Best Of 2011

For a while I was spending hours a day going through every photo I have ever taken but at some point I stopped. I think I just got busy or something but the other day I started the project up again. The idea is to pull all my favorite images of all time into one place so it’s easier to find stuff and easier to put together some sort of portfolio page which I don’t actually have. I finally finished 2011 so I wanted to give you guys some of the highlights.

2011 was a good year. It was the first year I started working for Sailor Jerry and I got to shoot a bunch of fun stuff for them back when we were doing music festivals almost every weekend it seems. Lolapalooza, Fun Fun Fun and Voodoo Fest were some of the highlights. I had a Ryan Gosling/ Big Freedia photo go viral at Fun Fun Fun and an Odd Future set at Voodoo made national news after they attacked some photographers and I decided to defend them.

Lots of other great festivals that year including the first Four Knots festival, Mad Decent Block Party and of course SXSW. I photographed an Insane Clown Posse cruise and went to the Kentucky Derby with Prince Terry & Dances With White Girls. I was on stage for Wu-Tang and shot Slayer for the first time and spent more time with Major Lazer, TV On The Radio and the Black Lips than is reasonable. I shot Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears and I even shot a Sweet 16 party that Usher showed up at.

2011 was the year of Occupy Wall Street and I photographed the party at Ground Zero when Osama Bin Laden was finally killed.

I went on a cross country road trip with someone I had met twice. I photographed the woman that I would date for two years for the first time. I started a punk band and photographed babes in our t-shirts. I went to Art Basel and the AVN Awards and photographed a ton of naked women everywhere.

Honestly I am getting bored of writing this but there are a lot of celebrities and naked people and the general madness you might expect from my blog. Just go look at the pictures. There are a LOT of them. NSFW obviously.

Click here to see the huge gallery from the best of 2011!

Ryan Gosling & Big Freedia

Odd Future

Jessie Andrews

Blake Anderson & Donald Glover

The Big Four

Snoop Dogg

Kentucky Derby

Major Lazer

Whitney For Mishka

Pharrell & Michael Rapaport

Britney Spears

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Hogs & Heifers Closing Party – 8.23.15

Last night another infamous New York bar shut it’s doors. After 23 years in the Meatpacking District Hogs & Heifers is gone. I only went there a handful of times because when I moved to NYC 9 years ago the Meatpacking District was already a shit show of rich douchebags and tourists hitting bottle service clubs but when Hogs & Heifers opened it’s doors the neighborhood looked a lot different. Hogs was a rowdy bar where the half naked bartenders would dance on the bar, steal bras and scream at people on a megaphone for any and all reasons.

The bar was home to bikers and cops and firemen and drunks and union construction workers who were building the west side of NYC into the horror show of luxury development it is now. Eventually it became a tourist attraction after it was surrounded by hotels and art galleries and nightclubs. Tourists could walk in there any night of the week and slum it with scumbags and have a wild time while the bartenders fleeced them for whatever they could take.

While I wasn’t a huge fan of the bar I was honored to be there for their last night. The security kept the douche bags out and the evening was surprisingly low key considering the shit show it usually is. That’s not to say things didn’t get wild last night, but there was as much crying and hugging as there was puking and fucking. There aren’t a lot of bars that last over 20 years in NYC and it’s closing it was another reminder that this city is not the city that everyone dreams of before they move here.

But last night was one of those real New York moments where you get a glimpse of what New York was once upon a time. There were people of nearly every age and race and background there and they were all singing along to Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash. I met old drunks and Jersey bikers and twenty something hipsters and dozens of those real New York characters you see in old Law & Order episodes. It was a fairly magical night.

Oh, and there were a lot of hot half naked women dancing on bars. With all my waxing poetic I forgot why you came to my website for a second… Don’t worry – there are boobs to be seen.

RIP Hogs & Heifers and fuck all the real estate developers who are cashing in on the culture they are destroying. (Except, of course, for Stephen Ross because he owns my favorite football team.)

Click here to see a massive gallery from the last night at the infamous Hogs & Heifers.

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

Hogs & Heifers Closing

 

 

 

 

 

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Chelsea

Many years ago I pretty much fell in love with this babe on the via the internet named Chelsea. She was friends with a bunch of tattooed naked babes I knew and kept showing up everywhere. Remember when MySpace was a thing? Anyway, for some reason she was a fan of my photos and we became friends in real life and she actually ended up getting my logo tattooed on her leg.

Fast forward 8 years later Chelsea has become a badass naked babe photographer and has been telling me that entire time that she’s gonna get her DBB tattoo covered up (she still hasn’t!). Chelsea is also a wonderful human so when we were hanging out together at Art Basel in Miami last winter she told me I could take some sexy photos of her. She thought being on the other side of the camera would make her photography better and who am I to argue.

Not only did I get to take somesexy photos of her but I also had probably the best meal of my life with her at Versailles after the shoot. It was seriously epic. Very great day.

Now since Chelsea is a photographer and she was fairly picky about the photos I could use and most of the stuff we shot was in her underwear or just implied nude, but there are some really sexy ones in there and she even let me throw a few properly naked ones up on Girls of Driven By Boredom because she is a wonderful human.

In conclusion, Chelsea is really hot and a great photographer, Versailles in Miami is the best food ever and you need to sign up for Girls of DBB now.

Oh and then click this link here to look at some really hot photos of Chelsea.

Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea

 

 

 

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The Driven By Boredom Snapback

I realized recently that the last time I did any Driven By Boredom clothing it was 2009. I figured it was time to step up my game a little bit and frankly I wanted my own black on black DBB Snapback. Fortunately a friend of mine who does the embroidery for another thing I do asked me to shoot his daughter’s Sweet 16 party. Normally I would have said no, but the guy is a good friend and has done a lot for me so I pitched him the idea of a trade. So a few weeks ago I shot his daughters 16th birthday in what was one of the most surreal events I have ever photographed. Did you know 16 year olds love the Electric Slide? And somehow Soulja Boy is still popular? Wild.

(I actually have shot one other Sweet 16 party but it was for current Fool’s Gold recording artist Leaf and Usher was there an Dev and Shwazye performed so it was kinda a different thing.)

Anyway, in exchange for shooting the party I got a couple dozen hats. I got a dozen black on black, six magenta (pink) and six red. Since I am stealing one of each of them there’s very few left so if you want one you better get one now.

The hats are $28 which is a compromise between the $25 I wanted to sell em for and the $30 that I probably should sell them for to justify a shooting a 16 year old girl birthday party.

I shot my friend Bel Vargas in the hats last night but I didn’t really think about shooting any safe for work stuff because I am an idiot so I guess you are just gonna have to deal with some nipples.

Click here to get your very own Driven By Boredom snapback! 

Ps. Also for sale on my Etsy store is the greatest photo I have ever taken.

Bel Vargas Driven By Boredom Snapback

Bel Vargas Driven By Boredom Snapback

 

 

 

 

 

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Back With Brandy Aniston

Before I left town for a few weeks I photographed Brandy Aniston in her Manhattan hotel room. Our plan was mostly to take topless photos in Times Square for the public nudity zine I am working. The zine is going to be mostly 35mm so I just wanted to shoot film in Times Square, but I had been trying to shoot Brandy for years so I wanted to get some digital shots too. We only had about 10 minutes to shoot in her room because I had plans right after so we just banged it out real quick.

I posted the full set, including some extra porny images on Girls Of Driven By Boredom before I left town but I had this set all ready to go so I figured I would get it up now. It’s a pretty small set and clearly very rushed, but Brandy is really cool looking so I think you are gonna be glad it exists. Like she’s so porno looking which isn’t normally my thing but there is something about her that makes you just wanna do terrible shit to her but like also go hang out with her at a dive bar afterwards. Maybe it’s just the tattoos and I am that predictable. Who knows but I am glad I finally got to shoot her and hopefully I will get more than 15 minutes next time.

My Gathering of the Juggalos trip directly into vacation was supposed to be over already but my parents are retiring and just sold their home so I ended up taking an extra day and a half to help them with everything. Part of it was just wanting to spend an extra night in my childhood home before some strangers are living in it even though my parents gave my bed away already. But I will be back in NYC tonight and back to work. I got a lot of shit to do and a lot of projects to work on. I have stuff I am working on for September, November, December and January so it should be an exciting couple of months unless I run out of money and have to get a real job.

See you guys back in Brooklyn, but in the mean time go lurk these images and if you want to see a few extra pervy photos of Brandy you can at Girls of Driven By Boredom or just like Google her. She’s a porn star; Her vagina is everywhere.

Click here to see all my NSFW shots of Brandy Aniston in NYC!

Ps. Be on the look out next week for our Times Square photos over on my Tumblr!

Brandy Aniston

Brandy Aniston

Brandy Aniston

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Busey Beauties @ Gathering Of The Juggalos

Hopefully you remember Mike Busey and his Busey Beauties from last year. If not him or his girls you certainly remember Big LA the giant stomached man who went viral after grinding on girls with his gut. They aren’t exactly juggalos but they put on crazy shows and give juggalos lap dances if you buy a t-shirt so juggalos (and photographers love them).

I ran into them when I was shooting Ho99o9 and I saw them getting on the Tilt-A-Whirl. I jumped on it too and took photos of them (which was really difficult) while riding the ride. After that Mike told me he had become a fan of my photography since I got him in Rolling Stone last year and we immediately set up a shot of him and his girls in a port-a-potty. Good times.

His crew is so photogenic I actually had to make an effort not to just spend all my time hanging out with them. As a photographer it’s hard not to want to photograph them and as a scumbag it’s hard not to flirt with half naked fire breathing strippers. I think I managed to do an okay job shooting other things, but I do have an odd number of people in my phone with the last name Busey now.

Also I should mention that Vine star Charlie Classic was there as well. I don’t know fucking anything about Vine since they stopped allowing nudity and I got kicked myself kicked off with a naked Vine titled “Fuck your terms of service”. That being said I had a couple of my Instagram & Twitter followers tell me I should go meet him. Seems like a good dude and also kinda a scumbag which means I like him even more.

Most of these photos were already published in a Noisey interview with me/ conversation about and gallery of Mike Busey and crew. Go read that shit now.

Okay, I am going on vacation today and I thought this write up was going to be three sentences on but I am on an ungodly amount of caffeine so enjoy all the words.

Now click here to see the full, very NSFW gallery of Mike Busey and his Busey Beauties!

Big LA

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

Mike Busey & Busey Beauties

 

 

 

 

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Even More Naked Juggalettes

Every year I come back from the Gathering of the Juggalos with a massive amount of naked photos of juggalettes and do a naked juggalette or juggallette porn gallery or whatever it is. This year things were a bit more sparse. Not sure if it was just me slacking on the nudity (I can only photograph so many boobs…) or the new wave of juggalo feminism or what but my naked juggalette gallery is pretty sparse this year. It’s about 25 images and not all of them are actually naked (or juggalettes).

If I were you I wouldn’t stress it too much though, because when I post a the Busey’s Beauties gallery you will get all the nudity you can deal with.  Actually I am gonna combine this gallery and the Busey’s Beauties gallery into one extra naked gallery and post the high res images to Girls Of Driven By Boredom right now.

Girls of DBB is actually 15 off right now using the code “bw” (cause of this black & white gallery) so you might as well go look at that stuff now.

Anyway, go look at the full gallery of naked juggalos and come back later in the week for the Busey Beauties stuff. Got one more post to go up today too so maybe just come back tonight…

Now click here to see 25 uncensored photos of naked juggalettes at the 2015 Gathering of the Juggalos!

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

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LA In Black And White

This post was supposed to be up days ago but my site got hacked and was screwed up until today. Thank you so much to my amazing web guy Thadd Williams for getting my site running again. Now on to the post!

I go through phases when shooting film and when I got back 23 rolls from my photo lab the other day I decided I hate looking at the color snap shots I usually love so much. I’m not sure what it is but they just didn’t look like I want them to. Because of the view finder and the wide lens I found myself cropping in post way more than normal and it’s bugging me in a way that shooting snap shot 35mm has since I got my first Ricoh GR1 several years ago.

On the other side of that I also shot a bunch of 35mm black & white and I was really happy with that stuff. I had the b&w in my old Nikon SLR which I don’t really love. It was the first camera I bought with my own money after a summer job working in a photo lab. I still prefer the old Pentax that I learned to shoot on in high school but the light meeter is broken and the shutter fails sometimes so it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

When I got the film back the black and white really made me want to shoot more black and white. Not sure why that is since I normally think people shoot black and white because of some silly longing for the past or because they aren’t good enough to shoot color. Digital black and white still looks terrible and it drives me nuts when people convert their digital to hide the terrible lighting.

I shoot black and white because it makes me think about light in a different way and it makes me slow down a lot because I don’t use the auto focus on that camera. When I get the stuff back everyone is so drawn to it and I sometimes think if I just shot black and white film I would probably be way more successful as an “artist” because people are so easily amused by it.

This post is totally long and pointless so let’s just get into it. Here are the results of four or five rolls of film I shot while I was in LA. I like the photos and it makes me want to shoot more black and white. I think I might do a black and white zine soon. This gallery has a lot of stuff in it so here’s the quick run down of the highlights.

I shot the following porn babes: Ava Dalush, Jade Nile (and her boyfriend), Chanel Preston, Aria Alexander, January Seraph, and Carter Cruise. I also shot photos of Ivy Diamond, Malice McMunn, Alanna Pearl, my friends Kristen, Samm & Juanito Blanco. I also spent a day hanging out in Malibu with Eddy Segal, Nate Turbow, Dan Keyes and Dan’s real pretty girlfriend Lexi. I think that’s about it.

Lots of NSFW stuff but also a bunch of totally safe for work stuff too. You should look at it because people are easily impressed with black and white photos. Enjoy. Oh, and Girls Of Driven By Boredom in much higher resolution if you have that thing in your life.

Click here to see a gallery of 35mm black and white photos from my recent trip to LA.

Ava Dalush

Eddy Segal & Nate Turbow

Lexi Stellwood

Juanito Blanco

Samm & Her Puppy

Carter Cruise

Chanel Preston

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Back In Brooklyn

I am home after two weeks away so let’s do a second straight contentless post featuring another video that I had nothing to do with. Really I just wanna update you on some stuff and try and hit you up for some cash cause that’s how I manage to pay my rent which is coincidentally due today. Let’s go.

So yeah, I am back which means I gotta deal with an unreasonable amount of shit I ignored for the last two weeks. That includes a few hundred unread emails and some real fun stuff like trying to fix/ buy a new air conditioner. Party forever. Long story short is that I probably will spend the next three days in front of my computer screen in a slightly too hot living room/ office. Once again, party forever.

So while all this really fun stuff is happening I wanted to hit you guys with some photos from my trip. I have a full exclusive set of Raven Rockette that I uploaded to Girls of Driven By Boredom. Raven is one of my favorite models and so fucking hot. I shot her on top of the Superchief LA roof once and we also shot one of my favorite sets of all time at an abandoned waterpark. When I was in LA we were supposed to shoot on the last night I was in town but we had to deal with an insanely drunk girl neither of us had ever met before and by the time we started shooting it was 2am and Raven was super tired and fairly stoned. So instead of taking good photos Raven just showed me her apartment and we spent about 15 minutes shooting photos of her hanging out on her bed naked. The photos aren’t very good, but they are really fucking hot and amateurish looking which is extra hot. So instead of posting them on my site I decided to post them all on the Girls of DBB

Now that that’s settled DBB Etsy. I shot The Extra Ones I Shot Before I Left… while I was in LA and it costs about $300 to develop and scan them all so go buy some stuff cause I don’t really make any money off my analog work so if you like all the film stuff I put on DBB Tumblr you should go buy a zine or something.

Also in my Etsy store I now have a cheap option as far as buying Instant film for me. For $20 you can now get a random nude Polaroid from me. Actually, you could get a non nude one too, but come on. We know why you are here… Anyway, I have a ton of Fuji Instax laying around and if you order one I will sign that shit on the back and send it out to you ASAP. Everyone wins or something.

Lastly let’s promote some shit I have nothing to do with. The first feature length movie Benjamin Moses Smith edited is Two Step On iTunes. It’s called Two Step and it’s an insane thriller that I really think is going to go down as a classic cult film. It’s honestly fucking amazing and I am only being slightly biased. If you like really fucked up movies, you need to watch Two Step. It’s also way better than the trailer.

Okay, back to work. See you guys soon.

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