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rearadmiral (322) 01-10-12  03:39am
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Enormous site
- Huge selection of beautiful models
- Models are natural (few fake breasts and tattoos)
- Supports download managers
- No obvious timeouts on downloads
- Good download speeds
- High-resolution photos are stunning quality
- Options for picture quality
- Zips available
- Over 1000 videos
- Videos available in different formats
- Newer videos in HD
- Best search function Iíve ever encountered
- Excellent value
Cons: - Site may be too softcore for some
- Site is so large it can be a bit overwhelming
Bottom Line: Why did a guy who likes hardcore videos join a softcore photo site, even after I commented that the site was too soft for me? Simple: they emailed me an offer I couldnít refuse, so I joined.

I usually take a short while to get used to site navigation and start figuring out how Iíll go at browsing the site and finding stuff I want. I started that here and quickly realized that this really wasnít like any other site Iíve ever been a member at. This site is HUGE. I normally try to provide accurate details on what a prospective member can expect from a site. So if a site has 500 videos, Iíll tell you that. With this site, the best I can say is that it is enormous. There are many hundreds of models, maybe a thousand even, each with multiple photo shoots and many with video clips. Just choosing a model to look at can be a daunting task.

While on the topic of models, I canít complain because the type of model on the site is what I look for: young and natural. With a site this size there is lots of variation on body type. I can download the small-breasted lasses while you download the larger-breasted models and neither of us will feel cheated. Same with hair colour. I love redheads and there a dozens of them here. Blondes and brunettes abound. Different ethnicities are represented and there are a few models who are 35 years old.

One thing the models do lack are fake breasts and lots of ink. A vast majority of the models are all natural. Many sport pubic hair even. Remember that?

I should note, because of the above, that the advanced search function is like nothing Iíve ever encountered before. It allows searching for narrow parameters and the site is so large youíre apt to get some returns. Want some pics of a 30 year old Asian with full pubic hair? If it exists on the site it is easy to find. The site would be unmanageable without this excellent tool.

This is primarily a photo site. Anyone thinking of joining this site needs to know that.

The site has been around for many years, and I didnít sample all of the older material. But I can say this with some confidence: they push the limits of technology now so I have no reason to think that they didnít then. Photos are available as singles, or in a zipped file. High, medium and low resolutions are available. I didnít sample the lower two resolutions but the high-res photos are stunning quality at 3744x5616. Theyíre amazing. Obviously older photos wonít be in that resolution.

There are some videos available and those are mostly videos of the photoshoots. Some of the older videos are horrible quality, but I wonít hold that against them as it isnít a video site and those were uploaded years ago. Videos are available in streaming (multiple sizes) and downloads (multiple formats). The default is mp4 though wmv is always available too. The standard resolution for videos (all but the oldest stuff) is 1280x720 @ 4,300kb/s. The wmv files are in codec 9 and play at 30 fps. Higher resolutions are not uncommon. Subjectively, these videos look stunning.

Videos tend to be fairly short, with some less than five minutes long.

With the technical stuff, the site is as good as with the artistic stuff. There are multiple updates each day, download speeds are good, download managers are permitted and there are no obvious timeouts on download links.

I realize the 800lb gorilla in the room with Met Art is that many people see it as being too sterile. Itís as if they stripped the sensuality from their models. I can understand that criticism, but I donít share it to the same level as some other reviewers. While the site lacks the playfulness that is often found on ALS Scan and FTV Girls, they can be erotic. Where some other solo model sites can be overtly sexual, Met Art is more sensual. There is no hardcore sex on the site at all. I can understand how many would find this simply too soft. I suspect that this is highly subjective though. For example, there is a lot of outdoor posing and posing by and in water which I like so thatís going to improve my perception of the site.

Iím left with an odd conclusion. I can definitely recommend this site: I liked it and Iím glad I joined. But I probably wonít put it on my list of sites to rejoin. The reason for that has nothing to do with the quality of the site or the models. The reason is 100% subjective. For a guy who likes sites like Sinnistar and Public Disgrace Iím way out of my element in Met Art. But if you like stunning quality photos of stunning women you really canít go wrong with Met Art. You could spend months browsing around the site is so large.

One final note for the photographers: please donít pose models with farm animals. Itís weird. Actually, make that Ďdonít pose models with animals.Ē Period. Itís weird.

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Capn (28) An interesting trip for you out of your comfort zone then, RA.

As regards animals.
Whilst I don't think it adds much to a photoset or video,
I think at times they perhaps might get away with a cat or dog, or pushing it a horse, or two. :)

It really depends on the level of intimacy! :0P

Cap'n. :0)

01-10-12  10:00am

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Cybertoad (104) REPLY TO #1 - Capn :


Posing with is ok.
Posing in, on top, or
with massage oil, would be a whole other site :-)

01-10-12  10:15am

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Ergo Proxy (21) Yeah, I also agree on the animals topic. Even if the girl is totally naked it's not totally awkward or disturbing if there is a cat or dog in the room. There is also this nice thing where girls are riding buck naked on a horse without a saddle but I don't know if it's ever been the case at MetArt.
One point which maybe interesting to others is that the most creative and experimental photography can be found in the time between 2000-2003. The pictures of Ronin etc. are outstanding. I think they lost some creativity in the last few years but how many intelligent variations can there be considering their 1 Gazillion galleries?

01-10-12  10:20am

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rearadmiral (322) REPLY TO #1 - Capn :

I was surprised that I like Met Art as much as I did. I probably should join Bound Gangbangs or something in case I start going into hardcore withdrawl. The strange thing is that I'm only moving mildly to hardcore after that with a membership at Nubiles. I haven't been a member for years and I'm looking forward to seeing what's new.

As for animals, I find their use in erotic photography to be distracting and even disturbing. That might say more about me than it does the photographer...

01-10-12  04:22pm

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rearadmiral (322) REPLY TO #3 - Ergo Proxy :

I don't know why, but I just can't go for animals in a porn. If they producer needs more living creatures, throw in another 20 year old chick!
01-10-12  04:23pm

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otoh (54) Wasn't expecting to see a review from rearadmiral on this - but I too am easily swayed by a good offer and I'm glad you liked the site!

Perhaps as a hardcore fan it's more a breath of fresh air to see softcore; whereas I tend to soft/midcore material so found this lacking in tease/playfulness a bit; it's not even the nudity levels since I've found non-nude material that I find more exciting. Agree with Ergo Proxy in that their better stuff seems to be from a while ago; many of the sets I downloaded were a good few years old.

I'm glad you expanded on the technical aspects of the site; I didn't stress enough that it just can't be faulted in size or features.

And definitely concur about the animals :| I am fond of animals, but not in that way; I prefer my smut without any at all!

01-11-12  01:03am

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tangub (151) An excellent review as always RA, interesting to read the opinions on this site of someone who prefers hardcore. I think Met Art is once of those sites everyone should join at least once in their lifetime whatever their preferred niche is as the models here are simply mesmerizing. This site is definately in my comfort zone and will probably keep me busy for the next 3 or 4 months.
01-11-12  03:35am

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rearadmiral (322) REPLY TO #7 - tangub :

Thanks for the comments. I agree if you like softer, glamour-style photos and some videos this site could keep you busy for a long time. It's an excellent value at full price and even better when the offer a discount.
01-11-12  09:23am

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rearadmiral (322) REPLY TO #6 - otoh :

Yeah, after I thanked you for steering me away from the site with your review it seems odd that I'd join. But the offer was good. I think if I were really a fan of the site I'd need to spend a much longer time there to apprecaite it. And regardless of hardcore or softcore preferences, I think it's safe to say those of us into hetro sites are all into beautiful women. And Met Art has them by the hundreds.

One thought that kept going through my mind was "where do they find all these stunning women and how do they get them into nude modelling?" Obviously a big draw here is that these women aren't being asked to stick baseball bats up their bottoms, so that increases the potential number of models right there. As for the site size, I assume that based on the type of material they also pay less and therefore can shoot more.

But I'll admit that I was surprised at how much I liked the site. It certainly does well at what it does.

01-11-12  09:34am

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Monahan (40) I'm with RA on this. I prefer "racier" stuff but MetArt is still a good join for those of us who dig Bang Bros.

Occasionally a true pornstar shows up (Mandy Dee, for example, appears as Millis A and shows off her obvious "Talent" in 10 softcore photo sets) and a member will tag a set or a model as a pornstar.

While the vast majority of video is simply a video of photo shoots, there are a few well done and erotic videos. The only other negative about the videos is that several are the artsy-fartsy type with slow motion, lots of cut-aways, "creative" lighting, etc.

All that said, I'd love a little more "edge" to the offerings. The models never ever touch their pussies and only occasionally (rarely) touch their tits. There is absolutely no insertion of anything at any time.

Some of the models with larger boobs do arm squeezes, but that's about it.

One more characteristic that seems common. If a model has an unusually large pair of labia lips dangling deliciously between her legs, the photo sets tend to have several close up shots of that feature. Same thing with large areolae and puffy areolae and stiff, erect nipples. These are good things, of course, but if they let the babe play with them a bit, it would be so much better.

In other words, they portray all of their content as being of "innocent" and unassuming gorgeous young ladies who would never do anything more overtly erotic than posing with their legs spread wide whilst on camera.

Oh, I almost forgot. They do have a few lesbian photo and video sets where there is a small amount of semi-erotic touching (such as peck on the lips kissing and some hand touching of the other model's tits) which can create a bit of heat.

01-15-12  11:28am

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