A big thick book full of stunning visually grabbing photographs of women, operating as a precursor of "Reflections" it shares similar models and themes. Detailing the more playful side of S&M rather than a fixed concentration upon the tubes of torture. Here the young women dressed to thrill show of their lithe, fit bodies in postures which appear other worldly in their blank nonchalance, it is how they great the camera that counts as they inhabit the luxurious worlds specially composed for them, as if they could be nowhere else.
Each photograph is a work of art in composition, lighting, mood and effect, concentrating upon allure, magnetism, beauty and imagery emanating within a world dominated obviously by high money. However for those without easy access to an instant fortune it also opens the door to other imaginary worlds, where the wait promises all.
Glimpses of Tokyo Story and specks of David Lynch trickle through but the imagery is beyond any categorisation, as it brings together men and women to gaze upon what is being offered.
on 29 January 2008
This is large heavy book and the quality of the pictures is superb. Not as daring and provocative as claimed, unless you are offended by the naked female form - but then you wouldn't buy a book like this! The poses are interesting and varied, indoors, about 128 of them altogether in colour and monochrome (approx equal numbers). The sort of book you would enjoy sharing with your partner but would probably hide when your parents visit. In summary, one of the best and most tasteful collection of nude photographs of stunning, natural women I have encountered.