Sailor Jerry’s 108th Birthday – 1.14.19

Yesterday would have been the 108th birthday of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, the legendary tattoo artist who also happens to have a 92 proof spiced rum named after him. To celebrate the occasion Sailor Jerry (the rum) teamed up with Braven Brewing Company to create a new pineapple IPA called Sailors Beware that would pair perfectly with the rum. They also threw a party at the Brewery in Bushwick that I happened to be taking photos at.

The main attraction of the party (aside from the beer of course) was free Sailor Jerry flash tattoos from Bushwick’s own Allied Tattoo. Allied owner Andy Perez and Noel C were doing tiny tattoos all night. There were a limited number of free tattoos but if you wanted one you had to play a game of plinko to decide your tattoo fate. I actually have two of the tattoos that were options already on me, but I think if I had to pick I would have gotten the pineapple. It proved a popular choice. 

The party was a lot of fun and I got to hang out with my new roommate who was one of the last people to get a tattoo. She got a shark which is always a good choice for a tattoo. There was a cake for Sailor Jerry’s birthday and the french fries at Braven are pretty fucking magical so there’s that. 

Oh, I should also mention that this is the first event I have shot with my new Nikon Z6. I don’t know if it’s going to be my main body going forward but that thing sees in the dark and is way lighter than my normal body. My flash was weird on it and I haven’t quite figured out all the settings yet but so far so good. Now I gotta try and shoot some video on it.

Okay, that’s enough of that, but please come back tomorrow. I am announcing a new Kickstarter here in less than 24 hours!

Now click here to see all the photos from Sailor Jerry’s 108th birthday at Braven Brewery. 

Sailor Jerry X Braven

Sailor Jerry X Braven

Sailor Jerry X Braven

Sailor Jerry X Braven

Sailor Jerry X Braven

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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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Dolfans NYC Vs. Green Bay

I get it, you don’t care about these posts I do related to sports. You didn’t come here for that. Maybe you like football but you don’t care about the Dolphins or the fan club I run. Too bad. My guess is I am only going to post about them one more time this year, but it’s just something you are going to have to deal with. Sorry.

Because they are in different conferences the Dolphins only play the Green Bay Packers once every four years. Every eight years the game is in Green Bay. Green Bay is the smallest market in the NFL by far (only 100k people live there) but they have won the most football championships in the NFL. *Of course that’s because they are one of only three teams to have been around for 100 years and the NFL didn’t exist until 1966 and didn’t exist as it does now until 1970, and they’ve only won two Super Bowls since then but don’t tell them that.) Lambeau is one of the oldest Stadiums in the NFL and is a bucket list item for every NFL fan. Most of the seats are still bleachers and it’s home to the coldest football game in NFL history. The Super Bowl trophy is even named after their legendary coach Vince Lombardi.

Anyway, as soon as the schedule came out a group of us got tickets to the game and that group got bigger and bigger as the season went on. After people heard we were going they started asking us about tailgating options since we throw this huge tailgate whenever the Dolphins play in New Jersey so I kinda felt like I had to do something, but I was so busy I kept putting it off until we were about a week away from the game.

Fortunately a former Miami Dolphins beat writer reached out to me to ask about tailgating. He heard a guy named Ace had a great location about a block away from the stadium so I reached out to Ace to see what his plans were. He is the manager of a store called Extreme Audio in Manitowoc, WI (home to Making a Murder – I actually went to Avery Auto Salvage!) and asked his boss if when the Dolphins played the Packers he could use the Green Bay location to throw a tailgate. Extreme Audio serves as a parking lot during Packers games so his boss said as long as he could still sell the parking spaces Ace could tailgate there. 

It seemed like a perfect solution so I offered to buy 7 parking spaces that we could tailgate in as well as some money to pay for food. I reached out to Sailor Jerry and got them to send us some rum to make spiked hot apple cider. I posted on our social about the parking spaces and sold all of them in advance of the game in 24 hours and got the word out to hundreds of Dolphins fans who had made the trip. Ace did all the hard work and got all the food and booze and we went from a small tailgate into a massive event in just five days!

We asked everyone who showed up to throw in $10 if they wanted to eat food and although we bought a couple cases of beer it was mostly BYOB. In the end we raised over $1000 and donated $800 of that for the local Toys 4 Tots! Dolfans NYC is a non profit so we didn’t take any money back, but we gave the $200 to Ace for his extra expenses. Overall it was a great day (at least until the game started).

Lambeau was an amazing experience (although I wouldn’t want to sit in freezing temperatures on cold metal benches very often) and we even did a tour of the stadium the night before which was a lot of fun. I took a handful of shots from the tour and the rest of the photos here are from the tailgate the next day. If for some reason you made it this far you probably actually want to see the photos so let’s get on with it.

Click here to see all the photos from the Dolfans NYC trip to Green Bay and Lambeau Field.

Dolfans NYC Vs Green Bay

Dolfans NYC Vs Green Bay

Dolfans NYC Vs Green Bay

Dolfans NYC Vs Green Bay

Dolfans NYC Vs Green Bay 

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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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Halloween Dog Parade – 10.28.18

The annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade was not actually in Tompkins Square park this year, but it was every bit as adorable as the last time I went. Apparently the parade was almost canceled because the NY Parks Department required them to get a huge liability insurance policy they couldn’t afford. Fortunately there was a crowd funded campaign and they raised enough money to continue the parade for its 28th year! And while it wasn’t at the usual place the East River Amphitheater seemed like a great location even though it was a long ass walk from the train.

Puppies are pretty much my favorite thing to photograph even though I totally should have kept one of the squeeky toys I bought for my Isle of Dogs shoot. Dogs are real hard to shoot when they are playing with other dogs, wearing costumes and being photographed by pretty much everyone there. Still, it’s impossible to take a bad photo of a good dog so I don’t think you guys are gonna be too upset about any of the shots. 

I was only there for an hour or so because I was shooting some behind the scenes stills for a new TV show my friends are directing, but I still got a ton of photos and it was a really fun and productive day.

Okay, I don’t have anything else to add to this because puppys are perfect, but I do wanna mention that I am selling a mysterious thing. It comes out next month and I don’t want to ruin the surprise yet. All I can tell you is that it is really dumb conceptually, involves at least some nudity, and if you order it before I announce what it is you’ll get a free zine that I am also not announcing yet. It’s a goddamn Halloween mystery and you can order it here!

Now click here to see all the puppies from the 28th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade at the East River Amphitheater!

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

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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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Rose Ryan

I met Rose Ryan in Vegas when I was shooting Raya & Goldie back in January. They were all staying together in an apartment they rented for the week, but Rose wasn’t around when we started shooting. She showed up late and after talking to her for a bit, I realized I had actually taken her photo before when she was staying in Vegas with some other friends of mine. Super weird coincidence, but not really important right now.

The next day we did a super quick shoot on a roof of a parking deck but I only shot 35mm stuff so you guys haven’t seen any of that stuff unless you are up on my other social media. I know I posted some to Twitter & Instagram. I loved the photos we took and we talked about shooting again one day and fortunately I just happened to be in Ohio not too far from her over the summer. 

We didn’t have long to shoot, but I think we got some really nice stuff in the hotel room I was staying in. I shot some stuff of her outside on the balcony but we took it inside once she got naked. I just backlit her and we got some really pretty photos that I feel like you guys will enjoy.

Rose and I just work really well together because there aren’t a lot of models who would just show up with no make up on and just be down for whatever. I just love the rawness of everything we have shot together. It’s pretty much exactly how I want to shoot and I feel like it takes some bravery just to be human in a photo. 

Oh, and as per usual, you can see some bonus slightly more graphic photos, in high resolution over on Girls of Driven By Boredom. Sign up already. It’s cheap. 

Now click here to see all the NSFW photos of Rose Ryan.

Rose Ryan

Rose Ryan

Rose Ryan

Rose Ryan

Rose Ryan

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