Tara Sweets – Next door girl in porn business

I met for you Tara Sweets (tarasweets in world), the girl next door as she defines herself. She is easy going and very charming. Discover with me this hottie through this interview which happened for the first time in the new office of SLA Media.

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-“Dear Tara, I am very glad to meet you for this interview. As I often do during my interviews, I would like you to tell us about your early times in SecondLife: how did it start? What were your expectations? An anecdote you remember about these times?”

It is a pleasure to meet you Cathy and thank you for taking time out of your schedule to talk to me! My early times were pretty innocent by SL standards, but my introduction to SL was probably far from that *smiles*. I was brought to SL by a very close friend of mine who told me this would be a good way to keep in touch with him when I moved away to school. It was our little space to hang out and chat due to the distance between us!! I really did not know what to expect as this was all new to me! I expected it to be more of a gaming site but soon found out that I was wrong! Hmmm, an anecdote. It probably would include what we all deal with when we first come here; rezzing in some public place naked, talking to my friend and realising it was in public. Mostly I recall being such baby and wondering how people didn’t boot me around because of all the questions I ask!!

-“Who are you Tara today? How did you evolve? What do you do in SecondLife?”

Tara today? Well, SL has helped me come out of my shell both here and in RL. Through the people I have met, the friends I have made and the people I consider family (Hi!! Ali!!), all have influenced the Tara that you see online. I came here originally to hang out with my friend, and look at me now: porn model and partying it up in that community. I love going to the different clubs and listening to the music! And, people watching!!! I evolved from a girl who was just content in a little piece of SL to one who love exploring new sims and experiences!! These explorations allow me to find new spots to pose scenes to find! That’s what I do- roam, shoot and party!!

-“May I ask who is Ali? Ali Lancrae?”

Yes. Ali Lancrae is my mentor and my SL mom!! She has guided me through SL: the good, the bad and the ugly. She is a good friend who became a big name and help run Hoobs Hotties!! She has been my inspiration in this whole porn model adventure. She is quick to critique to help do the best, and very flattering when you get that great shot!! I cannot overstate how much she means to me!!!

-“Do you have favourite places to party? What are they?”

Oh, I love them all!!! I would feel horrible if I picked one over the other! But the Hotties parties on Sunday nights are a great time for me!!

-“I have browsed your Flickr stream: how would you define yourself? Are you a model or a photographer?”

I love taking pictures!! I’m still learning about light and shadows and angles. I am always trying to find something new. I love taking shots of myself and using my avi to bring those pictures alive! As exciting as it is to get comments about by poses, I really do enjoy the comments on the picture’s look much more. I feel my work is being appreciated!!

-“In a few words, for someone who would not know your work, how would you define your style? What do you think make you different than the competition in this though world?”

Girl next door?? I think that really sums me up in real life and and is easy to translate into SL. Who doesn’t like the sweet innocent college girl??

I think what separates me and might leave me behind some of the girls is how I present myself. As much as I do enjoy some of the more hardcore shots, I think my strength is who I am. Pictures that are more sensual and that leave a lot to the imagination is what suits me best. I think there is such a sexiness to teasing and building up as opposed to the final shot!

-“Would you select 4-5 pics in your stream, your favourite ones? Could you explain for each of them why you like them particularly? Yes I know it is a very difficult exercise.”

Graham took this one! The way it came out and the greys and shadows was so stunning it really stood out!! This is one of my favourites for sure!!

This is what I was talking about before. Sweet and innocent!! You don’t need to show a lot and still make the picture come off as very sexy! I loved posing with Larry!!!

This picture is probably my most viewed and most faved!! I love this picture. I knew I loved it when I shot it, but was overwhelmed by the reaction and the comments. It was the picture I realised I can actually be good at doing this. The pose, the colours… it still really pops out at me today!!

This is another one of those “She’s sweet and innocent!” pics. I loved how it came out and frankly, I look pretty hot!! Is that good enough for a reason?? *giggles*

This is a recent one!! I love when I can get a great shot to show off how the curves can bend the different hues and shadows. I know it is sort of cliche, but sometimes the simplest shots say the most!

-“Do you use particular places to take your pictures, like a studio for instance? Or do you prefer to wander the world and pick a place you like?”

There are a few places I do use on a pretty regular occasion. I do this because I am familiar with the different spots and know how to manipulate the environment to get the right shot! I do try to wander where I can and have found some hidden gems! I’m always on the look out for very realistic sims and environments to fit whatever mood I am in!!

-“Would you share with us some of these nice places you pose in?”

Well, I do some stuff at Surfer’s Bay and at the Hotties Island! I have an opportunity to visit a few studio platforms from some of my friends. But, honestly, I google SL places and visit many of them. That is how I get a lot of my ideas!

-“It seems you mainly work alone … is it a choice or a constraint? Could you tell us a bit more?”

I do work alone and now it seems to be more of a choice lately. I have been lucky to work with some great people, but for the most part, it has been tough to find a photographer who shares the same vision for me. I have seen some other girls portrayed in very demeaning ways, so I choose to stay by myself so I can be true to myself. I know the “girl next door” appeal is very limiting and does constrain me some, but I am happy to keep on the road I am going. I’m hoping that being with the Hotties, I can meet some great models and photographers!!

-“The Hotties? I guess you are talking about the Hoobs Hotties? How did this adventure start? Tell us a bit more?”

Yes…. Hoobs Hotties!! Like I said before, Ali invited me!! She felt I was a good fit and have been lucky to get to know some of the other Hotties!! They are such a supportive bunch! I love them all!! It has opened some doors for me and has helped me some great followers and fans!!

-“You have posed for good photographers: Tammy Jones, Sammijo Wolfsong, Heather Ashford, Mr Hoobs … probably many others. Did you like the experience? Is it something you would rather do more often?”

Like I mentioned above, there are photographers I have had great experiences with. The above photographers were great to me and they know I would jump at a chance to shoot with them again! I would love to do it more, but it has to be with the right photographer!

I need to shout out to Partee, Igor Romanov and Sol King who have done a couple awesome shots of me!! And, I really need to mention Ali Lancrae who has inspired me to do the best I can and not settle for less!!!

-“Do you use other medias than Flickr to publish your work?”

I did set up a Facebook account, but I am limited to what I can share. I haven’t been really on top of it lately, but I promise to start posting more of the G-rated (OK.. maybe PG-13) pics of me!!

-“Have you played in movies? If yes which ones? How was the experience?”

I have not been in any movies. Sadly, my SL time limits what I can do. Perhaps, one day, I will get a chance to perform in one!!

-“What are your projects? What is it you would like to achieve? Any new ideas you would like to share with us?”

My projects? I hope at some point I can have a gallery to feature my photos, for fans and newcomers to visit and admire! What I would like to achieve is to just get better with each shot and try keep giving my followers more reason to stick around!

I have a lot of ideas and I have been trying to find ways to make them real. As soon as I figure it out, I’ll let everyone know!

-“Finally it will be my last question … would you dare to tell us a little secret about yourself, something you very rarely told anybody? It can be anything about you … a story, a fantasy, something you like or dislike?”

I will say this, I do enjoy that somewhere out there, there are men and women who are secretly enjoying my pictures. As much as I really enjoy the love, there’s a part of me that feels a bit “satisfied” when I see all those views!!

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Feel free to discover Tara by yourself, she has a growing stream on Flickr. And you talented photographers, you know you have a beautiful model who is willing to pose for you, so do not hesitate!

Kisses,
Cathy

1 comment

  • Greg Allen 5 months ago

    Cathy, what a wonderful interview. I first stumbled across Tara about a month ago, and have thoroughly enjoyed my visits to her flickr feed. She is every bit as erotic and wonderful as your article states. Ya know, I keep on falling in love in S/L…LOL I suppose I should grow up and act my age, but I’ve never been this age, so I’m not sure what that means…;) So…I think I’ll just let life take me where it wishes. All I can say is thank you for a really wonderful moment to become more acquainted with Tara. She is pretty remarkable isn’t she???

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