Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Supermodel (You better work!)

I'm too sexy for my rifle... :)

There's nothing that'll make me feel over the hill faster than standing in front of the VolkMeister's lens, especially in his groovy new studio. That said, some of the pics turned out quite well, and one will be my new blog picture. What I was happiest about were a couple where I was asked to point the carbine as though firing; Oleg gave me a DVD with some of the raw files as proofs and as I was scanning through them, I saw my own form with the weapon and thought "Good hand position, proper trigger finger discipline, nice cheekweld, elbows tucked in, great lean... Work it, girl!" :)

Funny Oleg's Studio story: Back when Marko and I were roomies, we drove out to Nashville for one of Oleg's soirees. Since we were out-of-town guests, he put us up in the only accommodations available. To wit, a big ol' queen-size air mattress in the downstairs room he was using for a studio. The air mattress was in the middle of the floor, surrounded by lights, reflectors, tripods, and other photographic paraphernalia. We both got our PJs on and climbed into the bed. Despite us being just platonic buddies (and graveyard tired to boot,) it took hours to fall asleep because every time one of us was about to nod off, the other couldn't resist humming "Bow-chika-bomp-baa!" a la cheesy '70s porno flick soundtrack, as a nod to all the camera gear surrounding the bed, resulting in fifteen minutes of helpless muffled snickering into the pillow (so as to avoid waking the other houseguests, who were snoring on every other available horizontal surface,) every time the gag was repeated.

Casa Volk ain't the place for the camera-shy, but don't worry: His mad, 1337 skillz will make you look good. :)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heh!

You look just fine women.

Do tell though, was that really an EFF hat?

If so, you da bomb! nerd women!

Happy Bob from THR said...

Wicked cool, Tam!

Cowboy Blob said...

And you're a movie star too!

http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=outtakesfm2.swf

Billy Beck said...

"There's nothing that'll make me feel over the hill faster than standing in front of the VolkMeister's lens..."

(sigh)

It's been over ten years since I first laughed good and hard at the joke:

"I used to dream about older women. Now they're all my age."

Lookin' good, Kiddo.

Ben said...

>"Good hand position, proper trigger finger discipline, nice cheekweld, elbows tucked in, great lean... Work it, girl!"<

I suppose my viewpoint is a little more "topical." ;-)

Anonymous said...

What can I say, Tam? You're gorgeous!

Tracy

Tennessee Budd said...

Hubba, hubba! Looking good, Tam!

Mushy said...

This might increase your hits as much as the bikini shot!

Anonymous said...

Cool pics Tam.
That doesn't look like a Springer Pro IWB.
What is it? Your barbeque gun?

GoRon@THR

Fodder said...

I never thought I would be linking to an armed supermodel site. Now I can say I did!

Nice pics, Tam. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's hotter, the eyes or the Colt on her hip...

Anonymous said...

Tam, you are either WAY too down on yourself or you just keep fishing for compliments.
Regardless, you are a VERY beautiful woman, heck I've sen a lot of twenty-somethings who can not hold a candle to you. Of course when ya add in the cool factor... Heck, if I wasn't married... ;-)

Though I've heard the camera can put ten years on ya... guess that means you really look 18 ...

Tam said...

"That doesn't look like a Springer Pro IWB.
What is it? Your barbeque gun?
"

That's my customized '66 Colt. I figured the carbon fiber grips would add a bit of bling for open carry at Oleg's shindig. :)

"Tam, you are either WAY too down on yourself or you just keep fishing for compliments."

Having worked on both sides of the lens when I was younger, I tend to harsh on myself more than is probably warranted... Besides, self-deprecation is part of my schtick. :)

Mark said...

Can I write a really cheesy Country 'n' Western (yes both of them) number called "My heart's hung up on a Picatinny rail"?