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Old 7th September 2008   #1
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Default Kelsey: Intimate beauty


Ever since Shannon Marie went on hiatus, Kelsey Olson has been the Dorothy Combs agency's brightest star, and these images from her latest shoot testify to her luminous beauty.

The most stunning of the new photographs is this passionate headshot, in which Kelsey displays a more overt, heady sensuality than ever before. The red colour of her swimsuit compliments the hot-blooded nature of the image. Her golden tresses hang loose and heavy, adding an alluring element of opulence. Her open-mouthed expression--as if she were breathing rapidly--is intensely seductive, seemingly inviting a lingering kiss.

Complimenting the above image is this more general photograph of Kelsey in swimear. The presence of the belt mars the effect somewhat, but otherwise it's a gorgeous presentation of Kelsey's soft figure. The outfit closely embrace her luscious controus. Her skin appears luminescent, seemingly lit from within. The golden bracelets are a goddesslike touch.

The following image achieves a very different effect. Here we see Kelsey with one of her signature innocent expressions, a delicate gaze that seems child-like and vulnerable. The light bathes her in an angelic radiance. The golden necklace adds richness to the look.

The corresponding headshot allows us to look deep into Kelsey's baby-blue eyes. One could lose oneself in those windows to the soul. The masses of golden hair underscore the model's princess-like identity.

Many of the images in this test are swimwear photos, and while Kelsey looks gorgeous, the photographer did not choose the most size-celebratory angles, regrettably posing Miss Olson in such a way as to minimize her curves rather that accentuate them. Nevertheless, Kelsey's expression here is dream-like, and her demeanour intoxicatingly languid.

In the next image, Kelsey alters her mien once again, this time adopting a winsome, faraway look. Her blue eyes look so gentle, almost baby-like, giving the image a softness that profoundly involves the viewer. One cannot help but wish to protect the model and take care of her, sheltering her from even the slightest hardship.

A horizontal image shows off the model's buxom contours, but, like the other swimwear images, it is a bit of a cheat. The full beauty of Kelsey's figure, in all of its curvaceous glory, remains undisclosed. One must, however, praise the photographer for placing the model on a soft bed, at least in this instance. Too often in this test, Kelsey is photographed on hard surfaces, which strike a note of discord, since plus-size models are best situated on plush, cushioned surfaces that compliment their soft appearance.

Consider the following image. The styling is highly effective, as the vibrant colours of the top (sleeveless, of course) and cleverly matching bracelets add a zesty splash of colour, underscoring Kelsey's lively nature. The coy glimpse of bare leg is most sensual. Yet surely the same pose would have been even more compelling on a softer surface (a bed, a sette, etc.) than a hardwood floor.

The corresponding close-up differs from the previous headshots as there is more drama in Kelsey's expression. Her blue eyes now look wild and wide, as if she were frightened, trembling--or simply adopting such a demeanour, knowing that it will make her even more desirable.

And finally, for a completely different effect, here is Miss Olson in an outdoor location, in another addition to the bicycle trend that we recently saw in Justine Legault's Châtelaine editorial and in the still from Whitney Thompson's forthcoming CoverGirl commercial. The idyllic setting, framing Kelsey's natural beauty, creates a pleasant, relaxed mood that provides an effective finale to this lovely series.

One of the most popular and gorgeous models in the industry, Kelsey never fails to produce masterpieces in her photoshoots, and these are no exception. In some cases, the photographer could have chosen more size-positive angles, or positioned the model on softer surfaces, but Miss Olson's talent and beauty are vividly apparent throughout. She strikes an extraordinary range of emotional notes in her work, varying from gentle vulnerability to passionate allure. Little wonder that she is so beloved by the public.

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