New Project: Vacation Photos Album

More than a month ago I had this idea. I wanted to go to Vegas to photograph a few models there and I couldn’t really afford the trip. I remembered a few years ago I made this “What Happens in Vegas” photo album to pay for a trip to Vegas and I thought maybe I should do a second edition of it. And then I started thinking about other ideas and I ended up with the idea of doing a “Vacation Photos” photo album, but we will get to that in a second. I organized a good edit of photos, put it for sale in my Etsy store, and was getting ready to release it when my life fell apart. If you don’t want to be guilt tripped into buying stuff, feel free to skip a paragraph. 

First my website got hacked and I was dealing with that for weeks. People suggested I should do a GoFundMe to pay for fixing it, but I always want people to get more than they pay for, even when just trying to support my work, and so I figured this Vacation Album would be a perfect way to pay for my website fees, so the project was still a go, and maybe I could just go to AVN in January a few days early. I was all ready to post about this when my roommate died. Aside from the trauma and depression from all of that I currently don’t have a roommate and the place is nowhere near ready to show. All her stuff is still here. Long story short, is that for all the people who wanted to help out with my website being fucked, or help with my other horrible situation, this is your chance. This album is fairly expensive, but buying anything from my store right now (or signing up for Girls of DBB) would help a lot. 

Anyway, let’s talk about the “Vacation Photos” album. The album will be an actual old school photo album, one of the cheap corny looking ones that you would get at a 1 Hour Photo lab. I bought 10 of them already and they are a mix of different colors so each color will be super rare. Each album will contain 64 actual 4″x6″ prints of my 35mm road trip work. It will be a good mix of nudity and roadside attractions and landscapes. The idea is that you would put it on your coffee table and people would pick it up thinking it’s an actual photo album from a vacation, only it will have a bunch of porn stars getting naked in public in it. Each album will be hand titled and signed on the inside back cover. There will be a VERY limited number of these. The Vegas album ended up being an edition of only 15 and my plan is to do 10 of these unless I sell a bunch this week, but at $150 each I cannot imagine I am going to sell a ton. But they make one hell of an Xmas present. Oh, and they come with a free postcard!

Speaking of Christmas, my plan was to get these to people before Christmas and I am still going to try but it somewhat depends on my photo lab. I am going to finish the edit this weekend and send them to print Monday, so hopefully they will all go out on the 20th, but if not I will ship them on the 30th when I get back from seeing my family for the holidays.

Below I am going to post some examples of the type of photos you will see in this photo album, but keep in mind this isn’t the final edit. I would imagine most of these will make it in the album, but I haven’t made any decisions yet. There are a few more on Girls of DBB too. 

So click here to buy a copy of Vacation Photos.

And click here to see a gallery of examples of photos that will end up in my Vacation Photos album.

Kimberly Kane

Charlotte Stokely

Graceland

Dana DeArmond

April O'Neil

 

 

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2019 #MetLifeTakeover

After a rough few weeks I finally got back to life this weekend with the 10th annual #MetLifeTakeover. I post about this every year and I have to do a little explanation every time so please skip this paragraph if you know about my weird Miami Dolphins life. In 2008 my friend Michelle and I decided to try and organize a bunch of Miami Dolphins fans to watch football together. We started a Twitter and a Facebook and ran a few ads and by week one of the 2009 season we had a line out the door. We decided we didn’t want to keep any money we made and donating to charity eventually turned into a mission of the club and a few years ago we actually became a non profit. We have donated tens of thousands of dollars to charity over the last decade and have become the largest Miami Dolphins fan club on the planet. Our #MetLifeTakeover event happens every year when the Dolphins come to New Jersey to take on the Jets. We have had as many as 1250 people attend although this years our numbers were a little bit low because the Dolphins are very bad at football. Moving on…

Our 10th annual #MetLifeTakeover event was a huge success despite the lower than average attendance. We still had over 500 people sitting together and I would imagine a lot more at the tailgate. We had a fully catered event with really good food and all you can drink booze. Shout out to Sailor Jerry for sending us a case. We had a photo booth thanks to my pal Nicky Digital’s new company Outsnapped (Check out those photos here.) We had DJ Tropic spinning music and a live performance by a Miami rapper named Solo D. 

We worked with the Dolphins on the event and did a lot for their charity initiative Huddle For 100. We did a raffle that raised over $700 for the Dan Marino Foundation, collected three massive boxes of toys for Toys For Tots, had a table set up for people to write Christmas cards for soldiers stationed overseas and we presented the Miami Dolphins Foundation for a check for $5000. Our total giving on the year has been over $10,000 which was our goal for our 10th season. The Dolphins also brought out their pregame radio show, Cup of Joe and a bunch of Dolphins player alumni. They surprised us on the radio show by presenting us with a framed Dolphins jersey celebrating our 10th year. In two weeks they are honoring us at a game in Miami as well. It’s an accomplishment of which I am very proud. 

Now all that being said, I threw this event on almost no sleep. I was out in the cold for 8 straight hours and I didn’t eat all day because I was so busy. That is all to say, please excuse these photos from being really mediocre. I was just clicking and moving on to whatever thing I had to do next. It was complete chaos. Then again, I doubt you are going to look at this gallery so I guess it doesn’t really matter. 

We are doing this all again next Sunday (although on a much smaller scale and I am leaving the camera at home) and then I go to Miami the following week. All this is coming in a year where the Dolphins are historically bad and we managed to lose to the Jets after a terrible decision by the refs. Still, the charity aspect is enough to keep plugging on, even with the Dolphins being trash. 

I will be back with another Dolphins update towards the end of the season when we release our wrap up video and I will also drop the videos Hotels.com filmed about the event as well. But in the meantime I will keep my Dolphins updates to social media. I will get back to girls and fun stuff in a couple of days when I finally announce my next project.  See you guys soon.

Click here to see all of my photos from the 2019 #MetLifeTakeover.

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#MetLifeTakeover

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Saying Goodbye To Alex Magnetic

11 years ago I met Alex “Magnetic” at a party in the Lower East Side. My friend Justin introduced me to her and I thought she has the coolest eyes I had ever seen. I got her number at that party and she was in my phone as “Alex Eyes” for years. We went on a single date that didn’t go anywhere but we were friends for over a decade.

When she first moved to LA from NYC we kept in touch. When she came back to town she was always one of the first people I would photograph when I walked into a nightclub. When she moved back home to Ohio after leaving Columbia we still talked all the time. I had a layover in Detroit and she came all the way there just to have lunch with me before taking me back to the airport. When her parents worried about her visiting NYC again I let her stay on my couch and made sure she was sober the whole time. She was briefly my intern and was the best one I ever had. When she moved to LA in 2016 I flew to meet her and drove with her, showing her all my favorite things on Route 66. 

So when she needed a place to stay when she was looking for work in NYC back in January I of course let her stay with me. She got the first job she applied to and moved in full time. She got back into nightlife quickly and was partying a lot, but she also was killing it at work and was in bed early every night she wasn’t working. She had taken up kickboxing for a while and we were both trying to encourage each other to eat healthy and I honestly thought she was doing great. 

When she would complain to me about the shitty dudes she was dating or the nightlife drama I felt like it was 10 years all over again when I was telling her she should be paying more attention to school than this nightlife bullshit. I have met a lot of people in nightlife over the years but very few of them were as obviously as brilliant as Alex. She wanted to a writer but she also wanted to be Edie Sedgwick and really live this crazy life before she could write about it.

I found myself having this same conversation with her the night before she died. She seemed manic and troubled, worried about some drama with her love life and what she was doing in life and her mental health. We sat on the floor of our kitchen for hours just talking about her life. We talked about how this nightlife shit didn’t matter and how smart she was and how we were going to try and find her a therapist on Monday. She eventually calmed down and I put her in bed and got her kindle for her. She was going to read before bed. I hugged her goodnight and told her we would figure everything out.

The next day I woke up and saw she had made some food. I didn’t hear her in her room so I figured she was out doing something. I went out to watch football, but I checked her Instagram a few times because I was worried about her and hoping she would post a story like she did every day so I would know she was alright. 

When I got home I didn’t immediately check on her. I was in a bad mood from the football game and starving. Nothing had been moved in the kitchen and I still didn’t hear anything coming from her room so I assumed she was still out. I ordered some pizza and was just finishing it when I got a message from one of her friends asking if they had seen her. My heart sank. I just had this horrible feeling. Immediately stopped what I was doing and knocked on her door. I didn’t hear anything and I opened it and found her. I could tell instantly she was gone.

The next five hours were some of the worst of my life. 17 different people came into my home and asked me the same questions over and over again. It felt like a dream. By midnight I was alone, in my home of 13 years, feeling like I didn’t belong there for the first time in my life. 10 days later I still feel my stomach drop every time I walk into the kitchen. It still doesn’t feel real. 

Alex died of what appears to be an accidental opiate overdose. From what I hear from her friends she hadn’t touched the stuff since she went to rehab for it 10 years ago. Just one slip up ended her life. Addiction and depression are both diseases. They are trying to kill you just like cancer does except no one ever stigmatizes you for getting chemo or tries to get you to have just one more tumor before you go home. And boy do they ever like to work together. 

I have lost way too many friends to addiction and mental illness, and I have written way too many of these posts. Alex was so brilliant and beautiful and fun and she could have done anything she wanted if she could have just somehow figured out how to get it all together. But her dad told me something that I try to remember every day. Drugs almost killed her 10 years ago, and we should be so grateful to have Alex for as long as we did. I am so glad to have known her and I am so happy to have so many good memories with her and before I end this post I want to leave you with one of my favorites.

When Alex was moving to LA in 2016 I had plans to be out there already so I told her I would meet her in Detroit and we could drive together. I drove Route 66 as part of my first book and I had always wanted to do it again. We had such an amazing time. We stayed in a giant teepee at the WigWam Motel, we fed burros in Arizona, she rooted me on when I ate a 72oz steak at the Big Texan in Amarillo, and we comforted each other in Oklahoma City when Trump won the election. It was such an amazing trip and I am so fucking thankful I got to spend it with Alex. I am so thankful I got to spend that last night with her. Alex was one of my favorite people of all time and I am so fucking thankful I had her in my life at all.

I went through all the 35mm photos I took on our road trip and want to share them with you all. We took a few nude photos in the middle of the desert in Arizona and in the Texas panhandle and I know she loved those photos but I also feel a little weird posting those now. One of those photos is my favorite I have ever taken of her though, so I took it and two others and put them at the very end of this gallery so that if her friends and family see this they can just avoid the last three photos in this gallery. 

Alex, I love you and I miss you. 

Click here to see 35mm photos from my Route 66 road trip with Alex Magnetic. 

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Pouty Kitty

So something really horrible happened and I can’t talk about it yet because it’s not really my place to do so, but I can’t think about anything else so I am trying to distract myself with work. I also wanted to get something up today because it might be my last post before until I get back in town from a Thanksgiving trip to DC. So I am going to publish these photos, and promote some shit but all of that feels really pointless right now so I am going to do it quickly.

Here are a bunch of photos of my friend Connie aka Pouty Kitty. I met her at Exxxotica NJ last year, and this year, right before the convention we took some photos in my motel room. I don’t really have much else to say, but she has a great butt and you should look at it.

Also, because I didn’t update in so long because of my website being down there is a bunch of stuff on my pay site, Girls of Driven By Boredom, because I can’t not update that. So there is an exclusive gallery of Lua Saturni, as well as some mostly safe f0r work photos of a model called Weed Slut that I shot for Playboy two years ago that were never published. There are also a handful of extra, more explicit, shots of Pouty Kitty as well. So tons of stuff, and signing up will help me to pay for my website getting unfucked, sign up now

Speaking of my site, I still haven’t moved it to a new server, but that’s coming this week…

Okay, now go look at the photos of Connie while I try not to think about anything at all.

Click here to see photos of Pouty Kitty at a motel in the delightful Edison NJ.

Pouty Kitty

Pouty Kitty 

Pouty Kitty

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Website Update

Hey, so you may or may not have noticed that my website was totally fucked up and was redirecting to spam. It turns out that another site on my server had an out of date version of WordPress on it that had some exploit and some shitty humans got in and fucked up every site on my server. All because of a site I forgot about in 2015. Fun.

I reached out to my old webmaster Thadd, who no longer does web stuff for a living, he is now the director of programing for a real fun & nerdy YouTube channel called Collider, and he thought he could help. Unfortunately after a week of trying we realize that he wasn’t going to be able to to it by himself so I had to spend a ton of money hiring some people to clean all the malware off my site. 

So currently the malware is gone from this site, and all of my sites except for one. For whatever reason they haven’t been able to get access to that part of my server and I am not even going to try to explain it but hopefully by this time tomorrow that will be cleaned too. 

Once all the sites are cleaned, we are moving everything onto a brand new server that isn’t 10 years old. Apparently once we start that process it’s going to take another two business days and I still don’t know what that is going to cost so please buy some shit from me, or pay for my pay site. Anything helps!

So whatever the case we should be back to normal by Monday, and in the meantime Thadd cleaned up some stuff on my site so things should actually look better going forward. At some point I am going to have to pay for a proper redesign of the entire website but in the meantime I can’t afford that so keep enjoying this design from 2008.

Meanwhile I have updated Girls of Driven By Boredom with an upcoming shoot so you can get a preview of what’s coming whenever my website is once again fully functioning. 

Lastly here’s the trailer to Hackers just because I want some sort of content down here and Hackers rules, the movie, not the motherfuckers who fucked up my life this month. Be back soon…

 

 

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Tit Whiskey Behind The Scenes

Not too long ago I shot a bunch of behind the scenes photos for my friends’ TV show on FXX and I realized how much I enjoyed doing it. I have shot a bunch of BTS on films in the past and it’s a great blend of portraits and documentary and it’s usually already well lit which is nice. I’ve always enjoyed hanging out on sets as well so it’s something I want to make more of an effort to shoot in the future so when my friend Crazy Legs Conti, the infamous competitive eater, reached out to me about casting some girls for his new short film, I asked him if I could come by for a couple hours and take some photos just to have more of that stuff in my portfolio. 

Yesterday they were filming most of the day at a bar called Professor Thom’s in the East Village. I stopped by pretty late in their filming and got to capture a couple scenes and eat some free pizza. The short is super low budget and they filmed everything without lights so I was working with basically just the light coming in the wind0ws. Not the ideal situation, but the kinda one I am very used to given my hatred for studio lighting. The low budget also mean that they actually shot about 5 seconds of the film on my camera while they were dumping footage from the main camera so that was fun. 

I have literally no idea what the movie is about, but it involves Millard Fillmore and Buffalo wings and there is an animated hallucination involved. Plus there is some mild nudity which is of course why Crazy Legs hit me up for the casting. There is almost no nudity in the photos that I shot but there is a tiny bit so you’ve been warned. Then again, if you are on my site you probably aren’t looking at this at work anyway. 

Okay, that’s all I got. Follow me on Twitter if you want to find out how to see this movie whenever it comes out. Now go look at some photos.

Click here to see my BTS photos Crazy Legs Conti’s short film Tit Whiskey.

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2019 Exxxotica NJ

I went to the very first Exxxotica convention and I keep going back. I wasn’t even shooting for Exxxotica New Jersey for anyone this weekend, but it’s a big family reunion and I get to see people I only see once or twice a year and that’s pretty great. Plus I end up meeting a bunch of new people and I attempt to take a bunch of photos outside of the convention and it’s always a good time.

This year I only did one photo shoot outside of the convention unfortunately, but I took my 35mm cameras with me everywhere and got a few photos at the Inked Awards and some random late night adventures and handful of photos of Abella Danger getting her makeup done before the convention. I have no idea if any of it’s any good but that’s the beauty of film. 

The convention itself I have shot so many times that I kinda took it easy. I mostly shot my friends on day one and on day two I shot a bunch of candid stuff and day 3 I was only there for a couple of hours so I didn’t shoot much. I should also mention that I did something that I have never done in more than 10 years of being a professional photographer and that is forgetting to readjust my color balance after doing a shoot. It was incredibly dumb and honestly inexplicable but it certainly explains why the first 30 or so photos in this gallery are kinda yellow. I am pretty glad I was my only client this weekend.

Anyway Exxxotica was really fun if not super productive and hopefully I will do some cool shoots in the future with people that I met over the weekend. Also, I had a weird number of really hot girls tell me I looked hot this weekend so apparently losing 30lbs and growing my hair out was a solid move and I just wanna hype myself up a little bit here cause this weekend was also the first time I saw my ex since we broke up and that was super emotional and porn stars flirting with me makes the crippling sadness a tiny bit better. I should probably delete this paragraph but I doubt anyone reads this far down anyway and they just look at the photos, but if you made it this far feel free to hit on me via the internet so that I feel a little bit better about myself. Thanks.

Now click here to see all my photos from the 2019 Exxxotica NJ Convention at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center.

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Exxxotica NJ

Exxxotica NJ

Exxxotica NJ

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More Scout

The other day I posted some photos of Evelyn Claire that I shot back in January at the AVN Awards and when I was editing them I realized there was another shoot I hadn’t published either. I had a bunch of photos of Scout just sitting around that I had already edited and just never posted. It made my life very easy yesterday when I was publishing these on Girls of Driven By Boredom.

Scout is great. The first time we shot I got so many photos I loved including a photo that ended up in an art show. It didn’t sell but it’s a great shot and it’s sitting behind my couch right now all framed up and ready to go for the next show or in case you want to buy it. 

I don’t have a ton more to say but some things you should know, 1) I can’t wait to shoot Scout again 2) There are photos of her in here doing topless handstands in the hall of the Hard Rock Hotel and 3) Scout paid more for those socks than I did for the entire outfit I was wearing while taking the photos.

Now click here to see all the photos of Scout at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas. 

 Scout

Scout

Scout

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Evelyn Claire Returns

Hey I am going out of town for a week today so I figured I’d get you some more photos up before I left. I shot these photos of Evelyn Claire back in January at AVN. It was actually the second time I shot her there and you can go look at the first time over here if you feel like it.

I honestly don’t have much else for you and I got a ton of stuff to do before I get on this plane so I am just gonna keep typing this sentence a little bit longer so that I can make this post look a normal length just so when you are scrolling down my page it looks visually pleasing but in reality this site hasn’t had a redesign since 2008 so it looks like garbage anyway so who am I kidding. Okay let’s promote the pay site and get to the photos.

There are a few slightly more explicit photos of Evelyn on Girls of Driven By Boredom and as always they were posted a day early and are twice the resolution, etc. Give me your money. It’s like $2 a month or something.

Now click here to see the NSFW photos of Evelyn Claire. 

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

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