Reviewed 26 April 2010
Hardcore imagery dominates the adult entertainment industry, always has and probably
always will, so its pleasing to take a step back from the explicit to enjoy the feminine
figure in its purest form here at GraceAndBeauty.com, an alluring website dedicated
to just that premise.
Showcasing the undoubted talent of photographer Jay GreenMan, Grace and Beauty is
more than just a website, its a one stop sensual experience offering more than the
usual fair of pictures and videos - it comes across as labour of love and will appeal
to not just men but women and couples alike. The producers really want their members
to get involved - to share their thoughts and views via articles and erotic stories.
There are even book reviews, screensavers and e-cards, with material going back to
the sites inception (2002).
This site falls quite neatly into the nude art category. Its most definitely softcore
with an emphasis on erotica in the truest sense. Having browsed through the site
for a few days I came away with an atmospheric feel, almost like being transported
back in time - a time when pubic hair was not shaved bare or trimmed into odd shapes
and women had proper curves, soft touchable breasts and looked err… ‘real’. Hey you
know what I’m talking about? A soft focus 1970’s magazine shoot - not a artificial
plastic Barbie doll studio lit affair - well, that’s what I got anyway!
Jay has succeeded on all levels - imagery is beautifully composed utilising natural
settings both in and outdoors. I’m not a big fan of sepia and black and white photos
at adult sites but its more than acceptable here, after all where else can artistic
flair and experimentation be exploited?
The models are equally stunning and though not all comparable to overtly polished
picture perfect L.A. porn babes they more than make up for that with genuine charm.
There are over 100 mainly amateur models employed in all shades and hair colour.
Age’s range from youthful (early twenties) to slightly more mature (though under
40, I would guess). I found my favourite model within minutes - a stunning natural
redhead called Betzu (see inset photo gallery), she sums up everything that is good
about this site: curvy, pussy not shaved and a gorgeous shy smile to boot.
I must say there is a bias towards photographs at Grace and Beauty, and although
there are videos they form but a tiny part of the archive - just 13, 640x480 resolution
WMV movies at time of review. That said they are okay quality wise and worth a look.
Consequently the site core is pictures, of which there are 399 individual sets, each
containing around 50 high resolution photographs (most models have more than one
set). View online using the excellent slideshow tool, download or flick between pics
(available in various resolutions) at your leisure.
Grace and Beauty is easy enough to navigate with obvious ways to find content with
well thought out drop down menus and model build/hair colour/age/ethnicity search
parameters. Updates are very good with at least one new set added per week. There
are no site restrictions and everything is tidily packaged up in zip files for downloading.
I was surprised to see that joining Grace and Beauty is so reasonable (I hate to
use the word ‘cheap’ but it is!). 30 days membership costs just $19.95 and wait for
it… it rebills at just $14.95 for every 30 days thereafter. A highly recommended
classy erotic site for lovers of artistically captured yet super sexy real natural