Road Strip With Coco Velvett

The penultimate episode of my Route 66 web series Road Strip came out yesterday almost exactly a year after I released my Route 66 book Get Your Kicks. It stars Coco Velvett and Angel Beau. After the last episode I had to drop Ash Hollywood off in Vegas, which isn’t on Route 66 but only a few hours north. I had been staying in terrible motels for the last two weeks so I decided I would take a quick break at a nice hotel in Vegas and hang out in the pool for two days.

I hit up my pal Angel and she happened to be hanging out with Coco who I had been trying to photograph for years but shit kept not working out. I shot both of them in my hotel room and then we hung out at the pool all night. It was a pretty good time. I didn’t have a model planned for my last leg of Route 66 and Coco needed a ride to LA so it worked out and I took her with me.

The drive to LA is only four hours from Vegas but once we hit Barstow and got back on Route 66 the trip took a lot longer than that. We hit some cool spots like the Bottle Tree Ranch and the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino and I also shot her at the World’s Tallest Thermometer in Baker which while not on Route 66 is still one of my favorite roadside attractions.

The shoot I did with Coco I decided to make exclusively available on the Girls of Driven By Boredom app. It’s a small set to begin with and some of the images are a bit graphic for this site, so I just uploaded everything in high resolution to the app. So you need it if you want to see the pictures. Also, there are a bunch of unpublished photos of Coco and Angel in the super limited What Happens in Vegas photo album print series I did.

Lastly, I should mention that my Kickstarter hit $2500 yesterday passing its second stretch goal. That means everyone who orders a copy of Dinner With Igor will get a free 5″x7″ print from the book! I still have a long way to go before I make money on this book, so please get your preorders in! Both Angel and Coco are in the book!

Now go look at the second to last episode of Road Strip starring Coco Velvett! NSFW!

Coco Velvett

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2014 NYC Zombie Crawl – 10.11.14

Once again I photographed another zombie crawl. I keep telling myself that I am going to stop taking photos of zombies, yet I keep going to these things. I mean how many photos of zombies can you possibly take? But they again they are always fun to look at…

NYC Zombie Crawl does two crawls a year, on in Brooklyn during the summer and one in Manhattan around Halloween. This year the Manhattan version happened around the NY Comic Con. It was a bit rainy and Comic Con stuff was still going on so when I got to Twins Pub the crawl seemed under attended but as the zombies walked up 8th avenue new zombies kept joining the hoard.

The zombies headed to Times Scare for some zombie burlesque from the Peek-A-Boo Review but right outside the bar NYC Zombie Crawl leader Doug Sakmann got detained by police after he climbed a sign post directly above a police check point. Fortunately he only got a ticket and the crawl was just mildly delayed.

After the burlesque a ton of zombies had joined up and they headed through Times Square and over to Bowlmor Lanes for the after party. A bunch of bands played and Disgraceland Hook Squad & Family Sideshow did horrible things that you might not want to look at if you are squeamish. The sound sucked at the venue which was a bummer because I was pretty excited for Murder One and Girls Girls Girls who are Motorhead and Motley Crue tribute bands. I am a pretty huge Motorhead fan and Motley Crue was probably my favorite band when I was 11. Luckily I have seen Motorhead a half dozen times and I think I am shooting Motley Crue’s last NYC show later this month.

Danse De Sade, Gash and The Deafening played as well. Danse De Sade were super creepy and featured a half naked lady which I appreciate. She got my card and we talked about taking photos at some point and I wouldn’t hate that. Gash were pretty punk rock which I enjoy and their front lady was badass. The Deafening also feature a badass front woman, Lena Hall, who won a Tony Award for her roll in Hedwig & The Angry Inch on Broadway. She was awesome and sang on the bar, made out with audience members and poured beer all over everything which is pretty much exactly what I do when I front a band except that she can sign her ass off as well.

That’s enough rambling. Go look at the massive gallery of photos. There are about 300 of them and they are reasonably NSFW.

Click here to see all the photos from the 2014 NYC Zombie Crawl.

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

Lena Hall Deafening

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

Girls Girl Girls Motley Crue Tribute Band

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

2014 NYC Zombie Crawl

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: BEST OF 2010

As you may know I have been making my way through every photo I have ever taken, trying to pull the best images, and somehow organize everything a little better. The goal in the end is to make a series of different portfolio sites highlighting several types of work I do because it doesn’t make a lot of sense to show all my work to every client. I launched a rough version of my new very NSFW 35mm site yesterday and it’s a bit bipolar already without involving any of my event or commercial work.

For a while I was editing a month a day but things slowed down recently as I worked on Dinner With Igor and my Vegas photo album, but I finally finished going through all of 2010. Since people seemed to love my “Best of 2009″ gallery I figured I should do a 2010 version. It’s pretty much just event work, I decided to leave the naked babes out of this, but the gallery is still NSFW.

2010 was interesting because I really stepped up my game as far as camera gear. I upgraded from the consumer camera the Nikon D-300 to the pro full frame D-700. I also stopped using kit lenses (I was always worried about bringing a $1700 lens into a nightclub) and bought a couple serious lenses including my standard event lens the 24-70mm 2.8. The odd thing is I think my event photography actually got worse as a result. My portrait work got a lot stronger but as I went through 2010 I noticed that I started slacking on my party photos. Looking back has made me want to up my game a little bit. I think this whole thing has been a great experience despite the tedium.

A few highlights from 2010 include:

I got laid off from my last real job in December 2008. Most of 2009 I was still thinking about getting a real job, receiving unemployment and trying to figure out what the hell I was doing next. By 2010 I was all in. Aside from spending a quarter of my income on camera gear I also started traveling a lot more including a month long trip where I photographed SXSW Film, SXSW Music, Winter Music Conference and then hit Slaughterama on the way home. It was a pretty good year.

Click here to see a massive gallery of the best of 2010 event photos!

Jon Stewart

Hole Reunion Show

Juggalos! Always Juggalos!

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Aaron Paul & Jack Novak

Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg & Billy Crystal

Iron Maiden

Happy New Years

EDC

Grace Dunham, Lena Dunham & Laurie Simmons

Major Lazer

Furries Vs Draven Star

Bill Fucking Murray

 

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Naked At The Grand Canyon

A new episode of Road Strip came out last week! It’s one of the best ones yet and stars Ash Hollywood. It’s really fun and in it we go to the Grand Canyon. I had never been to the Grand Canyon and it was really foggy and rainy and I was worried it wouldn’t be amazing because it was so cloudy. Turns out a big hole in the ground is fucking amazing no matter what the weather is like. Seriously, it was as impressive as people say it is. Plus the rain allowed for a bunch of public nudity!

We didn’t have to walk far to get away from people, but as we shot we could hear people walking the trail a few feet from us. We also could see people across from us the whole time we shot. If they just looked over they could have easily seen us. It was a lot of fun. I even made Ash take photos of me to send my mom.

The video has a lot of other public nudity in it and some hotels that look like tee-pees and another giant hole and a bunch of other fun stuff, but the Grand Canyon is certainly the highlight and I have all the pictures for you to check out too! I already uploaded em to the DBB Girls app in high res, but if you are impoverished and can’t afford my app they are here too now.

In other news my Dinner With Igor book Kickstarter is about $200 from where it needs to be for me to break even and not lose money so that fucking rules. There are some stretch goals too so you get a free print if it hits $2000 and a bigger print if it hits $2500. Got big ones for $3000 and $3500 too so get your money in now!

Now click here to watch the new Road Strip!

And click here to see all the NSFW photos of Ash Hollywood naked at the Grand Canyon!

Ash Hollywood Naked At The Grand Canyon

Ash Hollywood Naked At The Grand Canyon

Ash Hollywood Naked At The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

Ash Hollywood Naked At The Grand Canyon

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River Stark

I was hoping to post my new book Kickstarter today but apparently I am having issues convincing Amazon Payments that my LLC actually exists and now I have to find a fax machine to fax them tax documents because the largest e-commerce website in the world employees a technology that has been out of date for twenty years.

But my problems are your windfall as I now have to post some naked photos instead. It’s only fair right? The other day I shot this girl River Stark who has done very little nude modeling but was a delight to shoot. I was introduced to her by a friend several hours before she was leaving NYC to head back to her home in NOLA and she came over to my apartment around midnight before her red eye flight.

We didn’t have a place to shoot so we just took to the streets and shot a bunch of public topless stuff because #freethenipple and all of that… or just because you can be topless in public in NYC and neither of us really felt like getting arrested. We didn’t shoot very long so it’s a pretty small set but I think there are some nice photos in there anyway. River is a babe and she has amazing boobs so I think you will be psyched no matter what.

She has almost no web presence as a sexy model but you can go follow her on Instagram after creeping on all her photos. Oh, and the photos are available in high resolution on my Girls of Driven By Boredom app!

Lastly, I just wanted to apologize to the 20 or so girls waiting for their sets to go up… Rivers just lucked out because her set was super short and on the same roll with some photos I was already editing. I swear your photos will go up one day!

Now click here to see all the photos of River Stark topless in Brooklyn!

River Stark

River Stark

River Stark

River Stark

River Stark

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Moni Love Returns

I met Moni Love in Vegas (speaking of Vegas, go buy my book!) a couple of AVNs ago and we did a photo shoot at the Circus Circus hotel. I checked in there a day after the AVNs were over just so I could have a place to edit photos before I drove to LA the next morning. My friend had a 4am flight so she just wanted a place to store her bags so we split the $25 it costs to stay at the Circus Circus on a Sunday night.

Anyway, the point is that the photos were mediocre because we were shooting in an ugly hotel room at midnight so clearly we needed to shoot again. Fast forward to March and I was staying on my friend Mike‘s couch in Austin, TX for South By Southwest. Moni lives a couple hours away so she came down to check out the festival and to take some photos with me. We shot in Mike’s guest house/ garage area that is just covered in stuff and smelled like gasoline. They told me I could sleep in there but I opted to share the couch with two giant dogs instead. I figured getting no sleep on the couch was better than dying from fumes from motorcycle fuel.

So yeah, we shot, there are photos and you should look at them. You should also go give money to Moni when she is doing her web cam thing and she’s also a Suicide Girl hopeful so you could lurk her there. I also should point out that there are a bunch of spread leg shots on my app that you could do creepy things to yourself with if you had my app. You should have my app.

Now click here and go look at the NSFW photos of Moni Love!

Moni Love Aka Mew Mew

Moni Love Aka Mew Mew

Moni Love Aka Mew Mew

Moni Love Aka Mew Mew

Moni Love Aka Mew Mew

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What Happens In Vegas…

On the road trip I went on a few months ago I picked up a cheap touristy Las Vegas photo album at a flea market. It was $2 and I figured it would be hilarious to fill it with some of the craziest photos I have ever taken in Vegas. It just seemed hilarious to have this tacky photo album on my coffee table and when you open it it’s just filled with naked porn stars and people doing drugs and just total fucking insanity.

So a few weeks ago I went through all the 35mm photos I have taken over the last 7 years in Las Vegas. I’ve been there for six or seven AVN Awards, on assignment for Hustler, to cover some Rockabilly event and a couple of trips just for fun. In all it’s probably about a dozen trips to the sin city that I pulled images from. Once I compiled 300 totally insane photos I edited it down to the best and craziest 200 35mm snapshot for the album.

I made this album and kept it on my coffee table and just as expected it was a hit, but what I didn’t expect was the reaction from every single person who saw it. Everyone thought I should make more of them and sell them and suddenly an idea was born!

Since then I have purchased a bunch of corny Vegas photo albums off eBay and Amazon and I reached out to a bunch of people who have bought my work in the past. I ended up selling four super limited edition versions of the photo album that includes 100 photos for $250, but I also wanted a cheaper version that more people could afford.

I found the perfect Vegas photo albums for the slightly less limited edition. They contain 64 photos and they are displayed horizontally which works even better for me because I tend to shoot mostly horizontal images. They are also have four images to a spread which makes them skinnier compared to the two per spread editions I started with. They look really nice and I am selling them for $150.

So I have now put 10 copies of the smaller $150 version in my Etsy store. You get 64 4″x6″ prints which is close to $2 a print. The album comes signed and while not numbered I can’t imagine that more than 20 of these will ever be available. Aside from being a really cool conversation piece it’s probably a decent investment incase I am still a mildly well respected photographer 10 years from now.

The book features photos published in Hustler and Vice as well as a ton of unpublished photos. It includes naked shots of a ton of adult actresses including Charlotte Stokely, Kimberly Kane, Stoya, Skin Diamond, Bonnie Rotten, Veruca James, Raven Rockette, Janice Griffith, April O’Neil, Asphyxia, Lilly LaBeau, Zoe Voss, Ash Hollywood, Samantha Bentley and many more. It also includes some really crazy other photos that for some reason don’t involve any nudity although there’s a lot of images in the album that are even more graphic than the stuff I post on this site.

Lastly if I sell at least 7 copies in the next two weeks I am going to book a trip to Vegas and send everyone who buys a copy a postcard from there and send everyone four more prints from the rolls of film I shoot there. So there’s an added crowd funding thing there that may give you more reason to buy a copy and gives me a good excuse to go back to the west coast for a few days.

So yeah, buy this album. It’s kinda fun. Oh, and I have one final copy of the $250 limited edition version left too. Contact me if you want it!

Below are a few safe for work outtakes from the 300 I printed to get down to the 64 that will be in the book. Click through to the album to see a few of the NSFW samples that will be in the actual album.

Click here to buy “What Happens In Vegas…” the limited edition print series photo album!

What Happens In Vegas

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Baking With Courtney

As you may know I am working on a series of food books. The first should be out sooner rather than later although it’s taking WAY longer than I expected. While putting together early edits one of the things I wanted was naked photos of a chef so I went to the internets to see if anyone knew any sexy chefs. My friend Courtney hit me up and while I knew of her as a photographer, I didn’t know that she also runs a side business selling “special” baked goods.

Courtney is really cool looking with her awesome gap tooth and she seems constantly positive and fun even if it makes you want to murder her when you are trying to get work done and/or sharing a house with her for a week during SXSW. I figured shooting her would be great and I was totally right.

So I went over to her place and she just cooked some sort of sugary chocolate Check Mix madness and I just took photos. Basically we just hung out for an hour and once in a while I would tell her to take off some more clothes and try to get her to laugh cause she looks awesome laughing. It was a lot of fun.

Obviously I am not going to link you to Courtney’s 420 friendly side business but if you ever get the chance to order something from  her I would recommend it.

All these photos went up in high (no pun intended) resolution on the DBB Girls app yesterday so you would have seen them already if you had my amazing app.

Now click here to see all the NSFW photos of Courtney cooking in her kitchen!

Courtney

Courtney

Courtney

Courtney

Courtney

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New Stokely Road Strip; New Signed Polaroids

My Route 66 road trip adventure happened over a year ago, but the video series Road Strip keeps on trucking… The last episode featuring Charlotte Stokely went up today. She’s the most entertaining human ever and she is unreasonably attractive so these are some of the best episodes, but don’t worry, we have some great ones with Ash Hollywood coming up next! I’ve seen nearly all the rest of the episodes and you guys should be excited.

To celebrate the last Stokely episode I put three Polaroids of her, signed by both of us, in my Etsy store. They were taken at the end of my Route 66 trip when I ended up in LA. I need to get some extra footage of Charlotte so I stopped by her place and shot some Polaroids of her on her couch because when you hang out with Stokely if you don’t take her photo a lot you are fucking up. I also updated

I also put a bunch of additional Polaroids in my Etsy store including shots of Theresa Manchester, Calico LaneSasha Pain and Ashlee Graham. Plus there are still Polaroids available from Skin Diamond, Ash Hollywood, Janice Griffith and even Alysha Nett. And, on top of that I added 8″x10″ prints of two of my favorite summer time photos since summer is about to tragically end soon.

Plus I put all these Polaroids plus some extra, never been published Polaroids on the Girls of Driven By Boredom app… so if you like that kinda thing sign up already!

Anyway, you should watch this Road Strip episode because it features an excessive scene of Charlotte lotioning herself in my rental car, a giant Solo cup AND the greatest thing on Route 66… The Catoosa Blue Whale!!! Seriously the whale is the fucking best.

So click here to watch the new Road Strip Episode (catch up here!) and click here to go buy some shit. These things are important!

Charlotte Stokely @ Catoosa Blue Whale

Charlotte Stokely Nude Polaroid

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