Important Things With Igor

Hey! Please read this whole thing. It would mean oh-so-much to me!

As you may have noticed I have not been shooting much recently. Dealing with the juggalos took a lot out of me. I have been staying in a lot and pretty much hanging out by myself. That time has passed it is time to get serious again and get back to work. I have spent the last 12 hours not sleeping but trying to get my life together and I have marked a ton of shit off my to do list but I have a long way to go. But in the mean time, for you guys, I have some house cleaning shit to talk to you guys about.

The first is that we can finally put the juggalos to bed. I will be posting again when the Village Voice article finally comes out but other than that this is a juggalo free zone for the foreseeable future. But, before we do that, I spent several hours last night organizing all the 21 posts from the Gathering of the Juggalos into a lovely easy to handle page that you can share with your friend and loved ones. I also added some additional coverage and links as well. I have been getting so much traffic from this stuff that it would be nice to have a landing page. I actually updated all 21 Insane Clown Posts with a link to this page.  So if you ever want to show any of your friends my Gathering of the Juggalos photos (Please Do) than you can now easily send them to this page:

Click here to see all of my photos and coverage from the 2010 Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave In Rock, IL.

Okay, next on the agenda is the Driven By Boredom Facebook page. I have let it sit around collecting dust.  No longer.  From now on I will be adding photos and fun stuff to it and attempting to interact with people. I am going to preview upcoming galleries on there and I am going to post other photos hopefully. I even made it so you can tag all the photos so you can tag your friends in them and that sort of thing. I know I said no more Juggalos, but the very first thing I did was upload 100 funny juggalo images with the idea that people can tag their friends in them in a scheme to embarrass and mock them. Get excited.

So click here to “Like” the DBB Facebook page and click here to tag your friends in these epic juggalo photos.

Now running this Facebook page is going to take time and I don’t have any. I also have a few other web projects I am working on that I could use help with.  I have no money to pay anyone so I am looking for an intern again.  I am burying this way down in this update because the last few times I have made a big deal about finding an intern it has been disastrous. So, if you have any interest in interning for me, drop me an email. If you can’t figure out my email, you probably shouldn’t bother applying. I don’t need photo majors… I need a web intern mostly, although there will be some fun stuff too. You have to live in NYC and you have to be responsible.  I know it is late to be posting this, but if you can get school credit for it, that would be very much preferred.

And down here we have a few little classified ads:

I am looking for New Yorkers who own digital cameras who are interested in documenting NYC street art and graffiti. A friend of mine started an amazing site in Colorado called Unseen Denver and he and I are trying to make a NYC version but we need help! Hit me up if you think you might want to help.

I am shooting Gold Whistle tomorrow at Gallery Bar. It is upstairs from Rando so it should be awesome. It also has the best fucking flyer I have ever seen.

My Tumblr has been absolutely killing it recently. If you aren’t checking it out you aren’t getting the full DBB experience. A lot of the stuff I used to post as little fun bullshit updates is now over there. And as if I have to remind you, you should be following me on Twitter by now.

Lastly, I am going to do a full post about this tomorrow or the next day but I am guest blogging on a site called Late Night Feelings. I am pretty excited about it. It is an artistic but erotic photo blog run by a lot of photographers I love and respect. I am posting almost nothing but never before seen 35mm shots of naked girls. I think you need it in your life. NSFW.

Now, since you have been so awesome in reading this whole post that I am going to give you this lovely video that really doesn’t have anything at all to do with Juggalos… I swear… Nothing at all…

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Madame Renee Rosebud

Right before I went on my crazy Insane Clown adventure I shot an amazing burlesque dancer named Madame Rosebud. I have known Rosebud for what seems to be a very long time and several of her numbers have appeared on this site before, but we had never shot until now. When I first met her she was very weary of party photographers and for good reason probably but after I took down some images of her she didn’t want online I think I gained some of her trust. Still, I didn’t really think about shooting her until I ran into her at Ellen Stagg’s art opening at Fuse. We talked a lot and she told me she had shot for Bob Coulter and that she wanted to do more modeling. After that we planned a few shoots and they kept getting canceled for whatever reason. But at long last we finally figured out perfect time to shoot… unfortunately we didn’t have a location.

I never shoot in my bedroom for a few reasons.  The primary reason is that I think it is sort of sleazy. People think I am a creep enough without seeing shoots in my bedroom that sort of imply that they are in my bed for anything other than a photo shoot. The other reason I don’t shoot in my bedroom is because I AM a creep and if I shoot dirty pictures in my bed I want girls to know that they will never see the light of day. If a girl says to me “I don’t want these to show up on your website!” I can tell them truthfully that I never post any bedroom shots on my website. Having people’s trust is very important to me in both my personal life and my business so photos shot in my bedroom always stay in my bedroom.

All that being said, I broke my rule, and I did it for the second time. Months ago I shot a lesbian in my bedroom because we had a shoot set up outside but it was cold and rainy and all the shots were horrible so we gave up and shot in apartment. I figured because of her sexual orientation it made shooting in my bedroom less creepy and the same thing sort of applies to Madame Rosebud. And while she does love the ladies, she does also enjoy the company of men… but just one specific man. She is engaged to the very awesome burlesque host Bastard Keith, so clearly I am not going to be messing with her, even if we do flirt a lot. Also, probably even more importantly I recently spent WAY too much money at Bed Bath And Beyond and I wanted to show off my 650 thread count sheets in at least one set!

I think I should probably stop babbling at this point and just show you the photos already. They are NSFW obviously and they are of a supremely rad chick so you should fucking love them.  You will love them. I mean how can you not? It’s Rosebuds first ever shoot in her glasses. Now that is fucking sexy…

Click here to see all the mind-altering photos of Madame Renee Rosebud naked in my bed.

Madame Renee Rosebud

Madame Rosebud's Foot

Madame Rosebud

Madame Renee Rosebud

Madame Renee Rosebud

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Circa – 8.26.10

Well the Insane Clown Updates are finally over so I guess we can get back to your regularly scheduled downtown NYC party picture updates. I know you are disappointed, we all are, but we all have to move on together. We will get through this.

I haven’t really gone out in about three weeks. I did shoot a Rando a few weeks ago during the 12 hours I was in NYC for between trips but other than that this is the first time I have done anything in ages. It is the first time I even took a photo in almost two weeks. I think it was probably good to have a break but I am not sure I am quite inspired yet. Still, last night was great to see everyone and have conversation after conversation about the Insane Clown Posse. I really have to wear out my ICP shirt soon just to freak everyone out. I also ran into a few people I haven’t seen in years which was really awesome. I was hugging people like a mad man last night and had some extremely serious conversations for bullshit nightlife chit chat.

I didn’t manage to take a whole lot of photos but I got some stuff for you so you should look at it. Click here to see photos from last nights Circa at Darkroom.

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The End Of The Gathering Of The Juggalos

We have reached the end my friends. Juggalo week has come to an end. I hope we all have learned some powerful lessons here and at some point I hope we can all move on with our lives as normal. I will miss giving you update after update of the Insane Clown Posse and all their wacky adventures. It has been a wonderful trip we all shared and I am tearing up as I type this… But don’t worry children.. There is always next year… Assuming Tila Tequila and Method Man’s lawyers don’t have anything to say about it.

So all I have left for you is everything else.  I have about 300 photos that didn’t fit into any other update. This is pretty much the biggest gallery of them all so I saved it for last. This is the left over dregs, but in these dregs comes amazing gold and tales of adventure, self destruction and rebirth. It is a tale we all know so well. This is the Gathering of the Juggalos and it is a parable of man. In a sense this is the Gathering of Man and Woman; a Gathering of life, death and rebirth. This my friends is what it is all about.

Click here for the rest of the Gathering of the Juggalos. And may god have mercy on us all.

For complete 2010 Gathering Of The Juggalos coverage please check out the Driven By Boredom GOTJ archives.

Violent J At The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Amber Amputee

Violent J And Ron Jeremy At The Gathering Of The Juggalos

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More Wrestling At The Gathering Of The Juggalos

So yeah, Bloodymania 4 was awesome and stuff but there were Juggalo Championship Wrestling events during all four days at the Gathering of the Juggalos. I was pretty busy shooting all sort of crazy shit and I only had a chance to catch one match. It was some cop jobber character versus the legendary Sabu. He did a bunch of camel clutches and that was pretty awesome but the highlight of the match was some dude hitting the cop in the face with a Faygo bottle or something. I missed the shot but people getting hit in the face with stuff at the Gathering has been nothing but great for me. Also in this gallery are various other shots of wrestling related shenanigans. Actually some of the shots of people watching wrestling are some of the better shots from the whole trip.  You can see for yourself, but I am just glad this is the second to last Gathering update. I need to move on with my life… I think we all need to move on with our lives.

But before you move on with your life, click here to see all the other assorted JCW wrestling madness at the Gathering of the Juggalos.

For complete 2010 Gathering Of The Juggalos coverage please check out the Driven By Boredom GOTJ archives.

Sabu At Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the Gathering of the Juggalos

Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the Gathering of the Juggalos

Sabu At Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the Gathering of the Juggalos

Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the Gathering of the Juggalos

Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the Gathering of the Juggalos

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W-Fuck-Off Radio

This is it. The last day of Gathering of the Juggalos pictures. Are you guys gonna be okay? I hope so. But don’t worry, we have a full day of updates planned so let’s get started!

Welcome to W-Fuck-Off Radio the official radio station of Psychopathic Records. W-Fuck-Off broadcast live from the Gathering of the Juggalos several times a day every day of the Gathering. The madness was hosted by Wolfpac and their crew including Burning Angel Jade Jolie. I saw Wolfpac years ago in Richmond and it seems we have a lot of mutual friends. On top of that I once rode in a limo with Jade in Vegas to some Burning Angel event. Small world.

I didn’t get a chance to see the Wolfpac at the Gathering (I was busy cleaning watermelon off my camera post-Gallagher) but I heard it was insane. If their show was half as crazy as their radio bits I am sure it was out of control. I only caught a few segments of the show and I saw some crazy shit.

The first time I checked them out they duct taped a guy to a stripper pole and one of the Wolfpac girls shoved an E pill in his ass. Then they duct taped him to a chair so they could watch what happened to him through out the show. At some point they gave him a beer bong which he gladly accepted not knowing that they also poured tequila in it as well. He may have vomited a little bit.  After that they blind folded him and one of the girls gave him a lap dance while she tortured him. It was pretty hilarious but I had to leave after a while.  When I came back the next day they had another guy tied up but this time they put him in a baby pool full of oil and he had to take four girls bikinis off before they took his clothes off. He actually won despite being taped up at first. Also I saw the Wolfpac guys get people to chug maple syrup. What the guys didn’t know is that they put some sort of insanity hot sauce in the syrup. I didn’t get any shots of this, but the dudes were not happy when they realized what was going on.

Oh, I am not sure if I mentioned this but whenever some crazy shit wasn’t going on the Wolfpac was playing music and the Wolfpac girls were stripping.  Let’s just say W-Fuck-Off had a pretty good crowd all day long…

Click here to see the pictures of W-Fuck-Off Radio at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Very NSFW.

Ps. This is the last update involving any sort of juggalo porn. I am really sorry but there is always next year! *sniff*

For complete 2010 Gathering Of The Juggalos coverage please check out the Driven By Boredom GOTJ archives.

Wolfpac Host W-Fuck-Off Radio

W-Fuck-Off Radio

W-Fuck-Off Radio

W-Fuck-Off Radio

W-Fuck-Off Radio

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JCW’s Bloodymania 4

I am running later than I wanted tonight but I am staying in just to bring you the 4th to last update from the Gathering of the Juggalos.  Three posts tomorrow and we are done. Juggalo Week over.

Tonight I have for you some crazy shit called Bloodymania 4. Bloodymania is a series of DVD’s produced by the Insane Clown Possee’s own wrestling league Juggalo Championship Wrestling. I mean you know you are legit when you have your own wrestling federation. Not even U2 has that!

The JCW is an offshoot of ICP’s fascination with wrestling. They briefly wrestled in the WWF as both a tag team and with a group called the oddities. They seemed to have a lot of fans at the matches, but they were quickly cast aside by the WWF. After that they decided to form their own league and it seems to be fairly successful. They were able to get some big names out to their events all week and Bloodymania was no exception.

I am not going to tell you who won and lost… I mean I don’t want to ruin the DVD for you, but I will tell you that this thing did exist and there were fucking bugs everywhere. I got bit by so many fucking bugs it was insane. People also threw shit at the ring and some of those things hit me. Also a large fat man with his face painted like the wrestler Sting threw water at my camera and called me a faggot. The people around him gave him shit which was nice, but I still wish AIDS on him. Hopefully those AIDS will come via some sort of blood transfusion mishap because I am pretty sure he will never have sex with anyone.

So where was I? Right Bloodymania. This thing featured guest appearances by Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Different Strokes Todd Bridges, Terry Funk and Butterbean! None of them really did anything, but it was cool to see them all out anyway. Booker T and Psycho Sid put in some real work too. That was pretty bad ass. One of my favorite wrestlers in the brief period in high school when I had a fascination with wrestling was the Road Dogg Jesse James. He was part of The New Age Outlaws and Degeneration X and was part of the reason why everyone was telling everyone to Suck It in the late 90’s. He came out during one of the matches looking old and fat and wrestled terribly for about 30 seconds and then got injured and had to be helped back stage. It was pretty sad. I didn’t even get a picture of him because was in and out so quick.

The last thing I wanted to mention about this stuff is that normally when people ask me what kind of camera equipment I use I tell them that it’s not the camera you use but how you use it. Equipment doesn’t make the photographer most of the time… That being said, sports photography is one field that you really need the right equipment. I only brought two lenses with me to the Gathering and neither of them were at all appropriate for this shit. It’s pretty clear that I have my work cut out for me if I want to become a professional professional wrestling photographer.

All that said, I did get a few nice shots and I put up a ton of stuff anyway. So I think you should click right here to look at all my photos from Bloodymania 4 at the Gathering of the Juggalos.

For complete 2010 Gathering Of The Juggalos coverage please check out the Driven By Boredom GOTJ archives.

JCW Champion Corporal Robinson

Todd Bridges From Different Strokes At Bloodymania IV

JCW Bloodymania 4

Psycho Sid AKA Sid Vicious At Bloodymania IV

Eric "Butterbean" Esch @ Bloodymania IV

JCW Tag Team Champions @ Bloodymania

JCW Champion Corporal Robinson

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Juggalette Oil Wrestling

This shit never stops does it?

Have you ever wanted to see a bunch of juggalettes rip each others clothes off covered in oil, water and Faygo? No? Well, too bad. Slick Chix was hired to set up oil wrestling at the Gathering of the Juggalos. They brought some girls with them but then they asked for juggalette volunteers from the crowd to wrestle. They would put four girls in a ring together and the last one to have all of their clothes torn off of them would win. Seriously, this happened.

If you notice a small child in one of the pictures, she was there rooting on her mother who was one of the contestants. Her mom came in second place. Seriously. This madness happened several times throughout the four days of fun that is the Gathering. I shot it twice which was probably two times too many.

Also, I talked to the guys who do Slick Chix and they are going to be at a couple events I am going to be covering in the next six months so you might get lucky enough and see more of this stuf… just with less juggalos. (Actually, I just went back through my archives and I realized I have actually shot Slick Chix before at the AEE last January.)

This gallery is very NSFW but you should check it out anyway. Click here to see juggalette oil wrestling at the Gathering of the Juggalos.

For complete 2010 Gathering Of The Juggalos coverage please check out the Driven By Boredom GOTJ archives.

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Juggalo Tattoos

This is honestly one of the most epic updates from the Gathering of the Juggalos. Other than maybe Black Flag bars you don’t really see a lot of people getting the same band tattoo, but fucking EVERYONE at the Gathering has the Psychopathic Records hatchet man logo. It’s fucking crazy. I started out with the idea of shooting all these ICP tattoos but seriously 75% of the people there had them so I had to concentrate on the more outrageous tattoos, but even then I was sort of ignoring half of them. It just went on and on.  I guess if you are the type of person to travel to the middle of nowhere for an Insane Clown Posse show you are probably they type of person to get there logo tattooed to you. Honestly, I almost got one just to commemorate the event but my editor wouldn’t get a matching one with me.  But I do have both Michael Jackson and Elvis tattoos so I might not be the best judge of good tattoo ideas. But yeah, this gallery is full of hatchet men and ICP tattoos but there are also Dark Lotus tattoos, Twiztid tattoos, Kottonmouth Kings tattoos and pretty much any of that wicked shit. Even Coolio has an ICP tattoo. These kids are seriously down with the clown.

So click here to see a huge gallery of Insane Clown Possee tattoos from the Gathering of the Juggalos. Oh, and be warned, a few girls have ICP tattoos on their exposed breasts, so I gotta rate this gallery a NSFW.

For complete 2010 Gathering Of The Juggalos coverage please check out the Driven By Boredom GOTJ archives.

Juggalo Tattoos

Juggalo Tattoos

Juggalo Tattoos

Juggalo Tattoos

Insane Clown Posse Tattoos

Juggalo Tattoos

Insane Clown Posse Tattoos

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