Since the last post I’ve wearily scrolled through Vera‘s 87-page 123rf.com stock image portfolio: with the dawning realisation that there are some gorgeous sets that are broken up amongst its pages – and that she gets the models hugging and kissing in pretty well all of them. She tends to use groups or pairs of girl models, but also occasionally girl-boy or girl-mother……but they all seem to end up kissing…..
Anyway, the sheer volume means I’ll have to leave a big part for another day – but don’t worry, they’re all as charming and well-photographed as these, with the same cast of pretty models that she uses in most of her work – like Polinka Karpenko you can see them growing up before your eyes….
As an opener, I’ve chosen two models of different ages (they could even be sisters) – who appear in at least six sessions (the older one was also in the “Ease” session in the previous post) – and significantly, while I put together the twenty-two images just by simple aesthetics, the girls are kissing in half of them……
Unfortunately there’s the problem that being stock images, they have watermarks (unless by pure chance the image has been used elsewhere – the first one for example), tho’ 123rf is much less intrusive than Depositphotos, for example:
Vera must have an idea that platonic smooching by kids sells images – and girls of this age are (thank god) still able to express their love for sisters, cousins and friends with a display of physical affection…….and luckily she has a wonderful little Instagram video to show all that affection in action:
Meanwhile here’s the rest of the smooching: starting with what’s really an attempt to lick ice-cream off her friend’s nose:
….including girls kissing a cat and a goat, a couple of pre-smooches, and a heap of white lacy dresses:
….cross my heart and hope to die, I promise I’ll finish off Vera’s prodigious output in the next post I do on her (after a little diversion)……