Veruca James Is Back

Before I get to the sexy lady photos I just wanted to mention that the memorial for DJ Jess is tonight at 7pm at Webster Hall. I hope everyone who should know about it already knows about it but just in case now you know. Hope to see everyone. Also, Shaken & Stirred is doing their final night in celebration of Jess on the 22nd. It’s at the Delancey at 9pm and is free for anyone who wants to see a burlesque show while crying into their ascots. Now on to the nudes…

It is completely insane to me that the last time I posted a full set of Veruca James was in 2011. (Watch the video of that shoot here!) Since then I have taken so many photos of Veruca and she’s become a good friend but we never did a proper photo shoot until last January. And by last January I mean 2014. I shot these photos for a magazine that didn’t end up running them and I totally forgot about them until someone posted a 35mm outtake I shot of Veruca and Janice Griffith right at the end of this shoot. I realized not only had I not posted Veruca’s set but I also didn’t post the photos of Veruca and Janice together or the first set I ever shot of Janice. Clearly I needed to fix that.

So I immediately uploaded a mini app exclusive set to the Girls of Driven By Boredom of Veruca and Janice. It’s only like 15 photos but they are really fun and most of them fairly graphic. It seemed like a perfect thing to save just for the app. I also edited all the photos of Veruca and Janice so they are ready to go.

First up, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, are the pictures of Veruca James. She is responsible for some of my favorite naked photos ever. (Like this print you can buy in my Etsy store!) This shoot was a quick one in her hotel room during the AVN Awards so she is wearing a stupid AVN wristband and let’s just say we didn’t have a hair stylist available. Fortunately Veruca is fucking adorable and you will probably dig on these photos a lot.

Also, since I shot this for an adult magazine there are a bunch of porny shots that I don’t post on this site, but you can see them all on Girls of DBB with the set of her and Janice. The app is super cheap so it’s kinda a win/win. Just saying.

Now click here to see a bunch of NSFW photos of the radical and babely Veruca James!

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Veruca James

Veruca James

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The Death Of New York Nightlife: RIP DJ Jess Marquis

As more and more luxury buildings move into the Lower East Side and bars close and rent goes up people are increasingly talking about the death of New York nightlife. More of my friends are moving to LA and nothing seems fun anymore. I am sure a lot of that is just me getting old, but New York nightlife took a huge hit last night with the death of DJ Jess Marquis.

I took some really fun photos at this Empire Records party last night but those shots are going to have to wait while I deal with the death of one of my first friends in NYC and a true champion of the old New York.

I have had a bunch of friends die in my life, and too many recently. I think about Ease Da Man all the time and Dust La Rock’s passing was a gut punch but as much as I miss those dudes neither could come close to the impact that Jess had on my life.

Jess’ legendary party Trash was my favorite party in New York of all time. It was one of the first parties I went to and when it was at Rififi it was as good as any weekly party could ever get. Jess also threw Rated X which was probably the most insanely fun and debaucherous party outside of Motherfucker which of course Jess also DJd. His Thursday night party “in the seedy basement of Lit”, NC-17, was one of the best places to get people naked.

Honestly, now that I think about it Jess’ parties are responsible for a massive amount of my sex life. I mean I met all the Burning Angel’s at his parties and they formed my dating pool for years. I met my first girlfriend in NYC at Trash and Jess even through a party for the 10th anniversary of me losing my virginity!

Jess threw every birthday party I had in NYC including my 27th birthday party which was easily the most insane night of my life and my 30th birthday party which was also the last birthday party I ever had. He threw Driven By Boredom anniversary parties and was one of the reasons I went to the AVN Awards for the first time. He just had such a big impact on my life.

I wouldn’t be doing anything I am doing today if it weren’t for him. I started nightlife photography to take photos at his parties. He might have been the first person ever to pay me to do it, even if it was just in drink tickets or something. I wouldn’t know porn people if it weren’t for that AVN trip. I started shooting for the Village Voice because they loved all the nudity I got at crazy parties. Nearly every one of those parties Jess threw.

I always told Jess how corny I thought he was. He was this drama kid turned nightlife icon who was so over the top about everything. I am so apathetic and Jess was the exact opposite and his love for burlesque and Morrissey made me roll my eyes. I blame him for the fact that I know all the lyrics to a dozen fucking Smiths songs. He was just so fucking silly and would make me take photo after photo of him and wouldn’t tell anyone he was probably 5 years older than they all thought he was. I gave him shit for all of it, but I would kill to care about anything as much as he did all of this shit.

I can still remember all the lines he delivered night after night at his many many parties. “What’s up you sexy motherfuckers?!” and “Two for one drinks at the bar! If you buy one you get one free!” are the first two that pop in my mind right now but I know I will never have to worry about forgetting his voice. And I will never forget his face because he never aged and I have more photos of him than probably any other person I have ever photographed.

Speaking of, Jess was a great nightlife photographer and I used to look at his work every day when I was first shooting party photos. He just put down the camera at some point to focus on music but for my money he was as good as anyone capturing the downtown scene in New York. I am not sure what’s going to happen to his stuff, but I would kill to get a copy of his hard drive so I could do a book of his nightlife photos.

In recent years I haven’t spent a lot of time with Jess. He stopped doing Trash to focus on doing his own music. He wanted to tour and stop playing the same new wave songs every single night. He was still throwing tons of parties but I can’t stand going into the city anymore so I never saw him. I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time we hung out but I was following all the shit he was doing and I know he was on top of my shit too.

Jess was the defender of nightlife. He was responsible for giving wave after wave of young kids coming to New York a sense of what NYC was like back in the 70s and 80s and making us understand that it was our responsibility to carry on that tradition and make sure to get as weird and as fucked up as humanly possible.

Jess I fucking love you man and it fucking kills me that I am never going to get to take your picture again.

Today I spent an hour pulling tons of photos I took of Jess. There are a lot of these that aren’t great photos and there are so many great ones I couldn’t find. At some point I just couldn’t look at photos of Jess anymore. That being said I pulled nearly 80 photos of him and I hope everyone who loved him, and I know there are a lot of you, gets a chance to check out this gallery.

Click here to see some of my photos of DJ Jess Marquis from pretty much 2008 on. The earlier stuff is terrible.

RIP DJ Jess

RIP DJ Jess

RIP DJ Jess

RIP DJ Jess

RIP DJ Jess

RIP DJ Jess

RIP DJ Jess

 

 

 

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America Is Back

What seems like a decade ago (but was really probably like 8 years) I met a lady named America at some random dance party on the Lower East Side. She instantly became one of my favorite people to photograph but then for some insane reason she moved to fucking Orlando.

In the years that followed I got down to Orlando a couple times and I was lucky enough to get to hang out with America again. The first time we went on some fun adventures but I didn’t get to take any great photos. You see, my camera was broken in an incident where I helped trash the penthouse of a Miami hotel so I went to a flea market in Orlando and bought a plastic camera that took just fucking horrible photos and bummed me out so hard when I got them developed.

A year or two later I was back in Orlando and the guy who hired me (You still owe me money motherfucker!) got America and I into Disney World and we took tons of awesome photos and she cemented herself as one of my top three favorite people to photograph of all time. (She is also one of the most fun people to hang out with of all time, so it works out well.)

After that I never went back to Orlando again and she moved anyway. She had been living in weird midwestern places that I don’t understand and eventually landed in Austin, TX. I keep in touch with her a bit through social networks and the like but I hadn’t seen her in years and somehow I missed the fact that she was living in Austin, making cool movies under this insane new name Erica. Fortunately for everyone I ran into her in the street randomly and we got to hang out again!

It was so awesome to see her again and we got to eat tacos and fun stuff like that, but most importantly as far as you guys are concerned we got to take more photos! And these photos are extra sexy and stuff because we were in a big bed instead of an amusement park for kids!

Erica is a legit actress and stuff so she has agents and the like that don’t want her naked on my website, which is a totally reasonable thing I guess, so these photos are all fairly safe for work, even though they are also totally babely. I did hook you up though with a handful of extra sexy shots over on the Girls of Driven By Boredom.

In fact, in honor of getting to shoot Erica again I teamed up with my friends over at Me In My Place to cross promote and I am giving you guys a coupon code for 20% off Girls of DBB! The code is “america” and you can use it to see tons of outtakes, extra sexy shots and high resolution versions of the stuff already on this site. It’s really cheap and now even cheaper and totally worth checking out. It works as an app on your smart phone, but also works on desktops and laptops and probably weird shit like Chromebooks and Surface 3s.

I have some more good news too. America is coming to NYC for pretty much all of April and clearly I will have to take a million more photos of her being awesome. Huzzah.

Now click here to see all the super babely photos of the fucking amazing America!

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America

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Boobs Of Bushwick – 3.3.15

You’d think a party with more nudity than a strip club would have been less violent. When I walked into the Rookery last night for the first annual Boobs of Bushwick party the first person I saw was bleeding from the face. Hours later, BoB’s own Kate Chip had her nose broken by a lady who was for some reason defending a dude calling people sluts which is the least chill thing ever especially at a party about boobs. Despite the drama the party was fucking awesome and very few people had shirts.

If you didn’t see my Boobs of Bushwick Bar Crawl photos, BoB is a Tumblr started by Chip that features Kate’s friends boobs in random bars around Bushwick. As someone who loves both public nudity and all boobs I am a huge supporter of the blog. It’s a equal opportunity blog with as many dudes as women but there’s no political statement or anything. It’s just fun. You can read Chip’s interview with the Village Voice about it here.

Anyway, Boobs of Bushwick threw it’s first annual party last night and I got to play both photographer and host to the thing and I brought out a ton of scumbags and took a lot of photos. My dude Prince Terrence played music as did DJ DLNGR.  The party was packed all night and the topless lady to creepy dude with camera phone was slightly better than you would expect. I had a blast.

I think that’s it but make sure you check out BoB and then look at my photos from last night. They are obviously not even slightly safe for work. Oh and shout out to booze sponsors Braven Brewing Company, Zachariah Harris and Tito’s for making everyone extra fun. Also just gonna sneak this in here but if you want to see more boobs you should sign up for Girls of DBB.

Now click here to see all my photos from the first annual Boobs of Bushwick party at The Rookery!

Boobs Of Bushwick

Boobs Of Bushwick

Boobs Of Bushwick

Kate Chip - Boobs Of Bushwick

Boobs Of Bushwick

Boobs Of Bushwick

Boobs Of Bushwick

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Boobs Of Bushwick Bar Crawl – 2.23.14

Tomorrow Tuesday the 3rd I am throwing a party with Boobs of Bushwick at the Rookery in Bushwick Brooklyn. You need to come to it because it should be a wild time.

Okay, now let’s back up. I met Kate Chip at the Dinner With Igor book release party. Prince Terrence was DJing and told me I had to meet her because she runs a Tumblr called Boobs of Bushwick and she had her shirt off before I could even say hi. Clearly we have common interests.

I checked out the Tumblr and I was all about it. Kate asked me to be involved in the first annual Boobs of Bushwick party and of course I said yes. Prince Terry was DJing and the Rookery is pretty near my apartment and there will be boobs so how could I say no?

I then came up with an idea of how we could promote the party! We would do a Boobs of Bushwick bar crawl! Kate grabbed a bunch of her friends including two of my old friends and we all met at the Rookery. From there we walked to The Bodega and then to Montana’s Trail Bar and then ended up at Tandem to end the night.

I took a ton of topless photos in the bars and outside and it was so fucking cold out that we had to run out, shoot and run back in. It was a lot of fun anyway. Even some random stranger at Tandem got involved. It was kinda great.

Anyway, it is totally legal to be topless in NYC and while we could probably get in trouble for promoting it or being topless in a bar I think it’s a pretty good excuse to get topless and drunk at the same time. So come to the Rookery tomorrow and drink booze and take your clothes off and I will take photos of you unless you don’t want me to. Whatever the case if you are a dude try not to be creepy but you can be topless too. All manor of boobs are welcome!

See you guys tomorrow! 

And now look at all the NSFW photos from the Boobs of Bushwick Bar Crawl!!

Ps. All these photos plus a few bonus ones are are available in high resolution on Girls of DBB!

Boobs Of Bushwick Bar Crawl

Boobs Of Bushwick Bar Crawl

Boobs Of Bushwick Bar Crawl

Boobs Of Bushwick Party

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Amarna Miller & Silvia Rubi

Headed to New Orleans today for a mini vacation with my lady friend. My whole life is a vacation so I don’t really do relaxing very well but I am going to fucking try. I am sure I will take some photos and we also picked a terrible time to go (50 degrees and rainy all week!) but I wouldn’t expect any updates this week. 

I wanted to get something ready to go so I edited one of the last shoots I did because it was still on my computer and not a hard drive. It actually was on my camera’s memory card for a week because I didn’t shoot anything for a while after I got back from my most recent trip to LA. 

Anyway, I met these two cute Spanish porn stars, Amarna Miller and Silvia Rubi  at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Vegas. I posted the picture I took of them and mentioned on Twitter that I wanted to shoot them. They got back to me right away and a few hours later they were naked on a roof at the Hard Rock. (You can see those photos right now on Girls of DBB!)

I hung out with them a bunch over the weekend and probably took way too many photos. I wanted to shoot them again when we were all in LA the following week so they came over to my weird hotel room and we took a ton of pictures of them just fucking around.

This is one of those shoots where the quality of the photography doesn’t really matter. I was shooting with flash and they were just wrestling each other and we were all laughing and just having a weird time. It was a lot of fun and I think we got some great photos — both funny and sexy ones — that are pretty mediocre photographically. 

It actually reminds me a lot of one of my favorite sets ever, with Skin and Asphyxia (also in Vegas!). They just got high and I took random photos of them wrestling. This was pretty much the same except Silvia and Amarna had beers instead of weed. All of it really fun/funny.

This set is huge and the edit I posted on Girls of DBB is even bigger. It has 22 extra photos that are extra explicit and all of them in high resolution. That’s like a whole bonus set with nothing but vagina shots. Good times.

Okay, I edited these photos and am writing this post on a train from DC to NYC and this is getting kinda long so I am gonna go now.

But click here to see all the photos of Spanish babes Silvia Rubi and Amarna Miller wrestling naked in a creepy Hollywood motel room!

Ps. None of these photos are even slightly safe for work. This one photo preview below is the best I could do.

 Amarna Miller & Slivia Rubi

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2015 LA Art Book Fair

If you know me at all you would probably agree that I am not the most exuberant of humans. I tend to be monotonous and often pessimistic. I live a pretty great life and while I appreciate it, there are few things that really bring me joy. If you were to ask me what makes me the most happy in life I would immediately answer the Miami Dolphins winning a game, but that happens pretty rarely. My second answer would be when I open the first box of something I have created.

When I was 15 I started a magazine and a record label and assembling that first box of records was one of the greatest moments of my life. Since then I have made all manor of media and merch and it always brings me great pleasure. Recently I have produced four photo books/zines/albums and I brought them all to the LA Art Book Fair and it was the best thing to happen in ages despite spending the previous week photographing naked porn stars.

I have been to the NY Art Book Fair a bunch of times and it’s always great but thanks to PaperWork NYC this was the first time I have ever sold anything at an art book fair. I had copies of my new book Dinner With Igor, the zine Food Tattoos, my expensive Vegas photo album and the special Fuck LA zine and print I made just for the fair.

I actually sold a ton of stuff. I got back less than 10 Dinner With Igor’s and I had Dana DeArmond sign five of those. I got back about 15 of the 50 Fuck LA’s that I made and I had April O’Neil sign five of those. I even sold one of the Vegas albums even though I mostly brought them for display. I have sold more than 10 of them but they have all been to fans of my work, not just people who picked it up randomly at the book fair. I got a ton of Food Tattoos back but I brought a ton of them too but still I think I have less than 100 of the 300 I originally printed. All good news.

Aside from selling stuff I also bought a ton of stuff and met a few of my favorite artists. I bought Ed and Deanna Templeton’s out of print zine collection and I finally got to meet Ed. I ran into Tony Stamolis who I love as an artist and have been friends with via the internet for years. He loved Fuck LA so I traded him one for a print which actually came in the mail today. I met Tom Neely of Henry and Glenn Forever fame and got him to sign a copy of the first book. I also got to meet Bill Daniel an old punk rock photographer who I have bought several photos from over the years (including photos of Henry Rollins & Glenn Danzig oddly enough) and got a photo he shot of Glen E. Friedman who I also own a photo (and many books) by. I probably spent another $200 on top of that so I probably didn’t make quite as much money as I could have, but I have no complaints. Pretty epic weekend.

I took a handful of black and white photos and a few snapshots at the book fair and a few at the Love//War show. I figured they made sense together as a small 35mm gallery you guys might enjoy.

So click here to see my 35mm shots from the 2015 LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA! (Very mildly NSFW)

And click here to see my recently updated Etsy store featuring all my books, zines and other photography items perfect for Valentines Day or Presidents Day or some other holiday that you could justify spending money on my arts.

Ed Templeton

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Booth Babe

Ray Potes Of Hamburger Eyes

Day By Day

April O'Neil

Bill Daniels

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Janice Griffith

I have known Janice Griffith for while now and we have been though a lot. I actually met her before she ever did any porn or nude modeling or anything like that. She was only 17 but somehow had snuck into the last Is Anyone Up party and was wearing a Pokeball bra. Let’s just say I am very glad I didn’t try and get her out of it. A year later someone Tweeted a photo of her and I thought she was a babe so I followed her on Twitter. She immediately followed me back and DMed me that we had met before and sent me a link to that Pokeball photo.

A year ago when was in Vegas for the AVN Awards we met for the second time. I ended up photographing her with Veruca James but I have yet to publish the photos for some reason. A few months later I was in LA and we took photos again. Then a few days later we both had one of the worst days of our life together which for both legal and emotional reasons I won’t mention. After that horrible bonding experience we became pretty close friends and I have hung out and taken her photograph a ton of times since then.

Despite the amount of times she has been in front of my camera we have only done two proper shoots. One in Vegas and one in a hotel in LA. The Vegas one I will get to one of these days but for now I have the second set we did shot in LA maybe 9 months ago. Janice is such a babe so I know you are going to dig these. Also, we shot these with the idea that they might end up in a certain men’s magazine which would required a lot more graphic photos than what I normally shoot so if you want to see those photos I put them all on Girls of Driven By Boredom. Go lurk them there.

Now click here to see all my NSFW photos of Janice Griffith!

Ps. Janice is in Fuck LA and my Vegas album.

Janice Griffith

Janice Griffith

Janice Griffith

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2015 AVN Awards & Adult Entertainment Expo

I am finally back from the West Coast. After one of the worst travel experiences of my life I arrived back in NYC to 16 degree weather and find that the car I was borrowing was completely covered in ice! I am still glad to be back though because warm weather is for cowards and California is full of beautiful flaky people who go to bed really early.

I already posted my galleries from the 2015 AVN Awards and the 2015 Adult Entertainment Expo over on my Road Trip blog, but I wanted to get these up on the main page and perhaps give you slightly more info on the whole thing. And I mean slightly because I need to go dig out this fucking car right now.

The Adult Entertainment Expo is the trade show that happens around the same time as the AVN Awards at the Hard Rock in Vegas. It features lots of naked ladies standing around getting hugged by dudes who waited in long lines to hug naked ladies. It’s always a weird thing to watch but I sort of love taking photos of people obsessed with anything. Fans are the best. Also it’s sort of like a family reunion and it’s nice to see all the people I only see once or twice a year.

The AVN Awards are the porn Oscars and they are always a good photo op. My back was fucked up so I didn’t quite nail my coverage as hard as usual but I still took a lot of damn photos. Rae Sremmurd played and my buddy Tommy Pistol was one of the hosts so that was all great.

Anikka Albrite won best female performer of the year which makes I think the 4th year in a row that the award has gone to a Spiegler Girl. Mark Spiegler is my favorite agent in porn and I tend to get along with his girls better than most people in the industry so I am always glad when his ladies win stuff. Anikka once watched me eat a giant hamburger in one of the worst restaurants I have ever been to in my life so we are pretty much bonded for life. Her dude Mick Blue won male performer of the year so that was really cute.

Carter Cruise won best new starlet and she is also a Spiegler Girl. I hadn’t heard of her before so I googled her and saw that she followed me on Twitter so I hit her up and we went out on my last night in LA and we took a ton of fun pictures that you will get to see one day. She rules so congrats to her too.

Other friends that won stuff included Adriana Chechik, Samantha Bentley, Bonnie Rotten and some other people I haven’t photographed naked… Okay, I have some photos of James Deen naked somewhere… but none of Lee Roy Meyers.

Lastly, I should mention that I shot a ton of naked photos while I was in Vegas and a lot of them are up on Girls of Driven By Boredom. Drunken Stepfather ran a gallery of some exclusive shots and you can get 10% off the app with the code “stepfather”.

Now click here to see all the photos from the 2015 AVN Awards in Vegas.

And click here to see all the photos from the 2015 Adult Entertainment Expo.

Ps. This was way longer than it was supposed to be.

Anikka Albrite & Mick Blue

Adult Entertainment Expo

Rae Sremmurd @ AVN

Adriana Chechik @ AEE

James Deen & Gaby Dunn

Bonnie Rotten @ AEE

Mark Spiegler & Jessie Andrews

Adult Entertainment Expo

AVN Awards Hosts Tommy Pistol & Alexis Texas

 

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