I got FOUR SHOOTS done in two days and the backgrounds are all ready to go for a 5th and a 6th shoot as well, plus two locations have secured for a 7th and 8th shoot.
Wha wha wha what? Yes, well, technically if I get 8 shoots done in a week, that’s almost nearly enough photo shoots to slowly release and last me all the way into 2016. It probably won’t come to that, but I did make a giant leap forward and a whole 180 degree about face from the mire of inactivity that had been going on here. How did this happen?
Well, first off, I met a photographer (and I don’t know yet if he wants to be identified, so lets’ just keep him anonymous) who asked if I’d like to shoot in a nice house. We met up and threw some ideas around, ‘(and yes- the house has air conditioning), so I was like “Can we shoot in here asap, I really need content like, yesterday”. I’m sorta getting sick of my own house’s locations and haven’t switched up any backgrounds in my studio either, so having ANYTHING different is good. (I think I just quoted Groundhog Day)
And so we got 3 shoots done in a day, and at the moment I have only worked up some test examples from two of the shoots. Now, not only was this shot with better equipment than what I usually shoot with, these test shots are just my own processing, so they’ll probably look even better once the photographer gets to work some uber-professional magic on them. I’ve got no idea what titles I will come up with for these shoots, but the one with the flowery dress and hat seems to be going by a working title of “Music Room”
So that was the first of three shoots, and then we moved on to a simple blue and gold lingerie set, which even though I’ve shot in this outfit, it’s pretty much a whole different character in this hairstyle and setting.
So yeah. These are smoking hot Playboy Magazine quality shots, and these tests (which I just sorta picked at random) will probably even look more amazing when he works some magic on them. We shot about 200 of each set, so there’s a huge selection when the finals come out.
We did a third shoot as well but I haven’t seen how that one came out yet. In any event, nice, classy lingerie shots fill a nice slot in my monthly website output. A while back I made a goal to streamline my shoots so that each month, I would do one new over-the-top “Tara Emory Signature Outfit”, one shoot that might be a reimagination of an old classic outfit, and then one classy lingerie shoot in something that may be considered more mainstream. Because doing three over-the-top original outfits and sets a month is very hard to do, so limiting that to one, and doing two “easy” shoots makes it easier to crank out content more regularly.
Now I didn’t really stick to that religiously, and in some cases, the “reimagining of the old outfit” shoot became the big shoot.
So yeah, you never know what you’re going to get with my shoots, but I think we can all agree that professional photographer shoots are a very good direction for me to go in, as I can’t do everything all the time.
So the next day I had another shoot planned with someone else, but it ws full of unknowns. I was invited to go sailing on a boat in nearby Rhode Island. I said I’d love to, and hey, would you mind if we did a photo shoot of me at the same time?
I had some ideas for a tattoed bimbo incarnation of me, and this was planned to be the first of several of them. If you all remember, I spent a lot of time making up some really cool artwork for temporary tattoos which I wore in Florida. The jist of the whole thing is that you print on special paper, that you turn into waterslide decals, not unlike the decals that you stuck on plastic 1:24 scale car models as a kid.
I made up a bunch of them for Fetish Factory in Florida, and they came out nice, and I also had done this whole pink and zebra microbikini outfit that goes with heart shaped sunglasses. It was a whole “look” I was going for, and having both sleeves done and a new heart with wings chestpiece was what I was planning for.This was supposed to instead of the “Silicone Fairie” piece of art I did last spring, which I felt didn’t really sit as nice over my boobs, since it didn’t span as much of an area.
I guess this as good of a place to answer the question on everybody’s mind. “Tara, would you get real tattoos?”.
And I guess the answer to that is “yes”, but with a very important caveat.
So I’ve applied these tats before, and yes, they’re fake, and I probably understand that a lot of real tattoo culture people would frown upon that (you wuss – you didn’t endure any pain, and you don’t have to live with that forever!), but a well-inked lfriend of mine said that regardless, it’s still body art. And I guess that’s the thing that bugs me.
I’d love to have real tattoos. But I wouldn’t want them to look like something drawn by a 12 year old. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that tattoo artists are probably paid very well depending on their skills, and the best ones get paid the best.
So if money was no object, you betcha that I would have both sleeves done in pin-up girls providing that it was exactly the tats I wanted, and not just something generic picked out of a book. Because that’s the other problem. I’m a good artist. I probably would have an hard time accepting something inferior to my own renderings on my own skin. So yeah, I’d have to find the perfect tattoo artist and working relationship. Perhaps somewhere out there is a major Tara Emory fan who is also an amazing tattoo artist?
And I also toyed with the idea of learning how to do ink myself. Which I had a few people tell me that it would be nearly impossible to learn it all as these tatto artists devoted a lifetime to it, but those who have seen the breadth of my ink-on-paper art (and trust me, there’s a whole decade of work out there you probably haven’t seen), I know quite a lot about how to make shapes in cartoony ways that stand out from a distance, and I’ve done every technique in art school so I think it’s something I could handle.
So what do you think? Another potential career path for me? But anyway, for the purposes of being a chameleon in my shoots, it’s sure nice to be able to take them off.
I’d far more keen on having fully inked sleeves, and a chest piece is something I doubt I’d get in real life, because to be honest, when I remove them (and it’s not easy) I’m always very happy to have the chest area nice and clear.
So anyway- back to this fourth shoot. On a boat. I’m ON A FUCKING BOAT.
I worked up my artwork and made some repairs to my pink bimbo bikini, and had no idea what I was in store for. I printed up the tats on their special paper, and packed up a suitcase of everything I needed for a shoot. For all I knew, the boat we were going to sail on was a canoe.
Well, we had to take a dinghy out to the sailboat, and my suitcase was almost bigger than the dinghy so it was a miracle we made it out to it, which ended up being a 22-foot sailboat, which is a nice, small, but not too small size.
Since I had no idea if we would end up on something with a cabin, or a yacht, or a little tugboat (I just got an invitation to shoot on a boat), I didn’t apply the temp tats until I knew I was actually going to go ahead with the shoot itself.
I applied the tats in the fairly cramped cabin, to my already hot and sweaty skin. The tat decals themselves were being affected by the hot weather and a lot of it didn’t peel off from the backing correctly, so things were gonna be not as nice as I wanted them to be.
The two pieces of art for the sleeves had whole chunks missing from them, so it was sorta like “well, I’m not going to have another chance to shoot on a boat again, might as well use them anyway”. With the chestpiece, I ended up winging it (no pun intended), when I cut off the wings from the heart/wings chestpiece, and added it to the silicone faerie art, which was the only piece of art to actually apply correctly to the space above my tits.
The end result was that the pictures look pretty damn good, considering that we had limited space, and had to work with available light (I brought a bounce card), and the boat owner wasn’t a professional photographer. The tats look OK and even though I didn’t quite get the look I wanted, sometimes you gotta work with what you got. There was some extra tats I printed up, like the “Cum Dumpster” script, which was supposed to be a tramp stamp, but since I could’nt see to apply it to my back I just stuck them under my boobs.
And yes, I made this outfit specifically to match this suitcase ^^^, though the chances I will wear this swimsuit and carry this bag in a airport at the same time is probably nil. But, it’s oh so Barbie doll, and zebra and pink? I must have it.
Yeah, I know, I should’ve gotten some long fake nails, but you can’t have everything when a shoot has a thousand things that need to happen and any one of them can go wrong and I’m just happy that nobody dropped the camera in the sea, or that I didn’t fall off the boat when I got on deck in high heels.
Oh, and how was the rest of my sailing excursion? Well, I enjoyed it quite a lot, and look forward to doing it again. We sailed right out into the middle of Narragansett Bay, and I was shocked that the whole state wasn’t out there, it was such a peaceful place (well, that and you can just be naked on the deck of a boat out in the open and no one can see you). I really liked it a lot, and even steered the thing a little as my friend did whatever needed to be done with the sails (don’t ask me to tell you any actual sailing terms, I don’t know any).
So, “Boating Bimbo” or whatever I end up calling it, will be the next one to go on the site. We didn’t shoot a zillion pictures, and there are quite a few duff shots (when the wind is blowing around a lot it’s tough to get good pictures), but it will be a respectable amount. It is what it is.
Later on when I had to actually dress a bit more practical (i.e. a swimsuit that held my junk in), I put my hair back and still it’s a nice hot mess.
And as nice as I look with tats, I look pretty nice without them too, as this “before” shot tells a whole different story about an innocent, unmarked girl.. Which is why when you get right down to it, I’d permanently do my arms before really doing the chest. It’s sorta nice to try out different things first and see what you can work around, or if you’re embarassed that you have fairy tits drawn above your own tits.
And a few in the car on the way over..
Don’t let the glasses fool you. My brain cells are voluntarily dying, the more bimbo I get.
Oh, that hurts to use big words like in that last sentence.
And a few selfies from the day before’s shoots… I could post these forever. Come to think of it, I really should get into the practice of constantly posting these selfless on my twitter as they happen, instead of in one big infodump. I should be tweeting every hour, right now I don’t think I’ve twat for months.
And the other one is a bit of a throwaway, trying to do a pornographic version of a character from a bubbly 90′s movie, which when I get it done will make more sense.
The 7th and 8th shoots were shoots I wanted to do while I still had yesterday’s tattoos on, but by this morning they had gotten seriously gooey from just the fact that it’s a hot and humid summer, and seeing as they were all broken anyway I decided to remove them. I had to spend about an hour in the bathtub rubbing them off. They don’t come off easy, that’s for sure. Technically they can be made to last for quite a few days, by putting baby powder on them, but I will start over from scratch with new prints when I do another tattooed girl shoot (which makes me think that maybe I should start a nickname for that incarnation of me- Tata? Tats?). I had to use a big bottle of GOO-GONE® just to get them to unstick from the skin, and no matter what you did (soap, bath), they remained sticky even underwater. So in the end you have this big ball of goo that you’re using to unstick tape residue off something else that it wants to stick to even more.
It sticks to the sides of the tub, then sticks to your hand, then sticks to the trash can, and you can’t unstick it from that unless you grab it with another hand and the whole thing sounds like a Wile.E. Coyote routine with Acme high-powered glue and oh what a mess and I’m so glad to get this shit off my skin.
(the reason my hands are all pruney is not that I’m an old crone, just I just spent an hour in the tub)
Anyway, that’s my big update, gotta back to editing pictures which I’ll get up on the site ASAP.