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asmith12 (124) 09-29-08  05:34am
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: +++ beautiful locations
+++ VARIETY of beautiful locations
+++ beautiful models
+++ professional photography
++ variety of outfits
++ free cam
+ daily updates
+ variety of video formats
+ convenient navigation
Cons: -- too much difference between cover page and gallery contents (see explanation below)
-- mood of some models can be better
-- movies are just recording of photoshoots
- resolution selection is not preserved
- obsession with bandwidth for movies (6Mbit/sec WMV is too much for me)
- lack of search
Bottom Line: I've decided to join Met-Arts mostly because of cover pages of their daily issues, and those are pieces of art, really. But what really surprised and quite disappointed me was that inside their galleries feel quite different from the cover page. Met-Art doesn't "cheat", and "cover" is from the same gallery, but overall feeling is still VERY different. Sure, everybody selects the very best shot for cover page, but IMHO Met-Arts kind of contrast between cover and gallery itself is unusual both for paper magazines and web sites. Fortunately, Met Art has archives and IMHO back in 2006 and earlier this difference WASN'T THAT BIG. In general, I liked old galleries MUCH better. It's both good and bad to know, as on one hand, it means I can find galleries I like more, on the other hand, means that quality of Met-Art galleries (from my subjective perspective) goes downhill :-(.

Another thing that bothered me (and which isn't present on "covers") is mood of the girls. Granted, they're REALLY beautiful, but it is quite clear from the pictures (and videos) that most of them are just doing pretty boring job; I don't mind what they really think, but when it becomes obvious on the picture, then IMHO something is wrong. And again, this wasn't that much of a problem as late as in 2007.

In addition, I shall say that I'm not fond of picture sizes like 3328x4992: I never print such pictures, I don't have monitor that large, and don't think I will ever get one in foreseeable future (monitor with 4992 HEIGHT? even if such a beast exists, I'm afraid even to think how much it costs). I obviously don't mind about such pictures as long as Met-Arts provides lower resolutions, but I don't consider such HUGE pictures as an advantage too. But one thing calls for improvement, and it is that if I've selected "Mid-Res" once, then ALL the galleries shall start to be shown as "Mid-Res" (now they still default to "Hi-Res").

Bottom line: Met Art is one of VERY few sites on the Net with potential to make erotic ART, but unfortunately it (IMHO) doesn't realize this potential. Also I had a pretty hard time rating it, so to do it, I've compared how much I enjoy it with another softcore site I've recently joined - VirtuaGirlHD (I know it's apples and oranges, but I don't have any better reference). And IMHO MetArt's old galleries are about on par with VirtuaGirlHD (88), and recent ones are significantly lower, about 82, so I've took average (85) as an overall rating.

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Monahan (44) Great review, asmith12. I couldn't nail my problem with Met Art until I read your comments. Then it hit me. There is no real "fire" in many (most?) of the pics. Gorgeous babes shot beautifully, but something is missing.

And that explains why I found the videos to be unsatisfying; most of them are simply someone videotaping a photo shoot with all the emotion of an ice cube melting.

Private once had a series of videos of their hardcore shoots and it bombed out. Who wants to see a guy about to get a BJ being told to move over a little bit for a better angle, or a full vaginal insertion being delayed as the lighting is reset?

Porn is about fantasy and emotion. Met Art misses that element, IMO.

09-29-08  08:37am

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asmith12 (124) REPLY TO #1 - Monahan :

> There is no real "fire" in many (most?) of the pics.
Exactly; thanks for expressing my feelings it this concise and exact way; IMHO it's a perfect way to describe it in one sentence instead of my long and maybe not so clear description.

09-29-08  09:08am

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exotics4me (463) Hey asmith12,

I also had a problem with the "moods" of the models on Met Art, I think I referred to as, "What is that on that far away mountain away from the cameraman?" They look like they are trying to pose naturally, like they are distant and caught in a moment of thought. My attempt to show that the pictures are too dramatic for their own good isn't working ha ha.

I do like the models, but one thing that really hurts is that a lot of the models have been seen on other sites, in much more playful, fun sets where they give off a whole other vibe. That's it! The models look too serious on Met-Art. On the basis of the site's quality though, there is very little, if anything to ever complain about as you pointed out. It just feels like the personality from the models is lacking. Great review.

09-29-08  11:39am

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asmith12 (124) REPLY TO #3 - exotics4me :

Right; as Monahan has put it:
"There is no real "fire" in many (most?) of the pics."

09-29-08  12:05pm

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hondaman (7) Not sure what you mean by "lack of fire". That seems to me to be what MET-Art models show that other errotic sites dont but everyone has their own opnion.
11-13-08  07:26pm

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hondaman (7) What do you mean lack of search? Did you not see the search bar at the top right on the site? If you click it you have:

advanced search the options cover
shaved(pubic hair)shaved,trimmed,not trimmed

location: inside,outside

hair color:black,blonde,brown,red

eye color:black,blue,brown,green

weight: in Kgs

height: in cm

Photographer: all Photographer names

model: all model names

breast size:small,medium,large

country:all 180 of them(will show all models from that country)

ethnicity:variuos races

Are you sure that you where ever a member of this site? As I dont see how you can say that there is no search when there most certinaly is one on the site.

11-13-08  08:41pm

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asmith12 (124) REPLY TO #6 - hondaman :

> Not sure what you mean by "lack of fire".
I've meant that at least most of Met-Art models are plastic dollies without any personality. Please read my review and also comments of the other PU'ers to my review.

> Are you sure that you where ever a member of this site?
Yes, I am. Also I'm sure of lots of the other things, though not 100% sure about search on Met-Arts. If it is there, good for them, but my rating stays (I even think of reducing it because of "lack of fire", which IMHO is not compensated by brilliant photo work and locations); just wondering: are ALL Russian models have so little personality?

11-14-08  11:40am

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