Sinful Sunday Weekly Round-up 405
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Kisungura’s Top 5 Pics of the Week
I’m really excited to be invited to choose my favourite images for this week’s Sinful Sunday round up. Sinful Sunday was the first meme I contributed to when I started my blog and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of this particularly creative corner of the blogging community ever since. I’m always in awe at the variety of skilled, inspiring, moving and visually dynamic images shared each week. I feel privileged to be able to appreciate this week’s submissions with the view to selecting my top five, although it has not been an easy task as I love all things visual for many different reasons!
As expected, the standard this week was particularly high and I had tough decisions to make in narrowing my initial choice of eight down to my final five. I wanted to include a combination of intriguing viewpoint, use of colour to enhance atmosphere, image as narrative and body positivity.
So, in no particular order, here are my favourite five –
The creative use of a view within a view really piqued my interest in Nikki’s image, and what a view to behold! We can image being the one holding that erotic world in our hands as a result of the clever placement of the photographer’s hand naturally below our eye level. The complementary colour scheme and inverted focal point through the glass plug create a vibrant mood of kinky fun anticipation, I also chuckled at the comical nod to the original song as the quote.
The open ended narrative and striking layered composition in this skilled image really made me sit up and pay attention. The lush green of the background foliage serves as a direct colour contrast, enhancing the flash of red around Molly’s neck, echoed in her hair, that could suggest a slashed throat, or a red rag to a bull. In this case we are the bulls, or hunters, invited or challenged by her direct stare to give chase and break through that scribble of jagged branches protecting her. Would she take flight, would she fight, or would she surrender?…
The use of foreshortening in figure drawing and photography is a powerful and creative visual effect, as Sweetgirl portrays to perfection here in this dynamic and sexy shot. The forced perspective and bold colour choice grabs our attention immediately, focusing our view on those fantastic fuck me shoes. We are then drawn into the depths of the composition, across the contrasting textures and receding layers of soft alluring curves celebrating her confidence, temptingly and frustratingly just out of our reach and focus.
When I saw this alluring glimpse of Missy’s body framed and exposed in the window, accidentally on purpose, I was simultaneously reminded of an Avril Paton painting and inspired by the narrative therein. Although a tiny part of the grand architectural composition, she commands our concentration as focal point and teasing tentative exhibitionist. As the only spark of life visible we’re forced to stop and stare, voyeurs weaving stories about who she is and why she’s there. And for who. I would also have loved to have photographed His Lordship photographing Missy as a diptych partner to this creative shot.
There’s something rather delicious to me about what’s seen and what’s suggested in a image, igniting imaginative and erotic possibilities, and this provocative shot by Helena S does exactly that. It also taps directly into my fascination and obsession with the ocean and my somewhat twisted tentacle fetish. I’m simultaneously unnerved yet fascinated by the octopus arm caressing and sucking at the erect wet nipple, incidentally or purposefully arousing this mermaid or prisoner held captive by this monstrous creature, and whether or not she’s enjoying it.