Some of the world's hottest models and porn stars paired up with one of the world's top erotica photographers. Need I say more?
Complete review published on 01.10.2012
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The tour at Juliland.com is loaded with stunning shots of gorgeous models. Although I have to admit, I'm not all that surprised at the quality of the work. Richard Avery rarely disappoints, and from the looks of samples, he's brought his own unique vision to the site. Members are promised access to over 27,000 high-quality photos, 580 movies, and over 115 models — porn stars, nude models, and amateurs. In addition, they mentioned that the members area had recently undergone some upgrades, which just goes to show they're always trying to improve.
[v]Content Amount(4.5)Last updated on June 29, 2012.
Over 580 videos about 7 minutes each (download and stream)
DRM: No restrictions
+ Full Movies, Multi-Bandwidth
QuickTime (4000kb/s, 1280x720)
iPod/PSP (1500kb/s, 480x360)
M4V (3800kb/s, 640x360)
QuickTime (800kb/s, 640x360)
Over 29143 pictures
+ Fullscreen pictures, Zip archives
Model Index, Blog, Interviews, Friends Galleries
After my initial login, the first thing I noticed was how professional and good looking the layout of the main page was. A mostly predominantly black color scheme is always easy on the eyes, and the photos they've added compliment it quite nicely. The black really does a great job of making the cover art for each "issue" pop-out. Everything is organized quite neatly, with a main menu up top that holds the bare necessities, and additional menus on the sidebar with a list of the "most popular," well, everything, as well as a nice twitter feed. You can also "favorite" videos and galleries, building up your own on-site collection.
Besides, it fits quite nicely with Avery's darker work, which, so far as I can tell, is a large percentage of it. No big secret, really. You'd know just from a mere glimpse at some of these covers — women with dazed looks on their faces, tears in their eyes, mascara running down their cheeks and lipstick smeared all over their nose. That's not to say all of his work is like that. The fetish and mood varies from set to set. There are more light-hearted, solo masturbation and nude posing sets. Others, though, take things a step further, venturing into the realm of hard bondage and a few less than mainstream fetishes. Don't get me wrong, they have plenty of the favorites: foot fetish, lingerie, etc. But it was nice to see his take on some of the lesser known stuff, particularly water-play, as his highly visual style quite nicely.
The videos were also very interesting. The video with Justine Joli, for example, where she's wearing clown makeup and doing an awesome impression of someone with bi-polar disorder who is having a breakdown, was pure gold. It seems he has a knack for finding sexiness in the bizarre. Plus, he was wise enough not to shoot the videos and photos separately, so you won't have any of that annoying flashing or shutter clicks that a lot of the other photography/studio sites let slip through the cracks.
There's usually usually multiple updates a week, with at least one in each category. Which is why I think they could have done A LOT more in organizing these babies. In all honesty, that's probably the only real biggie as far as navigational flaws are concerned. They should consider breaking everything down into categories or, at the very least, including some much needed niche tags. Even in the advanced mode of the search engine, their categories are limited to movies and photos. That simply isn't enough. Not when you've got solo, girl-on-girl, BDSM, cos-play, toys, water-play, and countless other niches to contend with.
Although the videos aren't all that long, they have, without a doubt, upped the ante when it comes to quality. Movies are served up in the Quicktime format with the newer updates being full HD. Richard uses the clarity to his advantage, getting lots of excellent close-up shots of gorgeous va-jay-jays. It seems he isn't a big fan of multiple camera angles, instead focusing mostly on wide angle shots and the aforementioned close-ups. I remember one video was actually just that — a closeup of a vagina being manipulated by a disembodied hand. Very wet, very hot.
If I have one gripe about the videos — other than running time — it would be that, in spite of the high quality, they just aren't offered in enough formats. Currently you're limited to a large and small option for both streaming and downloads. In and of itself, that isn't so bad, but factor in the lack of a mobile option, and I'm sure you'll get quite a number of disappointed people. I mean, masturbating in public is great, but the inevitable crowd you will draw isn't always enough stimulation. Sometimes you need a nice clip to peak at on your phone.
The galleries, not surprisingly, were all utterly fantastic. I went through quite a few of them, saving keeps for myself along the way, and I noted that there was never a shitty shot in the lot. Often times when browsing these types of sites, you'll run into at least one picture per set that's off-frame, out of focus, or just plain uninspired. But it seems the quality control squad is on high alert here. This may account for the somewhat uneven image counts. Some galleries have as few as 25 photos, while others house over 100.
Overall, I was very, very satisfied with the pictures. My only minor disappointment came with the resolution sizes. Now, what they offer is pretty sizable and probably more than big enough for standard viewing. However, I can't help but feel that work of this caliber deserves a whole lot better. Adding in some super high-res JPEGs would, I'm sure, be welcomed by all. With all the improvements the site has undergone as of late, though, I don't doubt that bigger and better images are right around the corner.
Going back to the positive, one of the site's strongest points — aside from the excellent photography, of course — is its awesome stable of models. There are just over 100 babes to choose from, ranging from relatively unknown glamour models to high caliber porn stars like Sophie Dee, Lexi Belle, and Jennifer Lee. No matter what their status in the industry might be, though, one thing all these gals have in common is beauty. And Richard Avery knows how to extract every last drop.
Aside from those awesome interviews, there isn't really any bonus content at Juliland.com. However, there are currently 580 movies and $photos galleries, and with multiple updates coming in on a weekly basis, those numbers will only continue to grow. Besides, I'll take quality over quantity any day.
This site offers some very interesting, quality work, and a unique take on several fetishes and taboos. There were some killer shots on here, the kind of stuff that can only be done with an eye well trained and years of experience. If I have any complaint at all, it would be that the images just weren't big enough to do some of these photos justice. Nevertheless, the site has an excellent track record and has shown a constant desire to improve. It also doesn't hurt that they have a frequent, reliable update schedule, 100% exclusive content, and a superb model roster. If you're sick of the same old tired poses and cliche sets that plague most erotic photography sites, then I think Juliland.com is just what the doctor ordered.
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