Conceal of approval

We’ve all seen models in almost exactly this pose; it’s popular, I suspect, because it’s a simple matter to create the illusion that said model is wearing nothing but a facial expression. (Think Jennifer Aniston in this bottled-water ad, only more so.)

So I had to snag this shot, in which it’s perfectly obvious that the model is (somewhat) dressed, nicely subverting that particular photographic convention.

Paola Oliveira

The demure young lady here is Brazilian actress Paola Oliveira.



  1. Mark Alger »

    27 October 2010 · 7:22 am

    Actually, I’ve always thought of the pose as a cheat. The model can be buck naked and not show ANYthing. ::grrrr::


  2. Tatyana »

    27 October 2010 · 9:22 am

    Mark, use your imagination!

    [when my son was little he would get very irritated when read fairy tales. “But this can’s happen! Cats don’t talk! And chickens don’t lay golden eggs!” It took about 3 years for him to get a concept of “make-believe”. He’s a typical engineer…no imagination]

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