Prince Terrence’s Wedding – 11.9.15

I have spent my career refusing to photograph weddings, but sometimes I go to weddings and I always have my camera on me so I sometimes take pictures. A couple weeks ago I went to Prince Terrence’s wedding in Vegas and of course took some photos along the way. He got married to video director, bad ass babe and baby momma Bijoux Altamirano and it was a great time.

In less awesome news apparently my Contax T2 broke and most of the photos I took came out terrible. I got 8 rolls back the other day and the six rolls I shot on the T2 were mostly usable because of horrible light leaks and one of the other rolls was scratched somehow. Fucking wonderful.

That being said I decided to upload a gallery of 20 whole photos from the vVgas weekend because there’s nudity and their adorable two year old (Happy birthday Angel!) and people like looking at stuff like that even if the photos aren’t that awesome.

So yeah the first night was Terry’s bachelor party which was also Bijoux’ bachelorette party at the same time. Our buddy (and reality show judge) Chris Santos couldn’t make it so he got Terry hooked up with a bottle at Hakkasan which is kinda hilarious because everyone at the wedding was a too cool for school hipster and we just drank the bottle and got the fuck out of there and on to a strip club where we were waaay more out of place.

Honestly going to Sapphire with a bunch of people wearing skinny jeans and all black everything was kinda hilarious. After Terry’s best man Brad (from this band) somehow talked the strip club into giving us a free $600 bottle we all just sat there uncomfortably drinking free booze. I think other than a couple of ones (and tipping our waitress) we didn’t spend a penny. I explained to one of the girls that I have dated way too many strippers to feel comfortable getting hustled for money. She just gave me her number and told me she wanted me to take her photo next time she was in NYC.

After that I won $200 playing penny slots, Brad lost like $500 betting on black over and over again (he had his reasons) and then we stayed up until 7am eating horrible food. By the time I went to sleep I hadn’t slept in 48 hours. Good times.

The next day they got married at the absurd drive-thru wedding chapel that Joan Collins and Michael Jordan got married at (although apparently not to each other). Britney Spears also got married there which I was reminded of at least a dozen times throughout the wedding. They didn’t get married by an Elvis impersonator but there was one hanging out and they did play Elvis during the wedding which I appreciated.

The wedding reception was held at Shake Shack because of course and then we gambled more and Brad made half his money back betting on black three more times in a row while I lost about $150 of my earlier winnings playing an Ellen Degeneres slot machine which seemed like the can’t miss move. Apparently her slots are not as loose as I hoped.

Also in these photos are some boobs cause why wouldn’t there be? It’s fucking Vegas.

Click here to see all 20 of the 35mm photos from Prince Terrence & Bijoux’s wedding in Las Vegas!

Prince Terrence's Vegas Wedding

Prince Terrence's Vegas Wedding

Prince Terrence's Vegas Wedding

Prince Terrence's Vegas Wedding

Prince Terrence's Vegas Wedding

 

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Amy Shapiro

I love bartering for stuff. I try and do a lot of print trades and things like that to collect my friends art and I certainly love trading photo work for tattoos. At least a quarter of my tattoos have come from trading photo work for them so when tattoo artist Amy Shapiro asked me to photograph her band for a tattoo I was totally psyched.

Unfortunately by the time Amy actually tattooed me she was no longer in the band. The tattoo also took much longer than the photo shoot did so I told her I owed her some more photos. A couple months ago Amy reached out to me saying she needed some press photos. I was working on my new “Arts” zine at the time and it seemed like a perfect reason to head over to Amy’s studio and get a portrait for my zine while at the same time helping Amy out with some press photos. Everyone wins.

I also though these photos would be a great opportunity to promote the Arts zine that Amy is in and all these other amazing artists are in and you should fucking order it right god damn now.

Also, you should go get a tattoo from Amy at Three Kings Tattoo because he rules and Three Kings rules and yeah.. do it.

Now click here to look at some photos of Amy Shapiro looking adorable as per always.

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Amy Shapiro

Amy Shapiro

 

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Aria Alexander

I was in Las Vegas for a few days and now I am in LA and I haven’t really had any time to sit in front of a computer but I wanted to get something up for you guys. Being in LA reminded me that I had a bunch of photos of Aria Alexander and I think you should look at them.

I met Aria Alexander after someone told me that my favorite agent in porn, Mark Spiegler, had a new girl that looked like she could be Lily LaBeau’s sister. Lily, as you may know, is one of my favorite models ever so I had to shoot her porn sister. Spiegler introduced us and a few months later we got to take photos at my ex lady Kimberly Kane’s new place that had some really lovely light. Thanks KK!

I gotta go take some photos so I am gonna wrap this up, but Aria is great and you should go look at these naked photos of her. Also, there are some bonus (super classy) pictures of her vagina and stuff in high resolution over on Girls of Driven By Boredom if you wanna look at those…

Click here to see all the NFSW photos of the adorable Aria Alexander!

Aria Alexander

Aria Alexander

Aria Alexander

Aria Alexander

Aria Alexander

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Zine Friends On Saturday!

I am really excited about Zine Friends this weekend. I know I wrote about it a little bit last week but I wanted to do an official post since I have been working my ass off getting ready for it. Zine Friends is a zine fair put on by Killer Acid and Wizard Skull at Cotton Candy Machine in Williamsburg. It’s part of Comic Arts Brooklyn, it’s happening this Saturday from 11am to 7pm and I will be there the whole time.

An yeah, I realize that I should not be excited about sitting in a chair for 8 hours but I am real happy to be doing my own table. I have sold stuff at zine fair in the past but never had my own table. I went out and bought dumb stuff like displays for the zines and things like that and made a bunch of new stuff for the fair.

The main thing I have for the fair is my new Arts zine. It features black and white 35mm photos of artists with their art. It’s my first collaborative zine and the first one to feature exclusively black and white photos. Very different from anything I have done before. Plus it has that art school turtle on the cover which is awesome.

I will be of course selling my older zines/ books like Same Old City, Dinner With Igor and Food Tattoos. I might break out the artist proof editions of Fuck LA that I was saving for something special and maybe even some proof pages from the long sold out Get Your Kicks. Oh, and I will have the super rare What Happens In Vegas photo album!

A big thing I have for zine friends is a ton of photo prints. I don’t normally sell 8″x10″ prints because they don’t make me enough money to make it worth to pull images and print them, but I made a ton of 8″x10″ prints just for Zine Friends (and hopefully future zine fairs!). I will also have some Polaroids including some I have never published or made available for sale and some left over prints from Dinner With Igor and Fuck LA.

On top of that I will have Driven By Boredom shot glasses which at the moment you can only get as part of the DBB Grab Bag, I will have a bunch of post cards and stickers I even made some new buttons! Plus there should be a big surprise that I collaborated on with another artist… but I don’t want to give that away until it’s completely finished. It’s pretty fantastic though…

I think that’s all I can remember for now, but I will probably bring a bag full of stuff from my archives. I have some old DBB shirts laying around and I am sure I can find some other crap around my apartment that won’t really be for sale unless you ask about it. So if you read this, and can can make it out and care, let me know.

I guess that’s all I have to say. I will of course be signing anything you want and I am sure some of the artists there in the zine will sign stuff as well. Oh, and everything will be on sale and cheaper than on my Etsy store and you can barter with me and shit. Now here’s Facebook invite and here’s the flyer. See you in Brooklyn Saturday…

Zine Friends!

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Return Of Rated X – 10.31.15

Happy Halloween, etc. I spent Saturday night photographing Rated X for the first time since 2009! Rated X was the first party in NYC I shot at and one of the main reasons I became an event photographer. When I moved to NYC in 2006 I had some friends visiting and we went to Rated X and I took some photos of them, and some other people at the party and people kept asking me what my website was. Cobrasnake and Last Night’s Party were just getting popular and everyone thought I was a party photographer too. I wasn’t but a few weeks later I was. Whoops.

Anyway, Rated X ended way back in 2009 so I was pretty excited about the return of Michael T’s legendary party. It wasn’t quite the same (nothing in NYC is) but with Michael T Djing it was the same music and I ran into a bunch of old timers and I had a great time anyway.

Rated X was always full of nudity and madness. I cannot tell you how many girls I made out with at that party and how many naked photos I posted from that party. The most graphic image I think I have ever posted on this site was a girl sucking a dick on the dance floor way back when Rated X was at Luke & Leroy’s. You got two for one drinks if you checked your pants at the door. No one seemed to do this on Saturday but with the return of the Hot Body Contest I knew it would be wild.

Peppermint Gummybear came back to host the infamous Hot Body Contest and there were a bunch of people down for the contest but unfortunately most of those people hadn’t been to Rated X back in the day where people would get completely naked and basically fuck each other on stage. Wild times. This contest was a bit more PG-13 but there was some nudity anyway and it’s good to see that NYC night life can still get weird.

Long story short is I hope there are more Rated X’s in the future cause I had a ton of fun even if I had to be in the city on the weekend like a fucking amateur.

Click here to see the wild NSFW photos from the Return of Rated X at Berlin!

Rated X Returns

Return Of Rated X

Rated X Returns

Rated X Returns

Return Of Rated X

Return Of Rated X

Rated X Returns

 

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