Chloe Amour

I was at a WoodRocket party in Vegas a year and a half ago when I saw this stunning woman in a velvet green pants suit and I had to go take her photo. I found out that her name was Chloe Amour and I hit her up on Twitter a few days later to talk about one day taking photos. I was actually surprised she wanted to shoot with me since most of her content looked really posed and edited and clean and my stuff is clearly not that. But she seemed into it and although it took ages for us to finally get together we got a lot of great stuff when we finally did. 

I shot her over at my friend Eddy’s place where I crashed for a couple of nights and she has a super pretty garden that made for a great location. Chloe ended up bringing a bunch of outfits so we shot three full sets in different outfits and mildly different locations. This update is just the first one of those shoots, and I actually think they get better as the day went along so if you like these be on the lookout for more. 

I don’t have a ton more to say about these and I meant to get these up days ago so I am just gonna get to the photos. As per usual I should mention that if you want to see these shots in high resolution you can check out Girls of Driven By Boredom. There are a few exclusive photos up there as well. Okay, now go look at some photos.

Click here to see the first of three photo shoots with Chloe Amour!

Chloe Amour

Chloe Amour

Chloe Amour

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The Rest Of The 2019 Gathering Of The Juggalos

And that’s a wrap. All my photos from the 20th annual Gathering of the Juggalos are up. I do have a couple more things coming that I did for other blogs but it sounds like they might not be up for a little bit so I will just add them to the links below when it is published, otherwise, this is everything. 

It was a wild year, and a bit of a throwback when things at the Gathering seemed a little crazier. I took a ton of photos and had a bunch of clients so it worked out really well. It was my 10th Gathering and hopefully next time you hear the word juggalo out of my mouth it will be because I am getting ready to publish my book cataloguing the last decade. I am pretty ready to retire from juggalo anthropology but you never know, they might just drag me back next year.

This gallery is over 300 images and is just everything I had left over. You can click below for that gallery, but then all my other juggalo coverage will be below that.

Complete 2019 Gathering of the Juggalos Coverage:

The Daily Beast: Inside the 20th Gathering of the Juggalos: A Weekend of Drunk Clowns, Public Nudity, and Total Mayhem

Brooklyn Vegan: Gathering of the Juggalos 2019: NSFW pics (ICP, GWAR, Geto Boys, more)

Merry Jane: Insane Cannabis Posse: Weed-Whacked Photos of the 2019 Gathering of the Juggalos

Cell Vision: The Gathering of the Juggalos

Driven By Boredom Coverage:

The Best Of The 20th Annual Gathering Of The Juggalos

Music At The 2019 Gathering Of The Juggalos

2019 Juggalo Fight Club

Mike Busey & The Busey Beauties Return

Night Juggalos

Burn Motherfucker Burn

The Rest Of The 2019 Gathering Of The Juggalos (This Post)

NSFW Juggalettes (Paid Site)

 

Now finally, click here to see the rest of my photos from the 2019 Gathering of The Juggalos.

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Gathering Of The Juggalos

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Burn, Motherfucker, Burn

More than a week after the Gathering of the Juggalos ended, we have reached my penultimate update. Later today or tomorrow I will get up the last post which will have links to all of my coverage as well as a huge gallery of images, and then we can move on with our lives. But I have a pretty good one for you before we get to that.

The last night of the Gathering of the Juggalos ends with a set from the Insane Clown Posse. For the 20th anniversary they played one song off of every album and EP they have ever released, ending with a song off their upcoming album, ironically titled Be Safe. During that song a small group of juggalos set a couch or two on fire in the middle of the crowd. Juggalos love setting off fireworks in crowds, and they love burning shit, so they might as well burn some shit in the middle of the crowd.

After ICP was over the fire was going pretty strong so I ran over there to take photos. People started carrying over picnic tables and grabbing chairs and really anything they could to throw in the fire. Eventually security ran over to put it out, but juggalos just started throwing shit at them and as soon as they ran out of extinguishers the juggalos started the fire up again. 

There was a good mix of reactions of juggalos to this because juggalos contain multitudes. You had the juggalos actively involved in the fire on one hand, and the ones yelling at them to put out the fire on the other. In the middle you had juggalos just resigned to them being juggalos “fucking juggalos” one said while shaking their head. “I guess we won’t be back here next year” was a comment I heard several times. At one point people just started chanting “We fucked up! We fucked up!”

Eventually shit got even worse when juggalos started throwing fireworks and eventually propane tanks into the fire. At one point a commercial grade firework shot out of the fire and exploded feet from a juggalo who didn’t even flinch. Others around him jumped out of a way like it was a hand grenade, but this one motherfucker just stood there taking it all in. I started laughing so hard I was crying and had to lay on the ground. In the very last picture below (but not the last picture in the gallery) you can see something explode in the fire which sent a juggalo flying. He was somehow fine but was nearly trapped under the picnic table he was carrying at the time. It was quite the scene. 

I of course used the opportunity to do a little photo booth and after I shot Khloe Kapri and a few other friends in front of the fire I had juggalos lined up to take their picture in front of it. It was pretty entertaining and I stuck around for a while, but eventually it was clear that this fire was never going to be put out, and it was going to become this Eternal Flame that was carried from Gathering to Gathering by juggalos with torches so I decided I had to finally leave.

As I was walking out of the Gathering I saw fire trucks lined up, but they weren’t entering. Juggalo journalist Camille Dodero told me later that the fire department didn’t enter the grounds because they viewed the juggalos as a threat to their safety which is a little silly because juggalos wouldn’t hurt them, but they sure as hell would throw some Faygo at them. Whoop whoop.

Click here to see all the photos from the insane bonfire from the 20th Gathering of the Juggalos.

Juggalo Bonfire

Juggalo Bonfire

Juggalo Bonfire

Juggalo Bonfire

Khloe Kapri

Juggalo Bonfire

Juggalo Bonfire

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Night Juggalos

I have three more juggalo posts to go. The last one might not go up until Monday because my last juggalo article goes up then and I was trying to time it with that so I could have a final list of all my published articles. That last one will just be an “everything else” post with over 300 images in it, so be on the lookout for that one. The second to last post I get up this weekend should be pretty cool too…. This one? Not so much.

I learned something new about my mirrorless camera this weekend… it is very bad at focusing in total darkness. The camera is great in low light, but in pitch black it doesn’t work it all. I turned on the little green auto assist light but it’s right where I hold the camera so my hand was always blocking it and then my lens is too long for it with the adapter to make it work with a mirrorless so it was a total fucking nightmare. I honestly have never been so frustrated with any equipment I have ever had in my life. Fortunately there aren’t a ton of situations where I am working in total darkness, but I know in the future I need to break out the old DSLR for that.

Long story short is that a lot of the stuff I shot at night looks like trash, but I did still shoot some cool stuff and there are almost 100 photos in this gallery so they aren’t all bad. As far as content goes, it’s all just kinda general madness and I don’t have a ton of stuff to say about it. There is some nudity so maybe a NSFW warning is in order but you are looking at photos of juggalos on a site that is mostly nudes so maybe that’s something you don’t need. Yeah, let’s just get to the photos.

Click here to see a bunch of photos of juggalos after dark from the 2019 Gathering of the Juggalos.

Juggalos After Dark

Juggalos After Dark

Juggalos After Dark

Juggalos After Dark

Juggalos After Dark

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Mike Busey & The Busey Beauties Return

With another Gathering of the Juggalos comes another gallery of Mike Busey’s weird sideshow. He brings a bunch of fire breathing strippers and performers and a Puerto Rican genie and a giant man named Big LA and then convinces juggalos to do really dumb things on stage. It all makes for great photos and now you get a gallery of it.

The Busey crew was set up down the hill from the main stage and it was honestly a huge pain in the ass to go back and forth so I didn’t shoot a ton around their area as I have in the past, but I did shoot their stage show and it was nuts. They got cut off before it got really weird, but there was a dick tug of war and an ass sundae contest and a live sex show. It probably would have been much crazier (there was a sex machine bike involved) but they ran out of time. Their setlist ended with “butthole fireworks” so just imagine.

They also hosted the main stage on Saturday so I got a few shots from that including the return of the live sex show juggalos and them giving out hundreds of White Castle sliders which is always a good move.

A lot of these photos plus more public nudity from the Gathering can be found in high resolution on the Girls of Driven By Boredom so go sign up for that if you haven’t. Then go look at photos and I am gonna go eat some more Cuban food because I an in Miami.

Click here to see NSFW photos of Mike Busey & The Busey Beauties at the 2019 Gathering of the Juggalos.

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

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2019 Juggalo Fight Club

Every year  at the Gathering of the Juggalos the band Wolfpac hosts a radio show live during the day and every year they host a bare knuckle boxing event which seems to get more and more brutal every year. I ended up watching the last day of it which featured two preliminary rounds and a championship round. Plus they did a woman’s fight but no one would fight the one woman who volunteered so she offered to fight a dude. Someone agreed and she kicked his ass. Pretty great.

The guy who won the whole thing seemed very much like he knew what he was doing and I am pretty sure he broke someone’s nose in the final fight of the event. It was kinda great. 

The most important thing to know about these photos is that most of them are in black and white. I abhor digital black and white and I generally think that reason most people convert their color images to b&w is because they took bad color photos and they needed to fix it and that is exactly what is happening here. The fights happened in a red circus tent and it made everything red and horrible looking. It was much easier to make them black and white than to try to color balance them so here we are. At the end I took the final fighters outside for some photos that weren’t under the tent so they are still color. Deal with that.

Anyway, more juggalo photos coming soon, but enjoy these for now.

Click here to see all the fight photos from the 2019 Juggalo Fight Club. 

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

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Music At The 2019 Gathering Of The Juggalos

I gotta check out of another hotel in a minute so I am going to try and make this quick. I am just going to give you a full list of musicians I photographed at the Gathering of the Juggalos in chronological order and maybe when you go through this gallery you can figure out who they are. I think will hit you with some quick notes at the end about some of the sets. Ready?

C&C Music Factory, Ouija Macc, Morris Day & The Time, Gwar, Clownvis, Skylar, Butcher Babies, Suicide Boys, Soopa Villainz, Esham, Ghostemane, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Inner City Posse, ABK, KRS-ONE, Geto Boys & the Insane Clown Posse.

The highlight for me was KRS-ONE. I have seen him a half dozen times in my life but not in the last 15 years or so. He was supposed to play in the middle of the night and I was bummed I was going to miss it, but then he came out on the main stage and I was really far away and pretty much sprinted over to take photos from the crowd. Seeing Morris Day & The Time was pretty cool as well. C&C Music Factory was just the one guy doing karaoke and that was depressing as hell. I wish I caught more of Clownvis’ set but the first day we were there we were on no sleep and had to bounce. I took terrible photos of Gwar and still got Gwar juice sprayed all over me. Seeing the Geto Boys without Bushwick Bill was really sad. All the GOTJ Crew shirts had memorial patches for him on them which was really nice. And lastly it was a cool surprise to see ICP preform as Inner City Posse and do their first record Dog Beats, but they did it in a red tent in the middle of the day so the photos were pretty much unsable. I included a couple anyway. 

Okay, that’s it. More updates coming soon I hope. I actually have no idea where I am even going when I check out of my hotel so that should be fun.

Click here to see all the photos of music from the 20th anniversary of the Gathering of the Juggalos. 

ICP

Ghostemane

Clownvis

Suicide Boys

Gathering Of The Juggalos

 

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The Best Of The 20th Annual Gathering Of The Juggalos

Hey, it’s 2am right now and I am in a hotel on the outskirts of Orlando, FL. I fucked up my return trip to NYC and I have to be in Miami for a few days so here I am on a mini Florida trip that is really getting in the way of me getting these photos up. I want to get something up but I haven’t had any time yet. I have pulled photos for clients so what I’m going to do is pull a bunch of those photos and put some of them in one galley here and call it best of even though that’s probably not true. I will then return with a bunch of other galleries, hopefully sooner rather than later. 

Read my Daily Beast article for my quick write up of the fest and then enjoy this gallery of photos. I also uploaded a bunch of naked photos to Girls of Driven By Boredom because I want you to pay for shit and everyone likes juggalette nudes.

Okay, I will be back soon. Go click the link below.

Click here to see some of my favorite photos from the 20th annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Springville, IN.

Best Of The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Best Of The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Best Of The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Best Of The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Best Of The Gathering Of The Juggalos

 

 

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Melina Mason Is Back

Before we get to these photos I should mention that the Gathering of the Juggalos starts tomorrow. It will be my 10th straight year photographing the weirdest festival on the planet and their 20th anniversary. It’s in the middle of nowhere Indiana this year and I have to fly into Louisville, drive two hours to my hotel and then another 40 minutes to the festival. Hopefully it should be pretty weird. I have another update mostly ready to go, but not sure if I will have any time to even think about it until the Gathering is over. From there I head straight to Florida to work on this secret Miami Dolphins related project, but that doesn’t start until the 8th, so I am going to spend a couple days shooting and vacationing since it doesn’t really make sense to go back to NYC in between. Hopefully during those days I will also be able to get most of my juggalo photos up, but who knows. Anyway, my life gets back to normal on the 12th of August, but in the meantime, go follow my Instagram and Twitter for all the contents. 

Okay, now let’s get some photos up. These shots are of my friend Melina Mason who had retired from the adult industry for a long time, and then became a consultant for escorts under the name Lydia Dupra, but is now back doing adult work as well. The wildest thing about Melina is that I have now photographed her three times and every time she looks like a completely different person. The last time I got some really nice shots though. The first time I photographed her in my bathtub with her now ex and the photos are garbage so I am not even going to link to those. Meh. 

Anyway, I shot these in Melina’s kitchen at the end of last year and they have been sitting on a hard drive with a bunch of other stuff I shot on that LA trip, but now that I have a bunch of new LA trip stuff, I need to get the old stuff up. The worst part of that is three of those shoots are with people that I have photographed again since then, so it’s a whole thing. Moving on…

Before I finish this post I should mention that there aren’t any Girls of Driven By Boredom exclusive shots from this shoot like normal, BUT I did just post a fully exclusive shoot with Charlotte Sartre on there that won’t be posted anywhere else. Everyone loves her so I figured it would be a good scheme to help you guys pay for my life. So go sign up, and then go look at these photos of Melina.

Click here to see all the new photos of Melina Mason aka Lydia Dupra!

Melina Mason

Melina Mason

Melina Mason

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