Arabelle Raphael Is Back

Happy Valentine’s Day. You probably need some nudes.

I haven’t taken Arabelle Raphael’s photo in years, but I always loved shooting her. The first time we took photos was in a mutual friend’s place and then the next day I ended up driving her to Vegas and we shot some pretty 35mm stuff in the middle of the desert and a bunch of photos from that first 48 hours of knowing her have ended up in my zines and books and stuff. A couple of years later we took some photos at her place when she was living in LA, but then 5 years went by and I would occasionally run into her but we didn’t do another shoot until a couple of months ago. 

I saw on Twitter that she was going to be in NYC and I hit her up. She had me come by her hotel in midtown. She had plans right after and her room was horribly lit, so these weren’t taken under ideal conditions, but we got some nice photos anyway and it’s cool to see the progression of her tattoos as time passes. We also shot some really nice 35mm stuff outside after the shoot but the goddamn roll of film got scratched and I was heartbroken. 

There are some more explicit, high resolution shots on Girls of Driven By Boredom so make sure you check those out if you are spending Valentine’s Day in this year. 

Or you can just click here to see this gallery of new photos of the amazing Arabelle Raphael!

Arabelle Raphael

Arabelle Raphael

Arabelle Raphael

 

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2019 Girls Of AVN

One of the main reasons I go to Vegas every year for the AVN Awards is because it’s a great place to photograph people and meet new people to photograph. I love doing super quick shoots in model’s messy hotel rooms. It’s very much what I love shooting. I want people in their places just being themselves. If some nudity is involved all the better, everyone is happy. 

So every year I release a “Girls of AVN” gallery and of course this year is no exception. This gallery is both a collection of shots from the mini shoots I did, as well as a preview of some bigger sets that will be posted here in the future. What follows will be an unnecessary breakdown of what I shot while I was in Vegas in order of how they appear in the gallery. Enjoy.

First up we have some photos of cam girls Heidi V and Kristie Bish. This shoot happened because when I got to Vegas my girlfriend had yet to arrive. She had booked the hotel so I couldn’t check in until she got to Vegas so I was looking for a place to put my stuff. Heidi kindly offered and I went up to her room. Meanwhile a girl named Kristie Bish was DMing me on Twitter. She had reached out because her ex was apparently a big fan of my work and she loved my book Instaxxx which he owned. I only mention this so that I can promote both Instaxxx (BUY IT!) and my new book (BACK THE KICKSTARTER), but I told her that we could shoot an Instax of her that she could give to her ex. I mentioned that I was in Heidi’s room and she was apparently just hanging out with Heidi and came up to the room right then. We took some Instax photos and then Heidi jumped in and we took some funny digital photos. I should also mention that I have a whole ass set of Heidi from ages ago that I haven’t published because I shot them with a single LED light and kinda hate them, although Heidi look super cute so I am going to post them eventually. Moving on!

Next up we have like 5 whole photos of Anna De Ville (and a 6th photo of her dog). She was hung over and had no makeup on and her hotel room was way too dark to be taking photos, but she did have a fucking hot tub in the middle of her steps which makes no goddamn sense so I had to take her photo anyway. My guess is the 35mm flash stuff I shot is going to look way better, but the digital stuff was pretty much unuseable. 

Up next we have Bunny Colby, who I met on Twitter ages ago and we finally got to shoot. Unfortunately in the middle of the shoot I realized I had my girlfriend’s rental car keys and she had to put a bunch of stuff in her trunk so I had to leave the shoot in the middle of it. I was super bummed because I have wanted to take Bunny’s photo for longer than she’s been named Bunny, but alas. Hopefully we will get to do a longer shoot soon. All that being said we got some nice stuff and this is actually part of a much longer shoot that will be published sooner or later!

On the second day of the AVN Expo I was walking to the convention when I ran into Khloe Kapri. I stopped to talk to her because she dates my friend Kasey Warner and I got to spend a bunch of time with her last time I was in LA. We took some pretty photos that are coming soon and I think she’s great so clearly I had to talk to her. While we were talking Jane Wilde came to say hi to both of us. She was killing time before she had to have her makeup done, and Khloe was also waiting for a makeup artist so I suggested we take some photos. I ran into the convention real quick and then came up to Jane’s room where they were both waiting and smoking weed. I told them to do exactly what they were doing, but shirtless (I am an artist) and we took photos until Khloe finished rolling another joint and then we all went our separate ways. 

When I got down to the convention again I immediately ran into Jade Baker. I just shot Jade in LA and we took some really nice photos (one of which is going to be in my new book that you should buy right now). I asked her what she was up to and she was headed to her room because she forgot something for her booth. I asked her if I could come with her and we spent literally 4 minutes taking photos. This is exactly why I come to Vegas. Great content in under 5 minutes.

Next up in gallery is another full shoot that I am only giving you guys a preview of for now. These photos are of a cam girl named Scout that I took some really pretty photos of not too long ago. One of the 35mm photos I took during that shoot is both in my new book (*AHEM*) and in the 20th annual Dirty Show in Detroit later this month. Scout is great and I would shoot her anytime, but I should mention that she spent $250 on the socks she is wearing in this shoot and that is truly immoral behavior. When I publish this full set expect a lengthy diatribe on consumerism and wealth inequality. 

Next up are some photos of a girl named Sammie Six, not to be confused with Sammie Sixx. We were supposed to shoot some photos last year at AVN but it didn’t happen. What did happen was that we took a bunch of photos of her this year. Enough that these photos also are getting their own set as well. I should also mention that Sammie told me these photos feel the most “her” of any photo shoot she’s done which is honestly the best compliment I could ever hope for.

Penultimately have a shoot with Leigh Raven. I have wanted to take Leigh’s photo forever and I finally got to shoot her doing her makeup. I also shot some photos of her and her girlfriend Nikki Hearts who I recently photographed after knowing her for many, many years. They look so great together and I hope I can photograph them both again some time when they aren’t getting ready for a party. In this shoot I posted all the photos of Leigh doing her makeup and the photos of her an Nikki, but there are a lot more photos of her being real goofy and throwing Skittles around the room and then she had her friends help her get dressed and all of that is available as a separate bonus set ONLY available on Girls of Driven By Boredom!

Lastly we have a few photos of Evelyn Claire. I shot her for the first time at AVN last year and I randomly saw Black Panther with her and my friend Lucy when she was visiting NYC. I shot Evelyn in the same hotel where I shot Anna De Ville but there was no hot tub in the stairs (no stairs at all sadly). I have a whole set of her too but again those will come later. For now you just get a taste of the set (although there are some bonus dirty pics on Girls of DBB).

In conclusion I have over 100 photos for you from my AVN trip to Vegas. You can see these same photos in high resolution, plus some bonus slightly dirtier shots over on Girls of DBB. It also has that bonus Leigh Raven set and a ton of other photos all in high resolution for you to lurk forever and ever. Oh, and back my Kickstarter before it ends next week. 

Now click here to see the full 2019 Girls of AVN gallery!

Bunny Colby

Leigh Raven

Jade Baker

Scout

Evelyn Claire

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2019 AVN Show

I just got back from Las Vegas where I have spent a week every January since 2008 for the AVN Awards week. The first time I ever went, I went without any clients or plans and got a ton of great photos and it turned into a yearly trip that I have covered for dozens of outlets including Village Voice, LA Weekly, Playboy and Vice. But this year was a little bit different, between making my plans last second and my girlfriend being nominated for a bunch of awards (she also presented one) I decided to skip photographing the awards and just go as my girlfriend’s date.

(I did shoot a little video of Cardi B performing at the awards that ended up on Yahoo & Complex.)

We have a long distance relationship so I figured it would be a great chance to spend some time with her and shoot a bunch of photos, so while she was signing autographs I was shooting the AVN trade show which is now called AVN Show or the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo instead of just the Adult Entertainment Expo.  None of that matters but I got a bunch of photos from the show for you to look at if you want.

I also did a bunch of random photo shoots in hotel rooms along the way and I will get at least some of that stuff up this week as well. A few of the shoots are proper full sets that I will release on their own later, but I will pull highlights of them and all the photos from the quicker shoots into one update ASAP.

Oh, I should also mention that because I wasn’t working for any clients other than you guys, I kinda half assed it this year as far as the convention coverage. I still came out of it with over 100 decent photos, but honestly I was more interested in seeing old friends and playing with my new camera than I was doing a good job of covering the convention from an editorial standpoint.

Anyway, there are a bunch of photos here and they are pretty NSFW. Oh, and if you want to see them in higher resolution I decided to upload them to Girls of Driven By Boredom which I normally don’t do for event coverage but this seemed like a pretty good exception to that rule.

Now click here to see all my photos from the 2019 AVN Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Ps. Back my new book on Kickstarter!

Angela White

2019 AVN Show

Kissa Sins

2019 AVN Show

Ginger Banks & Ivy Wolfe

Riley Reid

Tiffany Watson & Cadence Lux

Abigail Mac

 

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Stoya Camera Test

I am going to Las Vegas for the AVN Awards tomorrow so I wanted to get up some new photos before I left. For updates from my AVN Week trip, make sure you follow me on Twitter and Instagram and think about backing my new limited edition book on Kickstarter… 

One of the nice things about living in Brooklyn is that there are always a bunch of great people just a few stops away on the subway, so when I got a new camera I texted my friend Stoya and a few minutes later I was in her office trying to figure to work a digital viewfinder. 

I have known Stoya for more than a decade but we have actually only done one proper shoot. I’ve taken her photo a million times but it’s always just some random thing and it has always come out well. Stoya has been a big feature of two of my books including being a main inspiration for my book Dinner With Igor (I took a photo of her drinking a milkshake that somehow went viral) and being the first reward to sell out for my Instaxxx book Kickstarter.

So when I hit up Stoya she had been shooting all day for her new digital magazine Zero Spaces and was pretty exhausted but she was down to take some photos as long as she didn’t have to get up from her desk. I was fully down. When I got there I realized how dark it was in her apartment but this was a perfect test of the crazy ISO of my new Nikon Z6. I started out shooting at 10,000 (if you don’t know about cameras please ignore this part) which looked great before bumping it down to 5000 ISO which is still way higher than I would go on my Nikon D810 which cost nearly double what the Z6 did. When I got the photos home I realized 10,000 ISO looked great and I can’t wait to see how high I can push it. 

There’s some stuff I don’t like about the camera, but maybe it’s just stuff I am not used to yet (like the digital viewfinder), but I got this thing to shoot some video, so I guess the real test will be when (or if) I start shooting video. Still I really like the camera for portraits and I haven’t quite given up using it to shoot for events. I think I just need to get used to it.

Anyway, these photos were just a test and there aren’t a ton of them and they aren’t that exciting, I was just playing with stuff, but Stoya is great and people seem to love photos of her so I figured I would post these photos while I am out of town for a week and you can check them out in the meantime.

Speaking of the meantime, while I am gone you should totally sign up for Girls of Driven By Boredom (these photos have been there in high resolution for 24 hours or so) and back my new book’s Kickstarter. Only 50 books are left!

Now click here to see all the NSFW photos from my camera test with Stoya.

Stoya

Stoya

Stoya

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Adios 2018

The first post of the new year is about getting rid of a bunch of stuff from the old year. In what is becoming a tradition I am about to dump on you guys a bunch of photos that didn’t quite make it as a full set and then preview some upcoming new stuff. Did I mention all these photos that I’m talking about are nudes? Oh yeah, that’s a thing.

I am gonna go through these photos in the same order that they are in the gallery so you can try and figure out who’s who. The first batch of photos is this girl Cara who I shot a bunch of 35mm stuff outside, but before we went outside we took some random photos in my kitchen. I think it was because she had never really done any nude modeling and I always know first time people get a lot more comfortable as a shoot goes on so maybe I wanted to shoot some stuff first but it was almost a year ago so I might be making that up.

The second batch is of my friend Heidi V. I actually have a full shoot with her that’s still coming, but I haven’t published it because I shot it with these cheap LED lights I bought and I just had one of them with me and they weren’t great. But Heidi is real cute so I am just gonna suck it up and post them at some point, but here’s some random stuff we shot after the shoot was over.

Next up are these pigeon photos that I cannot possibly explain. One of my friends asked me to shoot her topless in Times Square with a pigeon mask on and I wasn’t gonna say no. I should point out that these photos and the ones mentioned above have all been on Girls of Driven By Boredom for a minute now and if you paid for that site you would have seen them in HD by now.

Up next are some random photos from Exxxotica NJ this year of Pouty Kitty and Veda. I shot a ton of 35mm of them but gave up on digital real quickly when I realized the light was useless. Still there were a few photos worth lurking and there’s actually some more explicit shots from the shoot on Girls of DBB — hint hint.

The next group of photos is from my recent trip to LA. They are the photos that didn’t make it into any other sets. The first three are of this girl Lua Saturni. We got stuck in traffic and by the time we got to the place we were going to shoot it was too dark. I managed to get these three shots that look halfway decent if you lighten them in photoshop, but then I totally forgot to do that when I uploaded this gallery so enjoy these aggressively underexposed photos. Sorry. Next in the LA batch is a bunch of photos of Lil Brown Eyes. We just didn’t shoot a ton of stuff and there’s barely any nudity so I tossed them in here instead of doing a seperate post. And lastly in the LA group is a few photos of a girl who DMed me on Instagram at like 4am on my last night in LA and we just met up and shot in the middle of the night on the street. It was a pretty fun story even if we didn’t really get much.

You might have seen a couple of the photos of Syd Vicious that I shot at the Gathering of the Juggalos. I posted a few photos of her with those photos this year (and of course uploaded the full set to Girls of DBB) but now you get to see them all. She got naked in front of a bunch of people and rolled around in the grass. It was fun.

After that we have some non nude photos of Weed Slut that I shot for Playboy at the AVNs in Vegas last year. Not sure why they never ran them but they paid me and I’m not going to complain. I guess it’s still possible that they are going to publish them so I only uploaded a few of them to give you a taste for the set, but at least someone sees a few of theses photos.

Okay, from there we get to the previews of upcoming sets. Gonna go through these super quick because I am gonna publish them and talk about them in full later, but it’s a little taste for what’s coming. A lot of these I have posted on Twitter or whatever so you might have seen them already. 

The set I shot with this girl Sammy just needs to be color corrected but I am so lazy that it’s been like 10 months and I haven’t posted it. Same with the next shots of this girl Dina Michelle. Her and I got locked on a roof which was totally insane but we didn’t take many photos on the roof because we were freaking out about how to get down. The next three preview are of Sabby and a different Sammy and then Sabby and Sammy together with my friend Margot. I shot Sammy and Sabby back to back and they wanted to shoot together so I brought them to Margot’s place and we had a blonde, a brunette and a redhead all together and it was pretty fun. After that are photos of my friend Isabelle who I am going to be shooting again soon. And after that is a shoot I did with my friend Kirra and her friend who just randomly got topless in the middle of it. Kirra is one of my favorite models but this was the first time we ever did a full digital shoot. 

After that we have previews of the full shoots I did in LA with Alex DeLaFlour, my buddy Eddy, Nicki Hearts, Melina Mason’s return to being naked on the internet, and my first of hopefully many with a girl named Jade Baker. In between all that there are photos of Kasey Warner, Khloe Kapri and their friend Damia who isn’t a nude model or porn star or anything, she’s just real cute. Those three girls I shot a ton of content with including Damia and Khloe by themselves, all three of them together and then Kasey and Damia together which I have already uploaded exclusively to Girls of Driven By Boredom. So fucking sign up already.

Finally we have two shoots I did very recently. I shot some photos of Arabelle Raphael who I hadn’t shot in years and some photos of Stoya who I have been friends with for more than a decade and we’ve still really only done one proper shoot. The photos I shot of her the other day were just a test of my new camera, but more on that later… 

Okay that’s all I got. There are over 100 photos in this gallery so please enjoy the photos instead of complaining about the fact that a bunch of them are poorly lit or whatever. I just don’t have it in me to care when none of you care about anything but seeing nipples or whatever it is that keeps you coming back to this damn website.

Click here to see my massive 2018 NSFW photo dump!

Topless In Times Square

Kirra

Jade Baker

Weed Slut

Melina Mason

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Meet Ashley

A few months ago Kimberly Kane told me about her friend Ashley who was moving to New York. She was like “Ashley rules and she needs to meet new people in the city.” KK is one of my favorite humans of all time so I took her word for it and got some food with Ashley. She does in fact rule and a week or two later I went over to her place and we took some photos. 

This shoot is like the perfect example of my strengths and weaknesses as a photographer. On the strengths side, after meeting me once Ashley was comfortable enough to want to do a shoot with me. She had only posed nude once before and apparently I am only the second dude to ever see her naked which is a god damned honor. I think I made her comfortable while we were shooting and we got some photos that she was really psyched about.

On the negative side I don’t use lighting so shooting in a fairly dark room was challenging. A studio photographer would have set up a couple lights and wouldn’t have thought twice about it. But that’s where we get back to one of my strengths. I am pretty good at figuring out ways to make shoots work, be it using a TV to light a shoot or in this case a projector and a lamp.

It was a lot of fun to mess with the projector, using both the light it bounced off the wall and the projector directly. She also had some LED smart bulbs so we played with those a bit too as well as the little bit of natural light that was coming through the window. But on the negative side again, we were using very little light and I missed a bunch of shots because they were just slightly out of focus or the projector hit my lens creating less than compelling lens flares.

On the plus side again, I really like shooting in people’s spaces. It feels very real and natural and I like that. But on the negative I tend to do stuff like not notice that there’s something dark hanging on the wall directly behind dark hair and it’s distracting as fuck or just the little things in the background like plugs or trash cans that lead to a messy composition. 

Whatever the case, I ultimately really enjoy these photos and I hope you guys do too. Also Ashley and I have become friends so not only will you probably get more photos of her in the future but she is also becoming a fan of my hockey team and that is incredibly important.

And now it is time to sell you things. 1) Ashley was the very last person I shot for my absurd Driven By Boredom Dental calendar. There are only a few copies left and if you wanna get one my Christmas order now! 2) There are some photos of Ashley fully naked on Girls of Driven By Boredom and as always all the photos from this set are available there in high resolution. Go sign up! Okay, let’s get to the free photos already.

Click here to see the NSFW photos of Ashley!

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley

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2018 Exxxotica New Jersey

Over the weekend I went to the 2018 Exxxotica NJ adult convention. It’s an event I have covered way too many times but it’s always fun to see everyone and I usually get some fun shots in a random hotel room after the convention is over. The last two years I was actually working for Exxxotica because my friend Steve Prue is their house photographer and he needed someone to cover a few things for him. This year they didn’t need me but my friend Veda offered me a ride and the hotels were super cheap so I decided to go even though I was just shooting for myself. 

On Friday I spent most of the time just saying hi to people and introducing Veda and her friend Kitty to people and really just hanging out. I took maybe 20 usable photos on the first day. On day two I knew I wanted to shoot more so I spent most of the day on my own shooting and ended up with a decent gallery even though it was decidedly lazy. I mostly just shot my friends and then some random sniping when I saw good fan/star interaction. So here I am once again apologizing for my photos even though I should probably pretend I am the shit since most people can’t tell good photography from bad photography anyway so it doesn’t really matter.

Outside of the actual convention I think I probably got some fun stuff. The first night we didn’t get into much but I did end up shooting Veda and Kitty in our hotel room. I mostly shot 35mm stuff, but I did shoot a handful of digital shots too. The light just sucked so I focused mostly on shooting with my flash on my 35mm point and shoot and some black and white as well. Since the digital stuff is pretty mediocre, but the girls are fun to look at, I decided I would just make that shoot an exclusive to Girls of Driven By Boredom, so if you want to see them naked in a hotel room go sign up now. 

The second night was fun. I was waiting for a friend to hit me up about shooting in her hotel room, but never heard back so I was ready to give up and head back to the city when Veda got a text from someone telling her we should come by the Inked Angels Awards after party. We figured we would check it out quickly and then head back to Brooklyn. When we got there the after party was over but we ended up hanging out with a bunch of drunk tattooed porn peoples, got a White Castle Crave Case (30 burgers!) and ended up partying in Johnny Gash’s hotel room. That’s a horrifying porn name, but we were pretty much wearing the same outfit so I appreciate him anyway. I hope a bunch of the 35mm stuff comes out because it was a weird fucking night. We probably drove back around 3am or something and missed out on day 3 of the convention because I had to watch football because my life is weird. None of this really matters, but I still have a bunch of convention photos for you to look at below. 

Click here to see all the photos from the 2018 Exxxotica New Jersey convention at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center.

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

2018 Exxxotica NJ

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Scout

A few months ago Scout was visiting NYC and she hit me up about taking some photos. I don’t really sleep at night and she had something to do until pretty late so I ended up getting to her hotel at like 2am or something. It was really late. She was staying at the Standard and all the rooms have an entire wall of windows so I was sort of hoping we could make it until sunrise so we could get some cool shots with the natural light.

When I got there the room was really poorly lit. My options were 1) no light 2) bright but ugly light 3) mood light. The mood lighting was the best option but it wasn’t really bright enough to shoot anything and it was too yellow. I had this idea to turn on the TV. I’ve used TV to light (or at least help light) shoots before and the Standard had this Standard TV station and they kept playing this black and white video over and over again which made for a pretty consistent cool light source. Between that and the big mirror I felt like we had something.

I don’t say this very often but I really like these photos. Scout is a great model and the TV lighting looks so cool. You can see us trying different things as we move through the set but we kinda nailed it from the beginning. We also shot a TON of 35mm stuff that I am sure is going to end up in some zine or book down in the future. I shot her in the bath and eating room service and all this stuff using my flash for the 35mm stuff and I was pretty happy with most of it. We never did make it until sunrise, but it was pretty much daytime by the time I got back to Brooklyn. 

This whole set was available yesterday in high resolution on Girls of Driven By Boredom. I also added a handful of photos from the end of this shoot where we were trying out different stuff and shots of her with the food and things like that. I just wanted people who help pay my rent to get some exclusive stuff so there it is. Go sign up now!

If you decided you don’t want to throw in a couple of dollars a month to help me keep going that’s fine too and you can go look at the small versions of these photos below. I still love you even if you don’t love me. It’s fine. 

Click here to see a bunch of photos of Scout at the Standard Highline lit with just a TV!

Scout

Scout

Scout

Scout

Scout

 

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Evelyn Claire

I got some new photos for you that are new in that they are from this calendar year. I met Evelyn in Vegas which seems to be the place I meet most people I shoot because of that whole AVN Awards thing. It sort of works like this, some cute lady on the internets will follow me and I will lurk them and find out they get naked on the internet and I follow them back and then a few months later I find out they are going to be in Vegas in January for AVN and then I hit them up or run into them at the hotel and say “hey let’s go take photos upstairs for 20 minutes” and then 10 months later you get to see the photos because I am so backed up with content that I never get around to posting anything in a timely matter.

So yeah, this is Evelyn Claire. She’s real photogenic. We shot these photos in her hotel room and we finished the shoot so fast I shot her again in her AVN dress so she’d have some nice photos in that so it’s really two shoots in one, okay, that’s not really true given it’s in the exact same place in the exact same room and she looks exactly the same in both shoots. And also there’s some photos of her in a leather jacket too so like is that three different shoots? No, of course not. So, it’s been decided. One shoot, three outfits, plenty of photos for you to look at.

Also, I put these up on Girls of Driven By Boredom yesterday so that I would have a good reason to promote my paid site because the network that hosts it is having a 30% off sale. So go sign up and look at these photos in high resolution and you will get a bunch of bonus explicit photos because I need to give people that spend money on my photos to have nice things that the rest of you don’t get. It’s only fair. Use the coupon “MIDOCTOBERSALE” for the 30% off but honestly I don’t know when the sale ends so if you check this in a few days in the coupon doesn’t work don’t blame me. The site is like $25 for an entire year or something so stop complaining. 

You can probably tell from this post but I am way over caffeinated so I am going to go work on some projects while I still feel alive so go look at these photos and I am gonna go be productive and everyone wins.

Click here to see the NSFW photos of Evelyn Claire in Las Vegas.

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

Evelyn Claire

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