Vanessa Angel ‘Enhavo’ by Deltagamma
Traditionally, when a new model appears in her first Met Art erotic photo gallery that gallery is titled “Presenting _____,” with the model’s name filling the blank. In the case of this new model’s debut, however, it was given a title, “Enhavo,” but be assured that this is Vanessa Angel’s first appearance at Metart. So, that procedural point aside, I’ll share my impressions.
The first six images in “Enhavo” are monochromes, but even when the artist, Deltagamma, switches to color photos, my initial reaction is very much that Vanessa Angel is a “girl next door” type. She possesses an amiable warmth, and her long, dark hair frames a face that is certainly angelic. Vanessa’s eyes — exceptionally big, glossy dark brown orbs — are a most noteworthy feature, and the artist offers a varied selection of headshots and portraits that beautifully capture them.
This is a debut set, as mentioned, and while Vanessa does project personality and readily assumes whatever pose the photographer suggests, including numerous intimate close-ups, she is not overly expressive in “Enhavo.” Vanessa’s default demeanor is cheerful, relaxed, and friendly, with just a hint of intriguing melancholy in those big, brown eyes. I could certainly be wrong about that subtle undercurrent of sadness — but have a look at #036, and see if you don’t agree with my observation. On the other hand, when Vanessa shares a smile, as she does in #011, a pretty topless shot, she’s as warm, sincere, and happy as one could ask for.
Much of “Enhavo” finds Vanessa posing in front of a window, and this is where her girl next door quality is at its most pronounced. Later on she moves to a white leather sofa, and here she’s more polished and sophisticated in her presentation. Two of my favorites from this sub-group are #097, boldly and stylishly posed with explicit impact, and #111, a more demure, but no less appealing image. #129, a fully clothed shot, has a thoughtful, natural quality that is also quite pleasing.
Deltagamma closes out the collection with another selection of monochromes as well as a few more dramatically manipulated images. This creative experimentation is interesting and adds variety and visual punch to “Enhavo.” There’s a new girl in the Metart neighborhood — it will be interesting to see how she evolves in future galleries.
More Vanessa Angel preview galleries:
Art Nude Models: Met Art information.