I assisted on a test shoot with Bella and McKenzie and had the pleasure of taking them to the airport the day after the shoot (really sweet and delightful girls - intelligence and beauty, a great combination), so I was really looking forward to this issue.
Okay, maybe I'm just jaded by the talented "amateurs" on GG (as well as some of you working pros), but it seems to me that the quality of the images in PB are just kind of "eh". They aren't blowing me away. I no longer look at most PB images and say, "I'd like to shoot like that." I find myself, much like Murphy, critiquing the images - looking for (and finding) the flaws; like stray hairs, "gorilla" lighting (I like that phrase!), unflattering poses, etc.
Where PB used to be the grail, I now look at it as a text book filled with the right way *and* wrong way to do glamour nudes. If, as Christian told us at HTL, the Devil is in the details, there must be Hell to pay in Chicago!
btw - the shots of Bella and McKenzie in the issue are nothing compared to what the photographer I assisted got. Man, those were some smokin' shots he got!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]