Daisy Ducati

Third straight update this week for Driven By Boredom anniversary week. We turn 17 tomorrow!

Today we got a bunch of photos of Daisy Ducati who I met in Vegas years ago and finally got to photograph in LA.

I had rented a compact car but of course when I went to get it the rental car company decided to give me a giant SUV. They actually tried to charge me more for it, but I yelled a bunch and they gave me this massive thing. I figured since I had this huge car I would use it as a location and I shot Daisy in the parking lot of my hotel. It was pretty funny because people kept walking by while we were doing it but the windows were slightly tinted so I’m not sure anyone noticed.

Daisy’s boyfriend was with her and he was driving one of those new Dodge Challengers or Chargers and I was talking to him about it and because he is the most aggressively nice person I’ve ever met he tried to let me take his car for the week while he drove this giant SUV. I told him I appreciated it but I didn’t really want to put him out like that. Fortunately I didn’t take him up on it because two days later I was meeting up with a friend and when I opened the door to get out a woman speeding around a turn crashed right into my door. If it had been a second later I would have been dead. Amazingly in California they have some bullshit law where if you run into a door it’s somehow the door’s fault and my insurance had to pay for the accident, but shout out to my AmEx for the assist.

Anyway, I just told you that story to fill space, I doubt most of you read this shit anyway but it’s time to look at these photos! Oh, and on a promotional note there are a handful of extra bonus photos of Daisy on Girls of Driven By Boredom and the set that I am posting on Friday is already up there if you want a sneak peak!

Now, click here to see all the photos of Daisy Ducati in my absurdly large rental car!

Daisy Ducati

Daisy Ducati

Daisy Ducati

 

 

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Best Of 2012

In my last update I talked about how I had three girl gallery updates for you this week, but I also mentioned I had finished going through every photo I took in 2012. I also looked at my calendar and realized that Thursday is March 1st, which means that my website is turning 17 this week. In celebration I decided to do a post every day this week. We have the three girl galleries on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but we also will have an anniversary post on Thursday and I decided that today would be the perfect day to put up a gallery of my favorite photos from 2012.

I have done galleries like this before. Here are links to the best of 2009, the best of 2010 and the best of 2011. Hopefully the best of 2013 will be coming soon as well. So far I’ve made it to to June. This one should be pretty good.

2012 was an interesting year. It was sort of a turning point in my career. I was still shooting a ton of nightlife but I was dating someone who lived in LA so I was out there a lot shooting naked women and things like that. I did my first solo photo show in 2012 and I shot my first Village Voice cover. I had some pretty cool opportunities shooting movie posters for Red Flag and The Yes Men Are Revolting and I had a ton of fun shooting music festivals like SXSW, Pitchfork and Musink.

2012 also had some disappointments. The second Vice Dos and Don’ts book came out and I had more than 70 photos in the book but they somehow forgot to credit me. They were really apologetic and I basically came up with an agreement with them that they would start letting me shoot actual documentary work for them. I ended up going to Puerto Rico to do a story on cockfighting. It’s probably some of the best work I have ever done but when I got home my editor had vanished. I don’t want to say too much but not only did the story never get published but I also didn’t end up shooting anything for Vice again for several years.

I also got to do a story on Hurricane Sandy for Gawker. I went with a Gawker writer to Breezy Point and Rockaway Beach and looked at the devastation and recovery effort after the storm. It was and incredible, heartbreaking trip and I came back with some work that I was really proud of. Unfortunately right around that a certain sex tape was published that ultimately led to the end of Gakwer as a website. My editor left shortly after and the work was never published (amazingly I finally got paid for it in 2016!)

I did some other proper journalism in 2012 as well. During Hurricane Sandy I actually walked over the Williamsburg Bridge and photographed a flooded Lower East Side in the middle of the storm. I covered the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, took a bunch of photos at the NFL Draft and went to both the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest AND the after party.  I covered a bunch of conventions including NYC Comic Con, a couple tattoo conventions, Exxxotica Chicago and of course the Adult Entertainment Expo.

I shot a bunch of “celebrity” stuff in 2012. I shot celebrity portraits at SXSW, I photographed Hannibal Buress’ 30th birthday party for him, I photographed backstage at the MTV Woodie Awards and I spent the day shooting Donald Glover when Childish Gambino played the Brooklyn Bandshell. I got to shoot Alec Baldwin doing stuff twice for NYU and I photographed that dude from that band Orgy hanging out in a playground.

I am gonna stop now but shout out to Sailor Jerry and the Village Voice who were by far my best clients back then and I should of course mention that there’s a ton of NSFW stuff in this gallery. I shot a TON of porn stars in 2012 including this great shoot with my girlfriend at the Salton Sea, the first time I ever shot my pal Lily LaBeau and one of my favorite shoots ever with Dana DeArmond. Okay, seriously I am gonna wrap this up now, but did I mention that the Voice made me photograph One Direction? Hilarious.

Click here to see all my best photos from 2012!

PS. I should mention that there are no photos from the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos because I am working on a juggalo book so all those photos ended up in their own folder and I forgot to add them to this gallery.

Aubrey Plaza

Breezy Point After Hurricane Sandy

One Direction

Dana DeArmond

ASAP Rocky

Skrillex & Steve Aoki At The MTvU Woodie Awards

Cock Fighting In Pureto Rico

Hurricane Sandy Sonya Thomas

Donald Glover, Wyatt Cenac, Hannibal Buress & Aziz Ansari

Occupy Wall Street

 

 

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Heather Vahn

Recently I got a giant hard drive that now has nearly every photo I have ever taken on it and I have recently been organizing all my photos so that I can easily get to any photo without having to search hard drive after hard drive. Now that everything is organized I have started going through all my photos day by day pulling the best images so that I have a folder of my greatest hits by year. I actually started this process a while back, but I stopped around the time I started working on my Instaxxx book. I had pulled highlights from 2008-2011 and the first half of 2016. Over the last couple of weeks I went through all of 2012 and then decided I should finish 2016 since I was already done… and that’s when I found it…

I found a found a folder from a November trip to LA with six unpublished shoots! I had a friend moving to LA from Ohio so I flew to Detroit and she picked me up and we drove across the country and when I got to LA I busted my ass shooting as many people on Polaroid for my Instaxxx book. When I returned to NYC I somehow lost the folder. I am not sure if it was because I was so busy working on my book or because I was distracted by the impending Trump administration or what, but I managed to forget about all these photos.

The folder has a bunch of good stuff in it and my plan is to update the site with three galleries this week starting with these photos of Heather Vahn. So keep checking back. I have actually already updated Girls of Driven By Boredom with Wednesday’s set so if you want to see those before anyone else, sign up for Girls of DBB!

So anyway, let’s get to Heather!

Heather Vahn and I shouldn’t be friends. We have pretty much nothing in common. She is fancy as fuck, is hugley committed to her health and looks and like glamorous photos with lots of Photoshop. Meanwhile I am a scumbag who hasn’t been to the gym since the ’90s and prefers my photography raw as hell. But for some reason Heather is one of my favorite people in the adult industry. When I got stranded at a porn convention she let me crash with her. When she got locked out of the place she was staying in NYC she crashed with me. She always hits me up when she’s in NYC and even celebrated my birthday with me this year and she is one of the first people I hit up whenever I am in LA or Vegas. She’s the greatest.

With all that said Heather and I had never done an actual photo shoot for some reason. I have taken her photo a bunch of times but this is the first time we did a proper thing. Once we did a shoot in a hotel room when I was trying out this $20 ring flash I bought for fun. I published it as part of a post where I dumped a bunch of random galleries, but I don’t really count that as a real shoot.

This shoot counts. We took these photos in this place in LA when Heather was mostly living in Vegas but was renting a room in LA so she had a place in town when she was working. It was this old Hollywood spot and the woman who owned it was a former actress and totally a babe for an older lady. She was super into us doing this naked photo shoot in her kitchen. After the shoot Heather and I filmed part of the Kickstarter video for my book!

Okay, this update is getting too long. Let’s recap: I found a bunch of photos, three naked galleries coming this week, Heather rules, buy my book, sign up for Girls of DBB (it has extra explicit photos of Heather too!) . The end.

Now click here to see the NSFW photos of Heather Vahn in Hollywood!

Heather Vahn

Heather Vahn

Heather Vahn

 

 

 

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Chloe Carter & Charlotte Sartre

I took these photos of Chloe Carter and Charlotte Sartre nearly a year ago. I have no idea why it took so long to post these, especially because Charlotte is one of my favorite people to take photos of, but here I am writing about photos I took last February.

I think I met Chloe Carter at some porn convention, but honestly I don’t remember. What I do remember is that I went straight to Chloe’s place from the airport when I landed in LA and Charlotte met us there. I feel like I hung out with them for hours in this really cool house where she was renting a room.

I was working on my Instaxxx book at the time and that was sort of my main focus so I shot Chloe by herself for that since I had a ton of shots of Charlotte already. At some point Charlotte jumped in and we did a quick shoot outside. The backyard was so great but the light kinda sucked and those girls are so pale that I wasn’t loving the stuff we were getting despite the location. We ended up going inside and shooting some stuff with my flash and it actually turned out pretty well. I could not tell you the last time I liked the flash stuff better than the natural light stuff but here we are.

I feel like I am just gonna stop writing this post now and just give you the photos but I should try to sell you on some stuff first, because I like being able to pay my rent. First of all, these girls are both in Instaxxx and you should buy it. Secondly, there’s a pretty solid handful of photos of these girls that are a bit too NC-17 to post on here that you can find only on Girls of Driven By Boredom. Sign up already.

Okay, it’s time to go look at photos, but thanks a bunch to Chloe and Charlotte for letting me take photos of them. Charlotte you know I love you and Chloe I hope to see you again one of these days. I think you were actually the first person I saw at AVN this year but I was in an Uber and we drove past you.

Now click here to see all the photos of Chloe Carter and Charlotte Sartre!

Chloe Carter & Charlotte Sartre

Chloe Carter & Charlotte Sartre

Chloe Carter & Charlotte Sartre

Chloe Carter & Charlotte Sartre

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Koukla Lookbook

A couple of months ago my friend Kirra hit me up about helping her friend’s vintage company Koukla shoot it’s first lookbook. I shot a handful of lookbooks when I first started doing photography professionally and they were always to help friends out and get shit for my portfolio and maybe get some free clothes out of it. Of all the ones I did only one ever saw the light of day. That sort of helped me realize that I should never be shooting anything “for my portfolio”.

But when Kirra hit me up I said yes to it pretty quickly. First of all Kirra is one of my favorite people to photograph. Legitimately every time we shoot I come away with a couple images that are some of my favorite images of all time. I probably have 10 photos of Kirra that are in my top 500 photos of all time. Secondly, as funny as it is, I legitimately need to work on my portfolio. I think the last time I made a portfolio was in 2009. All my work has come from word of mouth over the last decade but with every blog and alt weekly going out of business I suddenly need to find some new work. I just lost out on a pretty big fashion gig because despite the creative team at the brand wanting to use me they didn’t really have anything recent to show their boss that didn’t involve nudity. I need to get my shit together.

So, long story short is that Kirra and Joanna, the woman behind Koukla, and I walked around Brooklyn and we banged out nine looks in less than two hours without any lighting or assistant. That’s exactly my kinda shoot. I also got to play with this high speed color film (Fuji Natura 1600) that looked really great with the vintage look of the clothes. All the stuff in the look book is digital, but I got a couple of shots I really loved from the shoot.

So check out the Koukla lookbook here and buy some stuff from Joanna!

And now I am just gonna upload a massive unedited gallery of nearly everything we shot because I have no restraint.

Click here to see all the outtakes from the Koukla lookbook!

Koukla Lookbook

Koukla Lookbook

Koukla Lookbook

Koukla Lookbook

Koukla Lookbook

Koukla Lookbook

Koukla Lookbook

 

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2018 Girls Of AVN

Here’s my final AVN week update for a while. This tends to be a popular one: Girls of AVN.  When I first started covering the AVN Awards I was mostly there to find people to take photos of, but it quickly became my beat and I have covered it for dozens of different outlets. I still would shoot photos for my website while I was there but I was mostly working as a journalist. Then a few years ago, I pitched Hustler on the idea of doing a “Girls of AVN” article that would be sort of half behind the scenes and half just naked photos of porn stars. I did that for a couple of years, and then shot a similar thing for director Greg Lansky using his models. That year and last year I shot a behind the scenes thing for Vice and the sort of sexy BTS galleries continued.

This year things were a bit different. My main gig was for Playboy which meant I had a bunch of free time to shoot my own stuff. I figured I had to do another Girls of AVN gallery just for my own website, but I also was with my girlfriend who lives thousands of miles from me, so I wanted to spend a lot of time hanging out with her. I think I found a good balance and shot a handful of mini-sets specifically for this gallery and then I also did a couple full photo shoots as well.

Okay, so let’s go through everything!

The first shoot I did was with my friend Jade. She designs lingerie and set her room up as a trade show booth which was pretty cool, but it made the room really dark because she had covered the windows. I didn’t bring my flash on day one because my plan was just to get my credentials and do a quick pass of the convention, but then I ran into Jade and had to do something quick with her. So basically there wasn’t nearly enough light to shoot her, but we managed to get some shots and I shot a ton of 35mm stuff with flash. She also had some friends hanging out in the room with her so I shot her with Aubrey Cyles who goes by ScummmyKitten. Their friend Mary Wana decided to jump in after that and we got some fun stuff like my new press photo. The photos in this gallery are pretty mediocre because of the light, but these girls are babes and the 35mm stuff should be awesome.

The next day I did a shoot with Evelyn Claire. I met her on Twitter a few months ago and I was really excited to shoot with her. I am actually pretty happy with the results of this stuff and we actually spent some time shooting so this is going to be a full gallery coming soon. For now I just gave you about 10 photos from the shoot as a little preview of what’s to come.

Up next is a super quick shoot I did with Cassidy Klein. I met her at AVN a few years ago and I just think she’s a great human. We were killing time waiting for my girlfriend to meet up with us and we decided to shoot some photos on the parking deck of the Hard Rock. I’ve shot up there so many times and I have done just about everything I can on that roof, but when we got up there we found a white hearse! It seemed like we had no choice but to shoot in front of it. The funny thing is that right as we were finishing up a second hearse pulled up and started honking at us. It turned out the person driving the hearse was a friend of mine and they had sort of a Vegas hearse crew because of course they do.

Next up are some photos I am actually really excited about. I had a cam girl stop me on the trade show floor, she flipped over my badge and said “I knew I recognized you!” She told me her name was Raya but she goes by WhiskeyKitten online. I knew exactly who she was after that and I had been wanting to take her photo for ages. She introduced me to her roommate for the week, another cam girl named Goldie Fawn. We made plans to shoot that night and when I got to their AirBnB I was amazed by the space. I took some photos of them getting ready and then we shot some weird stuff on their bed. At some point they mentioned wanting to shoot on the balcony that overlooked the city. I didn’t think it would work without a light and they suddenly pulled out one of the lights they used for camming and it actually worked perfectly. I am gonna publish all that stuff as its own stand alone gallery so I decided to just post the random shots we took before we shot on the balcony here as a preview. I think you are gonna dig this stuff and I can’t wait to see the 35mm stuff we shot. I ended up shooting them for about two hours when I had originally meant to do the whole thing in about 20 minutes!

Lastly, I got a handful of shots of my friend Cadence Lux. One of these days I am going to do a full shoot with her, but this is the second mini-shoot we have done in Vegas. We had a whole shoot planned when she lived in Philly but then she had to go fall in love and move to Denver with her boyfriend, but I forgive him because he shot my Christmas card for me. Anyway, on the last day of the convention I got breakfast with Cadence and a few other girls and we both had some time to kill so we did a quick shoot in her hotel room across the street. Cadence was half asleep without makeup and just chilling in her room smoking. It’s kinda the exact type of thing I love to shoot. Real life. We didn’t shoot a ton but I think we got some nice shots.

Anyway, this gallery is not as massive as some of my Girls of AVN in years past but there’s still 70 photos in this gallery and there’s another dozen photos on Girls Of Driven By Boredom. I shot some more explicit stuff of Jade, Cadence and Evelyn so I figured I would give you guys that stuff over on the pay site. As always photos over there are in high resolution and usually uploaded a day earlier than the free images on here.

Now click here to see all the NSFW 2018 Girls of AVN photos!

Jade Creates

Evelyn Claire

Raya & Goldie Fawn

Cassidy Klein

Cadence Lux

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WoodRocket 5th Year Anniversary – 1.25.18

When I was in Vegas last week for the AVN Awards I had to stop by the WoodRocket 5th anniversary party. WoodRocket is the completely insane adult film company responsible for ridiculous porn parodies like Hamiltoe and Dick & Morty. The company is the brainchild of my friend Lee Roy Myers who once made a Simpsons porn parody where he painted all the actors yellow. Lee Roy and his team make so much weird, brilliant shit and have managed to make a living through sponsorships and selling merch without having to actually charge for their porn. The WoodRocket tagline is “The future of porn” and they are probably right.

When WoodRocket first launched I sat down with the WoodRocket crew and pitched a road trip video series. “Road Strip” helped me pay for my Route 66 road trip that led to my first book “Get Your Kicks”. If it weren’t for WoodRocket I never would have been able to do the trip. Years later I went on a West Coast road trip I shot a photo series that was sort of a continuation of Road Strip, just in still form. One of the girls I brought with me was April O’Neil who is a big part of the WoodRocket team, both starring and directing stuff for them.

Anyway, I love these guys (I had dinner with them instead of going to the actual AVN Awards) so I had to hit their 5 year anniversary party. They turned their studio into a museum to all their weird props and did some of their web series live including Topless Girls Reading books. Unfortunately I could only stay for about an hour so the gallery I posted is mostly just photos of the museum and a handful of party photos. Fortunately I did manage to get my friend Kasey Warner topless on a giant Nintendo console which was my only goal before I left. Oh, also my hero Lloyd Kafuman was there so that ruled.

Okay, this gallery is pretty small but it’s mildly NSFW and it’s a lot of fun so go check it out. And I got a real solid “Girls of AVN” gallery coming next so come back soon.

Click here to see all the photos from the WoodRocket 5th Year Anniversary party in Las Vegas.

April O'Neil

Leeroy Myers

Vuko & FrVuko & Frosty The Snowjob osty The Snowjob

Pat & Lloyd Kaufman

Annika Albrite

 

 

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