Finding Botticelli in Venice

November 4, 2013

D’Arcy Benincosa  |  Venice Beach, California  |  |  Facebook

I met with the beautiful and talented model, Polina, in Venice, California after following her career on social media for a while. Her very being, from her graceful movements to her passion for living, reminded me of the women with whom Botticelli must have used as his muses for his creations. She had this floral skirt she had picked up at a random market and we decided to use it as dress, blanket, and let it be the star of the show. ” –  D’Arcy Benincosa

  1. Abbie says:

    These are so lovely and fresh! Love D’Arcy’s work!

  2. Amber Snow says:

    Lovely work D’Arcy!! The yellow chair swing is awesome.

  3. D’Arcy is incredible and these images are absolutely stunning!

  4. Very sensual, feminine and elegant! Great job!!!

  5. Emanuela says:

    Very serene and stunningly beautiful! Very well done!

  6. Rae Lyddon says:

    D’Arcy is my favorite up and coming photographer. She captures te human spirit, whimsy, and soulfulness all together in every shot. I want to love the lives she pictures…and the more I look at her pictures, the more I see that whimsy and soulfulness in my own world. She is truly gifted!

  7. Sheila r says:

    Love the way her personality comes through in every shot

  8. Tracy Baum Finkel says:

    Just divine………..what peace and beauty and grace she embodies………the photographer captured her and those feelings so perfectly. Indeed Botticelli like..for the new age………..

  9. Kelly says:

    Love the beautiful pics! Especially the jumping one. Stunning model and talented photographer.

  10. Amy Grace says:

    No matter the camera, the film, the place, the model, d’arcy is brilliant and luminous and inspiring every single time.

  11. Desiree Bowen says:

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!!

  12. Melody says:

    Exquisite model. Beautiful photographs. And those leaves!

  13. The emotion in these photos is unreal. Beautiful, all around.

  14. Leigh Ann Heidelberg says:

    Beautiful. The colors are perfect, vibrant, whimsical and spirited. I always love your work D’Arcy, it always captures some piece of the delicate soul in front of the lens.

  15. toni raper says:

    there is no one like D’Arcy, i mean no one. There is no mistaking the way she sees females, these are true GEMS!

  16. John says:

    Great set of photos D’Arcy!

  17. Craig Nielson says:

    Beautiful shoot! So much movement and flow. The model seems light as a feather–even when stationary. PERFECT balance between careless beauty and total elegance. Well done!

  18. Jasmine says:

    I have had the joy of modeling for D’Arcy and the experience was just as beautiful as her photos. Love her work.

  19. wendy laurel says:

    stunning images. pure gorgeousness

  20. What absolutely stunning photographs!! They are all so romantic and playful at the same time.
    My favourite would have to be the one where she’s jumping up in the air.

    Beautiful job D’Arcy!


  21. Alla says:

    Wow. Stunning pictures as usual, D’Arcy. So sensual and quite unique. Love how you capture the right moment… Magnificent indeed.

  22. Jeni says:

    Beautiful as always D’Arcy!

  23. Lovely. Great rapport with her model Polina.

  24. Kristin says:

    Lovely images! Love the progression to a wild abandon.

  25. This is just a beautiful session! Love the emotion! Well done D’Arc!

  26. bee says:

    love your work!

  27. missy says:

    Gorgeous photo shoot. Love it!

  28. I can’t thank all of you enough for the very very kind words. This was one of my favorite shoots ever.

  29. Rita Ghanime says:

    What a beautiful portrait of catching glimpses of grace and freedom and feminity- all of which are Polina…. This is such a sensual production. Beautiful collaboration between artist and muse. x

  30. D’Arcy . . . stunning. Your passion and art is beautiful!

  31. Naomi says:

    I believe D’Arcy is the real girl on fire these days! Gorgeous work!

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