So my road trip is off to a great start. I flew to Detroit and I managed to get upgraded to first class which made our hour delay a lot more bearable. I got to stay in a pretty sweet Red Roof in that just mildly smelled like death. I had the Insane Clown Posse’s former publicist take me out to some extremely weird bars and and ate some sort of cream puff from Coney Island which is kinda bullshit that I have to eat food in Detroit named after a place in the city I live in.
The next morning I woke up and met up with a girl named Dixie Comet. She is a fetish model and just moved to Detroit. She had randomly Tweeted at me a couple days earlier and I really wanted to shoot someone in an abandoned building so I asked her if she was down. She had a building in mind but I had heard about this massive Packard Plant that had been abandoned in the 90’s. I thought we were going to have to jump a fence or something but you could just walk in because most of the walls were gone. There were plants growing on the second and third floors. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. We only explored one building and there were dozens of them. I could have shot her for months and never shot in the same place. Unfortunately it was insanely hot and we called it a day after about an hour.
The only downside was when I stepped on a nail that went right through my shoe. I haven’t gone to the hospital yet but I am sure when I get lock jaw I will go to the ER in whatever city I am in. Let’s pray for my health. I also almost hit a pheasant with my car.
After the shoot I drove to Chicago where I am now in my friend Joe Swanberg’s Tiki themed basement that was like this when he bought the place. Super surreal. Joe directs movies for a living and when his movie Drinking Buddies comes out you need to see it. I saw it at SXSW and it’s amazing.
After the break is a preview from my shoot with Miss Dixie Comet. I would say it’s NSFW but its probably too late at this point.