I spent more time with Zoe Voss on my Vegas/LA trip than anyone else yet somehow we didn’t manage to do an actual photo shoot. I was introduced to her online by a mutual friend a few months ago and we talked on Facebook and Twitter briefly but that was it. I was in Las Vegas for the AVN Awards and I recognized her and introduced myself. She didn’t seem super interested in talking to me so it surprised me when I heard her tell someone how great of a photographer I was the next day. She asked me if we could shoot when I was in LA. Zoe was a fashion and runway model for four years before she started doing porn. She’s a fucking babe and kinda famous. Clearly I wanted to shoot her.
On the second day of the Adult Entertainment Expo I saw her in line to get some food. She was taking a break from signing autographs and needed a hot dog. She asked me to walk her back to her booth so porn fans wouldn’t harass her and I ended up spending her whole lunch break with her and we kinda bonded. She gave me her number and told me to hit her up when I got to LA.
I ended up texting her pretty much the whole drive to LA. It was pretty clear I had kinda developed a crush on the girl. The next day she invited me to the dog park with her amazing puppy Kaya. We drove out to the Hollywood Hills to this dog park right under the Hollywood sign. I took some photos of her with my 35mm camera. After that we got some food and she drove me to the apartment I was subletting. I had to pick up the key. My place was right next to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the premiere for Green Hornet was going on so we took her dog for a walk down Hollywood to check it out. We could see Seth Rogan and for some reason Tom Green across the street but Kaya was getting all the attention from the gawking tourists.
I was just planning on heading home after our walk but Zoe invited me for drinks with her ex-boyfriend and another friend of hers. So we went back to her place and she got ready to go out while I played Angry Birds on my iPad. I took a bunch of photos of her getting ready to go out which is obviously the right move when a model/porn star is standing naked 5 feet from you. I had my point and shoot 35mm camera and my old Pentax loaded with some black and white film so I finished both rolls on her.
After she got dressed we met up with her ex-boyfriend from high school who was visiting from Minnesota and headed over to the Chateau Marmont where she was meeting her friend for drinks. It turns out her friend was James Frey who wrote the book A Million Little Pieces. It was a huge non-fiction best seller until it turned out he made most of it up and then that became and even bigger story. He was in town writing a pilot to a TV show for HBO that has something to do with the porn industry and wanted to talk to Zoe about the project. When we got there he was at dinner with Richard Prince and several other well known artists. It was a bit surreal. While she talked to him about porn I talked to the photographer next to me about photography and it turned out he was a fan of my ex-girlfriends dad’s art or something. Also sitting next at the table next to us was Katy Perry who happened to be sitting with my friend Mia. Mia was DJing at Bar Marmont at midnight so we ended up meeting her there after the James Frey drink session was over. Zoe was really excited about getting to meet Jason Segel on the way out and her ex-boyfriend couldn’t believe that he had just spent $14 on one beer.
After we watched Mia DJ for a bit we dropped off Zoe’s ex and made a play for some more food at Fred 62. We created the worlds greatest milkshake by adding chocolate sauce to a peanut butter milkshake. It was kinda life changing. After dinner Zoe was falling asleep and she had a few drinks in her so she just wanted to pass out at my place. I didn’t even have sheets on the bed but we hit up Wallgreens and I bought some sort of Snuggie like blanket things. She also made me buy her tampons which is always fun and awkward. We finally got back to my place and found out that there was a fucking bomb threat on my street and that we couldn’t even get to my apartment until it was clear. She fell asleep in the car while I just sat there waiting for the cops to leave. Eventually we made it home and curled under our makeshift blankets and passed out. It was a lovely day in LA.
Zoe and I hung out a few more times that week but we never did manage to get that photo shoot in for some reason. But I am sure I will see her again soon and we will get those fucking shots. Zoe is one of the coolest girls I know in porn and you would never know she did it unless you saw one of her movies. Which you should clearly do. But yeah, I totally miss the shit out of her.
Despite not shooting with her, I did take a bunch of photos that first day we met. I don’t have any photos at the Chateau Marmont for some reason, but I do have shots from all our other adventures including shots of her puppy, shots of the delicious milkshake… and oh yeah there might be a dozen or so photos of her naked… not that you guys would be interested in anything like that…
So what are you waiting for? I can’t believe you read that whole thing! Click here to see a photo document day in the of the exciting adventures of the stunning Zoe Voss and her adorable puppy Kaya! And of course these photos are very thankfully NSFW.