2019 Girls Of AVN

One of the main reasons I go to Vegas every year for the AVN Awards is because it’s a great place to photograph people and meet new people to photograph. I love doing super quick shoots in model’s messy hotel rooms. It’s very much what I love shooting. I want people in their places just being themselves. If some nudity is involved all the better, everyone is happy. 

So every year I release a “Girls of AVN” gallery and of course this year is no exception. This gallery is both a collection of shots from the mini shoots I did, as well as a preview of some bigger sets that will be posted here in the future. What follows will be an unnecessary breakdown of what I shot while I was in Vegas in order of how they appear in the gallery. Enjoy.

First up we have some photos of cam girls Heidi V and Kristie Bish. This shoot happened because when I got to Vegas my girlfriend had yet to arrive. She had booked the hotel so I couldn’t check in until she got to Vegas so I was looking for a place to put my stuff. Heidi kindly offered and I went up to her room. Meanwhile a girl named Kristie Bish was DMing me on Twitter. She had reached out because her ex was apparently a big fan of my work and she loved my book Instaxxx which he owned. I only mention this so that I can promote both Instaxxx (BUY IT!) and my new book (BACK THE KICKSTARTER), but I told her that we could shoot an Instax of her that she could give to her ex. I mentioned that I was in Heidi’s room and she was apparently just hanging out with Heidi and came up to the room right then. We took some Instax photos and then Heidi jumped in and we took some funny digital photos. I should also mention that I have a whole ass set of Heidi from ages ago that I haven’t published because I shot them with a single LED light and kinda hate them, although Heidi look super cute so I am going to post them eventually. Moving on!

Next up we have like 5 whole photos of Anna De Ville (and a 6th photo of her dog). She was hung over and had no makeup on and her hotel room was way too dark to be taking photos, but she did have a fucking hot tub in the middle of her steps which makes no goddamn sense so I had to take her photo anyway. My guess is the 35mm flash stuff I shot is going to look way better, but the digital stuff was pretty much unuseable. 

Up next we have Bunny Colby, who I met on Twitter ages ago and we finally got to shoot. Unfortunately in the middle of the shoot I realized I had my girlfriend’s rental car keys and she had to put a bunch of stuff in her trunk so I had to leave the shoot in the middle of it. I was super bummed because I have wanted to take Bunny’s photo for longer than she’s been named Bunny, but alas. Hopefully we will get to do a longer shoot soon. All that being said we got some nice stuff and this is actually part of a much longer shoot that will be published sooner or later!

On the second day of the AVN Expo I was walking to the convention when I ran into Khloe Kapri. I stopped to talk to her because she dates my friend Kasey Warner and I got to spend a bunch of time with her last time I was in LA. We took some pretty photos that are coming soon and I think she’s great so clearly I had to talk to her. While we were talking Jane Wilde came to say hi to both of us. She was killing time before she had to have her makeup done, and Khloe was also waiting for a makeup artist so I suggested we take some photos. I ran into the convention real quick and then came up to Jane’s room where they were both waiting and smoking weed. I told them to do exactly what they were doing, but shirtless (I am an artist) and we took photos until Khloe finished rolling another joint and then we all went our separate ways. 

When I got down to the convention again I immediately ran into Jade Baker. I just shot Jade in LA and we took some really nice photos (one of which is going to be in my new book that you should buy right now). I asked her what she was up to and she was headed to her room because she forgot something for her booth. I asked her if I could come with her and we spent literally 4 minutes taking photos. This is exactly why I come to Vegas. Great content in under 5 minutes.

Next up in gallery is another full shoot that I am only giving you guys a preview of for now. These photos are of a cam girl named Scout that I took some really pretty photos of not too long ago. One of the 35mm photos I took during that shoot is both in my new book (*AHEM*) and in the 20th annual Dirty Show in Detroit later this month. Scout is great and I would shoot her anytime, but I should mention that she spent $250 on the socks she is wearing in this shoot and that is truly immoral behavior. When I publish this full set expect a lengthy diatribe on consumerism and wealth inequality. 

Next up are some photos of a girl named Sammie Six, not to be confused with Sammie Sixx. We were supposed to shoot some photos last year at AVN but it didn’t happen. What did happen was that we took a bunch of photos of her this year. Enough that these photos also are getting their own set as well. I should also mention that Sammie told me these photos feel the most “her” of any photo shoot she’s done which is honestly the best compliment I could ever hope for.

Penultimately have a shoot with Leigh Raven. I have wanted to take Leigh’s photo forever and I finally got to shoot her doing her makeup. I also shot some photos of her and her girlfriend Nikki Hearts who I recently photographed after knowing her for many, many years. They look so great together and I hope I can photograph them both again some time when they aren’t getting ready for a party. In this shoot I posted all the photos of Leigh doing her makeup and the photos of her an Nikki, but there are a lot more photos of her being real goofy and throwing Skittles around the room and then she had her friends help her get dressed and all of that is available as a separate bonus set ONLY available on Girls of Driven By Boredom!

Lastly we have a few photos of Evelyn Claire. I shot her for the first time at AVN last year and I randomly saw Black Panther with her and my friend Lucy when she was visiting NYC. I shot Evelyn in the same hotel where I shot Anna De Ville but there was no hot tub in the stairs (no stairs at all sadly). I have a whole set of her too but again those will come later. For now you just get a taste of the set (although there are some bonus dirty pics on Girls of DBB).

In conclusion I have over 100 photos for you from my AVN trip to Vegas. You can see these same photos in high resolution, plus some bonus slightly dirtier shots over on Girls of DBB. It also has that bonus Leigh Raven set and a ton of other photos all in high resolution for you to lurk forever and ever. Oh, and back my Kickstarter before it ends next week. 

Now click here to see the full 2019 Girls of AVN gallery!

Bunny Colby

Leigh Raven

Jade Baker

Scout

Evelyn Claire

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2019 AVN Show

I just got back from Las Vegas where I have spent a week every January since 2008 for the AVN Awards week. The first time I ever went, I went without any clients or plans and got a ton of great photos and it turned into a yearly trip that I have covered for dozens of outlets including Village Voice, LA Weekly, Playboy and Vice. But this year was a little bit different, between making my plans last second and my girlfriend being nominated for a bunch of awards (she also presented one) I decided to skip photographing the awards and just go as my girlfriend’s date.

(I did shoot a little video of Cardi B performing at the awards that ended up on Yahoo & Complex.)

We have a long distance relationship so I figured it would be a great chance to spend some time with her and shoot a bunch of photos, so while she was signing autographs I was shooting the AVN trade show which is now called AVN Show or the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo instead of just the Adult Entertainment Expo.  None of that matters but I got a bunch of photos from the show for you to look at if you want.

I also did a bunch of random photo shoots in hotel rooms along the way and I will get at least some of that stuff up this week as well. A few of the shoots are proper full sets that I will release on their own later, but I will pull highlights of them and all the photos from the quicker shoots into one update ASAP.

Oh, I should also mention that because I wasn’t working for any clients other than you guys, I kinda half assed it this year as far as the convention coverage. I still came out of it with over 100 decent photos, but honestly I was more interested in seeing old friends and playing with my new camera than I was doing a good job of covering the convention from an editorial standpoint.

Anyway, there are a bunch of photos here and they are pretty NSFW. Oh, and if you want to see them in higher resolution I decided to upload them to Girls of Driven By Boredom which I normally don’t do for event coverage but this seemed like a pretty good exception to that rule.

Now click here to see all my photos from the 2019 AVN Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Ps. Back my new book on Kickstarter!

Angela White

2019 AVN Show

Kissa Sins

2019 AVN Show

Ginger Banks & Ivy Wolfe

Riley Reid

Tiffany Watson & Cadence Lux

Abigail Mac

 

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Stoya Camera Test

I am going to Las Vegas for the AVN Awards tomorrow so I wanted to get up some new photos before I left. For updates from my AVN Week trip, make sure you follow me on Twitter and Instagram and think about backing my new limited edition book on Kickstarter… 

One of the nice things about living in Brooklyn is that there are always a bunch of great people just a few stops away on the subway, so when I got a new camera I texted my friend Stoya and a few minutes later I was in her office trying to figure to work a digital viewfinder. 

I have known Stoya for more than a decade but we have actually only done one proper shoot. I’ve taken her photo a million times but it’s always just some random thing and it has always come out well. Stoya has been a big feature of two of my books including being a main inspiration for my book Dinner With Igor (I took a photo of her drinking a milkshake that somehow went viral) and being the first reward to sell out for my Instaxxx book Kickstarter.

So when I hit up Stoya she had been shooting all day for her new digital magazine Zero Spaces and was pretty exhausted but she was down to take some photos as long as she didn’t have to get up from her desk. I was fully down. When I got there I realized how dark it was in her apartment but this was a perfect test of the crazy ISO of my new Nikon Z6. I started out shooting at 10,000 (if you don’t know about cameras please ignore this part) which looked great before bumping it down to 5000 ISO which is still way higher than I would go on my Nikon D810 which cost nearly double what the Z6 did. When I got the photos home I realized 10,000 ISO looked great and I can’t wait to see how high I can push it. 

There’s some stuff I don’t like about the camera, but maybe it’s just stuff I am not used to yet (like the digital viewfinder), but I got this thing to shoot some video, so I guess the real test will be when (or if) I start shooting video. Still I really like the camera for portraits and I haven’t quite given up using it to shoot for events. I think I just need to get used to it.

Anyway, these photos were just a test and there aren’t a ton of them and they aren’t that exciting, I was just playing with stuff, but Stoya is great and people seem to love photos of her so I figured I would post these photos while I am out of town for a week and you can check them out in the meantime.

Speaking of the meantime, while I am gone you should totally sign up for Girls of Driven By Boredom (these photos have been there in high resolution for 24 hours or so) and back my new book’s Kickstarter. Only 50 books are left!

Now click here to see all the NSFW photos from my camera test with Stoya.

Stoya

Stoya

Stoya

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61 Photos I Don’t Hate Kickstarter

If you are a regular reader of this website you are probably aware that I have been organizing every single photo I have ever taken. It’s taken me so damn long to do it and part of that reason is that I hate everything I do and I just get depressed looking at photos that I have decided I hate for whatever reason. I have been working on a portfolio for months now and figuring out how to make a few dozen photos reflect my entire body of work is the most frustrating thing I have ever done. It’s easy to edit a million photos down to a few hundred that aren’t awful, but almost impossible to get that edit down to a few that I actually love.

While I was doing all that I had this idea to go through all my 35mm work, which is my personal work, and pull every single image that I don’t hate that isn’t in another book or zine. When I was done I had an edit of 61 images and I decided I could make a decent zine out of that stuff, but it was just another folder full of photos in my endless collection of bad ideas I have for books and zines and art shows.

But then I realized the Kickstarter Make 100 project was coming up again. Every January they encourage makers that have used their platform to do a one off, short run project just for the point of creativity. This is the third year they have done it, and I really loved the idea but in 2017 I was in the middle of my Instaxxx book and last year I just didn’t have anything ready to go, but this year I had the perfect thing.

So I am going to make a book of 35mm photos I don’t hate. It’s going to be from the edit of 61 photos (probably much closer to 30 photos) and there are only going to be 100 copies made. Every one of them will be signed and numbered and the book is going to be square which I think will be a fun format to play with. 

There is also a limited edition of 25 books that will come with a 7″x7″ print (5 prints, each signed/numbered out of an edition of 5). It will have a variant cover and will have some additional photos and come in a fancy envelope! 

I just thought this project would be really fun to do, and super easy to execute. Shipping out hundreds of huge books was a nightmare last time I did a Kickstarter, but doing 125 small books will be a lot of fun and really simple to deal with. But don’t worry, I got a much bigger project in the works. My juggalo book is still coming soon!

Lastly, I wanted to give a big thanks to my photographer buddy Steve Prue for helping me film my Kickstarter video. It’s truly terrible, but that’s because I am awful on camera and I gave up editing after 30 minutes and just added ridiculous wipes and absurd sound effects so that my terrible editing would just look like a joke. 

Now go help me fund this book project! Even donating $1 helps my project in Kickstarters algorithm so even if you are broke even a tiny bit helps a lot. Thanks a ton!

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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. First up 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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10 Years Later…

10 years ago today I was laid off from my job at Archive.org. I was digitizing books that were in the public domain so that anyone could read them without having a physical copy. Archive.org is a non-profit and a huge part of their budget came from Microsoft donations. The housing market collapse in 2008 caused a lot of companies to reevaluate their corporate giving and Microsoft massively cut their donation for 2009. 

Two days before we left for the holiday we were told that the late shift was being cut completely and that everyone from both shifts could reapply for their jobs the next day. They would pick the best from both groups for the shift. Unfortunately for me I was working part time as a nightlife photographer and there was no way I could get to a day job at 7am every day when I was getting home at 5am. I took 6 weeks severance, filed for unemployment and took a few weeks to figure out what I was going to do next.

I also ended up benefiting from the market crash because that January I was hired to photograph Sundance for the main liquor sponsor even though I didn’t even have a legit professional camera at the time. I did the job for way less than I should have charged, but it was a ton of money for me and everyone was happy. Right around that same time someone randomly found a photo I took of all my cameras and paid me a few thousand dollars to retake that photo for a poster for a Swiss photo competition.

So suddenly I went from going paycheck to paycheck to having a little money in the bank and enough to buy a better camera and by the time my unemployment ran out I still hadn’t run out of money. 10 years later I have had a lot of ups and downs but I still haven’t had to get a job. Given the state of the industry, I might not make it 11 years, but I made it 10 years as a professional photographer and I am pretty proud of that.

I don’t really have any other new content for you today, but here’s a bunch of links to the best photos I have taken over the last 10 years. I am also uploading a new set exclusive to Girls of Driven By Boredom today so if you want to see some new NSFW photos of Kasey Warner and her friend Damia, go sign up there.

Now here are links to my “Best of” posts from 2009-2017. I will start working on the “Best of 2018” post in January.

Best Of 2009Best Of 2010Best Of 2011 – Best Of 2012

Best Of 2013Best Of 2014Best Of 2015Best Of 2016Best Of 2017

Me In 2009

Me In 2018 

 

 

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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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2018 #MetLifeTakeover Video

Don’t worry folks, this is going to be my last Dolphins related post of the season. I mean, I guess there is a tremendously small chance that the incredibly subpar Dolphins could somehow win their next 4 regular season games, make the playoffs and then win several more games after that and I would have no choice but to do a post about my trip to the Super Bowl, but let’s just say that’s unlikely. 

As I mentioned a while ago, I organize this big event when the Dolphins play the Jets in New Jersey. We do a pre-party the night before, we do a huge tailgate party on game day and then we sell tickets to the actual game. I have to imagine we do the largest away game event in the country for any football team, we certainly own the largest several group ticket purchases in MetLifeStadium history (and they have two NFL teams playing there). This year we sold 1100 tickets and raised several thousand dollars for charity since we (DolfansNYC) are a non-profit. 

Anyway, the game was way back in September, but the video is finally out now. Go watch it if you want. I am pretty proud of it.

Oh and don’t worry I promise I will post some nudes or something fun next week. 

 

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