RVA Magazine Photo Issue

I did an interview for RVA Magazine a few weeks ago. RVA is the cultural magazine for Richmond, VA the town where I went to art school and spent 5 years of my life. When the preview for the issue came out there was about a 60 comment forum going attacking at first me as a person, then me as a photographer and then finally attacking the idea that a photographer not living in Richmond should be covered in a Richmond magazine. Then when I was defended, my defenders were attacked, then eventually the internet wrath turned on the magazine itself and eventually the whole thread was taken down. All this sort of upset me at first, but then I sort of changed my mind and thought it was pretty funny. Which is why I am sort of disappointed that now that the issue has finally come out no one has said anything.

Now about the interview…. Any time I am quoted they are paraphrasing. Not one sentence of the interview is word for word. They did a pretty good job getting across some of my long winded answers frugally, however there are a lot of factual errors. The most significant being:

  • My site does not get seen by 1,00,000 people a month. I get around that in monthly page views which probably caused the confusion. Polite webmasters do not talk about traffic publicly!
  • The story about how I got the nick name Igor is completely wrong. The real story can be found here.
  • The so called “Ambush Nudes” series has never been on my site. The project is actually called “Flashing Strangers” and I am still working on it. If anyone wants to freak out some tourists with me, let me know.

Other than that, and the fact that I supposedly said my nudes were “playful” the interview is pretty good. I also gave them a lot of images to use that they asked for without my logo on them, but I guess they preferred to use the nightlife stuff. Still, it looks pretty good, even with my logo on the images.

Check out the interview by clicking this link and then clicking the “Current Issue” button. My interview starts on page 31. There are pictures of you guys in it! Please feel free to leave nasty comments…


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Cam Cameron Video That You Won’t Think Is Funny

So this weekend as you probably know I was in Miami as part of a conference to webmasters who run Miami Dolphins web sites.  We go to go to the game and we had meetings and a lot of free food and a good time.  I will have pictures from it up later today.  We also got to ask the head coach Cam Cameron some questions.  The second I got in there I reverted back to my class clown days of high school.  You probably won’t know why my question is funny so I will explain.

Three years ago the Dolphins got a new head coach (Nick Saban) that we were all sure was going to lead us to a championship.  His first year he had the team turned around and everyone thought they were going to be the team to beat last year.  They fell apart and Saban left the team for a head coaching job at Alabama.  However the weeks leading up to his leaving many people in the media asked him if he was planning on leaving.  He denied this firmly.  He straight up lied to everyone.  So when I ask Cam Cameron about him leaving for Alabama, everyone I was with thought that was very funny.  But that’s because we are big dorks and are obsessed with the Miami Dolphins enough to make a website about it.  Yeah.  Just skip to  the 2 Min mark to see my question.  Keep in mind the billionaire owner of the Dolphins was in the room at the time and he was laughing out loud.  LOL.

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“Mercury” Morris Interview

What you may or may not know about me is that I am obsessed with the Miami Dolphins. I run a Dolphins website. I am going to DC tomorrow AM to watch the Dolphins take on my hometown team, the Washington Redskins (or as my dad (a Dallas, TX native) calls them the Deadskins). In celebration of the season starting and because I love you guys so much I am reposting this interview on this site too… And just so you are clued in Eugene “Mercury” Morris was the tailback of the 1972 Super Bowl Champion Miami Dolphins, the only team to ever go undefeated. You might say he is slightly proud of that fact.

“Mercury” Morris did an interview with Doug from Dolfansites.com which is a website of Miami Dolphin webmasters like myself dedicated to raising money for charities and helping out Dolphins causes. “Mercury” Morris is releasing a rap song about the ’72 Dolphins in about two weeks and he talks to Doug about the’72 team. The interview is both inspiring for Dolphins fans and hilarious, as Morris at some points sounds like a professional wrestler calling out the ’85 Bears and the ’92 Cowboys. The CD will be available soon from his website, but until then you can check out the song and his interview here.  You can read all the brilliant lyrics here.  My favorite part is about Dan Marino embarrassing the ’85 Bears.

Over the season, whether you like it or not, I will be posting interview with other Miami Dolphins types probably… so get excited. Football season started on Thursday and you will be hearing a lot about it from me from now on. By the way Mercury Morris was also starred in the Black Six, which after reading about it I NEED to see. Six times rougher than ‘Superfly’? No fucking way possible. I am so on it.

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Doug Sakmann: American Hero

Years ago I got a screener copy of Troma Films “All The Love You Cannes”. It was a documentary about one of Troma’s yearly trips to the Cannes film festival. It was meant to be an instructional guide on how to promote your independent feature at Cannes. What it turned out to be was an hour and a half of Doug Sakmann fucking shit up. The movie was so funny. This guy Doug who worked at Troma pissed off or pissed on anyone who came near him. He was brilliant. I suddenly was a huge fan. I emailed Doug as soon as I finished watching it to tell him how great I thought it was. He sent me tons of other Troma movies to review for Driven By Boredom, but soon after that he parted ways with Troma to start his own company, Backseat Conceptions. Anyway years later Doug and I have become friends. I have followed his career since the beginning and I have to say I am pretty pleased with his choices. I sat down and interviewed Doug in January on his way back from the Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas. He was with one of his collaborators, Joanna Angel promoting her porn films. Her film Joanna’s Angels 2 had won Best Sex Comedy and her discovery Tommy Pistol had won best male newcomer. But let’s start at the beginning: Doug’s life post Troma.



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