Indy 500 Snake Pit – 5.26.13

First of all, today is my birthday. I am far too old and grumpy to be having a real party but I am going to be drinking booze and trying to ruin lives at The DL. My homie Prince Terry is Djing and there is a Patricia Field thing going on too. If you want to come to that I will be there and we can fight or make out or cry or arm wrestle or something. Also, if you want to buy me something awesome, I need 35mm film for an upcoming road trip.

Now, more importantly I got back from the Indianapolis 500 yesterday and I have pictures to prove it. A friend in Indy hit me up a few days ago and was like, “You should come to the Indy 500, it’s insane.” At first I kinda laughed it off but then I realized I was borrowing a car and it was only a 12 hour drive so  I hit up a the Village Voice and they wanted the pictures so I had my gas and hotels paid for so I was on the way to Indianapolis.

So I don’t know anything about car racing. Evidently the Indy 500 is Indycar racing and not Nascar. I have been told that Indycar is somehow less rednecky and they don’t have roofs on their cars. I couldn’t tell you any more than that because I was in the middle of this MASSIVE race track that had a golf cart and a rave inside it so I didn’t actually see any racing and I have never watched a race in my life except for the Sports Center highlights when stuff explodes.

Anyway, back to the rave inside the tack… It’s called “The Snake Pit” and it was kinda like a mini EDC or something inside the track except with less music, more patriotism, less drugs and more booze. It was like a frat party, meets a rave, meets a tailgate. Diplo and Afro Jack DJ’d on either side of an awkward bikini contest and there was a slide and a mechanical pig.

Have you ever seen Diplo DJ at 10am? Cause now I have. I’ve seen that dude DJ probably close to 30 times but never before noon. Luckily people were black out drunk by 9am so no one seemed to notice that Afrojack went on at lunch time. The party was totally fucking madness but I didn’t see any cars crash (I didn’t really see any cars) and no one got naked. While this is tragic I did take a ton of photos and I think you will enjoy them no matter what you look for in one of my photo galleries.

So click here for the massive, insane gallery from the Snake Pit at the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

 

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Xochitl

I met Xochitl at this insane Whores N Gold party a few months ago and I ended up photographing her topless in a refrigerator.  There was something about her I really liked so a few weeks later we decided to do a photo shoot. I showed up at her place and called several times to no answer. I started walking home, since my cab had already left, but a few blocks away she called me back. She told me to just walk in. It turns out she didn’t hear my phone because their was a party at her place and everyone there was pretty fucked up. I was sort of taken back by the whole thing since I don’t normally do photo shoots during house parties, but I pressed on.

Her room was totally insane and there was a party going on in the living room so I just started taking photos. She rolled a cigarette, poured another glass of wine  and started showing me her clothes and her stuff and we just took photos and they started turning out. What started out as me just wanting to get the shoot over with and get out of there turned into one of my favorite shoots in a while. I feel like it’s very personal and real and weird and amazing. Xochitl is strangely beautiful and sort of nuts and really awesome and I had a blast taking  her photo and I hope I get to do it again soon. I think you guys are really going to dig these shots.

In other news, two days ago I decided to shoot the Indy 500 so I am driving to Indianapolis today. Turns out it’s only 12 hours away so fuck it. Let’s get weird. Gonna stop in Pittsburgh tonight and probably stay in Indy til Monday or Tuesday so don’t expect any more updates until I get back. Check my Tumblr for updates while I’m gone!

Now click here to see some fantastic photos of the amazing Xochitl.

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Xochitl

Xochitl

Xochitl

Xochitl

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Breezy Point One Month After Hurricane Sandy

When I posted the photos I took from Roxbury, Queens one month after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast I mentioned that I would be posting even more devastating photos later in the week. Last November when I visited Roxbury with Camille Dodero our second stop was Breezy Point, Queens. Breezy Point is a small isolated community at the far end of the Rockaways between Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. When Sandy hit it was completely flooded. During the storm a fire broke out and because of the storm no one could get to it to put it out. 111 homes were completely destroyed and of course it received major media coverage all over the world.

A month after the storm most of the media was gone. We met people with homes still standing just feet from where their neighbors lost everything. Their homes were flooded, without power and heat and in some cases slightly melted because of the fire. These people felt so lucky to even have a home and even luckier to still be alive. We met people who were still living in their heat free homes in late November despite everything. Not to sound corny but it really was a testament to the human spirit. It was hard not to be inspired by these people, but at the same time the trip was absolutely devastating. I walked around the rubble of the 111 houses and just tried to imagine what I would do if everything I owned was gone.

Since my last post on Roxbury another tragedy has hit this country. Tornados in Oklahoma have left many people homeless and in the same predicament as the residents of Breezy Point. Before you donate to the Red Cross to help the people suffering in Oklahoma think about some things I learned while talking to people from Roxbury and Breezy Point as well as Red Cross workers themselves. The Red Cross is very limited in what they can do for people. They work with FEMA but they can only provide immediate shelter, food and blood for people. They can’t help people rebuild their lives.

Everyone I talked to in Roxbury and Breezy Point recommended donating to Habitat for Humanity. They were on the ground almost immediately helping people gut and rebuild their homes. In this time of need in Oklahoma I would imagine that Habitat would be the ideal charity to support.

I would also like to point out that their is still a lot of work to be done in New York and New Jersey months after hurricane Sandy. If you would like to know how you can help visit the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation.

Now, please click here and check out the heartbreaking photos I took in Breezy Point, Queens one month after Hurricane Sandy.

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

Volunteers/ Victims At The Catholic Club

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Oliver Peck’s Wig Party – 5.20.13

Oliver Peck is not only a bad ass tattoo artist and host of TV’s Ink Master, he  also happens to be one of the only Republicans that I get along with. After spending the last seven weeks in NYC filming season three of Ink Master Oliver is headed back home to Dallas. Last night with the help of Sailor Jerry he threw an insane going away party at Arlene’s Grocery.

Back in Dallas, Oliver and his friend Josh Hammertimez host Good Luck Karaoke, which is pretty much like regular karaoke except Josh and Oliver cause a ruckus on stage while you are performing your song. They brought the party to NYC last night and did karaoke until everyone was too drunk to sing anymore. I have seen a lot of karaoke in my life but never as out of control as last night. The Alkaline Trio showed up and Matt Skiba got wasted on Sailor Jerry and decided to play the drums during about ten people’s karaoke sets. It was pretty amazing/ hilarious.

Oliver also brought his friend and co-worker at Elm Street Tattoo, Carl Hallowell, to tattoo Sailor Jerry flash on people while the karaoke madness was going on in the other room. Skiba got a death head moth on his hand, my dude AK Murda got a hinge, Steve Lewis got a pin up, etc. Lot of rad tattoos all around.

Oh, I should probably mention that everyone was wearing wigs all night. Why you ask? I have no idea actually, but it probably has something to do with Oliver’s drag queen Ramones tribute band The Ramonahs. They played a set in the middle of the karaoke party and it was fucking awesome. Oliver does a pretty good Joey Ramone impression only with a mustache and fake tits. Seriously it was wild.

Enough with the story let’s get to some pictures. It was a wild night…

Click here to see all the pictures from Oliver Peck’s Wig Party at Arlene’s Grocery featuring Good Luck Karoke and The Ramonahs!

Oliver Peck's Ramonahs

Amanda Gets Tattooed By Carl Halllowell

Matt Skiba Karaoke

Corinne Bailey Rae

Good Times Karaoke

Forrest Cavacco & Audra

Dee Dee Ramonah, Oliver Peck & Matt Skiba

 

 

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Roxbury Queens One Month After Hurricane Sandy

In late November of last year I traveled to Roxbury and Breezy Point Queens with my former Village Voice partner in crime Camille Dodero to do a story for Gawker about the hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Only a month after the storm it seemed to us that people had almost forgotten about the complete devastation that occurred just a short drive from Manhattan. The city was without power and there was a lot of damage south of midtown but things were back to normal relatively quickly. I really wanted to see what was happening for myself and Camille and I spent a devastating  meeting with survivors and touring wreckage.

For whatever reason the article never ran and these photos just sat on my hard drive. I knew that I wanted people to see these images but part of me wanted to find a better place to publish them than my website, but something happened recently… I had a really bad day. I had a shoot get canceled, lost a $1000 gig, found out the Village Voice was falling apart, found out I was getting paid $400 less than I thought for a previous gig and my favorite hockey team got bounced from the playoffs later that night. During that 24 hours of bullshit for some reason I kept thinking about the people I met when I was in Roxbury and Breezy Point.

I wondered about them and thought about how much worse things could be for me. I also thought about how resilient people are and how even after losing everything people just carried on as best as they could. I met people still living in their flooded, heat free, electricity free shell of a home who just were just thankful their house wasn’t 20 feet closer to the fire that wiped out 111 homes in Breezy Point. In fact everyone I met would point to someone who had it worse.

I did fundraiser through the Dolfans NYC group that I run and I interviewed several members of our group. To a letter each one of them told me their horror stories about flooding and loss of power and then they would point to another Dofans NYC member who had it worse and how they were the lucky ones. I talked to a friend who lost his vacation home and was just happy it wasn’t his actual home. I talked to someone who lost everything on his first two floors who was just happy to still have a home. When I got to Roxbury they just were happy not to be living a mile down the peninsula. I talked to people in Breezy glad to still have a home and I talked to people in Breezy who had nothing who were just glad to be alive. It was crushing and inspiring.

I did a diservice to these people by not publishing these images and I want to apologize and thank them for their time. I especially want to thank the fireman who took us on a tour of Roxbury. It was such a small community and everyone knew everyone so he could point to each house and tell us a story about the people who lived there. Roxbury FD were the first responders in Breezy Point because the Breezy FD had been evacuated.

I am going to split these photos up into two sections. The first section is from Roxbury. The photos include shots from the Breezy Point Co-Op who had organized donations for the community, photos from the Roxbury Fire Department station and our tour of Roxbury. Later this week I will be posting photos from Breezy Point and the heart breaking devastation there.

But remember people still need help. Hurricane Sandy left hundreds of people without homes. If you want to find out how you can help check out the FEMA Sandy Website. And be thankful for your life no matter how bad it gets… humans can endure almost anything. We are amazing creatures.

Click here to see all the photos of Roxbury Queens one month after Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath - Roxbury

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath - Roxbury

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath - Roxbury

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath - Roxbury

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath - Roxbury

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath - Roxbury

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath - Roxbury

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath - Roxbury

Roxbury FD

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Hustler AVN Issue Outtakes

Back in January during the AVN Awards in Vegas I did some sort of photo documentary of the “behind the scenes” of the awards and the Adult Entertainment Expo for Hustler Magazine. The issue came out on Tuesday and you should clearly go buy it. It has 15 of the raddest babes in porn including a bunch of girls I have photographed before like Ash Hollywood, Veruca James, Katie St. Ives, Eve Cates and of course Skin Diamond & Asphyxia Noir and while in Vegas I shot mini shoots with Alaina Fox and Sovereign Syre that I have already published. It also features a bunch of girls I have never photographed before but always wanted to shoot like April O’Neil, Charlotte Stokely, Sasha Pain, Ela Darling and the amazing Stoya!

The shoot with Samantha Bentley and Lexi Lowe didn’t make it into the issue because of messed up paperwork.  I aslo shot Kimberly Kane for the issue but we had to cut some pictures for space so she was the first to go because she is pretty much the person I am closest to in life so I knew she wouldn’t care if she made it in or not. I was right.

Anyway, I did bigger shoots with a bunch of people that I will be posting in the future, but in the case of Stoya, Veruca, Katie, Evelyn and KK I only shot a few photos of them each so I put them all together in one gallery and decided to post it today to promote the issue. So go buy it!

And then click here to see outtakes of Stoya, Veruca James, Katie St. Ives, Eve Cates and Kimberly Kane from my AVN Awards “behind the scenes” editorial in the August 2013 issue of Hustler Magazine!

Stoya

Kimberly Kane

Eve Cates Signs

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Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash – 5.9.13

Last night I went out to the Roseland Ballroom with almost no idea what I was going to see. I knew my friends from Trouble & Bass were DJing and I knew it was part of the massive month long Red Bull Music Academy. Other than that I didn’t know much, I really just wanted to get out of the house and shoot some photos. I’ve been so busy working on a bunch of random project that I haven’t had  much time to do any actual work.

So it turns out the event was “Culture Clash” a battle between four NYC DJ crews hosted by Miss Info. Trouble & Bass were squaring off against the reggae  crew Federation Sound, the “Global Bass” duo Que Bajo and hip hop producers/djs Just Blaze and Young Guru. I am not gonna lie, I was pretty psyched for Just Blaze and Young Guru even though I was rooting for my T&B fam.

The contest works like this: There are four rounds and the winning team gets a point for rounds two and three and two points for round four. The first round is just 15 min to do whatever you like to get the crowd hyped and no one wins. The second round is more of the same but it the crowd votes on it. In the third round each crew has to play another team’s type of music and the fourth round is all originals and live performances.

I am not gonna talk a ton about Federation Sound or Que Bajo too much because this post is going to be way too long as it is and they don’t really play music I am into. I am a massive Jimmy Cliff fan and I fuck with some other reggae stuff but dub reggae is just not my jam. Que Bajo plays some sort of mix of reggaeton, moombahton and other latin and island stuff that is pretty interesting but again, not really what I am feeling.  I will say that Federation Sound really brought it to the competition, handing out whistles and noisemakers, doing a ton of original stuff written just for the Culture Clash and as you can see in the photos basically went to war with the other groups. Que Bajo put on a fun show with dancers and MC’s and some funny disses but their photo pit was way too small so I didn’t focus on them as much as the other groups.

Just Blaze and Young Guru killed it all night. They have produced for everyone in hip hop and brought most of them on stage with them at some point in the night. They had guest appearances by Raekwon, 2 Chainz, Wale, Jadakiss, Memphis Bleek, Pharoahe Monch, Syles P and a ton of others. It was pretty wild. Just Blaze brought a t-shirt cannon and was giving away stuff all night. At one point he filled it with money and made it rain on the audience. Unfortunately I was on the other side of the room taking to a friend and I left the event just as broke as when I walked in. They killed it all night and I am a way bigger hip hop fan than I am any of the other genres so I was psyched for their sets.

But as awesome as Blaze and Guru were, Trouble & Bass brought it even harder. They were a late edition and had only a few days to get ready. Despite this they had really dumb/funny signs and Ninja Turtles prepared. They won every single round and walked off stage Culture Clash champs after calling their shot with fake NY Posts that declared them the winners after the third round. Speaking of the third round, they were the only ones who did a great job DJing another genre, but they had a ringer. They had to imitate Que Bajo, so they brought out Dave Nada who actually invented moombathon and he clearly killed it. They had some awesome special guests as well. Aside from their host all night Teli from Ninjasonik they also had Flatbush Zombies and Nina Sky perform. They brought out the big guns in the last round with an amazing performance by Robin S doing her early 90’s hit Show Me Love. Everyone lost their minds instantly. She killed it so hard. They ended their set with a great dis, bringing out Cam’Ron doing tracks that Just Blaze produced. It was amazing and they deserved the win. I jumped on stage and hung out with them while they DJ’d everyone out of Roseland. It was a special moment. So proud of those dudes.

I took SO many damn photos so if you want to get into it there are nearly 400 images in this gallery. It’s gonna be hard to pull my favorites below but I am gonna try my best.

Click here to see the HUGE gallery of pictures from the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash.

Trouble & Bass Calling Their Shot

Just Blaze & Young Guru

Federation Sound

Que Bajo

Wale

Robin S And The Trouble & Bass Crew

Raekwon

Insert Red Bull Branding Shot

Just Blaze & Pharoahe Monch

Que Crappo!

2 Chainz

Drop The Lime & Just Blaze Making Nice

Fuck You Too Annie

 

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The Lost Photos Of Jessica Bordeaux

Years ago on a trip to LA I shot a TON of naked girls on the trip. I shot so many that it took me months to get all the photos up. One of those galleries ended up being a bit of an afterthought because it was the only shoot I did using a flash. I was trying to only shoot girls using natural light but the only time Jessica and I had time to shoot was at night. I shot her once before under the name Rabbit, but she really wanted to shoot again because she lost a ton of weight so I tried to make time for her but it had to be late night.

Long story short, I forgot to post these and I think she had a kid and got out of the getting naked on the internet biz so no one ever reminded me that there was a lost set floating around out there. Two days ago I happened to stumble on these on an old hard drive and decided it was time to finally get them up. They are only like two or three years late. If you want to see more of Jessica Bordeaux, you should check her out on Gods Girls under the name Rabbit.

Click here to see the long lost photos of Jessica Bordeaux aka Rabbit. 

Jessica Bordeaux

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Alexander Ovechkin

I left NYC for a few days to go watch a Washington Capitals playoff hockey game in DC which is odd because they are playing the New York Rangers and I could just see them in NYC on Monday but whatever. The game was awesome, the Caps won and I will be back in NYC soon, but I realized I haven’t updated my site in far too long. I have some boobs that could go up but I will save them for Monday or Tuesday. So I came up with an idea for a post.

Even if you don’t like sports, you have to love Alexander Ovechkin. Not only is he one of the best hockey players in the world, but he is also hilarious. He is an insane Russian man who when given the key to the city of Washington DC, declared that there would no longer be speed limits. He is engaged to a hot Russian tennis star and he has a missing tooth which makes him look amazing. I tell people who don’t like hockey about him all the time and I pull up a bunch of videos on YouTube to explain his greatness, very little of it having to do with hockey. I am gonna start with just some highlights to show you how awesome he is at putting a little piece of rubber into a net, and then after the fold we will get into the good stuff. Trust me, this man is fucking amazing.

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