I should probably split this into two updates but I am not going to. I am going to give you way too many photos to look at and you should absolutely look at all of them because some of them are actually pretty good and the other ones at least are fairly interesting.
When we last left my West Coast Road trip I had abandoned April O’Neil in San Francisco and had driven to SFO airport and had picked up Lucy Everleigh. Over the next 9 days I would have to deal with Lucy’s love of ska and emo music, but also she was naked most of the time we were together so it’s hard to complain too much.
We immediately got the fuck out of San Francisco and started driving north as fast as possible Portland is 10 hours away and there was fun to be had there so we needed to get pretty close the first day. We made it within a couple hours of Portland with quick stops in Weed, CA and an actual store that sells weed on the Oregon/ CA border.
Lucy smokes a good bit and had to leave her weed at home but once you hit Oregon you can just walk into a store and buy it. Lucy stopped off and got whatever reasonable thing she got and I had a conversation with the person behind the counter about what would help me sleep. I think smoking is pretty boring but I suck at sleep and the few times in my life I have taken edibles they worked pretty well for sleep. I ended up with some tiny candy that the woman said would do the trick.
We got to a motel in the middle of nowhere and because it was after 10pm everything was closed. We ordered Domino’s because that was the only food option and Lucy smoked and I ate the candy. By the time the food showed up I was barely human and essentially was fucking helpless. Lucy and I have hung out a few times but it was probably not the best look to devolve into a baby the first time we spent more than a couple hours together. Lucy had a super early flight and went to bed right after dinner, but I woke her up to talk about the bread sticks. “What if bread were butter?” I asked. It was an interesting first night.
The next day we went to Portland and met up with my friend Chelsea who got a Driven By Boredom tattoo the day after we met because she is both insane and amazing. She took us to some sort of rose garden where we shot Lucy naked in public. Those photos are gonna be on Wood Rocket (NSFW) soon but I am including a few 35mm shots in this gallery. That night we met up with legendary alt model Apneatic (aka Amanda) who have known online for years but never met. Her and her boyfriend took us to a Tiki Bar where they were doing karaoke and our waiter was wearing a single fake tattoo sleeve. I wanted to murder them for it, but they made up for it the next day.
In the morning we met up with some cam girl friends of Lucy’s named Ivy Aura and Artemis Moon for brunch. I had made plans to shoot Amanda in the woods after brunch and Ivy and Artemis decided they wanted to come too. I shot all four girls in the woods and it was awesome and we didn’t get attacked by any wild animals. It was great.
Ivy and Artemis left and for some reason Amanda and her boyfriend thought it would be a good idea to go to an hourly rate hot tub which is an actual thing. Aside from it being insanely creepy it was also kinda amazing and I took some fun photos of Amanda and Lucy in the tub. Oh and then we drove to Seattle.
We got to Seattle pretty late and crashed with our mutual friend, cam girl Hunny Daniels. The next morning we went into the city and got lunch with my friend Steak who is amazing and runs the clothing brand Teenage. It was pride week and all the waiters were dressed as Rocky Horror characters and we got Frank N. Furter so clearly we got the best waiter.
After that Lucy, Hunny and I met up with my friend Romance and did a photo shoot in this mildly fancy hotel room we rented. Apparently hotels are cheap as fuck in the Seattle suburbs. We also got a bunch of mediocre seafood and had an awkward hotel party. Good times.
The next day Lucy and Hunny did their own thing and I went and met up with my favorite ex-girlfriend Kimberly Kane. She moved right outside of Seattle and has this new weird suburban life I had to check out and I got to play with her dog for two days which is pretty much the main reason I drove to Seattle in the first place.
The next day KK and I met up with Lily LaBeau who also lives in the Seattle area and we hiked (okay, mostly we just drove) Mt. Rainier. It was fucking beautiful and I almost didn’t mind that I didn’t get cell phone reception even though I complained the whole time. Lily and I did a fucking amazing shoot that will be coming to Wood Rocket soon too. Again I included a few 35mm outtakes from the shoot in this gallery but most of the good stuff I am saving for Wood Rocket.
The next morning I picked up Lucy and we made our journey back down the coast. We hit Portland and got matching bath tub tattoos because we couldn’t think of anything dumber. We met up with Ivy and Amanda’s boyfriend and he took us to some insane castle restaurant or something. Oh, and at some point on the trip we met up with another cam girl friend of Lucy’s named Hayli but I totally forgot about that until I just looked at all the photos.
Lucy and my last stop before we both flew out of San Francisco was a random hotel in the middle of fucking nowhere. I only mention it because it was next door to this little diner and we had to check in at the diner. The guy who checked us in was also the only cook and the only waiter and as far as we could tell the only employee of either establishment. It seemed like we were the only people on our floor of the hotel so we shot some naked photos in the hallway and of course did a bath tub photo shoot with Lucy’s bathtub tattoo.
Anyway, this whole trip was fucking amazing and I could write another 10,000 words about it but I am just gonna shut the fuck up and let you look at pictures. It was an awesome two weeks and was really great to get to spend so much time hanging out with April and Lucy and seeing old friends and meeting new ones and all that shit. I shot a bunch of great content for Wood Rocket and a ton of 35mm stuff for myself and I even got a couple digital shoots coming soon too.
I love fucking road trips and I just need to find how to get paid to go on them all the time because this stuff is all I want to do and I always get the best photos from them. Big thanks to Wood Rocket for sponsoring the trip. Now go look at the photos already.
This gallery has 98 photos in it, but there are 110 photos in the high res gallery over on Girls of Driven By Boredom. What could be in those extra 12 photos? You’ll never know unless you sign up.
Now click here to see the massive NSFW 35m gallery of photos from the second part of my West Coast Road Trip with Lucy Everleigh and friends!