My dear friends. For weeks I have been talking on Twitter about the 31 rolls of film I shot on my great adventure to LA and back. Today you get to see some results. I broke my 31 rolls of film in to three very magical galleries which I will be posting over the next few days. This is pretty exciting because unless you are a close follower of my Tumblr you haven’t seen much of my 35mm work and you are about to see a lot of it.
My 35mm work is what I really think of as my artistic output and that’s part of the reason you haven’t seen it yet. One of these days I am going to do a book or a show and hopefully people will stop thinking of me as just a fucking party photographer. If you told me 10 years ago that I was going to end up shooting drunk 18 year old coke heads for a living I would have probably punched you in the neck because that is the type of guy I was back then. These days I am a bit more relaxed but still not really happy I spend most of my life documenting a subculture I have almost no respect for. (Sorry kids! I still love you!)
Anyway, what you need to know about all of this 35mm work I am going to be posting is that it was shot with a Ricoh GR1 which is a point and shoot camera. It has more functionality than most film P&S cameras but the images tend to be flat and when using flash, very harshly lit. I love this raw look and it strips photography down to just the moment. Assuming they could compose for shit, which I no longer take for granted, anyone could shoot this stuff if you wanted to. So it all sort of comes down to vision and living life. And I would like to think that there aren’t many people who live life the way I do.
Now, all that artistic bullshit aside, this is one of the simplist and least artistic galleries I could possibly post. A lot of these images are shit but they were a lot of fun to take. When you look at them all as a body of work I think they are kinda awesome and hilarious and probably pretty hot given the subject matter.
The first of my three 35mm galleries is nothing but photos of my friend and road trip companion Whitney flashing me in every place we could think of from LA to DC. As you probably know by now we took this insane road trip and every time we stopped somewhere she got topless. It was sort of just like this running joke that turned into a gallery of 56 photos of Whit’s tits. (Which just happens to be her twitter name.)
Since these photos are all NSFW I can’t really post my favorite images below let me just quickly mention a few of my favorite flashing moments from our trip. A drunken flash at Denny’s at 3:30 AM in Scottsdale, AZ might only have been out done by a flashing at 3:30 PM in the middle of a Cracker Barrel in rural Mississippi. Our stop at the “The Thing: Mystery of the Desert” was a highlight of the trip and some of the nicest topless shots. In North Carolina she posed with guns, on boats and in an antiques barn. Our stops off the sides of the road made for some beautiful shots and hilarious shots. Let’s just say the cows in West Texas loved her boobs. Speaking of West Texas, we stopped in a small town and she flashed me in front of a taxidermy shop and a very strict constitutionalist run antique shop. She flashed me in pools, in trees and with friends… at gas stations, truck stops and creepy 24 hour adult book stores. And no flashing road trip could be complete without getting topless in the French Quarter in front of vomiting frat boys in New Orleans. It was a magical time.
Now before we finally get to the photos I just figured I should mention that there will be a lot more photos of Whitney in my road trip gallery (I even left in some nudes) but if you need more Whitney tomorrow on my Tumblr I am going to post a photo of her planking every hour on the hour starting at noon EST for 8 straight hours. You need to check that out and then come back here Tomorrow and Friday for the rest of the (slightly more “artistic”) 35mm shots from my epic photo adventure.
Now, finally, without (much) further ado, assuming you just didn’t skip all the madness up above…
Click here to see 56 life changing photos of Whit’s Tits Across America!!