2018 Adult Entertainment Expo

The AVN Awards/ Adult Entertainment Expo weekend has become one of the yearly events I cover without fail, but this year was a little bit different. Playboy was my only client this year, instead of a bunch of smaller clients, so I didn’t really have to shoot the AEE or the AVN Awards. I also am dating someone in the industry so instead of staying out until 5am shooting weird shit in the middle of the night and trying to hang out with random porn girls I just watched the entire first season of the Wire with her instead. It was great.

That being said, I really half assed it on my coverage of the AEE (and didn’t even shoot the actual awards) because I was just shooting it for myself. The first day of the convention I mostly just went down to get my pass and say hi to everyone. Day two I spent a little more time shooting the awards, but I also did some actual photo shoots which was sort of my priority. Day three and four I was shooting my stuff for Playboy so I didn’t really get much AEE stuff at all except for when I happened on the Greg Lansky booth and he was throwing money in to the crowd.

Long story short, this gallery is under 100 images and most of the people I took photos of are friends of mine. Still, there’s some nice stuff in here and congrats to Tori Black on her 2018 Vixen Angel of the Year award which is what the throwing cash into the crowd was all about. Also aside from $2 in cash, I also caught a free subscription to Vixen so the first person to email avn@vixen.com with code KGXCOF wins a free Vixen account. Merry Christmas.

So yeah, small AEE gallery, but I also have a quick gallery coming from the Wood Rocket 5 year Anniversary party and I got a “Girls of AVN” gallery that will be up soon. Plus I did a few photo shoots I am pretty excited about so assuming this Playboy article runs soon, it was a pretty damn productive weekend even if I spent most of my time in bed. Be back soon with more AVN stuff!

Click here to see my photos from the 2018 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.

2018 Female Performer Of The Year Angela White

Charity Crawford & Evelin Stone

Tori Black 2018 Vixen Angel

Jade Creates

Phoenix Marie

Gia Paige

Olive Glass & Riley Nixon

 

 

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One Year Later: 2017 AVN Awards In 35mm

Today I am headed to Vegas for another trip to the AVN Awards. I have covered the “Oscars of Porn” for the last decade and it’s always a solid mix of weirdness, fun and horror that people keep paying me to capture.

Every year I tend to have a bunch of clients but this year I oddly just have one. It’s one I am pretty excited about it and it’s paying for my trip, but it’s been weird to see local media just disappear. The Village Voice was sold and I don’t know anyone there anymore. The LA Weekly was sold and they fired their entire staff. Gothamist/DCist/LAist/Chicagoist/Etcist are all gone and I am sure there are a lot more to follow.

Last year one of my clients was Vice. I had shot the AVNs for them in 2016 and they assigned it to me the day I landed in Vegas last year. I was actually really happy with the stuff I shot for them, and they had every intention to publish it, but the AVNs took place the day of the Women’s March last year and with all the political stuff going on they never ran it. Amazingly I still got paid (I was not so lucky with a Gathering of the Juggalos client that never published my work because it happened in between the Republican and Democratic National Conventions), but the photos never saw the light of day… until now!

This huge gallery of 35mm photos from the 2017 AVN Awards (and the Adult Entertainment Expo and surrounding madness) was the large edit I sent to Vice. This would have been edited down to a dozen or so images but I figured I would give you guys everything.

It’s cool to look back and see how some of it seems like it just happened and other stuff seems like it was ages ago. The very first photo is of Blair Williams and her friend Belen. When my Instaxxx book came out I ended up staying at Blair’s house and actually photographed Belen at her place. It feels like I’ve known Blair for ages even though we have only hung out a few times.

I shot Keisha Grey on the ledge of her hotel room which was totally fucking insane and ended up as a full spread in Instaxxx. My friend Lucy Everleigh introduced me to a bunch of cam girls including Ana Mercury who is now a pretty good friend and I finally got to shoot Holly Beth who I ended up staying with once and she actually crashed with me in NYC. There’s even a photo of my girlfriend in here who I didn’t even know at the time and didn’t even notice until just now when I looked at the photos again!

Oh, and there’s also some stuff I shot when we filmed a segment for the actual AVN Awards broadcast on Showtime where Jillian Janson and I were interviewed. I uploaded it here if you want to watch it. 

It’s almost 100 photos and there are at least 15 photos in this gallery I don’t hate. Take a look for it and hopefully I will be back pretty soon with some more AVN madness from the 2018 AVN Awards… but first I am gonna go hang out with my lady in a Vegas hotel room until this insanity starts.

Click here to see all the 35mm photos I shot for Vice for the 2017 AVN Awards weekend last January.

Blair Williams & Belen

Moth

AVN Awards

Jillian Janson

Melissa Moore

Lana Rhoades

Keisha Grey

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Magdalene

You may recognize Magdalene from the road trip I went on in Florida a few months ago. I started the trip in Clearwater, FL and then Magda drove me to the insane Sausage Castle near Orlando and then from there I took a train down to Miami for some Miami Dolphins related madness. It was a pretty fun trip and I actually shot two full photo shoots of Magda on that trip… HOWEVER, this is not one of those shoots!

These photos are actually from a couple months BEFORE the trip. I met Magda at the Gathering of the Juggalos where we ended up collaborating on an article for Brooklyn Vegan.  Shortly after the Gathering I noticed after we met that she had a bunch of like sexy selfies on her Instagram so I mentioned if she ever wanted to take some photos I would be down. She told me that she had never done any professional photos, much less professional naked photos but was really into the idea.

She happened to be in NYC a few weeks later and she did her very first photo shoot. She killed it honestly and I really love a bunch these photos and I hate 90% of my photos.

I don’t really have much else to say about the shoot, but I will have more whenever I get around to publish the stuff we shot in Florida. The second shoot we did was in an actual movie theater!

Lastly, I should mention that these photos have been on Girls of Driven By Boredom for a few days now. They are twice the resolution on there and there are about 10 bonus images that you probably should see for yourself if you are a Magda fan.

Okay, now go look at the photos from Magdalene’s first ever nude photoshoot!

Magdalene

Magdalene

Magdalene

Magdalene

Magdalene

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Zoe AKA Weed Slut

Hey! I have had these photos forever and you need to look at them! I sort of in the back of my mind thought I had already put them up but it turns out I had not. I think you will like them. I like them and I hate everything!

This is Zoe aka Weed Slut. She is great and you should get to know her. I went over to her cool loft space where she lives with a bunch of cool artists and she designs underwear during the day and does stripper things at night which is pretty much the ideal jobs for model I met on Instagram. When she followed me I lurked her and I was like “oh, I need to photograph her” and then I did and now you get to look at the photos.

Basically I just took photos of her hanging out at home and smoking weed in her underwear which is pretty much a requirement for someone represented by the brand Weed Slut. She even gave me some Weed Slut rolling papers which are still sitting on my coffee table because I don’t actually smoke weed. Still they look cool on my coffee table.

Also this shoot was RIGHT before my Instaxxx book was sent to the printer. I had a couple holes missing in my layout and we actually shot two photos that ended up in the book based on the pre existing design. If you have the book see if you can find them and you can see how my brain works graphically.

Okay, I have filled enough space with text. Let’s get to the photos!

Click here to see a bunch of NSFW photos of Zoe aka Weed Slut.

Weed Slut

Weed Slut

Weed Slut 

Weed Slut

Weed Slut

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The Rest Of 2017

After a long holiday break I am mostly back. I am sick as hell but that won’t stop me from uploading photos and given that I set up a photo shoot for tomorrow afternoon in a snow storm it’s not gonna stop me from taking photos either. I was hanging out with my girlfriend for the last week but unfortunately with said snow storm approaching she had to escape back to Detroit and I am left to my own devices again and it’s time to post some damn photos.

At the beginning of 2017 I went through all the photos I took in 2016 and created a photo dump gallery with all the random photos that didn’t quite fit in any update. I was working on my Instaxxx book at the end of 2016 so I had a ton of shoots where I mostly shot Instax film  but took a handful of digital photos. The same thing happened at the beginning of 2017 too and then I had a few other random things that didn’t really fit in any gallery… so here we are with another photo dump.

Keep in mind these are mostly random test photos and quick digital snaps for fun so this is not exactly my best work but some of you might wanna take a look anyway. If nothing else there’s a bunch of cute babes in here.

I am gonna go through everything in the order that they are in the gallery and try and give you a tiny bit of info about each shoot. Let’s do this.

The first shots are of my friend Kirra. I shot her in the snow on the roof of her old apartment and I took a handful of non nude snaps of her in her bed before we watched Suicide Squad for some insane reason. It was really too dark to take anything good. There’s more shots of Kirra later from her new apartment when I came over to check out her new space. I think we are going to do a proper shoot in there soon so be on the look out for that. She’s one of my favorite people to shoot and we still haven’t done a proper photo shoot.

Next up is a few random photos this girl Bella. She was hanging out with my friend Michelle when I shot her for my Instaxxx book so I shot them both together. I took a few random, poorly lit photos of Bella with my digital camera including an awkward selfie. I have pretty much spent the last year trying to shoot them both one on one and I finally shot Michelle. Hopefully Bella is next!

Next up are some shots I took of Holly Beth for APN Magazine. I put these up on Girls of Driven By Boredom already and they are non nude but here they are anyway. If you wanna see actual nudes of her look at this gallery. Oh and there’s another gallery of her and Giselle Palmer coming soon.

Next up are shots of my friend Emily the first time we met. I actually have some really nice photos of her that I will  be publishing soon but we just took film photos the first time we shot. I actually don’t even remember why we took these digital photos. Super random.

Jumping over the second batch of Kirra photos we have shots of Stevie Foxx aka Nicolette and American Cassidy. I had like 10 minutes to shoot photos of them so I mostly focused on Instax for my book and some film stuff but they wanted some specific shots of them so I took some random digital shots. I posted more of these on Girls of DBB, but here are some of the tamer ones.

Speaking of photos that are already on Girls of DBB, I shot mini set of Alexis Fawx in her hotel a few months ago. We shot some great 35mm stuff on the streets of NYC but then we shot some digital stuff in her hotel room really quickly. I already put the full mini set on Girls of DBB, but here are some of my favorite (less explicit) shots. Alexis is hilarious. I can’t wait to shoot her again.

The next photos are of Cassidy Klein. I shot her for personal promotional reasons in exchange for some Instax stuff for my book. She actually might be in my book more than anyone and for some reason I always shoot her with other girls. This set is also up on Girls of DBB, but again, I felt like you cheap bastards deserved a few shots too.

Mixed up with Cassidy’s shots are a few of Little Brown Eyes and her roommate Bambi. I shot these right before my Instaxxx LA book release where LBE performed with her band Kate Mo$$. The light just sucked in their apartment and I sort of gave up on doing a proper shoot but we took some film and we took an Instax shot that ended up in the International Edition of Instaxxx. There are also some more explicit photos from this shoot up on Girls of DBB because these girls are fun.

Up next is this girl Liv that I actually met on OkCupid weirdly enough. I saw her profile and I wasn’t trying to hit on her. I just thought she looked so fucking cool so I hit her up and asked her if she wanted to take photos sometime. We got lunch at some diner and she said she was totally down to shoot even though she had never done nudes before. We had planned on shooting one night because she was going to be in my neighborhood but she ended up blowing me off (or so I thought) I had taken my sleeping pills and was in bed when she showed up so I took some random photos of her in my room with these purple lights that I am sure I thought looked really cool when I was out of my head. Fortunately we did some way better photos that ended up in my Instaxxx book later.

Lastly we have Miracle. I shot a few photos of her with my pal Eddy when I shot a bunch of Eddy and her art. I put the bonus Miracle stuff on Girls of DBB back then, but here are a few shots for this site. This was actually a great day. I photographed my girlfriend for the first time that day and I got to shoot Eddy for the first time after years of trying and got to shoot some photos of her friend too. Plus there was a new Game of Thrones episode so that ruled and then I went and met up with my now girlfriend again and that was a pretty fucking awesome night.

Okay, enough of this sentimentality, go look at some photos.

Click here to see a huge photo dump of random digital photos from 2017!

Kirra

Holly Beth

MIracle

Liv

Cassidy Klein

 

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