What Happens In Vegas…

On the road trip I went on a few months ago I picked up a cheap touristy Las Vegas photo album at a flea market. It was $2 and I figured it would be hilarious to fill it with some of the craziest photos I have ever taken in Vegas. It just seemed hilarious to have this tacky photo album on my coffee table and when you open it it’s just filled with naked porn stars and people doing drugs and just total fucking insanity.

So a few weeks ago I went through all the 35mm photos I have taken over the last 7 years in Las Vegas. I’ve been there for six or seven AVN Awards, on assignment for Hustler, to cover some Rockabilly event and a couple of trips just for fun. In all it’s probably about a dozen trips to the sin city that I pulled images from. Once I compiled 300 totally insane photos I edited it down to the best and craziest 200 35mm snapshot for the album.

I made this album and kept it on my coffee table and just as expected it was a hit, but what I didn’t expect was the reaction from every single person who saw it. Everyone thought I should make more of them and sell them and suddenly an idea was born!

Since then I have purchased a bunch of corny Vegas photo albums off eBay and Amazon and I reached out to a bunch of people who have bought my work in the past. I ended up selling four super limited edition versions of the photo album that includes 100 photos for $250, but I also wanted a cheaper version that more people could afford.

I found the perfect Vegas photo albums for the slightly less limited edition. They contain 64 photos and they are displayed horizontally which works even better for me because I tend to shoot mostly horizontal images. They are also have four images to a spread which makes them skinnier compared to the two per spread editions I started with. They look really nice and I am selling them for $150.

So I have now put 10 copies of the smaller $150 version in my Etsy store. You get 64 4″x6″ prints which is close to $2 a print. The album comes signed and while not numbered I can’t imagine that more than 20 of these will ever be available. Aside from being a really cool conversation piece it’s probably a decent investment incase I am still a mildly well respected photographer 10 years from now.

The book features photos published in Hustler and Vice as well as a ton of unpublished photos. It includes naked shots of a ton of adult actresses including Charlotte Stokely, Kimberly Kane, Stoya, Skin Diamond, Bonnie Rotten, Veruca James, Raven Rockette, Janice Griffith, April O’Neil, Asphyxia, Lilly LaBeau, Zoe Voss, Ash Hollywood, Samantha Bentley and many more. It also includes some really crazy other photos that for some reason don’t involve any nudity although there’s a lot of images in the album that are even more graphic than the stuff I post on this site.

Lastly if I sell at least 7 copies in the next two weeks I am going to book a trip to Vegas and send everyone who buys a copy a postcard from there and send everyone four more prints from the rolls of film I shoot there. So there’s an added crowd funding thing there that may give you more reason to buy a copy and gives me a good excuse to go back to the west coast for a few days.

So yeah, buy this album. It’s kinda fun. Oh, and I have one final copy of the $250 limited edition version left too. Contact me if you want it!

Below are a few safe for work outtakes from the 300 I printed to get down to the 64 that will be in the book. Click through to the album to see a few of the NSFW samples that will be in the actual album.

Click here to buy “What Happens In Vegas…” the limited edition print series photo album!

What Happens In Vegas

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Sweet 10th Anniversary – 9.10.14

In 2006, one week before I moved to NYC I came up here with a band I was managing at the time, The Gaskets. I had already signed a lease so I brought up a car load of stuff and ended up sleeping on the floor of my apartment because I was so happy to have my first New York apartment. Eight years later I am still in that apartment, but that has nothing to do with this post.

That night The Gaskets played a show at some bar that probably doesn’t exist anymore but while we were there we met comedian Zak Orth and his girlfriend (now wife) Kat. They loved the Gaskets and ended up taking us all to Ruff Club and Kat invited me to a weekly comedy show called Sweet at the Slipper Room in the LES.

I immediately became a regular and was going nearly ever week for probably a year or two. At some point the Slipper Room had some crazy renovations and it was closed for a few years. Sweet moved all over the place and ended up at Ella for a while before moving back to the Slipper Room when it opened a couple years ago. Clearly my timeline is very precise. During the move I started going to Sweet less and less often but I still try and make sure to check it out every now and then. It’s always very funny and an excellent place to take a lady.

Anyway, Sweet turned 10 this week and I caught the last of three anniversary shows last night. The show is hosted by Seth Herzog who is actually one of my oldest friends in NYC since I met him the first week I moved to NYC. I think he hated me for a while because we were both hanging out with the same girl but I’ve always loved the guy. Really proud of him and the show and how big it has become.

Last night Seth pulled out all the stops. Normally he has one co-host but this week he had four! Dion Flynn was the most active co-host, but Questlove was DJing, Jess Hudak was singing and playing piano as comedians came on and Seth’s mom, a weekly show highlight, asked comedians questions before they left the stage. She also freestyle rapped at some point.

The show opened with an extended monologue from Seth recounting the last 10 years of the show followed by a supremely weird act by the owners of the Slipper Room that involved ironing a veal cutlet that Seth then ate. If he is dead right now let it be said that he gave his life for comedy.

Up next was Ted Alexandro who I have seen do stand up a bunch of times but I never realized that he has a web series that he does with my old friend Hollis James. I found that out while googling him to make sure I got his name right and I haven’t watched it yet, but I will and clearly you guys should too. He did a bit about a pot brownie that lasted 36 hours and then performed a song for Seth and his mom to dance to. It was that kinda night.

At some point there were a series of contests to win Seth Olenick’s new book of comedy portraits Funny Business. I was pretty jealous of the winners and I gotta get a copy of the book at some point. As a big photo book collector and comedy nerd it’s a must have for my shelf.

Next up was the always hilarious Kurt Braunohler who used to host a show with Kristen Schaal called Hot Tub that was always fantastic. I’ve known Kurt for years too as he was a judge on the first LVHRD events I ever went to. My buddy Drop The Lime was another judge that night. And Doug from LVHRD was at Sweet last night. LVHRD doesn’t exist anymore but it’s worth a Google… Oh, by the way it was probably the best Kurt set I have seen and I have seen a lot of his sets.

After Seth’s mom freestyled with Shockwave and Victor Varnado my dude Hannibal Burress killed it as always. I haven’t seen him since he did a joke where he told me to fuck myself in the middle of his last Comedy Central special so it was good to see him and find out that he didn’t actually want to murder me. He’s one of the funniest humans on earth so normally a show would go down hill from there but this was no ordinary comedy show!

Next up was the legendary Jeff Ross. Now that Joan Rivers is dead he’s just gotta outlive Don Rickles to become the greatest living insult comic. He did a set making fun of Joan Rivers which was probably the most touching roast I’ve ever seen the guy give and then went into other dead celebrity jokes including Robin Williams. If pretty much any other comedian did that they would be booed off the stage, but you know Joan and Robin would have been more upset if he didn’t do stand up on their graves.

Artie Lange was essentially the closer and did a set that went from hilarious to offensive to depressing and back again. This is a guy who nearly stabbed himself to death while losing his mind on heroin just a couple years ago. He’s dangerously overweight and constantly joked about his own death.  His jokes stepped over the line into just blatantly racist a number of times. Yet for all that he still managed to kill at points in his set. He said “you have to live a little bit for comedy” and he’s a guy who has lived 10 lives for comedy. It was brilliant and sad at the same time and his set alone was well worth the price of admission.

The night ended with a cameo from regular Sweet co-host Justin Long who you couldn’t walk a block in the LES without running into him a few years ago. (He literally ran into me once actually.) He’s in LA now but was in NYC promoting a movie and got a chance to stop by Sweet. He and most of the other comedians then performed the creepiest rendition of We Are The World ever where they took turns impersonating celebrities. The perfect ending to a fantastic night of super weird underground comedy, which is exactly what Sweet has delivered every week for the last 10 years.

So congrats Seth and everyone else go look at the photos!

Click here to see all the pictures from the 10th anniversary of Sweet at The Slipper Room.

Sweet Turns 10

Seth Herzog

Jeff Ross & Artie Lange

Hannibal Burress

Kurt Braunohler

Ted Alexandro & We Are The World

Justin Long

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Baking With Courtney

As you may know I am working on a series of food books. The first should be out sooner rather than later although it’s taking WAY longer than I expected. While putting together early edits one of the things I wanted was naked photos of a chef so I went to the internets to see if anyone knew any sexy chefs. My friend Courtney hit me up and while I knew of her as a photographer, I didn’t know that she also runs a side business selling “special” baked goods.

Courtney is really cool looking with her awesome gap tooth and she seems constantly positive and fun even if it makes you want to murder her when you are trying to get work done and/or sharing a house with her for a week during SXSW. I figured shooting her would be great and I was totally right.

So I went over to her place and she just cooked some sort of sugary chocolate Check Mix madness and I just took photos. Basically we just hung out for an hour and once in a while I would tell her to take off some more clothes and try to get her to laugh cause she looks awesome laughing. It was a lot of fun.

Obviously I am not going to link you to Courtney’s 420 friendly side business but if you ever get the chance to order something from  her I would recommend it.

All these photos went up in high (no pun intended) resolution on the DBB Girls app yesterday so you would have seen them already if you had my amazing app.

Now click here to see all the NSFW photos of Courtney cooking in her kitchen!

Courtney

Courtney

Courtney

Courtney

Courtney

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Dolfans NYC – 9.7.14

It’s football season again and that means occasionally I force you guys to look at mediocre photos of random Miami Dolphins fans! Get excited!

As many of you know I run the official New York City Miami Dolphins fan club, Dolfans NYC. Our club has grown from just a couple dozen of us to hundreds of members. Yesterday around 400 people showed up to our Miami Dolphins home base, Slattery’s Midtown Pub. It was a pretty amazing event.

We did a bunch of raffles and sold t-shirts and ended up raising over $1000 for charity. On top of that our Dolphins beat the bloody Hell out of the New England Patriots which gave us the added bonus of getting to see Tom Brady cry although maybe he was just upset to be missing New York Fashion Week.

My parents were in town for the game too which was a lot of fun and then they took me and my brother (who was also in town) to dinner at WD-50. That was amazing because I don’t have $150 to spend on a damn dinner, but it was a pretty special dining experience.

Anyway, yesterday fucking ruled and now you get to look some random photos of stuff you don’t care about. Sorry!

Click here to see the gallery of the Dolfans NYC event at Slattery’s Midtown Pub!

Dolfans NYC

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DJ Tropic

Dolfans NYC

Dolfans NYC

 

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New Stokely Road Strip; New Signed Polaroids

My Route 66 road trip adventure happened over a year ago, but the video series Road Strip keeps on trucking… The last episode featuring Charlotte Stokely went up today. She’s the most entertaining human ever and she is unreasonably attractive so these are some of the best episodes, but don’t worry, we have some great ones with Ash Hollywood coming up next! I’ve seen nearly all the rest of the episodes and you guys should be excited.

To celebrate the last Stokely episode I put three Polaroids of her, signed by both of us, in my Etsy store. They were taken at the end of my Route 66 trip when I ended up in LA. I need to get some extra footage of Charlotte so I stopped by her place and shot some Polaroids of her on her couch because when you hang out with Stokely if you don’t take her photo a lot you are fucking up. I also updated

I also put a bunch of additional Polaroids in my Etsy store including shots of Theresa Manchester, Calico LaneSasha Pain and Ashlee Graham. Plus there are still Polaroids available from Skin Diamond, Ash Hollywood, Janice Griffith and even Alysha Nett. And, on top of that I added 8″x10″ prints of two of my favorite summer time photos since summer is about to tragically end soon.

Plus I put all these Polaroids plus some extra, never been published Polaroids on the Girls of Driven By Boredom app… so if you like that kinda thing sign up already!

Anyway, you should watch this Road Strip episode because it features an excessive scene of Charlotte lotioning herself in my rental car, a giant Solo cup AND the greatest thing on Route 66… The Catoosa Blue Whale!!! Seriously the whale is the fucking best.

So click here to watch the new Road Strip Episode (catch up here!) and click here to go buy some shit. These things are important!

Charlotte Stokely @ Catoosa Blue Whale

Charlotte Stokely Nude Polaroid

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Fool’s Gold Day Off – 9.1.14

It’s amazing to see Fool’s Gold Records blow up over the last few years. I’ve know Nick Catchdubs for many years and A-Trak has hired me before and both those dudes are really nice guys and it’s so cool to see their label grow. They have come a long way since their first anniversary party and I am sure they are gonna keep killing it in the years to come.

This year they are throwing five “Fool’s Gold Day Off” parties across the country (and Canadia!) and the first one happened yesterday. French Montana and Araabmuzik headlined and unfortunately I missed them because I decided it would be a good idea to not eat food and drink only Red Bull and coffee all day. Midway through Danny Brown’s set I started shaking and thought I was gonna pass out. Whoops.

That being said, I did shoot a ton of stuff. When I got there B.I.C. were just finishing and Black Dave was up next and he brought out Smoke DZA. Shortly after World’s Fair went on and I fucking love those guys. I actually first saw them at the LAST Day Off and they fucking killed it. I got to see em again at the Mishka 10 Year Anniversary party and once again they fucked shit up. Plus one of the dudes is a fan of my photography so they get extra points for that. They are entertaining as fuck and shot their entire set so there are a TON of photos of them in this gallery.

After they played A-Trak DJ’d and brought out Cam’Ron as a surprise and then Just Blaze surprised him by coming out during Cam’s mini set. It was actually pretty great. Those guys hated each other for years and finally came back together to work on Dipshits with A-Trak and they looked so happy to see each other on stage and it was honestly a really great moment. Damon Dash came during his set as well. I’m not a huge Dipset fan by any means but it one of the best sets I’ve seen since SXSW probably. A-Trak also brought out Remy Ma and she did her verse from MOP’s Ante Up which was amazing. Makonnen was next and A$AP Nast ended the set.

Next up with Danny Brown who I have photographed a ton of times including one of his first NYC shows and his infamous Gathering of the Juggalos performance. I love that dude and I actually listened to Old right before I left my house for the Day Off. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t try harder to direct a video for him when Catchdubs pitched me the idea. I’ve never actually directed a video so I said yes but never really followed up.

During his set I started feeling really sick so I went back stage for a minute to chill out. Shit didn’t get any better so I decided I should probably leave. As I was walking out The Lox went on so I shot a few photos of them and ran into Brenmar on the way out so at least I got a shot of him. I completely missed Araabmusik (although I’ve seen him before) and French Montanta (him too) but I heard French Montana brought out Travi$ Scott so I missed that shit as well.

Yeah, this is getting really long so maybe I shouldn’t have taken that extra espresso shot but there are a lot of nice shots so go look at them. And again, congrats to everyone at Fool’s Gold. Hopefully I will catch the last Day Off in December in Miami. I’ll be out there…

Now click here to see all the pictures from the NYC Fool’s Gold Day Off at 50 Kent!

Dipshits - Dame Dash, A-Trak & Killa Cam

World's Fair

A-Trak & Dave 1 Selfie

Cam'Ron & Just Blaze

Black Dave

Remy Ma

Danny Brown

World's Fair's Nigel Nasty

Cunt Mafia

 

 

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Throwback Thursday: Best Of 2009

Over the past I have no fucking clue how long I have been organizing every photo I have taken since I moved to NYC in 2006. The idea is to eventually have a big fucking folder of images with all the best stuff from the last 8 years and to have things organized so that I can pull images that I need. I also notice I have found a ton of stuff that didn’t stand out at the time, for example just today I found a photo of Adam Scott I took before I even knew who Adam Scott was.

Since I started this project I have done a great job of organizing my 35mm archives. I worked pretty much 10 hours a day on that for a couple weeks and got it done. The digital stuff is a lot harder to do because of the sheer volume of the images. On a slow month I might shoot 4000 photos but during an event like South By Southwest I might shoot twice that many in five days. Getting through stuff has been fun, but I can only do so much a day without going insane.

Just today I finished going through 2009 which is a pretty serious accomplishment because in early 2008 I had a shitty camera so could go through that stuff very quickly and by the end of 2010 I had started shooting a bit less nightlife. In 2009 however I was going out nearly every night and sometimes shooting two or three events a night. So despite having more than five years to go I think I am nearly halfway through my digital archives. The last couple years are pretty organized anyway…

So, in celebration of finishing 2009 I decided a Throwback Thursday post was in order. I have put up a pretty massive gallery (over 300 images!) from 2009 that includes a lot of my favorite shots from the year. It’s probably less than a third of the images I pulled, but it gives you a nice look at one of my best years photographically. It’s amazing to see how far I progressed. The early 2009 stuff is terrible while the late 2009 work is better than anything I am doing now. It’s inspired me to work harder when shooting nightlife and makes me miss how much fun I used to have.

In this gallery you will find mostly party photos although there is some random stuff thrown in including a few old school naked girls in bathroom photo shoots. There are a ton of photos from the party Playhouse at Cain that was a really great party both photographically and on a hot babes I made out with kinda level. Unfortunately they stopped paying me and still fucking owe me money. There are also a bunch of images in here of kinda celebrity stuff or blast from the past images that are noteworthy for whatever reason. They might not all be fantastic photographically but they are cool to look at.

I think the big winner of 2009 was Roxy Cottontail who through two parties that were some of the most fun times I had in ’09. Check out her birthday party that year and the Pepsi party with Diplo that she through that year. Both great events. Speaking of Diplo… I photographed him and Steve Aoki a weird amount of times in 2009. Ninjasonik comes up a lot too and I shot a couple of great shows by Monotonix and Spank Rock who both happened to play the best Siren Fest I ever went to. A lot of girls show up a bunch in 2009 Alex Magnetic, Jocelyn and Chloe are particularly muse-worthy. Since then Alex was my intern and Chloe is a super famous model so that all rules.

Honestly there is way too much in here to cover… tons from Webster Hall when Trash and Boys & Girls were both happening on the same night… a bunch of big events like SXSW, Sundance, AVN Awards… live bands… burlesque… zombie crawls… comedy… fashion… Driven By Boredom tattoos… the list goes on and on.

But lastly I will mention there are a lot of pictures of my good friend Ease DaMan who sadly died recently. I met him in 2009 and took so many photos of the guy that year. He was so fun and so photogenic, rarely had his shirt on and once I showed up to a  party and the cops had shut it down because a fight broke out and Ease fucking bit someone. We all miss you tons Ease. Rest in peace.

I have no idea how I am going to come up with selects since I love so many of these photos, so I am just gonna put some random shit below here. Just make sure you look at the full gallery… and yeah, these photos are significantly NSFW.

Click here to see a bunch of photo highlights from 2009!

Playhouse

Macaulay Culkin

Amanda Lepore & Caswell

The First Ever DBB Tattoo

Theophilus London

Jersey Shore

Star City & Johnny Nelson

Alex Magnetic

Prince Terrence & Maluca

Chloe

Ease DaMan

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Dana DeArmond Returns

Way back in 2012 I photographed Dana DeArmond at our friend Chris’ amazing apartment. The dude collects musical instruments and modern furniture and his place was perfect for a photo shoot. Dana is one of my favorite models ever so clearly we killed it. In fact we took such fantastic photos that I didn’t want to post them. I wanted to see them in print. The set really had a retro Penthouse vibe so I pitched them to Penthouse right away. They weren’t really interested so I just sat on them a while. A few months later I started working for Hustler Magazine.

This set of Dana was pretty much the first thing I pitched to Hustler but they wanted to accompany it with an interview and for some reason that didn’t happen for a while. Nearly two years after we took the photos the images were finally published with an interview in the June 2014 issue of Hustler and is probably came out the best of anything I have shot for them.

I have shot Dana before but this by far my favorite thing we have done together and it’s honestly one of my favorite shoots of all time. Because I love it so much, and because there are so many explicit shots I am doing a special 3 day discount on the Girls of Driven By Boredom App. First time users can sign up using the code “dana” for 20% off through Wednesday. You need to see the full set and since I don’t post “spread” shots on here, you need the app to see everything. Plus the images are in twice the resolution so clearly it’s worth checking out. The app works on all smart phones and even just on your web browser. So sign up!

Special thanks to Chris Nelson and Kimberly Kane for their help on the shoot and thanks to Dana for her patience in the two years that it took for these photos to see the light of day. Now go look at these NSFW photos, they are very worth your time!

Click here to see the gallery of naked photos of the amazing Dana DeArmond!

Dana DeArmond

Dana DeArmond

Dana DeArmond

Dana DeArmond

Dana DeArmond

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The Creation Museum

I have to leave you guys with something fun headed into the weekend. A few weeks ago when I went on my recent road trip I realized that the Creation Museum was just outside of Cincinnati. We were planning on sleeping in Cinci on the second night of our trip so it seemed like something I had to go see. For those not familiar the Creation Museum is the pseudo-science museum dedicated to propagating the ideas that Genesis should be taking literally, evolution is a myth, the earth is 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs and humans co-existed. They recently made the news when their founder Ken Ham debated Bill Nye the Science Guy.

The museum is the best place ever. It’s filled with terrifying animatronics, dinosaur statues and just tons of weird shit pretending to be science. There’s also a petting zoo and a zip line course! All of this would be really great if it weren’t completely designed to brainwash small children. Any adult with the most basic education can see that their “science” doesn’t add up, but kids are told that museums are educational and they get to go to their favorite petting zoo and then suddenly they are an adult that believes that the Grand Canyon was created in the great flood.

Honestly it’s a great experience and everyone is really nice and you can be blown away by ignorance while at the same time riding a llama. Oh, and there is a fantastic gift shop where you can buy DVDs about the homosexual war and poorly written leaflets on how to convert non believers.

Before I leave you with pictures here are a few facts I learned at the Creation Museum:

  • Dinosaurs are dragons.
  • Animals got distributed around the earth after the flood by riding trees across the ocean.
  • Penguins hung out in the Garden of Eden.
  • Incest is morally relative.
  • Noah took baby dinosaurs on the ark so they would fit.
  • Zorces are adorable.

Clearly you need to get to Petersburg, Kentucky at once to see this majestic monument to mythical madness. You will have a blast no matter what thing you believe in!

Now click here to see all the photos from the Creation Museum!

Creation Museum

Creation Museum

Creation Museum

Creation Museum

Creation Museum

Creation Museum

Creation Museum

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