to really bring out a kind of "vampy" effect (that's not really the right word but it's what comes to mind).

The second type (I hate to use that word in a description) is the "bubbly" type which, for whatever reason, chooses to trade on her physical attributes.

Viola strikes me as falling into the "brainy" category.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Is is something about her eyes? I've noticed that sometimes, she wears (or appears to wear) very little eye makeup and at other times ("BOCEJA") she's shot wearing dark eyeliner. Viola has those kinds of "smallish" eyes that kind of get lost in her face (when one's disposed to cast your gaze there) and wearing some more distinct eye makeup makes her eyes really "pop".

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I agree with you completely. What IS it about women in heels that sets so many men (and women too) off? Don't get me wrong, it's not like having a shoe fetish or a foot fetish (those are completely different things) ... but you're right, there's something about a woman in heels that just seems to say there's "something more" to just being a set of photographs of a naked/nude woman.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

As much as I like heels and what they do for a woman's overall looks, what I like about heels (and the sad fact that I've only seen it once here and for the life of me can't remember on which model or by what photographer - but I know I've seen it here) is that they present the opportunity for shots where you see a model slowly sliding her panties down her legs until they'e gently wrapped around her ankles/feet in a pair of heels, or a frame of a woman's legs & feet held out horizontally with her unmentionables again wrapped around her ankles or better yet, just barely dangling from the spike(s) of her stilettos. Drives me nuts every time ...

How about it Rose ... care to give it a whirl? ;-)

Sunday, December 6th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What I like most (as previously mentioned) is that they appear to be "factory OEMs" and not fanciful "aftermarket" add-ons.

Never really been a fan of large breasts - but somehow, these seem "just right" on Viola. Now, if she were 5'0" they'd be hugely (pardon the pun) overstated.

Sunday, December 6th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

B I G boobies ... REALLY BIG boobies! And all nice and "squeezably soft" to borrow a phrase. And factory EOMs by the looks of them. So nice to see she appears to come by them via genetics instead of having "shopped around" for 'em.

Sunday, December 6th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Care to enlighten us dweebs as to what this "secret ingredient" is? I know it's nothing like the "secret ingredient" in Dr.Pepper. ;-)

Sunday, December 6th, 2015 on Asemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She's always had those marvelous tan lines and, say what you will about women with average-to-large-sized breasts, Veselin's breasts are wonderfully matched to her body frame. I just love the way her breasts are topped with those luscious warm areolae and tiny mouth-watering nipples - they're like tiny little bits of chocolate just begging to be rolled around in your mouth with your tongue. Simply scruptious!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 on Priche

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Better than 100+ shots of just her hoo-ha ...

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Avasa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

So let me get this straight ... you basically want to be a loofa? ;-)

And as for your "... favorite couples activities." ... um ... that would be you and your favorite right-hand man? 8-O

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Avasa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"... static and lacing [sic] versatility." She _was_ basically in a shower stall for a good portion of the set and the rest was shot in the bathroom itself. Unless the bathroom was pretty expansive, it's kinda hard to do jumping jacks and what seems like it's getting to be de rigueur heels-over-head shots in a shower (without getting both the model and the photographer wet and all tangled up - even with a wide-angle lens).

However, I DO like the wet breasts-mashed-up-against-glass-shower-wall shot. The shot(s) standing on the sink top however I could do without.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Avasa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Other than your opinion that the set was "boring" (and that's what it is - maybe echoed by some other members - but it is in fact just an opinion) your statetment that the set is/was "Very, very non-explicit" is exactly what Ms. Schon intended and shot. That's her particular style.

Furthermore, with the inclusion of the naked woman lying on the rocky beach next to Divina and the inclusion of other persons in the background, this is obviously a "clothing optional" beach somewhere (perhaps one of the popular ones on the Canary islands) and as such, was never MEANT to be an "explicit" set - no matter who photographed it. Kinda hard to do the "Gumby" poses on a simply "clothing optional" beach without getting into too much trouble.

Ms. Schon hasn't traditionally been into the gynecological studies of her models and that's her personal preference. As _fer-realz_ so judiciously put it above, if you see that it's a set by Ms. Schon, maybe you should just pass it by and avoid the frustration and annoyance.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Nice vacation snaps - looks like one of the beaches in the Canary islands (probably wrong about that though).

The only thing I think Ms. Schon missed near the end was a head-and-shoulders closeup shot of Divina rising out of the water - maybe even with a bit more of Divina's upper chest exposed with an arm held crosswise across her breasts a-la "The Birth of Venus".

Other than that, looks like fun was had by all.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'm just curious. What would make you see frame #24 - after having seen the first 23, knowing that this is obviously a seaside/vacation set of photos - and see "something" on Divina's derriere and have your mind go to looks like "poop"? You know it obviously CAN'T be excrement, regardless of what it looks like in this situation. THAT would be the last thing that would come into my mind.

Mental operations are a funny thing and visual and olfactory images can often be associated by past events.

It's like saying where, in some of the frames when Natasha has caught water droplets splashing around saying that, "Gee ... those look like snowflakes! How can it be snowing there?" The second couldn't possibly be a function of the first.

But other than this, how'd you like the set overall?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Care to say why it's "boring"? Maybe Fabrice could garner some new insight as to how to make the next set(s) more appealing.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Avasa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just out of curiosity ... is that moniker naval-oriented or oriented more towards the "rain" couture type of thing? ;-)

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And for those of us from the "old skool" who can remember "I'm Gumby Dammit!", the moniker "Legs Akimbo" can also harken back to a gentler era.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Here again, I find myself agreeing with you (see my replies to PictureLover and trickydick1 above). It seems that, more and more frequently, members are expecting each and every set to feature "explicit" content and when they DO get that, they complain that the sets/models are "repetitive" or have a "cloned" look. Geez ... what do you expect to get when members say they don't want to see extraneous "props" or "set dressing" - there's only a fixed number of ways you can contort a human body to display it in front of a camera and I for one (and by the looks of it - not alone here) LIKE to see something different done by photographers and models.

Monday, November 30th, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Couldn't agree with you more. It seems that lately, more and more members are expecting "explicit" sets each and every time and, quite honestly, that can become a little boring after a while. Divina/Sati is one of those young women who look good in and out of clothes and in both explicit and less-than-explicit sets. Frankly, I like these kinds of sets - they're a refreshing break.

Monday, November 30th, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Set's not meant to be presented as "explicit". Natasha Schon's been "around the block" quite a few times and has developed her own technical style. Some like it, you obviously don't care for it. Just remember, not every set has to be a "BAM ... in your face" kind of thing.

Monday, November 30th, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why? Just why?

Monday, November 30th, 2015 on Begieta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Is "finger-likin' good" a politically correct thing to say? ;-)

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 on Laboki

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Arkie2 2 years ago

A Festivus for the rest of us!

Ever wonder if Hemingway took in the annual "painted bodies" contest held in Key West? I have a friend who used to regularly participate and took several "best-in-show" awards for her airbrushed "outfits". Once appeared in a white corset, garter belt and stockings - all airbrushed on bare skin.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 on Laboki

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just out of curiosity, what would you like to see that wouldn't be considered a "clone[ed}" set? How would you present the sets differently? What different poses would you shoot?

And just FYI ... from your previous reply above, I'm not sure why you're choosing to jump up in my face (that's the way it sounds from the way you worded it). The wording of your reply makes it sound as if somehow I was negating your option to state your opinion - I wasn't.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 on Presenting Sandy Reign

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ever take a look at the popular glossy magazines over the past few years? Playboy? Penthouse? Maxim? One of the differences between them and internet sites is $$$. The sets change (somewhat) but it's basically the same thing.

Don't like it? You HAVE an option ...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 on Presenting Sandy Reign

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Then, if you see the name "Arkisi", if you've become so inured to his work, why don't you just pass his offerings by instead of griping about them?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 on Meidema

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Passé! What then are your feelings about single-light studio sets? Or white-on-white bedroom sets? What about brightly back-lit window sets? Or would you rather bombed-out buildings in a war-torn country?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 on Meidema

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Sounds like someone's cryin' in their beer. Yes, there are a lot of "repeats" in terms of models appearing here, but that's the way the business goes. Some photographers sign models to longer term contracts and sets get held in the archives until MetArt decides to release them. Nothing can be done about that. I don't know the criteria for posting "new" sets from previous models - maybe you could ask K about it.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 on Meidema

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Sometimes ... Nikia has this certain "look" to her face and posture.

Frames #2 36-38 come to mind, and #37 in particular. With those pursed lips and the slightly upturned face combined with the slightly closed eyes, I have this vision in my head of her sitting there, fully clothed, with her legs crossed and the thought crosses my mind that Nikia's saying "I know what you guys (and girls) want to see from me, but not THIS time or place. Better luck next time."

If I saw THAT look from a woman sitting across the room from me I'd probably end up missing my mouth and pouring my drink down the front of my shirt.

Frames #s 51 & 64 are more that just seems to scream "I know what you want ... but not right now."

Just a little fantasy ...

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 on Vijena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"tame" isn't a word I'd use in any context with sweet little Nikia. I know, you meant it as a comment on the overall shots in the set, but "tame" is the last adjective I'd use around her. She always strikes me as a bit of something like a lurking, feral cat - all nice and fluffy/furry on the outside and SOMETHING ELSE entirely just below the surface.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 on Vijena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just call him "hopscotch" from now on. ;-)

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 on Vijena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"I cried when I had no shoes until I saw a man with no feet."

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 on Duzia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Boobies or boob-lets ... they're all nice in my book (although I DO go the opposite way of Rose and lean towards the smaller sizes).

And NO ... I do NOT subscribe to the old saw "more than a mouthful is wasted. Dated probably more than my fair share of large-breasted women in my time.

What draws me to Suzanna is her dark, page-boy kind of hairstyle. LOVE women with short hair ...

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 on Duzia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Since when did "proletariat" come to mean something that sounds dirty and nasty and less than honest?

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 on Dearc

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What is "Poos photography"? ;-) Many times a photographer intentionally cuts-off ("crops") a photo or series of frames, to draw your eye (& brain's) attention towards something in the frame. It's done a lot in glamor photography to draw the viewer's attention to a model's eyes and/or mouth by cutting off the top of his/her head. Been commonly done since back in the '20s.

Not "Poos" photography at all.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 on Dearc

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That we should all pray for failures of this sort!

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 on Duzia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hold there fair Benedick, methinks thou doest protest too much. Why ever wast she not lovely in thine eyes?

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 on Duzia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Sorry ... first line should read "... to be HAD by this woman..."

Friday, November 20th, 2015 on Torteni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ever stop to think that 1) that's the way Luca WANTED the photos to appear or 2) that it's a function of the lens/camera body combination?

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 on Presenting Taylor Sands

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Gawd ... what I wouldn't do to be hand by this woman - as the line in the TV series went "... I would have you right here now until you begged for mercy ... twice." ;-)

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 on Torteni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I know that, when I was out with a young woman and I knew that the date was "going somewhere", if I later found out that she was going "commando" vs. wearing something underneath, the women wearing something underneath always seemed "hotter" somehow. After all, the additional anticipation, to my liking at least, far outweighed the necessity of the additional time spent removing more clothing. The anticipation of the moment ALWAYS, in my mind, adds a deeper layer to my liking of the event.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 on Torteni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Heels ... heels ... heels ... heels ... (and NOT Frankenshoes either!) ... DEFINITELY desirable.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 on Sinca

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ron ... just off the path a bit here but I have a question about Layna in her earlier set "JENATY".

I noticed on the second page of thumbnails, when transitioning from outdoor shots to indoor images, a noticeable color shift. I've seen this in a number of other photographers' sets too and was just wondering why it happens. Don't get me wrong - nothing too bad about it - just wondering how it happens that more than one photographer ends up with the same thing.

Otherwise, I've always looked at your work with keen interest and, for the most part, I like how you handle things. Keep up the great work.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 on Sinca

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Arkie2 2 years ago

About her bra & panties and those breasts ... it's been my experience that women in the past 40-or-so years, are, or have been, less concerned with the exposure of their breasts to relative strangers than they are/were with the exposure of their "lower 40". I don't think I've ever been with a woman in the fairly early development of an intimate relationship where she took off her panties first THEN her bra - it's always been the other way around.

That having been said, Layna's got those wonderful small breasts that seem oh-so-appropriate to her frame with those darling little dark-ish little areolae perched atop them. Wonderful ... just wonderful.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 on Sinca

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Leave it to Rose to post the tongue-in-cheek comments ;-) She always seems to be a mistress of the double entendre.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 on Presenting Ambre

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Don't forget Neil, in many parts of the world, occupations don't require the same levels of intense education that some of the rest of the world has come to expect. What might take a 4-year degree in biology plus 2-4 years of specialization in the Western world might not take that in others.

Plus, something always seems to get "lost in translation" in these bios so a bit of leeway must be taken in their interpretation.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 on Presenting Ambre

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I like the whimsy of it.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 on Torteni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

But where's the fun in that? Didn't you ever enjoy unwrapping your Xmas presents wondering what's inside? ;-)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 on Torteni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ummmm ... I'm trying to think of how you might have put that just a little more crudely ... ummmm ... nope ... you pretty much nailed that one.

And doesn't "boner" pretty much = "hard"?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 on Torteni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Oh geeez ... there's a coupla million brain cells that'll be gummed up forever with the image of Vanda's legs wrapped around you. ;-) Not that THAT's all bad I'll grant you. Maybe you & Vanda all twined up together in the rope ladder - kinda like the Stebens twins party scene in Joss Whedon's version of Much Ado About Nothing movie.

One thing I wanted to question YOU about, Rose (nothing personal here). In viewing this set, among others, I noticed that the cover shots - both text and non-text versions - differ in overall color balance from the shots posted in the set. Do you see this difference? It's not a monitor-type thing - I've seen it before from time to time. Usually it shows up in photo sets like this one where the photographer's overall set shots have a definite color bias - here I'm seeing an overall "yellowish" cast to the main photos but that cast doesn't show up in the cover shots. Do you (or anyone else for that matter) see this color shift?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 on Hagena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'm confused too, but not only by Favorito's comment but, in looking back over Catherine's corpus of work, this set, while excellently done, somehow doesn't seem to be reflective of her work (at least in the past). Maybe it's a branching off into a new style by Catherine.

At any rate, I thank both Catherine and Carlina for offering us this set for our viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 on Dulise

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why? Don't like Catherine's "style"? Don't like her photographic sets? What could be done to better showcase the model?

Monday, November 16th, 2015 on Carlina

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why? Is it the model ... Catherine's "style" ... the particular set? "boring!!!" is like saying it's ... well ... it's not really saying anything is it?

Monday, November 16th, 2015 on Carlina

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just as an update in re-visiting this set ... in the two years since I first viewed this set, I've seen quite a few women in a wide variety of poses and sets and I STILL think this particular set showcases one of the most beautiful women ever to appear here. Even when not fully naked, Lorena has a marvelous quality about her that just seems to leap off the screen.

The blue stretch-lace slip and Lorena's wonderful body attached to a positively mesmerizing face notwithstanding, the fact of photographing her with her hair "up" coupled with her jewelry, makes this a truly elegant looking set and one of my all-time Top 5 sets I've ever viewed.

Friday, November 13th, 2015 on Tarkasis

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Arkie2 2 years ago

While this set with Katie is adorable (what set isn't) I think a huge chance was missed here with the omission of a pair of either lacey white panties or a nice white g-string.

But I'll take Katie in almost any way she chooses to present herself.

Friday, November 13th, 2015 on Pisana

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Funny ... it seems the sinisters among us all seem to come out at once.

@ _fer_realz

I happened to notice a posting of yours on a set of Aislin's (I think it was her) on "another site" a little while ago that mentioned that you couldn't see thumbnails on that particular set - all you saw was a "little icon" with no picture on it. Do you remember the posting? Reason I ask is that ever since end of August/beginning of September, in most instances here on Met-Art only, I've been seeing a small blue icon box with a question mark in it here instead of thumbnails. Doesn't happen on R-A or E-D, just here. I've been going 'round and 'round with the M-A support staff trying to reconcile the problem - seems to have started with a major software upgrade here for the "New MetArt" beta site.

You ever see anything like this before or since your posting back then? Just curious ..

Friday, November 13th, 2015 on Vaetha

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Well ... not quite Emperor ... but maybe Queen-for-a-Day??? ;-)

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 on Rikelia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I often wonder what she'd look like with black or very dark brown hair.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 on Perly

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Her set "Scirimaya" over on Mr. Rylsky's hangout is one of the best I've seen of her in a while. Great poses, excellent lighting and, of course, Roberta.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 on Botena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Now there's a great visual that'll be taking up a couple of bytes of memory forever ... you sitting in front of your computer in nothing but a pair of black socks. LOL ;-)

On the other hand (ahem ... as it were), Roberta's been a favorite of mine since her first appearance.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 on Botena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hey hey Boo-Boo ... better bring me the Pick-a-nick basket!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 on Sabei

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Seriously deliciously naughty ..." boy ... you really took the sledgehammer to THAT nail! ;-) I've thought that this woman had that "something special" from the appearance of her first set. Glad you and Rose see it my way too. Somehow, I think that meeting this woman over drinks in a dark bar could lead to something very .. um ... well ... er ..."special". ;-)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 on Sabei

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Actually, quite often hair can be used effectively to help frame breasts or, when slightly separated, to creatively frame a woman's nipples/areolae.

But each to their own likes and dislikes.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 on Presenting Nika Lace

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Please too, try to remember that when/if a photographer decides to do post-processing (PornoShop or whatever) each and every time they open and close an image (if they're doing it using a Jpeg format instead of a Camera Raw, PNG or TIFF format), each time they save the image, a small amount of image loss occurs. Formats such as Jpeg are therefore referred to as "lossy" formats. Formats such as PNG and TIFF are preferred as they are "loss-less" formats and preserve original image data when files are repeatedly opened and re-saved. Also, whether the photographer chooses to work in 8-bit or 16-bit format, depending on the types of "adjustments" also affects the quality of the final image.

Then too, remember that sometimes, for whatever reason, the photographer just wants the images a bit "soft" - whether to help hide some subject flaw or for whatever reason, the image might not be just as sharp as it could be. Also, different lenses or lens/camera combinations create less-than-perfectly sharp images that simply aren't recoverable to better standards.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 on Presenting Nika Lace

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yes ... to a certain limited extent he has a point ... and quite obviously a very personal one ... one that I might add, could have been made quite a bit more diplomatically with much less "vitriol" without classifying, lumping or painting with such a broad brush, many other members into such a, for want of a better phrase "meaningless opinion".

Opinions are, by their very nature, meaningful - to the person expressing them. Bored has his/hers, you have yours and other members have theirs. The MetArt system is set up for all who wish, to express their opinions - whether you or Bored agree with them or not.

Lumping other members opinions into "meaningless[ness]" is by itself just plain mean and unwarranted.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 on Presenting Nika Lace

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Well ... I'm no expert in FRPs but I do know if you wear dark glasses, e.g. classic Ray-Bans, it throws them off. Also, face painting in random geometric patterns also defeats them.

As to whether or not you're "wrong" ... well ... on several levels you are very, very "wrong" ... ;-)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 on Sioneca

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Izzat anything like a "punkin' patch"? ;-)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 on Sioneca

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Now to be added to the growing list of your turn-ons:

chewing on aluminum foil
testing light sockets with your tongue
carrying a mix of batteries & coins in your pants pockets
listening to fingernails being dragged across a blackboard

and now ... goth chicks! ;-)

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 on Sioneca

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just out of curiosity, just what constitutes a " ... through waste of an opportunity ..." in your opinion?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 on Sioneca

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'll bet you could bounce coins off her abs ... and that luscious derriere too.

Don't get me wrong ... I like and enjoy seeing women with something "more" than the rather thin, all-too-prevalent, waif-like models that have been appearing over the past several years, but on Divina/Sati, you can never confuse "fit" with "thin".

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 on Puteda

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Arkie2 2 years ago

One can but only wonder what she'd look like done-up in marble by Michelangelo around 1504-5? Maybe as a bookend to "David"? Hell, you could do her up as a snow woman with a carrot for a nose and coal for eyes and she'd still turn heads.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 on Puteda

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And I'll bet you'd offer to"clean up" the sweat droplets on her yoga mat too. Tsk ...tsk ...tsk ... 'fraid you're gettin' a bit transparent there buddy-boy.

But I DO like it that you're allers' thinkin' ahead ... ;-)

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 on Puteda

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I just figured it out! Macy's trying to signal us with international semaphore code. "H-E-L-P! B-E-I-N-G H-E-L-D I-N R-E-M-O-T-E D-E-S-E-R-T L-O-C-A-T-I-O-N! N-E-E-D S-A-V-I-N-G A-N-D W-A-T-E-R A-S-A-P!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 on Tavase

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Arkie2 2 years ago

For me at least, the voyage to "getting there" has always, and continues to be, part-and-parcel of the allure of a woman's set(s). I've always liked a "good story" (comes from my eternal years of reading) and the enticement of showing me/us something "more" has always been high on my lists of likes. Most times "more is better" than the "in-your-face-right-from-the-start" kinds of sets - at least to my liking.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 on Fijesa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I have (a couple of times only - just to see what's NEW) - but to be honest, ever since the beta site was started up, I've been having no end of problems with the old site - at least on my iMac. All sorts of weirdness like static images loading but individual page set thumbnails not - hypertext links not operating properly (when I click on "BLOG" at the top of any MetArt home page - I get a page saying my account has expired - all sorts of things. Been reported as long as a month ago and still no resolutions. Definitely NOT my system because all works well over on RylskyArt and Eternal Desire - just no so hot here on the MetArt home page.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 on Sellka

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I think what makes her overall face (eyes and smile notwithstanding) are her high, prominent cheekbones - gives her face that kind of "chiseled" look so often sought after in photographing models. Makes it look more "mature" than the kind of rounded-out faces seen in so many younger models.

But hell ... you could photograph Nikia with a brown bag over her face and you'd still get lookers.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 on Sellka

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Or ... "seems like the proper thing to do under the circumstances".

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 on Sellka

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yes, but judging from some of your past comments, some of those might have put YOU in the "hospitable" ☺

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 on Tavase

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Which makes me suspicious and just a bit scared. Macy (or any other naked woman) out there ... no one around ... I'd certainly be looking over all my shoulders as I of course offered her a ride. Just kinda Thelma-and-Louise-y to my liking and we all know how the sheriff ended up in THAT one. ;-) Females ... you just never know what's going on in their devious little minds ... ;-)

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 on Tavase

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Technically speaking ... well, yes ... although with _f_r it's probably more like nit-picking.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 on Tavase

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ooooo ... phone sex. "Whisper sweet nothings in my ear ... gee ... it's getting hot in here ... "

Really, really like women with short, dark hair like Callista. And her body ain't that bad either ...

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 on Abisha

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Arkie2 2 years ago

As long as it's not a watebed ...

Friday, October 9th, 2015 on Logeni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Could've been platform tennies - that would've been different. I like her pale areolae - whether natural or not. With her nationality I suspect they're from a kind of cultural thing done in certain regions.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 on Dereta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Would love to see her on a Brazilian beach in a really nice suit (other than her "birthday"). ;-p

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 on Dereyn

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Arkie2 2 years ago

@ Rose

The other thing(s) are, for some reason, the eyebrows, and those dimples ... oh those dimples...

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 on Dereyn

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Arkie2 2 years ago

For me, it's her whole face. Hell ... you could make up a quite respectable set of photos of just head-and-shoulders shots of Astrud and I'm quite sure the set'd get a healthy score.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 on Dereyn

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Always has been a wonderful addition, both to Catherine's and Met-Art's bevy of beauties.
@ Rose ... if you're following ...

I DO have a question that, maybe if you are following this set, may be able to come up with an answer for.

if you look at the set's cover photo vs. the rest of the photos in the set, you'll see (at least I do on my monitor) a decidedly green cast to MOST of the photos in the set. there are SOME that don't exhibit this cast - mainly the high-key shots of Vanda on the bed shot from above in full length. You (at least I can) easily see the green cast, expecially in the headboard as well as in the shadows of the white sheets. It's really quite noticeable.

My question is .. how does this happen? The "cover photo" appears "normal" but most of the rest of the set is "off-color". Hows come?

Other than that, Vanda's always been a wonderful model and Catherine has always been able to capture her in excellent sets.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 on Bantesa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Some people just don't know how to express it in a non-derogatory way.

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 on Ceryle

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Oops ... sorry ... what'd you say? I dropped my drink on the floor. Mebbe I'll find it down there along with my jaw. ;-)

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I agree with you in these respects. The saying "less is better" is not always so true. Sometimes minimalist studio/location sets work well - sometimes they don't.

I like this "earthy" kind of feel and, in particular, natural-lighting sets. There's a learning curve in this (photography) as in all things and I don't really see anything wrong with presenting something like this.

Besides, do we really know for certain just WHEN this set was shot?

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 on Calocy

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Arkie2 2 years ago

With respect to your last statement, is it not possible that that's exactly what Mr. Lightfoot - and perhaps Araya too - wanted the set to come across as? After all, the brightly lit, immediately in-your-face photography has become all the norm for many of these such sites. Would you rather have seen Araya in a more THX-1138 type setting?

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 on Calocy

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ambient lighting is often notoriously difficult to work with. Since the light enters the set through the window/door to the right, positioning bounce/fill cards to illuminate Araya's front is rather difficult to provide enough fill light to light up her whole body. Any positioning of fill-cards to the left would only serve to provide a separation of Araya's right side from the background.

From what's shown in the set, the whole feel (to me at least) is one of a spontaneous set done with what was on-hand - done in a kind of warm and comfortable atmosphere.

The only problem I have with the set is the seemingly backwards presentation of the images - clothed at/near the end instead of up-front. That and the unfortunate timing of Araya's forehead blemish at the time of the photography - but here I applaud the decision to not and try to remove it in post-processing.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 on Calocy

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I had much the same thoughts when I first saw Roberta's postings. It may just be me, but in some of her sets, if you look closely enough, behind those marvelously smiling eyes there lurks a slightly feral look. But in my experience, redheads can be like that - and further, I've never met a redhead that didn't have a certain "attitude" about themselves that didn't manage to leak out. Hooray for redheads!

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Garsie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

From the rather vivid description there, can I safely infer that you're a closet mystery/murder writer? ;-)

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Garsie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

THAT's why I never saw it in the set! After reading your remark, I went back over the downloaded photos trying to discern your meaning. Thought my eyebulbs were going all squirrelly on me. Haven't seen the behind-the-scenes photos in quite a while. :-(

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I wonder what she does to people in bars? THAT would be a real quandary. You're sitting at the bar happily drinking away with your best bud and in walks Jeff. Does the place go silent? Glasses hit the floor? Men (and women's) heads turn trying not to awkwardly gawk? What I wouldn't give to be in a place like that (actually like any place) when Jeff walks in.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

It's an homage to someone.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

There was a nose piercine ??? Honestly ???

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Hey! My ticket says #2 on it. Am I a winner?

Kinda reminds me of the cartoon of a hot-dog standing at his mailbox reading a flyer that says "You may already be a weiner!"

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Or Amelie B in "Cellier".

@ Rose:

Hey Rose ... from your "side of the aisle" ... just what is it about girls/women in glasses that sometimes appeals so much to members of the opposite sex?

From personal experience, sometimes, when I've encountered women wearing glasses, I'd just wanted to boink their brains out - happened last week at my next-door neighbor's dinner party - one woman in particular was (not being disparaging here) just an average sort but boy ... when she put on a pair of glasses ... I thought the temperature in the room jumped by about 20-30 degrees. Thank God there was a football game to concentrate on. :-p

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah ... I've seen that too but this (speaking again here purely personally) seems a bit "over the top". If I look at either the thumbnails on a 20/page level or the whole set in a 1-second interval slideshow format in small images, they just seem to jump off the page - much like a model sporting some bright red lipstick.

Ah well ... then again ... to each their own 'druthers ...

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yes ... they're a bit too tall (in my humble opinion) for Jeff but they're not garish colored, they don't have any outlandish ornamentation on them and they don't have clear, see-through heels with goldfish swimming in them - but I don't think you could properly call them "Frankenshoes".

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

They're plain and simple black (looks like satin to me) - yes ... they look like a bit too "platform-ey" to me - maybe would'a been better with flat soles instead of the 2-3" platforms - but they're not all that bad - at least they're not so garish that they draw your attention away from the real star in the set.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Calm down back there or I'll smack you on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just had a thought... not sure of your take on this... but maybe with the hair up and a pair of glasses... Not sure how it would come off with Jeff's overall "style" - she might be a little too young looking to pull it off.

There IS one thing about this set I definitely DON'T care for (to my liking at least) and that's the unusually bright color of of Jeff's lady bits. To me it looks like either 1) she shaved just before the set or 2) for some reason there was some makeup applied to that region. I've seen a few of her other sets and, while she was clean-shaven in them, her lady parts never looked quite this... well... red. If ever there was a case for doing some discrete PornoShopping, I'd vote for it in this instance (again, at least in my opinion).

But whatever way she cares to appear, I'll thank her for wanting to present herself to us.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And maybe just a simple white business shirt underneath a jacket with the collar turned up and the top couple of buttons undone alluding to her not wearing a bra underneath?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Multiple Magwich mentions mightily make mention of the most marvelous mug of Miss Milton presented in her mega-heels.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 on Weten

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I too like the panties - I don't think I've ever seen a pair of dark blue ones with the cute pink trim that seem to work so well on such a model. Her hair color is a little more light-colored than what we've seen in previous sets, but I think it works well for her. That, and the fact that she seems to be wearing somewhat less makeup than she usually does, makes for an interesting new submission.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 on Bonti

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Would be difficult for them NOT to ...

Monday, September 28th, 2015 on Uitel

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just curious ... why the phrase "stupid shower"? A bit like saying "stupid outdoor fence" or "stupid window drapes". I don't believe that, just because something's not your "favorite" you can or should classify or describe it as "stupid".

Just a thought ...

Monday, September 28th, 2015 on Rudis

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Boy ... when you hit the nail on the head ... you do it with a sledgehammer! Lauen, (as most other 20-something women) DOES look great with her hair up (doesn't seem to work so well with the 18-something crowd). I wish many other women would follow suit. The heels are always a plus in my case too.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 on Mescen

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Arkie2 2 years ago

So let me see if I've got this straight ... you want to see her 1) naked, 2) with no hair, 3) no set props and, by extrapolation, in a blank, stark room (either black or white - your choice of color). Makes for kinda boring shoot in my opinion.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 on Mescen

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Aside from the very cute face and dynamite body, I like how Zarina's areolae closely match her hair color and both offset her fair-colored skin nicely.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 on Ermoni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I don't know about you, but I could ask for one of these for Xmas. And yes ... I've been that good (at least that's what I've heard from the wimmens) this past year. ;-)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 on Presenting Carmen Summer

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Seems to be a whole set of weird coding errors have been introduced into the Met-Art family of sites. Same-type errors have appeared here on Met-Art, RylskyArt and Eternal Desire, so I know beyond a certain doubt that it's an internal coding error(s) that's been introduced.

I've been relaying screenshot examples to the powers-that-be since late last month, but the errors still continue and seem to be multiplying.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 on Presenting Carmen Summer

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You're just a wonderful little bundle of soft spots aren't you??? ;-)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 on Presenting Carmen Summer

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You're right ... she DOES do this nicely. My only negative is a personal one - I liked her presentations better as a dark-haired woman rather than this (personally speaking here now) slightly overdone blonde look but hey - as long as it's not all buzzed off - I'll take her any way she wants to present herself to us.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 on Kimida

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You say "...updates" as if there are other sets you don't like M-A posting. Care to elucidate ???

Friday, September 18th, 2015 on Kimida

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Rather crudely (if not obliquely) put there sir.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 on Kimida

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Arkie2 2 years ago

So very nice to see a model who actually seems to like what she's doing. Don't get me wrong ... sometimes there's absolutely nothing wrong with models presenting us with more austere, non-smiling faces in their sets but sometimes it seems a though a model's facial expression seems to say "hurry up and just give me the check" or "I'd really rather be somewhere else doing something else" which, in some cases, IS the feeling.

Others have said it upon viewing this set, but I agree, it really looks like this young woman is genuinely having fun in what she's doing here. And Luca Helios seems to have caught that feeling quite well.

Oh and BTW ... I really, really like the kind of more "everyday" lingerie she's wearing. It showcases her wonderful body marvelously.

Kudos to Mr. Helios and Amelie for this introductory set!

P.S. By the looks of the comments on this first set, Ms. Belain has a great future here if she so chooses.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 on Presenting Amelie Belain

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Probably either "dirt" on his monitor or just needs to clean his glasses. ;-) That is unless he euphemistically equates pubic hair with "dirt".

Friday, September 18th, 2015 on Presenting Amelie Belain

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'd settle (as I'm sure many other members would too) for a one-time shot with her. ;-)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 on Bacina

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Care to explain your veiled comment?

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 on Urcita

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The only thing I don't care for is her seemingly dry, frizzy fly-away hair. Almost looks like a bad wig. In almost all other respects she's really quite cute and always seems like she's having fun.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 on Urcita

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Like a finely manicured putting green, eh? Close-trimmed and sometimes VERY slippery. ;-)

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 on Nasali

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"That neatly trimmed bush is a work of art ..." which almost begs the question "What kind of barber does she go to who can do such work?"

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 on Nasali

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I (and many, many others) will agree with you about most of what you've said about Lorena but please explain how her "... pussy ... shows confidence."? ;-)

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 on Nasali

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Does "nookia" fit in there anywhere? ;-)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 on Latesa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Various "weirdness" goings on with the M-A software lately. I haven't been able to successfully view the thumbnails on M-A or TLE since 8/22. R-A & E-D however are fine and open normally. I've been back-and-forth with support & they don't seem to think anything's wrong.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 on Pagina

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"practical"? You're looking for "practical" ;-) If you think about it, on the face of it, if a woman was to wear something like this under a particular style of clothing, then this might be, in fact, eminently "practical" in certain regards.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 on Reparo

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'm confused. why would it be a "waste"? Just because it isn't one of the all-too-standard "grin-and-bear-it from the git-go" kind of sets doesn't necessarily relegate it to the category of a "waste".

To all intents and purposes, by viewer/member acclaim, Divina is one of the best-liked models in the Met-Art family of sites. You'll be hard-pressed to find a member posting a comment that they "hate her" or find her completely unattractive. Yes, there are detractors who occasionally don't like the way an artist has presented her and that's their right. But to flat out say that the set was a "waste" demeans both Divina and the photographer's effort.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 on Reparo

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Males have always been fixated by how "big" something is. Most secretly decry the lack of "size" ... that is until someone starts talking about brain tumors! ;-)

Friday, August 21st, 2015 on Presenting Una Piccola

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I agree with you about the backdrop. I've seen other sets of Dominica and that "...wild, animalistic quality" you mention shows up (in my opinion) and, if I'm not mistaken, that backdrop has appeared paired with her too.

I'm not so sure about the set's overall orangey/yellowish cast to the photos - it doesn't look like these were taken near a window with "available light" - but I might be wrong about that.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 on Arova

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What? You wanted 120 photos of this woman's labia? All labia all the time? Yes, it's hard NOT to notice them but she has other parts that, taken together, make up the whole woman.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 on Arova

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Like you, I think that the journey to getting there is half the fun - but what do I know - I'm an old fart.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 on Micari

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I know I first became interested in Rylsky's work when he first started posting all his "wet studio" shots. I wasn't paying much attention to his "non-wet" sets back then so I probably missed out on the journey from the clothed to nakedness sets he posted.

And as for Jeff ... well, anyone NOT wanting to see her in whatever state she happens to be in is just plain ... well ... stuffy.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 on Micari

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Arkie2 2 years ago

So do I. Sometimes (but not always) the 18-something crowd can get a bit repetitive. _Sometimes_ but not by any means always.

This is the way I like to see "available light" sets bring shot - correct exposure - great lighting and nice skin tones. Helps that Leda seems to work well and Vladimiroff seems to know what he's doing.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 on Anieci

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Jeeez ... that's a scary thought. I remember watching Leslie Nielsen in Forbidden Planet about a thousand times when I was just a pipsqueak and thought he was the neatest friend a guy could have. When Airplane! came out I thought it just couldn't get any better.

Like I said ... SCARY. :-0

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 on Anieci

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just out of curiosity, I wonder what your feelings are on this: While I appreciate all sorts, shapes & sizes of women, one thing really rings my bell - short hair - particularly dark color. What is it that, in a woman like Leda with her short , dark, wavy hair, draws me to her? All the women I've ever been associated with have had mid-to-longer length straighter hair - even my mother. Something about shorter hair like Leda's just seem to "wind me up." How's THAT work? :-{

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 on Anieci

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yes ... I'd forgotten about that set.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 on Micari

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Of course I _assumed_ that the basic wardrobe would be hers - you're right - otherwise would be extremely creepy and not just a bit gross. Just seems that Zelda either doesn't seem to own any or just want to be photographed in them.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 on Micari

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I agree about the cute & naughty, but I think it could be given a bit of a better "push".

I really like Mr. Rylsky's work with most of his models but (and this might just be a personal peccadillo on my part) I've noticed that whenever Zelda is photographed, the shots just seem to "get right to it" showing her bent over giving us a view of her comely behind - almost always with her looking back at the camera - within the first couple of shots.

Zelda has this marvelously cute/flirty look about her that I'd honestly like to see a bit more of a "strip tease" while she slowly takes of some clothes at the beginning of her sets.

That, and (again it just might be me) but I don't honestly think I've ever seen a set with her wearing a pair of panties under anything. I might (and am probably wrong about this) but I can't honestly recall ever seeing her wear them.

And while I'm nit-picking here - just what's up with the chair up on the bed? I see it's a small hotel room with two beds pushed together to make one larger one - but stacking up furniture? I dunno ....

Friday, August 14th, 2015 on Micari

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I also, am not rabidly fond of blondes but you're right, she has some dynamite facial structure. And the small breasts and dark areolae are always a big hit with me.

Just wonder what she looks like with her un-bleached hair color. Bet she's a knockout.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 on Jedna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

An almost perfect scenario for the re-telling of the classic "Rear Window" ... only with a much better outcome! :-)

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 on Bolave

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Wassssammmattet ttthere BBbbbudddy??? Sssaappphirra ggggot yyyoou tooo sssstaammmering agggggainnn??? ;-0

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 on Felter

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She's been a favorite of mine since she first started appearing. And she almost always looks like she's having fun doing this, no matter the setting.

My only quibble with the set is why the WHITE stockings? Black with red trim or red with black trim might have been much more effective - but it's possible they only had white ones available at the time of the shoot.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 on Unatra

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I've seen her with both this bright red/orange (or orange/red perhaps for those not so enamoured of it) and her more toned-down color and can't decide which I like better.

On the one hand, if you look @ frame #15, I really can't imagine it working with anything other that this particular color. It's just so ... playful.

On the other hand, I think some of her other sets where she sports this same coloration could have been more effective with her more normal color.

Either way ... I like her.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 on Unatra

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ok now ... where did you go to skool for THAT degree? And I think she might want to see some sort of documentation to that effect too. ;-)

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 on Unatra

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Maybe leftovers from the Spanish Inquisition? ;-)

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 on Carbera

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Out of sheer curiosity .. just what is/are "phallics" as you use the term?

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 on Carbera

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I've often wondered why, if you look at the set's thumbnails (overall) and then at the thumbnail chosen as the Met-Art cover, there's a very noticeable difference in color cast and/or sharpness. This set is a prime example. The sheets are white, the shadows in them are gray and Eva's skin tone is a more normal color in the thumbnail used for the set cover and then the thumbnails are well ... ??? How's THAT happen?

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 on Lethie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I agree with you for the most part about the overall light tones of Flora's body of work. While not strictly "high-key" photography, it does border on that and, as I'm sure you'll agree, is tough for any photographer to execute, especially if they're not on their game.

That, and - it may just be a personal observation on my part - but I find that when pale yellow backgrounds are used, many model's skin tones seem to take on that cast and generally look kind of unnatural. Same goes with green.

Of course, the other thing to keep in mind is that sometimes the photographer just doesn't have control over their shooting location and has to make do with what they have.

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 on Lethie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Don't forget - depending on what format the photos were originally shot/saved in (JPEG vs. RAW), repeatedly opening, editing and re-saving files will result in loss of file data ultimately leading to image degradation.

That, and together with the overall light background, white linen and Eva's generally light skin tone, will work to sometimes overwhelm a camera's sensors depending on the aperture chosen, producing an overall softer than normal image.

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 on Lethie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Could it possibly be that gaetano meant to post "[she's] not SIMPLY a pussy" instead of what he did post? That she's the sum total of all of her attributes?

Friday, August 7th, 2015 on Fiche

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Arkie2 2 years ago

If you look at a couple of photos - #s 38-40 - do any of them remind you of any of a number of "farmer's daughter" stories?

Friday, August 7th, 2015 on Taeba

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Truly a garden of earthly delights! I fell hard for this young woman the minute her first set was posted. She has that certain kind of fresh-faced, girl-next-door cuteness about her that makes boy's (and men's) hearts grow fonder.

Friday, August 7th, 2015 on Taeba

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Harkens to Mr. Rylsky's "wet studio" sets so prominent a couple of years back. Actually, that's what i thought when I first saw the cover thumbnail shot.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 on Ritena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Nah ... his quarks are just spontaneously flipping spin and color. Or he's been free-riding the Kingda Ka coaster again.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 on Ritena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Please √ your meds ... you are obviously a bit low.

If, by your comment, you mean she needs to appear in more videos, then that may be true but it is her choice as to what format she feels most comfortable appearing in.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 on Lorena B

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Speaking of come[ing] down slowly - I've only ever seen it a couple of times - but there's a shot that practically no photographers use (and it really only works when the model is reclining on a bed, chair or some such) - that's a shot of the model's panties dangling from around her ankle. Nothing but lower leg, foot (perhaps heels) and the underwear dangling from around her ankle. Drives me absolutely nuts! (short drive - I know)

The sister shot is a model's lower leg(s) when she's standing and her delicates down around her ankles.

Somehow, almost all photographers miss these two shots and, personally, I think they both go a long ways towards making a great erotic shot.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 on Inadey

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Kinda like a set of "high beams" peering out into the darkess, eh?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 on Loxie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

If she was using sunscreen to protect her areolae instead of the colloquial term "pasties", I'd like to be the first in line to re-apply her protective sunscreen when she needs it.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 on Loxie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I don't know you from a fried banana & peanut butter sandwich but, from the way you write, _I'd_ make a pass at you. ;-D

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 on Anjua

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Arkie2 2 years ago

@ Rose - like Lynn's work too. Only thing missing from the set is a final "parting shot" - maybe a head shot with Milla suggestively (or whimsically) sucking on the temple piece of the glasses.

But overall ... some really nice work.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 on Anjua

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Naughty" or just plain "uninhibited"?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 on Anjua

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And just what is it about females wearing glasses that fascinates so many men? And it's not _just_ the idea of "glasses = reading = brainy = smart" either. And that old saw about "men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses" never quite seems to fit.

In a galaxy long ago and far, far away (my days @ UNM) I was once - just once - treated to a show similar to this in the campus library. The girl never looked up from her books @ me or anyone else (I know because I stared the whole time) but I swear she was doing the ultimate job of flirting without removing any clothes or making eye contact. I still to this day couldn't tell you if she was doing it consciously or not - but my honest guess is that she did it unconsciously.

I've been a card-carrying member of the "girls with glasses" club since as far back as I can remember. When I was running my business, I often suggested to clients who wanted photos for their husbands & boyfriends that she try on a pair of glasses and, while not all the women who DID use them cared for the way the photos made them look, in almost 100% of the time, the husbands/boyfriends commented that the glasses provided an extra "kick" to the photos.

Would that there were more women hereabouts who were photographed in glasses - after all, nowhere near everyone has perfect vision and, until the advent of common cheap contacts, people who needed glasses wore them, sometimes to surprising effect.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 on Anjua

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Red = trashy
Black = slutty
White = ???

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 on Jitoo

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Serena certainly can play to the camera when she wants to.

The only thing I don't care for is the overall "yellowish" tint to the set - color balance is off. Makes the blacks look dark brownish and gives her skin tone an all over yellowish hue. Easily fixed in PornoShop but shouldn't have to do anything overall to the set.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 on Ditiso

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"... shows her personality ..." take a look @ her face in #114. This is NOT the sweet baby-faced young woman we're used to seeing around here.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 on Fellia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You could always plant Bouncing Bettys in the yard - that'd keep 'em off!

Friday, July 31st, 2015 on Fellia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Almost looks like the third week in September in Milan (except of course for the graphic nudity).

Say what you will about the set, a lot of thinking and planning went into the production of this set and I think it works, for both of them.

I agree, it breaks up the kind of "in-your-face" kind of monotony that can creep into this venue.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 on Pyntura

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why would you feel his equipment is "broken"?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 on Ditiso

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why? Just curious as to what you feel is wrong?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 on Ditiso

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Arkie2 2 years ago

All that I really could have wished for in addition to the sox was maybe a nice tiny white g-string with an equally tiny red accent bow in the back.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 on Delnas

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Brings a whole new -and completely opposite - contextual meaning to the phrase "get stuffed" eh there _fer_ ???

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 on Delnas

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Arkie2 2 years ago

More commonly referred to as "raccoon eyes". You're right though ... a bit overdone on the eye makeup ... but the rest seemed just about right. When I see a young woman (or any aged woman for that part) who's wearing makeup and you either can't tell or just barely can tell, THAT's when you know her makeup has been done right. It's been my experience that many younger women go overboard in this department - as if they're doing "stage makeup" instead of scaling back. I dunno ... maybe they either think it's covering up what they perceive as their 'flaws" or they think they need the "enhancement" to make them more noticeable or desirable.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 on Degna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I thought Rose was speaking of the "style" - in which case, it definitely is. Only thing missing to make it so would be Odara stretched out on her side in a classic "S" position on top of a dark rug shot from high overhead.

But I like the way Slastyonoff executes these types of sets and Odara more than helps towards that end.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 on Boerna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

If you like it on Loretta, if you already haven't, take a look @ the sets of Leona Honey - especially the "Cetena" set - strong backlighting shows off a lot of her arm hair exceedingly well.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 on Ossia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

See ... just goes to show you that women don't have to have really full breasts to make them look sexy. Loretta's probably the smallest-breasted woman with a giant bunch of sex appeal (and it's not for her "other" physical attributes either) who has graced the files of Met-Art.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 on Ossia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You did. But as you'll note, when a photographer converts a color image into a black-and-white image using any of the one of hundreds of photo manipulation programs, if they're not careful and simply let the software "do it's thing" some of the densities of certain colors get "skewed", especially the reds. That's why Loretta's red lipstick looks so dark in that particular image. The color density is way off - should be about half of what it looks like.

P.S. That's also why, when TV was first broadcast, men were made to wear BROWN lipstick so that their lips would show up better on the primitive B&W TV screens.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 on Ossia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You know what urban legends say about women with hair on their arms ... ;-)

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 on Ossia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

And just does every good little kid do with icing on cake or cupcakes? ;-)

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 on Cinole

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Paraphrasing from the character Inspector Sidney Wang in "Murder by Death" (one of my favorite Agatha Christie take-offs), "Ah Mr. Charles ... see from hair on jacket your wife dye her blonde hair red then back to blonde again or else ... ah ... um ... never mind!"

One of the great things I personally like about Leona is her wonderful arm hair. You know what they say about a woman who has hair on her arms ...

Leona's been pretty much flying "under the radar" since Albert's posting of her very first set. A VERY underrated model IMHO.

And as to that "... generous assortment of lovely lingerie shots .." I agree wholeheartedly. So many of these sets start off with that kind of "WHAM ! In your face!" shots that it's nice to see a kind of enticing lead-up to it.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 on Cinole

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She wears black so well - it's almost a natural color for her - no matter what her hair color (see "Cetena" set).

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 on Cinole

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I'm sure her husband agrees.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 on Aislin

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I count 2 photographers as of the date of your posting. Which one? And more importantly, why?

Friday, July 24th, 2015 on Aislin

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Kayla DOES indeed have great legs, among her other assets. But 96 shots of her on a posing stool got a little wearisome after a while. It's almost like the last 24 shots were done as an afterthought. With those great dark areolae, I could have done with some more shots of them peeking through that crochet top than what was offered.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 on Anyola

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Arkie2 2 years ago

So we can all start addressing you as "Queenie" from now on? I like it!

On the other hand, calling you "Sheba" just brings to mind a giant can of cat food so that's probably somewhere you don't want to go.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 on Cesoi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Thanks DG. I had a feeling you did it in post.

I actually like to see the b&w stuff - too many photographers pass this option by and, depending on the subject and the model, I feel it actually add something extra to the set/photos. And I don't just mean that "old-timey" b&w feeling either. So many of the current younger generation have grown up in an "all-color" world all-day, all-the-time, that they actually don't have a sense of what the b&w images can impart.

I see that LB has already chimed in that they don't like the b&w & monochrome images but their statement that "Anybody can convert any color picture to monochrome or B&W with any simple photo software." seems kind of a simplistic attitude IMHO. Sure, anybody CAN do it, but can they do it so as to impart a special feeling or to really IMPROVE an image by doing it? Seems like painting with kind of a broad brush to me.

As for me, I'll take any amount of b&w work you care to post - with any model.

Thanks for the fine work!

Friday, July 24th, 2015 on Cesoi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I may be wrong, but when I look @ images #s !1 & 2, do I spy a pair of matching pink panties? And if I look @ image #14, there appears to be maybe a pair of snap-crotch panties kid of pushed up around her midriff.? And if this is so, the $64,000 question is, Just where did they go?

Friday, July 24th, 2015 on Cesoi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

@ DG ... just out of curiosity, were the B&W and reduced saturation images created in-camera or via post-production?

Reason I ask is that, as in chemical photography, printing a color image as a b&w image generally skews the red/magenta colors and makes them appear darker in contrast than they normally would be. It looks to me like Paula's lips in the b&w images are quite a bit darker than they were in the color images.

Just curious ... Nice set and work BTW.

Like _fer_realz_ , I've been a fan of your work for a long time.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 on Cesoi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What? You don't like the adorable little black bow in the back? Kinda gives ya something ta aim for.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 on Jareti

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Could be from a "bare bulb" type flash unit with no reflector or diffuser. Used a couple of them a number of years ago to do photos of a Halloween party's participants to great effect.

In this instance, with Ardelia's admittedly abbreviated wardrobe (both in color and in size) taken against the white background, I like the kind of stark contrast in the set.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 on Jareti

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Amazing, the avenues amorous admirers take upon unabashedly admiring Ardelia in abbreviated attire, all the while applauding her ability to appease the ablebodied among us.

I bid thee all adieu.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 on Jareti

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You wouldn't fit in any way. ;-)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 on Jareti

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You ever notice how many sets Divina appears in wearing stockings or pantyhose? Certainly has the legs for it.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 on Pinnato

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Arkie2 2 years ago

True, Starlet's a ... well ... "star" in her own right and I like, for the most part, Paramov's treatment in this studio set, but I still just don't see the sense of using the props and turning it into some kind of erstaz Cirque du Soleil act. The mirror/picture frame sure, but the balancing act on the chair? Anyone enlighten me on this?

BTW ... I like the choice of bustier, panties and stockings except for Starlet "popping out" of the bustier from one frame to the next - could have been done a little slower for my liking.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 on Mudiva

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She also seems to have that certain "girl-next-door" quality to her face which goes a long way in this set.

Of course Catherine's style of photography helps this set unfold from the first images too.

Nicely done Catherine and thanks Leanisa!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 on Alotena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

BTW ... if anyone ever says that so-and-so has "bedroom eyes" ... take a close look @ Divina's ... bedroom eyes are ALWAYS brown and kind of "sleepy" looking.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 on Pinnato

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Or derrieres ... or legs ... or feet ... or boats ... or ∏ r2 (no silly wabbit ... ∏ r not squared - ∏ r ROUND!) ... now where did I put my keys? What were we saying? Oh .... hmmmm ... yes, distractions ....

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 on Pinnato

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Arkie2 2 years ago

LOOPY (lack-of-proofreading) again. First line should read, "... willing to be(t)"...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 on Pinnato

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What I really like about Divina ( besides the killer body) is that, although she's wearing makeup, she never really looks like she's wearing makeup. She always seems to have that freshly-scrubbed face look about her.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 on Pinnato

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"... puts pretzels to shame." Interesting way to look at it. I'd be willing to be that you'd be more than willing to sprinkle salt over her and use her to start off your margaritas. ;-)

Her legs look like, that if they were wrapped around you, they could squeeze the life out of you.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 on Pinnato

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The problem I have with the set is that it's got an overall yellow cast to it - throughout. If you look at the white leather, it's noticeably yellowish as well as the black leather having a yellow cast and that means that Lupita's skin also exhibits the increased yellow color. I've noticed this on more than one set both now and in the past.

As for Lupita herself and the set ...what can I say except that she's an absolute doll and really looks she likes what she's doing.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 on Midale

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Let's see ... on the one hand we have ... Lupita, and on the other hand ... we have harem pants ...
and you choose to focus on the harem pants???

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 on Midale

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I on the other hand, like the black-and-whites. By stripping away the color, they force the viewer to look at the photos in a slightly different way than if they were presented in color.

Would even like to see some done up as duotones.

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 on Presenting Lucy Li

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Arkie2 2 years ago

As Dick Martin was wont to say, "I lost [him] at the bakery."

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 on Presenting Lucy Li

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Well pilgrim ... I guess I'll just have to get in line after you on this.

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 on Presenting Lucy Li

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Uh ... you got the timing wrong there buddy ... the full debrief is wont to occur ON ARRIVAL in Latvia (hopefully). ;-)

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 on Seura

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Your writ' writin' ain't writ' rotten!

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 on Seura

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Arkie2 2 years ago

It's almost as if she either consistently uses a "soft focus" filter over the lens or else the selective focus area grid in the camera's software is constantly "hunting" back-and-forth for a correct plane of focus. Lens/camera software can be easily fooled when there is either excessive, or high contrast between the subject and the background. It also occurs if the camera is set to multi-spot focusing instead of single spot focusing.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 on Seura

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Why "convince" her? Isn't it already HER choice to appear this way?

I'll take more of her almost any way she chooses to appear in front of the camera for our pleasure.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 on Aria Bella

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah ... (I'm assuming that you mean frames like #103 & 104) ... the lighting flares are really distracting on her derriere. The off-camera light(s) were obviously used to provide a separating highlight to separate Raena's rear end from the background color but it was obviously poorly executed.

What also bothers me about the set overall, is the "soft" photography. In those same frames, Raena's rear end and hands are presented in such soft focus that it becomes somewhat distracting too. Would have thought that a photographer who's done as much work as Koenart would have been above something such as this.

On the brighter side, I really like Raena's straw-blonde hair cut short like it is. It helps perfectly frame her wonderful smiling face.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 on Seura

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Mayhaps you'll need a lobster bib - looks like you're drooling again. ;-)

Friday, July 17th, 2015 on Iteria

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Firm believer"? Is that we're all reduced to being now? Firm believers?

U 2 can take turns ranting ... i'll just here drooling ... (it can be passed off as a by-product of old age). ;-)

Friday, July 17th, 2015 on Iteria

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Arkie2 2 years ago

No problem with the legs ... (or any part of Zelda for that matter) ... just that the photography & poses combine to make them look longer & skinnier than they really are.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 on Jarei

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Arkie2 2 years ago

If we're speaking of syntax, it's "... could even make a dead man come."

Friday, July 17th, 2015 on Jarei

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Mmmmm ... beer .... mmmm ... er ... what was i thinking ... oh yessss ... eyes & breasts ... mmmmm....

Friday, July 17th, 2015 on Boceja

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Whole set ruined because of shoes? No redeeming qualities anywhere in the set? Nice model? Good photography? Great lighting? Nice expressions? Kind of like painting a bathroom with a paint sprayer there - bit of an overkill if you ask me.

And just where is it printed that Met-Art says photographers have to use such-and-such style/brand of shoes?

Ever stop to think that Layna HERSELF really likes these shoes?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 on Jenaty

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I usually have absolutely no problem with any of Zelda's work (with Rylsky or anyone else) but there are a couple of "long shots" (#s 43-46 for instance) that make it look like Zelda's got "stick legs". Kind of disturbing to look at actually. But what the heck .. it's ZELDA and I thank whomever rules the universe that I am given the opportunity to appreciate her.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 on Jarei

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Arkie2 2 years ago

If you like this set, you should see her other new posting on Arkisi's E-D site.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 on Jarei

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Another thought is that, at least in this particular set, bypassing her large breasts, there are a couple of images that, if cropped above her breasts/cleavage leaving only her shoulders & head framed (e.g. #s 45, 46, 48, 50, 51 & 59), Viola exhibits a rather wide range of emotions not commonly seen in these kinds of artistic endeavours.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 on Boceja

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Arkie2 2 years ago

A veritable "twinkle" in those eyes with the sometimes slightly upturned corners of her smile, she just squeaks naughtiness at me. If she frequents bars or clubs, I bet she has the guys (and girls) following her around like little puppy dogs.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 on Boceja

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Arkie2 2 years ago

@ _fer_realz ...
I think if you look closely (at her eyes idiot! - her eyes are up THERE!) you might see that they're actually green-hazel (as opposed to brown-hazel or gray-hazel). But still, marvelous nonetheless.

What I'm almost always amazed at is that, when a woman is (not wanting to sound completely sexist or down-putting in any way) for lack of a better term, "deficient" in one way or another, they always seem to manage to make up for it in another way. But here, Viola seems to have all the √ marks in the "right" ☐s :
REALLY spectacular breasts ✓
wonderful derriere ✓
great legs ✓
cute face ✓
marvelous smile ✓
all-around "girl-next-door" looks ✓
and what appears to be a great attitude ✓
What's not to like?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 on Boceja

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Arkie2 2 years ago

He picks nits with the best of them. ;-)

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 on Boceja

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Arkie2 2 years ago

When they're shown to us like this, they're more like ... TA -TAs ! !

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 on Boceja

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I kinda agree with you ... on some points.

I LIKE shots like #s 12 & 14 but I DISLIKE frames like #s 19 & 20 (looks like some sort of crazed marionette).

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 on Ranthy

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Arkie2 2 years ago

@ B36P ... I just caught that "Hairy Krishna" thing there ... clever ... and in that kind of light ... an amusing little story.

Friend & I were walking through Denver's Stapleton airport years ago and were accosted by a Krishna-type peddling bibles. My friend began leafing through it, stopping occasionally to mutter "Nope" and ripping a page out, letting it fall to the floor. After two or three instances he handed it back to the peddler & said "I'd buy it but a cursory exam shows so many errors that I can't really justify it." and we both walked off leaving the poor guy non-plussed.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 on Ranthy

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Beside that, what "audience" are you aiming at when you shoot for the M-A family of sites? I don't think you're really looking to do extremely high-end advertising photography. You're most likely aiming to an audience viewing images on at most, 27-32" screens and anything over 12MP capability is overkill, in my opinion.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 on Ranthy

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Effortlessly sexy" ... I like that. I think the same could be applied to Zelda B Macy & Zelda - two women I often consider to be photographic bookends.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 on Ranthy

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just guessing here ... but I'll be willing to bet that that orange wrap is not the only thing "lift[ing]" up! ;-)

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 on Ranthy

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Not to mention the edible paste too.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 on Renaki

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Fleeting" or "Senior" ??? 8-)

Monday, July 13th, 2015 on Dopia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

So ... your learned opinion in this matter is ...

Saturday, July 11th, 2015 on Acerdi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

This has me in a quandary now. On Red's model page, a number of comments were made a while back as to whether Red"s breasts are OEMs or really high-quality Aftermarkets.

Barring the use of PornoShop (whether most skillfully used or not) in this set, I can't really tell for certain.

If I assume (dangerous as that is) that PS WASN'T used, then I see no evidence of Aftermarket work.

However in several frames, Red's breasts exhibit the natural sort of "flattening out" collapse that occurs when a model lies on her back. On the other hand, some images show her breasts as almost unbelieveably full and firm. Could be a function on youth on her part.

If they ARE real, they quite closely approach what I like to call "pink-nosed puppies".

Whichever ... I LIKE her!

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Acerdi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Un-abashedly guiltily holding hand up. Ooooo ... me .... me .... take me first! ;-)

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Acerdi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Spelled it correctly ... that would be either Sheryl Lee or Sherilyn Fenn but I don't see it.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Presenting Onorin

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Arkie2 2 years ago

...especially the way Onorin's holdin' that apple in frame # 14 ... it's jes like a lil' ole' "come-'n-git-it" kinda pose/look to me ... but pardon me ... that MAY be the Scotch talkin' ...

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Presenting Onorin

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just spitballing here ... with the apple appearing in the last couple of frames, especially by itself on the open windowsill, might allegorically represent the Temptation by Eve, especially since Onorin appears in the next-to-the-last frame with it and the open window and the last frame is the open window and the apple by itself ... but then again I may just have had a few too many Laphroiags by now ... ;-)

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Presenting Onorin

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Of the comments posted as of this date/time, not a negative one in the bunch. Tells me this young woman might really have what it takes to make it big here.

And thanks again Albert, for the lingerie shots. Makes a really nice change from the "in your face" kinds of shots that show up frequently.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Presenting Onorin

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Arkie2 2 years ago

What I especially like about them is their flimsy quality - they do what they're intended to do and they just hide (or barely reveal) what's underneath and ... almost like they're waiting to be ripped off - by whatever means necessary.

To my own liking, the only way (well not the ONLY way) it could be any better was if Red had some really dark areolae that would show through her top.

But in any event, Red's very cute, has some really nice facial expressions and sports that marvelous mane of dark hair. Yum!

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Acerdi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

With the darker color, Erik would have had a tough time separating her hair from the background color(s) unless he specifically used a hair light. By the first couple of frames, it's obvious that Red's hair is at least one of the attributes that Erik wanted to highlight. On the other hand, with a dark(er) background, her lingerie would have stood out much more.

Red's very cute, and I really like her (or Erik's) choice of lingerie. Sheer white almost always has that "classy" look on a model and, to my liking, I think it works well on her.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Acerdi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Thanks for the little nod there. After I used that phrase, I wasn't sure if it would be taken as a racist or derogatory comment. Never sure in these times of political correctness.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Jeden

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Not sure if LB has "low standards" - that's a little sharp.

Photographing a model with overhead or slightly backlit lighting using reflectors and/or fill-in flash can always be a real tight-wire walking act. And if the model, as Li Moon does, has fair skin, it's easy to see where the skin tones might appear to some as a little washed out.

Personally, I like Li Moon herself. I like the way her dark hair frames her face and sometimes falls to frame her lovely breasts.

Marlene, I liked the way you did most of shots in this set, but a couple of shots could have used a bit less lighting, IMHO. The lighting in image #56 seems a bit too much so that it seems to wash out Li Moon's overall skin tone. But outside of a few images like that, I like what you did with the set.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 on Jeden

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Arkie2 2 years ago

@ B36P (and everyone else) ...

for all my part in that what may have caused the final collapse ... I apologize ... both for the way things finally shook out and for the loss of any of your ancillary comments. Many, if not all of the secondary comments were, and continue to be, prescient, and I, at least for myself, continue to value other members comments and points of view.

That particular member had always danced around what they ultimately ended up saying to me directed to ALL or MOST members and myself as well, as well as Met-Art.

BTW .... if I'm not sure about what might be going on sometime in the future as to what I may have said - in a particular context - I always end up doing a "Save Page as ..." for the pages of the thumbnails that captures all the extant comments AS OF THAT DATE.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 on Sabemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Something about a woman in a simple white dress-shirt and matching undies (either tops, bottoms or both) seems to crank me up every time and this one's no different.

Plus, Skarlett has that way of showing us that kind of quirky little half-smile that really sets her off (at least for me).

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 on Sabemi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Is this something like "military intelligence" ??? ;-)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 on Sigoil

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Arkie2 2 years ago

@ kilroy

BTW ... how do you know that others lurking here don't already "enjoy it"? ;-)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 on Sigoil

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Arkie2 2 years ago

At ....ttt..ttt...ttt hush up there little one. It may be just like saying "Beetlejuice". Tempt not the fates.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 on Sigoil

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Arkie2 2 years ago

... and perfectly presented pubes (no doubt) ;-)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 on Sigoil

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Have you seen her "Entitas" set? She looks like she had some fun with a shopping cart in that one - epsecially the shots of her bending over rooting around in the cart.

Monday, July 6th, 2015 on Eresit

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Kind of those "show-stopping" eyes that arrest you from across the room. Although, if I might say so, I think that her looks are as much a product of really well applied makeup than of an innate physical facial appearance. I often wonder, when I see a woman who has this kind of "look", what she actually looks like without any makeup at all.

Monday, July 6th, 2015 on Eresit

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Arkie2 2 years ago

A thought that I'm sure some other members would also share, albeit perhaps in a less "edgy" or "explicit" description. ;-)

Monday, July 6th, 2015 on Eresit

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Being her first published set you were wont, in her stead, that she & Mr. Lightfoot gave us an "in your face legs-behind-her-head" set of photos? Perhaps in the future. Or maybe this is exactly how she wanted to appear to us and is perfectly happy with the way the photos turned out.

Monday, July 6th, 2015 on Presenting Blake Bartelli

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah ... me too. ???

Monday, July 6th, 2015 on Presenting Blake Bartelli

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Arkie2 2 years ago

A certainly most thoroughly enjoyable first appearance for Ms. Bartelli. I knew that July was a blue-moon month, but the lighting you executed in frame #45 presents us with not one, but two most excellent crescent moons. Nice way to accent this most pleasant of derrieres. Well executed sir!

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 on Presenting Blake Bartelli

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The only thing I would have liked to have seen in the set, after viewing Zarina in that lovely white babydoll at the end of the set, would have been a nice pair of matching white lace panties. THAT would truly have made the set complete for me.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 on Pyvian

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Maybe his nom de guerre should be 'jugglehat'? ;-)

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 on Pyvian

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Arkie2 2 years ago

" ... because I view almost all the models as "sheep" "

"... many if not most of the viewers as ignorant and lacking in taste."

"The girls don't interest me, and I'm bored by the rote photography."
A VERY curious set of statements regarding the models, members and photographers and, by extension, Met-Art, from a member who promotes your viewpoints. How nice to be enabled here to make such judgements from such a lofty seat above those you consider "... ignorant and lacking in taste."

And your only counterpoint to these statements and reason for frequenting this site is "... I only came to this site for one girl, and the ability to comment."

As to why Met-Art management may have done anything with their family of sites I can't speculate, and that's all your statement "MA feared the truth." is in actuality.

A very curious set of statements indeed ...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 on Nesie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I fully understand that we are all different. There is absolutely no possibility that any of us could be the same in ALL things. Differences I respect.

What I DO take umbrage with is your incessant hammering away at each and every model's/photographer's sets which you obviously have viewed. It is very tiring, not only to me, but I am sure, to many other members as well, whether they voice it or not.

Except for those sets of Kristel, back when you first posted under the name of "Doug" (and here, don't state that "Doug" and "yin-yang" aren't one-and-the-same persons - even a perfunctory reading of the postings of "Doug" show EXACTLY the same philosophy and even the same phrasing that you use now) ... except for those sets, you consistently criticize both the models for the lack of physical attributes (read body hair or it's removal) as well as the photographers for digital manipulation of images. You do it each and every time. Even if a model appears "trimmed", you make it a point to ceaselessly berate her about appearing thusly.

While I no longer do model photography in any form, I'm sure that no photographer starts out a set with a model by saying "Look, I'm not going to photograph you unless you shave." It's a choice the models make based on WHATEVER they choose to believe (personal, medical or business-related).

You make these comments on each and every set you've viewed, each and every time. You rarely take the time to make any other constructive comments, other than on these two subjects.

Everyone who reads the comments sections, whether they choose to post or not, knows you want to see unshaven models and un-retouched images.

When someone espouses an opinion or preference contrary to yours, you consistently belittle them, if not off-handedly, then in face of fact, to the point of attacking their 1) choices or preferences or 2) their "knowledge". Time and again you have even gone so far as to attack their intelligence - sometimes to the point of name-calling.

In the digital age in which we find ourselves, it has become a common fact of the trade, that some sort of digital image manipulation is going to occur. Not always or in all cases, but it's going to occur. Whether that manipulation is done haphazardly in a sort of slap-dash fashion, or is done expertly to the point that it is unnoticeable to the viewer, the fact is that it IS going to occur. Not every photographer or photographer's assistant is a master of the image manipulation program they choose to use - that's a fact that drives businesses like Adobe to produce such platforms. The practice has become both scourge and blessing for the image industries, be they digital or print.

The general rule of thumb now is to acknowledge that EVERY image you view has somehow been manipulated. It's not a nice tack to take, but it's a realistic one. Met-Art does not proclaim to present us with images that haven't been manipulated one way or another. Whether by a photographer or one of their staff members, or by Met-Art themselves. If it occurs and you notice it, it's done.

Y-Y, everyone gets it by now ... who amongst us are such slow ponies that they don't know you like the unshaven, un-manipulated "natural" look and demand it of the models and photographers?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 on Nesie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

One of the all-time best Brit-produced comedy shows who's humor(our) is often lost on many of us here "across the pond".

But THIS Sybil really jumped up in my face when her sets first started showing up. As B36P elucidated, she DOES seem to hit all the right good points about a model appearing here.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on Mesura

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Arkie2 2 years ago

So now anyone who doesn't agree with you or "understand" your viewpoint is a "dickhead"?

Rose ...

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on Nesie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"I have just seen *enough* shaven in erotica for this lifetime!" Not being a specialist in psychological matters, then just why hang around here (and elsewhere) and force your eyes to behold so many unshaven women? Surely not just for the "comments" section ... you could do THAT almost anywhere else (except for Twitter). And don't say it's just for your Kristel either ... she's such a minuscule part of what M-A has to offer that she can't be your raison d'être for hanging around here.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on Nesie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Not a huge fan of jewelry in sets merely for decorative purposes but in this case, I like the way that Zsanett's necklace picks up the color of her great nipples & areolae. And you're right, the blue eyes are killer.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on Canopa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah .. at your advanced age it might TAKE all day long ... ;-)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on Canopa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

It may be a "habit", but it's only in your opinion that it's a "bad" one.

To harken back to the days of chemical/film photography, not all photographers agreed with dodging and burning prints, but certainly no one accused another photographer of "bad habits".

And, since (as far as I know) you're not a photographer, you really have no right to harangue a photographer (or model for that matter) as to what they do or do not do. The "product" is presented to the viewer as "caveat emptor".

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on Canopa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ya know ... sometimes your ATTITUDE can be downright SHITTY.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on Nesie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Latin ... literally "to the person". Perhaps you meant to use "ad nauseam"?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 on Nesie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Kind a full-on bazooka face-blast there buddy.

Everyone knows your viewpoint and likewise Doug/yin-yang's. Why don't you two just stop jumping up in each other's face for a bit?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 on Nesie

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Variety! Originality!" ... I see neither here. My question is "Why was the shoot restricted to this tiny 3 square meter area of the room?" Was something else going on in the rest of the room that precluded Karl & Dakota from utilizing it? When you've got a model cramped into a tiny corner of a room, it's awfully difficult to do something "original" with the shoot. Personally, I decry making a model climb up on small, cramped furniture in order to come up with a "shoot". I think the whole thing could have been done far better had the entire room, or at least other parts of it, been utilized.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 on Palone

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Talk about yin/yang (pardon the unfortunate verbal reference but it's appropriate) - contrast this set with her set on TLE. I'm sure "something else" with her will pop up here.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 on Presenting Mary

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ahhh ... PornoShop ... the "reserve parachute" for photographic miscues!

Alas ... not all those using PornoShop know how to use the resource properly - just as many would-be photographers would be equally as well-off using point-and-shoots vs. DSLRs.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 on Nacha

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just out of curiosity (not really meaning to go about poking THIS side of the bear) with your position, how do you stand on hair on the head? Long? Short? Bald (ever see THX 1138 ?)

The hair issue aside - if you could see yourself to do that - how is Valeria otherwise?

Friday, June 26th, 2015 on Nacha

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just remember to bring the pick-a-nik basket Boo-Boo!

Friday, June 26th, 2015 on Nacha

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Awwww ... and here I was thinking I was your type ;-)

Friday, June 26th, 2015 on Presenting Apolonia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I may be mistaken but, IMHO, as much as it can be, THIS may be the next new face of MetArt.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 on Presenting Apolonia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Uhhh .... Mexico is NOT North America ... it's Central America. Canada & the U.S. are North America. Talk about "stupid mistakes"...

Friday, June 26th, 2015 on Presenting Apolonia

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just out of curiosity ... how would changing a woman's HAIR COLOR effect her "... [TALENT] for posing." (my emphasis)? It certainly would affect the way you look at her or perceive her sets, but hair color certainly shouldn't affect her talent for posing - unless maybe the coloring process somehow seeps through her skin and directly affects her brain - but I doubt that that would happen.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 on Lija

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Definitely NOT perky. Nowhere near pink-nosed-puppies. Very nice - but most assuredly not perky.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 on Renara

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I know it's only nude photography, but could you be just a LITTLE cruder???

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 on Domanta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ya know ... it's almost like somewhere along the line the photographer made it a point to say "And remember ... don't bring any heels! You'll be climbing all over the furniture and we don't want you scratching anything with heels!"

I'd trade NOT posing on furniture (except the "normal" stuff - beds, couches) for WEARING heels any day.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 on Narove

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Arkie2 2 years ago

W O O F ❤

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 on Narove

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Photographic perfection is when makeup is applied to either hide, partially hide or enhance some of a model's facial features AND that makeup application is done so that it's almost impossible to tell the model's even wearing makeup. I've seen it before and it CAN be done.

With the advent of digital photography and now "hi-def" photography and videography, it's very tough to do and most men (and women for that matter) don't realize the phrase "less is more" rules in modeling and photography - unless of course the photographer/editor is going for a specific "over-the-top" kind of look - and that's generally reserved for high-fashion modeling.

I don't agree that, overall, Ardelia's over made-up though as some others are wont to say.

Ardelia, like several other models here and elsewhere, does have those kind of mesmerizing, smokey kind of eyes that sometimes just seem to stare right through the viewer.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 on Relddi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Photographic perfection is when makeup is applied to either hide, partially hide or enhance some of a model's facial features AND that makeup application is done so that it's almost impossible to tell the model's even wearing makeup. I've seen it before and it CAN be done.

With the advent of digital photography and now "hi-def" photography and videography, it's very tough to do and most men (and women for that matter) don't realize the phrase "less is more" rules in modeling and photography - unless of course the photographer/editor is going for a specific "over-the-top" kind of look - and that's generally reserved for high-fashion modeling.

I don't agree that, overall, Ardelia's over made-up though as some others are wont to say.

Ardelia, like several other models here and elsewhere, does have those kind of mesmerizing, smokey kind of eyes that sometimes just seem to stare right through the viewer.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 on Relddi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

But mostly im-pertinent. ☝

Friday, June 19th, 2015 on Nituna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Arkisi DOES have a way of finding and photographing models whose face meets or exceeds the attractiveness of their bodies. Loretta's face could grace the cover of any of the standard women's magazines. Matter of fact, I could take looking at a set of photos of nothing BUT head-and-shoulders shots of her all day. She truly appears to be one of those models whose face really "loves the camera."

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 on Nituna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

To hell with art books ... I want her HERE!

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 on Nituna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

That WOULD be nice, especially on this tiny little rocket.

BTW ... Just figured out your ding-danged ding-bats! ❥ ♑ ♌

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 on Nituna

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah ... like a regular orange Gumby.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 on Lijeta

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"Horseshoes" never were a big favorite of mine either.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 on Panese

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Happy in your "house"? From the looks of your nom-de-guerre, "house" = pants? ;-)

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 on Jsuni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You've seen a queen in her "fancy lingerie"? Didn't know you were that well connected! Or maybe ... you've just seen a "queen" in their fancy lingerie. ;-)

But I get your gist ... Adel looks great in (or out of) lingerie, or clothes for that matter. Kind of wish it was another color though - something darker to provide a contrast against her fair-colored skin.

Either way though, I'm just as happy to see her here again.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 on Jsuni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Also, Leda's shorter hair style goes well with her facial shape. I really couldn't picture her with either 1) blonde hair or 2) long (read middle of her back or more) hair.

I also think that the shorter hair tends to make any model, not just Leda, look a bit older than her stated years - which isn't a bad think at all.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 on Tunebi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

This is a prime example of a woman's breast size seeming to fit her frame perfectly. I really can't imagine Leda with a set of 34-36 Cs or Ds - these just seem to be a perfect fit for her.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 on Tunebi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever worked out a "family tree" of photographers within the MA family?

Monday, June 15th, 2015 on Tunebi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Perhaps mysecret was viewing/posting from their Samsung Galaxy tablet?

Monday, June 15th, 2015 on Tunebi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

On you "...wacky as heck" might look downright normal. Just don't ever sunburn the SOLES of you feet!

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 on Rineva

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Uhhhh ...from the looks of, 1) her eyebrows and 2) her arm hair, I'd say that it's almost certain she dyes her hair. Looks good on her to me though. Really goes well with her eye color (and that too may be a function of contacts).

I don't know - you seem to have the planet's highest-rez monitor and are enamored of hi-rez images, if you look carefully @ her hair in images #122 & 124, you may see some brown undertones in her hair. Those could of course be a function of the set lighting.

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 on Rineva

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Arkie2 2 years ago

If you need to go shopping, I can always make time for a "ride along". ;-) Middle-aged guys always seem to get a little "extra" attention when shopping for lingerie - at least that's been my experience.

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 on Masade

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Unless they've changed styles recently (they haven't - been shopping with my gf's kid sister - she likes company when going to VS) that's called a balconette (sp?) style bra. Designed to give maximum lift and "exposure" esp. when viewed from above - hence the "balcony" or "overlook" part.

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 on Masade

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Prodigious proclamations of pulchritude is NOT prohibited in this phenomenal photo set.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 on Halun

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The "... hates body hair ..." would be an unsupported inferrence. Short of Macy actually stating or posting something to the effect, we have no way of knowing how she actually feels about the appearance of body hair.

If you look closely enough, you'll see that she has a fair amount of forearm hair which she neither bleaches nor has waxed (at least it's appearance is continuous throughout her posted sets over time) so that one may suppose that she has no overt problems with body hair in general. Pubic hair in particular is another side of the coin altogether.

As a former long-time photographer, I do know that many women who want to be photographed want to appear in the most favorable light and have no qualms about anyone "retouching" their images to achieve this end. What retouching is done is usually a matter of personal choice more often than the choice of the photographer who does the work.

And guys want to be pretty too. Just take a look at any male and/or female bodybuilding competition and you'll see narry a hair outside of head and eyebrows. What's that say?

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 on Duzena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Now there's an interesting idea ... how would we ever know? And just what avenue of reasoning would you be going down to arrive at that suspicion? You can't even say "she obviously likes to be shaven". There would be no support for that line of reasoning. For all we know, Macy might actually LIKE body hair and that "natural - untouched/unretouched look" that you espouse but accede to the current trend in hair removal.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 on Duzena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Be just like the cartoon character whose blood pressure keeps going up and up until the top of his head pops off (certainly no metaphor intended there).

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 on Duzena

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Yeah ... but you ain't never had a beer till you sat in a Saigon bar and drank warm beer with a touch (sometimes more like a fist) of formaldehyde in it. Mmmmmm ... ;-)

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 on Presenting Una Piccola

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Arkie2 2 years ago

My tour in the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club was great, right up until the time I launched an F-4 off the #2 cat & they took a bird down the starboard intake which, of course, necessitated in the whole damn airframe disintegrating (along with the aircrew). Guys never had a chance to get out. Steaming underway ... blue water ops ... not much to do other than to run over the wreckage ... even the plane guard couldn't find the crew ... written off as "missing in action".

Still have my white float coat kicking around here somewhere ...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 on Presenting Una Piccola

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Looks great as a blonde. Wonder what she looks like with her natural hair color.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 on Adagio

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Arkie2 2 years ago

The DEAD??? You remember the Dead??? Geeeez ... you're old!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 on Presenting Li Moon

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Do the words "china doll" come to anyone's mind?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 on Presenting Li Moon

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Arkie2 2 years ago

In the less politically correct form of this world, we called them "floaties".

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 on Sinedi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Short, curvy & adorable turns my brain to mush. Does just the opposite to the rest of my body though ...

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 on Sinedi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Maybe 3D???

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 on Sinedi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Psssst ... truth be told ... so is he. ;-)

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 on Sinedi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"[You] may be beaten"... ooooh, give Yin-Yang a big stick of you-know-what and he'll do it. ;-)

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 on Presenting Peony

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Uh ... that would be a "soupçon" monsieur ...

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 on Presenting Peony

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Sorry about the last bit - in re-reading it, it may seem a bit 'over the top".

What I meant to say was that, by the way the catchlights appear in Peony's eyes, it's obvious that you used a "top & bottom" butterfly lighting arrangement with equal output from your lighting sources. I've always found that this kind of arrangement flattens out any details in a model's face (as well as covering up some imperfections in skin tone) but causes a rather "static" of lifeless look.

Maybe next time try varying the lighting output on maybe a 3:2 ratio with the stronger light on the top and the weaker light on the bottom to afford a more shadow-defined look?

Friday, June 5th, 2015 on Presenting Peony

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Arkie2 2 years ago

I noticed that same thing too, Catherine. It seems like it could be a learning curve on the part of your assistant.

While I enjoyed the set, I also noticed that this set tends more towards "flat" lighting that I've seen showing up in more and more of your work. Perhaps being caused by shooting in smaller rooms causing your lighting to flood around the model and wipe out their facial and body details?

It almost seems as if the model is "over lit" causing details brought on through shadows to be wiped out causing what some members call the "waxy" or "Madame Tussauds [sic]" look.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 on Presenting Peony

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ever think it was Peony's OWN REQUEST that she be shot this way? Not every photographer can march into a set with a new model, clutching a "checklist" of "mandatory" shots and say "Look ... here's what we're going to do with you.".

Patience grasshopper ...

Friday, June 5th, 2015 on Presenting Peony

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Just curious ... when & where in the Med? Did mine on The E back in late '60s - early '70s.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 on Presenting Una Piccola

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Not trying to "poke the bear" here but if the members who read and/or post here know and have come to recognize (as a de jure statement) your fondness for hair and un-altered models and photos, why can't you seem to extend the same acknowledgement to people on the other side of the page from yourself? After all, it doesn't say anywhere on the M-A family of websites that these photos are "unaltered" in any way.

Just curious ...

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 on Scaque

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Actually, they have one of those 42' wide jumbo hi-def screens NASA used to use back in the day of Shuttle flights instead of a regular old monitor.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 on Scaque

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Jolly good there JR (if we are permitted to accept hyperbole around here anymore). ;-)

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 on Scaque

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Arkie2 2 years ago

You playing with Kirstie's plastic vibe again??? ;-)

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 on Scaque

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Don't forget, in this new age of digital photography, "auto-focus" lenses have a very wide variety in their auto-focus metering modes and, what works for one frame, doesn't necessarily work for every shot a photographer composes. Short of setting the camera for "manual focus" and doing each shot frame-by-frame, you'll always have a camera's auto-focus lens "hunting" back and forth to find what IT thinks the plane of sharpest focus should be for each shot. Digital shooting CAN be fun, but if you let the camera make too many choices for you (the photographer) you're at the mercy of the equipment.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 on Stimme

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Her astounding assets aside (good luck with that!) Roxi has one of those engaging kinds of smiles that, no matter her other physical attributes, will keep people coming back to her sets time and again.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 on Roxi

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Remember, it is Peony's first set and quite honestly, Catherine isn't all that noted for the "gyno" type of set shots.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 on Peony

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Arkie2 2 years ago

A tiny bit "over-the-top" there jmfr. Maybe soften up the request and say "please"? ;-)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 on Peony

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Arkie2 2 years ago

"... jogging [your] memory" - THAT's what I keep hearing - like a couple of marbles rolling around in an empty tin can. LOL'ing even harder.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 on Driosa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Great curves, pale skin and small breasts topped by small dark areolae ... what's not to like?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 on Driosa

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Skarlett has that kind of face that's not quite in line with all the rest of the 19-23 year olds that pop up here but someone with a much wider range of experiences.

For me personally, I'm partial to frame #38 - it presents Skarlett in a kind of meet-cute demure/shy kind of first-date shot. Not a lot of 18-23 year olds could pull off that kind of look but Skarlett seemed to do it effortlessly.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 on Nesima

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Arkie2 2 years ago

She could be mute for all I'd care. Dominika is one of those women who photographs as if her legs were about a mile long and most photographers seem to know how to photograph her to take advantage of them.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 on Vanije

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Arkie2 2 years ago

My only quibble about the set is the unfortunate placement of the chair leg between Lucy's legs around frames #90-97. Seems kind of awkward and distracting. Otherwise, nicely done.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 on Flueni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Speaking of "daring" ... I know it's just probably a happenstance, but I like the way Lucy's bit of a bush seems to be "peeking" out above the tan line of a two-piece suit bottom she had been wearing. I realize from the faint softness of the tan line that Lucy probably DIDN'T have that bit of he bush showing above her suit bottom - but it just brings a kind of smile to my face to think that she COULD have groomed herself to have that bit hair peeking out just above her suit's line.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 on Flueni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Sorry ... didn't meant to imply by saying " ... something to a bit differently next time." that there was something "wrong" with this set (at least not in my opinion) only that if "realman" had mentioned something concrete about their dislike of the set, it might have given you an idea for future sets.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 on Flueni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Can't please everyone. Funny "realman" never mentioned WHY it was such a boring set - poses, lighting, set, props, exposure etc. Could have made it a little easier for you to figure out something to do a bit differently next time.

Me ... I liked both Lucy and the set.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 on Flueni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Kleen yer Coke bottles! ;-)

Friday, May 29th, 2015 on Flueni

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Not taking any sides here but, just out of curiosity ... with the total population in the world as high as it is now, and given the fact that a very large percentage of that total are from countries/areas who do NOT practice shaving or depilatory practices, how is it then that any of these people are able to stand one another long enough to reproduce, let along contract some God-awful diseases?

If pubic hair is "insanely disgusting and dirty" how ever did the human race manage to survive throughout all the ages?

I'm sorry, but here you're completely irrational about this. The human body is loaded with all sorts of bacteria and microscopic organisms - all to one means or another and, for the most part, we're all still living pretty long and healthy lives.

Here I will also agree with y-y in that this mad rush towards "ultra cleanliness" is fast pushing certain parts of the human race towards the brink. I have a couple of friends who're in the health-care profession and they all agree, Purell and like products consistent usage are actually reducing homo sapiens' ability to fight off diseases. It's the constant relatively innocuous exposure to everyday germs and microorganisms that allow the body to build immunity.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 on Inorea

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Arkie2 2 years ago

Ever see Ms. Acker in Wheadon's Much Ado About Nothing? Delicious adaptation if I do say so myself.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 on Bansi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Why in the world would it be "noble"? It is (by your own past and continuing admissions) certainly futile, but I see nothing "noble" about it.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 on Mairei

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Strange errant color shift in a couple of individual photos also a bit distracting.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 on Deltoni

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Agree with you about the lingerie. Cute little derriere on Brandi. Could have done without the distracting tag on the undies though.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 on Deltoni

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Being a long-time photographer, I really do like the extended "lead-in" photos to a set. Sometimes the kind of BAM!-in-your-face start to some photographer's sets kind of sets me off of the rest of the set.

And as for small breasts, Zsanett is one of those women who perfectly display (no pun intended) the fact that women don't have to necessarily have large breasts to be sexy. Matter of fact, sometimes a fully-clothed woman can be even more sexy than one who's completely naked. In a lot of cases, the journey from anticipation to fulfillment goes a long way towards being "sexy". After all, if you're sitting in a darkened night club and a woman begins flirting with you across the bar, she's almost always fully (or otherwise) clothed and it's your own brain chemistry that sets things off.

It might be a bit old-timey, but I LIKE that journey from anticipation to fulfillment.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 on Stallia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What I've liked about Zsanett from the start is her coquettish appearance in many shots. She has a way of looking at the camera with her head slightly cocked and a wry smile while either delicately biting at a finger or slightly brushing her hair back from the side of her face. Those kinds of flirtatious looks get me every time - either in or out of clothes. I'll bet that if she frequents clubs or bars, those kinds of looks get men and women into trouble in no time.

A slow strip of those panties while indeed be a great tease, the facial expressions are equally arousing.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 on Stallia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Uh oh ... you just poked the bear. EVERYONE (and I do mean EVERYone) who visits this site knows where yin-yang's train is chugging off to. Sometimes, it's just best to know where his train is going and go along for the ride - it IS in fact quite like being on a train - they're on tracks and there's just no way of going in a different direction.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 on Stallia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just spitballing here buddy but "... a reasonable number of shots ..." how many would that constitute? 10? 20? 50?

Don't get me wrong, I like shots of a woman in (and getting out of) nice lingerie as much as the next guy (or girl) - maybe more so.

And while we're on the subject of lingerie, can you 'splain it to me why "...wear[ing] a sexy thong ... highlights her exquisitely (sic) beautiful tiny breasts."?

Again here, I like both (her choice of undies and her small breasts) but I can't see why the one highlights the other.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 on Stallia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

fer ... every time I see Adel it makes takes me back to my first years in Uni and my first love. Funny how a woman like this can resurrect such long-held memories. Adel has another one of those classic what I call "point-that-thing-in-another-direction" derrieres. I wonder what she looks like from behind, walking away from you in a pair of tight jeans ... :-p

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 on Tinera

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Arkie2 3 years ago

She may truly be a "siren of the rocks". I like the way Rylsky handled the tough outdoor lighting in the sometimes open shade vs. the shots partially illuminated by direct sunlight. Tough to achieve a good balance without the highlights being blown out.

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 on Aujen

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Arkie2 3 years ago

But less "green water" would be better. Seems endemic in these bathtub sets.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 on Untai

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Some really nice shots (esp. of her "peachy little bottom" as you are wont to say). I also like the way her slightly darker areolae show through that cute lace top. And the garter belt is a very nice addition to the overall lingerie set. The smiles make it seem like she's having a good time doing this too instead of just "another day at the office."

My only negative is that, throughout the set, there are a number of frames exhibiting color shifts (I know, it's all white lingerie and set) but if you look at the overall color in say frame #5 vs. frame #19, you can see an overall yellowish tone shift. Not sure if it was camera or lighting-induced, but it runs throughout the whole set.

That being said though, more of this lovely little doll would definitely be appreciated.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 on Lestret

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just out of curiosity, if "... all these girls ... earn a thumb down from me" how can you look at them and their sets "in a ... more objective way"? If you've already admitted your bias against them, how can you possibly say you're being "objective"?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 on Mindle

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Too young for Helen of Troy. More like Juliet of the Capulets

Monday, April 20th, 2015 on Nuria

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I was finally able to secure two original prints late in the '70s for my starting collection, but I suspect they'll never approach the value of Moonrise.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 on Cionime

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Hey! Teachers! Leave [that kid] alone!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 on Etinda

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Yeah ... she'll turn your hard drive into a 3.5" floppy ...

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 on Etinda

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Arkie2 3 years ago

BTW ... as a semi-humorous aside to this exchange on Ansel Adams ...way back in 1973 when I was in university I could have acquired an actual hand processed studio print of his famous "Moonrise, Hernandez New Mexico" photograph for a paltry $300 from a local art gallery. Thought it a bit high & didn't have the $$$ at the time. Last time I saw, one of Ansel's studio prints of Moonrise went for $300k at a Christie's (could have been Southeby's) auction. Too late "schmart" as my dad used to say. Still kicking myself over that one 40 years later. :-(

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 on Cionime

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Arkie2 3 years ago

On the contrary, Ansel Adams often "burned-in" and "dodged" areas of his final prints to enhance them. That, and the adjustment of the initial film development and final print development processes led directly to the overall adjustment of the end product.

"... appease hair-and-[WOMEN]-haters ..." where doe THAT come from? If one is a woman-hater they're certainly not hanging around here.

In this digital age, other than the outright shaving/laser removal and/or depilatory procedures, how else would one "remove hair" from a digital image? Your harping about "airbrushing" does in fact equate, at least in part, with hair removal from images.

And "... hair-removal is essential to this site ..." where does THAT come from? Photos of your own often-referred to Kristel appear here and in so many of those images she has that "natural" look which you so-often espouse. If "hair-removal" truly was essential to this site there'd be a lot more going on with her photos than you could ever stand for.

As for your statement as to " ... just drawing a distinction for [YOU] and other fans of shaved." I highly doubt that you have any inkling as to what constitutes what my personal likes & dislikes are ... that's a completely fallacious statement on your part.
And yes, management has talked to photographers about the abuse and over-use of digital manipulation, but only when the practice goes overboard to the extreme.

Face it, in this new "digital age" some image manipulation is bound to occur in quite a few of the images appearing here and in mainstream photography on a day-to-day basis. You're never going to be able to put all those worms back into the digital Pandora's box (to mix metaphors).

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 on Cionime

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Humbly begging your pardon, but what you see in frames #s 11, 12 & 13 are what's called "Montgomery tubercles" around the outside edge of Sybil's areolae. They are definitely NOT surgical scars. Additionally, there's absolutely no evidence of blanket, whip (blind or otherwise), simple interrupted, purse string or figure 8 stitches anywhere on her breasts. Most women's areola show surface evidence of Montgomery tubercles, some to a greater or lesser extent.

They're simply absolutely great examples of what a lot of people refer to as "perky" breasts on a fine young woman.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 on Ojetta

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Doug/Yin-Yang - your statement "Where does it mention hair?" is bogus from the get-go. As your own comment further down states "I was thinking in this case about Katie's tattoos, armpits and pubic area -- 2 of those have "sexual" hair...".

Anyone who has followed your comments for any length of time knows of your proclivity for the removal (digital or in actuality) of body hair in photographs and knows that, if not mentioned directly at the outset of your comments, hair removal or overall lack thereof is at the "root" of your comments.
Don't try to obfuscate your comments and postings by saying "Hair? Where did I mention hair?" and then post a follow-up statement mentioning that very thing.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 on Cionime

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Arkie2 3 years ago

If, by digitally "airbrushing" a digital image, you take exception to a photographer's innate right to present the world with an altered image and, as you have espoused time and again, decry that same artist's ability to do that, are you not stating that this offends your ability to appreciate that same image in it's un-retouched state?

Certainly one of the most famous photographers of record, Ansel Adams, almost NEVER presented the viewer with an image that had NOT been materially manipulated in some respect to achieve a desired effect. Would you stand there bald-faced and decry his right to do such manipulations saying "Yes but, I want to see the scene as it actually was! No fair! You're changing the image to suit your own artistic needs/desires!" And also by extension, what if you had purchased a print and then found out what had actually been done to achieve that print? Would you also cry "Foul!"?

Cpme on Doug/Yin-Yang ... it's only nude photography fer Chrisse-sakes. I'm sure if the Met-Art team had any problems with digital retouching, K would certainly have made the fact known to photographers long before this time.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 on Cionime

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Hang around here long enough and you'll get to see him spin his "hair today-hair tomorrow" record over and over again. He always says he's just trying to either "enlighten" the models or get them to think in a different vein rather than to follow the current "hairless trend" in this photography format. If you do a search of his posts (both under this nom de guerre and his previously used one "Doug") you'll find countless postings on the same subject. Many of the members who've become tired on his incessant postings simply skip over reading anything from him now. Saves reading time at least ...

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 on Cionime

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Arkie2 3 years ago

100 Viagra pills. Yikes!!! With THAT many, the top of your "big head' would blow right off (to say nothin' of your other "manly parts".) They ain't like munchin' on Tic-Tacs or Pez ya' know ...

But Katie DOES seem to have that same effect on most of us ... them's that's alive you know ... ;-)

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 on Cionime

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What do you mean by "weak"?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 on Sanfer

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You could probably set up a camera on a tripod by itself with a wireless remote trigger on it and IT would have trouble not taking a bad photograph of Lorena or, for that matter, shaking all on it's own.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 on Virtud

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Even if Lorena and her various photographers never chose to reveal any of her intimate parts, I could look at set after set of her either fully or partially clothed for quite a long time. She truly has one of those "camera friendly" faces that photographers the world over - no matter what type of photography they do - look for in ernest. If Lorena didn't do nude photography, I really believe she could have made herself a small fortune in more contemporary photography venues.

Not that I don't appreciate her appearances here and elsewhere.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 on Virtud

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Arkie2 3 years ago

If a 35" chest measurement is to be believed at all.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 on Kantata

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Or mebbe you're just YANG-kin on everybody else's YIN.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 on Roedy

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Did I hear him say "somebody's gotta be doo-doo"? ;-)

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 on Roedy

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Well ... could you tell us, maybe in a little bit MORE detail, what you wan to do??? This kind of posting is a bit too vague to know what you really want.

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 on Virtud

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Maybe not phones WITHOUT buttons - please ... these little eensie-weensie little tiny chicklet-like replacements or their equally finger-frustratingly maddening touch-pad replacements turn people with normal-to-larger-sized fingers into digital dervishes.

But you're right about the ratings systems (across all the sites) .

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 on Tiende

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Think about it for a minute ... what's the shape of an old-fashioned kitchen "egg timer" look like? Or a classic "sand clock". ;-)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 on Tiende

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Since it's "our Nikia" - yet another set that might cause the innocent on onlooker to stumble across his/her own two feet.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 on Tiende

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Very nice paraphrase there, Lenny! Although _I_ do like beach sets, as I think I've said before, you could put Nikia in a potato sack and she'd make it look good.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 on Tiende

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Arkie2 3 years ago

As the salesman in the haberdashery is wont to say "Sammy! the man needs to see the suits! Turn up the lights! As if ... Too much sunlight and people complain about over-exposed, blown-out lighting and the nasty shadows obscuring things. Too little and they complain about the nasty under-lit scenes. C'mon ... just be glad to have Nikia gracing your world and say "Thank You!!"

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 on Tiende

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Arkie2 3 years ago

But it would also tend to skew the voting. I'd wager a guess that the more a member sees other members voting in higher percentiles, the more likely they themselves are to rate the model higher. Kind of a lemming effect.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 on Presenting Lilit

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not to mention that, as frames #102-106 evidence, Malena has a seriously photogenic face - she could easily be the "cover girl" of any one of the major cosmetics houses.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 on Cansia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

The look in frame #6, with Malena's downturned head, the upturned smiling eyes and the devilish smile has that look dow pat. I'd be willing to bet that if, sitting in a darkend bar, Malena flashed that kind of look, you'd have everyone doing Cirque du Soleil acts trying to get to her - I know _I_ would - and I'm seriously older than dirt!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 on Cansia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

How do you _fully_ control natural, outdoor lighting? Sure you can use gobos and all manners of screens, reflectors, scrims 'n such, but you never really fully CONTROL natural ighting.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 on Tinea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You know what's missing from this set? A nice crisp, white lace G-string ... maybe an appropriate pair of heels ...

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 on Tinea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

See what can be done with a simple white dress shirt and some natural lighting? Of course, it helps if you carry a body like hers on that frame ... ;-)

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 on Tinea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You're asking a kind of rhetorical question here. Y-Y (formerly posting under another name) has been posting this same comment and concomitant logic for a long time now. Originally stating that he was merely voicing his opinion as was his right as a paying member and that by doing so, "someone" (either photographer and/or model) would finally see the light of his point and stop shaving.

Don't know about the M-A system software right now but members used to be able to exclude or ignore posts from certain individuals or, as is always the prerogative, to turn off all comments, but then you'd be missing out on all the postings from other members. Guess you just have to take the bad with the good sometimes.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 on Rozani

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I'm not an optometrist but I'd be glad to give her an "exam" any times she wants.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 on Nyere

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Arkie2 3 years ago

WARNING! REPLACE PACEMAKER BATTERY AT ONCE! YOUR'S OBVIOUSLY HAS FAILED.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 on Autare

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Alex ... BTW ... with all the comments being bandied around about Katie's lovely bottom (guilty about joining in the fray) - you did a really nice job with the location and the overall lighting in this set.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 on Nyere

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Arkie2 3 years ago

HEY! Point that thing in some other direction! Don't you know better than to play with a loaded weapon? How come every time Katie shows up, she's always waving that delicious derriere in my general direction? It's awfully hard to concentrate on the overall aspects (pardon the alliterative pun) of a photographer's set with Katie waving that thing all over the place.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 on Nyere

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And you know what ? She absolutely knows what effect that delicious derriere of hers has on us all. "Skinny jeans" were made for this woman and I'll bet there'd be a long line waiting to help her into (or out of) them.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 on Nyere

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Nicely said. Unfortunately, like religious fanatics or zealots, the polar opposites here won't ever quit. It's like the wind blowing in the desert - it's always there and quite annoying.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 on Intende

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You get off _yer_ medication just a wee bit there buddy? ;-) (see what I did there again?) Nice rant. I guess that's been building up _fer_ a while now. (Not that it didn't need to be said.)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 on Intende

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Arkie2 3 years ago

The only thing I don't particularly care for is the way she has her hair parted in the center of her head. To either side - right or left - but not in the center. She has such a "high forehead" that it makes her kind of look like Anne Boleyn to me. But Loreen's always been one of my very favorite black-haired models. She consistently smiles throughout her sets which leads me to believe she actually likes what she's doing.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 on Storich

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"...was not shown good enough to enjoy her beauty." Huh??? Almost everyone posting a comment (with very few exceptions) loves this set as well as Sybil and Leonardo's work with her.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 on Ezeble

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Try a little bourbon next time. Works every time for me. ;-)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 on Ezeble

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Arkie2 3 years ago

It certainly looks as if this young woman absolutely enjoys doing this.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 on Ezeble

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Like saying "poorly shot". Who or what's disappointing? Leonardo? His work? Sybil?

Monday, March 9th, 2015 on Ezeble

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Lorena has those wonderful "character lines" at the corners of her mouth which, while small, add noticeably to to her expressions, especially when smiling - which is almost all the time.

Her body notwithstanding, she has that marvelous face which is more than just the sum of it's overall parts.

I love the white lace panties she's wearing in this set which offsets themselves nicely against her natural Mediterranean skin tone.

Luca, I also like how, especially early on in the set, the way your use of the natural lighting has sometimes caught and slightly highlighted Lorena's nipples against the surrounding darker areolae. Very nicely done! Of course with Lorena it's hard to end up with a bad set.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 on Iluvia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You keep admiring Lorena and you'll be "harder" in no time.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 on Iluvia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

With the way these sets are presented, there's no telling if a particular model has actually "retired". One of my all-time favorites, Chantelle, dropped off the radar about a year or so ago and then miraculously, a set of hers popped up on RA. Looks like it might have been shot fairly recently but then again, who knows?

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 on Presenting Roxi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I call them "Titanic" shots 'cause it always looks as if they were taken on the pitching deck as the Titanic was going down.

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 on Presenting Roxi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Bendy ... kinda like a female version of Gumby (assuming Gumby was a male incarnation in the first place).

Friday, March 6th, 2015 on Peladi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You'll "catch" anything that catches your eye, that's _fer shur_ (see what i did there, huh?)

And you ... you're more like a little Pomeranian I suspect ... louts of loud noises coming out a small package but not really something to lose much of one's sleep over. You're just a big ole' softy at heart.

But you're right in one thing ... Loretta's awfully cute and Arkisi always seems to do such great work with her.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 on Peladi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Euphemistically known in the trade as "stripper heels". Some of the girls have been known to refer to them as "horseshoes" ... obviously for the "clip-clop" sounds they make when walking around.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 on Dakema

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Arkie2 3 years ago

He can't help it. His writ writin's writ rotten. ;-)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 on Pleven

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Arkie2 3 years ago

She's also one of those women whose bottom just begs to have a couple of bite marks on it - maybe even a little lipstick kiss tattoo.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on Callea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Annnnnd .... there it is.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on Callea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Remember ... never up never in!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on Callea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Clever cantilevered construction capitalizes once more! Although, with her small frame, she's likely to have concomitantly large problems later in life. But we all (for the most part that is, except the dolt who posted "ugly breasts" in the User Tags section) applaud and admire Roxy for not only her body but her face and overall attitude in this set. Congrats! Roxy has that almost-cherubic kind of face and those eyes! - her makeup artist hit a homerun with the wide-eyed spikey eyelash look that just makes those warm, soft brown eyes seem to explode off the page!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on Presenting Roxi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

She also looks great in that white stretch one-piece. Not many women can pull that off. I'm not particularly a fan of lens flare in photographing models, but in this instance, with the strong backlighting, the white bodysuit, the white window sheers offset by Macy's dark hair, I like it. It's what helps to give that "ethereal" quality you seem to like. Macy's always been one of my very favorite models since she started showing up.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 on Lioxy

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Shame you hadn't had her under contract sooner - not that she's not beautiful now - just would've liked to see how she looked in sets you might have shot in the past vs. what you're shooting now. Great work - especially with the tough lighting.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 on Lioxy

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Ever stop to think this is EXACTLY the way Fresh WANTED to be presented in a first set?

Just because your expectations of an all-inclusive gynecological study didn't materialize doesn't mean that the set is "shit".

From a photographer's technical point of view, the photos are well-framed and exposed, creative with the use of light and shadow and the poses are planned to take advantage of Fresh's physical attributes working with the studio lighting.

They may not be what YOU were looking for, but they aren't "shit".

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 on Presenting Fresh

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Then she said, just as an aside (already knowing in her mind what the answer would be in a not-too-original way) "Why then does so-and-so keep subjecting themselves to this lack of "originality" - knowing full-well what the verbose poster was already going to say - as if playing some sort of "Karnak the Magnificent".

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Hemece

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Contrary to popular acclaim, those are NOT Angelina Jolie's OEMs! Joan Rivers? Tammy Faye Bakker? Cher?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Studna

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Arkie2 3 years ago

In reviewing this post it may be taken that I don't like the current generation of models which wasn't my intent at all. I like all the body types - unless they're dramatically undernourished bordering on being bulimic.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 on Osinda

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Arkie2 3 years ago

If you look at a number of her other sets, you'll see Cikita CAN (and does) smile. Since it looks as if this set was shot outside and, with the edginess to the shadows, we can see that the sun was bright, might we not chalk this up to trying not to squint while in the sun?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 on Osinda

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You and I must be linked telepathically (some might say tele-pathetically in my case). We must be twins on some level. Your descriptions always seem to be what is on the tip of my tongue (can you read it - I'm sticking it out now ;-p ).

Cikita's sets go far into the pre-history of Met-Art's original heydey. She was one of their original "full-figured" models that were all the rage until the "undernourished, small-breasted" look came into vogue.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 on Osinda

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Looks like the past rearing, in this case, it's not-so-ugly head. One of Met-Art's original big-breasted women makes a reappearance. Now the question becomes - just when was this set shot and in what sequence in the overall scheme of things? Since we know that Erro is now retired, we can only assume, albeit perhaps incorrectly, that this set was shot at least a year ago and most probably even much more.

Whichever, Cikita is/was always one of the most pleasant large-breasted blondes to grace Met's archives.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 on Osinda

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Your "ghost nipples (areolae really)" seem to be a fad on the continent when suntanning (outdoors or in commercial "electric toaster ovens" as I like to call tanning salons). Nipple caps, "pasties" or SPF 50 applied directly seems to be more of European thing than something commonly worn/done in the U.S.

I too like the braid. What gets me though is the practice of shaving + plucking and then re-painting the eyebrows. Although it appears that she hasn't done this to the extreme of removing them completely then re-drawing them in, I'd rather see a woman re-shape her eyebrows if she's not pleased with the way they look then fill them in with pencil to her liking. But hey ... each to her own.

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 on Lavora

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Arkie2 3 years ago

While a number of comments downplay the later third of this set, I like the way the window lighting is used as sidelighting. But I agree with Dark_Storm, it seems like this set is cobbled together from three distinct others.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 on Pehea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Put it away ... your "touched" enough as it is.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 on Tavolo

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Was it not possible that there was some particular personal reason that she would forego such shots at whatever time these were taken? On the other hand, never really knowing the timeline of the shots in these sets, perhaps it was one of Adele's earlier sets when she didn't feel comfortable with doing such shots? Or perhaps there WERE such shots done and, if she reviewed them before posting, for whatever reason, she asked Alex to hold them back?

Friday, February 6th, 2015 on Pehea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Hey hey Boo-Boo. I think Adele's found some goodies that aren't in her pick-a-nick basket!

Friday, February 6th, 2015 on Pehea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Ever stop to think that it was Adel herself who asked Alex NOT to shoot those explicit shots? Models DO do that you know.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 on Pehea

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Fer ... you're right about Katie's beautiful bottom (among other models). No matter what set she appears in or who photographs her, she always seems to be pointing that thing right at us in one or more frames - a if she knows what she has "back there" and is saying "This Butt's for You" (pardon the pun). And all who photographer her know that to.

But HOLY COCONUTS BATMAN! Careful with that sand! You don't want sand where sand was never meant to go!

Friday, February 6th, 2015 on Tuaja

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just so I can try to follow your copious diatribes correctly ... what specifically, is this "distortion" you keep banging on about? Twisted arms? Stretched legs? Non-parallel lines? Fun-house mirror faces? I've gone back over your numerous posts and don't think I've ever seen you specifically describe this "distortion" that you are so adamant about. Thanks.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 on Izened

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Altogether, a generally good set of Divina/Sati (how could it not be with the subject matter) but some frames are either accidentally or purposely dramatically underlit. Either Guzman was trying for the dark, shadowy look or, more likely as in some of the early frames, simply underlit/underexposed. Shame to have ended up so average technically for such an high-end subject such as Divina.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 on Badame

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You want to give a try bouncing quarters off her bum and abs to see how high they'd bounce?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 on Badame

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Short drive? ;-) BTW ... she does the same for me. Be difficult to concentrate on her as a dancer or P/T instructor if I were in a class run by her.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 on Badame

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Arkie2 3 years ago

In your case, might it not be the "fatal-istically" naughty things you want to do with her??? '-)

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 on Erezan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

It's almost hard to look at Nikia in sets like this and compare her image in these to those such as found in "Pure Morning" on Rylsky's own site. It seems as though she went through a no-frills young girl in Pure Morning, to a more mature young woman in the space of a couple of years (not knowing the actual shooting order of these sets makes statements like this kind of iffy I know) but you can actually see what seems to be a "maturing" of Nikia. I like both the "new" and "old" versions - and I'd be hard-pressed to venture to say that there isn't anyone who's been captivated by this remarkable young woman's charms.

Sunday, February 1st, 2015 on Erezan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

A beautiful woman in her little black dress. What else could you want except for maybe a nice pair of black spiked heels (NOT stripper heels)? Suzanna always does the short dark hair thing so well, I don't think I'd care to see her in anything else.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 on Ovari

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Arkie2 3 years ago

So, tiny women aren't normally good looking?

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 on Ardelia A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

On Katie, it's one of those "undocumented" plusses. Kinda like your first time in bed with a woman and finding fine arm hair just begging to be nipped & pulled at with your teeth.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 on Mudelie

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Sometimes a set just leaps up and grabs you by the #!*@ and this one does it for me. It's doubly great that it's Katie. She has that absolutely desirable derrere (sufferers of ADD take note here) and Alex and Katie know that and present it to us like a holiday dinner.

What I REALLY like about the set, procedurally, are the last series of photos taken near sunset where the darkening blue sky and lengthening shadows contrast nicely with the bright red and Katie's beautiful tan.

Paraphrasing Tiny Tim ... "More Please!" ...

Monday, January 5th, 2015 on Mudelie

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Arkie2 3 years ago

... maybe a nice pair of black silk slingback Manolo Blahniks?

Sunday, January 4th, 2015 on Tulira

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Absoluely but, a pair of black heels would've gotten lost together with the stockings. But hey, as long as we're doing requests ...
... how about a nice pair of fluffy pink bunny slippers? ;-)

Sunday, January 4th, 2015 on Tulira

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Honey, she had EVERYONE at shot #1. She usually does. Nikia is one of those women who has a "classical beauty" look to her face and an entire set could be bade up simply of head-and-shoulders shots of her.

Plus, Rylsky has a habit of throwing in some really well-done classic nude shots e.g. #20 to go with the rest of the frames.

Sunday, January 4th, 2015 on Lemiz

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Arkie2 3 years ago

As do most of you of the fairer sex. Somewhere along the way, society in general has proceeded to place this kind of unspoken stigma on women wearing glasses. I've known countless women who wear glasses but, when in the company of a man, feel they need to be socially blind and that glasses make them somehow "un-sexy". The old addage that "Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses" couldn't be farther from the truth.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 on Zodana

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"And so help be God, as I live and breathe, I really thought turkeys could fly.!"

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 on Zodana

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Arkie2 3 years ago

My dad always used to say "Ask. Worst they can say is NO."

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 on Perche

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I know this is going to bite me in the ass ... but she IS (grown up in "that" area) ... just elects to shave. That is unless several people held her down, spread her legs and shaved her against her will which I highly doubt. Just her choice. To coin a phrase "Why should you care?"

Monday, December 15th, 2014 on Sactira

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not only does she have that "girl-next-door" look that we all WISH was on the girl next door to us, she also has a certain "poise" to her. Look closely at her face in any of her sets, either here or on other sites, and she clearly knows how to "work to the camera". In some of her sets, when she's photographed laying on her back with her eyes closed and her head turned slightly to the side, she has this marvelous look that I can only describe as ecstasy or rapture.

If you want to help out to increase her ratings, remember to be sure to rate her HERE on her model's page and NOT necessarily on the individual set's page(s).

Friday, December 12th, 2014 on Sybil A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What I like (most) about this set, and Edwige in particular, is that it looks like a representation of a mature young woman, not someone in their late teens just starting out. Not that that's a bad thing - there's much to said for the playful exuberance of youth. What DG gives us here is a portrait of a woman who's old enough to have experience doing this sort of thing yet who has the comfortable allure for this kind of off-the-cuff posing.

The black-and-whites are a refreshing addition, even if done digitally after-the-fact rather than being done in-camera. The only image I didn't particularly care for was #156 - not for it's subject - but rather for it's execution.

All in all though, a great set of Edwige on your part DG.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 on Fretha

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I'm not always a fan of garishly bright colors in a model's outfit, nor, as I've mentioned before, "stripper" heels, but the outfit Melena's wearing together with the brightly coloured heels seem to work perfectly with Melena's general outlook. The colours are bright enough without being overbearing and the heels work well to help accentuate her great legs and derriere. Those factors, combined with the natural light combine to make this a great set for her. Well done to the both of you!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 on Jicho

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Shooting @ "... higher ISOs ..." in general (both digitally and in film formats) produces more noise (read "grain" in film shooting) NOT " ... less-magnified flaws...". Same as the old process of "push-processing" film. Sure you get a certain level of increased sensitivity but with a concomitant increase of image definition degradation.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 on Temezo

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Ditto to U 2.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 on Kadai

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Arkie2 3 years ago

A bit on the crude side dude (even if well intended).

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 on Kadai

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Arkie2 3 years ago

The over-the-shoulder look-back cover shot had me hooked before I saw any of the set.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 on Kadai

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Same member - different name now. :-0

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 on Mirase

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Arkie2 3 years ago

When we bandy about the phrase "girl next door", THIS is who we are actually talking about - not the other women whom we WISH were the girls next door.

From a photographer's point of view, although she's wearing makeup now, a really great professional job of a makeup artist would go a long way with Roberta - not that she's all that bad looking now. She has some fine facial structure that needs to be accented and, to my liking, tone down the hair color a bit.

But taken altogether, a generally nice initial set.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 on Presenting Roberta Berti

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Monkey's uncle" maybe ... Great urban myth ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 on Presenting Roberta Berti

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Arkie2 3 years ago

OMG she's leaking! Quick, find a little Dutch boy (or girl - whichever the case may be)!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 on Presenting Roberta Berti

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Ahem ... turning from the front page ... shots like #85 showcasing Zarina's quintessential Valentine heart-shaped derriere are also a big hit wit me.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 on Eritan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I like the visual interest this kind of set/lighting combination adds. I also like the fact that the overall color tone works to tone down Zarina's flame-red hair color (which I think is a bit over-the-top ... but that's a personal opinion). But overall, I enjoy seeing her in almost any setting, thin one included.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 on Eritan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Called "available lighting" (looks like late-afternoon sunlight by the looks of it) . I like the way it sometimes gives the feeling of a spur-of-the-moment kind of feeling to shots/sets. Different from the normal "electronic flash" or "studio lighting" kind of sets.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 on Eritan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not defending it or anything, but just what do you mean by "Bad photography"? Just curious ...

Monday, November 17th, 2014 on Eritan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

R U shure U don't mean "kitsch-en"? ;-)

Monday, November 17th, 2014 on Eritan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

This may border on being politically incorrect or downright rude, but have you ever heard the phrase "pink-nosed puppies"?

Monday, November 17th, 2014 on Eritan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Can''t blame a person for trying to sneak in a quickie.

She probably did one and I missed it, but I'd like to see her in one of Rylsky's famous/infamous "darkened studio/wet sets".

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 on Jemne

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Arkie2 3 years ago

A definitive member of the "BB" club.

That brain function you're describing is actually one of the lower, more primitive, reptilian functions that says "Me want THAT!"

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 on Jemne

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"... full coverage right out of the box ..." clever turn of phrase - more like "full disclosure" - but i get your meaning and agree wholeheartedly with it. I particularly like the way Albert handled frame #s 8-13. These kinds of peek-a-boo shots can sometimes be as effective as "full disclosure" shots. Looking forward to seeing much more of Leona.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 on Presenting Leona Honey

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Kinda reminds me of one of those IKEA "room displays" you see in their stores.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 on Stonam

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not that it would do YOU any good...

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 on Stonam

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Arkie2 3 years ago

The cute little bow on the back of her panties is a great touch! Kinda like a an exclamation point at the top of her cute little bum. And yes ... glasses ... always glasses ... says there's "something going on" behind those darling eyes behind the usual thoughts.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 on Cellier

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I think the fact that they imply that the wearer needs them to see or read and "reading" implies a brain functioning on a level above just raw instinct is what turns on most people. The old saw that "Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses." I think is completely outdated.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 on Cellier

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Somehow, I get the impression you could be distracted by a candy wrapper blowing by. ;-)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 on Stonam

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Arkie2 3 years ago

One of my favourite dark-haired beauties shot in a startlingly colourful bathroom. The black dressing robe makes the set.

One question ... how on earth would one ever put on makeup in a red bathroom so that it comes out looking right?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 on Stonam

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Very bendy. Yet another beautiful young woman who appears to have a history linked to gymnastics. Matilda presents us with a wonderful first set - a well-toned body, mischievous eyes and, surprisingly (for a first set) a smile that actually doesn't seem like it's forced. Hope she returns again many times.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 on Presenting Matilda Bae

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Don't let it go to your head (pardon the pun). From the history of your comments, just about everybody here makes you feel Pokey.

And just who is this "Pokey" person you speak of and why would they enjoy being felt by you?

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 on Carreta

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I think he's just a plain sucker - one born every minute. ;-)

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 on Carreta

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Do you EVER speak in whole, rational sentences?

Friday, October 31st, 2014 on Malinda A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And to guess at your response to mine below, yes, considering Karen's willingness to show us the various other parts of her anatomy, it IS irrational that she'd be self-conscious about showing us her derriere but women ARE that way about their bodies.

At least Karen is smiling in a non-forced kind of way or presenting as though she's a deer "caught-in-the-headlights".

Friday, October 31st, 2014 on Presenting Karen

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Amazing deduction from facts not in evidence. Perhaps she had a slight rash or, as in many first time sets, was a trifle self-conscious about THAT particular part of her anatomy. Give her a chance.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 on Presenting Karen

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Arkie2 3 years ago

She's always ben one of my top 10 favorites - so flexible & "bendy". Might as well paint her green & call her Gumby.

Only minor complaint I have is her makeup. In this set, she's wearing more than her normal amount & I think it makes her look older as compared to some of her previous sets. Not that I'm saying that I don't like it - it's just such a change from previous presentations.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 on Carreta

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Arkie2 3 years ago

She is so bendy, you may as well paint her green all over and call her Gumby.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 on Diana G

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Only just slightly so. Some camera focus sensors are sometimes confused when working with particular lens/body combinations in high contrast/deep shade lighting situations.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 on Esixe

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Arkie2 3 years ago

One way to make it better (at least for me) would be a nice crisp, white cotton dress shirt or, for that matter, a slinky white one made from silk that you could barely see through. But, taken altogether, another nice piece of work presented to us by Catherine/Katya.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 on Medone

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Nibbleable"? Had to look that one up. Try saying THAT three times fast if you've had a couple of drinks. ;-)

She reminds me all to readily of a young redheaded ballet dancer I dated back in my college days (although she was quite a bit more endowed "up top"). But nonetheless, Ginger is a splendid example of a radiant redhead who has the confidence to share her beauty with us.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 on Triacel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Yeah, and we all know how THAT worked out for him, don't we?

Monday, October 27th, 2014 on Teiwa

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Candice is a model high on my list of "likes", particularly for her dark areolae. If her overall skin coloration wasn't already as dark as it is, they would stand out like a pair of bright high beams. Sometimes, it's a single particular thing that draws me to a model and these are it for Candice.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 on Quarta

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Arkie2 3 years ago

No nuance about it. Plain stupidity. Final 3 brain cells are mis-communicating again. (Happens when I drink cheap scotch.) 8-(

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 on Niarro

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Oooops ... sorry 'bout that. Misread your comment entirely. I guess the "...quit your day job..." segment automatically triggers my 3 brain cells to read " DON'T quit your day job". Begging humble pardons.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 on Niarro

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Arkie2 3 years ago


Clever, if a bit off the mark. You already HAVE been ...

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 on Niarro

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Arkie2 3 years ago

P L E A S E B U Y A N E W K E Y B O A R D . T H I S O N E H A S C E A S E D T O B E M E S M E R I Z I N G

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 on Sabrisse A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And, for me at any rate, women with light (not in color that is) arm fur can be a real kick-starter. One of my past friends was much like Macy (albeit a bit more on the 34-C side) who had fine, sparse, dark arm fur and would roll her eyes back in her head when you would gently nip and pull at it with your teeth. i can still see the whites of her eyes rolliing back now and the soft guttural gasps that accompanied it. Ever hear the urban legend of what is said about women with arm hair? ;-)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 on Suala

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Arkie2 3 years ago

It's possible that either one, or both of them, resort to using "in-camera" adjustments to increase/decrease contrast and/or color saturation. So many adjustments to be done internally now a days with digital systems that one can't ever be exactly sure what's been done or when (pre vs. post processing).

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 on Suala

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"...shaving the undercarriage" I've never heard it put THAT way before. I like it (the phrase I mean)! ;-) in that light (pardon the pun) I have no absolute feelings either way but, for dark-haired women like Macy, Ardelia & others, you wouldn't be twisting my arm much to see someone with a modestly trimmed patch. And with what I know some femmes go through in waxing "down there" ... yeowch! Dripping hot wax down there, pasting fabric over it and yankning ... YIKES!!!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 on Suala

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I'm not particularly enamored of "puffy nipples" - I mean, they're not a deal breaker on a woman for me but on Macy, they're positively mouthwatering. They look like a perfect pair of luscious gumdrops that one could suck on and roll around in your mouth until they melted away.

Those, together with her almost perfectly constructed face, make Macy almost impossible to pass up.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 on Suala

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Agreed. I also like the simplicity of the outfit. I think simple white men's dress shirts can look so sexy on a female - that, combined with that darling white thong - I particularly like the detailing on the back - not to mention the detailing on Sunshine's "back".

Monday, October 20th, 2014 on Niarro

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Suffers from terminal foot-in-mouth disease. If he doesn't like your work, why not just skip over the set & go on instead of making derogatory comments.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 on Niarro

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Balcony"? Is THAT what the kids are callin' it these days? ;-)

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 on Pageo

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Love her small, dark areolae.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 on Dominika A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I dearly love the way she manages to always raise just that one (right) eyebrow in a set as if to say "I know what you want (to see). Patience dears, patience!"

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 on Nimiam

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just 'cuz Rock can't squeeze into a pair - jealousy rears it's ugly head 8-)

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 on Pageo

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Helen has this whole "one-raised-eyebrow-looking-at-the-camera-while-cradling-her-breasts-with-her-arm(s)" thing down pat. I've seen this look from her in so many sets it practically shouts out "I know what you like seeing" from this adorable woman. She also has the whole "coy little girl" look down to a science. She does it so often and in such an off-handed fashion that it really DOES look like she's a coy little kitten - with killer instincts lurking just underneath those smoldering dark eyes.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 on Pageo

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Would have like to have seen a nice pair of lacy "underthings" underneath the dress. But I'll take what I can get with Helen. She's always been a favorite.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 on Pageo

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Arkie2 3 years ago

IMHO she has a wonderful future here.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 on Presenting Skarlett

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Kind of like the look in her eyes seems to say there's a lot more to Skarlett than what she's first showing here, not to mention the fact that the slightly padded bra she's wearing make's it look like her breasts are fuller than they are.

Don't take this as a bad thing - I happen to have been graced with a girlfriend who's "kid sister" is a bit of an exhibitionist & who likes to take me "shopping" with her - it's an "open" kind of relationship - you have to be here to appreciate it - so I'm not totally unfamiliar with women's "underthings". Makes for a bunch of laughs around Holiday times shopping in a Vic's Secret when you know exactly what you want going in.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 on Presenting Skarlett

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Arkie2 3 years ago

As I mentioned in reply to hipshot's comment, Skarlett has a most promising future should she choose to continue modelling. Excluding the rest of her marvelously toned body, a natural blonde with steely blue eyes and her facial structure will go a long way in this medium.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 on Presenting Skarlett

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Arkie2 3 years ago

From the looks of frame #95, Skarlett may have a long, productive future with M-A. A natural blonde with wondrous blue eyes and a tight, firm athletic body is a recipe for a great future.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 on Presenting Skarlett

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Kinda like asking someone who's never been swimming to jump off the dock with both feet bound together and both hands tied behind their back. Patience.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 on Skarlett

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Patience little one ... only her first posting.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 on Skarlett

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Ooooh ... halloween treats BEFORE Halloween! Yum!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 on Iglia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

A Legend of Zelda theme I suspect ... oh ... that's already been taken a while back.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 on Iglia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Hand these kinds of treats out @ Halloween & you'd have the neighbors beating down your door.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 on Iglia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Only thing missing (to my liking) is a pair of black lace bikinis or a thong.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 on Iglia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Out of curiosity, why? Just curious.

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 on Presenting Dennie

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I concur with your "concur". In all respects. I also agree with Isabelle. While a bit "bright", her color seems to match her expression and general overall demeanor. And - although her breasts are a bit on the large side for my definition, Zarina definitely exhibits a wonderful set of "pink-nosed-puppies". More is always welcomed from her.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 on Celeit

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Love tiny Italian women.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 on Luna

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not unless you want to highlight a particular detail of your model that wouldn't normally record well in standard shooting situations as here with Paula. She has this wonderful suite of overall body hair that would be practically invisible unless she was 1) slightly chilled, 2) wet and 3) highlighted from behind.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 on Yogana

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Why? You think it's going to off in your face? ;-)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 on Yogana

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Continued involuntary repetition of sounds (or echoes for that matter)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 on Yogana

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Arkie2 3 years ago

It's a term I first heard while traveling in the WABAC machine about a couple of female collegiate divers I met one semester while at Uni. Funny though, it almost always refers to women with medium-to-small breasts and almost never to larger-sized ones. Usually, they show up on women's breasts that have a kind of "upturned" or "ski-jump" shape to them and where the overall areolas are relatively small as opposed to the generally larger ones found on larger-breasted women.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 on Oduri

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Now THAT's a great description "... a magic, see-through, white bikini."

"Magic bikinis" ... next you're going to say "Hey Rocky! Wanna watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat?"

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 on Oduri

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Yet another great petite powerhouse. Wonderful face ... dynamite derriere ... small but luscious breasts and a tan you could almost want to try to lick off her body. A definite 10.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Veselin

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Yes, that WOULD be interesting combined with her tan and lack thereof "down there".

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Oduri

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Braid it, maybe?

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Oduri

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Arkie2 3 years ago

The choice of them, be it either hers or Varin's, is well chosen. The cut and the color seem to fit her perfectly.

What I like about the set is the first three "peek-a-boo" shots. They grabbed me right from the start and drew me into the rest of the set. Whether they were shot in sequence as presented or positioned by choice of editing seems to make the set more interesting.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Oduri

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What I absolutely love about her tan is that, while Veselin has a naturally fair skin tone, her areolas are normal colored and when combined with the tan and unexposed skin, seem to stare out at us like a pair of pink nosed puppies.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Oduri

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Arkie2 3 years ago

As is the panties owner (fetchingly cute that is).

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Oduri

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Wouldn't really call them "oversize" that's for sure. A bit on the large (cup size) side for certain but, in all that's said and done, rather appropriately sized for her overall body.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 on Presenting Muse

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What? That Muse is a well-endowed, beautifully presented woman with the all-around "girl-next-door" good looks with a future here, or that Lyndon Johnson may actually still be alive (heard any beagles yelping lately)?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 on Presenting Muse

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Such a terrible shame only two sets wee posted in her all-too-short career.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 on Terry A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And one of the more underrated models to ever have appeared. Too bad she only posted two sets in her short career.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 on Presenting

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not to mention:

1) Eyes
2) Nipples
3) Smile
4) Nipples
5) Dark hair
6) Nipples
7) Tan lines
8) Nipples
9) Nipples
10) Nipples ...

Monday, September 29th, 2014 on Presenting Celeste

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Could be an older set being resurrected from the archives for posting now.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 on Sukafu

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Love the counterpoint of her bright red (albeit colored) hair versus the greens of the foliage around her. Really nice small breasts and long, willowy legs. Should present some interesting sets for future postings.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 on Presenting Amarna Miller

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Arkie2 3 years ago

The phrase " A U T O W A S H " by Mila Jovovich's character Leelu in the Fifth Element comes to mind.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 on Qualcosa

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Pleasant" isn't quite the word I'd use for it but I guess that's good enough in this instance. ;-)

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 on Qualcosa

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I've dated dancers (both exotic and ballet) and you generally don't get abs like that from dancing. The ballet dancer I was with for a couple of years could crush your head with her thigh muscles if she wasn't careful, and the "other" dancer(s) were just plain flexible enough to tie you up in knots. Both had their good and bad qualities (but I'd really rather prefer the ballet dancer) but NEITHER one had abs like Divina/Sati. She definitely works on those.

You can also see it in her calf muscles. Most women, when wearing high heels, get well defined calf muscles, but Divina's calves _always_ are well defined even when she's not wearing any shoes.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 on Mathale

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Lack of makeup.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 on Mathale

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Arkie2 3 years ago

#48 gets my vote for la belle au bois dormant award.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014 on Presenting Assoli

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Plus she has those mesmerizing almond-shaped eyes and her makeup is almost always perfect ... never too much so as to be blatantly noticeable. On top of that, she has those wondrous nipples that just seem to scream "bite me!"

Sunday, September 21st, 2014 on Feugeis

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Arkie2 3 years ago

No ... most are "compact-ed" cars ;-) Funny though ... you never see a Ferrari going through one of those industrial-strength "car crushers". THAT would be a sight worth seeing.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014 on Feugeis

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Arkie2 3 years ago

@ _fer_realz_

That ... and for the fact that she has probably the most rock-hard set of abs of ANY woman posting on the M-A network of sites. Nature plays a minor part, but Divina/Sati puts in more than a few hours working on keeping that body in shape.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 on Mathale

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Divina could be photographed in a black room with a handheld flashlight and I'd still be happy. What I like is her apparent lack of (or minimalist use thereof) makeup. And btw _fer_realz_ ... if you like women with their hair piled up on top of their heads, you should have been at the reception party I was at last weekend.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 on Mathale

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Arkie2 3 years ago

No body hair = " boring"? Hmmmm ... then body hair would be "exciting"? Certainly not the current norm or standard. No middle ground?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 on Passera

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You're both wrong.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 on Presenting Sybil

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Arkie2 3 years ago

If this woman doesn't go to Met's top 10 there's something seriously wrong with the rating system - or those that are using it.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 on Sybil A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

With their dark color, I certainly would't call them "pink-nosed puppies" but they are absolutely darling nipples perchched atop pretty ski sloped breasts. Wonderful set.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 on Nosata

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Arkie2 3 years ago

That, and a nice matching set of black bra & panties would've gone along way towards making ME happier - not that this set isn't already quite nice.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 on Toncuva

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Agreed (about the natural hair color). That, and a bit of a bush would be nice.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 on Toncuva

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Arkie2 3 years ago

As the beginning of the set's photos show, I doubt that there's much "shyness or reluctance" going on here. Seems just like a photographer choosing to showcase a model's particular attribute(s).

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 on Presenting Eva Jane

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Why?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 on Stoesmi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Your original statement "Both artist and model are anything but bland, but that's what we got today." says that YOU think that both Macy and Arkisi's work in this set ARE bland. Not sure why you commented as you did to Lucky Bastard.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 on Stoesmi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I agree with you about the "real life" scenarios in shoots. They don't have to be "grab shots" or amateurishly done. One of my personal favorites is Monica A's set "Yakilias" where she's photographed eating/playing with an orange while dressed in a white robe.

As far as street clothing, personally I'd like to see more of that too. Makes the models less distant and more humanized. Don't get me wrong, I really like well-done studio shoots, even sometimes with somewhat off-kilter props.

Monday, September 8th, 2014 on Alairet

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Ever stop to think that it might have been done somewhere in the world that might not be up to the highest of standards? Or perhaps somewhere remote in an emergency to save her life. I've seen some situations in Kathmandu that were done on the spot just to save a life that wouldn't be done in more "civilized" or "technical" nations. Just a thought ...

Monday, September 8th, 2014 on Alairet

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What presupposes that she needs her teeth fixed? Just because she's not flashing a big, wide toothy smile? Perhaps this was her "first time" in front of a professional's camera and she was just a bit on the timid side.

Monday, September 8th, 2014 on Presenting Veselin

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"More" wouldn't be too much to ask for, would it? ;-)

Monday, September 8th, 2014 on Presenting Veselin

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not sure how an anus can be categorized as being "cute". Nice, enticing, beguiling or tempting but "cute as a button" - I think perhaps not.

Monday, September 8th, 2014 on Nelsso

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Why not just shoot each other and be done with it? Or maybe make it a double-suicide? ;-)

Monday, September 8th, 2014 on Nelsso

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I agree with you. Mila has always done it for me. She doesn't even need to be naked (or partially undressed for that matter) to exude sex. Frame #34 speaks to this.

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 on Aijen

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Arkie2 3 years ago

BTW ... that bustier (corsets and merry widows are generally longer) really makes it look like Kika has a real set of "floaties" there ... even though those breasts of hers are really quite nice.

Wonder what she looks like with her "natural" hair color ...

Friday, September 5th, 2014 on Ayore

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Only thing missing was a matching pair of red satin panties or thong to match.

Friday, September 5th, 2014 on Ayore

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Is there ANY photographer's work you DO like? Be specific now ... give us a model and a particular set name.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 on Guerda

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Always a fan favorite (at least one of mine). Not sure I see the recurring necessity of posing on TOP of the furniture though. Up against it, yes. Leaning on it, yes. Stretching on it, yes. But standing on it ...?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 on Guerda

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Please elucidate.

Monday, September 1st, 2014 on Pacifico

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What if it's a really good faux fur?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 on Santire

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Where? If you mean when she was in the dress, there ARE such things as dresses with a liner "up top" that helps to keep a woman's nipples & areolas from showing through.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 on Presenting Marisa Nicole

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Worst" set? I highly doubt that ... as a matter of fact, I KNOW it's not the worst set.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 on Presenting Marisa Nicole

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Wonderful woman ... almost perfect natural B's ... mischievous little smile ...killer eyes ... and a derriere that most women would kill to have. Outstanding woman all the way around.

Only drawback to the set ... wrong shoes. almost anything but the beige/tan demi-stripper heels she's wearing. Should probably have been open-toed, flat-soled black heels to go with Tess' dark hair and brown eyes.

Great set and model otherwise.

Friday, August 29th, 2014 on Spasto

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Arkie2 3 years ago

The set might not have been shot recently (2014). It might have been in Met-Art's files from more than a year or two ago or, on the other and, it might have been Varin's creative proclivity or it could simply have been that the files were stored as normal . JPG compressed files and have been opened, closed and re-opened a number of times in editing that would have introduced "noise" (or what you perceive as "grainy").

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 on Maysu

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I like the choice of the pink jersey for the set. It counterpoints the bright green background nicely and goes with Aislin's light pink areolas & nipples.

The eyebrows however are factory O.E.M.s - it's the hair that's fake. It IS a bit on the over-done side - blonde-wise - but not so bad as to be completely out of the park. I'd be interested in seeing Aislin with her natural coloration vs. this bleached effect.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 on Haura

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Are you saying you don't like Carrie Underwood or Aislin? Or are you saying you like Carrie Underwood but don't find her erotic or sensual? Or are you saying you like Aislin but don't find her erotic or sensual unless photographed in a set with Carrie Underwood?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 on Haura

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Arkie2 3 years ago

THAT sounds like a moniker of Goucho Marx.

Monday, August 25th, 2014 on Presenting Kantata

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Sounds like a takeoff on the Looney Tunes character Foghorn Leghorn.

Monday, August 25th, 2014 on Presenting Kantata

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Arkie2 3 years ago

A 35" chest on a 5'3" 95 lb frame is NOT a "small" breast size (no matter the cup size).

Monday, August 25th, 2014 on Kantata

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Arkie2 3 years ago

How marvelously (ahem) "cute" is Nika? Some very mischievously alluring eyes and seriously devilish smile. And, if it's not being to impolitic, great nipples that simply scream out "BITE ME!".

Monday, August 25th, 2014 on Ireti

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Yes ... and Katie has one asset in particular that both she (and ANYONE who photographs her) seem ready and willing to show off. :-p

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 on Ujuna

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And you know, Jeff has the cutest tan lines ... too bad she didn't sunbathe/tanning bed in the altogether - no tan lines (definitely NOT a bad thing) and she could get her skin color to match those oh-so beautiful areolas of hers.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 on Sommar

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Again, an extremely wonderful first posting from the fair-skinned Lenore. I really like your continued experimentation with bright-colored backgrounds with your models Catherine. In this set, counterposed with Lenore's fair skin, the difference makes Lenore really stand out from the background. And, while the blonde hair goes extremely well with her fair skin, one can't help but wonder what she'd look like with her more "natural" hair color ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 on Presenting Lenore

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Arkie2 3 years ago

From 1754 (Horace Walpole) "The Three Princes of Serendip" in which the main characters were forever stumbling on things (generally by accident) for which they weren't originally searching.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 on Presenting Lenore

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Really nice work here, Catherine. Love the counterpoint of Lenore's fair complexion with the bright-colored background. Lenore looks great as a blonde but I wonder how she'd look in her more "natural" color ....

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 on Lenore

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Actually called the "linea alba" (white line) and, in some, although not all (as in Divina's case) women, it is marked by a slight lightening of the skin tone marking the underlying division of muscle in the abdominal wall.

Monday, August 18th, 2014 on Pachli

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You misunderstood my reply to your comment entirely. Your comment intimated that ANY untrained photographer could have made the set ( Mr. Rylsky in particular) and I merely commented that you were equating photographers WITH trained monkeys - not having to have any skill or talent whatsoever to produce a great photo shoot. The "half-trained monkey" comment was entirely tongue-in-cheek.

Monday, August 18th, 2014 on Acilmasi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not very helpful. Didn't like Nikia at all? Couldn't blank out the background and focus on the woman?

If you think this was about a trellis ... well ...

Sunday, August 17th, 2014 on Chajio

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Why would you use the term "genderless" when describing the models Catherine presents us with? As far as I can see, they have all the requisite "female parts" so they can't be mistaken as being androgynous or hermaphroditic.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Quaeris

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What would have inspired YOU in photographing this lovely young woman?

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Quaeris

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You want it (your remarks) considered as a metaphor? Metaphor for what? As for "...resort(ing) to rethorics [sic}." I take it to mean then that your comments are to be regarded as lacking in sincerity or any sort of meaningful content. If that's true, then they certainly ARE considered as rhetoric. If they're posted rhetorically, then they certainly DO make a statement or do produce a knee-jerk effect.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Presenting Sanita

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And just so they don't get lost ... the last two frames are just about perfect. The duotone effect in #119 works wonderfully with her overall hair color/skin tone and #120 just screams "I can be vulnerable too." It almost perfectly presents us with Nikia's all-too-human side. Dynamite expressions Nikia!
Oh hey BTW ... Mr. Rylsky/photographer ... looks like your monkey-like training paid off for once! ;-)=

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Chajio

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I however, love the first 7-8 shots of Nikia's darling behind, her nicely defined legs wearing nothing but those black heels. WONDERFUL side lighting to accentuate the musculature of her back. Available light photography done very artistically by you Mr. Rylsky.

Oh and BTW ... very nice derriere Ms. Nikia! ;-)

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Chajio

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Actually, most of the photos in her previous sets were - so the bio is technically accurate.

Several people (ahem) have made numerous previous requests to see her with a bit of pubic hair.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Chajio

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Arkie2 3 years ago

That of course should read "half-trAined monkey..." FFSK strikes again (fat finger skinny keys syndrome).

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Chajio

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Why no Mr. Rylsky - you as the photographer are not "Mr. Nothing." You are actually just the scum that scum scrapes off it's shoes before it comes into the house ! Everyone knows that photographers are worthless pieces of s_ _ _. Good photosets take themselves - the camera just goes off on it's own. The photographer is only there to get the model to sign the consent forms and (in the old days) to reload the camera with fresh film and change burned-out flashbulbs. Possibly even to trip over extension cords and collapse flash umbrellas. Nothing more. A half-trined monkey could do it !

Welcome to the world of the unappreciated and misunderstood artisté ! No wonder van Gogh cut off his ear ! I'm surprised more haven't joined him already.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Chajio

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You mean Nikia has a "thing" for mannequins??? How does she feel about being covered in chocolate and whipped cream? ;-)

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Chajio

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just happens to be the "style" of Leonardo - he does it with a great many models he shoots.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 on Mia D

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Her hair style, together with the classic "square/rectangular" face shape, work together to produce a most memorable face.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 on Mia D

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Average" might be pushing it a bit. Yes, some moreso than others but I don't think as a general rule ...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 on Presenting Donatella

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Shoes? What shoes? ;-)

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 on Presenting Donatella

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What? No really great tan lines maybe dipping down to just above her areolas! And just maybe some to go with the tiny thong bikini bottoms! Sheesh! You take all the fun out of a guy's (or girl's) imagination!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 on Presenting Donatella

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Plus, if the photographer uses a slightly wide-angle lens, you can sometimes end up with almost funhouse-mirror type proportions.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 on Presenting Donatella

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Arkie2 3 years ago

As most people do. The term harkens back to a few years ago ( if it's only a "few" years ago, can we legitimately call it 'harkening'?) to the series of cartoon-like girl caricatures with big heads (always seemed to be tilted to one side - much like the old RCA Victor dog) and the huge, oversized black eyes. THOSE were waifs to me.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 on Presenting Donatella

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Really wonderful, adorable woman in a R E A L L Y uncomfortable looking outfit. I do however like several aspects of it, not the least of which is Divina adjusting it (or herself) so that the "top/bra" part precisely frames her adorable nipples. The crotch part however makes me squirm a bit (maybe it makes HER squirm a bit - and maybe that's what it's supposed to do.)

Divina has this (trying like heck not to use the word "divine" here) marvelous body that just kind of "grabs" you when you look at her.

Would have like to have seen more shots of her in the gown though - came off a bit too fast ( if THAT'S at all possible).

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 on Pachli

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Arkie2 3 years ago

On looking through the set, particularly the head shots, I see why Albert elected to use the subdued lighting scheme. along with being thin as a rail, her overall skin coloration is relatively light and she's wearing a fairly decent amount of makeup. Anything approaching electronic flash would certainly cause her to look over made-up and would have caused her face to look odd as compared to the rest of her body.

I see that she has a fair amount of arm hair (we all know what that suggests ;-) ) and, although I like her hair with the blonde highlights, I think she'd really look outstanding in her natural hair color - not to mention maybe a bit of a bush (Oh alright Doug - there - I've said it). And a few extra pounds would look good on her frame.

But altogether, it's a nice first set of a wonderful young woman who maybe has a decent future hereabouts.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 on Presenting Donatella

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Arkie2 3 years ago

On the other hand, I really like this kind of "in-between" lighting scheme. He could have used a flash to light her from the non-window side, but that certainly would have over-lightened her skin tones and made the window lit side of her turn really dark. I think it's a great balance of light.

On the other hand, Albert could have used a white or silver-surfaced reflector to bounce the ambient room light in to the non-window lit side of Donatella to lighten her up a bit.

But this whole set smell like a "grab a camera for a quick photoshoot" kind of thing to me - and I think it works really well for Donatella.

I especially like #17 where he's used the outside light to just gently kiss the tips of Donatella's nipples. Really nice!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 on Presenting Donatella

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Arkie2 3 years ago

These kinds of sets always struck me as a kind of "yoga" photoshoot. Yes, Zelda's nailed the dark-haired, smiling cutie thing down pat. Yes, Zelda's got a tight, dynamite body. Yes, she's really popular with a lot of the members (me included) but this set just seems to say "a little above average" for her. They all seem a bit "standoff-ish" to me. There are a couple of very good shots, but most of them just leave me, well ...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 on Rymiin

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I too like this set for the same reasons. I also like the fact that no one took it upon themselves to PhotoShop out Sapphira's abdominal surgical scar. It shows us a more human side of her. Not knowing exactly when this set was shot in relation to all her others, there's no way to really tell if any of the other sets had been retouched.

I also like the fact that the photos are presented in a series that seems to tell a story of it's own.

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 on Quanthe

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Gorgeous as she is here, I agree - her natural dark hair color might match up better with those lovely hazel eyes. Not only that, but it might better set off that ever so beautifully translucent, pale skin color.

But I'll take her postings any way she cares to appear. Nice work Arkisi and thanks Innes for posing for him for our viewing pleasure.

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 on Presenting Iness

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just realized ... she has Norma J (Norma Joel) like hair which absolutely adds to the interest in the set.

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 on Adel C

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Pink-nosed puppies" is a great term I'd use for them. And a killer smile to boot ...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 on Rileya

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Her smile - she always seems to be wearing one (like a couple of other favorites of mine) is really one of few "meet-cute" things she projects. Even when fully clothed (something I'd like to see) that smile just seems magnetic. I'd bet she'd always light up a room when she walked into it.

The "side shots" of Zarina (#24, 26-30 etc.) show us another kind of "meet-cute" side of her - not to mention that darling derriere and great, well-developed legs.

She also has a fabulous set of what I've always called "pink-nosed puppies" - medium-to-small breasts with a slight upturn to them and small-to medium pink areolas perched atop.

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 on Ralya

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Been a favorite since her postings on R-A but honestly, the sweet face and buff, lithe little body only go so far. I really wish she'd go back to her more "normal" hair color - or at least tone this color down a bit - that might work.

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 on Ralya

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Arkie2 3 years ago

!*#!| WW, !*#!| ;-)

(And NO, that's not Romulan!)

Friday, August 8th, 2014 on Hernen

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Arkie2 3 years ago

His "darkend room - window lit" sets are always well done (IMHO) and are repeated favorites of mine.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 on Hernen

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You're right ... great face ... although personally, I could do with a bit less of the Groucho-Marxian eyebrows - but that's a personal thing and a function of a bit heavy-handed use of an eyebrow pencil. Kika sometimes has this kind of magical "little lost waif" look about her and at other times the look of a lurking devil.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 on Hernen

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Arkie2 3 years ago

At 5'4' & 95 lbs, to coin a phrase, one of Met-Arts cute "tiny tots".

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 on Alex M

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Certainly one of the freshest, cutest ones ever to grace these screens. Too bad she only did 3 sets.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 on Erivia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

In the "small" category - indeed! Beautifully set off by her perfectly placed tan lines. They almost beg to be taken into one's mouth and rolled around with the tongue until her already erect nipples burst into tiny mountain tops.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 on Presenting Aria

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Arkie2 3 years ago

The cute small breasts topped by wonderful dark areolas and always erect nipples. Her areolas look like two perfect Hershey's Kisses perpetually perched on top of those wonderfully small breasts. And a huge smile perpetually at the ready. Wonderful sets - too bad there isn't more of her.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 on Aria A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Or the Kool-Aid ... ;-)

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 on Luogo

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Must be Rylsky's Russian-ization of Rilakkuma. ;-)

Monday, August 4th, 2014 on Citta

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just a teensy bit off topic - but did you ever see the set of Astrud done as one of Rylsky's "wet sets?" Brought me to a screeching stop while I was skimming through things.

Monday, August 4th, 2014 on Citta

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Nothing about what "Premium" is doing here (and in comments sections of other models lately) is legitimate or even allowed by the Met-Art people. His similar "spam" posts (by his own admission) have been taken down off the comments section by Met-Art staff.

He/She's chumming the waters.

Monday, August 4th, 2014 on Citta

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just a bit understated there ...

Monday, August 4th, 2014 on Muse

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Arkie2 3 years ago

#s 45 & 46 La Belle au bois dormant - would that it were that I have it within my power to awaken such a sleeping princess ...

Monday, August 4th, 2014 on Termali

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Thank you! "Hotlinking" has become all too frequent in the world of the internet, more so lately in the content of this industry. And thanks for having the postings removed.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 on Termali

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Wait! There was a backdrop?

Loved the way Astrud's face picked up the off-camera magenta color spot in #102 - among other "obvious things".

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 on Termali

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Practically begs to call out "Bite me, please!" doesn't it?

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 on Termali

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Don't bother with this person (see my above reply to gswkJu). This type of "survey" is neither condoned nor allowed by Met-Art on their family of sites.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 on Termali

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Arkie2 3 years ago

don't bother with this person - I reported it to K (Met-Art's content manager) already and he said that previous posts from this person in other sets were removed (they were) and I've just notified him again of the posting in THIS set.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 on Termali

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Uh ... not to be TOO political about it, but whether or not you subscribe to the idea, global warming IS taking place. HUGE areas of Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica as well as glaciers over the entire world have been seeing the precipitous decline in ice over the past two decades. We have a National Park here in the United States called "Glacier National Park" that, because of melting glaciers due to small increases of average temperature, will, in 10 years probably have NO glaciers left in it.

Same goes for the Karakoram region. The famous Baltoro glacier is receding by kilometers each year with a concomitant increase in water runoff. Comparative photos published recently are, to say the least, alarming.

Sorry to go on about this subject, but it's one I've bee involved in recording for the past 20 years and, whether you care or want to believe it, it IS caused by overall increasing global temperatures.

Cellulite - that's another whole story in itself! ;-)

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Ratisel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

NOT "ugly black cloth" - her version of her own "Little Black Dress" - the essential to every woman's wardrobe.
Actually, would have liked to see more of her in it.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Ratisel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I used to have a girlfriend who always said "I won't stick a knife or a fork in a toaster - I'm not going to do it with my "cookies!"

I think the practice either started with strippers deciding to use their pasties when they went sunbathing in the "altogether" or else in Europe where completely "nude" sunbathing has been around for a while.

Quite honestly, if say a fairly new "mommy" who's still breastfeeding wants to do some nude sunbathing and wants to use them to cover up her already sensitive areolas & nipples, I don't begrudge her that at all. After all, think about what sunburned areolas/nipples would feel like with a young'in chewing on them! Ouch !!!

Personally, I'd rather see a woman use a high-SPF sunscreen directly on her areolas so that she doesn't end up with the distracting "halos" - but that's just a personal call.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Ratisel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Uhhhh ... strictly they're NOT _sensory_ organs (although I will admit that some women always know when a guy is looking at her chest from a mile away - but I have a feeling that this is more a "breast awareness" kind of thing than a "nipple thing"), Sure, the nipple itself is sensitive to touch and hot/cold, but women generally don't "perceive" anything through them - like infrared or ultraviolet or sound waves.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Ratisel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

THIS kind of "spamming" IS prohibited by Met-Art (as far as I understand their policies) concerning the Comments section. I don't know how it's slipped in here unless K & the group haven't noticed it yet or maybe, this "Premium" person (whoever they are) DID secure permission to post - but I doubt that - this is at least the second model's set that this Premium person has posted this type of "survey request" in the past two days and if the pattern follows, we'll probably see this same thing popping up in each new posting - whether it's a new model or not.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Ratisel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I agree (about the darker hair color) but in this instance, I think the ash blonde works for her as a kind of "mini Marilyn Monroe look.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Ratisel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What Rylsky's done with the shadow play in this set is absolutely marvelous. The interplay of the shadows and Mila's fine, pale skin and light blonde hair coupled together with shirt color that blends into the background color, virtually leaves Mila awash in light, glowing colors. If there were no other shots beyond the first 20, I'd have been happy with the set.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Spadan

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And yes ... would have really liked to see the panties on a bit longer - at least a couple of full-on rear-end shots with them on before they were so hastily removed. But nice none the less.

I've always liked Gillian since her first postings. In my opinion though, Gillian appears older than what her bio states - not that that's a bad thing - it's kinda nice to see someone who looks like they're more than a year or two past 18 (not that THAT'S a bad thing either).

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Curoti

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Not so "dark" as you might think though - think is's a function of the lighting instead. But the NAILS - yep, they're wonderfully done. Great reflections of the lights in them.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Curoti

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Why not just dump it over your head. That ought to cool things off a bit. Or, conversely, start wearing refrigerated undies. ;-)

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 on Curoti

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Tony Murano always did such wonderful work with whomever he worked with, and Chantelle was one of his best as this set showed. Chantelle always had that wonderful "piercing" look to those magnificent blue eyes and usually (but not always) entertained us with that marvelous smile that would light up a room. Too bad she's not around posting anymore. She was always a favorite of mine.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 on Keo

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Please adjust the resolution of your monitor and clean your glasses. "Natural" bushes do NOT look like this untrimmed. ;-)

Friday, August 1st, 2014 on Presenting Irene

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Two very exciting models (Helen's one of my all-time favorites) in a just kind of mid-to-upper-range-just so-so kind of set (for me at least).

First, I like the use to two dark-haired women against the studio background but, to me, I think the sofa/couch is a bit overly busy for the set. Their white-stockinged legs tend to get lost in the overall couch pattern.

Second, some technical problems. Most of the shots were over-lit, causing the models' skin tones to wash out a bit more than normal. Some frames later in the set show a much darker overall skin tone for both models and those seem to work a bit better (for me at least). Then one glaring problem - #88 - was ruined by lens flare from an off-camera light. Shame.

Outside of those problems, I always view Helen's sets with interest - particularly with an eye to seeing what kind of new tattoos (if any) show up or escape the editor/photographer.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 on Nomeri

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And heart-achingly warm brown eyes to go with the package. Plus, (and I may be wrong about this) but quite possibly the largest labia of any of the women posted here on M-A. Excellent total package!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 on Frenet

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Arkie2 3 years ago

5'2" & 99 lbs. Another one of these infamous Ukrainian "tiny tots". Haven seen the whole set yet but the intro pic to the set looks wonderful.

Monday, July 28th, 2014 on Lenai

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I love her stuff too but I had a thought. Sofi's been around M-A so long that, while this is a new posting, it may actually be an older set and "Fabrice" may also be a new moniker for photographer who's worked with her before. Just a thought -

But I AWAYS look at any sets of Sofi when they're posted. Even though she has those "not-so-girl-next-door-breasts" (at least not the girls next door to me!), she's always smiling (like she likes the work) and she always seems genuinely involved in the process. Plus the fact that, if you look at any number of her sets, she manages to look this way with little or no makeup.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 on Azorik

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Arkie2 3 years ago

She's also credited with saying "Goodness had nothing to do with it." Wasn't it Mae West in an embrace with Groucho Marx who said "Hold me closer ...closer." with Groucho declaiming, in his inimitable way, "If I held you any closer, I'd be behind you."?

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 on Azorik

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Arkie2 3 years ago

If you ever need to "discipline" one of your "patients", I can be available for a small fee. ;-)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 on Banave

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Button-down and bottomless," - great phrase! I agree with your (and other's) descriptions and ratings of this particular set of Nastya by Catherine. Sometimes Nastya has some shots that are just so darn cute in her sets that they're just "show stoppers".

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 on Banave

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I agree - when they're included in a set, it almost always seem like an afterthought and, far from my liking, disappear far too rapidly, as if in a high-school girl's first sexual encounter with her boyfriend the bra & panties disappear in the blink of an eye. On Adele, several more shots would've been appreciated.

But, after having said that, I still give thanks that Adel has/had agreed to grace these pages for our viewing pleasure. Many more sets would be wonderful.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 on Taxidi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

More of the satin bra & panties would DEFINITELY have been enjoyed (at least by me). However, as a photographer, one of my most eagerly awaited, and least photographed shots, is a simple lower leg shot with a woman dangling her panties either from her ankle or from the tips of her toes. Nothing else - no derriere - no breasts - no face - just a simple shot of a lower leg (either upright or held horizontally from a couch) with a pair of panties. Almost NO photographers do this quintessential shot any more and it always says so much more than what appears.

Adel's legs look like they could go on forever but they begin with yet another derriere that begs more than a few precious bite marks. ;-)

Friday, July 25th, 2014 on Taxidi

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Really, really wonderful small breasts and a great body. Love the long, dark tresses. An immediate favorite who should appear more often.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 on Adel C

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Plus, Nastya has one of the cutest and, pardon me if I'm being injudicious here, biteable little derrieres shown around hereabouts. VERY nice work Catherine and to you Nastya, thanks for being the center of it.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 on Banave

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Arkie2 3 years ago

A wonderful set - I agree. However, I disagree about the "decreasing eroticism." Can't get much more erotic than #42 IMHO. Doesn't "show anything" yet the sheerness of the blouse when marvelously backlit by the light of the window leaves (me at least) wanting to see more. That, coupled with Nastya's closed eyes and upturned face and overall facial expression just seems to ooze sexual desire.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 on Banave

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Arkie2 3 years ago

And as usual with Sofi, little or no makeup absolutely fits her (the way this dress does).

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 on Azorik

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Paraphrasing Tiny Tim ... "More Please!, Sir." Such Italianate features. Look at the length of those fingers! She could probably reach over a chord's width with those hands.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 on Presenting Bonny

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Arkie2 3 years ago

What ... you want Roseann Barr? Love #14 - reclining like that on the couch with her legs drawn up really highlights them. Makes her look really relaxed - like she's just waiting to watch a movie on the telly.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 on Presenting Bonny

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Arkie2 3 years ago

THAT will be eagerly anticipated. I don't think I've ever seen you do a really darkened set with any of your models.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 on Saphat

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You hit that one right. To vote for the MODEL, rate her on her model's page. To rate the set/photographer, vote on the particular set's page.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 on Saphat

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Arkie2 3 years ago

NOt really "dirty" - just her natural skin coloration. Some humans have it, some don't. Product of genetics + diet.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 on Finnast

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Arkie2 3 years ago

You're right - she IS cute. But putting some main lighting behind Catherine wouldn't work - it'd only further "blow out" Lenny's already pale skin and make her look like Casper the friendly ghost against the window backlight.

These kinds of setups are always tough to photograph. Expose for the background and the foreground (Lenny) is underexposed and dark. Expose for Lenny and the background is "blown out" to a featureless white wall/window/drapes. Whether using film or digital equipment, it's always been tough.

I like how Catherine compromised in the portrait and other frontal shots to afford Lenny's body shadows on the left-hand side to give some contrast and definition with the right-hand lit side of her. Nice balance in a tough situation.

Overall, a quite nice treatment of a very cute, pale-skinned beauty. Can't wait to see if Catherine tries to photographer her against a black background.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 on Saphat

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I haven't gone through the set closely just quite yet, but, as in frame #1, I just love the way Anita's nipples and areolas point outward from her body's centerline. Matched with their almost perfect "B" size, they're a perfect fit for her frame. I ALWAYS find time to take a look at Anita's sets when they pop up - no matter who photographs her.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 on Sortide

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Just out of curiosity - why is the set "boring,ho hum."?

Monday, July 21st, 2014 on Sortide

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Arkie2 3 years ago

More euphemistically called "horseshoes" by dancers in the trade.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 on Sortide

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Heels ...heels ....heels (and not the "stripper" kind either - regular, flat-bottomed 3"-4" heels) would have gone a long way in this set.

There are only three other things I would've liked to have seen:
1) Angelika should smile a whole lot more. In the couple of shots where she IS smiling she really lights up.
2) Lose the distracting background shadows.
3) More sets of Angelika.

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 on Mecudai

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Have you ever see the lower back tattoo on Helen H? In some sets, it appears as though it's a partial rosary (turned on it's side) and in other photo sets, the "rosary" effect is gone to be replaced with letters.

I think I mentioned this in a comment in one of Helen's sets. As I recall, I thought it went so far as to be a "temporary tattoo" - after all, who would have their lower back tattooed, then have the tattoo removed (painful as that is) only to replace it with yet another tattoo?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 on Lalinia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Kind of gives you an incentive for "catch-and-release" ... leave a little something for the next guy to enjoy.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 on Kapyte

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Like her playing "Hello Tokyo" in #14. ;-) She DOES have a really cute look about her - especially her smile.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 on Kapyte

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Arkie2 3 years ago

At least Leonardo didn't have to lug his lighting gear out with him. Kinda hard to mess up Nature's own lighting system - sunny, overcast or dark - unless you deliberately plunk your models down in the deep shade or fail to use some sort of bounce reflectors to soften the facial/body shadows in full, bright sun.

Too, it shows that he's either set his camera to automatically increase color saturation - especially the greens and yellows - in camera, or has done it post shooting.

At least we weren't subjected to the usual "pitching deck" framing of the shots ("Titanic framing").

It IS however, kinda typical of most of his sets - shot kind of "far away" from the model and inclusive of lots of background.

Not bad - but not all that great either.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 on Kapyte

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Arkie2 3 years ago

"Muddy Creek"? Wasn't that a famous American jazz/R&B musician? Ooops ... that was Muddy Waters. And, if you'll look closely enough, Kamlyn's hands and feet show clearly when they're in the water so it can't really be all that muddy.

But I agree that he smile and body do bring quite a bit to a really straightforward set.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 on Kapyte

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Agreed. Wonderful smile and I love the pale, almost invisible areolas - their color just matches the current color of her skin tone (somewhat tanned). While I like blondes, this near-Platinum coloring seems a bit "over-the-top" for my liking but at least, if it isn't her natural coloring, it's well done and nicely maintained.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 on Kapyte

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Would that but you could actually see something like this in the super market (sigh). :-(

Friday, July 18th, 2014 on Entita

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Amelie is a wonderful little treasure. A great, tight little body with an astounding mons veneris cloaked in a perfectly trimmed bush. And a face that could stop your heart with beautiful warm brown eyes and a mischievous little smile that graces most of her photo sets.

Too bad Leonardo has blown it badly again with a poor mix of overexposed flash and an annoying use of interior incandescent lighting as an "accent" light.

As for the outdoor shots, again, failure to correctly use the equipment results in a series of poorly presented shots.

High marks for Amelie - slightly average to poor for Leonardo.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 on Navare

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Arkie2 3 years ago

This is visual stimulation, not olfactory hallucination.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 on Lalinia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Relative of Doug's ...

Agree with you about not being bored by beautiful naked women.

The "necklace" obviously is a R.C. rosary with the crucifix removed (seems to be gaining favor with a number of women - saw a set of Helen H with one one - and a partial back tattoo of one also on her).

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 on Lalinia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

No ... I meant #18. Xena's dress fabric is in focus from just inside her right arm right across her breast and goes to her hair on the far side - a distance of about 12"-14". Nice depth of focus.

And if Xena wants to hop, skip, jump or just plain loll about the furniture, who am I to say "No"?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 on Jhomel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

I'm curious. Do you have a link to it?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 on Jhomel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

He's likely to hold the camera backwards and we'd get a 140 frame set of badly exposed, poorly framed, out-of-focus and frames tilted like something shot on the deck of the Titanic.

No ... best he leave this one alone.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 on Jhomel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Benjy thinks that laying a woman down on her back with her legs thrown back up over her head with her ankles crossed is showing her "innate sexiness". Keep doing what you do best Catherine - present pleasing, well-shot, interesting models in poses you have put some thought into.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 on Xena

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Look @ frame #18. This is a photographer who knows how to use a camera and what the relationship between depth of focus/depth of field and f-stop means. Not some "grab shot" photographer like some others that post regularly to M-A.

And no matter where she's standing, Xena could come over to my house and jump all over the furniture to her heart's content.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 on Jhomel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Classic figure studies! THAT's what some of Catherine's latest work - especially here with Xena - remind me of. Nicely done - both of you! Nice to see some "art" back in "art photography".

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 on Jhomel

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Arkie2 3 years ago

This may sound a bit insipid, but I wonder if you couldn't work out some kind of "ratio" scale to compare women with different sized breasts. Like dividing overall height (in inches) by breast size. ;-)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 on Sheela A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

As far as Lucy C is/was concerned, she only ever appeared in 4 sets over the period of a year. In all her photos she was wearing a wedding band so we can surmise that she did the modeling stint as a means to some other personal end. But with a 37" bust in a (reported) 5'3" frame, she certainly cut a good figure for that year.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 on Sheela A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Or Anastasia A ... although Sofi has always been a favorite of mine (and not for her breasts!).

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 on Sheela A

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Or maybe just sucked on and gently nipped with the teeth ...

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 on Dotho

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Arkie2 3 years ago

It's kinda funny - a few of the shots I like the best in this shoot are the ones that show us practically nothing (like #11 & 19) or the shots where Arkisi's used a wide-angle lens to minimize her presence in the frame (like #s 34, 35, 84 & 85) - there's just something about those images that strikes me "just right". But my all-time set favorite is #55 - something about the her eyes seem to be boring right through me.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 on Dotho

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Arkie2 3 years ago

No ... they're meant to be taken into the mouth and rolled around with the tongue ... like sucking on a Hershey's Kiss.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 on Dotho

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Catherine, I must say, as a long-time admirer of your work, this set with Dalia leaves me a bit torn.

On the one hand, I really like the "cool" expressions delivered by Dalia in this set. They appear to fit her perfectly. The use of a black, collar-like necklace sets off her face from the rest of her pale-skinned body. Also, the extended use of the deep-colored jeans helps distinguish Dalia from the bed and background.

On the other hand, i question your use of two large white softbox lights on either side of her. With Dalia's pale skin and light-colored hair coupled with the minimal use of makeup, I think the lighting tends to flatten out Dalia's facial features. The portraits seem almost 2-dimensional. No blush used reduces her face to a rather atonal flat surface. A bit more makeup could have given her face some more definition.

The third problem I have is that, for my liking, there appear more similar photos than usual in your sets.

Those points being said, I continue to like your work with most models, Dalia included. They're not the "usual" soft-core work offered on such sites and I look forward to seeing more of Dalia in the future.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 on Presenting Dalia

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Arkie2 3 years ago

Be curious to see what she looks like without the Goth-like hair color.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 on Vidrot

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