Is Anyone Up Says Goodbye – 4.28.12

If you don’t know what Is Anyone Up was, don’t worry it doesn’t matter any more. Hunter Moore shut down his revenge porn site after people kept submitting underage photos and him having to deal with too much bullshit to keep running the site. Plus I think he got a bunch of money when he sold his site. Hunter is still out there DJing and throwing parties and he had an Is Anyone Up event booked at Webster Hall on Saturday so the party seemed like a perfect way to eulogize his site.  Hunter DJ’d and things got weird and some people got naked and scenesters got really excited about the whole thing. It was a pretty standard shit show.

After the show was the after party. Hunter walked out into the street and hundreds of people followed him. I described him on Twitter as the pied piper of skanks. He gave me a handful of cash to take photos so I followed the mass of tattooed 20 year olds down the street until they stumbled on the East Village dive bar Grassroots Tavern. At this point Hunter bought all of the kids, plus everyone else in the bar a round of shots and gave a toast to the death of his site. 20 minutes later he bought another round and gave the oddly pissy bartenders some serious tips. You’d think they would have been happier that someone had just bought 200 shots, but whatever. They wouldn’t even let anyone get naked in the bar so they had to get topless in the street instead. Tragic.

After the party was the hotel lobby. Somehow everyone ended up at Hunter’s hotel hanging out in the lobby until security kicked everyone out. I didn’t even bother taking photos. People were trying to plot the next move outside but I had been offered a ride to the J train so I took it. I had no interest in watching the sunset with a bunch of underage Hunter Moore fans.

Over all I actually had a pretty fun time. The pictures are awkwardly NSFW and I think you guys will enjoy them. I have no idea what Hunter’s next move is going to be but I hope he keeps hanging me fistfuls of cash to take photos of it. RIP Is Anyone Up.

Click here to see all the photos from the last Is Anyone Up party at Webster Hall.

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

Is Anyone Up At Webster Hall

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2012 NFL Draft

I went to the 2012 NFL Draft with my crew from Dolfans NYC. I always love going to the draft because as you may have noticed all my friends are hipsters who only like sports ironically. They will act like they are a die hard Mets fan or something and then can’t name 5 players on the team. So when I get to spend two days hanging out with people who love football in the middle of the off season it gives me a chance to talk sports which I so rarely get the chance to do.

So the NFL Draft works like this. On Wednesday we all met up and got in line around 8pm. Around midnight they give you a wristband so you just spend 4 hours hanging out yelling at people about how much their team sucks more than your team. After you get your wristband you come back the next day and spend another hour in line before they let you in to the actual draft. Round one is Thursday night followed by rounds 2-3 on Friday and then rounds 4-7 on Saturday. I only watched the first round because honestly the actual draft is pretty tedious. It’s the hanging out that’s a lot of fun.

Also on the way out I ran into the Dolphins #1 draft pick Ryan Tannehill and got his autograph. As you may notice I tend to shoot a lot of famous people and the like and I would never, ever consider asking anyone for an autograph but for some reason I had to run up to a 22 year old kid who just happend to have his name called out by the dolphins to get his signature on my hat. I don’t know what it is about the Dolphins but that shit is everything to me.

Anyway, I really love a lot of these photos but as you may have noticed my site is totally fucked right now. We are fixing that next week but for now if you are having problems getting them to work I am also uploading them to the Dolfans NYC Flickr account here.

Now click here to see all the pictures I took at the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall.

2012 NFL Draft

Ryan Tannehill @ The 2012 NFL Draft

Rodger Goddell @ The 2012 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Draft

 

 

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5 Years Ago Today…

Five years ago my SB-800 flash came in the mail. I had an old manual flash and my camera came with a flash but without the high tech lasers that shoot out of flashes these days it’s really hard to use auto focus in the dark. When I got the flash my photographs got a lot better and when I relaunched Driven By Boredom as the version of the site it is today I only uploaded the galleries that I photographed post SB-800.

A few months ago when Tyga was blowing up the charts with his Top 40 hit Rack City I went back to my archives to pull a photo of him that I knew I had from 2007.  When I opened that folder on my 2007 hard drive I realized that not only was it the first night that I got the flash but it was also just a really great night.  I realized that the 5th anniversary of the night was coming up and I planned to reedit the pictures and repost them today.  So let’s get into it.

Back in the day pretty much every Wednesday I would go to two events, Invite Them Up at Rififi and High Voltage at Sutra. Invite Them Up was a legendary night in downtown “alternative comedy” hosted by Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale. On April 25th, 2007 they were hosting a comedy auction to raise money for the show because Rififi was falling apart and they needed new lights and things. Looking back on that night it was a pretty amazing crowd with a lot of comics that were big at the time and a lot of comics who have blown up since. I remembered getting in a bidding war with now reasonably famous Nick Kroll over a theme song written by Stella member and director David Wain. I ended up losing, but I did win Jon Benjamin’s fake mustache who now has his on TV show. Jenny Slate was looking adorable that night and she went on to make a name for herself as a Saturday Night Live cast member who accidentally said fuck on the air in her very first episode. Kristen Schaal was there and I had a crush on her at the time and she went on to steal the show regularly during the two seasons of Flight of the Concords and pretty much everything else she’s been in. I had no idea who Hannibal Buress was back then and now he’s one of the funniest comics in NYC. And I still haven’t mentioned Michael Showalter, Todd Barry, Morgan Murphy, Brett Gelman, Kurt Braunohler, Leo Allen, Jon Glaser, Seth Herzog, Joe Mande, etc, etc… It was a pretty amazing party.

After that I headed to High Voltage at Sutra which was one of my favorite parties in NYC ever. I met so many friends at that party and made out with so many girls and got so many people naked in bathrooms there. It was awesome. The party then moved to 200 Orchard where it got a little bit worse and then to Annex where it got a lot worse Dimitry finally pulled the plug on it after a few months there. I showed Dimitry these pictures recently and he told me that he had to sneak Tyga in because he was underage and he rolled to the party with Travis McCoy who was at the time in the Gym Class Heroes. I remember Travie being there but I didn’t know who he was at the time so I didn’t take his photo because he had a camera with him and I pretty much never take photos of photographers unless I know them. Looking back at these pictures there are a ton of people in there now that I didn’t know at the time but I later became good friends with (and perhaps saw naked) later.

After High Voltage I headed over to Manor for the short lived Misshapes spin off Bleach. The party got shut down because they constantly let in underage kids and I was really psyched it got shut down because the week after this they told me they would kick me out if I took any photos because the Misshapes are super serious people. Whatever, the party was a lot of fun and there are so many pictures of people here I didn’t know at all at the time and am friends with. I had just met Sophia Lamar and Raquel Reed and the band VIP was hosting and there is a pretty funny shot of Johnny Makeup wearing a Mouseketeers and holding my business card in his mouth. There are some Ruff Kids and Misshapes in this gallery and a bunch of cute girls who I may or may not have made out with at some point in the next two years. I think I might have gone home with a girl I met that night. Those were the days…

Anyway that was five years ago when I loved doing this shit and I did it for free while I was working as a bus boy at a hotel in midtown. I am old and jaded now and won’t leave my house unless you are paying me five times what I would have been psyched to make back then. But this is life: you get old, you stop enjoying partying with college kids downtown and then you die. See you all in Hell.

Click here to see the photos I took five years ago today on a really fun Wednesday night.

Eugene Mirman, Leo Allen & Bobby Tisdale

Michael Showalter

Nick Kroll & Kristen Schaal

Jenny Slate, Hannibal Burress And Joe Mande

Tyga

5 Years Ago

Johnny Makeup

Sophia Lamar & Leigh Lezark

Raquel Reed

 

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Andy San Dimas Is Back!

Andy San Dimas is one of my favorite models to shoot and one of my favorite people in the adult industry. We have shot a bunch of times including our first shoot which was one of the favorite shoots that either of us have done. When I was in LA in January I drove out to the Valley and shot her in her back yard. It was a quick easy shoot and I think we got some nice shots. I mean homegirl is such a babe it would be hard not to.

Before I get to the photos I wanted to apologize for how shitty my site has been acting. My current host throttled my site and as much as we have done to decrease traffic we are still having a ton of issues. Fortunately a fan of the site who works for a hosting company stepped up and has offered us a pretty good deal on hosting. It’s not completely worked out yet but the site could be moved over as soon as this week. After that I hope to finally get my new site design up and functional and then everything is going to be a lot better for everyone.

Okay, enough bullshit, let’s get to the nudity.

Click here to see the full gallery of new Andy San Dimas pictures!

Andy San Dimas

Andy San Dimas

Andy San Dimas

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More Fucking Fucking Bullshit

I know you are probably pretty sick of hearing about my punk band Fucking Bullshit but too fucking bad we are playing again tonight and I gotta tell you fuckers about it until every person I want to see us has finally seen us. And yes, I have a list and if you are on it, you are probably fucking dead to me for missing our last 10 shows. You know who you are.

Anyway, we are playing tonight at 9pm opening for a bunch of bands and some sort of crazy trapeze show or something at what I believe is a circus called Big Sky Works in Williamsburg. I met this sick rock band called White Mystery a few months ago and they asked us to open for their record release party which I am psyched to be a part of.  The show costs $10 but I am sure all the bands will be amazing and there will be tons of weird stuff.  Also my best friend who started a punk record label with me when I was 15 is going to be there and I HAVE to put on a fucking awesome show for him if no one else. So yeah, click here for more info on the show and make sure you show up on time. Doors are at eight and we go on right at nine. Be there or be fucked.

Also there are pictures from our last show if you want to check them out. Coach Mike Pics has a gallery here and Tod Seelie posted his gallery here.  And I posted a few of my favorite of Tod’s shots below. Enjoy.

Fucking Bullshit

Fucking Bullshit

Fucking Bullshit

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Jolene Jolene Returns!

Way back in January, which seems like ten years ago, I got to shoot Jolene Jolene again. She is an awesome model and she has an amazing apartment. Last time I got to shoot Jolene in her crazy living room and this time we went upstairs to her hallway or whatever it is that separates her bathroom from her bedroom and kitchen. She has this crazy loft and every wall is like another scene. I love the 60’s wicker chair because of my love of late 60’s/ early 70’s militant black iconography and you cannot beat the Free Huey shot as far as that shit goes. On the other side of the room the naked dude lamp is fucking amazing and the American flag that blocks the entrance to her room looks great in the background. Her place is a photographers dream and as you might notice she looks pretty fucking rad naked.

Obviously you need to see more, so click here now to see a bunch of naked photos of the stunning Jolene Jolene!

Jolene Jolene

Jolene Jolene

Jolene Jolene

Jolene Jolene

Jolene Jolene

Jolene Jolene

Jolene Jolene

 

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Phoenix Askani

Last time I shot Phoenix Askani we didn’t get too many shots I loved but I had an amazing night. I was in the LA and I hung out with a bunch of New Yorkers watching the Lakers win the NBA title in the Roosevelt Hotel. After that I shot Phoenix and we went to an amazing party at the pool downstairs. It really was a great night.  This time when I shot Phoenix I didn’t have a great day and I ended up sitting in my rental car for like two hours because I couldn’t find anything to do to kill time before whatever I was doing next. But this time we got some awesome shots.

I edited these pictures last night when I was drunk. I rarely drink but my band played last night so I had to get drunk so throwing myself off stage and into strangers would hurt less. I have no idea what this edit looks like but I remember Tweeting last night about how surprised Phoenix looks in a lot of these shots. I also remember that a lot of these shots are awesome. They are NSFW of course and you can see A LOT more of Phoenix on Burning Angel if you like.

Click here to see the full uncensored gallery of Phoenix Askani.

Phoenix Askani

Phoenix Askani

Phoenix Askani

Phoenix Askani

Phoenix Askani

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Punk Rock Vs Moombathon

Hey you raver fucks, now is your chance to see Fucking Bullshit.  For some reason The Death Set decided to throw a punk rock vs Moombathon party tomorrow night (Thursday) at Santo’s Party House and Fucking Bullshit is opening. I know a lot of my friends don’t give a shit about punk, but they do like absurd dance music so now is your chance to get your glow sticks out and try to throw them at my face as I sing punk rock hits for you clowns.  And then you can see Cousin Culo, Phi Unit and DJ Reck do their thing. For my punk friends, don’t miss this show because we are playing with the Death Set and the K-Holes and I imagine that I will spend most of the set trying to pick fights with club kids. It should be a lot of fun. Anyway, the show starts at 8 and we play at 9. Seriously, right at 9. Don’t be late. Here is a link to the Facebook invite for more info.

Now for the content of this post I have a bunch of shots that Coach Mike took at our last show and a lovely video. It was a lot of fun and we had everyone signing a long. The lead singer of Iconicide took the mic during a Black Flag cover and sang his death metal vocals all over my punk rock vocals. Clearly I had no choice to flip him in the air using only my neck. Fortunately when his head hit a cinder block he did not die and kept on rocking out. So check out the video, the neck flip starts around 1:45 and enjoy Mike’s pictures. See you cowards tomorrow.

Fucking Bullshit @ Hank's Saloon

Fucking Bullshit @ Hank's Saloon

Fucking Bullshit @ Hank's Saloon

Fucking Bullshit @ Hank's Saloon

Fucking Bullshit @ Hank's Saloon

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Hello Betty, Goodbye Shain – 4.1.12

Way too long ago my tattoo artist Betty Rose through a party for her eight year anniversary at working at Red Rocket Tattoo. I had just received my new camera in the mail and she has a bunch of cute tattooed babe friends so I met them down at the jazz club Fat Cats for jazz and ping pong. After that we all headed over to B Side for my friend Shain’s going away party and fooseball. At the end of the night I ended up in a bathroom to take photos of two girls making out topless just like old times. A few days later Betty Rose hooked me up with some cheap tattoos which are not quite finished yet but will be soon. Good times.

Click here for the reasonably NSFW photos from Betty Rose’s anniversary party and Fat Shain’s going away party.

Betty Rose Anniversary

Betty Rose Anniversary

Betty Rose Anniversary

Betty Rose Anniversary

Betty Rose Anniversary

Betty Rose Anniversary

Betty Rose Anniversary

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