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Memento: Reordered and Decoded

– A Film Review by Sydney L. Cubbins
Here’s the problem with stylistic writers/directors: they often have trouble getting you to care about their characters. So, how is it that Alis Locanta, a renowned stylist, took arguably the last decade’s most stylistic concept, from arguably the last decade’s most stylistic director, and generated the most affecting character-driven film available at SexArt? Well, because if Love For Sale was a tale of sexual fulfillment, Memento is its emotionally fulfilling sister. Here, Locanta has delivered an intriguing and involving puzzle about love, lust, loss and lessons, and with it, established himself an anomaly: a stylist capable of dealing with authentic human emotion. 
 
First Relationship  |  Third Act:  Tracy Lindsay
 
The ‘Third Act’ introduces us to Mango’s original lover, Ms. Tracy Lindsay, and it becomes very clear, very quickly, that this long-term relationship has grown unbalanced and unhinged. Power favors those that love the least, and here it rests with Tracy the domineering blonde, as she selfishly lusts for sexual satiation and offers nothing in return once it’s attained. Becoming increasingly introverted, frustrated and disheartened, Mango struggles to unearth even the faintest hint of the adulation and compassion she so desires. Her relationship, now beyond her control, has evolved into something poisonously sexual, and not only emotionally unfulfilling, but emotionally damaging. The longer this dance with the devil continues, the further she grows from her, and, from herself. Mind-over-heart, Mango lamentably forces herself to at last accept her lover’s true colours. Facing her fears and even overcoming Tracy’s intendedly redemptive advances, Mango courageously ends the relationship for good. 
 
Second Relationship  |  Second Act:  Lola Reve
 
In the ‘Second Act’, we meet Mango’s second lover, Ms. Lola Rêve, as we uncover inklings of Mango’s emotional evolution in the wake of Tracy’s departure. Here, the sexual encounters are passionate, romantic and most notably, shared. Mango has decidedly found a partner dissimilar to Tracy in almost every single way. As perfectly suited as they seem, however, the taste of Mango’s last relationship continues to haunt her, and this time she has her guard up. A little more informed, though a little less optimistically so, she’s wary of commitment and frightened of the pain associated with emotionally investing in another; a hesitation likely shared by her partner. Their relationship is suitably an ‘on-again, off-again’, primarily sexually-oriented affair, offering them, but also allowing them to keep just the right amount of distance from a little thing called love. But within lies the problem, and the reason emotional unfulfillment lingers. Whatever gifts are given, and whatever flirtatiously lustful glances are shared, and have been shared before. Mango impassively watches Lola pack her suitcase again; it’s clear that for now at least, this relationship can never truly fulfill.
 
Third Relationship  |  First Act:  Alexa Tomas
 
The film’s ‘First Act’ presents us to Mango’s third and final lover, Ms. Alexa Tomas, and it’s here we play witness to the warmest and most fulfilling relationship of the Memento series. Loving, caring and fervently sexual Mango; regretfully having realized she should’ve committed unreservedly to Lola; has fallen hard and fast for the girl, and the relationship that has eluded her for so long. Memories of her past suddenly seem distant and unimportant, and Alexa is all that matters now, or least, that’s what she’d like to believe. Alas, this relationship had an expiration date stamped on it the moment Alexa, the traveller, walked into Mango’s life. And while Alexa, however disagreeably, seems to have accepted that fate, Mango has yet to come to terms with it. Having let Lola escape her, this position is all too familiar, and this time it’s even more devastating. As the joy segues into sadness and ecstasy into melancholy, Mango tearfully watches her third chance at love slip beyond her grasp.
 
There After…
 
Confused and addled by grief, a black and white ‘Thereafter’ depicts Mango in the present, as she battles with memory and emotion. Cycling through lovers and experiences past, she contemplates and surrenders to the tides of loss, lust and love. Through trials, tribulations and failed relationships, each one informing and educating the next, Mango has lived and learned. The key element to a successful and durable relationship is a shared commitment from both partners to fulfill not only the sexual, but also the emotional needs of their significant other. And it’s with this vital knowledge that Mango will enter the next colourful chapter of a new, or possibly revisited, relationship.

Tracy Lindsay – the ultimate sex star?

Tracy Lindsay has got it all. A face so beautiful it’s almost doll-like, but warmed by those expressive eyes and a mouth quick to smile, gasp and kiss. A body that’s off-the-scale incredible, with perky breasts, long legs, a lusciously tempting pussy, and that mind-blowing ass. Tracy’s bottom is a star in its own right. If a whole movie was shot just focusing on that perfectly pert posterior, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who would watch it from beginning to end.

I first saw Tracy when VivThomas shot her for ‘Waves of Desire,’ an all-girl beach movie that showed the girls having sandy fun playing volleyball, sunbathing in teeny-weeny bikinis, and having plenty of scorching sex. Tracy was paired with the lovely Tess, and it’s fair to say the crew were blown away by her utter cuteness, sweet attitude and natural sex appeal. They immediately created a starring role for her alongside Suzie Carina in the two-hander ‘Intimacy 2,’ the bootylicious babes forming a sizzling physical and emotional bond. Tracy was the ideal choice for inaugural star when VivThomas was reborn as part of the MetArt network last year, and ‘Sexpresso’ raised the bar in terms of sass, class and ass!

Meanwhile, Tracy had become a major star here at SexArt. That initial promise quickly developed into a stellar screen presence. I can’t think of another girl this gorgeous who is so uninhibited in front of the camera. Movies like ‘Be My Slave,’ which paired Tracy with juicy little Mango, hinted at how far she was willing to go; her star turn in the ground-breaking four-part series ‘Love For Sale’ brought her kinky side fully to the fore. It’s hard to believe your eyes when a girl this hot does things this naughty!

Tracy seems to bring out the best in her partners; Lorena, Aiko Bell, Iwia and Amarna Miller are just some of the girls who have had scorching liaisons with the blonde bombshell. She puts her whole body, mind and spirit into her sexual encounters, revelling in giving pleasure as much as receiving it – and her orgasms are the most genuinely earth-shattering experiences you could imagine, truly wondrous events to behold.

Today’s sensual, sensational scene with Mango in act three of ‘Memento’ is yet another of Tracy’s movies that has already made it onto my Favorites list – and something tells me it won’t be the last. Our new VivThomas director, Guy Ranieri Sblattero, has been shooting with Tracy this month, and a sneak peek at the results has me very excited indeed…

Are you a fan of Tracy too? Which is your favorite of her movies… and what would you like to see her do next?

Mango – sweet, juicy and delicious!

We all have our favorites, but it’s impossible to imagine anyone not liking Mango. The blue-eyed Russian doll seems almost too lovely to be true, with a breathtakingly pretty face, incredible body (that bottom!), and a sweet attitude that makes you want to get to know her better. Sweet, but definitely not dull; Mango likes to do some pretty raunchy stuff, as you’ll know if you’ve seen her SexArt movies. Watching her, you get the feeling you’d like to romance her, fuck her all night long, then take her home to meet your folks. A keeper, in other words.

In photographs, Mango’s deep tan and nature-girl vibe make her ideally suited to outdoor shoots. The ‘sand or no sand’ debate rages on – both here and on our sister site MetArt, where Mango has starred in an astounding 26 galleries to date, nearly all of them outdoors and many on the beach. She confessed to being an exhibitionist in her episode of ‘Girls Love Sex,’ and it’s easy to imagine her spending carefree days in the sun, naked as nature intended and satisfying her primal urges whenever the mood takes her.

On video, Mango’s unique appeal is even more evident, as her expressive face conveys nuances of emotion that make her utterly irresistible to watch. Two of her most memorable movies are the ‘Girls Love Sex’ episode and ‘Haute Couture – Baby Blue,’ both of which feature her speaking directly to the camera. She is so unaffected, so fresh and gorgeous and downright adorable, that I’m sure I’m not the only one who would happily watch her talk for hours.

When the talking stops and the sex begins though… what a revelation! Mango’s no innocent little babe; she’s a hot, physically self-assured woman who has no inhibitions when it comes to expressing herself sexually. In her first SexArt movie, ‘Be My Slave II,’ she and Tracy Lindsay explore the boundaries with some sub/domme role-play, bondage and a strap-on; the postlude captures Mango’s kinky side very unexpectedly, and her scorching eye contact will blow your mind! She’s wonderful in ‘2 Jealous’ with Alyssa Reece too, fighting and then having passionate make-up sex; and her tender tryst with Margo in ‘Stay Here With Me’ is another must-see.

 Mango’s latest movie, ‘Memento – First Act’ with the divine Alexa Tomas, has hinted at another side to this intriguing beauty. As the story develops, we see sadness, longing, perhaps even sexual obsession, all captured with exquisite attention to detail. Mango’s acting skills are as exceptional as her sex appeal; I can’t wait to see how the plot continues to unfold.

I’d love to know, what do you like most about Mango? Which of her films do you like best, and what would you like to see her do in the future?

 

'What Happens When' – Ariel Piper Fawn talks about major new series!

 

One moment can change everything. That’s the theme of ‘What Happens When,’ an incredible new six-part series from acclaimed director Andrej Lupin. The story, which spirals out from a vibrant party into diverse erotic encounters, demonstrates how one little thing can influence how events unfold, with multiple possibilities all coexisting up until that moment. It’s an extremely complex and satisfying idea, and one of the most ambitious projects yet seen on SexArt!

“What Happens When’ brings together some of the hottest new girls – Eva Berger, Kiara Lord, Bella Blond and Cristal Caitlin – along with a bevy of horny guys and cool supporting actors (see who you can spot!). The action takes in steamy boy-girl and girl-girl sex in various locations, and with a different mood to each scene. You’ve certainly never seen anything like it.

I asked producer Ariel Piper Fawn whether it was the most difficult shoot that she, Lupin and their talented team had yet embarked upon. She told me, “We don’t really have difficult shoots; maybe only from the point of view of getting the emotions we need from the actors to create the mood of the movie. As far as the technical side of shooting goes, our most difficult movie was ‘The Game.’ It took four days, 20 hours a day in the middle of the woods – sleeping in caravans, not too much water! But all of us remember this shoot as one of our best and most fun!

“The most difficult thing about ‘What Happens When’ was to think of really great coincidences and create them on screen so that everyone could understand the concept. We came up with the idea a while ago, and then when we were shooting in Lanzarote, we saw a location that really fitted the story. And to tell the truth, the script was created one night before the actual shoot! All of us had to come up with at least one coincidence and then we took the six best ones and used them.

“What I like most about the movie is how complex it is. The story all takes place in one night, at the same time, in alternate realities. I hope people will like it.”

I think it’s sensational – exciting, creative and very arousing. I’d love to hear what you think!

A new director for Viv Thomas!

Breaking news! Viv Thomas has a new director at the helm… and when I say new, I really do mean new. I’d like to introduce Guy Ranieri Sblattero, an amazing Spanish filmmaker who has an incredible vision for the future of VivThomas.com.

Sblattero was discovered by Jonathan, creator of SexArt and co-owner of the Metart Network, and has been lucky enough to be mentored by renowned SexArt director Alis Locanta, who acted as production designer on his first VivThomas shoots. The creative direction, however, is all Sblattero’s own; though already very successful in other fields, this is his first foray into erotica, and he brings a fresh eye to his artistic endeavours. While holding true to the VivThomas ethos of beauty, sensuality and love of the female form, I think you’ll notice a raw energy and immediacy that is extremely invigorating!

The first movie from Sblattero and his talented crew is called Look at Me, and it will be released on VivThomas.com at the end of the week. It has an incredible cast of delightful new discoveries – Jimena Lago from Spain, Ana Rose from the Czech Republic, Ava Courcelles from France – and a fan favorite, the inimitable Suzie Carina, who takes her skill in pleasuring her female partners to a whole new level in this production.

Sblattero has the camera take a voyeuristic role in Look At Me, capturing many titillating and unique moments as his beautiful girls share the enjoyment of their sexuality with each other, and with us. It feels natural, real and so satisfying – and I hope that like me, you’ll experience a jolt of pure pleasure when you watch it!

 

The DeltaGamma Interview: an erotic artist opens up...

If you've a member of Sexart (or Metart or The Life Erotic) you're most likely familiar with the photographer known as DeltaGamma. As I write, the artist has published 126 erotic photo galleries across the three sites — 39 at Sexart, 67 at Metart, and 20 at The Life Erotic — and he's earned an enthusiastic and vocal fan following. The fact that he's also an active participant in the comment sections has only added to his popularity and reputation — DeltaGamma isn't content simply to create a photo set, he's also keenly interested in the way it's received by the audience.

As it happens, my first contact with DeltaGamma was in the comments section at the Metart blog. After chatting, online and off, I suggested we do an interview. He agreed, I prepared an extensive list of questions, and then things got complicated. In the interview that follows DeltaGamma discusses his background, his inspiration and evolution as an artist, and the unforeseen event that profoundly effected his career as an erotic photographer. And what's included here is only part of the DeltaGamma story, Part 2 of the interview will appear here in the near future.

First of all, why "DeltaGamma," what's the significance of the name?

D: I simply picked the initials of my real name from the Greek alphabet, as a tribute to the classic beauty concept developed in ancient Greece, the reference and inspiration for my earliest work and my art in general. The name I used when I started with nude photography was actually "DeltaVenus," which was inspired by the novel "Delta of Venus" written by Anaïs Nin, and later adapted as a movie that was directed by Zalman King and released in 1995.

What's your background?

D: I was born in a small seaside city on the eastern coast of central Italy, forty years ago. Since then I have lived in several different Italian towns, from the north to the south of the country, and now I'm living in Rome. I attended an international Art Academy after showing some unusual drawing skills when I was very young, at the primary school, where I had also started studying English. And I attended a scientific high school, studying not only scientific subjects but also philosophy, Latin, and the arts. I can't go too deep in details about my life and my "regular" job since it's outside the world of photography and very far from erotic art, but I can say that I've worked for twenty years in a very professional and challenging environment that has allowed me to travel a lot and learn many different skills, meet many people from all over the world — including my wife — and learn to adapt myself to different situations, react quickly, and plan my activities efficiently. I would describe myself as a self-made, happy and lucky man, an artist, a photographer, a traveler, a biker, a sailor in love with the beauty of this world and the beauty of women.

What first got you interested in the artistic potential of photography?

D: Back in 2000, during the longest of my travels — an unforgettable experience spending six months at sea — I had brought with me a photo camera. At the time I had been on a break from oil painting due to lack of time and therefore inspiration, and in a way approaching photography awakened my inspiration again. Photography perfectly integrated my paintings and drawings, which were already oriented towards the search for harmony and beauty in reality without too much intermediation/manipulation of forms and colors, but rather a realistic interpretation of existing subjects, which were mainly female nudes.

How long had you been working as a photographer before you began to shoot nudes?

D: The beginning of my career as a photographer could actually be identified with shooting nudes, except for the very first steps when I transitioned from drawing/painting to shooting photos. I learned the basics of photography by myself, trying to catch the subject the way it was in my mind already before taking the picture, according to my own personal vision coming from my artistic path and from observing other photographers' work.

I started using my first photo cameras in 2000 and I got my first DSLR — a Canon EOS 350D — in 2007. In my early years I shot mainly reportages of my travels and then I started shooting portraits/glamour with a Czech girl I met in my hometown during her summer holidays with her parents. That's probably when my special feeling towards Czech girls and their country started. I went there many times, first in 1992 on a school  trip to Prague — soon after the country's first democratic elections after the fall of the Berlin wall — and I was fascinated by the beauty of the town and its unique atmosphere, and a few years later also by the beauty of the local girls, my favorite subjects for my nudes.

I shot my first amateur art nudes in 2003 with an Italian girl I met on a train, then I started with soft erotic shootings in a couple of workshops in Venice  in 2006, and then in 2007 I finally started with my first semi-professional erotic shootings in Czech Republic and Poland — both countries I was familiar with due to my several trips riding my motorbike in the summer across central-eastern Europe.

You started contributing photo sets to Metart in early 2012, later that year you began contributing work to Sexart, and to The Life Erotic in 2013. Had you published any of your erotic photography before your work for the Metart Network?

D: Publishing my work at Metart had always been my aspiration since the beginning of my erotic shootings and I never really thought of submitting to any other website. Although my very first exposure to soft nudes was with Playboy magazine — I bought my first issue in August 1990 — my view of erotic nudes was shaped and influenced by Metart some years later. I had created my first e-mail account in 2000 and a few months later I subscribed to the Metart newsletter, soon after discovering the site. I remember I saved all the 16 preview images of the featured sets and was amazed by the beauty of models and their erotic attitude captured by the perfect photography. Metart has been my leading influence in erotic photography and one of the biggest influences on my erotic vision.

My early erotic work was closer to The Life Erotic's style in terms of lighting and models' facial expressions, then evolved towards Sexart's main features in a way, while I was still a bit distant from the average Metart style, with crystal clear images and brighter lighting and models smiling and in a happy mood.

Paradoxically I started publishing on Metart first, with "Presenting" Grace C, then Sexart with Mia Sollis,  and finally on The Life Erotic, also with Mia.

I only decided to give publishing a try in 2010, when I sent my first submissions to Metart. After the first feedback (good work/style but models not interesting or already published) I let some time go by, then tried again in 2011 with a few other submissions which were not interesting enough, and then finally had my first sets published in April 2012, with Grace C.

In the summer of 2011 I actually collaborated with a Metart photographer who got in touch with me, Peter Guzman. We arranged a few combined shoots to share costs and models, and I integrated some of his sets with Edwige A, As well as Mia Sollis, and Marjana A.

By the end of the summer 2011 I decided to start shooting and submitting alone, and I started with Mia Sollis and Edwige, two of the models I knew better.

Back to the question: I have actually thought of expanding  and publishing my work on other erotic websites, especially when I didn't have many sets released on the Metart Network. But recently, when I had my work released on a more frequent basis, I started thinking to be loyal to the Network for a number of reasons. One of them is that I consider Metart the top erotic website, the first and only for me, which keeps evolving in a thoughtful way, taking into account ideas and suggestions by members. The other reason has to do with a fact which happened this summer and made me reconsider several things in my life and my career, I'll explain later.

Metart, Sexart, and TLE each have a distinct, unique style, focus, and format. Your work has appeared on all three sites. How do you adjust your style and approach when you're shooting for Metart as compared to TLE, or TLE compared to Sexart?

D: When I shoot a model for Metart my main goal is to simply bring out the model's beauty and her happiness of showing her intimate beauty to the viewer, connecting with him, using a location and a lighting that match this overall feel, possibly in a simple and not too distracting setting. The focus is on the model's beauty and sensuality. One of the first sets embodying this aesthetic feel is my first with Mia Sollis, Voile, which was also reviewed by you in the Metart blog,  and that's where I actually started exchanging comments with some members back in February 2013.

For my TLE work, if we speak about open legs style, the focus is not only on beauty and sensuality but also on a more intriguing side of the model's mood, or  a fetish such as shaving, sometimes combined with the silver mirror insertions, like the one with Tess B, along  with an overall "darker" feel given by the lighting, with lower intensity and higher contrast, making the setting look a bit more undefined and mysterious, like in my first set with Mia Manarote.

For TLE masturbation, and some fetish sets, the model also has to appear involved in the erotic action showing her sexuality in an almost dramatic way, the darker side of her erotic potential, pretending to be aware that someone is watching hidden in sort of a voyeuristic situation.

For Sexart I ask my models to "make it real." Once I show them the setting and the outfit I tell them what the story is about and to believe in it, acting in a continuous action as if I was shooting a video, so that the flow of the action looks more natural, only stopping for the single shot. I also ask them to pretend I am not there and to concentrate on their own pleasure in a natural/realistic way, without exaggerating with facial expressions, but they're allowed to glance at the camera from time to time, when they feel like or when I tell them to do it, in order to keep the contact with the viewer and remind him that the action is for him and also to give a flirty taste to some headshots which I include to let the viewer see what's in the eyes of the model while feeling the pleasure. One of the most satisfying sets is my second with Sapphira.

Have you ever shot something for, say, Metart, but then ended up submitting it to Sexart, instead?

D: When I plan a shooting with some model in a certain location of course I already have an idea of what site I'm going to submit it to. If I had to give a priority that would be Metart, Sexart, TLE for a number of reasons, and this also reflects the number of sets. But sometimes when I am actually shooting it happens that some factors make me change my mind and switch to a style suitable for a site which is different from the initial idea. But it also happened that after taking a look at the photos before editing I realize that the overall feel of a certain set is more suitable for another site, but that's possible from Metart to TLE, or from Sexart to TLE, seldom vice-versa (for lighting reasons) and never from Metart to Sexart (because of the poses/style). Once, after initially scheduling a Metart shooting with some models who had never done masturbation in photos, we ended up giving a try to a Sexart or TLE set (none of these sets has yet been published). And I've submitted sets to Metart and Sexart but then it was suggested I submit them to TLE because the photo editor found the set or the model more suitable for that site, like in the case of the first sets with Paula Shy, Sunshine, and Chloe Coco, and there are a few more.

In the studio or on location — which do you prefer?

D: I generally prefer to shoot indoor with a soft natural light from the window and a realistic setting, because I have everything in control, the ambience is relaxed  with some good music, and posing is generally more comfortable for the model.

I set up a small studio in my old apartment, with a few backdrops in front of a big window, so I could use it either with natural light or with studio light, or combining the two. I have in mind my own private studio for the future, it would be halfway between a painter's and a photographer's studio, with plenty of natural white light during the day.

When the weather is nice and the temperature warm enough for the models, I have a nice location nearby that's also a great option to go shooting outdoor, but it depends also on how happy the model is, because posing is usually not as comfortable as indoor, then there may be some interruptions for various reasons — the lighting conditions may change more dramatically than indoor, then there may be some logistic issues that could distract from me from focusing on the model and the posing.

But basically it's the light of the moment that inspires me and drives me.

A typical set has about 120 images, give or take. How many total images do you shoot during a single session? And how do you approach the task of editing a set for submittal? 

D: I usually shoot 160-200 images, depending on the model's skills/attitude (beginner/experienced, willing/bored) and the lighting conditions (affecting shutter speed, therefore risk of motion blur). When I have the feeling I have at least 130-140 good images I check quickly on the display the variety of poses and if I think it's enough I stop. But there are times when the model is so good that I just can't stop, when we are both in good mood and the poses keep coming different and sexy. I know that I am not going to use all of the images but I can't help, I still shoot for the fun of it. And I also like to show the model many nice pics of herself, especially portraits.

I start editing the set usually after my regular job, at night, or in the weekends, when I am not too tired. I take a look at the whole set, deleting the bad pictures, separating the repetitive shots, and selecting the good images, usually no less than 120. Then I work on the RAW files, starting to give the image the light temperature/tone that best matches the model, the setting and the feel of the set.

My wife Phi — a member suggested this nickname, the ancient Greek letter for "F," because it's the initial of her real name — is there for this phase. She both helps me find the right settings — sometimes it gets too subjective, especially when the lighting during the shooting varied — and she also does most of the editing herself, especially when the photos also need to be retouched. I prefer not to retouch unless it's necessary to comply to the standards of photography on Metart or other sites in the Network. So there are tattoos to get rid of and skin imperfections to fix, as well as details in the setting which are not nice to be seen, in order to make the image look pleasant and eliminate unnecessary small details distracting from the main subject. This phase, for the most complicated sets, can even take up to two or three days for just one set.

Lately, as you may have noticed, my sets have become larger. I've started to extract some images that inspire me for artistic black and white and desaturated color treatments. These are usually images that normally would look like repetitions or be too serious in the set, but that are good for a different image style. I also include close-ups and interesting details. I decided to add these shots as a bonus to a standard set, because I felt the need to let the viewer see the model in other ways, like I do whenever I shoot, trying to imagine the photos in different styles as if they were different techniques of painting or drawing.

It's still kind of an experiment for me, especially if you consider that I started working on black and white and desaturated images not so long before including this type of work in my sets, although B&W is very close to pencil and charcoal drawing, which are one of my favorite techniques.

Members seemed to have appreciated enthusiastically so far, so I consider it kind of a trademark and even if it takes time to do it I will keep doing it willingly. The first set where I included some extra images was my first with Michaela Isizzu, although it was mostly some plain black and white backstage images, so actually the very first attempt was with one of my sets with Sunshine, also reviewed by you in the blog.

All your work for the various sites in the Metart Network have been still galleries. Do you have any interest in shooting motion pictures?

D: I would really love to start shooting movies. I did shoot a few videos with my DSLR a couple of years ago, but I haven't edited them, and anyway I don't consider them good enough yet. I have also shot some backstage video for fun. Videos are very challenging, and I think I have the eye to shoot them, but at the moment it's a matter of time: I am working too hard to have the time to start shooting and reaching a satisfactory level, and I would need more time to edit the videos, too. I always have a very thoughtful approach when it's about starting something I really care about, but then when I start I work very hard and it's difficult to stop me. You can consider the wish of starting to shoot videos my resolution for 2015.

You had a severe misfortune last summer — all your photographic gear and the laptop with your latest work was stolen. How did you recover from this devastating blow, and has this experience changed anything in your approach to shooting?

D: The theft of all my gear last July was a real shock. Now, so many months later, I still think about the few seconds when I was distracted by a man crying out and running to me as someone grabbed my backpack with everything inside and ran away.

I had just come back from one of my most successful shootings in Prague, four days of hard work with Sapphira, Nici Dee, Vanessa Angel, Paula Shy, Dido A, Celeste A and a couple of other models, shooting about twenty-five sets, mostly for Metart and Sexart, and a few for TLE. In few seconds I lost everything: my photo/video gear, my laptop, the hard disks and memory cards with all the work, making the time and expenses for the entire trip a total waste. I saw the robbery on the CCTV the day after, and it was very hard to take. I stayed in bed for a couple of days, trying to get some sleep, staring at the ceiling, hoping to have some news from the police or from friends searching the markets, or from Internet, but nothing.

I stopped being a photographer for some days, suspended in a very uncomfortable situation, but already the day of the misfortune things started happening: my wife let my closest friends know about the robbery, she even wrote to [Metart Network Photo Editor] K to let her know what had happened, and then a post on Facebook kick-started the reaction of some of my most loyal fans, especially from the US, supporting and offering help, easing the shock and giving me back self-confidence little by little. My "Number One" fan in particular also alerted [Metart Network owners] Jon and Niko about the theft. In a very short time I was offered an incredible amount of support by Metart which allowed me to get back to shooting with new gear and with an appropriate budget.

In the end, although that was a very hard lesson for me, it turned out to be also an important occasion which showed me how much Jon and all the Metart staff believed in me and in my work, as well as an opportunity to find real friends from the community of regular commentators, especially from Metart. It felt like belonging to an extraordinary family. Now I am in touch with several members of this great community on a regular basis, we speak about a range of things besides erotic photography, and it's all so fun and interesting.

The first sets released right after this disaster were with Connie Carter, first on TLE, and then on Sexart, followed by Lauren Crist on Metart, which kept me "alive" on the Network and made me experience the unexpected, incredible support from the members through the comments. I would like to thank all of them for giving me strength during those hard days.

I have also started being in touch with other Metart Network photographers, like Catherine, Luca Helios and Flora, after already being friends with Peter Guzman, Ken Tavos and Balius. I think that the exchange of ideas and points of view between artists is very fruitful, bringing the overall level of the entire Metart Network higher and higher, while the interaction with members keeps the Network evolving and facing the new challenges of modern erotic still and motion pictures.

This experience made me rethink all of my work and reconsider everything I did so far, being more aware of the actual value of all the equipment and the work itself, therefore giving more value to the efforts I do to carry out a shooting and produce a set.Venice panorama at sunset by Deltagamma

Amarna Miller talks about her life and her passions!

Amarna is the kind of girl you could fall in love with. It’s not just her looks, although she is deliciously pretty, with sparkling eyes and a smile that can melt your heart. It’s her attitude – she’s vivacious, playful, thoughtful and utterly captivating. She’s also open and uninhibited about her sexuality. Amarna embraces life, and maybe that’s what makes us want to embrace her! I was lucky enough to get to ask Amarna all those questions on the tip of my tongue – and now I adore her even more, and I’m pretty sure you will too…

Can you tell us a little about yourself, and what you enjoy doing?

AM: Of course! I’m a Spanish model, porn actress and writer. I spend my life traveling around the world shooting for the companies that I like and having as many adventures as I can! I consider myself an adrenaline junkie and I love to be out of my comfort zone. I suppose that’s one of the reasons that led me to work in this business. As you can imagine, I love outdoor sports, hiking, scuba diving, traveling to unexplored locations while searching for antique stuff as if I was Lara Croft… and all the things your mom tells you not to do.

I studied Fine Arts, specialized in photography and cinema, and I lived in the US for almost a year while I was still at university; that’s why I know how to speak English! I founded my own porn production company when I was 19 years old and I closed it six months ago. I’m 24 now, and I spend most of the time planning how to conquer the world. From time to time I give talks related to sexuality or how to open your mental frontiers.

When I’m free I also write about my crazy life if the editors are crazy enough to let me do it! At the moment I collaborate with Vice, Playground and Primera Linea magazines. I also publish in the Spanish newspaper El Periodico de Catalunya. In my last column I wrote about how much I hate the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy. Oh, yes: I’m also very direct and I value sincerity above everything in this world. 

I’m the opposite of a materialistic person and I save each cent I earn to spend it on having as many experiences as I can. Mostly going to crazy places (last year I was living in a tent while doing a road trip around Australia) but also enjoying good food to feed my stomach (I especially enjoy Korma chicken) or for my soul (books! books! books!). I love the work of Jack Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs and most of the beatnik generation. Meanwhile, I do porn. Why? Because I love sex, I’m an exhibitionist and I love to show the world that you can have brains and live because of your body. And also because it allows me to travel, of course!

I have a polyamory relationship and I’m a very open minded person. I believe in free love and I think that you should not tie down the people you love! For this same reason I don’t practice monogamy and I don’t have sexual or emotional exclusivity with my partner.

I’m surrounded by people I love, I mostly do what I want in this life and I truly love my job. So, as you can see, I’m a very happy person!

Your look is quite distinctive for a Spanish girl – pale skin and red hair. Do you think that makes you stand out? What is your favorite thing about your appearance?

AM: My favorite part of my body is my eyes, because they are blue and that’s not something very common in my country. About the red hair and the distinctive appearance, it can be something good or not, depending what company you want to work with. Some productions want a ‘girl next door’ look and they complain about my crazy hair!

What inspired you to get into nude modeling?

AM: I’ve always been an open minded person, and because I was studying Fine Arts I was surrounded by painters, photographers and people related to the artistic media. I met a guy and he asked me to model for him; at first I hesitated but when I finally did it… it was amazing! Not just because the final pictures were great, but also because I was able to prove to myself that I was capable of being pretty on camera. At that time I had very low self-esteem, so starting to do nude modeling became some kind of therapy for being happy with my style of beauty and my body.

 Did you do a lot of stills photography, before starting to make movies?

AM: Yes, I’ve been working as an artistic model since I was 18 years old so I was already comfortable in front of the cameras when I started in porn. Here is my model portfolio, if you want to take a look! http://www.amarnamiller.com/portfolio/?lang=en

 What do you enjoy about making movies?

AM: Basically I love to experiment with my sexuality and I enjoy trying new things! This business allows me to try practices and recreate situations that I would not do in my normal life, so it’s quite exciting. I also love to travel, meet new people and have new experiences every day; each day of your life becomes an adventure because you can play different characters, different styles…

You have worked a lot with Alis Locanta – what do you enjoy about working with him? How is it different to other movies you have made?

AM: Alis and his team are professional filmmakers in the biggest sense of the word. When you work in porn you usually don’t find such a high quality in terms of aesthetic, image and technical level and as a Fine Arts graduate it makes me happy to participate in their works of art. 

I mean, when you work with Alis you are doing a real movie, not only shooting sex! That’s what makes him stand apart from other directors: he doesn’t film porn, he shoots movies in which there are sexual encounters.

You seem to enjoy making movies with themes of dominance and submission. Is this something that turns you on? Are you more dominant or submissive by nature?

AM: Yes! I enjoy exploring the limits of my sexuality and experimenting with new horizons… I suppose that’s why I love BDSM both in front of and behind the cameras. It allows me to know my limits and find pleasure in things that I wouldn’t have expected.

I switch, which means that I can be submissive or dominant depending on the person, the practices and the situation. For example, with women I tend to be more dominant while with boys I like to be the bottom part of the play. But it depends a lot!

I especially love an artistic type of Japanese bondage called shibari, which involves tying your partner’s body doing intricate, beautiful patterns. You can suspend the person from the ceiling or just play with the feeling of the power exchange. The rope becomes an extension of your own body and as you’re tying your partner he/she falls into a semi-meditative state called ‘subspace.’ Time and space just stop and when you wake up from the trance it’s just amazing. If you haven’t heard about this before I would recommend you to take a look at the pictures of the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki… I did a lot of articles related to his work while I was studying for my degree, and I can say I’m in love with what he does!

Which is your favorite of the movies you have shot for SexArt, and why?

AM: That’s a hard question! I especially like the ‘Waltz With Me’ series for the way in which Alis recorded it… when I first heard about the idea of doing a circular traveling camera with the sex scene as the center of the rotation, I called him almost shouting, “PLEASE LET ME APPEAR IN THIS FILM!” When he chose me as one of the actresses I was jumping with excitement! 

Which was your favorite partner?

AM: My shoot with Ariel Rebel (‘Pour Toi Mon Amour 4’) was absolutely incredible. Not only because she’s extremely hot (and a very good lover, I have to say), but also because she’s interesting as a person. We were talking for hours before and after filming and I really felt attracted to her for more than the physical aspect. Regarding girls, I also fell in love with Tracy Lindsay, Samantha Bentley and Gina Gerson.

As for the boys, I love to work with Franck Franco. We’ve always had a special connection and you can feel it when you watch our films together: there are lots of kisses, passion, chemistry… Juan Lucho is also amazing: incredible sex and always taking care of you during the shoots.

By the way, I want to say that I cannot wait to work with Alexa Tomas and Julia Roca! Please, directors of SexArt, organize a shoot with the three of us.

Do you enjoy shooting scenes more with girls or boys? Do you have sex with girls in your personal life?

AM: Yes, I’ve had both emotional and sexual relationships with girls in my personal life. I consider myself completely bisexual and I like men and women equally…. Having said that, I have to tell you that sometimes I have a period in which I feel more attracted to one gender than the other, but usually I like the person rather than their sex. On screen it is exactly the same: sometimes you have a lot of chemistry with someone and sometimes not, and it doesn’t depend on what they have between their legs. 

You also write scripts, including ‘Que es la Pasion,’ your scene with Juan Lucho. Can you tell us about this movie – what inspired it?

AM: We wanted to do something related to love, sex, chemistry… but it was just an abstract idea. Alis wanted something special, a definition of passion, narrated by me for the beginning of the video, so I started to write and the words just flowed. I read a lot of poetry and I also write my own work so it was easy to just imagine how I feel when I really like someone, and translate that into words.

What are your ambitions?

AM: I take a lot of care in becoming the person I want to be. I manage my emotions, learn how to avoid the unhealthy people and the toxic situations and live the life I want to have. It seems simple but it’s not!

Beyond that, my biggest ambition is to travel around the world. At some point I would love to sell everything and just live while traveling… I will photograph everything and write about my life on my website.

Is there anything else you would like to tell your fans?

AM: Yes! If you like me and you want to know more about me or follow my adventures around the world you should definitely check out my personal blog http://www.amarnamiller.com. I write every day, not only about porn (that would be pretty boring…), but also about my ideas, plans, my way of seeing life… I really hope you enjoy it, and thank you for this opportunity to share my thoughts.

A celebration of beauty

Once in a while, a movie comes along that resonates perfectly on an emotional as well as a physical level. Tomorrow’s film from Andrej Lupin and Ariel Piper Fawn is so strikingly lovely that I think it deserves to be recognized as an instant classic. ‘Together’ begins with an extended tracking shot worthy of any big-budget Hollywood movie – and way more creative than most – as we follow Spanish firecracker Alexis Tomas through the streets of Sitges towards the train station, where she is meeting her lover. In a simple white dress and sandals, Alexa exudes a natural sensuality even though we only see her from behind. The evocative music and sun-drenched location add to the sense of identification with this willowy figure. When we do see her face at last, she is so exquisite, the anticipation so plainly written on her expressive features, that if I weren’t already utterly enamoured with her, it would be love at first sight.

Gorgeous Lexie Dona emerges from the station, and the girls embrace with such genuine passion, it’s a truly romantic moment. Their affection is evident as they stroll through the streets hand in hand, stopping for a steamy kiss that hints at the delights to come.

The lovemaking is every bit as visually stunning – and emotionally, as well as erotically stirring – as the prelude had led me to hope for. Both girls have a physical confidence and lack of inhibition that is very arousing, and the attraction between them is palpable. Lexie, already deliciously naked, wakes Alexa from her nap with delicate caresses that build in intensity until they are kissing passionately once again. Lexie’s fingers slide between her girlfriend’s parted thighs, exploring the wetness she finds there. Every lingering touch, every gasp and quiver, is lovingly captured by the superb camerawork – and the sex that follows is explosive.

I think this movie has got it all – romance, passion, beauty, and thrilling eroticism. What do you think?

New Year, hot new girls!

January 2015 has been an amazing month for gorgeous new girls at SexArt, hasn’t it? Layla Sin is probably my favorite new face of the month (I say ‘probably’ because I am notoriously fickle and I’m easily won over by a pretty smile or flirty look!). This delicious olive-skinned Israeli stunner charmed me with her playful attitude and oral fixation in ‘Io Ballo Da Sola 3.’ Her vibrant, uninhibited dancing and masturbation was a joy to watch, and her powerful orgasm rocked my world as well as hers! I really want to see more of her…

We’ve also had perky blonde Kiara Lord, who has already made a terrific impression in a couple of girl-girl movies over at VivThomas, showing a softer side to her sexuality in boy-girl movie ‘e-Memories 3.’ Kiara has a very warm and approachable manner that creates an instant chemistry with her man.

Voluptuous French fox Anissa Kate, bursting out of her shirt and then pressing her dripping wet curves against the glass of the shower stall made for an incredibly sensual debut in ‘Incandescence.’ Anissa has also shot a scene with the incredible Ariel Rebel, which I am awaiting with baited breath!

Uruguayan beauty Carol Vega brought a sizzling Latin flavor to her scene with Franck Franco, ‘Breathless.’ There was a lot of appreciation for this statuesque babe with her tiny waist and perfect bottom, dark eyes and cute braces on her teeth – especially for the way she teased her man before pleasing him!

Cristal Caitlin is a girl I’m a little more familiar with, as she is the star of a recent movie at VivThomas. She is wonderfully dominant in her girl-girl scenes there, but watching her SexArt debut in a boy-girl scene, ‘Volcano,’ I was struck by how pretty and sweet she really is. The sensational outdoor setting brings a delightful freshness and naturalness to the romantic and erotic connection between these lovers. 

Tomorrow’s movie, ‘Incandescence – Chloe Amour,’ introduces another new star to SexArt. Texan sweetie Chloe is a willowy Hispanic honey, so you know she already has me hooked! Her embodiment of sexual awakening is enhanced by her sultry aura, which brings heat and intensity to her masturbation. Her shaken expression as she catches her breath after her climax is priceless. One to watch, for sure!

I’d love to know, who was your favorite among SexArt’s new January babes?

 

Introducing Bella Blond

I’m delighted to introduce a beautiful new girl who has made a huge impression on everyone here. Bella Blond is a sweet, sexy and stunningly gorgeous babe who is notorious in her native Germany for shooting public ‘flashing’ movies. When the dynamic duo of director Andrej Lupin and producer Ariel Piper Fawn spotted her, they knew she would be a perfect fit for the MetArt Network, and whisked her away to Lanzarote to shoot ‘The Bet,’ which will be released on VivThomas next week. She appears in two fantastic scenes, a lingerie liaison with cute newcomer Cristal Caitlin, and a superb shower hook-up with lovely Kiara Lord, who has recently received a very warm welcome both here and on VivThomas.

Bella has a sensational slender-yet-stacked body and a pretty face with the most incredible eyes. When she looks at her sexual partner, you can practically hear their pulse start to race! Andrej and Ariel were so impressed they also shot her for another future VivThomas release, as well as a SexArt series and a scene for their Vintage Collection. “She is a really lovely girl, we will shoot her again soon for sure!” Ariel told me.

Of course I grabbed the opportunity to ask Bella a few questions – who wouldn’t want to find out more about a babe this hot? Here’s what she told me…

Bella, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

BB: I am 24 years old. I live in Munich, Germany. I enjoy going swimming, I like cooking very much and I travel very often.

You are the first German girl ever to work with SexArt and VivThomas – is modeling an unusual choice for a German girl?

BB: It is very nice that I am the first German girl ever to work with SexArt and VivThomas. But it’s not unusual for a German girl to work in this industry.

What inspired you to get into nude modeling?

BB: I am very fine with my body and I like showing it to other people while they’re enjoying seeing me!

What is your favorite thing about your appearance?

BB: My favorite thing has to be my breasts, they are 70D (32D).

Did you do a lot of stills photography, before starting to make movies?

BB: No, I started filming directly. I also used to dance, but I don’t any more.

You are known in Germany for making public ‘flashing’ movies, such as on the subway. Do you get recognized by your fans in Germany?

BB: Yes, all the time!

How did the experience of working with Andrej Lupin in Lanzarote compare with your previous work?

BB: There were huge differences in working with Andrej Lupin... I mean like very wonderful big differences, which I can’t compare to anything I have ever seen. The location was awesome.

Did you enjoy getting dressed up for the shoots?

BB: I loved being dressed up, this was wonderful! My personal style is ‘elegant classic.’

Do you enjoy sex with girls in your personal life? Had you had sex with a girl before you did it on film?

BB: It is a wonderful experience having sex with girls, and I had already had sex with a girl before I started shooting movies.

If you could only have sex with boys or girls for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

BB: I’ll always choose boys... because I would miss them too much!

I think you are going to like this amazing girl A LOT... I can't wait to hear what you think of her!

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