April Showers

Hello again dear Kung Fu Breakfast readers! Once again I’ve fallen behind on posting but that just means you reap the benefits today with twelve new sets. Before we get in to it on the front of “what’s new”. I got a new car which is amazing and really helps with my various adventures. For those wondering, I got a 2016 Nissan Altima and it’s bomb. My friend is coming up in a few weeks so hopefully May will give way to a few crazy adventures. I’m really excited for all of these sets as this group really represents some of my favorite muses. As I was writing this post I kept referring to each of these women so fondly and I think you will particularly enjoy this month’s new sets. I’m also really happy to debut the Kung Fu Breakfast “Ice Cream Series” logo variations by Tom Maher for springtime! Tom has once again done some amazing work with these colorful new additions to the family that you can see in this rad “Hall of Logo” set.

Tom Maher - Kung Fu Breakfast Logo

Tom Maher - Kung Fu Breakfast Logo


Up first is a brand new set with everybody’s favorite joker Bangs The Clown aka Nova. Bangs and I had a fun little evening shoot out in Atwater Village where we played around with some beautiful structures. During this time it was raining a lot in LA but we lucked out and found some time in between the drips. Nova is a classically trained dancer in ballet and modern dance from CalArts and I think we did a good job of showing off those skills. Also love the purple variation of her Bangs makeup in this set.

Nova as Bangs The Clown - Path of The Sacred Clown

Nova as Bangs The Clown - Path of The Sacred Clown

After all the rain LA has been getting we were blessed with a beautiful superbloom of poppies. Two years ago I shot in the superbloom in Antelope Valley with Mandee Leslie but this year’s superbloom first popped up in Lake Elsinore. I knew this would be the perfect place for the return of The Spritely One! Sprite and I really lucked out and were able to avoid all the crowds of people, especially before it reached the record numbers and the city stopped letting people park without taking the $10 shuttle. It was so inspiring to see all of these beautiful wildflowers everywhere and Sprite of course did her magic all over. This was a really next level shoot.

The Spritely One - From Up On Poppy Hill

The Spritely One - From Up On Poppy Hill

Once again Miss Chaos is back with not one but two new sets. The first one found us traveling to Santa Monica where I honestly haven’t shot in ages. I’m not always the biggest fan of the more travelled spots in LA but sometimes it just feels right and this was one of those nights. Our most fun find was probably shooting in the arcade at the Santa Monica Pier. Definitely a fun night of hanging out and art making.

Miss Chaos - Rest in Paradise

Miss Chaos - Rest in Paradise

The next set is very special as it features today’s birthday girl Alondra Excene Shields. I can’t share enough love for shooting with this dynamo. Every time Alondra and I shoot together she really brings the creativity. For this set I thought we would shoot in Alondra’s bedroom. We’ve shot in Alondra’s apartment a few times but never her bedroom and I think it added a real intimacy, especially since we were shooting implied nudes and talking about some heavy subjects. I think we went deep and raw with this set so HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALONDRA!

Alondra Excene Shields - Every Day Is Exactly The Same

Alondra Excene Shields - Every Day Is Exactly The Same

And of course if you didn’t think I would get in at least one more poppy shoot, you’re crazy. I was very happy to share that second experience with another talented lady, the beautiful and boisterous Nielah. Nielah had the thought to shoot some nudes out in the poppies and I was happy to oblige. Instead of Elsinore though we headed up north to Antelope Valley. This was a very fun shoot (though a bit chilly). Nielah brought this cool vintage typewriter as well as some dope vibes. At one point a police helicopter kept circling us, luckily it was once she had put back on some clothes. Not sure if he was checking out Nielah but it had gotten late in the day and we decided to peace out from our cool adventure.

Nielah - Field of Dreams

Nielah - Field of Dreams

As promised here is our second of two Miss Chaos sets. This time we visited somewhere I was surprised we had never been together, namely the Old LA Zoo. This was a fun little afternoon jaunt and we got some cute photos for sure. I was very glad that the back ways in to the cages were open. And of course Miss Chaos showed me something I had never seen there before: the birdcages! I don’t know why but I had never gone past the initial cages to see these beautiful structures. Always cool to see something new at a place you’ve been many times.

Miss Chaos - Special Exhibition

Miss Chaos - Special Exhibition

Up next is my only new muse in all eleven sets and damn is it a good one as I introduce Fox Chalker! Fox and I have been talking about wanting to shoot together for at least a year now so when she came down to visit from Seattle, we jumped on the opportunity. Fox is a really exceptional muse so I wanted to take her to an exceptional place: Switzer Falls. This was easily one of my favorite shoots as we both commented it felt like we already knew each other despite just meeting. Hope to see Fox again soon!

Fox Chalker - Aesop’s Fables

Fox Chalker - Aesop’s Fables

From a fox to a wolf, our next set up is with my homegirl Cindy Clark aka Girlwolf. Cindy’s band Mediocore recently came out with their EP “Scars Make Stars”, which she played for me as we headed out in to one of my favorite places on earth: The Salton Sea. Cindy and I hit up some of my favorite Salton Sea spots including Bombay Beach, East Jesus, and Salvation Mountain. Honestly there’s not much crazy to say about this set that you can’t see in the photos. Some days are just perfect.

Cindy Clark - Vision Quest

Cindy Clark - Vision Quest

After a crazy desert journey I was happy for a night at home and who better to chill with then my homegirl Lina Savanna. I rarely photograph anyone in my home so it was a real treat to get to photograph such a close friend of mine. I think set has a really nice and intimate quality that I’m really happy with and think you will enjoy.

Lina Savanna - Slumber Party

Lina Savanna - Slumber Party

I honestly can’t remember the last time I was as excited for a return as that of Sina Flowi Powi. If you remember, Sina and I last shot back in 2017 when she was visiting from her home of Hanover, Germany. Sina spent years in Lake Elsinore, CA as an exchange student and was back visiting when we first met. I was one of the first photographers Sina shot with and now she’s been doing all of this amazing modeling. For our shoot we headed out to the mountains outside of Lake Elsinore on just such a breathtaking day. Sina is one of my favorite human beings and is back visiting for a few months so definitely expect a few new sets together. We actually one more new one but since this was one was so special I wanted to hold off posting the second set until my next post.

Sina Flowi Powi - Return of The Queen

Sina Flowi Powi - Return of The Queen

One good return deserves another. For our last set I want to welcome back Stephanie Monty. Stephanie moved to Dallas, Texas not too long ago and was back supporting an art project of hers. Stephanie is a really good friend of mine and I was so happy not only to host her for a few nights while she was here but to share in an adventure day of shooting. To get a little heavy for a moment, the project Stephanie was supporting had to do with a sexual assault situation she went through and I really glad to help support her in any way that I could. Please check out Stephanie’s project, continue to support her, and remember that consent is everything. We need to treat each life with compassion, dignity, and respect.

Stephanie Monty - Taking Down The Patriarchy

Stephanie Monty - Taking Down The Patriarchy

All The Goddesses

So so so so so many lovely ladies today with nine new sets including three multi-muse sets! Time is going by so fast this year. I’ve can’t believe we’re already halfway in to March. I have a cold this week so that’s a bummer but tomorrow I’m planning on making the journey to Lake Elsinore to see the Super Bloom. SoCal so rarely gets its rain but when it does (plus a few other conditions) like this year then the fields are littered with wild flowers including the poppies. Two years ago I got a chance to do my one and only shoot with Mandee Leslie in the superbloom in Antelope Valley so I’m stoked to do it again. Keep your fingers crossed my cold is gone by then.

First up we have a new set with Sister Bonez. The good Sister has really been one of my absolutely favorite Muses to work with over the past year. She always has killer looks, poses, great ideas, etc. It’s been so rainy here lately that I was a bit worried we might get rained out but luckily the worst we got was a sprinkle during the opening portion of our shoot in Pomona. We shot some cool urban stuff and then Sister Bonez treated me to a cup of a coffee at this cool Mexican coffee place called Mi Cafecito Coffee where we both got marzipan lattes with oat milk. They were seriously to die for. After that we headed to a beautiful botanical garden for the second leg of our shoot. I had never been to this particular botanical garden so it was fun to check out. They had some really interesting structures and art pieces. We also caught some sunset vibes that really brought out our best. Finally we spent the third part of our shoot over at the bartending school where Sister Bonez learned to mix drinks. We shot some photos and a short video of her doing some mixology and then took some sexy photos in their Playboy themed bathroom. As usually we got a lot accomplished and had a blast doing it.

Sister Bonez - The Garden of Earthly Delight

Sister Bonez - The Garden of Earthly Delight

Up next is a new set with long-time muse Lina Savanna and she brought her friend Hollixberri. Lina and I are good friends and text as friends do. She told me her friend Holli was visiting her from out of town so I offered up the idea of shooting with the two of them. I figured it would be a fun, low-key, hang out with the homegirl and her homegirl kind of situation. Of course it was all of those things but also much more! They ladies put together some great looks and really brought the fire. I absolutely loved the energy Holli brought to the shoot and I hope she comes and visits again. We started our day in Chinatown kind of just exploring around. We really hit a highlight when we found this practically abandoned shopping center near where we had parked. After that we travelled to nearby Elysian Park where Lina showed us a part of the park I had never seen before. It was a bit cold and windy but we powered through and even got a shot of a wandering coyote. Finally as it got a bit too cold for shooting we made our way to Holli’s AirBnB where we shot some fun and sexy lingerie looks. Major fun vibes on this shoot.

Lina Savanna & Hollixberri - Playdate

Lina Savanna & Hollixberri - Playdate

For our third set I’d like to welcome back someone near and dear to my heart, the lovely Chelsea Hanes. Portland-based Chelsea was in town visiting so we made some plans to catch up and do a little shoot at one of my favorite spots, Stoney Point. Chelsea adorned herself in rose petals and cannabis leaves (courtesy of Aesthetic Cataclysm). Chelsea always brings the Goddess vibes but this was really on a whole other level. We kept the shoot relatively short due to weather conditions but still got in a full set’s worth of amazing shots. Not too much else to say about the shoot other than that it was magical and we found a graffiti sign telling us the point at which no muggles were allowed past.

Chelsea Hanes - Green Goddess

Chelsea Hanes - Green Goddess

From Green Goddess to Rock Goddess we have a new set with Alicia Vigil. Fresh off of a European Tour with her band Vigil of War, Alicia Vigil is back with our second set together. I wanted to really switch gears with Alicia from our first set in the woods, so I took her to maybe my favorite spot to shoot, Angels Gate Bunkers. Not surprisingly, Alicia really brought it with some cool looks and a fun interaction with the environment. Going to The Bunkers with a new person is always a wild experience and makes me feel like Hammond on the helicopter turning to the others and say, “Welcome to Jurassic Park.” After the Bunkers we stopped by The Korean Bell of Friendship for a few more dope shots. Really been loving working with Alicia and hoping for another rad shoot in the near future.

Alicia Vigil - Revolution

Alicia Vigil - Revolution

Spooky girl love continues with a KILLER new set featuring the lovely Lady Krondor. Lady Krondor have had some of my favorite shoots when we’ve shot in her various homes. In Lady Krondor’s current place we shot our last set in her home photo studio and once again decided to make some work there. Part of the inspiration was that our mutual friend Necro Natalie painted this spooky backdrop for her. We had a fun time playing around and then ventured out to the mean streets of West Hollywood so shoot a bit more. Sometimes the best shoots are the simplest ones.

Lady Krondor - Seppukutie

Lady Krondor - Seppukutie

I feel my heart swelling as honestly this series of sets covers some of my favorite humans including Fablechan. Fable and I have been talking about a new set since our last set but it’s been way a bit too chilly since our schedules really only like up for late afternoon/evening shoots. Luckily we found a slightly warmer day. Once again I headed down to deep Orange County for our shoot. We started off in this cool woodlandish park for a very glamorous look. When we were coming out of the park we met some guy from Arizona that REALLY wanted to show us his photos he had taken of girls in bikinis. We probably would have talked with him more but we were racing the sun to our next spot just outside of a cool drain pipe tunnel. We did a drain pipe tunnel in our last shoot but I will always been down for things off the beaten path. The little area outside the tunnel had some fun graff including a Rick and Morty piece but inside the tunnel was for me where the real magic happened. We finished off the shoot with some nighttime park stuff including a bit of nudie time. I’m sure as the weather gets nicer there will be more nudity for all my pervy followers.

Fablechan - The Citadel

Fablechan - The Citadel

Up next is a mini set with my loves Miss Chaos and Liza. Sometimes I shoot sets simply because I have plans with my friends that are also my Muses and why not? Well on this very evening the three of us headed to Bar Sinister’s newish event appropriately named Wednezdays. We shot some cute photos in the bar, I almost lost my glasses, the night was a little crazy and then we went back to Miss Chaos’ place where she busted out the whip and paddle on Liza. Pretty typical evening.

Miss Chaos & Liza - LSD

Miss Chaos & Liza - LSD

So when I say all the Goddesses, this next set might take the cake. Brittny Nicole hit me up asking if I’d like to tag along with her on a shoot for her friend Adrienne’s brand Little Black Diamond in San Diego. Of course my answer was yes so we made our way down to San Diego (which means “A Whale’s Vagina”). This wasn’t technically my shoot, which is always a weird situation as I don’t like to step on other’s toes, nor do I allow people to take photos on my shoots, but it was a really chill time. The shoot happened at this cool psychedelic art bar called Kilowatt in the neighborhood of Ocean Beach. There was something like 8-10 girls on the shoot and one main photographer so Brittny and I started shooting in spots while she wasn’t being used and other models that weren’t being used at the time followed. Adrienne and I clicked right away as Brittny had been telling both of us about each other for a while. Adrienne and all the girls were super stoked to have me there and we had a really cool time. I wasn’t sure if this should be a solo set with guests or a multi-muse set but ultimately I decided that this was still Brittny’s journey and if I ever shoot with any of these girls again (which I plan to) then of course this set will be listed on their pages. I really think my story isn’t even doing this set justice so just go check out the photos.

Brittny Nicole - Galactic Squad

Brittny Nicole - Galactic Squad

And to wrap things up is a new solo set with Miss Chaos. It seems like every time I post a set with Miss Chaos that it’s actually two sets but she’s one of my closest homegirls. Despite her namesake, Miss Chaos actually really helps me keep my sanity. She’s a loving, supportive friend, a great Muse, and an ear for me to vocalize my thoughts, good or bad. One of our mutual loves is for abandoned places. Back in the Fall she found on Instagram photos of an an abandoned airplane in Ontario, CA (just about an hour outside of my place in Highland Park). It was a little tough for our schedules to get out there until now but we finally did last week and it was WELL WORTH IT. We got some directions how to find the place from an awesome artist on Instagram named Chuck Hodi who had been there before. Once we arrived it was actually really easy to find (like too easy). Not only did we find the plane but there were actually TWO PLANES! We had an awesome shoot and no one bothered us. This was by far the easiest and yet strangest abandoned shoot I think I’ve ever done. I mean two abandoned planes in the middle of a small airport and not one person told us to leave (big ups to Ontario Airport I guess!) After that we found a cool little park to shoot in and Miss Chaos rocked her 90’s No Doubt look while we played on a kids playground. Afterward we stopped for the delicious marzipan coffee at the same Mexican coffee shop that Sister Bonez took me to in the beginning of the set. Everything truly comes full circle. Until next time, enjoy!

Miss Chaos - Air Chaos

Miss Chaos - Air Chaos

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day my Kung Fu Breakfasters. On the one hand I hate this holiday because of the spend spend spend commercial appeal, on the other hand I am a proponent of all love. So today I choose to look past the obvious corruptions and share for you some love in the form of new sets!

Up first is some man love with my homie Balloonski! Balloonski and his main man Berk recently did a collab for the opening of Bloody Gums new pop-up shop at the new Think Tank Gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles. I got a chance to briefly stop by the opening but told Balloonski I wanted to come back to shoot the piece itself with virtually no one there, which I did (twice). The installation they made was epic and really fun to photograph.

Balloonski vs. Berk

Balloonski vs. Berk

From there we switch gears to a new muse: Tori Behave. Tori and I met on Instagram and had a mutual love of each other’s work. We decided to get together and almost had a failure of a day. I originally wanted to take Tori to the forest so we drove up to my main spot Switzer Falls. When we arrived we not only discovered the front gate was shut due to the government shutdown but the place was packed anyway because it was a holiday! We drove further up the road to a place I like but only wound up taking a few photos there because we realized it was freezing as fuck so high up in the mountains.

Rather than force the location I decided to relocate us to Devil’s Gate Dam. When we arrived at the Dam we encountered a construction crew there that told us we could not go to the part of the dam I normally shoot at. Not to be deterred we hiked along the trail for the shoot and finally hit our stride. Tori was an absolute blast to shoot with and so you’ll actually see a second set pop up with her further in the post.

Tori Behave - Oh Behave

Tori Behave - Oh Behave

Up next we have the return of my homegirl Nielah! Those following along might remember I met Nielah last year while out on a crazy art show/shooting adventure with Stephanie Monty. Stephanie and I were at a Superchief show where we ran in to Balloonski who we convinced to make a balloon outfit for Stephanie. Stephanie and I then saw Nielah walking past and adopted her as our friend, even incorporating her in the shoot. From there Nielah and I shot together in Downtown including another Balloonski outfit. This time we went full force hopping around more Downtown and getting in to all sorts of shenanigans including climbing a railroad crossing sign, getting in to a rail car, and someone once again winding up with some Balloonski action keeping our perfect record in tact.

Nielah - Gargoyle

Nielah - Gargoyle

Up next is a brand new mini set with my little monster friend May. This set is actually longer than a normal mini set but shorter than a full set so I’m not really sure what you call it. May and I made plans to hit up Bar Sinister’s new Wednesday night event but figured we might as well shoot some photos while we were at it. I took May to the Old LA Zoo in Griffith Park to start. From there we made our way to Hollywood and shot the bulk of the set inside of Bar Sinister. It was fun and we danced to goth music.

May - My Pet Monster

May - My Pet Monster

In keeping things spooky we have a new set with Sage Sin. Sage asked me if I’d like to go check out the rubble from the recent fires in Malibu. Its no secret that I love abandoned places, so I was all in. Sage and I found some amazing spots but kept getting yelled at by neighbors who told us we were being disrespectful and one guy even accused us of looting. I understood where they were coming from but my feeling has always been that if you can make something beautiful out of the tragedy that already exists you are doing your part to create balance. All of Sage’s looks were straight fire and despite the heaviness of the subject matter we had a really fascinating time.

Sage Sin - The Undertaker

Sage Sin - The Undertaker

It’s been raining in LA a lot recently so some shoots have really been greatly affected by what is possible on a rainy day. When Little Lotus and I originally made plans for this multi girl shoot with new muse Queerpunkfilipinx (try saying that three times fast) I think we were originally envisioning something in the forest. Instead Little Lotus suggested we go shoot at this dead mall in Orange County called The Source. The location made for a really interesting time including a graff wall and various areas of construction. The chemistry between the two muses was wonderful and we went with a fetishy fashion vibe to the whole thing.

Little Lotus & Queerpunkfilipinx - The Source

Little Lotus & Queerpunkfilipinx - The Source

I told you we had another set with Tori Behave! Tori and I had such a good time on our first shoot that she texted me a few days later and said, “Let’s shoot some porn”. I loved that she wanted to get down and dirty, but of course we kept things artsy and classy. I went down to her place in Long Beach for what turned in to a set all about self romance. We had a wonderful time and it’s nice to have something for Valentine’s Day that isn’t all about couples.

Tori Behave - My Dirty Valentine

Tori Behave - My Dirty Valentine

Of course it wouldn’t be a complete post with a new Cosmic Daughter set. I met up with Brittny Nicole for another shoot out in The Salton Sea. Normally I don’t like going to the same places with the same muses but I just don’t find that the case with The Cosmic One. The Salton Sea is one of my favorite areas and every time Brittny and I go out there I feel like we get something different. We started the shoot off in her room the night before shooting some new slime booty photos. The next morning we get up nice and early and headed to the desert. We hit up some cool old spots as well as finding some new ones. This was absolutely a killer shoot and make sure you check out some of the dope video clips we shot.

Brittny Nicole - Techno Bitch

Brittny Nicole - Techno Bitch

This next set is a really interesting one. Nielah invited me to an art show that she was co-producing called Bitter Tea LA. This was a new monthly pop-up event that included some huge paintings by Stephanie Monty. I also ran in to my old street art friend Sek, who’s girlfriend Eden Simone was playing. I also met a performer named Vero who only has one photo in the set but we vibed so well that we are going to shoot a set together next week. Besides the art and performances though I actually wound up shooting a whole mini set with new muse Sienna. Sienna is a friend of Stephanie Monty that I met at Stephanie’s Christmas Party back in December. Sienna mentioned being a fan of my work and wanting to shoot together in the future. I suggested we shoot a mini set at the show since she was looking baller in her outfit. Normally I don’t like to do a first time shoot with someone at a show but I figured why not and I’m glad I did.

Bitter Tea LA February 2019 - A Rose For All

Bitter Tea LA February 2019 - A Rose For All

And last but not least is a set that was a long time coming. The lovely Raven Leigh is the homegirl of my homegirl Phoenix Askani. Phoenix has been pushing for the two of us to shoot together for well over a year and we finally made it happen, even though Raven is moving to New Jersey in just a few months. Due to the move we weren’t sure when we’d be able to make the shoot happen but late last week I got a text saying she and her friend Kate Sara Christina had gotten cute dresses for The Grammys but somehow got boned on tickets. She asked if I was possibly free this past Monday to shoot with her, Kate, and the dresses and I just happened to be. The three of us had a killer time and the whole set had this beautiful romantic feel. There was a lot of laughs and groping and it was cold as fuck so please take your time to appreciate these warrior women. Raven and I are hoping to bust out a solo shoot before she moves and Kate and I already discussed shooting together again so please welcome both of these new muses to the Kung Fu Breakfast family. Please enjoy your Valentine’s Day no matter how you spend it!

Raven Leigh & Kate Sara Christina - Kismet

Raven Leigh & Kate Sara Christina - Kismet

Where Does The Time Go

Oh damn! We’re almost a month in to 2019 and where have the posts been? It’s been a whirlwind month but that means today I’m dropping 11 NEW SETS! God damn that’s a lot so I’ll try to keep everything brief. In the meantime I do want to announce that SOON there will be Kung Fu Breakfast t-shirts available so make sure you start putting your shekels aside. Lets’s jump right in!

The year was 2018 and Miss Chaos and I got together to shoot some Foot Fetish content for her Clips4Sale page (take a look for Mistress Monroe and don’t you dare judge you freaks). After the video shoot got done we headed out for a quick mini shoot in my neighborhood since The Chaotic One happened to be wearing this really cute Hooters shirt. The highlight might have been us stopping by a Christmas Tree stand (that’s how far back this set goes). They gave us some funny looks but ultimately we shot what we needed and got out of dodge. That’s punk rock. Also we saw a cute dog.

Miss Chaos - Delightfully Tacky

Miss Chaos - Delightfully Tacky

After a slight absence we have the return of The Spritely One. I’m really excited because Sprite and I have been talking about doing a cosplay set forever and busted out this killer Cami from Street Fighter shoot. Sprite and I found some killer spots to shoot this set around Little Tokyo and Chinatown. We didn’t get in to any street battles but we did run in to another Muse so check out that out for surprise cameo.

The Spritely One - Street Fighter

The Spritely One - Street Fighter

Brianna Christine is back! Brianna and I kept it local but took on some cool locations I spotted while driving through Glendale. The graveyard we visited was not my favorite but Brianna is so good we made it work. We visited this rad rainbow fence that took a second to find since my own directions were terrible. We also stumbled upon the street art work of my homie EyeMax3D. After popping around Glendale we visited The Devil’s Gate Dam for some fire action! I love shooting fire performance. It’s difficult but when you nail it it’s just next level kind of stuff. Very eventful shoot.

Brianna Christine - The New Awakening

Brianna Christine - The New Awakening

Jumping back to Miss Chaos for one of two double sets we have this post, we have a fun night shoot inside of the lair of The Chaotic One. I came over Miss Chaos’ apartment a week earlier for Christmas and noticed this fun very modern living room set up she did and wanted to shoot on it. Miss Chaos busted out the Ric Flair-esque $10,000 Dior jacket and matching boots for some really rad shots. We also got a couple of appearances from Miss Chaos’ cat Osiris before heading out in to the world. Miss Chaos and visited this cool little bridge where lots of graff writers go and just happened to stumble upon a commission piece by the homegirl Unfukyourself. Much like the previous Miss Chaos set, this one was pretty lowkey but sometimes that makes for the most personal and fun shoots. Also, fun fact: this is the first set of 2019!

Miss Chaos - Akira

Miss Chaos - Akira

Today’s post includes two new muses I am happy to introduce, and here is the first. Give a warm welcome to Toska Gemini! This was my first set with Toska but not my first time photographing her. Around October last year my good friend and muse Phoenix Askani enlisted my help to photograph her new show “Sex Magic Podcast” where witches get together to talk about sex, sexuality, and self care amongst other things. One of Phoenix’s co-hosts is the lovely Toska Gemini. I loved Toska’s energy so much that within weeks we discussed a shoot. It took a few months for us to get together but once we did it was pure magic. Toska and I discussed doing something with a fetish edge so this shoot really centered around the final part of the set where we get in to some wax play. Definitely expect more fetish themed shoots this year as well as more Toska!

Toska Gemini - Wax

Toska Gemini - Wax

So glad to have the return of Lina Savanna! Lina is one of my longest running muses and I don’t think we’ve seen her since Autumn. This was more of a mini set inspired by a coffee get together to discuss plans for 2019. Expect some changes coming to the site in the months to come (including new merch!) Even though this was a quick set there was a crazy adventure as Lina and I made it our mission to get down to the LA River. I’m not sure I really captured all the best parts of getting over there including where we had to cross some trains, but some of the best adventures don’t always get documented thoroughly for the audience. Nonetheless it’s great to have her back.

Lina Savanna - New Beginnings

Lina Savanna - New Beginnings

A favorite on the site as of late has been Brittny Nicole aka Cosmic Daughter. Brittny and I have become really good friends and have all sorts of fun adventures, often out in Idyllwild which is right around where she lives. Brittny and I (with the help of her boyfriend Max who makes an appearance as a unicorn) travelled back to the forest in search of snow. As we headed in to the mountains we were scared we wouldn’t find any but as we got towards around 6000 feet we finally found a treasure trove of it. Of course this is actually jumping ahead a bit. The last few times I head out that way I’ve wound up crashing at their place. This time I decided to come up the night before so busted out a quick night shoot that included this awesome abandoned car. Jumping past the abandoned car night shoot and the snow (which was epic) we made our way to this cool camping spot that Brittny showed me once before. When it gets a bit warmer out we plan on returning there for a multi-muse shoot and some camping. Lots of Unicorn fun in this set!

Brittny Nicole - The Last Unicorn

Brittny Nicole - The Last Unicorn

We’ve got another after-meal-mini-set as I got together with one of my favorite human beings, Sarah Seraine. Sarah and I got some delicious ramen in Burbank to catch up and discuss new plans for 2019 and just couldn’t help shooting some photos. This is the second set in a row for Sarah where she kept her clothes on, hopefully not a new trend but she does look great in street wear. For a mini set we actually got in a lot of photos.

Sarah Seraine - Unholy

Sarah Seraine - Unholy

As I mentioned we have two double sets, the fist being Miss Chaos. Well here’s our second double set with Brittny Nicole. Brittny has been inviting me out each month to Manifest where we wind up shooting some photos before, during, and or afterward. This time we headed first to the house of the promoter, Jessi Jae Joplin where shot once before. Brittny was very inspired by my last set with Lady Krondor where she got all bound in leather and wanted to do something similar with iridescent straps. The set came out really cool and then we shot with Jessi and her roommate Alaska who you may remember is a killer artist and clothing designer that also is a part of Manifest. We then headed to the club where we wound up getting a surprise appearance by another muse that you’ll just have to check out.

Brittny Nicole - Candy Flip

Brittny Nicole - Candy Flip

Earlier you met Toska Gemini, so now I am happy to also introduce Dyna Deelux. Dyna and I met on Instagram and just connected right away. A lot of my shoots around that week were falling apart due to the rain LA was getting but Dyna not only was not only unfazed by the rain, she embraced it. We actually wound up avoiding the rain almost entirely that day which made me happy. I headed down to her neck of the woods in Orange County for some shooting. I normally despise the idea of shooting most places in the OC since it’s just a lot of neighborhoods and shops, but when you shoot with someone from down there you realize there are some cool spots if you know where to look. Dyna showed me some excellent places and also brought her A-game booty so the shoot was wonderful. Dyna is also such a trooper that the day of the shoot, her and her boyfriend broke up and she STILL showed up. She’s a demon and I appreciate her much. Also she showed me this rad bridge.

Dyna Deelux - Stay Out Stay Alive

Dyna Deelux - Stay Out Stay Alive

Finally we have another return with my homegirl Alondra Excene Shields (who I’m grabbing a drink with tonight!) We haven’t seen Alondra since October but she’s just a busy woman. We met up in downtown where we actually had our very first shoot, so this felt like a sort of anniversary shoot. Alondra brought some really dope looks including a Clockwork Orange/Addicts look. Each time Alondra and I shoot it really feels like we get deeper to the core of who she is, which I find very special. This was a fun shoot. My apologies for the long layoff between posts but enjoy all this brand new content! I have a few new shoots in the can so hopefully should be posting them up in the next week or two! For now though, enjoy!

Alondra Excene Shields - Droog

Alondra Excene Shields - Droog

Merry Xmas Eve!

Merry Xmas! You can open one present early with a special Christmas Eve set with Jessi Monique! Some of you probably my friend Jessi who I shot around Easter a few years ago. Jessi and I first met in the South Florida Fetish scene from my Fetish Factory days. We’ve stayed good friends since and try to shoot together when possible. Well during my recent trip to South Florida for Thanksgiving we made plans for a shoot. We also didn’t get to shoot as I hurt my back during that trip and was in a bit of agony. Luckily after a few days rest we were able to squeeze something in (though I was still in pretty bad pain). Jessi and I shot around my old Florida stomping grounds of Delray Beach popping in to a few bars including the very nice and accommodating Death or Glory bar which has this cool tiki theme in the back room as well as full Christmas decorations and even fake snow. Jessi and I had a wonderful shoot that includes a cameo by her cute new little kitten. I would have released the set earlier but we submitted and got accepted in to this month’s issue of Pinup Kulture Magazine, which can be found here. Anyway, the magazine is out now and since it is Christmas Eve I am posting the set up now! Enjoy!

Jessi Monique - Death or Glory

Jessi Monique - Death or Glory

2018 We Hardly Knew Ye

Truth be told I am glad 2018 is almost over. I recognize that the passing of one year to another is nothing more than symbolic but damn that symbol is strong. This year was a motherfucker but then again we had some really beautiful shoots here on the site and a grip of new faces. No new faces this time around, in fact as I was putting together today’s sets I noticed that for each muse this is between their 4th and 6th solo sets with me, so pretty cool. Today we have six new sets including a mini multi-muse set.

To start things off though we have the long-awaited return of Dahliaisdopey during my recent trip down to Orlando, Florida. Dahlia and I first did a trio of sets together earlier this year when I was in South Florida for the unfortunate passing of my Grandmother. We really hit it off during that last trip so when my family told me that we were renting a house in Orlando for Thanksgiving, I hit up Dahlia right away.

Truth be told I’m a little nervous about this set. Originally Dahlia and I were going to shoot around Orlando but both wound up in situations without cars. She very nicely took an Uber to where I was staying but given that the vacation rental was basically in the middle of nowhere in a suburb of Orlando our only option was to shoot in the house, unbeknownst to my family who were all out at the time. We had an amazing shoot so if any of them are reading this, please don’t hate me for shooting scandalous photos there!

Dahliaisdopey - Vacation All I Ever Wanted

Dahliaisdopey - Vacation All I Ever Wanted

Before introducing the next set I’d like to mention that during my trip to Florida I also shot a new set with long-time South Florida friend/muse Jessi Monique BUT several photos from the set go accepted to be published in this month’s Pinup Kulture Magazine so I’m waiting for the release before I put up those photos but stay tuned for that.

After getting back to LA I shot a killer new set with Cindy Clark. The last time Girlwolf and I shot together we discussed me coming over to her place for our next shoot. Let me just say that it was well worth it. I’m not always sure about shooting in people’s places because I tend to speed through scenery to keep up a certain energy and not take the same shot over and over. However what was so great about shooting at Cindy’s place was that we all of these different options of things to play with. We shot inside with her amazing husky Polar, we did some music stuff in her living room including shooting a little video, we shot in her Dad’s garage with his motorcycles, we played with her strobes. I mean really this shoot was the closet thing to a play date I think I’ve had in some time and the photos came out amazing.

Cindy Clark - Wolf’s Den

Cindy Clark - Wolf’s Den

The very next day I headed out east to shoot once again with the lovely Sister Bonez. Each time we shoot together I think I put together less and less of a gameplan and our photos come out amazing. We took some photos in this cool park that I’d been to but not in the area we shot in followed by some stuff in Pomona. There are a number of things I love about shooting with Sister Bonez but one of them are the amazing outfits she has and energy she brings to them. We shot some really dope outfits but my favorite was probably the one I requested which was a Ren and Stimpy onesie I saw she posted having worn previously on her social media. We wound up taking a different turn for the last third of our shoot by heading downtown. I wanted to shoot Ms. Bonez with the Christmas light installations in Grand Park but didn’t realize they were mostly closed due to the rain. Actually funny enough it rained throughout the day but we were able to cleverly avoid the downpours each time and still get in a killer set.

Sister Bonez - Totally Legal, Totally Cool

Sister Bonez - Totally Legal, Totally Cool

Next set I feel needs very little introduction. My wonderful friend and muse Brittny Nicole aka Cosmic Daughter has been inviting me to an event she’s been hosting called Manifest at The Lash in Downtown. The last time we went together was when we did the epic shoot at the promoter’s house. This time I kept things a little more lowkey just doing a mini-set with her my fluffy little bunny May, who I’ve been trying to get to go each time and finally did this time around. The two of them had a great chemistry and we all hope to shoot more photos together sometime soon.

May & Brittny Nicole - Rainbow Children

May & Brittny Nicole - Rainbow Children

Funny enough this next set is another home set and not even the first one I’ve shot with this person. Yes I headed to WeHo to shoot with the lovely Lady Krondor. I was originally supposed to shoot with another muse that day who wound up getting an unfortunate skin rash and had to cancel last minute. When I get in a shooting state of mind I need to get it out so I hit up Lady Krondor who just happened to be free! When I got to her place I parked right next to this cool vintage style truck so we shot with that and walked around the neighborhood a bit to game plan the rest of the shoot. We did some fun stuff in her kitchen and then played around in her home studio with her strobes (twice in one week with different muses). We even experimented with some dry ice. It was not as epic as we had hoped but still got some great shots nonetheless. This whole shoot felt very intimate and I think it shows.

Lady Krondor - Bound To One Another

Lady Krondor - Bound To One Another

And finally to finish things up is a full set with the Cosmic Daughter. After seeing Brittny the previous week and having a few days off I asked if she wanted to head to nearby Idyllwild. She was free and down as fuck. Of course it was cold so all the props to Brittny for braving it out in her outfits that do not keep much warm. Brittny took me to this really cool camping spot in Idyllwild and then we made our way to this cool abandoned house in Hemet for some night stuff. I’m good friends with Brittny and her boyfriend Max so I wound up spending the night and we all shot together some more in Idyllwild the next day. This set had a very sort of documentary feel to it and I think you’ll enjoy. I’m hoping to have at least one more post before the year is over but in case I don’t then Happy Holidays!

Brittny Nicole - Take Me To Your Dealer

Brittny Nicole - Take Me To Your Dealer

Turkey Lurkey

Yo Yo Yo! Happy Thanksgiving (almost). I’m currently down in Orlando for the week where my family got a house. This will be a fun week with family, a trip to Disney World, and a new shoot with the lovely Dahliaisdopey! Today though I have six new sets for you including a new multi-muse set.

To start I would love to introduce new muse Alicia Vigil. Those following along may recognize Alicia from her appearance as part of her band Vigil of War in a live music set I shot while checking out Cindy Clark’s (former) band Earthsleep at The Whisky-A-Go-Go. Cindy, Alicia, and I made plans to all shoot together but until we can line up everyone’s schedule Alicia and I made plans to shoot together. I took Alicia to my iconic Switzer Falls where it turns out she had actually been before. Alicia brought her own Make-up Artist by the name of Kerri Evans. Kerri did a beautiful job with Alicia’s look that really cut to the bone. The shoot itself with Alicia was legendary and absolutely one of my favorite shoots of all time. Alicia is the sweetest but has this real evil vibe to her that I just adore.

Alicia Vigil - War Goddess

Alicia Vigil - War Goddess

Up next is a brand new set with the returning Little Lotus. It was wonderful to get together again with this beautiful soul. Little Lotus has wonderful style which makes sense that she has her own Vintage Clothing brand. The two of us headed to Elysian Park, Chinatown, The Art District of Downtown, and finally a quick little spot by my house in Highland Park. We had a lot of fun time exploring and made plans for a few killer collabs in the near future.

Little Lotus - Kingdom Rising

Little Lotus - Kingdom Rising

For our third set I got together once again with my fellow New Englander Sofia Weinberg. Sofia told me she wanted to shoot some lingerie and I thought what better place than the abandoned George Air Force Base in Victorville. In addition to the the lingerie Sofia brought this really dope Harley Quinn outfit she got for Halloween that didn’t arrive in time (so she wound up going as Suicide Squad Harley). I always love visiting this weird abandoned space that’s the size of a small town. The vibe there is so creepy. We shot most of the set at my favorite building but wound up leaving after some other explorers showed up and decided throwing glass bottles was fun. We shoot some sunset shots inside of one of the barracks buildings and got this real Cindy Crawford 90’s vibe. After the shoot we stopped on our way home at Cracker Barrel. I had no idea SoCal even had Cracker Barrels but I’m so glad we found one.

Sofia Weinberg - 90s Vibes

Sofia Weinberg - 90s Vibes

This next set is really interesting because it was inspired by the adventures rather than the other way around. Street Artist WRDSMTH was having the grand opening of a public show of his at The Bloc in Downtown (this sort of open mall area) and Bloody Gums Collective (who I’ve shown with before) were having a show at Angel City Brewery in The Arts District (where I’ve also shown before). I invited both Miss Chaos and May to the show. We’ve all been wanting to shoot together so things worked out really well. I took a couple of photos of Miss Chaos and May in the past one time when we were all hanging out and they had these great vibes. Those vibes only escalated during our shoot. I never would have thought to pair them before but you can see in the photos that it just works so magically with this real fun kink vibe. Miss Chaos had to hit up another event after the WRDSMTH show so May and I continued on to the Bloody Gums show were Little Lotus was vending. Overall this was a really fun shoot especially considering how low-key it was.

Miss Chaos & May - Master & Servant

Miss Chaos & May - Master & Servant

We’ve got a double dose of Miss Chaos with a new solo shoot. Originally we were thinking of heading out of town to visit some cool new abandoned spot but given the fires in LA we decided travel might be a little difficult and gave in to the local vibes with stops in Atwater Village, Boyle Heights, and Little Tokyo. We really lucked out and found some killer spots. We also ate some delicious sushi and finished with matcha ice cream. Great set with a great muse.

Miss Chaos - Hey Boo

Miss Chaos - Hey Boo

Lastly we have a new set with the magical Brittny Nicole aka Cosmic Daughter. The Cosmic one hit me up asking if I’d like to go on some adventures with her to Manifest in Downtown (which we previously shot one of our sets at). I was more than down for some adventures which turned in to two days of some shoots. We shot the bulk of the set at the apartment of Jessi Jae Joplin (Manifest’s promoter). It was a really rad apartment to shoot in beautiful decorated by her and roommates including Alaska Mangialetto of Jacked Fashion who loaned us some clothes as well as her room for some shots. Our shoot also included some photos at Manifest as well as finishing at a favorite location, Pasadena City Hall. Also we dropped some acid. Enjoy!

Brittny Nicole - Disco Superfly

Brittny Nicole - Disco Superfly

Halloween Bondage Ball 2018

Happy Day of The Dead! Got a special post-Halloween set from last night’s Bondage Ball at The Mayan. Badass photographer Tommy O hooked it for myself, Miss Chaos, Liza, and Graff Artist Scom to attend as VIP guests including getting me a photo pass for the night.

I started the night running around a bit with Miss Chaos and Liza to get some photos. For those that don’t know, Miss Chaos was the one that actually introduced me to Liza and we’ve been dear friends ever since but this was our first time all taking some photos together. After that we made our way to the Ball at The Mayan in Downtown Los Angeles. The event was a lot of fun and I got a chance to shoot with a few more of my muses also at the end event including Chelsea Lugosi, Cybill Troy, and May. Enjoy!

Babes of Kung Fu Breakfast - Bondage Ball 2018

Babes of Kung Fu Breakfast - Bondage Ball 2018

All Hallows

Happy Halloween! The spooky time is here and before you know it you’ll be trading in your jack-o-lanterns for Turkey. October has been a whirlwind for sure with lots of spooky shoots and I’ve got five more wonderful sets to share with you today.

To start things off is maybe our most Halloweeny set of the month featuring everybody’s favorite jokester Bangs The Clown (aka Nova) in special Halloween themed shoot. Nova and I are both Halloween fans and decided to go full out with a Halloween inspired variation of Nova’s Bangs The Clown. Nova put the whole look together in such a super cute way. You can see in the set we originally started off shooting in Downtown Los Angeles, but something just felt off so we zipped up the 110 to Pasadena and it was the perfect atmosphere.

Nova as Bangs The Clown - Bangs-O-Lantern

Nova as Bangs The Clown - Bangs-O-Lantern

Up next we get a little more bangs action with the return of our resident Bettie Page - Lady Krondor. The good Lady and I kept it kind of local with a shoot in West Hollywood. We had a really fun time with some beautiful lit spots, bat play, and as you can see some double exposure experimentation with the new Kung Fu Breakfast logo by Tom Maher. So glad to have Lady Krondor back!

Lady Krondor - The Witch of WeHo

Lady Krondor - The Witch of WeHo

Speaking of returns we have another new set with one of the most inspiriting muses I’ve ever worked with: Brittny Nicole aka Cosmic Daughter. Brittny really wanted to head back out to The Salton Sea and I am always happy to head out to one of the weirdest places on the planet. We had an epic day with stops in Bombay Beach, East Jesus, and a few other of my favorite little spots around Slab City. I attempted to take Brittny to the Mudpots, these hot beds of sulphur that make little volcanos. What I did not think about was that it had rained days earlier and so I almost sank down the moment I tried to step in to the field. Between that and Brittny’s light saber from Flashing Blinky Lights I got a very Tatooine vibe hence “A New Hope”. Big thanks to my other muse Chelsea Hanes for supplying a dope clip-in hairwrap from her company Spirit Sugar.

Brittny Nicole - A New Hope

Brittny Nicole - A New Hope

My next set is a new muse to you but I’ve known her for years, the wonderful Athena Fatale. Athena and I used to cross paths when we both did work with The Stockroom. We’ve been following each other’s work for years and finally got together to shoot. I took Athena down to Angel’s Gate Bunkers and was not disappointed with her magic. We had an excellent time shooting together and I’m sure you will see more in the future.

Athena Fatale - Fatality

Athena Fatale - Fatality

And finally The Queen of Fire, Alyssa Earthcandy, is back with her second set. Alyssa and I wanted to get some spooky times in before the Day of The Dead. Alyssa enlisted the help of her friend Cambria of Twisted Flamingo Designs to do her makeup and she did an excellent job. We met up once again the South Bay over by Sunken City for some fire play amongst other things. No disrespect to any of my other wonderful fire performer muses but Alyssa really might be the best. Hope you enjoy all of these spooky sets and even though Halloween is upon us I’m sure there will be plenty more spooky sets to come as well as a few other surprises so enjoy!

Alyssa Earthcandy - Awaken The Spirits

Alyssa Earthcandy - Awaken The Spirits

Spooky Times

Welcome to October! It’s a week in and for the first post of the season I have ten new sets for you, most of which are pretty spooktacular if I do say so myself.

We begin this post in a similar position to where we left off the last time we spoke with our own Cosmic Daughter: Brittny Nicole. Brittny and I had been planning this shoot really since our very first one out in the desert. For this shoot I travelled out to Idyllwild with Brittny and her boyfriend Max (who was kind enough to shoot some BTS for us). This set is of course really epic because Brittny and I don’t know how to do otherwise. I don’t want to say TOO MUCH but I will say “Slime booty” and leave it at that.

Brittny Nicole - Belladonna

Brittny Nicole - Belladonna

Up next is another new set with my POC Miss Chaos in an impromptu journey. There’s an abandoned pool I’ve had my eye for some time and well the timing just happened to be right a few weeks ago. Miss Chaos is also a big fan of abandoned places so I knew she would be perfect for mission. Our only intention was the pool but we later found ourselves at the new store of my old employer The Stockroom. The Stockroom’s new Echo Park location was once an old mechanic’s shop so that was pretty cool!

Miss Chaos - No Lifeguard On Duty

Miss Chaos - No Lifeguard On Duty

Our adventures continue with the return of The Goddess Chelsea Hanes. Those that follow me closely know Chelsea is a close friend of mine that moved to Portland last year. She hit me up that she was coming down to LA so we set up a shoot. I took Chelsea to The Scary Dairy in Camarillo. Normally when I go to the Scary Dairy its pretty easy to get in to as large parts of the fencing are torn down. Well apparently they fixed them just recently. Not to be deterred we decided to hop off the fence anyway. It was totally worth it as you can see the photos came out great, but the adventure was harrowing. On the way to hop the fence out I caught my septum ring on the fence, bending it in half, and nearly ripping it out of my face. Needless to say I will not be hopping any fences anytime soon. Of course it was wonderful reconnecting with Chelsea.

Chelsea Hanes - Proceed With Caution

Chelsea Hanes - Proceed With Caution

Things take a turn for the spooky with a brand new set featuring Cosplay Queen Fablechan. I once again venture deep in to Orange County to shoot with the homegirl. She showed me some really cool locations and we got pretty spooky/sexy with our surroundings (artistically speaking of course). Always love shooting with Fablechan and I think we had some real fun experimenting with double exposures and some weird Pineagrams inside of this cool tunnel.

Fablechan - Dead Inside

Fablechan - Dead Inside

From one weirdo that I love to another is the return of Girlwolf Cindy Clark after her successful surgery. Cindy has had a tumor in her leg for years. Though it was benign, it was causing her great pain and precluding her from a lot of physical activity including running (which she’s done all her life). Cindy finally got the insurance company to approve the surgery after a very long fight. Well after two months of recovery time she was itching to get back out there and shoot. Funny enough I had the shoots with Fablechan and Cindy scheduled on back-to-back days unbeknownst to anyone but me. Over the weekend before the shoots I received a text from Fablechan featuring a picture of the two of them together. It turned out they met one another for the first time at a Dolls Kill audition and snapped a pic for me!

Cindy and I met up in Downtown and shot at some of my favorite grungy spots in the Arts District as well as finding this really cool abandoned garage that lent itself to some photos. We had a great time catching up and being dumb. We attempted to shoot on one rooftop before being thwarted by security but made our way on to a better rooftop, so how’s that for you? All I can really is that when Cindy and I shoot together it’s nothing but punk rock.

Cindy Clark - Don’t Call It A Comeback

Cindy Clark - Don’t Call It A Comeback

The abandoned pool shoot with Miss Chaos from earlier in the post was impromptu but this trip to Santa Barbara was not. Miss Chaos and I had been planning a trip to Santa Barbara to visit the famous Knapp’s Castle. The trip was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster as we kept driving through all this beautiful fog only to have it wind up super sunny where we were (whatever!). We started off by visiting this cool/weird water tower up in the mountains. I was very unhappy without fucking bright and hot it was but I still think we got some cool photos.

From there we headed to Knapp’s Castle which was SPECTACULAR. Knapp’s Castle if the remains of an old mansion in the mountains up past Santa Barbara. Sadly we saw a bunch of construction equipment and materials around, and though it didn’t seem like they were tearing it down, it definitely seems like they are building something around it, so we felt extra lucky we could visit. Miss Chaos put together some really fun looks and we even got an assist from Chelsea Hanes who let me borrow one of her Spirit Sugar Clip-in hair wraps.

We finished the evening by getting some delicious local food followed by our last location at the Santa Barbara pier. It was an exhausting day and an epic shoot.

Miss Chaos - A Galaxy Far Far Away

Miss Chaos - A Galaxy Far Far Away

After my journey so far out I wanted to keep things kind of local for the next shoot with the spooky Sarah Seraine. Sarah flexed her makeup skills with a rad black metal look (fitting that Sarah is in fact a metalhead). Sarah did an amazing job with her makeup that really set the tone for the whole shoot. We adventured around the industrial perimeter of Downtown LA and discovered some really haunting spots and finished off in Chinatown. Normally Sarah loves to be nude or nearly nude but I think we pulled off a killer set showing a slightly different side of Sarah.

Sarah Seraine - Song For The Dead

Sarah Seraine - Song For The Dead

The spookfest continued in overdrive with a brand new featuring Sage Sin. Unless I told you it was Sage you might not know it as she went full Michael Myers for this shoot. During our last shoot Sage and I joked it would be fun to do a shoot with Michael Myers doing some silly things. On the day of the shoot I remembered that the house from the original Halloween is actually really close to my house so we shot over there a bit, followed by Lori’s house, and then we got in to some really silly stuff around Pasadena.

Sage Sin - Michael Myers Resplendent

Sage Sin - Michael Myers Resplendent

For our second to last set of the post I want to introduce new muse Watermelon Waifu! Ms. Waifu is a good friend of Fablechan and requested a shoot together. I took Watermelon to my fav spot, Switzer Falls. I hadn’t been to Switzer in a minute so I was happy to get out in to woods. We had a fun time and she put together some really cute and spooky looks. We talked serial killers, music, and essentially all things spooky.

Watermelon Waifu - Lizzie Borden

Watermelon Waifu - Lizzie Borden

Finally we end things with a set I’ve been wanting to shoot for a while: The return of Alondra Excene Shields! Alondra is always a favorite muse and human being of mine. We consistently make killer stuff together. Unfortunately Alondra is also a busy bee and we hadn’t been able to line our schedules up again since our last shoot during Easter! Of course we couldn’t let the spooky times go by without a shoot. Also I had been wanting to shoot Alondra badly since she shaved her head. Alondra suggested we go to Switzer to get those spooky vibes going. Alondra is actually the one that introduced me to Switzer Falls in the first place so I was happy for the sequel. She brought some really creepy outfits including a series of masks made by her friend Graham Schofield. This shoot was completely different than our previous Switzer shoot and maybe our best one yet. Thanks again for checking out my work with these rad ladies and until next time, enjoy!

Alondra Excene Shields - The New Plague

Alondra Excene Shields - The New Plague

Hello Hello Hello, Are You Out There?

Hello again Kung Fu Breakfastonians to another installment of our ongoing lecture series, “Wild Women of Southern California”. This is a fully loaded post with ten brand new sets for your peepers so let’s just right in!

Late last month (how time flies) I got together for my 2nd set with Cherrie Bombshell. During our first shoot together Cherrie mentioned to me wanting to do a clown shoot in her favorite location: Venice Beach so we made it happen. I’m not usually the biggest fan of being in really crowded places but if you’re going to be weird anywhere, The Venice Beach Boardwalk is the place to go. There was a lot of fun discoveries on this shoot including a van with Charles Manson on it (Cherrie has Manson tattooed on her leg) as well as a beautiful prism inside of an ice cream shop. I always love to clown around.

Cherrie Bombshell - Prism

Cherrie Bombshell - Prism

Up next is one of my favorite human beings on the planet: Brianna Christine. I travelled out to Glendora for a fun forest shoot with this angel. Brianna actually specifically requested to be in nature and I was thinking the exact same thing. On the way we stopped to grab the flowers you’ll see in the shoot at local Trader Joe’s and wound up also purchasing a delicious danish pastry called Kringle that kept our bellies full. During our drive up to the mountain top later in the set we also saw a car turned completely on its side on the side of the road in one of the mountain passes. We are still both confused how it got there.

Brianna Christine - Pika

Brianna Christine - Pika

The week of my shoot with Brianna happened to be the only shoot that was scheduled that went through as I had three different cancellations. Fortunately my friend and neighbor Sovereign Syre was down for an impromptu adventure so we went south to my favorite abandoned places Angels Gate Bunkers. Sov brought some really fun outfits but of course wound up nude for a large portion of the shoot. One of my favorite looks had to be the patriotic booty shorts, which happened to work out well timing wise with 9/11 so I titled this set “Never Forget”.

Sovereign Syre - Never Forget

Sovereign Syre - Never Forget

Keeping the impromptu train rolling I lucked out with a wonderful evening with my friend Miss Chaos. Miss Chaos really knows how to throw together an outfit so I’m sure you’d have no clue we put this together really at the last minute. We headed in to The San Fernando Valley to Stoney Point. I’ve shot in Stoney Point a few times but never had gone down to the bottom of the train tunnel where we started our shoot. We got some killer shots and even saw the train pass a few times. During the first train pass I was on the narrow side of the tracks and was so close that my hat flew off. I was afraid I’d lost it but luckily it didn’t go too far (though my sunglasses were on my hat and definitely broke). We busted out some really fun photos before heading back to Miss Chaos’ place to play with her new kittens Julius and Osiris. I couldn’t resist take some photos of them and decided to throw them in the set.

Miss Chaos - Sleepwalk

Miss Chaos - Sleepwalk

Adventures continued to abound with a new multi muse set out in Ventura. My lovely muse The Spritely One invited me out for the day to shoot with her and her high school friend/fellow cosplayer Sarah Kathrine. We hit up some really fun locations including a middle school, a secluded beach, and Ventura City Hall. Sprite and Sarah have a really strong dynamic together given their long history so that was definitely a lot of fun to work with.

The Spritely One & Sarah Kathrine - Zoltar Speaks

The Spritely One & Sarah Kathrine - Zoltar Speaks

A little sandwich here with another Miss Chaos set. This set wound up being a bit of a last minute decision too but not because of lack of shoots. Miss Chaos is a good longtime friend of mine so we had plans to hang out. On the way to her place I noticed this thick fog over the mountains between The Valley and the rest of LA. I asked her if she’d be down to go explore and of course she was more than in to it. It’s always nice to have a muse that’s down for conditions you really can’t plan such as a good fog. We got some really next level moody shots and had another really killer shoot. Miss Chaos also gave me a weed cupcake and I got super high. The only downside of the shoot was that during the last shot when Miss Chaos stood up she wound up hurting her knee. She is on the mend now but it was certainly a scary episode.

Miss Chaos - The Fog

Miss Chaos - The Fog

So stoked about this next set as I welcome the return of one of my OG muses: Lina Savanna! Lina and I have been trying to make plans for at least a month now and finally found an evening we were both free. We stopped by Miss Chaos’ place where provided up with THC/CBD cookies as well as a few rad outfits from her wardrobe so big ups to her! We then travelled to Downtown Los Angeles for some exploration. It was really great to be reunited with one of my favs.

Lina Savanna - Creep

Lina Savanna - Creep

The good friends vibes continue with a brand new set featuring The Nova! Nova and I had great time doing our last fire shoot so I wanted to push a little further by bringing back everybody’s favorite BANGS THE CLOWN. Nova and I realized we hadn’t done a Bangs shoot in some time so it was very necessary and why not throw fire in to mix? The last fire shoot we did had the setback of our location not working out but the backup being better than the original. This continued as we arrived at our intended spot only to find out they were filming a movie there so we headed up to the desert. We had a really rad shoot with some fun toys including glow sticks, fire torches, and a cake. The cake wasn’t AS epic as either of us thought it would be but I still think we got some fun shots with it.

Nova as Bangs The Clown - Fire Bangs

Nova as Bangs The Clown - Fire Bangs

More fire (not literal though) for my second shoot with Erin McBeane. Erin and I had such a great chemistry on our first shoot that we wanted to get back in to right away for another one. Sadly Erin was sick for a few weeks so we had to keep pushing back. Once she got well we headed down to Angels Gate Bunkers. We took some really rad photos there but the photos we took back at her homebase of Dromebox studios might be my favorite of the set. We put together a really rad look and headed up to the roof of the Boyle Heights studio. I really love shooting with Erin and I think you’ll see why.

Erin McBeane - I Fink U Freeky

Erin McBeane - I Fink U Freeky

Last but not least is the one and only Cosmic Daughter aka Brittny Nicole. Brittny and I just had another epic shoot out in Idyllwild yesterday, but on the heals of that she invited me The Lash in Downtown for an event she was hosting called Manifest. After my killer shoot with Erin I zipped over there and we improved a really fun mini shoot. Brittny and I have such a strong commitment to art making as well as artistic chemistry that it’s really more than a mini set but considering our first shoot and this most recent one this was just a little appetizer (but still juicy nonetheless).

Brittny Nicole - Manifest

Brittny Nicole - Manifest

A Sense of Adventure

Well hello neighbor.  On today's program we're hitting on all our favorites: some woods, some abandoned places, some familiar faces, some new faces, and plenty of booties.  Let's get in to it.  Our first set up is a little cosplay action with the lovely Sarah Seraine.  Sarah and I had been discussing doing a little character action with Sarah as Holo The Wise Wolf.  I'm not so deep in to anime that I knew who this was but when she told me that Holo is naked most of the time I was on board.  Of course Switzer Falls was the way to go for this shoot and I think there's a lot of fun shots here but nude and clothed.

Sarah Seraine - Holo The Wise Wolf

Sarah Seraine - Holo The Wise Wolf

Next I headed deep in to the heart of Orange County to shoot with the returning Fablechan!  Fablechan and I had a wonderful shoot last year and had been meeting to get together again for a while but just couldn't work out the timing until now partially due to the distance.  I offered to make my way to her neck of the woods where she showed me some really killer little spots she had found.  We had a wonderful day with lots of laughs.  Fablechan is a really imaginative model.  She spends a lot of time cosplaying at conventions so I think when we shoot together it's almost as if she's cosplaying as herself.  Towards the end we got in to some real magic making (plus boobs).

Fablechan - Hex With Me

Fablechan - Hex With Me

Up next I think you'll really love this new multi-muse set as Miss Chaos meets The Spritely One.  Miss Chaos and I first met in the fetish scene when she was a dominatrix.  She's been slowly shedding herself of a lot of her fetish wear including some killer latex pants that she wanted to gift to Sprite.  Sprite being so wonderfully friendly suggested we all shoot together.  The three of us made our way to the abandoned Nike Missile Site (a favorite location of mine) and had some real fun.  The two of them had a really fun chemistry together and though everyone was exhausted at the end, I think it was fully worth it.  With this shoot The Spritely One is quickly becoming one of the most multi-muse-set models.

Miss Chaos & The Spritely One - Friend of The Devil

Miss Chaos & The Spritely One - Friend of The Devil

Lastly I'm really excited about this new muse by the name of Erin McBeane.  Erin and I had been following each other on social media for a bit before finally deciding to shoot together being big fans of each other.  We met at her studio space on the edge of downtown.  Our artistic chemistry was off the charts shooting all over her space and then heading out in to the world where found our mutual love of street art and abandoned places including an abandoned burger joint in Boyle Heights.  Erin is really a truly exceptional human being and expect to see many sets from the two of us to come!

Erin McBeane - Destined To Meet

Erin McBeane - Destined To Meet

I'm From The Future

Hola Amigos!  I'm really happy to share with you seven brand new killer set including a few new faces.  First up is a returning muse, Sage Sin with a brand new set.  I travelled out to Sage's area where she showed me some really cool spots including a tree swing, a fun park with a bridge, and this cool overpass.  Sage also brought some fun tricks including smoke bombs!  At one point we when we were shooting the smoke bombs over by the swings we had a bike rider pass us and say, "It's not a good idea".  We understood he was suggesting what we were doing was dangerous but we joked the rest of the shoot what kind of meanings this could include from ominous warnings of the future to bitchy critiques of our fashion.  When you see the photos I think you'll agree that it was a good idea.

Sage Sin - It's Not A Good Idea

Sage Sin - It's Not A Good Idea

For this next set I travelled some more, this time up to Antelope Valley for my first ever shoot with Cherrie Bombshell.  Cherrie and I had been talking for months about shooting together and I'm glad it finally happened.  Cherrie is sooooo lovely, has a great sense of humor, and is a lovely ass muse.  We had a really rad time together.  Antelope Valley was so hot that day so we were lucky to find a few semi-indoor locations inside abandoned buildings and eventually took a little break to regroup and shoot at sunset.  Cherrie and I will be shooting again really soon so stay tuned for that but for now check out this rad set.

Cherrie Bombshell - Tatooine

Cherrie Bombshell - Tatooine

From there we have another return with one of LA's favorite Lesbians: Sofia Weinberg.  Sofia just turned 21 so we had to have a little shoot to celebrate.  I had been traveling so much that I wanted to keep things local with some exploration around downtown.  Nothing too interesting to report about this shoot but as usual with Sofia we had some laughs and shot some dope photos.  At one a security guard did give us some tips on where we should shoot and said it was too bad we couldn't shoot at some spots we already had.

Sofia Weinberg - 21 Jump Street

Sofia Weinberg - 21 Jump Street

Up next is a new set with the lovely Sister Bonez.  With each Sister Bonez set it feels like we are going further down the rabbit hole and I love it.  Sister Bonez had mentioned to me previously about wanting to do a clown shoot so we set this one up.  She showed up to my place as "Bling Bling" the Chola Clown so of course we travelled around the east side including my old stomping grounds of Echo Park.  This wound up being one of my favorite shoots of all time and I think you'll really love it.  With so many clown girls in my roster I know eventually I'll need to gather them all to clown around.

Sister Bonez - Bling Bling

Sister Bonez - Bling Bling

It's starting to feel like a post is incomplete without a new set featuring The Spritely One so I'm happy to say this post has one!  We had a pretty simple and fun local shoot but the necessity of this shoot for me went much deeper.  I wound up having a really weird time that day including an actress I shot with ripping off one of my photos for an article about her, not crediting me, sending me the link, and then getting hostile when I asked her to fix the situation.  During our shoot I had another muse call me telling me her crazy ex was trying to get her fired from her job and sent our shoots to her administration (we wound up taking the photos down), and someone tried to tarnish my good name in a situation I'd rather not go in to detail about.  As weird as all of this was, shooting with my wonderful friend Sprite made it all ok.  

The Spritely One - Hidden Space

The Spritely One - Hidden Space

Not letting the bullshit get me down I was really stoked to shoot with another new muse, the lovely Little Lotus.  Little Lotus had previously been photographed by my friend and muse Kim Herrera Cruz.  Kim told me about her and I knew we HAD to shoot together.  What I didn't know is that Little Lotus would wind up crashing at a motel half a mile from my house on her way to moving in to a new place.  The whole thing really felt like kismet.  Lotus is first generation American with her family being from Cambodia.  We talked a lot about what was going on in each other our lives, Cambodia, art making and all sorts of things.  It was really fun shooting inside the motel room which had this cool vintage feel before moving on to Pasadena City Hall.  Little Lotus was cool as the other side of the pillow and we will be shooting together again tomorrow so look for another set with Little Lotus next time but take your time with this really beautiful set.

Little Lotus - Temple of The Pink Lotus

Little Lotus - Temple of The Pink Lotus

And finally a brand new set with everybody's favorite May!  May and I made some plans to hang out and shot some fun photos in my favorite territory of Melrose street art.  During our hang out we crossed paths with another friend/muse Miss Chaos where were all headed downtown for Artwalk and Miss Chaos made a quick little cameo in the set.  Miss Chaos will collabing with another muse next week so consider this a little tease.  For now I'll part ways with you as I prep for some really cool shoots this week.  Enjoy!

May - Melrose

May - Melrose

The End of Subversion

Welcome back for another episode of "Kung Fu Breakfast".  When last we left our hero, Jay Kantor was caught in a love triangle with a saucy Minotaur and a bowl of steel cut oats.  How ever will he find his way out of this mess?

Episode: "The End of Subversion"

I realized recently that true subversion might be over.  Yes, we still have laws about things like public nudity that are pretty serious and our political leaders are fucked, but honestly what is shocking these days?  I've witnessed a few artists recently trying to make subversive art but really they are catering to an audience for that that generally agrees with them.  It doesn't mean they have to stop doing it as I'm always a big proponent of do what you want but I just feel like the days of art being shocking or provocative has largely been lost with the over-saturation of art.  That being said, I have five brand new sets of amazing ladies doing whatever they fuck they want while generally not wearing very much.  Actually this is a really fun grouping of sets because it's all new sets from returning Muses and really five of my favorite women on the planet.

Up first is a long overdue new set with my friend Elizabeth Ann Poinsette.  Liz and I met years ago before I was shooting my sets through our mutual friend and KFB Muse Angelina Prendergast on the night of the West Hollywood Halloween Parade.  We hit it off instantly and even shot a video project together of her silk work.  We had a great time shooting a few sets together in 2015 but it was when I really just starting to figure things out with my work so I was stoked to reconnect with her for first set in close to three years.  The two of us headed to one of my favorite regular spots: Angels Gate Bunkers in San Pedro.

The last time I tried to visit the Bunkers they had put up new fencing which led to a shoot down the road at Sunken City.  I figured that local graff writers and urbex explorers must have created some new entrances since then and after some exploration of the perimeter I was not disappointed.  This really was the perfect location with Liz as she is an aerialist, gymnast, dancer, etc. and loves to climb and move all over things.  We had a wonderful time shooting and catching up and I think you will see a lot of love in this photos. 

Elizabeth Ann Poinsette - Look Up

Elizabeth Ann Poinsette - Look Up

The very following day would see a new set with another three-party name lady: Kim Herrera Cruz.  Kim has made a few appearances in some event and art show sets here and there but this was our second official shoot.  I first took Kim to Switzer Falls so I knew this time I would like to put her in a more decayed, abandoned environment.  We originally discussed an early morning shoot in Sunken City but that changed with a mutual decision to the afternoon.  Normally I don't like to go the same spot two days in a row but I was so excited to be back in Angels Gate that I made the trek once again down to the South Bay with Kim.

Just like with Liz the day before, Kim and I had a great time.  We got there a little late in the afternoon but with plenty of time to work.  We got in some very kinky looks thanks in part to Kim's company Daddy Bear Leather Love who provided some dope chokers and harnesses.  We also ran in to a couple of graff kids that insisted we shoot with of their pieces while simultaneously bouncing around an aluminum bat.  This was not my first rodeo, and though I was not frightened, I was happy to oblige (though the kids took up far too much of our time with this).  Later Kim would tell me that while I was showing the kids the photo I had taken, she had her hand on her mace ready to shoot in their faces should the need arise.  Fortunately they left and we were able to shoot just past sundown and get in really one of my favorite sets.  Love shooting with Kim, stoked to show off these photos, can't wait to shoot with her again.

Kim Herrera Cruz - Little Wolf

Kim Herrera Cruz - Little Wolf

Five days later I would pick up again with some shooting reuniting with one of my all-time most inspiring muses: Laura Wrong.  I really can never say enough good things about Laura as an artist and human being so I was really excited to shoot with her again.  Laura wanted to get in some hiking so we chose to explore Trail Canyon Falls.  Neither of us had been there before so we weren't quite sure what we were in for.

The location was really beautiful and included a lot of elevation gain on the way there.  Our total hike was about four miles roadtrip so we were pretty beat by the end.  The serenity of the location and our own discussions on the state of our lives and world really added a bit of a morose feel to the set but no complaints as I love to express myself and explore all feelings.  Between the art making and physical activity I think our moods really changed by the end as well.  Art really is such a wonderful therapy so I hope that's something you can take away from this beautiful set with my wonderful friend Laura Wrong.

Laura Wrong - Lunar Rising

Laura Wrong - Lunar Rising

A few days later I hooked up for some photos in my regular spot of Switzer Falls with my friend Miss Chaos aka Jessica Till.  I had a lovely day with Jess including her sharing with me that she was finally comfortable living freely so many aspects of her life.  I've known Jess for years going back to our time together in fetish scene.  I first met Jess when she was the protege of Isabella Sinclair.  I worked in the little fetish boutique of The Stockroom formerly on Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake.  Jess and I met in the scene but really became friends outside of not only bonding over our love kink but also street art, the occult, abandoned places, graffiti, music, club culture, and marijuana.  For a long time Jess understandably felt like she needed to hide certain aspects of her life as many of us do because of pressures from society.  But she explained to me on this trip that she felt that time was over and was much more comfortable living out loud.  I hope she doesn't mind me saying all this but I am super happy about it and proud of her.  We had a really beautiful day in the forest with some fun outfits including a dope Kill Bill inspired look.

Miss Chaos - Black Mamba

Miss Chaos - Black Mamba

Finally I am really happy to share with my first official shoot set with Stephanie Monty.  Of course this is the 11th set Stephanie has appeared in since we met back in September but every set Stephanie has appeared in has been a backdrop to something else we were doing whether it was attending an event or just hanging out (one time on mushrooms).  When I first met Stephanie while she live painting at Arqade I asked her if I could photograph her and she said she was super awkward but let me take a pic of her anyway.  Since then she has gone through this amazing transformation fully embracing her inner muse.  I should say that this really wasn't a stretch because Stephanie has spent year working as a figuring drawing/painting model so being a subject isn't necessarily new, but of course modeling is another beast entirely.  I felt like Stephanie really killed it in our Galactic Babes set but again this was the backdrop of art show hopping (but really this was a full set thanks in part to the help of Balloonski and our new friend at the time Nielah).  Stephanie recently suggested that she would like to further explore her modeling side so I suggested we have this first official shoot with full outfits, locations, etc.

We decided on a late night shoot and I have to say that we had a really crazy night.  I was torn between shooting in more well lit areas that could possibly have random people around or heading in to the middle of nowhere.  Due to our moods and outfits I went with middle of nowhere though my gut was saying well lit areas.  We travelled to the Nike Missile site in The Valley.  I had never been there before at night and it was quite fun but we would discover super windy.  We played with a few lights I brought and some long exposures but the wind conditions were making things quite difficult.

We got in some some fun shots but tragedy struck when the wind knocked my camera off the tripod landing on my lens.  The lens was fucked and I spent about an hour in the dark trying to fix it with Stephanie in lingerie over me shining the light.  I was convinced the shoot was over (at least for this location as it was the only lens in my bag that was any good for low light settings) but as I put the lens back together I was able to get it to a place where it's still semi-broken but in the right settings I need it to be to take the photos I like to take (for now).  We decided due to this good fortunate and our own late night tendencies to soldier on and finish our shoot, but back in civilization.

On our way back we found a fun little spot to start our second look and then eventually to Santa Monica and Venice.  Though we had to deal with being in public we were now in the real witching hour and the Westside was desolate as could be.  I'm glad we continued shooting because this really wound up being a killer set and one of my favorites.  It also would have made me sad if our first official shoot together had been a complete disaster.  This is a really lovely set including some photos where I really feel we were able to explore some political subjects that both of us are interested in.  Thank you again for checking out my work and I hope you love all of these sets as much as I loved making them.  Until next time, enjoy!

Stephanie Monty - Babygirl

Stephanie Monty - Babygirl

Goddesses of The New Wave

Hello Kung Fu Breakfastians!  Welcome back to my Muse Factory.  Today I have for you five new sets!  To start off we have the return of The Spritely One who brought along a friend by the name of Kupakins.  This fun Seattle cosplayer is kind of new to musing so Sprite wanted to show her a good time in California.  The two of got together a few shoots including one with yours truly at The Scary Dairy.  This was my second time visiting Camarillo's abandoned wonder and I was very delighted with all that we did.  Lately I have learned though that bee's love abandoned places.

The Spritely One & Kupakins - Bring A Friend To Work Day

The Spritely One & Kupakins - Bring A Friend To Work Day

After that I got the wonderful and beautiful opportunity to reconnect with OG KFB Muse Stephanie Weitekamp for a beautiful pregnancy shoot at Switzer Falls.  Stephanie and her man are about to embark on the ultimate collaboration and I was so happy to share with her this beautiful moment of creation.  Though she we pregnant and we definitely highlighted that, it was really a pretty normal shoot for us.

Stephanie Weitekamp - Taweret

Stephanie Weitekamp - Taweret

The special train for the next two sets as I got a chance to reconnect with a friend of mine from college.  Vegan Mayhem and I went to Ithaca together where we worked on the radio station and would get lunches together going back to 2006!  We are friends on social media so I would see her posts from time to time and just a few weeks I was thinking if we were ever in the same area that I'd love to photograph her.  Out of the blue just a few days after that thought she hit me up saying she and her husband Tom would be coming through LA and wondering if I would be interested in shooting together.  I was beyond stoked.  My friend and muse Stephanie Monty tagged along as the four of us headed to Murphy Ranch.  Unbeknownst to me at the time it turned out Tom is a painter so he and Stephanie painted a beautiful mural together while Ms. Mayhem and I shot.  We had a wonderful time catching up and shooting and the four of us headed to Venice after to grab a bite and a few extra night photos.

Vegan Mayhem - The House of Tomorrow

Vegan Mayhem - The House of Tomorrow

I thought this would be our only interaction during their trip, but I wound up having some extra time a few days later that led to a couple adventures including Stephanie and I heading to the Venice Free Walls for a painting sesh where we met up with Vegan Mayhem and Tom once again.  After the painting Stephanie had to peace out and the three of us took a little night adventure to Vasquez Rocks.  It was fun to play with some photos from my Pineagram series and really connect with these beautiful people.

Stephanie Monty & Vegan Mayhem - In Passing

Stephanie Monty & Vegan Mayhem - In Passing

To finish off we have a brand new set with Sarah Seraine.  Sarah and I had been planning for weeks to do a shoot involving Sarah body painting herself.  I thought the best place for this would be Devil's Gate Dam.  We fit in some cool outfits, shot some really killer Pineagrams in the tunnel, and finished with the beautiful body painting.  We jammed out to Goth/Industrial tunes, talked about life, and did a really amazing job so I think you'll particularly enjoy this set!

Sarah Seraine - Chasm

Sarah Seraine - Chasm

Addendum

Got a quick little post with three brand news for you on this beautiful Friday afternoon.  Up first we have another show with Cindy Clark's band Earthsleep in their final show of their two month long residency at The Whisky-A-Go-Go.  I'm really glad I made it out as I think these are some killer photos.  Immediately after they were done playing a kickass set I told Cindy I thought I got some great photos this time.  She told me I got great photos the last time.  I did in fact get some really solid photos in that last set but I told her the difference was that after the last one I wasn't sure I got any good ones and I did, this time I was super I did.  I did not stay for the other bands this time BUT you do get the bonus cameo of OG Muse COREY ZICARI!  Corey is back after a 2.5 year hiatus in Minnesota so these couple photos are just a taste before we really get in to after she settles back in.

Earthsleep - Last Night

Earthsleep - Last Night

Up next is a brand new set with the returning Tea Beez!  Tea Beez and I have both been so busy (despite living really close to one another) that this our first set in about a year and my first time taking any photos of her since our joint photo show together back in September.  For this one we bucked the norm of my shoots, got up super early, and drove out to El Matador Beach in deep Malibu (almost Ventura county).  I'd never been to Matador this early and it was quite worth it as we had the entire beach to ourselves and the light was really soft.  We busted out a killer set in a pretty short amount of time but it'll seem like we must have been there forever.

Tea Beez - Calypso

Tea Beez - Calypso

Finally another return with Chelsea Lugosi.  I was without my car for most of the week as my mechanic was fixing my AC just in time for the hot hot heat of LA summer so it was a really wonderful surprise when Chelsea Lugosi offered to pick me up for some photo fun time.  Since the last time I saw Chelsea she got these beautiful new dreads that I was really excited to photograph  We kept things kind of local hitting up The Old LA Zoo, a Risk Rock wall in Atwater Village, and then making our way downtown for some night shooting.  I was started to get pretty tired at the end so we almost didn't shoot what wound up being some of my absolute favorite shots towards the end with all this killer fire stuff.  Fortunately I rallied and Chelsea hooked up a cool roof on the edge of downtown.  I also happened to have some fun new toys from GloFx so I think you'll love all of this as much as I do!  Enjoy your weekend and don't forget if you love these sets to share!

Chelsea Lugosi - Venus Rising

Chelsea Lugosi - Venus Rising

What's an influencer?

Hello Darkness my old friend!  Been keeping things as lowkey as I can the last few weeks getting back in to the groove of it all but of course adventures abound.  First up we have a mini set with the returning Sofia Weinberg.  Sofia accompanied me to see a play here in Los Angeles being produced my old college friend Sean Frasier so we did a little exploring for this fun improv shoot in East Hollywood.  Sofia and I were both going through some personal shit so it was nice to find this little wall that reminds us that art heals.

Sofia Weinberg - Art Heals

Sofia Weinberg - Art Heals

The next day I met up for another shoot with my friendly neighborhood Sovereign Syre.  Sov and I made a little trip over to Devil's Gate Dam and ventured down to the actual Devil's Gate itself, which despite several visits here, I had never been to the actually tunnel (which requires a little maneuvering to get to).  You'll see a cameo in this shoot of a Winston Churchill mug.  This mug was in my Grandparents home for decades and after my Grandma's recent passing it found it's way to me so I wanted to have a little fun and throw it in there.  Sov loved it so we got really one of my favorite shots of the set.  After grabbing some Vietnamese food to recharge we did some shooting Sov's freshly cleaned apartment and playing around with her new ring light as well as shooting some more for my pineagram series including a few with her puppers.  This set really has a nice sense of intimacy to it that I think you'll enjoy.

Sovereign Syre - Won't You Be My Neighbor

Sovereign Syre - Won't You Be My Neighbor

After a few lowkey local shoots came an epic adventure with a new muse of mine by the name of Brittny Nicole aka Cosmic Daughter.  Brittny and I met on social media and really hit it off making plans for a future shoot about a month ago.  We had to wait till our schedules lined up but when they finally I met her out in the desert outside of LA and picked her up on the way for an adventure back out to my familiar stomping grounds of The Salton Sea.  Brittny and I hit the usual spots including some abandoned buildings, Slab City, East Jesus, Salvation Mountain, and ending with some killer night shots in Bombay Beach.  Brittny is this super cool festival girl with great style and a wonderful heart.  We knocked out one of my all-time favorite shoots and just had incredible chemistry together.  Definitely look for more from us together in the future.

Brittny Nicole - Cosmic Daughter

Brittny Nicole - Cosmic Daughter

Out of town journeys continued with a new shoot with Sister Bonez on the outer east edge of LA County.  The good Sister and I had no real game plan but pulled out some gems hitting up a few key spots.  We started our day at a local park ducking away from the hot sun as best we could.  From there Sister Bonez showed me this realllllly dope cemetery where once again we were ducking, but this time hiding from security.  I really loved this cemetery with a cool bell tower in the middle.  Next we made our way to Sister Bonez' place of work: Kaos Records.  I once visited Sister Bonez when she was on shift there and fell in love with it.  Sister Bonez' boss was super nice and accommodating letting us shoot there.  I've always love the aesthetic of a local record shop and this one did not disappoint.  We ended our day with a visit to a little war memorial for some patriotic shots in time for the 4th of July.

Sister Bonez - Kaos

Sister Bonez - Kaos

Finally we wrap things up with my dear dear friend The Spritely One.  Sprite came out to LA to visit me and I just happened to get a tip for a new location from my friend and fellow photographer Silas B Eyeso.  Silas had been on set near this cool open lot by the LA River that's being turned in to a park as part of the Bowtie Project.  I didn't know how cool this location would wind up being but it looked from from what he had shown me, plus it was super close to my house so I figured why not.  Well the place wound up really being amazing with these cool installation/sculptures by Beatriz Cortez.  Sprite and I had a ton of fun playing with the environment and shot a really fresh new set together.  With Sprite's birthday coming up this weekend we have plans for some new shoots together next week including with some special guests, but for now enjoy!

The Spritely One - Filling Space

The Spritely One - Filling Space

Florida and Back

When a month passes between updates I never mean for that to happen but man it usually means a lot of shit has been going on and such is the case here.  Fortunately we also have a bunch of new sets to share.

Since last we spoke I shot one of my favorite sets of all time with the one and only Nova.  I took Nova to the South Bay for some fire fun.  Originally we intended to go shoot at one of my favorite abandoned spots, Angels Gate Bunkers, the former WWII military bunker but when we arrived there was no longer an entrance as they had just put up brand new fencing.  More than likely by now the fence already has several holes in it again but on this night we were out of luck.  We spent a good 15 minutes discussing a plan of action as doing a fire shoot really requires particular circumstances, notably in the privacy department.  Unfortunately all of my other regular spots were all at minimum an hour away and we had already driven 40 minutes to get there.

I knew we could also head 5 minutes down to road to the famous Sunken City but I was hesitant because I had only once tried to do a night shoot there and couldn't get in.  I mentioned this possibility and we both figured we'd try it out since it was by far our closest option.  I'm really glad we did because the location coupled with all of our ideas and our look really wound up being the perfect combination and produced one of my favorite sets ever.

Nova - The Devil You Know

Nova - The Devil You Know

In the following days I got together again with Sovereign Syre for our second shoot and really our first full-fledged adventure.  Sovereign and I stayed kind of local hitting up a killer Risk Rock wall in Atwater Village, The LA River, and finishing with The Old LA Zoo.  It's always nice to travel around to a few select spots and Sovereign and I really reached some killer new levels with our work.  The highlight was probably the goose we ran in to by The LA River.  

Sovereign Syre - Cherry Cola

Sovereign Syre - Cherry Cola

The next day involved a double shot for me as I was reunited with my OG Muse Angelina Prendergast.  Angeline and I were shooting sets together before I was shooting sets and really even before I was taking my photo career seriously.  Angelina moved to Colorado last year and thi was the first time I'd seen her since so we had a fun little mini shoot at a part of Debs Park near my house that I'd never been to.  Our time was a little limited as Angelina was running around with work she was doing in LA and I had an art show that night but it was a success.

Angelina Prendergast - Return To Oz

Angelina Prendergast - Return To Oz

Right after the shoot I went over to 1700 Naud in Chinatown for a group art show being put on by PBR Art with curation by my friend Andrew over at Bloody Gums Collective as well as A Shop Called Quest.  The show featured some really rad art including three of my pieces.  As has become custom in these situations I invited out a bunch of my muses and we shot mini sets throughout the night.  The show was packed so it was a little hard but I managed to shoot some more stuff with Angelina as well as Nielah, Liza, Grey Garbo, Kim Herrera Cruz, Stephanie Monty, and future muse Cricket.  Big thanks to my friend Berk for having some great video projection to shoot with as well.  The show was a great success and of course it's always fun to make some snaps with my regular collaborators.

Babes of Kung Fu Breakfast - May Daze

Babes of Kung Fu Breakfast - May Daze

For my last day in LA before my trip to Florida I made sure to get my ass to see Earthsleep play at The Whiskey-A-Go-Go, a famous LA venue on the equally famous Sunset Strip.  Earthsleep is one of my bands of my friend and frequent muse Cindy Clark aka Girlwolf.  I've been wanting to see Earthsleep ever since Cindy and I first started shooting together and she happens to be in the middle of a two month residency there.  I only intended on stay for Cindy's band as I'd be flying out the next day but I wound up staying for Vigil of War and Royal Distortion as well.  I'm glad I did because everyone was awesome and I got some killer photos.

If You Stage Dive, You Go Home

If You Stage Dive, You Go Home

The next week would be a really tough one for me as I travelled across the country to South Florida to say goodbye to my Grandma.  In the weeks previous my 89 year old Grandma fell and broke her hip and sternum and her general health was beginning to deteriorate as well as her willingness to do what was necessary to get well.  I made it just in time to see her for one more day in the hospital before she passed.  I also was there long enough to attend the funeral and sit Shiva with my family (a Jewish tradition where the family gathers so mourners can come pay their respects).  Though it was under sad circumstances, it was wonderful to see my family.  I took some photos of my Grandmother that are really beautiful but I'm not ready to share quite yet.

However, coming to Florida I was coincidentally contacted by a camgirl named Dahliaisdopey, a friend of my muse Alondra Excene Shields.  Dahlia had seen the photos I took of Alondra and reached out about shooting together if she ever came out to LA or if I was in Florida at any time.  I just happened to be coming out for this auspicious occasion so we did not just one but two shoots that turned in to three sets while I was there.  Dahlia is super lovely and I always love shooting in new places with new people.  On our first shoot Dahlia picked me up at my parents' place in Wellington so we improvised and explored.  We did pretty well for ourselves with a cute park in Wellington as well as this beautiful wall called The Witches Wall in Palm Beach.  Palm Beach was super interesting and wound up being the central location for most of our day shoot.  For our second shoot we met up at night down a bit further south and made our way to Wynwood, a Florida location that regulars of the website know I have a great deal of history with.  We shot a bunch of stuff at The Old RC Cola Plant and wandered Wynwood a bit.  At one point a cop pulled up next to us and wanted to start inquiring about what camera I was using and what ISO I shoot at.  It was a bit odd.  I tried to be nice but do it's like, do I walk up to him when he's working and start asking what kind of gun he uses and caliber of bullet he prefers?

After hitting up a local diner Dahlia and I made our way to her apartment.  We took so many great shots that I decided to make it a whole separate set.  Dahlia was super fun to shoot with and really a beautiful soul.  We talked about a lot of things and smoked a bunch of weed including some dabs.  Though my Florida trip had some very morose circumstances I was really glad to have someone so wonderful to create with while I was there.  I'm planning to go back to Florida later this summer/early fall so I'm sure we will shoot together again this year.

Dahliaisdopey - Witches Wall

Dahliaisdopey - Witches Wall

Dahliaisdopey - Nature Boy

Dahliaisdopey - Nature Boy

Dahliaisdopey - Back To The Future

Dahliaisdopey - Back To The Future

Getting back to LA I got in two shoots with new models starting with Shereen Hakimelahy.  Shereen is a really rad photographer from Santa Cruz that I connected with in the last few months.  Though she's usually on the other side of the camera, Shereen brought out her inner Goddess for a shoot in my favorite forest spot, Switzer Falls during her trip to LA.  Shereen had mostly been doing the Hollywood thing during her trip so I was happy to show her this other side of our city that I love so dearly.  We had a fun time and hopefully will connect again in the future when I make my next trip out to The Bay.

Shereen Hakimelahy - Goddess Calling

Shereen Hakimelahy - Goddess Calling

Faeries and Such

Hello!  Good morning!  Welcome back all you little Kung Fu Breakfasters (Breakfastites?  Breakfastians?).  It's been a rollercoaster few weeks.  First of all I have to sadly announce that the new Arqade 2.0 aka Jade Apothecary is already done.  My friend Cev's business partner Gary completely fucked him over because he's a selfish asshole and now things are caput.  Knowing Cev and Arqade crew things are just sort of back in a regrouping phase but it's two since the last post I shared with you including several sets in the space that Cev worked so hard on only to be double crossed, so that was a bummer but we will prevail.

Shortly after this sad revelation I got together for my first shoot with Alyssa Skateelf.  Alyssa is a close friend of KFB Muse Brianna Christine.  Alyssa contacted me a few months ago about wanting to shoot and we were finally able to get it together (Alyssa also make a brief cameo in the one and only Rockwalk set from Jade Apothecary).  I intended to take Alyssa to Switzer Falls but when we arrived there was a sign stating the location was closed to the public for the day.  We headed further up in to Angeles National Forest towards Mount Wilson and as we ascended in to the mountains we were not disappointed when a thick fog began to engulf us.

We found a killer mysterious trail.  It was real kismet as Alyssa had brought her samurai sword and all the elements came together extremely well.  Alyssa was totally fun to shoot with and brought a strong booty game.  During our adventures we stumbled across an old tunnel on the trail that I had read about in my various researching abandoned places but had no idea was right there until we rounded the corner.  We arrived the top of the mountain there was a light snow that was really cool to see though mostly was just getting us wet so we headed back.  Alyssa is also a photographer so she took some photos of me as well that I'll try to add to my own portrait page when I get a chance.

Alyssa Skateelf - Way of The Warrior

Alyssa Skateelf - Way of The Warrior

A few days later I travel west once again to visit The Spritely One in Ventura.  Sprite is quickly becoming one of my most inspiring muses.  I know the two of us can get together in a fairly short period of time and bust out photos that look like they would require weeks of planning.  All Sprite said to me is that there was a flower field near her house that's cool and she wasn't kidding.  On my way to Ventura I talked with my close friend and muse Grey Garbo who happened to be shooting in Chatworth that day, so I picked her up on the way and she joined us, even making a few cameos in the set.  Grey found an abandoned bathtub in the middle of the flower field that was just epic.  In addition to the flower field we visited a melted playground, and finished off with some photos in the park.  Eventually the three of us made our way back to Sprite's place and played some Cthulhu Fluxx.

The Spritely One - Hufflepuff Chic

The Spritely One - Hufflepuff Chic

In the following days I celebrated my birthday by going camping with my good friend Steven Burhoe.  I took some photos but not really enough for a set, however if you zip over to my instagram you can check them out.  In my first set at the age of 34 I got together with my friend May.  I always love how fun and playful May is and taking her to Switzer Falls really brought out a lot of fun opportunities.  At one point she got in to some plants that we were alerted were poison oak but fortunately she did not get any rash.  

May - Operation Ivy

May - Operation Ivy

A few days after that I was really stoked for a new shoot with Brianna Christine.  Brianna's become a good friend since our first shoot together so it was cool to head out and see her home turf.  She showed me some cool woodsy spots and we did a lot of implied nudity.  Brianna had just gotten her hair done this rich purple by a hair artist named Amanda aka TheHairyGodmotherr.  Amanda and I have been discussing collaborating and maybe shooting together when she makes her move from Dallas to Los Angeles, so I was stoked that she worked on Brianna's hair the day before.  Brianna really looks like a faery in the shoot so you're welcome for that.

Brianna Christine - Mother Earth

Brianna Christine - Mother Earth

This week of shooting would present two new muses in my life: the first is a lovely lady named Sarah Seraine.  Sarah went to makeup school with KFB Muse Alondra Excene Shields, had been seeing my work, and wanted to shoot together.  I was more than happy to oblige and I'm glad I did as Sarah was really rad and all about the things that I'm all about.  I took her to the abandoned Nike Missile Site that has become one of my regular go-to abandoned spots.  We had an amazing time and busted out some killer photos in a nice little afternoon jaunt.  Not too much else to say about it other than expect to see more of Sarah in the future.

Sarah Seraine - Still Love You

Sarah Seraine - Still Love You

For the second new muse may I introduce Sage Sin.  Sage and I have been trying to get together for the better part of this year but for one reason or another (to no one's fault) it just didn't happen until now.  Well who cares because we had a really rad shoot out in Switzer Falls.  I'm really excited about Sage because in addition to being a kickass model with a great look she also a PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER.  Those that know me know that I'm a big pro wrestling fan so we talked a lot about the squared circle.  Sage brought some great outfits and ideas and we just had a fun time kicking it so expect to see more from her in the future as well.  Overall I'm super proud of all these sets so have a wonderful weekend and enjoy!

Sage Sin - Goosebumps

Sage Sin - Goosebumps

Ballooning

Hello friends!  This was kind of a low-key week for shooting as I had several models cancel on me during the week HOWEVER it was also kind of an epic week with three killer shoots all happening over the course of last weekend.

Normally I work on the weekends so I miss out on a lot of events but due to some unforeseen circumstances I couldn't work.  This led to one of my favorite weekends of all-time and it was filled with shenanigans.  I'm not much for holidays but 4/20 is sacred to me as a stoner so I spent the day with my bf Grey Garbo.  Grey and I met up in the afternoon and had to go back to each other's houses several times when we both realized we had forgotten our marijuana at home (a big no-no for 420 though to be honest I'm not sure we needed it as we were gifted so much).  We eventually made our way to downtown to Jade Apothecary aka Arqade 2.0 to kick it with Ceven Grey and the crew.  We also shot a bunch of stuff including some kick ass new hats courtesy of my friends over at Graffiti The City.  It was a 420 miracle when our friend Miao Savage showed up and made a beautiful cameo in the set.  Finally we landed ourselves at Superchief Gallery for Bloody Gums Collective's takeover show "LA Is Trying to Kill Me 2" featuring our friend Balloonski.

Grey Garbo - 420

Grey Garbo - 420

As Saturday rolled on I hit up my friend Stephanie Monty to see if she wanted to go event hopping for the night.  I landed at her place where she was wearing a cute but sort of basic outfit.  I was dressed up, her roommate was dressed up, so she needed to dress up.  We all went a little over the top which definitely set the night off right for some amazing photos.  Our first stop of the night was The Gabba Gallery.

Everyone at Gabba was giving us kind of funny looks for our outfits so we didn't really wind up shooting that much but it was still fun and ran in to lots of great people.  Our group also grew a bit when our friend Mike and his friend Julius (our new friend) met up with us.

From there the five of us headed down the street to LA Native Barbershop where KFB muse Brianna Christine was spinning fire for a Metal Meets Marijuana event.  We missed the fire spinning but still got some rad photos there including a few with Brianna and various shots in the amazing black light room.  Up until this point I knew Stephanie and I were having some fun shooting photos, but I didn't really know this was going to be a full blown set UNTIL we arrived at our final location: SUPERCHIEF!

Back to Superchief Gallery where the Bloody Gums Collective was taking over all weekend.  I knew Balloonski would be there so I asked Stephanie earlier in the night if he was if she would be down for a balloon outfit.  Her answer of course was "Fuck yeah".  When we arrived at the gallery I began to pack a bowl when Balloonski stepped out of the gallery for a smoke.  We all shouted his name.  Upon our beck and call our friend moseyed on over.  I suggested the balloon outfit and he was happy to oblige.  As he was working on the outfit a beautiful and mysterious girl sauntered our way.  I suggested to Stephanie that she be our new friend to which Stephanie shouted, "Hey new friend!  Would you like to wear a balloon outfit?"  Little did I know that this would lead to absolutely artistic chaos.  The beautiful and mysterious woman is Nielah.  Nielah is this kick ass chick from NorCal who was no stranger to modeling and LOVED what we were doing and was happy to join in.  During the ballooning Stephanie and I requested balloon strap on dicks as we had been joking for weeks that Stephanie's outfits needed a strap on.  Again, Balloonski was happy to oblige.  Once both outfits were done we began shooting out in the street and built quite the crowd of spectators.  I was reminded why I normally like to shoot in remote and desolate locations as the on-lookers tried to engage in our shoot, though I was able to keep them at bay with some assisting from the girls.  We took some amazing photos and you should really just check out the fruits of our labor.  Big thanks to Superchief and Bloody Gums Collective for supporting our impromptu shoot.

Stephanie Monty - Galactic Babes

Stephanie Monty - Galactic Babes

At the end of our Saturday night, our new friend Nielah and I exchanged contact info.  I told her I'd be going to Jade Apothecary the next day (my new home away from home to get some work done) and she should join.  She texted me the next day asking if I'd be there so we met up.  Before she headed over I suggested we shoot some more photos.  Nielah brought some great outfits and so we wandered around Jade's home Saint Vincent Court (a cute little one way/dead end street in downtown with facades from movie sets).  We were taking some rad photos but lost a little steam after a guy wouldn't let us on to the rooftop of his building.  We walked back in to the gallery where we would find Balloonski just hanging out.  I asked Balloonski if he'd be interested in round 2 of ballooning.  Once again this brought the shoot up to the next level and you really just have to check it out.  Overall it was a fantastic weekend so enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Nielah - Banana Phone

Nielah - Banana Phone