An On-Line Journal
by Paul Buceta



2005 01 01 - Buceta Meets Playboy

I've been a fan of Playboy ever since I found my first one down by a river at the age of 9.
I remember wondering to myself how it was possible for women to be so beautiful?

Now that I'm a bit er.... a lot older, I find I'm still riddled with the same question.
Just how can women be so beautiful?

Well as luck would have it I had met my first Playboy centerfold Tailor James at a breast cancer gala. Being me, I pestered her with emails until, in a moment of weakness, she conceded, and agreed to work with me.

Back down at the river some years ago I prayed for an opportunity like this.
And now my prayers had been answered.

We first started out with meeting to shop for lingerie.
Please take a moment to read about THAT experience.

Before I get to the shoot, I should mention a few things.
Firstly, this wasn't a regular shoot. I had gathered a crew of about 8 people to record the whole process. You see, I'm stockpiling footage for the TV show. *** Something I'll elaborate on later.

A few days before the shoot I got a call from Tailor asking if she could get a ride with me quoting something about her car breaking down. Of course, I agreed to take her but was seriously concerned about getting into an accident with her sitting next to me.
It helped that when I picked her up she did not have any make up on.

I should probably mention that Playboy models don't look like Playboy models without make up.
They still look good, just not like those angels I first met when I was 9.

On to the shoot:

Sandy Cabral This was the first time I had worked with Sandy Cabral. I was hesitant to choose out of the pool of make-up artists I'm used to working with but Tailor was adamant that she really loved her work.

Who am I to turn down a Playboy model - right?

Anyhow, I was pleasantly surprised. Sandy could have very easily been the model today.
Come to think of it, I might even ask her to switch roles one day and model for a SESSIONS.
(Especially if she's reading this)

All that aside, I really liked her work. She managed to give Tailor the exact look we were after - HOT!

Looking HOT takes time too!
One of the things that really drives me nuts about working with a make-up artist is how long it takes.
By the time the model is ready to shoot I would normally be ready for the next look/location.
But then again, I have come to not only accept how long it takes but to also appreciate how integral it is to a successful shoot.

During the make up process, I'd keep checking in to see how they were doing. The first time was a bit awkward because Tailor had changed into the lingerie unbeknownst to me.

After back peddling like a buffoon out of the room, I realized I had already seen the outfit as well as
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her naked - Isn't the Internet a wonderful thing. *** pause to wipe tear.
Anyhow, I went back in over and over again - I was antsy to see her errrr... get started.

Moving along...

After the first series in the lingerie, we opted to move into the kitchen and living room. After a few shots in the kitchen, the pizza arrived so we took a break for lunch.

Tailor James and Paul Buceta
It never occurred to me we might need bibs.
As luck would have it, she dropped a piece of the pizza on her clothes while I dropped mine everywhere, what a pair.

I blame my giddy excitement - Seriously, you can see it in the picture above.

I should also mention that I wasn't the only one giddy like a nine year old kid down by the river. There was a director, producer, and three camera people who, like me, kept looking up to the sky and whispering, to no one in particular, "Thank you".

Here are few shots not yet added to Tailors SESSIONS  
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I was nervous of her distracting me during the drive home - You see, at this point she was all made up and looking great. Real great.
Would I kill us both?
And then it occurred to me. Of course we'd be fine, I'm riding next to an angel and nothing bad can happen with an angel around.

All right, was that the sappiest thing you've ever seen me write?
Yeah, I felt pretty wimpy writing it.

Anyhow, at the end of the day I spoke with one of the camera operators who told me we have ten times more video content than we need.

"That's ok" I told him, "I ran out of film three hours ago".

click here to see Tailor's SESSIONS
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