Thursday, July 31, 2008

Acolyte in the Church of LondonFuckingAndrews

"I'm looking forward to seeing you soon! And in case you're wondering - no. I'm not one of those fool photographers that fell in love with you when I met you or saw your photos or whatever..... You, my friend, have a powerful Cult of Personality about you. And I chose to drink the Kool-Aid. Big difference.

Much Love,
(Acolyte in the Church of LondonFuckingAndrews, Inc.)"

Photo Credit: Tracy-The-Tiger....

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sunflowers in Kansas City

Been asked quite a few times why my traveling schedule was detouring me from Chicago... to Omaha ... to Kansas City.. and then back home - The answer to that is art!

Tracy and I detoured because there were a few photographers down south that I had never had the chance to work with but had always wanted to shoot with. One of those photographers being Stephen Melvin. He has been holed up in Middle America Kansas since I started modeling in 2005. It took three years, but Hell Yes! I got to shoot with Stephen friggin Melvin.... and he was all that and the bag of Doritos! Shot the Mustang in a cornfield - all leopard printed out - in the downpour of a rain storm!

Kansas City was so warm! Tracy and I sloshed around in one-of-many water fountains that decorates KC (Did you know that Kansas City is called the City of Fountains?) We watched a homeless picnic take place - where all the food came from the garbage can. We were entertained by the happiest dog you have ever seen in your life.....On our way to Columbia Missouri, Tracy and I came upon a giant field of sunflowers..... which I, of course, off-roaded into and made her get naked in - the photo below is one of her G-rated ones... ha

One of the nice Colombian photographers, booked us a room at the ancient Wetter-Shaw Manor, which is now operating as a Bed and Breakfast - This plantation home has been traced all the way back to 1819. While it is still in great shape, after much reconstruction - you can only imagine what it must have looked like during the plantation-times -Pillars, balconies, giant hanging tress, old fireplaces. The house was littered with original oil paintings from the 1900's...

Got to talk to Matthew tonight..... have not heard from him since May, it was a nice chit-chat session....

Monday, July 28, 2008

Updatin...


It is really hard for me to update right because Tracy and I are crunching ten states into a two week period. On top of that, we are working just about every day, several times a day.... To briefly update for my own purposes of remembering things: Playing poker while smoking cigars at 11am in the morning Illinois makes your hair smell bad.... Omaha - FrogDog, Billy Frog - Andrew Baran, photographer made me cry, sleeping in studio, Old Market district, Erotic PhotoHunt, last call 1am, talking to Ransom till 3 - Kansas City. Stephen Melvin, cornfield, storm, my mustang (I finally shot in it!) - Tracy got naked at the BackDoor Lounge for photos, lunch, fountain with the happy dog, a homeless guy with a scrunchie, Batman movie was so good... so so good. That is all for tonight....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kickin, Lickin, Blowin...

Tracy and I got hired to do this yesterday.... come on? What other kind of job is going to pay you to chew on gum and blow bubbles for an hour? Sit on balloons? And kick a guy in the balls?




Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Minneapolis

There was a tornado the day that I arrived in Minneapolis - the front of the storm was fascinating.... never seen anything like it before. It was just this wall of clouds..... All these colors, static, electricity dancing in the air over my head.... Kept worrying that the storm would lift the mustang off the pavement and drop in somewhere in distant Kansas - Which is cool, I guess.... I am working there in a few weeks....

Tracy flew in the day after the tornado, Jason drove from Manitoba the same night.... It was really a big surprise, even now, I still cannot believe that he really drove 10 hours just to hang out for the weekend. It was all so in-the-moment. We got a hotel in downtown Minneapolis, right near everything. Turns out we were visiting during the weekend of Bastille Day, a French celebration which is held in respect to the storming of the Bastille back in 1789 - so Minneapolis was just a big party. First night we went out to celebrate Tracy's first day on the roadtrip. Went to Brit's Pub - where they have lawn bowling on the rooftop.... Jason bought us T-shirts, so we all matched like tourists from NY, Manitoba, and Tucson..... ha. Kind of bar hopped from there.... the night was madness..... between the three of us, we vaguely remember getting back to the hotel - kind of.... : ) Next night we took it easy, much more laid back and hang out-ish..... Brit's was having a showing of the Moulin Rouge on their bowling green. Jason got out a blanket from his truck and we all sprawled on the lawn, watching the movie being projected onto our hotel. Surround sound is great. Got to cuddle up, on a rooftop, with two awesome people, and watch one of my favorite movies.....what is possibly better than that? Jason is a really beautiful person to be around - I already miss him a lot.... it really sucked packing up to leave on Monday morning.... I would pack and then be kissing him, pack and then pin him on the couch.... and then, eventually an hour later, I was still stalling - not wanting to leave. Oh well - leave I had to....

Left Minnasota for Wisconsin - they have a lot of cheese in Wisconsin. I am SO friggin happy to have Tracy on the trip...... It, in itself, is a trip...

Spent most of Monday getting plastered... no, not like that. Spent most of the day getting lifecasted, somewhere in a little farmhouse out in WI. It was a really long day being covered in alginate and dentistry products. He casted my torso, butt and bust.... and let me tell you, Tracy thinks my butt cast is the best of his other pieces, it was a very nice cast indeed. We ended the day in a little Victorian bed and breakfast outside of Madison. Tracy and I were the only guests at the house, and the woman who owned the place was living in the carriage house in the back. So we ran around the house late last night, taking scandalous photos all over the place.... was a lot of fun - I think we got Tracy some pretty fabulous photos - I wish my camera was a bit fancier so I could do the girl some justice....

Now we are in Milwaukee. Just shot with this 1931 hotrod car in a park about an hour ago. The car was gorgeous.... nothing like being topless in a beautiful vehicle to get your day rolling, you know? Tonight we are headed to TH's place..... Really excited to see him/shoot with him/steal all his tomatoes again..... the man is not human when it comes to photography. If we come anywhere near what was created last time - my life will have been completed.... not once, but twice. : )

Video of the stuff going on:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Drinking Mint Lattes...

.... reminds of Christmas time.

In Fargo. My first shoot of the day directed me to the wrong side of the building and I was locked out for a few hours - eventually I gave up, drove to Starbucks (ew, I know)... Met this great gay couple .... They want to me to come over and hang out with them tonight.... Because this is all so strange, if I die tonight - they live somewhere on 16th Street....

I never realized that Fargo had such a large gay community. While I was waiting on my photographer, a group of middle aged drag queens walked by.... it was phenomenal. Mostly because I am in the northern mid-west and I always imagined this place filled with manly cowboys..... I love that I was wrong.

Photo Credit: Judas, Brokendollz.com

Manitoba.....

It seems that my Chastity Bush is impervious to beautiful men.... How random is it that I just had one of the best one-night stands in my life.... somewhere in Manitoba Canada? Who knew?

Normally I do not talk about my sex life on here. It just seems like it nobody's business.... but this story is just too good to pass up.... So I am driving, somewhere on the eighth hour behind the wheel, listening to bad country, the sun is going down, it is getting dark. Decide to pull over for the night, find a motel, ask the guy behind the counter.... "Any places open that might still serve some dinner?" He mentions that there is a bar up the road, "Not sure if they have food after 9pm, though." Walk into the place and it is full of Jersey kids. Kensington State College and Horse farms... not sure what that was all about. Made some quick friends. As the place was closing up, some locals asked if I wanted to come back to their place to continue the party - no strings attached, could crash on the couch or something.... They were nice enough. Figure what the hell? Not working for a few more days....

Oh Hot tubs and I, right? So many memorable moments in them - So with this one, everyone is eventually naked. Stayed up until 6am with this Irish looking guy, just talking and watching the sun come up. Crashed on the couch as mentioned, woke up to this pretty half naked man named Jason asking me if I wanted to sleep in his bedroom... crashed in there... woke up with him all cuddled up around me. And I kissed him, he kissed me back and then he took the day off from work..... Sober, wonderful, so unexpected. It felt much less like a one-night stand and much more like a passionate relationship for a day. He made breakfast and we hung out in bed till the afternoon.... Jason is exactly the type of guy that I normally date. Leaving was hard for both of us - he wrote me last night and told me that it was really sad that we would probably never see eachother again... Friggin Manitoba.... You find a guy you like, and they live in another country....

I am sure it is all psychological but driving back east makes me sad - driving towards the dark..... I miss coasting towards Cali - with the darkness in the rearview and the sun up ahead....

.....Now I am in Fargo, North Dakota. And WOW... Those US Customs guys are harsh.... they ripped (literally ripped) my car apart. In Canada they just ruffled through my things, in the US - they put in me a waiting room while I watched them tear though my stuff. They did not put my clothes back in my suitcases, they emptied out all my bags, my computer stuff, my wardrobe, the heels - you name it - all into one big pile in my car. It was horrifying.... when I got back into the front seat, there was barely room to drive. The officers were mean too - This one guy got in my face and yelled at me to get out of my car. There is nothing in the world that I dislike then when someone yells at me..... If I would not have been arrested, I would have slapped the shit out him for being so disrespectful.... asshole.

Things are good - Tracy gets into Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon - and then my schedule is just out-of-control booked up.... basically I work every single day for three weeks, several jobs a day, and that does not end until I make it back home..... Tracy and I might shoot with the original Bat mobile! Whoo!

Photo Credit: Judas - my first shoot ever.... the day after my notorious hot-tubbin night 2005.....

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Winnapeg

Falling behind.... Where did I leave off last? I am going to have to check.
Jesus, it was Canadian boarder control... wow.
..... So much goes on in just one week for me.

Stopped in Glacier National Park, Banff, and Jasper on my way to Calgary - I am not the best at descriptions but if scenery could give people orgasms, that place really did it for me..... It was like driving through a picture book, with 3D pages and little teddy bears on the side of the road. Received a call yesterday from my friend Jeff York, who is on the road and somewhere near where I am staying right now - going to be really disappointed if we cannot hook up along the road.... we'll see how that goes tomorrow afternoon....

Calgary was amazing. I planned it just right so that I hit the city during the Stampede - which is basically a festival/fair that stops the city for an entire week - everyone dresses up like cowboys and cowgals. They pound beer, party their asses off, and stumble onto the train to go back home.... The photo to the left was taken on the ferriswheel (which I got topless on... whoo!) While in town, I stayed with this really kickass guy named Chris.... Happy I stayed with him longer than I planned, it worked out really well. Mario Carts at 3am, topless on the fairswheel, a giant love-boat of over ordered sushi, mini donuts and BMX bikes, the little cha-waa-waa.... mmm and glacier beer. I love people who are real.... I wish I ran into more of them...

Dyed my hair incredibly dark a few days ago, nearly black. I love it, I missed it.... I forgot how much sex is in dark hair, it is just sultry as all hell. What else? Hmmm.... Oh Yea! Camera driver is working again! So here are photos that I took today on my drive to Medicine Hat. Had to pull over and shoot with all those Canola flowers - I would have regretted it for days to come..... Keep in mind these photos are not photoshopped at all. The colors are just phenomenal out here. Tomorrow is the dreaded drive towards Winnapeg, followed by Fargo. I am estimating a total of 20 hours of driving time through the praries..... yuck yuck yuck

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gallery Show! : )

I do not think that I have mentioned it previously - A few months ago, a couple of selected photos got submitted into the International Show of Erotic Art by a photographer friend of mine. Gary Breckhiemer is known for doing off-beat nudes in urban settings... Quite awhile ago, I shot with Gary oudoors in the streets of SoHo and also, in front of the Grand Tribeca Hotel in NYC..... While the photo did not make it into The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today book publishing - My photo did make the show!!!!..... Yay for globe trekking photography! The photo has probably been more places than I have ever been.... I love that. You can check out the gallery show here: ARTundressed (second row down, second photo in)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

"Single female, traveling alone, no destination?"

Welcome to Vancouver! Customs took the initiative yesterday - Pulled me over for two hours, while they nailed me speculative questions about my bank account. Which led to many repetitive questions about traveling and if I was into drug trafficking... "Oh yes! Indeed! No idea how that slipped my mind!?" While interrogating me, they trashed my car... perhaps searching for narcotics or a trunk full of coke or something? I am not totally sure. With my car being my home - it was really chaotic.

Had dinner with a hotel manager last night.... he was really good company. Guess he grew up living in a hotel - eating continental breakfast for food in the mornings, going to school during the day, fixing the rooms that were not made yet at night... He paid for my dinner, which was most welcome since I am so wholesomely broke right now..... I swear, all the good people come out of the rocks when you least expect them to. We hung out until late last night, drinking some canadian beer by the poolside - talking about places we would like to visit in Europe. It was a great evening....

For those of you that I am working with this week - I do not get cell phone service in Canada. Sometimes I can receive incoming calls and text messages, but it comes and goes with the towers... so if you need something - try to email me. Because email is something that is universal - unlike Verizon.