AVN Nomination Party, New Merch & More

After being gone for nearly all of November I am finally back in NYC! I have so much to do this week and so much to get to so let’s get to it as quickly as we can! Make sure you read the whole thing!

First up is the photos from the AVN Nomination party that I shot more than a week ago in LA. I totally forgot to get these photos up but some of them were already up on the LA Weekly. This gallery has a LOT more photos and a lot of nudity. The party featured a wild performance from Ty Dolla $ign and a ton of my friends were nominated for awards so congrats guys.

Click here to see all the photos from the 2016 AVN Nomination Party at Avalon in Hollywood.

Ty Dolla $ign

Kristina Rose & Mick Blue High Five

AVN Nomination Party

Speaking of people that were nominated for AVN Awards my friend Abella Danger was nominated for a ton of awards including Female Performer of the Year. Back in June I took some random photos of Abella in her bed filled with emjoi pillows. The photos were just shot with my on camera flash and are really mediocre from a technical standpoint, BUT they are still really fucking hot and a lot of them are honestly too explicit to post on this site anyway. Fortunately for you when I take mediocre but sexy photos they get uploaded to the Girls of Driven By Boredom which features all the girl photos you see on here, but also a lot of exclusive stuff including a lot more graphic shots that I never post on the main site.

Click here (and sign up) to see all these Abella Danger emoji pillow photos on Girls of DBB!

Abella Danger

Finally I have some new merch to bring you guys!

The black on black Driven By Boredom snapback hats are back. I just got 10 of them made (well a dozen but I am keeping two) so they (hopefully) shouldn’t be around too long. Since I missed Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and Ayn Rand Sunday I am gonna make the hats $3 cheaper and include an DBB enamel pin for free for the rest of this week!

Click here to get your DBB Snapback!

DBB Snapback

This brings us to the DBB Enamel pins! I just got some really awesome DBB Enamel pins in the mail. Most people charge $10 for enamel pins because they have no respect for you. My pins are just $6 (with free US shipping!) because margins on pins are fucking stupid and I can pretty much make my money back  as long as I sell like 20 of them. These things are super hip right now and clearly you need one so you can look as cool as all your friends. Did I mention you get one free with a DBB Snapback? Get on it.

Click here to get your DBB Enamel pin! 

DBB Enamel Pin

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See You Down The Road…

Just months before Leonard Cohen died he wrote a letter to his muse Marianne Ihlen who was dying of cancer. He ended the letter “Goodbye old friend, endless love, see you down the road.” Two days later she was gone.

Reading this letter days after the election I can only feel this for my country. I spent a week driving down Route 66 with less of the nostalgia I felt the first time I drove the Mother Road. The first time I drove it I thought about this great America where people went on vacations where the trip was as much of the adventure as the destination. This was the America that existed in the decades after World War II where the men had come home to a heroes welcome and women left the factories and had kids and America made things!

This is the nostalgia for America that Trump supporters have when they want to make America great again. But they don’t think of the cost of that greatness. They don’t think about the destruction of Europe that led to the booming American economy, they don’t think about our current medicare crisis that has been caused by the baby boom, they don’t think about black and brown people being second class citizens… well maybe they do think about that last one.

Whatever the case I feel like we are saying goodbye to America, our endless love and handing her off to Trump and collection of white nationalists and just hoping we are going to see our country again down the road…

All of this is to say that the Road Trip Blog is now open while I am out of town for two more weeks. Click through to read hopefully regular updates from my trip. I am in LA for another week and then to DC and Miami. Will keep you as up to date as possible.

Click here to read the Driven By Boredom Road Trip Blog.

Down The Road

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Seattle Girls For Wood Rocket

My fifth and final collaboration with Wood Rocket went up a few days ago. It’s a pretty fun shoot with three girls: Lucy Everleigh, Romance and Hunny Daniels. Lucy came with me up to Seattle and the first night we crashed with Hunny and then we got a hotel so we could take photos in it with a few girls. One of them couldn’t make it but it still was a three girl shoot which wasn’t a terrible idea.

Now I don’t really know how to live my life like the world didn’t just end last night and the United States some how elected a racist, misogynist sex offender as our next president. As a straight white man I feel like I will be okay at least until the war starts or the ocean levels rise but I am fairly certain I am going to lose my health care. Oh, and I have empathy so I am not terribly excited about how women and minorities are going to be treated from now on. I have no fucking idea how this could happen but I guess a bunch of people wanted it to happen so fuck it right? Let’s all watch the world burn together. Honestly I don’t even know what to say or do.

I am in Tucumcari, NM right now headed west. I ate a giant steak today and now anyone who donates $4 or more to the Kickstarter gets a really stupid button. I honestly feel really sick now from the steak but hopefully I will not die. At least I got a free t-shirt. Tomorrow we are headed through New Mexico and onto Holbrook, AZ where I booked a room inside a fucking wig wam because American is still great.

Anyway, back to the girls. Check out the full set on Wood Rocket here. I uploaded a few pics to this site because it’s what I do and they are on Girls of DBB also, but if you want to see all the photos in high res for free and all that you need to go to Wood Rocket.

Talk to you guys soon. Stay sane.

Seattle Girls

Seattle Girls

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2016 Exxxotica New Jersey

Hey guys I am on day two of a three week trip starting with a drive across the country. I am just south of St. Louis at the moment helping my friend Alex move to LA. From there I am in California for 10 days before hitting DC for Thanksgiving and then heading to Miami for the post-Thanksgiving weekend. Should be a fun trip.

Normally I would put up the Road Trip blog while I was away but I have a few updates to get to before I do that. The first one is this post about Exxxotica, NJ which I will get to in a second. I also have to do an update about the final Wood Rocket gallery that went up a few days ago.

My third update is going to be about the 72 Oz Steak that I am going to attempt to eat tomorrow. In Amarillo, TX there is a restaurant called the Big Texan and they have this infamous steak eating contest. Last time I did Route 66 it was on my list of things I wanted to do but it didn’t work out. Tomorrow it’s fucking going down. I put up an absurdist Kickstarter to raise money to eat the steak and I raised twice as much in 24 hours so that was pretty amazing. Really the Kickstarter is just a pre-order for the new Driven By Boredom enamel buttons I made but don’t tell anyone that. You still have nearly a week to get on that but even if you don’t you can still watch me eat it tomorrow, just download the app Hype and follow drivenbyboredom so you know when I go live tomorrow.

Now, let’s get to these fucking Exxxotica photos.

I have covered so many Exxxotica conventions and most of them have been in Jersey. I have covered two in Chicago as well but this was my first time actually working for Exxxotica. I hit Exxxotica photographer/ friend of mine/ excellent naked photo taker Steve Prue up about getting a ride to New Jersey and he told me that he actually needed a second photographer for Friday. So that worked out pretty well.

Normally when I shoot an adult convention I sort of half ass it because there’s so much to shoot and it’s easy to get a handful of good shots and spend the rest of the time talking to porn babe friends. I mostly cover these things because it’s a good way to find new models and visit people I only see a few times a year, but because I was working this thing I actually had to work and I took over 1000 photos over two days so there is a massive amount of photos for you to look at.

 

I gotta get back on the road since I have to make it to Oklahoma City tonight so I am not gonna say much more about the convention but there’s a lot to look at and it’s pretty NSFW. Oh, and my Christmas Card is gonna be pretty great this year…

Lastly, before we get to the photos make sure you go vote today. Even if you don’t like the candidates it’s important to be part of democracy. People fight and die for something we take for granted so don’t and get out and vote. And if you live in California please Vote No on 60. It’s a measure designed to look like it’s protecting adult performers but in actuality is a way to harass the adult industry and get it out of the state. Read more here.

Ps. Samantha Rone took some of these photos cause I gave her my camera for a bit because I didn’t feel like carrying it anymore.

Now click here to see the HUGE gallery of photos from the 2016 Exxxotica NJ!

Christiana Cinn

Exxxotica NJ

Cadence Lux

Dahlia Skye & Kenna James

Adriana Chechik

Veronica Rodriguez

Charlotte Sartre & Chloe Carter

Dolphin Woman & Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD

Madison Scott

 

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The Little People Halloween Party – 10.31.16

Andy Shaw was one of the first people I met in NYC. I was standing in line outside of some nightclub and he came up and handed me some flyer for the Shaw Promotion mailing list. Andy was one of the biggest promoters in NYC nightlife for a long, long time. 10 years later Andy and his wife JD (who I also knew from nightlife) have a kid and realized that they could take their nightlife and promotional skills and transition them into a market they didn’t even know existed: parties for kids and their parents.

Barely a month The Little People Party was born and every week more and more kids and their parents are showing up every Monday at an indoor soccer field in Williamsburg. They hire a DJ and a musician and have a photo booth and a liquor sponsor and all the things you would have at a night club but the difference is it’s marketed to tiny children and their parents.

Andy reached out to me because he thought it would be kinda perfect if he had an actual nightlife photographer show up to shoot it. “You have probably photographed most of their parents anyway…” I actually thought it was a great idea since I love shooting things people don’t expect me to shoot and besides how could I pass up a halloween party with babies dressed as pumpkins and stuff?

Now I realize it’s kinda weird seeing photos of babies on a site where you can see naked people and fights and drinking and madness, but Andy has a point. This is Brooklyn and most of the parents are in their 20s and 30s and probably have been on my site at some point themselves. So I thought it would be okay to post about. Besides how fucking cute are these kids?

If you are a NYC mom or dad make sure you check out The Little People Party on Facebook because they are announcing more events all the time and are about to launch an all day weekend event which seems like it could be pretty amazing if you have a micro human of your own.

Now click here to see a bunch of adorable kids dressed adorably at the Little People Halloween Party!

Little People Halloween

Little People Halloween

Little People Halloween

Little People Halloween

Little People Halloween

Little People Halloween

Little People Halloween

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Death Rites – 10.28.16

Happy Halloween, etc. On Saturday night I went to this party Death Rites at the Gateway. Last time I was there I ran into my friend Jamie Peck and she told me she was doing her Halloween party there. I had a weird time at the last time I went to one of her Halloween parties so I figured it was something to do… and it was.

My old pal Lauren Flax was DJing and there were a bunch of bands playing. I only saw two of them because I got there after midnight like an asshole. I saw Bootblacks and Xeno & Oaklander I think but I mostly spent my time on the roof because my costume was far too hot to wear inside.

I had no plans to dress up and I have been half-assing Halloween since like 2007 when I bleached my hair and cut it into a mullet to go as MacGyver. There is a new (and truly terrible) MacGyver on TV right now but I didn’t quite have it in me. But I do happen to have a terrifying spiked baseball bat that I actually carved myself for a college sculpture class and I did just get an amazing leather jacket… When I combined those two things with my roommates scarf and a gallon of hair product I ended up with a pretty convincing Negan costume which is probably the best costume I have had since I was Freddy Kruger when I was 8. Unfortunately they wouldn’t let me in The Gateway with a terrifying weapon so my costume wasn’t quite as flawless as I wanted it to be. If you don’t know who Negan is and you feel like having one of the biggest moments of The Walking Dead ruined for you, please click here.

I am probably gonna go out again just so I can wear my Negan costume again but I kinda think I might just dress like him from now on… Maybe I will just roam the streets threatening strangers with a baseball bat until the cops show up.

Oh, right there was a party that I went to and there are photos to look at. Oh, and there was a make out coffin. That seems important somehow.

Now click here to see the photos from Death Rites Halloween party at The Gateway.

Death Rites Halloween Party

Death Rites Halloween Party

Death Rites Halloween Party

Death Rites Halloween Party

Death Rites Halloween Party

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Schott X Sailor Jerry Perfecto Launch – 10.26.16

Last night Schott NYC and Sailor Jerry launched their second collaboration. The first one was a pea coat to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the US Navy. This time they did a version of the classic Perfecto motorcycle jacket. This is the jacket that James Dean wore, that the Ramones wore, that pretty much every cool person since the 1950’s wore. The Perfecto is legendary. I actually own a vintage knock off that I love but the leather is all dried out and despite a gallon of leather oil I can’t get it soft again.

Fortunately for me I photographed last night’s party and got my hands on one of the greatest jackets in human history. Plus the Sailor Jerry version of the jacket has some pretty good touches like a red satin interior featuring a Sailor Jerry tattoo flash skull and another skull on the shoulder. Oh and did I mention the jacket feels like it’s made out of a tiny baby cow that lived his entire life in a bathtub of moisturizer? It’s unreasonably awesome and at this point I am just trying to make you jealous.

At the release party last night a tattoo artist named Jon Boy was doing tiny Sailor Jerry flash tattoos. Normally at these Sailor Jerry events they do normal sized flash, but Jon Boy is known for his tiny fine line tattoos and so they thought it would be cool to do micro flash which ended up looking real cool. When I saw his work I thought it was a little bit silly given my love for the thick black lines of American Traditional but talking with Jon Boy changed my mind in 2 minutes. This is a guy who knows what he’s doing and clearly gives a fuck about tattooing and unfortunately her ran out of time before I could get a tiny dagger.

Also, one of the first people to get tattooed I knew I had seen before and he told me he had been to a couple Sailor Jerry events I had shot so I figured that was it… but I checked Instagram this morning and realized he was pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini and while I have probably taken his photo before I really recognized him because he was the host of the tragically short lived Top Chef Just Desserts. And if you know anything about me you should know about my love for competition reality shows about food. Funny thing is that my friend Ashley Holt was supposed to come with me and she won Next Great Baker so they could have maybe had some sort of violent pastry fight.

Anyway, check out the photos from the jacket launch and when you see me out in my Perfecto make sure to rub on my aggressively soft and incredibly badass jacket.

Click here to see all the photos from the Schott NYC x Sailor Jerry Classic Perfecto launch party!

Jon Boy Tattoos Hanna Rad

Aaron Sagers & Jon Boy

Schott x Sailor Jerry Perfecto

Jon Boy Tattoos Johnny Iuzzini

Schott x Sailor Jerry Perfecto

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Lil Brown Eyes For Wood Rocket

Part four of my five part collaboration with Wood Rocket is here and it’s a fun one! Lil Brown Eyes returns with a pool party shoot shot in Los Angeles and Bryan Gozzling’s place. If you haven’t been paying attention I shot 5 shoots for Wood Rocket as sort of a continuation of the Road Strip video series for them I did back in 2013. So far we have seen shoots from Lily LaBeau, Lucy Everleigh, April O’Neil and now Lil Brown Eyes. The final one is gonna feature not one but three girls so look for that soon!

This shoot with Lil Brown Eyes isn’t very well photographed. It was super bright out and the light was wildly harsh and I didn’t have anyone standing around with a bounce card or anything because let’s be honest I am barely a professional. That being said, LBE is fucking adorable, the pool is beautiful and how great do her hot pink heels go with that giant inflatable flamingo? Plus at the end of the party she cooked us food and the shots of her grilling corn are kinda fucking amazing thanks to her actually being in the shade a bit. I should also mention that she did her pseudo corpse paint make up like that because she kinda thought it would look hilarious with the sort of 80’s Penthouse vibe of the whole shoot. I wasn’t mad about it.

So all the photos are on Wood Rocket but I uploaded about 15 of them to this site just so there would be something on this site for the archives but clearly go to Wood Rocket instead of looking at them here. They are on Girls of DBB too but no reason to go there when you have them for free on Wood Rocket, BUT I should mention that there is a VERY NSFW shoot of LBE and her “daddy” Bryan Gozzling from the weekend I met them on Girls of DBB that is probably worth checking out if you are a fan of these photos.

Anyway, go look at the Lil Brown Eyes pool party photos on Wood Rocket now!

Lil Brown Eyes

Lil Brown Eyes

Lil Brown Eyes

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Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade – 10.22.16

I have no earthly idea how I have lived in NYC for a decade and didn’t know about the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. I mean what the actual fuck? Tompkins is mostly known for riots and heroin addicts but on on one day a year you can go to a place with hundreds of adorable dogs just walking around dressed up like stuff? This is incredible and important.

So on Saturday it was cold and rainy and I had to wake up before noon, but it was all worth it cause I got licked by a bunch of adorable puppies and it was the best day of my life. I didn’t even cover the parade for anyone I just needed it in my life and I brought my camera because of course I brought my camera. I cannot express how much I wish there was a dog parade every day of the year. WHY ISN’T THIS A THING?

I don’t even know what else to say but if you don’t look at theses photos I don’t even know where your priorities are. Like what are you doing with your life that is more important than looking at cute animals dressed up to be even cuter? The answer is nothing. You are lying to yourself. Go look at these fucking photos now.

Click here to see all the photos from the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Parade!

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

 

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