Back In Brooklyn

I am home after two weeks away so let’s do a second straight contentless post featuring another video that I had nothing to do with. Really I just wanna update you on some stuff and try and hit you up for some cash cause that’s how I manage to pay my rent which is coincidentally due today. Let’s go.

So yeah, I am back which means I gotta deal with an unreasonable amount of shit I ignored for the last two weeks. That includes a few hundred unread emails and some real fun stuff like trying to fix/ buy a new air conditioner. Party forever. Long story short is that I probably will spend the next three days in front of my computer screen in a slightly too hot living room/ office. Once again, party forever.

So while all this really fun stuff is happening I wanted to hit you guys with some photos from my trip. I have a full exclusive set of Raven Rockette that I uploaded to Girls of Driven By Boredom. Raven is one of my favorite models and so fucking hot. I shot her on top of the Superchief LA roof once and we also shot one of my favorite sets of all time at an abandoned waterpark. When I was in LA we were supposed to shoot on the last night I was in town but we had to deal with an insanely drunk girl neither of us had ever met before and by the time we started shooting it was 2am and Raven was super tired and fairly stoned. So instead of taking good photos Raven just showed me her apartment and we spent about 15 minutes shooting photos of her hanging out on her bed naked. The photos aren’t very good, but they are really fucking hot and amateurish looking which is extra hot. So instead of posting them on my site I decided to post them all on the Girls of DBB

Now that that’s settled DBB Etsy. I shot The Extra Ones I Shot Before I Left… while I was in LA and it costs about $300 to develop and scan them all so go buy some stuff cause I don’t really make any money off my analog work so if you like all the film stuff I put on DBB Tumblr you should go buy a zine or something.

Also in my Etsy store I now have a cheap option as far as buying Instant film for me. For $20 you can now get a random nude Polaroid from me. Actually, you could get a non nude one too, but come on. We know why you are here… Anyway, I have a ton of Fuji Instax laying around and if you order one I will sign that shit on the back and send it out to you ASAP. Everyone wins or something.

Lastly let’s promote some shit I have nothing to do with. The first feature length movie Benjamin Moses Smith edited is Two Step On iTunes. It’s called Two Step and it’s an insane thriller that I really think is going to go down as a classic cult film. It’s honestly fucking amazing and I am only being slightly biased. If you like really fucked up movies, you need to watch Two Step. It’s also way better than the trailer.

Okay, back to work. See you guys soon.

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LA Tanlines

Normally when leaving town for two weeks I would throw mini updates on the DBB Road Trip blog and not update the main page but my motel’s internet sucks and other than Ho99o9’s release party I didn’t shoot a ton of photos the first few days I was here. So I decided I would just throw up a little update on life and a music video that people I like a lot made. Seems reasonable…

So far in LA I have photographed Ava Dalush who you guys just met, an old favorite Ivy Diamond and the insanely babetastic Chanel Preston. I also shot a babe that was roommates with my friend Juanito Blanco named Jade Nile. I took some weird 35mm shots of her and her boyfriend which might see the light of day eventually. They are all having a party on Wednesday so hopefully I can get some more weirdness. I also got to see Kimberly Kane (and her dog!) who I hadn’t seen in over a year. I think the only photo I took of her was at a diner but perhaps we will shoot something before I leave town.

Now on to this music video. My friend Teddy Blanks directed his first music video. He is a graphic designer who has designed all my books and zines and he did the design work for the band Tanlines new album Highlights. During the design phase they had a conversation about how Teddy’s friend and actor Alex Karpovsky looks a lot like one of the guys from Tanlines. A few months later Alex and Teddy were directing a video for the song Palace starring Alex and Natasha Lyonne with cameos from Leo Fitzpatrick and that dude from High Maintenance. On my first night in LA Teddy showed me the video and it finally came out yesterday. It’s pretty rad.

Also my brother, who is a tremendous editor, cut the video so it is extra amazing. But then again he’s letting me sleep on his couch this weekend so I guess I would have to say that. Seriously, go watch this video because anything that Teddy and my brother do together has got to be awesome. Plus Alex and Teddy hired me to shoot the poster for Alex’s movie Red Flag which Teddy designed and art directed. So everyone rules.

Okay, I need to go photograph some babes now and enjoy LA for the week I have left. Talk to you guys soon. Check my Tumblr for daily updates.

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Ho99o9 Record Release Party – 6.18.15

I saw Ho99o9 last night and it was awesome. Now let me make this shit about me real quick.

I don’t really like photographing bands. I did almost nothing else for the first decade of my photo life and I just got sick of it. Most bands are easy to shoot and with the “three songs; no flash” rules that most medium sized and up clubs have everyone’s photos look exactly the same. Added to that is the fact that everyone is a photographer now since digital photography is easy and cheap so you have the same photo taken by twenty people every single night. Who gives a shit?

So when a band like Ho99o9 comes along I get excited. Here’s a band that is both fun to photograph, fun to listen to and is also relevant so people actually want to take 11 seconds out of their lives to look at the photos. I fucking love Ho99o9 and shooting them is challenging and really god damn fun.

When I found out their record release party was the day after I landed in LA I was fucking stoked. So last night I went to the Mystery Box, pushed my way to the front and started taking photos in the middle of the pit. Unfortunately I am not the only photographer psyched to shoot Ho99o9 and there were as many photographers at the front of the stage as their were people. I took about 10 shots, 8 of which were blocked by lenses and flashes and iPhones and I gave up and just jumped in the pit to have fun. Of course I still had my camera on me and I went down pretty quick.

I ended up subluxating my shoulder because I was trying to help this guy not get trampled while also being on the ground and also holding my camera in the air so it didn’t break. It felt like my arm had been ripped off and I thought I was done for the night. Fortunately after a few minutes I could lift my camera again and I said fuck it and went back in. I didn’t want my night to consist of a handful of mediocre photos. So I went back in.

By this time most of the photographers had cleared out of the front and were either gone or on the stage. At one point Eaddy was on the ground on the stage singing and the photographers surrounded him and started taking photos inches from him. This shit drives me nuts, especially with the video guys who just hold their camera’s right in front of the bands face ruining the show for everyone.

I took a photo of them all and Tweeted it with some angry caption. I invited Hannibal Buress to the show last night and when he saw my photo he retweeted it to his 500k followers and I got to spend the next hour editing images while arguing with strangers on the internet.

I just wanted to go on this rant because photographers need to check themselves a bit. When shooting live bands or news or events or pretty much anything outside of the studio we have to make choices. Should we try and get the best shot possible or do we need to get out of the fucking way and let shit happen. I don’t think I took the best photos last night and I am sure if I got on the stage it would have been easier to shoot. If I spent the whole show holding my camera two feet above my head I might have got a few nice shots I wouldn’t have had normally. But a show isn’t about the photographers, it’s about the band and the fans. I just think we sometimes need to compromise between getting the shot and getting in people’s way. Sometimes you take the shot at all cost, but if you spend the whole show doing that you are gonna make it shitty for everyone else.

So last night I sublimated my shoulder, bent my knee the wrong way on the stage, got covered with beer and sweat and got fucking birthday cake all over my camera. On top of everything else I didn’t even take any photos I was exceptionally proud of, but you know what? I had fucking fun and I think if nothing else I captured the energy of what was a fucking awesome show.

Fuck it, I am glad Ho99o9 exist and I am glad people want to take their photo. I would rather 20 photographers shoot them than 99% of every other boring fucking band that stands around looking at their guitar pedals. So I am gonna end this rant and try and hang out with some babes cause I am in LA and mostly on vacation.

Now go download Ho99o9’s new EP Ho99o9s Of 1999. It’s free.

And then click here to see all the photos I took of Ho99o9 EP release party at the Mystery Box. (NSFW for Eaddy’s dick.)

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Ho99o9

Ho99o9

Ho99o9

Ho99o9

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Bronies NYC 100th Episode Party – 6.13.15

Several years ago while shooting the NY Comic Con I met an adult man holding a My Little Pony toy. That was the day I found about Bronies, the adult male fans of the animated TV show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. By now you have probably heard of Bronies as they are the most maligned subculture since jugglos and you guys know how much I love juggalos.

In February Bronies NYC threw a convention called PonyCon NYC which I sadly missed. Ever since then I have been looking for an opportunity to document Bronies in the wild and on Saturday I got my chance. Bronies NYC threw a watch party for the Friendship Is Magic 100th episode. I had to go all the way up to a church on the upper west side but it was worth it.  They threw 10 straight hours of pony party action featuring a giant cake, several screenings of the episode, screenings of fan made episodes, a video game tournament, party games, live drawings, Skype sessions, pizza, MLP vendors, musical guests and a mother fucking rave.

Admittedly I didn’t stay for the rave but it was a pretty great experience meeting everyone. The whole basis for the show is that friendship is fucking awesome and these Bronies were having a blast. Everyone I met was super nice and I had some good conversations with several of the core member of the group.  Most of the Bronies I met were huge nerds, but pretty sure that’s par for the course when it comes to any fandom. I also met some really socially awkward people there which made the whole event even better. Some really shy awkward kids could hang out with other Bronies without any thought of ridicule. Friendship is pretty magic.

I personally love fans of anything. I love people that are super passionate about what they love and I love photographing them in their element. This is what I look for when photographing anything from porn conventions to juggalos to the NFL Draft. I happen to run the biggest Miami Dolphins fan club in the world so I know about some nerdy shit. Football isn’t something you might consider nerdy but when all your friends are hipster douchebags who only watch sports ironically running a fan club becomes extra nerdy.

Long story short is that I love photographing fans and when they are all super colorful like Bronies are it’s even better. I have a feeling this won’t be my last Brony adventure.

Click here to see all the photos from Bronies NYC’s Friendship Is Magic 100th episode watch party!

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Bronies NYC

Bronies NYC

Bronies NYC

Bronies NYC

Bronies NYC

Bronies NYC

 

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Ava Dalush

NSFW Week ends with a pretty great set from Ava Dalush. Ava is an adorable British porn star that as per usual I met at the AVN Awards. I actually met her the day or two before the awards at a party around 5am where she was hanging out with my old pal Veruca James. She was just so damn cute and seemed totally down to take photos so the next day I took her back to this weird hotel I was staying in downtown Las Vegas.

We took a bunch of photos and you should look at them all. I am on 90 minutes of sleep because my air conditioner broke and the combination of heat and construction outside has made any thought of sleep impossible. The point being is that I have nothing to say but Ava is fucking adorable and you should look at these lovely photos of her.

Oh, maybe I should mention that she had her make up done for the AVN Awards but that’s not her normal look so I hope I get to get to shoot her again without all the make up. As a rule I like shooting people the way they like to look so if the model doesn’t wear a ton of make up I would much prefer to shoot her like that. None of this is important. I am very tired.

Lastly this NSFW Week is all about dumping old content before I head to LA on Wednesday to shoot a bunch more babes, but it’s also about promoting the Girls of Driven By Boredom. Ava is kinda a pervert so you probably want to see the images that are too dirty for this site. Just saying. And for the next 24 hours or so you can use the code “nsfwweek” for 20% off. End of promotional spam.

Now click here to see the full NSFW gallery of photos of Ava Dalush!

Ava Dalush

Ava Dalush

Ava Dalush

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Lucy Everleigh’s First Photoshoot

Several years ago I somehow started talking to a cam girl named Lucy Everleigh on Twitter. She was unreasonably hot and I immediately told her that I needed to take her photo. She seemed all about it but she also lives somewhere that I do not so it wasn’t an ideal situation. Years passed and in January I was in Vegas for the AVN Awards and I saw this insanely hot, familiar looking babe walk passed me but I couldn’t figure out who she was. I just kept thinking about it and I realized she was my Twitter friend Lucy in the flesh!

By the time I figured it out she was long gone so it messaged her on Twitter and it in fact was her and we talked about taking some photos. She was on a weirdly tight schedule but the night of the AVN Awards I ended up hanging out with her and shooting a few photos of her and her friend Anya on the roof of the Hard Rock. We also made plans for the next day since Lucy checked into a suite for her last night in Vegas.

I showed up the next day and the light was god awful in her room but we took a few photos on the bed before kinda giving up and I broke out my flash and she took a bath. You can make flash look pretty awesome when it hits water and Lucy is so fucking hot that I didn’t mind not shooting with found light.

The crazy thing was that some point during the day I found out she had never done a real photoshoot before. I mean she has taken a million naked photos of her self and I am pretty sure her husband has shot photos of her and things like that but as far as working with a pro photographer this was her first ever shoot. I was pretty fucking honored.

After she got out of the bath we took some more shots on the bed that were a lot more explicit than any of the shower ones because Lucy is fucking hot and it was fun. Also I wanted to get some exclusive stuff for Girls of Driven By Boredom. And since this week is all about promoting Girls of DBB this seemed like a good week to post this fucking hot set. So go lurk that and get 20% off with the code “nsfwweek”! Plus you can preview the photos for the last NSFW Week post tomorrow!

Now click here to see all the sexy as fuck photos of Lucy Everleigh taking a bath in Vegas!

Lucy Everleigh

Lucy Everleigh

Lucy Everleigh

 

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Introducing Kitty Erotica

No, this post has nothing to do with sexy cats. It has to do with the super babely and possibly poorly named model Kitty Erotica. Kitty is a stripper, traveler, hustler and one of the most attractive humans that exist and whenever I put photos of her on my Instagram people lose their shit. We determined it’s because her irises are too big and it makes her look like an adorable anime character with a really rad butt.

Anyway, Kitty came to NYC recently and we hung out on my birthday and a few more times after that. She came to the Beauty Bar 20th anniversary party with me and we ate a bunch of food and stuff but we never got around to actually taking photos. But her trip reminded me that the first time we met we took a TON of photos and they were really awesome and I never fucking posted them.

Well NSFW week seemed like the perfect fucking time. I got a babe a day all week long and Kitty is right in the middle of them. I shot her at her friends place in Bushwick and then after that we went up to their roof to take even more photos. The problem was that she smoked so much weed while we were shooting that her eyes were closed in half the roof photos and in the other half her hair was being blown around in the wind like a hair being blown around in the wind.

Long story short is that we got one really good set out of it and then a handful of decent rooftop shots. That gave me the idea of making the roof top shots exclusive to Girls of Driven By Boredom which is really the main point of this NSFW Week. I need to sell you guys on my super fun pay site/ app thing because it pays my rent which means I can take photos of boobs instead of having to get real work. I assure you it’s a win win.

So if you sign up for Girls of DBB you will not only get a bonus set of Kitty, but you will get a few bonus too explicit to post shots of her amazing butt. And all the photos are high resolution AND you can see all the photos I am posting tomorrow before anyone else even know what they are going to be. I mean jesus fucking christ the thing costs less than feeding an orphan in Africa and you can feel even better about it because I spent over $3,000 on delivery food last year and that is way more expensive than anything an orphan in Africa is eating. So who need it more right?

Oh did I mention the 20% off? Cause it’s 20% off right now using the code “nsfwweek”. And now for the free photos…

Click here to see all the photos of the retardedly attractive Kitty Erotica.

Kitty Erotica

Kitty Erotica

Kitty Erotica

Kitty Erotica

Kitty Erotica

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Sovereign Syre In Another Creepy Motel

I have shot Sovereign Syre three times now and all three times have been in hotels or motels. The first time was in Vegas in a super fancy hotel but then we shot at the terrifying and haunted Cecil and this set was shot at this super budget motel in LA that I rented sometime last year. When I go out to LA for a couple weeks at a time hotels get fucking expensive and I love the esthetic of shitty motels even if I don’t enjoy staying in them.

Sov rules even if the lighting doesn’t and I guess this makes back to back sets with terrible color balance. I realize I could do something to correct this shit but I also don’t want to. I like to pretend that I like everything raw and untouched but really I just hate using Photoshop. It’s fucking boring.

Important to note is that this set was on Girls Of Driven By Boredom all day yesterday and the new set that I am posting tomorrow is on there already. That means if you sign up for Girls of DBB you get to find out who the next model is for this wonderful NSFW Week celebration we are having. Plus you get some rad extra creepy shots of Sov’s butt and stuff. You need that in your life probably.

And remember Girls of DBB is 20% off this week using the code “nsfwweek”!

Now click here to see all the sexy photos of Sovereign Syre and I will see you guys tomorrow with more babes!

Sovereign Syre

Sovereign Syre

Sovereign Syre

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Carter Cruise

Let’s start off NSFW week with a good one! We will have a new girl post every day this week starting with the amazing Carter Cruise!

When Carter Cruise won Best New Starlet at the 2015 AVN Awards I was outside talking to a super hot cam girl instead of doing my job. I had honestly never heard of her before then but she cleaned up at the AVNs and XBiz and she happens to be represented by porn’s best agent and world’s most photogenic human Mark Spiegler. Clearly I needed to know who she was and when I googled her I noticed she was following me on Twitter. I immediately hit her up to let her know I would be in LA the following week and that if she wanted to take photos I would be very into it.

Carter was busy the whole time I was in LA except for my very last night in town which also happened to be the night of the Super Bowl. I had her meet me at Donald Glover’s Super Bowl party because I wanted to see if I could make this post extra name droppy and then we went back to my super creepy hotel room (where I had already shot Amarna Miller & Silvia Rubi) and took a bunch of photos.

I was in a horrible mood because the cheating sacks of skin and garbage known as the New England Patriots had just won the Super Bowl but Carter fucking rules and the shoot a blast. She was just laughing the whole time so I took really fun photos of her losing her shit and making dumb faces and just being a super hot babe to the max.

After the shoot we went over to Janice Griffith and Alison Faye’s apartment for some reason and I took a hand full of naked photos of the three of them because that seems like the right thing to do and then we went over to the Ace Hotel for an LA Art Book Fair after party.

By the end of the night Carter and I had become bffs and we decided we would get NSFW tattoos together. I had a flight in a few hours so the tattoos would have to wait, but  last week Carter was in New York and we got tattooed together! I actually spent my whole 35th birthday with her which was great cause as I mentioned she is awesome and hanging out with a really hot naked 20 something is the perfect cure for feeling old as fuck.

In conclusion, Carter rules, she’s really hot and these photos are fucking fun (and not at all color balanced). On top of the photos here we took another 20 or so kinda pervy photos that if you are into that kinda thing you should totally look at over at Girls of Driven By Boredom. And you get 20% off using the code “nsfwweek” in celebration of this amazing week of naked babes. Get on it!

Now click here to see all the naked photos of Carter Cruise!

Carter Cruise

Carter Cruise

Carter Cruise

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