Ape Fest – 6.23.22

We have a lot to talk about today. Gonna try to make this post make sense for people who hate/don’t care about NFTs and for people who are deep in it, and that’s going to be tough to do, but before I do any of that and get to the photos, we need to talk about abortion. 

These photos would have been up yesterday but I didn’t think it made any sense to post party photos during an historically awful day in American history. We have become a much more progressive country in the 50 years since Roe v. Wade was decided and yet here we are being ruled by a hard right fundamentalist minority. Women should be able to make their on medical decisions and this won’t save lives, it will only kill the poorest women. If someone wants an abortion, they will get one. Well off people will just travel to blue states while the poorest most vulnerable women will be forced to risk their own life to terminate their pregnancy. It’s a fucking nightmare. I donated to two things yesterday and I invite you to do the same. The first is a fund that goes to 92 different organizations, just make sure that if you donate that your phone number is not saved with ActBlue because you do not want hundreds of fundraising texts. The second is Brigid Alliance which does direct action to help women get abortions. They get money to travel and even childcare to look after their kids while they are away. They have a perfect rating from Charity Navigator as well. If you are here for NFTs, I am donating 100% of the profits from this photo to Brigid

Now, moving on. Let’s talk about Bored Apes. 

I have very mixed opinions about the Bored Ape Yacht Club and it’s hard to write about this to an audience that has such a wide mix of knowledge/views about what BAYC even is, but I am going to try. Let’s start with the basics. BAYC is a collection of 10,000 NFTs that are made up of randomly generated traits, giving them different levels of rarity and value. They have become one of the most valuable, and definitely the most recognizable NFT collection, and they have birthed several other collections as well. Because of this popularity and massive value, BAYC has become a symbol for everything people hate about NFTs. They see rich crypto bros with stupid monkey jpgs as status symbols and they think the art sucks and they don’t get it and they write off all NFTs as garbage. And the thing is, they aren’t completely wrong. 

I also don’t blame BAYC for this. There are so many garbage NFT projects that have all followed behind BYAC trying to copy their model and have caused so many people to blow so much money chasing the next BYAC. It sucks and PFPs (profile pictures or picture for proof) have made web3 a joke. It’s such a bummer as an artist just trying to make a living with this exciting new technology and people bring up apes and just write the whole thing off. 

And yes, there are a lot of awful people who own Apes. The level of privilege to own a $100k jpg and not sell it is astronomical, but I know many people who have had their lives absolutely changed by these things. They bought them cheap and either sold them for life changing money, or held on to them for the rewards which have also been life changing.  I ran into someone who I knew 15 years ago and he was able to show his artwork in a gallery all because he was given tens of thousands of dollars of “Ape Coin” just for holding on to his ape. 

Okay, so now we need to talk about the claims of racism. There is a professional troll named Ryder Ripps trying to destroy BAYC. I know Ryder a little bit and I actually think he’s pretty interesting as far as an artist. He’s been ripping off NFT collections and changing them a little bit to have a conversation about ownership and copyright and to make some money and PR out of it. I guess you could say he’s the web3 Richard Prince and I am sure both his supporters and detractors would probably enjoy that comparison. He put together a video that went viral recently that was basically a Q Anon video for NFTs claiming that BAYC is a white supremacist organization. It’s really silly and BAYC did a good job of refuting it, and I am sure even Ryder knows it’s all nonsense, but a good troll never admits the troll. They’ve also sued Ryder which is exactly what he wanted and his RR BAYC collection has been skyrocketing in value. 

So no, BYAC is not a secret racist organization, but I do think there is something a little problematic with anthropomorphizing apes, especially when you have traits that are generally associated with black culture. When I first saw BYAC I almost minted one, just because of the Driven By Boredom association, but two things kept me away, the fact that I had just lost some of the first ETH I ever made on a 10k project, and because I thought the apes with grills thing was a little gross. I clearly regret this decision and while I still think Apes are a little corny, the community around them is very impressive and nearly everything Yuga Labs has done as a company has been impressive. 

Which finally brings me to Ape Fest. 

Ape Fest is a festival that takes place around NFT NYC. This is the second one and the first one since the line for Ape Fest 2021 went viral for having a bunch of white dudes making ape noises in line. This year they made the very smart decision to allow plus ones (which is how I got in) and there were a lot more women, and even some non-white people there. A revelation. Web3 clearly skews towards a certain demographic but there are a lot of people trying to fix that and NFT NYC did feel a lot less broy compared to last year. 

I went to Day 4 of the fest, which takes place at Pier 17, down in by the water in the financial district. They had a massive inflatable ape at the entrance and a pirate ship just hanging out with BAYC sails. The party itself was on the roof of a building but the massive amount of money they spent on the surrounding area was not unnoticed. 

The event was pretty impressive and well run and the acts were pretty impressive. There were a lot of real goofy motherfuckers around, but everyone was super nice. As much as I would like to make fun of it, I really did appreciate the invite from one of my NFT collectors who goes by Freecard. He’s a great dude and it was a real experience. 

The party started with an NFT themed rapper named Spottie WiFi. I honestly expected him to look like his Crypto Punk since that’s how I know him. I am not sure his music is for me, but I have been in Spaces and Discords with him and he seems like a good dude. It was very cool to see him perform on this huge stage in front of his people. 

After that Lil Wayne performed and as much as I used to love him, I am not sure that getting the rapper most associated with the MAGA movement is an ideal way to let people know that you aren’t a secret white supremacist group. I still like a ton of his music though so it was at least enjoyable. Towards the end of his set my hurt back started killing me so I sat down and then someone managed to drop an entire whiskey drink on my from above. So that was fun..

After that Snoop came out with Eminem and they debuted their new song which isn’t about NFTs, but features the Apes that they each own. It’s actually a pretty good song & video and the comments on it make me feel that most people don’t even know what BAYC is. Eminem didn’t perform but Snoop did. He mostly was just DJing but he rapped some too. He had a song about Ape Coin which was a little cringe, but otherwise it was pretty fun. I think I’ve seen Snoop 4 times now and you can’t go wrong with that. That being said, he did have a couple strippers on stage with him, and despite most of my friends being strippers or former strippers, I still think it’s kinda a bad look for BAYC when they are trying to let people know they aren’t just a bunch of pale dudes. 

Lastly, and maybe most importantly outside of the whole Handmaid’s Tale situation, is that I didn’t shoot this like it was an event. I didn’t have press access so I didn’t shoot any of the music except a couple wide shots. I didn’t bring my flash so once it got dark I didn’t really shoot. I really just took my camera out because I didn’t want to carry it on my back anymore. My spine is completely fucked so it’s much less painful to hold my camera than carry it on my back. I also was rocking a terrible plastic lens because it’s way lighter than my normal one. So yeah, there aren’t many photos. I took a few of people I met, and some photos of people taking photos because I am working on a phone themed zine. I took some photos of a limbo contest but it was pretty dark at that point and a few other shots randomly here and there. It’s not great coverage of the event, but it did give me a chance to write this 1600 word article about all this stuff.

So TL;DR, abortion should be a woman’s choice, NFTs aren’t all animal jpgs, BAYC is a little bit corny and a little bit problematic, but they have changed lives, have done a lot of great stuff and threw some amazing events. 

Now click here to see a couple dozen photos from Day 4 of Ape Fest 2022 at Pier 17.

Ps. Something is fucked up with my gallery system because my website is archaic, so until I fix it I am using a Flickr gallery like it’s 2007. 

Ape Fest 2022

Ape Fest 2022

Ape Fest 2022

Ape Fest 2022

Ape Fest 2022

Ape Fest 2022

I Swear Snoop & Eminem Are In This Photo

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Wonder Fair @ WAGMIAMI

I hit up my friend Krystall Schott when I was in Miami for Art Basel to photograph her for this grant I got to photograph people in the NFT world. She’s an artist, a musician and an event coordinator and as a former model, she is super photogenic. I had to shoot her for this project. She was crazy busy in Miami working on this NFT art show that she didn’t have a ton of time to shoot so I went to a place called Factory Town where she was setting up to photograph her right before the sun went down. (More on that when the project comes out.) Anyway while we were setting up this shoot she asked me to take photos at it. I was gonna go to the event anyway and my hurt back was feeling pretty good so I was totally down.

Okay, let’s start by saying it’s VERY complicated to explain what this event is. WAGMIAMI was a series of events inside a larger event that was actually part of a different event. The specific NFT gallery part of the event was actually the VIP area for a larger event but also that section changed every night. That VIP NFT gallery was curated by Trippy Presents but then Wonder Fair was inside of that. It’s all incredibly complicated but all very cool. Let me try and breakdown as much as possible.

First of all there was a ton of NFT art, obviously. Including some stuff I love including art by Krystall, Foodmasku who I own an NFT by and a bunch of great photographers because there was an NFT photography meetup earlier in the evening which I sadly missed while we were eating and I was buying batteries since I had no idea I was shooting an event for 6 hours with almost no notice. Throughout the night there were these incredible 3D movies shown on this huge wrap around screen by Jadu Hologram. The first movie was an Alex Grey piece (the famous artist, not to be confused with the pornstar) and then there were several showings of Resillusion by Orbseer. That stuff was honestly just mind blowing. There was also a live burning of a Takashi Murakami work that was apparently worth around $10,000. The idea was that they would burn the art, and then mint it as an NFT showing that art still has value digitally, but as an artist myself I think I would probably have a big problem with someone minting my work even if it was work they purchased from me. Who knows, at least it was interesting to photograph. 

At the same time all this was happening there was a huge stage set up for Mayan Warrior who are an arts collective who do Burning Man and a bunch of events like that. They have this giant pirate ship bus thing that they DJ on top of and the whole thing is pretty insane. I didn’t photograph a ton of that, but I did do a walk around before I left. I wanted to capture some of that stuff to add to the Wonder Fair photos since the events were all connected. Most of the last 40 photos in this gallery are from that. The other 100+ photos are just from Wonder Fair. 

Okay, I think that’s it. Thanks so much to Krystall and her partner Lena for having me out. Let’s look at some photos!

Click here to see all the photos from Wonder Fair at WAGMIAMI at Factory Town during Art Basel in Miami in Florida.

Ps. Buy my NFTs here. 

Dan, Krystal & Ronen V

Mayan Warrior

Jadu Hologram

Trippy & Alex Grey


Wonder Fair x WAGMIAMI @ Art Basel

Wonder Fair x WAGMIAMI @ Art Basel


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2021 Art Basel

This is the first of two updates from 2021 Art Basel in Miami. The second one is going to be from the Wonder Fair at Wagmiami, but I don’t know when I will get that up. I would like to say tomorrow or Friday but I am on a big deadline, but we will get to that in a second. This post has photos from four events, the Scope Art Fair, Untitled Art Fair, The Doodles/ Heart Project NFT party, and a bunch of photos of murals taken in Wynwood. So let’s get started.

I only went to Basel for three days, but two of those days were really half days. I landed around noon on Thursday and I went up to Delray Beach Saturday evening to hang out with my Dolfans NYC partner Michelle and then go to the game with her Sunday. I flew home Monday morning… So while I was in South Florida for 5 days, I really had about 50 hours doing Basel stuff. 

I came to Miami because a few weeks ago I was awarded a grant to photograph people in the NFT space for an organization of photographers and NFT collectors called Obscura. They got 100 photographers together and set them out on a mission to photograph as many people in the NFT world as possible. Unfortunately in the month or so I had for this project I had to go out of town for my girlfriend’s birthday and out of town for Thanksgiving. When I was finally back Basel was happening and a ton of people I wanted to photograph were in Miami. I figured since I got this grant I could just use that money to fly to Florida for a few days. 

When I got to Miami I actually had no plans, that is very like me. I have had great success just showing up in Miami and hoping for the best, and so far it has worked out, and I think it worked pretty well this trip. When I landed I didn’t know where to go but I saw in a Discord that if I mentioned Quantum Art and Superchief I could get into the Scope art show for free. Quantum is a platform for NFT photography and Superchief is an art gallery (I did both Instaxxx book release parties art their spaces) and I wanted to check out their stuff so that seemed like the first place to go. I went by the Superchief/ Quantum exhibit and said hi to those guys. I actually asked the Superchief guys if they wanted to be part of the project, they said yes but I could tell they weren’t really into it so I didn’t press it. I ended up just going to check out the rest of the Scope show. I took photos of really whatever, I don’t know why I picked the art I did other than it was photogenic. I just figured you guys would want to see something. 

While I was looking at art I ran into my photographer friend Tod Seelie and while we were talking my artist friend Shark Toof showed up, and then after that Mark from The Cobrasnake showed up and it was amazing to just run into so many people I knew without even moving. Shark Toof told me he could get me into the Untitled Art Fair next door so we walked over there and I got a few more pictures of art for you. I wasn’t there long because I had to go meet up with a former journalist, turned NFT “influencer” named Andrew Wang. We were going to shoot some photos for the project but there was so much traffic and chaos that by the time I got to him it was getting dark. We drove to an event but we got stuck in traffic so bad we just had to turn around. I think we were in the car for over an hour for nothing. I went back to his place with a bunch of his friends and we all went to dinner. It was so much fun just to nerd out about NFTs with a bunch of people, but I was like 15-20 years older than everyone so that was mildly awkward. Whatever, I am that weird old dude now, that’s fine. 

After dinner we all went to a party thrown by two NFT projects, Doodles and The Heart Project. The place was really fun looking so I got my camera out and took a handful of photos but I didn’t have my flash on me and I was exhausted from traveling (I was on two hours of sleep) so I didn’t last long. I still had to go check into my hotel. I ran into Atrak and his brother Dave 1 on the way out. They were DJing but I had to miss it so I could crash. It was a fun day, but honestly sleep was the move at that point.

The next day my back was killing me because I have a herniated disc that I mention in every post, and I was tired and had work to do, so I just hung out at the hotel for a while, until I met up with an NFT influencer named Deeze to take some photos. Deeze is one of the main reasons NFT photography has really taken off and while I haven’t sold a ton of work, the whole NFT space owes him a lot. I was so glad he agreed to let me take his photo. He’s anonymous so I shot him from behind on the beach, and with is phone in front of his face and I got to pick his brain for a bit about NFTs for a bit which was really cool.

After that I went over to shoot my friend Krystall for the project. She was throwing an event and I wanted to come by before it started to shoot her with some day light. Unfortunately traffic screwed me again and we rushed to shoot before the sun went down. Hopefully that ends up working out, but I guess we will see tonight when I go pick up film. Anyway, while I was talking to Krystall about taking photos, she actually hired me to shoot her event so I did that, and I will tell you all about it in the next post. It was a really cool event…

The next day I had some tentative plans but I had to leave around 5pm and I knew I was gonna stay in the hotel until the last minute because I was up until 4am and I took a muscle relaxer for my back. Being old is so much fun. So I had this like 4 or 5 hour window to shoot some stuff. I was gonna go back to Scope but I didn’t want to risk the traffic again so I went to the arts district Wynwood to take photos of all the murals that were being painted all week. It’s funny to see middle aged midwesterners doing art tours interacting with graffiti artists who have gone to jail over their art. No one ever got back to me about the tentative plans so I finally just bounced and headed to Delray. I didn’t get a ton done on Saturday, but you do have some pictures of some very cool art to check out.

Before we go let me plug some stuff… as part of this project I shot a TON of film, I know I got a grant for it but it was only $1000 and I spent almost that much on the trip. It cost $365 to develop and scan all this film that I am about to pick up, so if you want to support my work you can sponsor a roll. What that means is that you pay $30 and you get to see the roll of film before anyone else. You get to then pick your favorite photo from the roll and I send you a print of it in the mail. The process takes a couple weeks but I can try to get it done in time for Christmas, at least if you live in the US. Click here to sponsor a roll!

Oh, I should also plug my NFTs since this is an NFT related post. Click here to buy one of my juggalo NFTs!

So yeah, that’s everything, more on the Wagmiami party soon! But until then, go look at some photos.

Click here to see a bunch of my 2021 Art Basel photos!


Nychos Baby Yoda


Doodles/ Heart Project

Doodles/Heart Project

RIP Virgil


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2021 Gathering Of The Juggalos Day 1

I spent several hours today trying to organize these thousands of Gathering of the Juggalos photos I shot over the weekend into little categories of updates and I just couldn’t do it anymore and I gave up. I am going to organize these photos into just three more updates by day of the festival. That means today you are going to get over 200 images, all taken last Thursday. Tomorrow I will get up all the photos I took on Friday and on Thursday you will get all the photos I took Saturday. That’s the plan at least. If you haven’t already make sure you check out my last update, which was just my favorite portraits from the Gathering back when I thought I was going to break this up into a bunch of galleries.

Okay, so let’s talk about day one! I got there a couple hours before sundown because I needed a nap after a 7am flight to Ohio. The music on the main stage doesn’t start until six but I wanted to get some portraits before then so I did some laps and showed my girlfriend Shannon around. The festival was missing some of the elements like The Busey Beauties and Psychopathic Radio but it did have a bunch of giant dinosaurs that are meant for the upcoming Lost Lands EDM festival, but I guess you can’t really hide a dinosaur so the juggalos got to hang with them. 

The mainstage musical line up started with 9 Dead and then a dude named Nascar Aloe played and he barely sang any of the words to his own music but he put on one hell of a show so that’s all I care about. I have shot so many music festivals I honestly tune out the music and just pay attention to the performance and his was great. After that Kid ‘N’ Play performed. Seriously, that happened, and honestly they were really fun. DJ Paul from Three Six Mafia was after that and he’s always great. I’ve seen him perform a bunch at past Gatherings and one of the few artists at the festival I actively listen to. Vanilla Ice played after that. He was actually on ICP’s record label for a while and has a juggalo tattoo and has played the Gathering a bunch before. He was bitching about the internet and cancel culture and how great cops were but on the plus side he did bring out a Ninja Turtle. Lastly ICP performed their double length album Bizzar/Bizaar in its entirety. Or at least I assume they did because we were exhausted and after I photographed them we went back to the hotel. Sitting on my ass for a year and a half has not been great for physical being and I was pretty much dead by the time they played. 

Oh, I don’t know why I didn’t mention it earlier but Steve-O from Jackass was the host of the first night and he’s a perfect fit for the Gathering. He did a bunch of stupid human tricks and cut his tongue with broken glass and set his hair on fire. He also showed his butthole to the juggalos not once, but twice, per their request. Don’t worry I didn’t upload those pictures but I did put them on my OnlyFans as a joke since the same day OnlyFans announced they were getting rid of porn on their porn site. 

Speaking of NSFW stuff, there are a couple NSFW pics in this gallery but you can see all the NSFW juggalette portraits on Girls of Driven right now in high resolution. It’s not a ton of photos this year, but they do exist. 

Okay now it’s time for you guys to look at WAY too many photos. Seriously there are over 200 of them and my website is barely functional these days so good luck. 

Click here to see all the photo from Day 1 of the 2021 Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, OH. 

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Insane Clown Posse


Kid 'N' Play

Gathering Of The Juggalos

Vanilla Ice

Gathering Of The Juggalos

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“Best” Of 2020

2020 was a fucking disaster and I am pretty sure we don’t need to go into all of that but I like to organize all my photos and pull selects every year so that I can make it easier to find stuff in the future and these throwback posts are a good way to go over some highlights and link to my favorite shoots of the year and 2020 is no exception. 

When I first picked up a camera when I was 15 for a photo class I didn’t really care about it so I only took photos for class and I think I got a C in it. A year later I took photo 2 and I started shooting punk shows and protests and got hooked on photography and it changed my life forever. I never really put down a camera after that… until 2020.

2020 was already slow for me. My roommate died at the end of November and December and most of January were spent just dealing with that shit until I went on my yearly AVN trip. I shot a lot of photos there but between the start of the pandemic last March up until the Black Lives Matter protests that rocked the country at the end of May I took almost no photos at all. I had this very weird mix of feelings. I felt this responsibility to my elderly neighbors and my community to stay inside, but I also felt this massive guilt for not being out in the streets documenting the end of the world as we knew it. For months I pretty much only left the house for essential stuff and I would bring my camera with me whenever I left the house but I didn’t shoot a lot. I tried to document the grafiti and the signage and capture some of the moment (see my zine Sign of the Times) but I didn’t do nearly enough to make me feel productive.

After George Floyd was murdered I felt like I had to hit the streets. This was too important not to be apart of and a video I captured of horrible police violence ended up going viral and being purchased by the NY Times, NY Post and Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. Ironically this awful moment ended up being the only paid work I did for most of 2020. I went to a bunch of protests over the summer and documented most of them, but I am embarrassed to admit that I eventually stopped going as the protests started getting smaller and smaller. I did hit the streets again a few months later when TV networks called the presidential race for Biden. It was one of the few highlights of a disastrous year.

I did do some shoots during the pandemic, including this socially distanced shoot, but the vast majority of the stuff I shot in 2020 happened on a less than two week trip in January to LA and Las Vegas when I went out to shoot the AVN Week madness. Heading home from Vegas from that trip was actually the last time I got on a plane after canceling trips to SXSW, the NFL Draft and two tattoo conventions I was supposed to shoot for Monster.

A year ago I shot Carmen when she visited NYC and Phoenix Marie literally the day before lockdown in NYC and over the summer when cases were low I did a day road trip with Nina and Kirra which ended up with some great shots (that you still haven’t seen all of), I did a weird late night shoot with Alex F and of course this shoot with the very flexible Amanda Whip. As far as the LA/Vegas stuff some highlights include the Aiden & Leda photos, my latest shoot with Carter and the super quick shoot I did with Alex Grey right before I came back to NYC forever. 

Right before the world ended I had booked a bunch of the work I mentioned earlier and I bought some bitcoin when it crashed right before the pandemic. I regretted it when I lost the jobs and it took me way too long to get unemployment, but I survived thanks to you guys. I started my OnlyFans and you guys bought my books and zines and had Girls of Driven By Boredom already going (I uploaded a NSFW “Best of” gallery including a bunch of shots not in this gallery). I had someone who supports my work just send me some cash and told me I could pay him in photos later. That shit meant so much to me. 

But things are looking up. That bitcoin I regretted buying is now worth more than 10 times what I paid for it. My unemployment is still going strong while my bills have pretty much decreased to just food, shelter and the cost to host this damn website. I paid off my credit card, got my first vaccine shot, I am finally headed back to LA and Vegas to shoot next month, and amazingly my NFT test run did really well. (I did manage to spent all that money on other people’s NFTs but I got some new stuff coming.) I still haven’t shot much in 2021, but my guess is the last 9 months of this year I am gonna be shooting a lot more than the first three  and I can’t fucking wait wait.

Thank you guys for everything and I hope that all of our 2021s are so much fucking better than 2020. 

In the meantime, click here to see a huge gallery of my favorite shots from the least prolific year of my career. 

Black Lives Matter



Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Angela White & Jules Jordan

Black Lives Matter

Carter Cruise

Biden Wins!

Gia DeMarco & Paige Owens

Defund The Police

Kirra & Nina 



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Best Of 2019

It took a pandemic for me to finally catch up on organizing my photos, but here we are. Obviously I still have 2020 to organize, but let’s just say I don’t think the best of 2020 is going to be a very big update. Not a lot of crazy events or intimate photoshoots happening right now, but I am trying to at least stay productive every day. As per all of these “Best of” updates I am gonna run through a few of my favorite events with some links if you want to check out more but honestly 2019 is mostly just naked people with a handful of events thrown in. I really want to get back into more of the events and journalism but not a great time for that right now. I should probably be out in the street shooting signs of the virus but it feels really selfish of me to risk the lives of my elderly neighbors just so I can take some photos, but maybe I am just a coward and making excuses. Moving on.

Every year my two biggest events are AVN Week and The Gathering of the Juggalos. I also had been to SXSW 14 years in a row but I missed it in 2019. I had my trip booked this year and the festival got canceled less than 24 hours after I bought my plane tickets. At least I got my money back. 

I shot some political stuff, which I would love to do more of like a pro choice protest and an Elizabeth Warren rally. I also shot some stuff for Gothamist including this really cool trash museum. I shot Exxxotica NJ which pretty much looks like AVN so you probably can’t tell the difference and I shot some BTS on my friend’s short film. I somehow just shot a single event for Sailor Jerry, but they did sponsor the #MetLifeTakeover.  Oh and I shot some photos in the snow that I just posted on Twitter or something so didn’t have a proper gallery. 

Honestly that’s it except for a bunch of naked girls. It’s pretty distressing to see now that I look at it all. I had a few corporate jobs that aren’t in here (I did include an outtake from some head shots I shot for a friend), but I really need to be doing more non naked work. But whatever, there are a bunch of nudes and you are probably here for that anyway so rejoice. If you see some photos in here that you haven’t seen before they are probably coming, or maybe I just uploaded them to Girls of DBB and you are too cheap to pay $3 a month to see it. That’s on you.

Okay, let’s move along. I will be back later in the week with some more nudes because apparently that’s all I got. See you soon.

Click here to see the best of 2019.

Gathering Of The Juggalos  


Elizabeth Warren

Leigh Raven @ AVN

More Juggalos, I Had To


Jane Wilde


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Best Of 2018

While in quarantine I have been trying to be productive. I have mostly been eating garbage and watching documentaries about libertarian gay polygamist tiger breeding attempted murderers but I did manage to finally organize all the photos I took in 2018. I actually had to do most of it twice because I accidentally threw away most of the edit but I started over again and here we are. In January I started working on organizing 2019 and then I realized I hadn’t done 2018 yet so at least that’s done and I guess it’s time to work on 2019 now, but let’s be honest, if Netflix drops another true crime series I will immediately drop whatever I was doing. 

Speaking of pandemics, normally I wouldn’t drop nearly 300 photos on a Saturday, but since everyone is stuck at home bored as hell this seems like a perfect time to give you a million photos to click through. I will also go through some of my favorite moments of the year and drop you some links of the highlights so you can go look at more photos or read about some more of my bullshit or whatever.

Let’s start with my favorite photo shoot of all time: I got to shoot the cast of the Wes Anderson movie Isle of Dogs with puppies for Vulture and then puppies dressed up as Wes Anderson characters for BuzzFeed. It was amazing. Some of the bigger events I shot in 2018 were AVN Week, SXSW and of course the Gathering of the Juggalos. I also shot Exxxotica NJ, The March For Our Lives, Elm St. Music & Tattoo Fest and the NFL Draft. Speaking of sports, a personal highlight of 2018 (and my life) was the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup. I didn’t get to go to any of the games but I did get to go to the victory parade in DC. I got to travel overseas a couple of times, getting to photograph a Transylvanian rave, and going to the Galapagos Islands, the latter of which was an absolutely life changing experience. I should also mention that I shot a halloween dog parade and really loved shooting some behind the scenes photos on the TV show Cake.

I know I also gotta run down a few of my favorite naked women photos because that’s why most of you creeps come here. Probably my favorite shoot of the year was of my my friend Scout. There was such bad light in her hotel room that we shot almost the entire thing using just light from the TV. I finally got to shoot with Nikki Hearts after knowing her for years and years. Kasey Warner introduced me to Damia and Khloe, and I photographed both of them for the first time. I have shot them both again since. I got to shoot Rose Ryan for the second time and she is unreasonably attractive so that is worth a gander. I shot Jade Baker for the first time and our second shoot from 2019 is one of my favorites ever. I have no idea why I haven’t posted it yet.  Speaking of galleries I haven’t posted yet, there are a few more previews in here of those including one with Alex De La Flour that is coming real soon. I got some good public nude stuff as well with my shoot with Jane Wilde and my trip to Governors Island with my friend Kirra. Oh, and my shoot with Raya and Goldie was amazing too.

Okay, I think that’s it for now. There’s a ton of other stuff in here too but I am not gonna list it all because I have work to do, and by work I mean I have to go watch some videos of rich teenage YouTubers pulling pranks on their slightly less successful successful YouTuber friends.

Click here to see nearly 300 of my favorite (digital) photos from 2018!

Untold Fest

Bill Murray

Raya Blade & Goldie Fawn

Gathering Of The Juggalos

2018 NFL Draft

The Galapagos Islands


Cake BTS: Oh, Jerome No

Halloween Dog Parade


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2020 Adult Entertainment Expo

So yesterday I got all the photos up from the 2020 AVN Awards, so today you get the photos from the four day convention that leads up to the awards. The Adult Entertainment Expo is like any other convention or trade show except like with way more pasties. Fans line up to take photos with and get autographs from adult film stars and go buy all sorts of sex toys and robotic women and whatever weird shit you are probably imagining anyway. It’s my 13th one of these things and I have shot it in the past for the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Playboy, Hustler, Vice and many, many more. This year I was shooting it for The Daily Beast and you can read that story here.

I honestly can’t think of what else to say about it. I shot it with a mix of natural light and flash and I took a bunch of photos since it was 4 days long. There are like 160 photos in the gallery so lots to look at. There is no actual nudity in here because that is apparently against some sort of dumb rules but the gallery is still significantly NSFW. This is the last year at the Hard Rock which is closing down on Monday. AVN Week is still happening there next year it’s just going to be at the ironically rebranded hotel, The Virgin.

I should also mention that these photos have been up for days over on Girls of DBB and in higher resolution. I also have all the other random photos I took during the week up there as well. I will get that post up sometime this weekend, but if you don’t want to wait, sign up

Now click here to see the huge gallery from the 2020 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.


Riley Reid

Tommy Pistol

Abigail Mac

Charlotte Sartre

Don't Touch The Turtle Dick

Spinnin' Shea

Joseline Kavaski

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2020 AVN Awards – 1.25.20

The AVN Awards took place way back on Saturday night and I haven’t posted any photos until now because I was waiting for the story I did for the Daily Beast to come out, and it came out this morning. Not only is the Daily Beast an awesome client (and my mom’s favorite website) but they asked me to write for them which is always fun for me. I have written for the Daily Beast, Playboy, Vice, Noisey, Boing Boing and a bunch of others and I feel like at this point I could build a portfolio that tricks people into thinking I am an actual writer, but I will not.

Anyway, the 2020 AVN Awards makes the 13th time I have covered the AVN Awards week. I thought it was 12 all week, but I just counted to be sure. The first year I went, I went just to party and ended up selling a bunch of the photos, but I didn’t cover the actual awards. The next year I did the red carpet but that was so boring so the next year I hid at the end of the red carpet and shot people off the red carpet. AVN liked my photos so much they started giving me access to the awards and I covered the awards for years. The last two years I was dating Gia Paige so I went as her guest instead of shooting the awards. This year I tried to get back inside the awards and apparently they now have a contract with Showtime that prohibits anyone who isn’t working for AVN from shooting the awards despite me having a massive client like the Daily Beast. They did give me red carpet access, but that is fucking boring so I decided against it.

I decided to shoot people waiting for the red carpet instead of actually on the carpet. It was kinda a risky move and I got a lot of random people in the background and I kept having to switch from flash to natural light back and forth because I don’t want to shoot flash when I don’t have it. I ended up missing some shots because of it, but I think ultimately it’s a lot more interesting to look at these than another set of red carpet photos. Right?

After the show started I went back to my hotel and just relaxed for the first time all week. I came back a couple hours later and took some photos of people coming out of the awards before heading to an absurd party at a mansion that looked like someone just googled “crazy party” and threw everything they could at it. There were fancy cars parked outside and a mermaid in the swimming pool and fire performers and sexy cops and it was just so silly, but I am glad I went because it was very weird, but I only took like 3 photos so sorry about that. 

Anyway, congrats to all of the winners, especially my friends. Angela White won her 3rd Female Performer of the Year award and Small Hands won Male Performer of the Year and I really like both of those people so that was great. My friend Abella Danger won best ass, but we will get to that in a future post… 

Speaking of, this is the first of four AVN Week posts. Next up will be the Adult Entertainment Expo, followed by a post with just a bunch of random left over shots, and then finally, probably Monday, I will post the “Girls of AVN” post that everyone likes so much every year. All the photos, except the Girls of AVN stuff, is already up on Girls of DBB so go check that out now if you are a subscriber.

Now click here to see my off the red carpet shots from the 2020 AVN Awards in Las Vegas.

Little Caprice

Angela White & Jules Jordan


AVN Awards

AVN Awards Protesters

Ginger Banks & Blair Williams

Joanna Angel & Small Hands


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