AVN Nomination Party, New Merch & More

After being gone for nearly all of November I am finally back in NYC! I have so much to do this week and so much to get to so let’s get to it as quickly as we can! Make sure you read the whole thing!

First up is the photos from the AVN Nomination party that I shot more than a week ago in LA. I totally forgot to get these photos up but some of them were already up on the LA Weekly. This gallery has a LOT more photos and a lot of nudity. The party featured a wild performance from Ty Dolla $ign and a ton of my friends were nominated for awards so congrats guys.

Click here to see all the photos from the 2016 AVN Nomination Party at Avalon in Hollywood.

Ty Dolla $ign

Kristina Rose & Mick Blue High Five

AVN Nomination Party

Speaking of people that were nominated for AVN Awards my friend Abella Danger was nominated for a ton of awards including Female Performer of the Year. Back in June I took some random photos of Abella in her bed filled with emjoi pillows. The photos were just shot with my on camera flash and are really mediocre from a technical standpoint, BUT they are still really fucking hot and a lot of them are honestly too explicit to post on this site anyway. Fortunately for you when I take mediocre but sexy photos they get uploaded to the Girls of Driven By Boredom which features all the girl photos you see on here, but also a lot of exclusive stuff including a lot more graphic shots that I never post on the main site.

Click here (and sign up) to see all these Abella Danger emoji pillow photos on Girls of DBB!

Abella Danger

Finally I have some new merch to bring you guys!

The black on black Driven By Boredom snapback hats are back. I just got 10 of them made (well a dozen but I am keeping two) so they (hopefully) shouldn’t be around too long. Since I missed Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and Ayn Rand Sunday I am gonna make the hats $3 cheaper and include an DBB enamel pin for free for the rest of this week!

Click here to get your DBB Snapback!

DBB Snapback

This brings us to the DBB Enamel pins! I just got some really awesome DBB Enamel pins in the mail. Most people charge $10 for enamel pins because they have no respect for you. My pins are just $6 (with free US shipping!) because margins on pins are fucking stupid and I can pretty much make my money back  as long as I sell like 20 of them. These things are super hip right now and clearly you need one so you can look as cool as all your friends. Did I mention you get one free with a DBB Snapback? Get on it.

Click here to get your DBB Enamel pin! 

DBB Enamel Pin

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See You Down The Road…

Just months before Leonard Cohen died he wrote a letter to his muse Marianne Ihlen who was dying of cancer. He ended the letter “Goodbye old friend, endless love, see you down the road.” Two days later she was gone.

Reading this letter days after the election I can only feel this for my country. I spent a week driving down Route 66 with less of the nostalgia I felt the first time I drove the Mother Road. The first time I drove it I thought about this great America where people went on vacations where the trip was as much of the adventure as the destination. This was the America that existed in the decades after World War II where the men had come home to a heroes welcome and women left the factories and had kids and America made things!

This is the nostalgia for America that Trump supporters have when they want to make America great again. But they don’t think of the cost of that greatness. They don’t think about the destruction of Europe that led to the booming American economy, they don’t think about our current medicare crisis that has been caused by the baby boom, they don’t think about black and brown people being second class citizens… well maybe they do think about that last one.

Whatever the case I feel like we are saying goodbye to America, our endless love and handing her off to Trump and collection of white nationalists and just hoping we are going to see our country again down the road…

All of this is to say that the Road Trip Blog is now open while I am out of town for two more weeks. Click through to read hopefully regular updates from my trip. I am in LA for another week and then to DC and Miami. Will keep you as up to date as possible.

Click here to read the Driven By Boredom Road Trip Blog.

Down The Road

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My Ever First Shoot With Janice Griffith

I spent 5 days in LA followed by a 9 day road trip. When I got back I almost immediately left again for Chicago Exxxotica. A few days after that I took off for the Gathering of the Juggalos and then right away I went on a much needed four day vacation in exotic Delaware. In total I have spent about 11 days in NYC in the last six weeks. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on my mood) I am back in town for a while.

August is a notoriously slow month for me so hopefully I can tackle some new projects and maybe get a new zine ready for the NY Art Book Fair in September. I just dropped off my camera to get it repaired, cleaned and regripped and gonna take the time without a camera to finally unpack from the last few trips, do my god damn taxes and maybe finally build some really stupid websites I have in mind. But all of this is boring and you came here for the nudity so let’s get into it.

The first time I ever shot with Janice Griffith was in January of 2014. She has just joined the adult industry and I shot her for a magazine that (for reasons I will not get into) probably doesn’t want much to do with either Janice or I. I published some photos I shot of Veruca James from the same day and posted some (fairly graphic) shots I took of her and Janice together on Girls of Driven By Boredom but I never posted the Janice ones.

A few months later I shot Janice again and I ended up posting those, but then some shit happened and I couldn’t really post these older photos but they have been edited for well over a year. Well all the bullshit is over and I just remembered I had these and I figured you guys could see them. Plus I miss Janice so it’s nice to look at her rad boobs and I feel like you guys will feel the same way.

Also, I should mention that the set I posted on Girls of DBB is much larger because I shot these for  an adult magazine that is a lot more interested in the inside of vaginas than I am. So yeah, if you like that sort of thing you should probably sign up. God knows I could use the money…

Now click here to see the first ever naked photos I shot of Janice Griffith!

Janice Griffith

Janice Griffith

Janice Griffith

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Off To See The Juggalos

It seems like just last week I turned this over to the DBB Road Trip Blog and it certainly does not seem like it’s been a year since the Gathering of the Juggalos. But it is that time again! Time for weird terrifying clown photos and fun time madness. Nudity and violence and music and all the insanity you expect from my annual Gathering of the Juggalos coverage.

This year I am covering the Gathering for the LA Weekly and associated papers as well as Noisey and Chicagoist. I have a feeling I will pick up a few other clients along the way (because I always do) and I am sure my juggalo photos will be all over the internets as per usual.

If you don’t know what the Gathering is, here is a link to 6 years of GOTJ coverage. Good luck.

For the rest of you it might be time to temporarily block me on all social networks because you are in for a week of juggalo overkill. I will try to break it up a bit, but no promises…

So head on over to my road trip blog. Hopefully I will be throwing stuff up there daily but at the very least I got a little surprise in store for you for the first update.

Click here to head over to the DBB Road Trip Blog.

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Gathering Of The Juggalos

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Back On The Road

Leaving town tomorrow morning for the rest of the month and I am breaking open the Road Trip Blog again. Over there I post daily updates from my travels as it’s a lot easier doing that than clogging up the main page.

I am headed to LA for five days to see my family, friends and of course take photos of some babes. My parents are out there visiting my brother and they offered a free plane ticket if I came with them. I doubled down on the free plane ticket and picked up some work and turning my parents weekend trip into a two week road trip.

I will be Instagraming, Tweeting and Snapchating a lot. I have no idea how to link my Snapchat because I barely understand how it works but my name is drivenbyboredom on there like on every fucking thing.

Now to find out more about the trip and check out my daily updates…

Head on over to the DBB Road Trip Blog!

 

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Off To SXSW 2016!

Tomorrow I head to my 13th straight South By Southwest music festival to cover music week for a bunch of clients. My main job will be covering the Floodfest day parties but I should be roaming around at night trying to eat as much BBQ and tacos as can fit into my face. Also pancakes. Austin has really good diners.

The important thing about this update is that I direct you to my Road Trip Blog where I will be updating daily since I won’t have time to upload full galleries from SXSW until I get back. I will also be updating my Twitter and Instagram a lot because that’s what I do. Tumblr too.

So click here to follow my week in Austin for SXSW on the DBB Road Trip blog!

SXSW

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2016 Girls Of AVN

This post is gonna solve a lot of problems at once so let’s get into it.

The first issue is that Driven By Boredom turned 15 yesterday and I totally forgot. That’s not really a problem that needs fixing but I figured I should at least mention it. I started this madness in 2001 and it’s amazing that not only is this website part of my life, but really the main part of my life. I started it because I went to a party school for college as a straight edge punk kid. There was no punk scene and all the social shit was based around bros drinking. I left after two years and went to art school but the two years that I spent hanging out in my dorm room in front of my computer  bored out of my mind paid off I guess.

Next up is that I have a bunch of random naked girl photos from my trip to Vegas for AVN I don’t really know what to do with. I did all that worked for Blacked and Tushy and didn’t have time to shoot a lot of other girls, but I did shoot a few things here and there. I decided to put together a small gallery of random photos from the week that didn’t really stand on their own.

The first day I was in Vegas for AVN I shot this girl named Yvonne in exchange for a ride to my hotel from the airport because I am a genius so we have a few of those shots. I took a few photos my friends Jenna Valentine and Josie Jacobs because they are the best and I was hanging out with them a bunch over the weekend. Josie’s pictures exist because there was a humidifier in Claire Robbins’ room and I thought I should take a photo or two using that for fun. Then Jenna wanted me to shoot a couple photos of her using her beauty light (she was doing make up for porn babes all weekend). I ran into Jesabella Marie from the Suicide Sirens in the casino and she was with Leya Falcon and another friend and I took a couple photos of the three of them and then shot Jesabella in the shower for a couple of shots. All of this was just random bullshit and not an actual shoot but it was fun. There’s also one photo of this girl Hunny Bearr cause she was with me when I ran up to my room to get new batteries or something so we took like three photos of her boobs cause why wouldn’t we? We meant to shoot again, but we never did.

Now on top of all that I also threw in a couple of photos that preview upcoming full shoots I did. I shot Samantha Bentley as per AVN tradition. Sam is the best and I will have a full shoot of her up one of these days. I shot Romance (who I have known forever but never really photographed) and her friend Phoebe Phelpz the last night I was in Vegas. They basically rolled around my hotel room while I half assedly took photos while watching the NFL Playoffs. It was pretty fun though cause I basically ended up getting a double lap dance while taking photos which is not the worst way to spend a Sunday afternoon. That shoot will be up one of these days too. And lastly I met this girl “Lil Brown Eyes” in LA right before I went to Vegas. She dates a porn dude named Bryan Gozzling and I hung out with them a lot at AVN. Bryan is a good dude and Lil Brown Eyes is really great to photograph. They are also in some sort of wild fetish relationship that involves a lot of pissing and vomiting and all sorts of stuff that I can’t really understand but is worth taking photos of. I shot a normal set of her and then I shot him torturing her (in a good way). I added a few photos of them, but you will be hearing a lot a more about all that soon.

Lastly, and maybe most importantly, Girls of Driven By Boredom is working again. I was having problems updating it for two weeks but it seems to be functional now. To make that up to subscribers I have uploaded a LOT of new high resolution content.

  • I added all the Blacked & Tushy photos including a bunch of extra explicit shots.
  • I added a full set of Yvonne’s photos.
  • I added a full set of Jesabella Marie’s photos.
  • And I added some actual porn! Leya Falcon blew her boyfriend while we were all hanging out and I took photos. Normally I wouldn’t post those shots but they are pretty fucking wild and I want people to spend money on Girls of DBB so fucking sign up to see this shit. It’s probably worth it. Just saying.

Okay, this post is way too long but I had a lot to see. Go sign up for Girls of DBB and then click the link below.

Click here to see a gallery of left over NSFW photos from my 2016 AVN Awards trip!

Jenna Valentine

Leya Falcon

Lil Brown Eyes

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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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This Way To Your Gathering Of The Juggalos Coverage

Tomorrow I head to my 6th straight Gathering of the Juggalos and that means I am opening up the road trip blog so that I can do quick daily updates while I am on the road and then I can upload full galleries when I get back. I will also be posting links on there to when my stuff runs on Noisey and Rolling Stone who are paying for my trip.

I should also probably mention something about my website and lack of updates recently. My site is up and running after being hacked so that’s great but I haven’t been shooting much but naked women recently which is obviously not a problem but I just hate to fill my site with just nudity because it looks like even more of a porn site than usual. So the combination of the slow season for nightlife, my site being hacked and a pretty shitty bit of depression has made for a pretty empty website.

But yeah that should be about over now. I think I’ve pretty much pulled out of the bullshit in my life, the site is back up and the Gathering will provide for a ton of fucking updates. Plus I got some fun projects coming up so be on the look out.

I also should mention that I shot porn star Brandy Aniston yesterday (who incidentally is an ICP fan). The main point of our shoot was to shoot her topless in Times Square but I did that on 35mm film so I have no idea what that is going to look like. I hope it will be epic. But we also spent about 10 minutes (maybe closer to 5) shooting in her hotel room and actually got a few nice shots.

So to give you guys something else to look at other than Juggalos I uploaded a temporarily exclusive set to Girls Of Driven By Boredom. Most of the set will be posted here eventually but I wanted to upload something for my hard core fans while I am off photographing clowns.

So head over to Girls of DBB to see Brandy Aniston.

And then head this way to the Road Trip Blog for daily Gathering of the Juggalos updates!

Brandy Aniston

Welcome To The Gathering

 

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