Throwback Thursday: Best Of 2009

Over the past I have no fucking clue how long I have been organizing every photo I have taken since I moved to NYC in 2006. The idea is to eventually have a big fucking folder of images with all the best stuff from the last 8 years and to have things organized so that I can pull images that I need. I also notice I have found a ton of stuff that didn’t stand out at the time, for example just today I found a photo of Adam Scott I took before I even knew who Adam Scott was.

Since I started this project I have done a great job of organizing my 35mm archives. I worked pretty much 10 hours a day on that for a couple weeks and got it done. The digital stuff is a lot harder to do because of the sheer volume of the images. On a slow month I might shoot 4000 photos but during an event like South By Southwest I might shoot twice that many in five days. Getting through stuff has been fun, but I can only do so much a day without going insane.

Just today I finished going through 2009 which is a pretty serious accomplishment because in early 2008 I had a shitty camera so could go through that stuff very quickly and by the end of 2010 I had started shooting a bit less nightlife. In 2009 however I was going out nearly every night and sometimes shooting two or three events a night. So despite having more than five years to go I think I am nearly halfway through my digital archives. The last couple years are pretty organized anyway…

So, in celebration of finishing 2009 I decided a Throwback Thursday post was in order. I have put up a pretty massive gallery (over 300 images!) from 2009 that includes a lot of my favorite shots from the year. It’s probably less than a third of the images I pulled, but it gives you a nice look at one of my best years photographically. It’s amazing to see how far I progressed. The early 2009 stuff is terrible while the late 2009 work is better than anything I am doing now. It’s inspired me to work harder when shooting nightlife and makes me miss how much fun I used to have.

In this gallery you will find mostly party photos although there is some random stuff thrown in including a few old school naked girls in bathroom photo shoots. There are a ton of photos from the party Playhouse at Cain that was a really great party both photographically and on a hot babes I made out with kinda level. Unfortunately they stopped paying me and still fucking owe me money. There are also a bunch of images in here of kinda celebrity stuff or blast from the past images that are noteworthy for whatever reason. They might not all be fantastic photographically but they are cool to look at.

I think the big winner of 2009 was Roxy Cottontail who through two parties that were some of the most fun times I had in ’09. Check out her birthday party that year and the Pepsi party with Diplo that she through that year. Both great events. Speaking of Diplo… I photographed him and Steve Aoki a weird amount of times in 2009. Ninjasonik comes up a lot too and I shot a couple of great shows by Monotonix and Spank Rock who both happened to play the best Siren Fest I ever went to. A lot of girls show up a bunch in 2009 Alex Magnetic, Jocelyn and Chloe are particularly muse-worthy. Since then Alex was my intern and Chloe is a super famous model so that all rules.

Honestly there is way too much in here to cover… tons from Webster Hall when Trash and Boys & Girls were both happening on the same night… a bunch of big events like SXSW, Sundance, AVN Awards… live bands… burlesque… zombie crawls… comedy… fashion… Driven By Boredom tattoos… the list goes on and on.

But lastly I will mention there are a lot of pictures of my good friend Ease DaMan who sadly died recently. I met him in 2009 and took so many photos of the guy that year. He was so fun and so photogenic, rarely had his shirt on and once I showed up to a  party and the cops had shut it down because a fight broke out and Ease fucking bit someone. We all miss you tons Ease. Rest in peace.

I have no idea how I am going to come up with selects since I love so many of these photos, so I am just gonna put some random shit below here. Just make sure you look at the full gallery… and yeah, these photos are significantly NSFW.

Click here to see a bunch of photo highlights from 2009!

Playhouse

Macaulay Culkin

Amanda Lepore & Caswell

The First Ever DBB Tattoo

Theophilus London

Jersey Shore

Star City & Johnny Nelson

Alex Magnetic

Prince Terrence & Maluca

Chloe

Ease DaMan

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Dana DeArmond Returns

Way back in 2012 I photographed Dana DeArmond at our friend Chris’ amazing apartment. The dude collects musical instruments and modern furniture and his place was perfect for a photo shoot. Dana is one of my favorite models ever so clearly we killed it. In fact we took such fantastic photos that I didn’t want to post them. I wanted to see them in print. The set really had a retro Penthouse vibe so I pitched them to Penthouse right away. They weren’t really interested so I just sat on them a while. A few months later I started working for Hustler Magazine.

This set of Dana was pretty much the first thing I pitched to Hustler but they wanted to accompany it with an interview and for some reason that didn’t happen for a while. Nearly two years after we took the photos the images were finally published with an interview in the June 2014 issue of Hustler and is probably came out the best of anything I have shot for them.

I have shot Dana before but this by far my favorite thing we have done together and it’s honestly one of my favorite shoots of all time. Because I love it so much, and because there are so many explicit shots I am doing a special 3 day discount on the Girls of Driven By Boredom App. First time users can sign up using the code “dana” for 20% off through Wednesday. You need to see the full set and since I don’t post “spread” shots on here, you need the app to see everything. Plus the images are in twice the resolution so clearly it’s worth checking out. The app works on all smart phones and even just on your web browser. So sign up!

Special thanks to Chris Nelson and Kimberly Kane for their help on the shoot and thanks to Dana for her patience in the two years that it took for these photos to see the light of day. Now go look at these NSFW photos, they are very worth your time!

Click here to see the gallery of naked photos of the amazing Dana DeArmond!

Dana DeArmond

Dana DeArmond

Dana DeArmond

Dana DeArmond

Dana DeArmond

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Sheltering Sky – 8.20.14

The other day I was crawling through my photo archives as I have been doing semi constantly for the last few months and I was thinking about how much fun I used to have shooting nightlife. Right then I got a text from Prince Terrence and he offered me a job shooting his Wednesday night party on the rooftop of the new McCarren Hotel in Williamsburg. Normally the money wouldn’t have been enough to get me to leave the house, but I was feeling like I needed to start enjoying fun again so I took him up on the offer.

I headed to Sheltering Sky last night and pretty much immediately felt the dread of having to shoot party photos. I sort of meandered about taking a few shots here and there, but at some point one of the hosts put a Red Bull in my hand, I chugged it and got to work. By the end of the night I was having a blast and was bummed that the party only went to 2am.

At some point in the night Terry gave me a pretty inspiring lecture about how New York’s party scene sucks right now because we let it suck. It’s up to all the people throwing parties when things were fun to start doing it again. I sort of figured parties sucked recently because I got old and didn’t know what was going on, but Terry is out there every night still and he assured me parties are mediocre everywhere and we need to do a better job of making shit fun again. I am on my fourth cup of coffee right now and I think he has a point. Maybe I do want to start going out again and grinding like I give a shit, at least for a couple more years before I officially become the creepy old dude.

Anyway, the party ended up being a lot of fun and I met a bunch of cute girls and hung out with a bunch of cute girls I have known for ages too. I ran in to Amy Rose who is pretty much the most fun human ever who just sold a book and was out to celebrate with a friend who just sold a TV show. I saw one of my favorite people Olivia who I pretty much spent all summer last year hanging out with who is well on her way to becoming a super famous movie star and  fortunately for you guys I ran into the museworthy Lena Marquise who said goodbye to me by pulling up her skirt for a photo before walking out the door. So yeah, this gallery is NSFW.

But yeah, maybe I will be doing more party photos soon. I kinda miss it. At the very least I am sure I will be back at Sheltering Sky before long. I hope to see you guys out!

Now click here to see all the photos from Sheltering Sky at the McCarren Hotel in Williamsburg. 

Sheltering Sky

Sheltering Sky

Sheltering Sky

Sheltering Sky

Sheltering Sky

Sheltering Sky

Sheltering Sky

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Meet Alex.

Hi guys, this is Alex. She is a total babe. I met her a couple years ago through a mutual babe friend. We quickly decided we should do a photo shoot at Coney Island but then it didn’t happen that summer, or the next summer… most people would have given up, but when it comes to photographing cute ladies I am relentless and it finally paid off!

Several weeks ago Alex finally had some free time and we took the train down to Coney Island. I had some expired film that I wanted to experiment so we took a few photos on the train. They didn’t come out very well but I included two of them in this set. I then put a roll of black and white film in my SLR camera and had new color film in my point and shoot. I ended up shooting three or four rolls of color, a full roll of black and white and the end of the expired roll. In all I ended up with a nice gallery of 35mm photos of Alex that I think you are going to dig.

As soon as we got off the train we went directly to Nathan’s Famous because a trip to Coney Island without a Nathan’s hot dog is sacrilegious. From there we hit the beach and it was pretty funny to see Alex in her bikini walking around with me wearing all black and boots on the sand. Some teenage boys wanted to know if she was a famous model and if they could take pictures with her.

From there we clearly hit some rides… first the Cyclone because it’s the best roller coster in the world. It’s completely terrifying and at least three people have died on it in my lifetime. Our best photo opportunity came on the Wonder Wheel and we shot a few topless shots on there which makes it the fourth ferris wheel in one calendar year that I photographed someone topless on – Navy Pier in Chicago, City Museum in St. Louis and Santa Monica Pier in CA round out the list.

After that we grabbed some funnel cake and some absurd drinks, got Alex topless on the boardwalk and finally headed home. It was a really day and I got some nice photos of an awesome babe that I have been trying to photograph for ages. Hopefully another two years won’t go by before I get to photograph her again. Thanks for the adventure Alex!

Now click here to see the full gallery of 35mm images of Alex at Coney Island!

Ps. These photos are available in high resolution on the Girls of Driven By Boredom app!

Alex @ Coney Island

Alex @ Coney Island

Alex @ Coney Island

Alex @ Coney Island

Alex @ Coney Island

Alex @ Coney Island

Alex @ Coney Island

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Hustler Club Las Vegas

I don’t remember when it was that I shot these photos exactly but I do remember that the night before I shot an incredibly fancy event in LA honoring Oliver Stone. I had to wear a suit and it was pretty much as corporate of a gig as I do. A few hours later I was in a car driving to Las Vegas to shoot a bunch of strippers for Hustler Magazine. That’s sort of a perfect summation of my professional life.

There’s not really much to say about these photos except the are semi documentary but mostly posed photos of Hustler Club dancers and some of the other club employees. The club was actually open when we took these so the ones at the bar and in the club were taken with customers watching. We also took some photos outside and it was pretty freezing… not like actually freezing but freezing for Las Vegas and I am pretty sure the girls wanted to kill me.

I don’t go to strip clubs but I do have a lot of dancer friends (several that work/ have worked at this exact club) and I really want to do some sort of documentary photo project on dancers that sort of compares different aspects of the industry from feature dancers to amateurs and everything in between. I feel like the whole thing is pretty interesting so it was cool to get a shot to do a little bit of that even if most of this stuff was posed.

Anyway, there are a bunch of pictures in this gallery and 99% of them are NSFW so enjoy that!

Now click here to see all of the outtakes from my Girls of Hustler Club Vegas shoot for Hustler Magazine.

Ps. Pick up the May 2014 issue of Hustler to see the final product of this shoot. And high resolution photos from this shoot are available on the Girls of DBB app.

Hustler Club Las Vegas

Hustler Club Las Vegas

Hustler Club Las Vegas

Hustler Club Las Vegas

Hustler Club Las Vegas

Hustler Club Las Vegas

Hustler Club Las Vegas

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Charlotte Stokely In 35mm

What’s this? Back to back babe posts? First Shay Laren and now another of my all time models Charlotte Stokely?! I didn’t plan it like this but the new episode of Road Strip went up yesterday and it’s my favorite one so far so I had to let you guys know all about it and celebrate the episode with a bunch of mostly unpublished 35mm photos of Charlotte Stokely from my Route 66 trip!

If you aren’t aware somehow, I went on a 31 day road trip last summer. The first 17 days were spent traveling Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. I made a sold out book out of it and shot a TON of pictures. To help pay for the trip I shot a sexy and educational road trip series for Wood Rocket called Road Strip!

For three days of the trip Charlotte Stokely came with me. I picked her up in St. Louis and she flew home to Oklahoma City. Some of the best stuff of the trip happened with her and it looks like Wood Rocket is making three episodes out of it. The first one came out a month ago but it was pretty much just a teaser for the epicness that is this episode.

In this episode we go to the St. Louis Zoo an amazing wild animal sanctuary in Staunton, MO. We also go to the Catoosa Blue Whale which is a huge Route 66 highlight for me. And then the episode ends with some pretty explicit video of Charlotte in the shower which I actually shot for her website and really need to send her since it’s been over a year and both of us keep forgetting about it. I am adding that to my to do list right now Stokely!

But yeah GO LOOK AT THE NEW CHARLOTTE STOKELY EPISODE OF ROAD STRIP!

And now you get to check out a bunch of 35mm photos that I shot of Charlotte along the road trip! Some of these ended up in my book and a few more ended up on my Tumblr but the rest have never been seen before (Unless of course you have the DBB Girls App which got these images weeks ago)! So get excited about that magic. Stokely is such a babe it’s absurd so enjoy the photos!

Click here to see the full NSFW 35mm gallery of Charlotte Stokely on Route 66!

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

Charlotte Stokely On Route 66

 

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Playing Dress Up With Shay Laren

Juggalos are over and it’s time to move on with life. Let’s hit the ground running with a bunch of super babely photos of Shay Laren!

Shay is one of my favorite models and a pretty awesome human as well. Last time I was in LA we were hanging out at some sort of yeti themed bar and Shay started giving me shit about how I never let her wear pretty stuff in shoots because I think frilly underwear is silly. I then of course gave her shit for being too posey and then we made fun of each other for the rest of the night. At some point though I promised I would shoot a bunch of photos of her in a bunch of her sexy underwear so that she could sell it to dudes online.  I also happened to have been given this really amazing Wu-Tang 36 Chambers sweater and I figured I could shoot her in that too.

So as I was walking up to her place with the sweater in my hand I suddenly realized her roommate has an actual 36 Chambers gold record in her damn living room. Seriously. I have no idea how I forgot about that but it seemed like the greatest kismet ever. Fucking amazing.

We banged out this whole shoot in like 20 minutes because we are both god damned professionals. The longest part of the whole thing was her putting on new clothes every time. We just shot in her back yard and she did one strip tease after another until we had shot everything. We broke out the gold record and I even got a few photos of her in my punk rock photo vest thing. It was pretty sweet.

In conclusion, Shay rules, Wu-Tang rules and clearly Shredders Apparel rules for sending me this epic Wu-Tang sweater. I think they might send me some more of their epic sweaters so expect more babes in and out of life changing warm weather outerwear.

Oh! If you want to buy some of the actual underwear that Shay is wearing in these photos check out her Abibids store!

Now click here to see the full gallery of NSFW photos of the super hot Shay Laren!

Ps. These photos are available in high resolution on the Girls of Driven By Boredom app that is on sale TODAY ONLY! Use the code “august” for 20% off! Remember the app has tons of exclusive content, works on all smart phones and the sets always go up before they are on my website.

Shay Laren

Shay Laren

Shay Laren

Shay Laren

Shay Laren

Shay Laren

Shay Laren

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Another Year, Another Naked Juggalette Post!

The penultimate 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos update is the one people wait all year for. An entire gallery of topless and naked juggalettes! This year the gallery was sadly smaller in years past, probably because there were cops at the Gathering, but fear not, there are still a bunch of naked ‘lettes for your viewing pleasure and/or horror.

This post is great because it is loved by so many different people. Juggalos love it cause it features naked juggalettes, perverts love it because it features boobs and then everyone else loves it because they get to send it to their friends and force them to look at people that you would not necessarily look at naked. But you gotta give it up to some of these ladies, there is no shame in their game so to speak. As sexist as people claim juggalos to be, there are no body image issues here. But don’t worry creeps, there are a bunch of babes in here too like Pepper Kester and Gypsy Ninjette!

But yeah, enjoy this post cause I had to spend like 15 minutes photoshopping ICP’s faces on to their boobs for the main page. But don’t worry, all the photos are fully uncensored and NSFW up in the gallery. And if you can’t get enough, here are links to the last 4 years of juggalo porn!

- Naked Juggalettes 2013 - Naked Juggalettes 2012 - Naked Juggalettes 2011 - Naked Juggalettes 2010 -

 

Now click here to see the brand new 2014 edition of naked juggalettes from the Gathering of the Juggalos!!

Ps. There is no explanation for why there are photos of the burrito men in this gallery. Just embrace it, ninja.

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

Gypsy Ninjette & Kali West

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

Pepper Kester

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Nighttime Madness

In my efforts to finish getting up all my photos from the Gathering of the Juggalos I just through a bunch of stuff into a gallery called “Nighttime Madness”. This gallery includes a bunch of stuff including shots of the late night after parties, comedy showcases, wrestling, and much more. Let’s see if I can walk you through it…

Every night at the Gathering there is an after party. In the past they have been some of the Gathering’s best events. This year they did them on the main stage and something about that got away from the intimacy of a small tent in the middle of the woods. A couple years ago I sat on the stage and watched Pharcyde and Warren G did a tribute to Nate Dogg. This year not so much.

The comedy highlights were Gilbert Gottfried who I see all the time in the Lower East Side just walking around and former wrestler Mick Foley. Gottfried did a set of really old jokes which was honestly amazing to see. These are jokes you have heard your entire life done by the guy who wrote them. Watching him get a kick out of the juggalos was the best part though. He just kept getting them to chant insane things like “Fuck Jack Parr!” and then would laugh to himself. It was great. He also did a particularly offensive telling of The Aristocrats which you should clearly watch. Mick Foley really impressed as well. I always enjoyed him as a wrestler, and the guy has written a bunch of best selling books, but he is a fantastic raconteur and told stories that even people who aren’t wresting fans would enjoy. Not that it would matter since pretty much all juggalos are also wrestling fans.

Also included in this gallery are some shots of the girls of the infamous “Passed Out Juggalos“. They find sleeping jugglaos at the Gathering and put their butts on their heads. I realized those pronouns might be confusing and the concept seem mildly awful, but in reality it’s a good time for all and kinda hilarious at 5am.

We also have a few shots of lady wrasslin’, the legendary and mysterious burrito men, and a camp set up by fire juggling steam punk maniacs RIFT (Rhythmic Illusions Fire Tribe). Oh there is also a terrifying wheel and some fire works. Whoop whoop.

Click here to see all the nighttime madness from the Gathering of the Juggalos. NSFW as you would expect.

Gilbert Gottfried GOTJ

Fireworks GOTJ

Burrito Man

RIFT Fire Tribe

Mick Foley GOTJ

JCW Wrestling

Passed Out Juggalos

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