Viv Thomas (1)
Was a member approx. 2 months prior to this review.
||+ Great $10, 7 day full access trial through TBP
+ Full access preview before joining (can't view individual sets but can view all model and category content)
+ Very professional production
+ 17 categories of photoshoots, all sets have zips
+ No DRM
+ Top quality models for the most part
||- Updates only every other day
- Videos are in short clips only
- You've probably already seen the older content
- Pics max out at 1280 pixels
- Limited model info
||Vivthomas is a top notch photographer who's stuff you've probably already seen on sites like Teendreams, ATKgalleria, and others. His focus on Euro glam porn. This is my second time joining and I only hopped on for the trial.
For those interested in vids, forget this site and consider Vivthomasvideo. All you get are short clips and access to some streaming vids. I didn't really mess around with this but I note that the clips played at 640x480 in wmv. Most of this stuff is only a few minutes long.
The pics are the real reason to go here. He does a very professional job in terms of production value and overall quality. Very few blurry shots or bad lighting. He also uses a variety of sets so it's not overly reptitive. Most sets have fewer than 100 pics which I tend to like since you don't get 10 shots of the same thing. There is a small watermark in the cornor of the pics.
The hardcore was good but it doesn't update that often. Viv is probably at his best when shooting solo models. He does a good job of shooting lingerie and seems to bring out some sexiness in the models which a lot of sites seem to lack. There's 17 categories to choose from and you get about 650 models and there's about 165k pics. Some models have bios and bits about them but most don't have anything. The model directory appears to be complete and accurate.
There is also a forum which has a fair amount of activity and you can buy his dvds from the site too.
I'm only scoring this site an 82 because so much of his older content is leased out that I've seen most of it before. The new stuff is exclusive but it too will eventually start cropping up elsewhere. I certainly had no problem getting what I wanted during the trial period and if you've been around porn for a while you shouldn't have any problem getting by on a trial either.
I'm also scoring the site an 82 because of the lack of video content. Granted, he has a video site which costs more but I think I'd rather see him merge the two sites together and charge a bit more to get all the content.
My last reason for the score is that his photos sometimes appear in larger sizes on other sites. I just joined Teendreams and their Vivthomas pics are much larger. You get a little graininess but it's minimal. So all I have to say is "Viv, grow 'em bigger!".
So, if you like pics, like hot euro babes and want a cheap distraction, then I suggest checking it out.
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