Back On The Road

Leaving town tomorrow morning for the rest of the month and I am breaking open the Road Trip Blog again. Over there I post daily updates from my travels as it’s a lot easier doing that than clogging up the main page.

I am headed to LA for five days to see my family, friends and of course take photos of some babes. My parents are out there visiting my brother and they offered a free plane ticket if I came with them. I doubled down on the free plane ticket and picked up some work and turning my parents weekend trip into a two week road trip.

I will be Instagraming, Tweeting and Snapchating a lot. I have no idea how to link my Snapchat because I barely understand how it works but my name is drivenbyboredom on there like on every fucking thing.

Now to find out more about the trip and check out my daily updates…

Head on over to the DBB Road Trip Blog!

 

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Pulse Rally At The Stonewall Inn – 6.13.16

When a bi-polar Islamic radical kills 50 people at a gay night club people frame the tragedy the way they want. Is it about terrorism or gun laws or do we need to have a conversation about mental health? It’s easy to forget that this was fundamentally a hate crime and over 100 people were hurt or killed in one of the few places they feel safe.

Living in New York City it’s easy to pretend that homophobia is a thing of the past. I spend most of my life surrounded by people who think like I do who don’t think twice when discovering someone’s sexual identity. But last night as I stood 100 yards from the Stonewall Inn I watched a queer latino man crying and screaming to his friend about being kicked out of his home by his parents. He came to the New York City as a homeless teenager and this was his place. This was where 20 years before he was born gay men fought back and started a civil rights movement that is still being fought and the Pulse nightclub attack is another reminder that we have a long way to go.

Last night there was a rally at the Stonewall Inn to mourn the victims of the Pulse nightclub attack. I heard about it a little too late and I got there about twenty minutes before it ended. People were giving speeches but I couldn’t really hear what they were saying as I moved closer to the stage. The crowd chanted over the amplified voices “Read their names! Read their names!” Finally someone came up and began reading the names and ages. The crowd was silent except for the word “Presente” after every name was read. People held up candles and lights on their phones and people started to cry. I put down my camera and just tried to hold it together. It was one of the most emotional things I have ever been a part of.

As the crowd began to disperse I walked around talking to people and taking photos. I made my way to the memorial in front of the Stonewall Inn to take photos but also to pay my respects. I hugged a lot of strangers and was getting ready to make my way home when I ran into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who were showing solidarity with the LGBTQ community. They were loudly chanting and being followed by a few dozen NYPD members so I followed them.

As they marched a trans woman named Mariah Lopez from the Strategic Trans Alliance for Radical Reform would speak about landmarks in the LGBTQ struggle. Someone referred to her as a revolutionary tour guide. When we got to the West Village Pier she spoke of Marsha P. Johnson a trans woman who’s body was pulled out of the Hudson after Pride Week in 1992. It was an incredibly emotional moment. There were some more words said by other activists and the names of the victims were read again and then everyone held hands and chanted. I put down my camera and held Mariah’s hand and just took part in the moment.

When I finally made my way back home I felt this crazy feeling of sadness and togetherness that I haven’t felt since probably September 12th, 2001 when I went to a vigil in DC after a plane crashed into the Pentagon a mile from my home at the time.

It’s unfortunate that it takes a tragedy to bring strangers together like what I took part in last night. And with the Pulse nightclub attacks it’s even harder to feel that closeness with your fellow man. With so many different agendas it’s hard to see that almost everyone wants this shit to stop. We just disagree on how to make that happen.

So take a look at my photos and get off Twitter and Facebook for a second and go hug a stranger.

Click here to see my pictures from the Pulse nightclub rally at the Stonewall Inn.

The Stonewall Inn

Pulse Rally @ The Stonewall Inn

Pulse Rally @ The Stonewall Inn

Pulse Rally @ The Stonewall Inn

Pulse Rally @ The Stonewall Inn

Pulse Rally @ The Stonewall Inn

Pulse Rally @ The Stonewall Inn

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Sammy In 35mm

Sometimes I get hit up on Instagram DM by some insanely hot babe who has never really done any modeling before and I get to take a ton of naked photos of her and then show them to you. It’s the best right?

Meet Sammy. If you were to imagine the sexual ideal of your average red blooded American man you would get Sammy. She is a cartoon of girl next door babelyness. She is not even my type and I would crawl over three brunette porn babes with next tattoos to get to her. God damn.

The first time I shot Sammy was a while ago and somehow I totally forgot about the photos (this keeps happening) and never published them. But the other day I needed to kill a few rolls of film so Sammy came over and we walked from Brooklyn to Manhattan over the Williamsburg bridge and shot 35mm photos along the way. We also shot a few photos in my apartment and a few in the bathroom at Sidewalk Cafe because it’s a block away from where I get my photos developed and I had about 6 shots left.

So I ended up shooting about 4 rolls of Sammy and I decided to post an all 35mm set of her because thats fun. All this public nudity is also fun. And guess what? I still have this full digital set of her to get up one of these days. Even more fun. Fucking rejoice.

And as always these photos are available in high resolution on Girls of DBB.

Lastly I should mention this is my full real post before I go out of town for two weeks. Headed to LA, SF, Portland and Seattle. Should be a blast. But more on that tomorrow…

Now click here to see all these 35mm public nude photos of Sammy!

Sammy

Sammy

Sammy

 

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Welcome To Ghostbusters HQ – 6.8.16

Last night the first of several BBQ Films screening of the original 1984 Ghostbusters went down in Williamsburg at Villain NYC. I have hyped BBQ events over and over and over again but I gotta do it again. They just keep killing it.

When people came into Villain they had to walk past actual Ecto – 1 from the new Ghostbusters film and then up to a receptionist who was the spitting image of the original Ghostbuster’s receptionist. She gave you all the information you needed to hunt ghosts and start training to become a Ghostbuster.

Throughout the massive warehouse there was one thing after another for a wanna be Ghostbuster to do. Characters from the film walked around the space harassing guests and posing for photos. There was a Ghostbusters Hall of Fame and and a photo booth where you could relive the scene where Dana is attacked by her own couch. Even Lord Vigo was there and he wasn’t even in the first film!

BBQ set up a series of spooky lectures from an actual nuclear physicist and a interactive slime station. Upstairs there was a training center where you could throw a ghost trap, try on a proton pack and play every Ghostbusters video game including the brand new one that debuted at the event last night. There was even an ESP testing center where you actually got shocked if you guessed wrong.

I realize this write up is totally disjointed and rambling but there was seriously so much going on and that was just for the pre-party. Before the movie was even shown they also had a Q&A with the creators of a documentary about Ghostbusters fans called Ghost Heads that featured pro-wrestler Zack Ryder who is apparently an insane Ghostbusters nerd. The Q&A is going to be different at every screening I believe so you never know who is going to show up if you go to any of the others.

Oh, there was also Ecto Cooler and Ecto Cooler booze which is really important.

Okay, I am sure I am missing a ton of stuff but it was a great time. Also, they showed the actual movie which almost seemed anti-climatic after all the other interactive madness. There was an interactive element to the movie as well but I will let that be a surprise for anyone going to the other screenings this weekend.

Now click here to see all the pictures from my trip to Ghostbusters HQ!

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters HQ

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters HQ

Zack Ryder & Justin Corino

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters HQ

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters HQ

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters HQ

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters HQ

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters HQ

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters HQ

 

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Carter Cruise Is Back

Let’s talk about Carter Cruise. She is one of my favorite people and is real cute and really fun to shoot. She bought us NSFW tattoos for my birthday last year, we went to a wedding together and I only rarely make fun of her for being an EDM DJ. That’s the sign of a true friend.

Carter and I shot these photos about a year ago and I found them at the same time I found those photos of Jade Nile that I just posted. I also found a set of Ava Dalush that I posted exclusively to Girls of Driven By Boredom to make up for not updating it for a couple weeks.

These photos are real fun cause Carter is real fun and she has this pretty rad Girl Power shirt on which is real up my alley. I haven’t really had enough coffee to lecture you guys on sex positive feminism but let’s just say I want to live in a world where a woman can be sexual, take naked photos and still be taken seriously as a human.

Speaking of sexual, there’s a few extra sexual photos of Carter on Girls of DBB so aside from the exclusive Ava Dalush set now you have another reason to sign up.

Now click here to see the rest of the photos of the amazing Carter Cruise! 

Carter Cruise

Carter Cruise

Carter Cruise

Carter Cruise

Carter Cruise

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Jade Nile

I haven’t developed any film recently so I was looking back at some old photos to find some 35mm stuff to post on Tumblr. I ended up posting this photo of Jade Nile that I shot around this time last year. Suddenly I realized I hadn’t posted her actual set yet so I went back and I found several unpublished sets from my June LA trip last year. Since I am about to head back to LA for that same exact yearly trip I figured I better get some of those photos up starting with Jade Nile herself!

So a year ago I am in LA and looking for places to shoot. My friend Juanito Blanco has this amazing loft that I have partied at before and he told me I could shoot there and I could shoot his roommate Jade Nile. After a quick google search I was totally down and ran over there as fast as I could.

We shot in their Eden-like back yard and it was great. Jade makes really dumb faces which I love and the rest of the time she is just a babe so I was psyched about all of it. I kinda think she hates me a little though because she is one of those Burning Man types and does all sorts of insane stuff involving spinning fire around and I was totally giving her and her other roommate Michael Vegas shit for it.

But then they got back at me because for some reason I decided to smoke their weed and it was the first time I had smoked anything in many years and I got super high and they all made fun of me which was completely fair. But then everyone went to sleep and I had to make my way back to my hotel and I was so high I drove to the wrong hotel and was so fucking confused because I couldn’t tell if I was in the wrong place or if I was just too high to realize that I was in the right place.

Eventually I made it back and everything was great and they probably don’t hate me that much even though I think it’s funny to be a judgmental asshole and they are all wonderful people.

Click here to see all the photos of Jade Nile in her majestic back yard!

Ps. I was having trouble uploading new photos to Girls of Driven By Boredom for some reason but it’s working again. So not only are there a bunch of bonus explicit shots of Jade Nile up there but also the photos of Roxy and will be posting another exclusive set this weekend to make up for the lack of updates. Sign up now!

Jade Nile

Jade Nile

Jade Nile

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Sailor Jerry Fleet Week – 5.29.16

I spent my birthday at Pier 84 photographing the Sailor Jerry Fleet Week party. It was the culmination of a week of Sailor Jerry Fleet Week events honoring sailors (Navy, Marines & Coast Guard). They gave out free drinks, hair cuts and tattoos and then threw this huge free party with a live performance from Cage the Elephant.

I didn’t make the other events but I saw Cage The Elephant at Lollapalooza in 2011 and they blew me away so I figured this would be a pretty good way to get paid to have fun on my birthday. I have shot thousands of bands over the last 20 years and Cage The Elephant are one of those bands that really sticks out. I went out and bought one of their albums after seeing their live show

Aside from the Cage show there was a lot going on. For some reason there were a couple Playboy Playmates hanging out and arm wrestling sailors. No one seemed to mind them cheating for some reason.

Ink Master judge Oliver Peck was giving sailors free Sailor Jerry tattoos all day. I have photographed a lot of Sailor Jerry tattoo events and it was awesome seeing the right people getting the classic tattoos for their original meanings. Last time I saw Oliver he was tattooing my knee so it was nice to see him without wanting to pass out.

They were giving out on site silk screened shirts and my friend Myles was sewing Sailor Jerry patches on the shirts or whatever you wanted. And did I mention the free drinks? There were a lot of free drinks.

Shortly before Cage went on, the Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus drove a custom Sailor Jerry Harley Davidson on stage and gave a toast to the troops and the proceeded to take hundreds of selfies with sailors and other fans. It was pretty impressive to see him spend over an hour taking photos with people and signing autographs.

Finally Cage went on and after shooting their first few songs I decided I had taken enough photos to just enjoy the rest of the set. I had a couple of drinks and they got right on top of me because I hadn’t eaten or slept because I am terrible at life. So I ended up staying late talking to US Navy guys about the nature of war and service. Pretty intense way to start Memorial Day.

I finally left and met up with some friends for dinner and ended up sobering up a lot as soon as I got food in me and then started to get drunk again and ended up at some punk show and on a roof in the rain and talking hockey with some fucking Penguins fan at a metal bar and then went home and ordered $40 of delivery food before passing out while watching Game of Thrones. Did anything important happen?

Oh right, photos, sorry… let’s do this.

Click here to see all the photos from the Sailor Jerry Fleet Week party at Pier 84.

Norman Reedus

Sailor Jerry Fleet Week

Cage The Elephant

Norman Reedus & Oliver Peck

Sailor Jerry Fleet Week

Sailor Jerry Fleet Week

Norman Reedus

Sailor Jerry Fleet Week

Sailor Jerry Fleet Week

 

 

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Ghostbustin’ In Brooklyn

Yesterday my friends at BBQ Films started promotion on their newest interactive film event: the original Ghostbusters! They will be screening the film over the course of three days in early June (8th, 9th and 10th) at Villain NYC and it will undoubtably be amazing.

I have been involved with BBQ Films since I had a chance to check out their screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and since then I have been to three more of their events and they have all been completely over the top and insane even if I don’t care about the movie (sorry Blade). At the Empire Records screening I had my head shaved by Empire Records star Ethan Embry… you can’t get much more interactive than that.

Anyway, enough promoting. Let’s talk about yesterday…

BBQ Films needed help filming a trailer for the upcoming event so they put some sort of Ghost signal out to chapters of Ghostbusters from around the country. Ghostbusters from NYC, Jersey and PA came out to help film the trailer. I came out to photograph some of behind the scenes fun and party with ghosts.

We started out at the bar The Levee in Brooklyn and then made our way over to Villain NYC where the event is going to take place. We had a bunch of insane Ghostbusters vehicles with us and several Slimers. It was a good look. We ended back at the Levee once it got too dark to film. All and all a fun time with some serious Ghostbuster nerds (and I mean that in the best possible way).

So check out these photos and get your ticket to BBQ’s Ghostbusters screening. You will not regret it.

Click here to see our Ghostbustin’ adventures with BBQ Films in Brooklyn.

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters

BBQ Films: Ghostbusters

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Roxy

A while ago I was in LA for a few days and I had scheduled several photo shoots and since it’s LA people flaked. Sitting in my hotel room kinda bored I decided to check out LA Tinder when I ran into my old friend Roxy. I always swipe right on my friends and we matched. I hit her up and met up with her and my buddy Devin who was her roommate in college or something crazy like that. Good times.

We made plans to take some photos for old times the next day. I probably last took Roxy’s photo in 2007 or something like that so it was cool to get to shoot again and this time we shot in her apartment and not in a nightclub bathroom at 2am.

Roxy has a cool looking face with all these freckles and stuff, but she’s also an absurd person so I really dig the photos of her laughing and making dumb faces and hopefully you will like those photos too. Actually, I don’t really care. I like them, so you can fuck right off.

Other stuff to mention… Roxy has a cat and there are some good photos with her cat. I am allergic to cats so I kinda hate them but I know other people like cats so look at the cat photos if you are one of those people. I found out Roxy babysits my friend Coops kid which is kinda great. And lastly these photos will also be up on Girls of DBB with a few extra photos if I can ever get them to upload. My internet is screwy for some reason.

Now stop reading this and go look at a bunch of naked photos of Roxy.

Roxy

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