Kristel A ‘Presenting’ by Rylsky
Met Art members have a vested interest in and seemingly insatiable appetite for new models. But consider the photographer for a moment, in this specific case, Mr. Rylsky. When he photographs an experienced model he knows what to expect, both visually and behaviorally. His challenge is to make something familiar feel fresh and new. But when he works with a new model he is starting with a clean sheet, a blank canvas – a model he has never seen, and who may have little or no experience. When Kristel A. entered Rylsky’s studio, it was an opportunity brimming with potential, and I’m pleased to say that both participants — model and photographer — took full advantage of it.
In my notes I’ve called out over half a dozen headshots – #0097 is but one stellar example – this is a testament to Kristel’s beauty. But a wide selection headshots are just one element of this broad, varied and exquisitely detailed photo essay. There is a shot, #0003, of the model’s hands as she unbuttons her blouse. Yes, just her hands. And it is a truly beautiful image. There are several pictures of Kristel A. holding her braided ponytail that are both playful and stylish at once. Explicit poses and body shots provide all the expected views, and each image is subtly enhanced by the clever composition and pastel colors of the set design – see #0038 for instance.
An arresting premiere appearance by a talented new model as captured by the skilled lens of a talented photographer.