Fuck LA

I recently got invited to be part of the Cultural Traffic art fair on the 18th in LA and it seemed like the perfect excuse to get out to LA for the first time in over a year. It also just so happens that my girlfriend is going to be there right before the fair and today is our one year anniversary so the timing was perfect for me to actually see her this month. My brother lives in LA so my parents are gonna come out too and we are gonna spend Thanksgiving together outside of DC for the first time in my life I think. But the important thing (for the purposes of this post) is that I have some new stuff coming out and you should buy it.

The first thing I have coming out has nothing to do with the LA trip. Over a year ago I had a really dumb idea and the timing wasn’t quite right but I held on to this idea until it was finally ready. I just got a box of 35 copies of whatever this dumb idea is. I have already sold about a dozen of them without telling anyone what it is and I only need to sell about 5 or 6 more to break even so I feel like this dumb idea was worth it. Everyone I have shown it to seemed to really enjoy it so maybe you will too. If you order it before I announce what it is (on November 18th), you get a free copy of my new zine as well, plus I will ship it to you before I leave for LA and you will get it and the zine in your hands before anyone else.

Speaking of the zine, this whole post is about the 2nd edition of my zine Fuck LA

Fuck LA was a special edition zine that I only made 50 copies of for the LA Art Book Fair a few years ago. It sold out really quickly and was hand numbered and came with a print. I was pretty proud of the zine and when this new book fair came out it seemed like a great reason to republish the zine.

I figured I would maybe remove a few photos and add a few more, but when I looked at it again I realized that a bunch of the photos were reused in my zine NOT SAFE and there were some photos I didn’t love or ones I didn’t really feel like I wanted to republish. Even so, I left in some of the crazier shit that is way more graphic than any of the stuff I post on here. So let’s just say it is very not safe for work.

The new edition ended up being more than 50% new photos and I even added 4 pages. Fuck LA was my largest zine to begin with and now it’s 56 pages! I actually have to charge $12 for it instead of $10 because it’s so long. It has a ton of new work and I added some black and white spreads which weren’t in the original. It’s still all 35mm and it still has some of my favorite photos from all my trips to LA over the years. It’s got a bunch of nude stuff but it also has a bunch of just crazy fucked up LA stuff like the time I saw a bunch of people get arrested at gunpoint while I was eating at a diner. It’s a really fun zine and even people who own the first edition will enjoy the new one. It’s not signed or numbered and it doesn’t come with a print but there’s only 100 copies and I don’t plan on publishing it again. Plus if you pre-order the zine I will sign it anyway.

So if you order Fuck LA now I will sign it and ship it as soon as I get back from LA. If you order the mystery item you will get it and the signed zine BEFORE I leave for LA. Plus I will include some weird shit with it because I love you.

Click here to pre-order the mystery item and the zine.

And click here to pre-order Fuck LA by itself.

Fuck LA

 

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2018 Exxxotica New Jersey

Over the weekend I went to the 2018 Exxxotica NJ adult convention. It’s an event I have covered way too many times but it’s always fun to see everyone and I usually get some fun shots in a random hotel room after the convention is over. The last two years I was actually working for Exxxotica because my friend Steve Prue is their house photographer and he needed someone to cover a few things for him. This year they didn’t need me but my friend Veda offered me a ride and the hotels were super cheap so I decided to go even though I was just shooting for myself. 

On Friday I spent most of the time just saying hi to people and introducing Veda and her friend Kitty to people and really just hanging out. I took maybe 20 usable photos on the first day. On day two I knew I wanted to shoot more so I spent most of the day on my own shooting and ended up with a decent gallery even though it was decidedly lazy. I mostly just shot my friends and then some random sniping when I saw good fan/star interaction. So here I am once again apologizing for my photos even though I should probably pretend I am the shit since most people can’t tell good photography from bad photography anyway so it doesn’t really matter.

Outside of the actual convention I think I probably got some fun stuff. The first night we didn’t get into much but I did end up shooting Veda and Kitty in our hotel room. I mostly shot 35mm stuff, but I did shoot a handful of digital shots too. The light just sucked so I focused mostly on shooting with my flash on my 35mm point and shoot and some black and white as well. Since the digital stuff is pretty mediocre, but the girls are fun to look at, I decided I would just make that shoot an exclusive to Girls of Driven By Boredom, so if you want to see them naked in a hotel room go sign up now. 

The second night was fun. I was waiting for a friend to hit me up about shooting in her hotel room, but never heard back so I was ready to give up and head back to the city when Veda got a text from someone telling her we should come by the Inked Angels Awards after party. We figured we would check it out quickly and then head back to Brooklyn. When we got there the after party was over but we ended up hanging out with a bunch of drunk tattooed porn peoples, got a White Castle Crave Case (30 burgers!) and ended up partying in Johnny Gash’s hotel room. That’s a horrifying porn name, but we were pretty much wearing the same outfit so I appreciate him anyway. I hope a bunch of the 35mm stuff comes out because it was a weird fucking night. We probably drove back around 3am or something and missed out on day 3 of the convention because I had to watch football because my life is weird. None of this really matters, but I still have a bunch of convention photos for you to look at below. 

Click here to see all the photos from the 2018 Exxxotica New Jersey convention at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center.

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2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

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Halloween Dog Parade – 10.28.18

The annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade was not actually in Tompkins Square park this year, but it was every bit as adorable as the last time I went. Apparently the parade was almost canceled because the NY Parks Department required them to get a huge liability insurance policy they couldn’t afford. Fortunately there was a crowd funded campaign and they raised enough money to continue the parade for its 28th year! And while it wasn’t at the usual place the East River Amphitheater seemed like a great location even though it was a long ass walk from the train.

Puppies are pretty much my favorite thing to photograph even though I totally should have kept one of the squeeky toys I bought for my Isle of Dogs shoot. Dogs are real hard to shoot when they are playing with other dogs, wearing costumes and being photographed by pretty much everyone there. Still, it’s impossible to take a bad photo of a good dog so I don’t think you guys are gonna be too upset about any of the shots. 

I was only there for an hour or so because I was shooting some behind the scenes stills for a new TV show my friends are directing, but I still got a ton of photos and it was a really fun and productive day.

Okay, I don’t have anything else to add to this because puppys are perfect, but I do wanna mention that I am selling a mysterious thing. It comes out next month and I don’t want to ruin the surprise yet. All I can tell you is that it is really dumb conceptually, involves at least some nudity, and if you order it before I announce what it is you’ll get a free zine that I am also not announcing yet. It’s a goddamn Halloween mystery and you can order it here!

Now click here to see all the puppies from the 28th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade at the East River Amphitheater!

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

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Scout

A few months ago Scout was visiting NYC and she hit me up about taking some photos. I don’t really sleep at night and she had something to do until pretty late so I ended up getting to her hotel at like 2am or something. It was really late. She was staying at the Standard and all the rooms have an entire wall of windows so I was sort of hoping we could make it until sunrise so we could get some cool shots with the natural light.

When I got there the room was really poorly lit. My options were 1) no light 2) bright but ugly light 3) mood light. The mood lighting was the best option but it wasn’t really bright enough to shoot anything and it was too yellow. I had this idea to turn on the TV. I’ve used TV to light (or at least help light) shoots before and the Standard had this Standard TV station and they kept playing this black and white video over and over again which made for a pretty consistent cool light source. Between that and the big mirror I felt like we had something.

I don’t say this very often but I really like these photos. Scout is a great model and the TV lighting looks so cool. You can see us trying different things as we move through the set but we kinda nailed it from the beginning. We also shot a TON of 35mm stuff that I am sure is going to end up in some zine or book down in the future. I shot her in the bath and eating room service and all this stuff using my flash for the 35mm stuff and I was pretty happy with most of it. We never did make it until sunrise, but it was pretty much daytime by the time I got back to Brooklyn. 

This whole set was available yesterday in high resolution on Girls of Driven By Boredom. I also added a handful of photos from the end of this shoot where we were trying out different stuff and shots of her with the food and things like that. I just wanted people who help pay my rent to get some exclusive stuff so there it is. Go sign up now!

If you decided you don’t want to throw in a couple of dollars a month to help me keep going that’s fine too and you can go look at the small versions of these photos below. I still love you even if you don’t love me. It’s fine. 

Click here to see a bunch of photos of Scout at the Standard Highline lit with just a TV!

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Evelyn Claire

I got some new photos for you that are new in that they are from this calendar year. I met Evelyn in Vegas which seems to be the place I meet most people I shoot because of that whole AVN Awards thing. It sort of works like this, some cute lady on the internets will follow me and I will lurk them and find out they get naked on the internet and I follow them back and then a few months later I find out they are going to be in Vegas in January for AVN and then I hit them up or run into them at the hotel and say “hey let’s go take photos upstairs for 20 minutes” and then 10 months later you get to see the photos because I am so backed up with content that I never get around to posting anything in a timely matter.

So yeah, this is Evelyn Claire. She’s real photogenic. We shot these photos in her hotel room and we finished the shoot so fast I shot her again in her AVN dress so she’d have some nice photos in that so it’s really two shoots in one, okay, that’s not really true given it’s in the exact same place in the exact same room and she looks exactly the same in both shoots. And also there’s some photos of her in a leather jacket too so like is that three different shoots? No, of course not. So, it’s been decided. One shoot, three outfits, plenty of photos for you to look at.

Also, I put these up on Girls of Driven By Boredom yesterday so that I would have a good reason to promote my paid site because the network that hosts it is having a 30% off sale. So go sign up and look at these photos in high resolution and you will get a bunch of bonus explicit photos because I need to give people that spend money on my photos to have nice things that the rest of you don’t get. It’s only fair. Use the coupon “MIDOCTOBERSALE” for the 30% off but honestly I don’t know when the sale ends so if you check this in a few days in the coupon doesn’t work don’t blame me. The site is like $25 for an entire year or something so stop complaining. 

You can probably tell from this post but I am way over caffeinated so I am going to go work on some projects while I still feel alive so go look at these photos and I am gonna go be productive and everyone wins.

Click here to see the NSFW photos of Evelyn Claire in Las Vegas.

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

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Rose Ryan

I met Rose Ryan in Vegas when I was shooting Raya & Goldie back in January. They were all staying together in an apartment they rented for the week, but Rose wasn’t around when we started shooting. She showed up late and after talking to her for a bit, I realized I had actually taken her photo before when she was staying in Vegas with some other friends of mine. Super weird coincidence, but not really important right now.

The next day we did a super quick shoot on a roof of a parking deck but I only shot 35mm stuff so you guys haven’t seen any of that stuff unless you are up on my other social media. I know I posted some to Twitter & Instagram. I loved the photos we took and we talked about shooting again one day and fortunately I just happened to be in Ohio not too far from her over the summer. 

We didn’t have long to shoot, but I think we got some really nice stuff in the hotel room I was staying in. I shot some stuff of her outside on the balcony but we took it inside once she got naked. I just backlit her and we got some really pretty photos that I feel like you guys will enjoy.

Rose and I just work really well together because there aren’t a lot of models who would just show up with no make up on and just be down for whatever. I just love the rawness of everything we have shot together. It’s pretty much exactly how I want to shoot and I feel like it takes some bravery just to be human in a photo. 

Oh, and as per usual, you can see some bonus slightly more graphic photos, in high resolution over on Girls of Driven By Boredom. Sign up already. It’s cheap. 

Now click here to see all the NSFW photos of Rose Ryan.

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Rose Ryan

Rose Ryan

Rose Ryan

Rose Ryan

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Best Of 2017

I finally finished organizing another year of my massive photo archives. Last night I went through all the 35mm as well and today I pulled a bunch of my favorite digital shots for this update. I have already started on 2018 as well so I am pretty damn close to organizing pretty much every photo I have ever taken, although my phone photography is a mess, but I don’t care about that. 

Anyway, looking at 2017  it’s pretty clear why I am so broke right now. I raised $22,000 on Kickstarter for my book Instaxxx and I thought that would be more than enough money to publish the book, and it was, the problem was that I spent months working on the book instead of working paying jobs and I didn’t really think about it because of all the money I had raised. That was stupid.

So, 2017 there are a ton of girl photos because I was working on a nude polaroid book, and then there are a ton of photos from events like AVN and Exxxotica where I was working those events pretty much just so I could be in places with a bunch of nude models so I could work on my book and then of course there are photos from the two  book release parties. So that accounts for like 80% of these photos and that is of course why my credit card bill is out of control. My bad, buy my book

There are of course a bunch of non naked people related images in here and I figured I should mention a few of the highlights. SXSW was cool. I was working for Playboy at the time and I did a couple of other jobs but it was pretty relaxing otherwise. I shot the Tisch Gala for NYU which also happened to be Alec Baldwin’s birthday so that was pretty great. I shot a few Trump related protests that were pretty boring photographically but there’s a few shots in here. There’s a few shots from my failed trip to the Galapagos and a few headshots for friends. I shot some tattoo stuff as always including the 20th anniversary of legal tattooing in NYC. I went to Florida and hung out with Mike Busey at his weird ass house. Oh and of course I shot the Brooklyn Zombie Crawl and my band played it as well and then we broke up which is a bummer because I really miss it. 

And then there were the juggalos…. My next book is going to be juggalos god dammit and I have now photographed the Gathering of the Juggalos 9 times but 2017 was the worst of em. I also went with my now girlfriend so I might have slacked off a little bit. Still it was cool because it was a totally different environment in Oklahoma City which will add some new scenes to my book. ICP also played in Brooklyn so I got a ton of ironic hipster juggalo photos which I feel like has to be good for something. And then finally we have the Juggalo March on Washington which I am not gonna even explain. Go read the post so I don’t spend 500 words repeating myself. 

Okay, that’s it. One step closer to organizing my life and one more giant update for you guys to waste some time clicking through. Time to start putting together my next book edit and finally building a damn portfolio site for the first time since 2008!

Click here to see a bunch of my favorite photos from 2017.

Best Of 2017

Best Of 2017

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Taurus Angel

Hey this is Taurus. I met her on the Internets ages ago when she was a Burning Angel. That link is very NSFW but it used to give me money if you signed up via the link but I have no idea if it works anymore. I still get random affiliate checks from different adult sites I used to plug when I posted about their girls back in the day but it’s like $25 every 6 months so I never bother looking into where that money is coming from. Anyway, none of that matters. What was I talking about? Oh right. Taurus. 

We became friends on the Internet and then we finally met in real life in Vegas at the AVN week and I took some photos of her with our mutual friend in a parking garage. I was supposed to do a real shoot with her on a road trip when I went to Seattle but she had to cancel at the last minute and it wasn’t until AVN 2017 that we finally took some photos. These are the oldest photos I haven’t posted except for one set that is so old I may never post it and then some stuff I shot at the Gathering of the Juggalos that I am gonna save to promote my juggalo book with whenever that comes out. None of this is important but I didn’t post them because this terrible hotel art that’s in the background makes these photos look fucking cheesey as hell, but at least Taurus is hot so fuck it here they are. 

They have been on Girls of DBB for a minute in HD and there’s some bonus shots on there so like sign up for that already because I am broke as fuck right now and am in one of those fun depression periods where I am too unmotivated to actually figure out how to get some more work so I can pay off my increasing credit card debt. Party forever.

Now click here to see a bunch of NSFW photos of Taurus Angel in Vegas and may God have mercy on your soul.

Taurus Angel

Taurus Angel

Taurus Angel

 

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2018 #MetLifeTakeover – 9.16.18

Gonna make this post a quick one because 1) I am in Detroit visiting my girlfriend 2) You don’t care about the Miami Dolphins and 3) I am gonna do another post with a video from this event so I am gonna talk about it all over again. But I got some photos for you and they need at least some explanation.

My friend Michelle and I run Dolfans NYC, the largest Miami Dolphins fan club in the world. We throw this event every year called the #MetLifeTakeover where we throw a huge tailgate when the Dolphins play the Jets in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium. We also buy over 1000 tickets every year so you can sit in an almost all Dolphins section and it feel like a home game in Miami. It’s a lot of fun, especially when we win like we did on Sunday.

The night before we throw a pre-party at our bar Slattery’s Midtown Pub so that’s what the first half of the photos are from. 

We do raffles and fundraisers and sell merch both nights and we raise a ton of money for charity. We donated $2000 to the Miami Dolphins Foundation at the tailgate during the live taping of a radio show called Cup of Joe hosted by a former Dolphins player. We also had two of my favorite Dolphins of all time come to the tailgate as part of the Cup of Joe show. It was great. We also donated $2000 to the Jason Taylor Foundation as well and raised a lot more money that will be donated to various charities. 

Okay, so that’s enough of talk. Go look at the photos and I will be back in a few days when I get home and hopefully the video will be out soon. You can check out the trailer for it here if you want. 

Now click here to see my photos from the 2018 #MetLifeTakeover. 

2018 #MetLifeTakeover

2018 #MetLifeTakeover

2018 #MetLifeTakeover

2018 #MetLifeTakeover

2018 #MetLifeTakeover

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