Hello Kung Fu Cadets! It seems that once a month is about the appropriate amount of time I have to present you new sets but that also means we have a record 15 new sets! I’m gonna try to blow through these pretty quick.
When last I left you my friend Sina was back in town from Germany. Well we got a chance to shoot a second set during her time here and it’s a pretty fun one. Sina and I headed to horse country to stop by a favorite of mine: The Norco Powerhouse. The Powerhouse is a pretty fun little abandoned spot I’ve been to several times that lies at the back of a few farms on a horse trail. While we were there we encountered a guy walking this beautiful horse and even got a few photos with the majestic creature.
Some of you might remember my friend Steven Burhoe. Steven has popped up a couple times on the site whether it be with his band Drunkard’s Remorse or as part of the crew when Balloonski, Nova and I collabed. Well Mr. Burhoe is back for our first ever body paint collab. Actually this post will have two such shoots. The first one involved my good friend May. May and I had plans to shoot when Steven hit me up to see what I was up to. I suggested we all make some stuff together down in Long Beach where he lives and it turned out to be one of my all-time favorite shoots. Steven made May up to be this crazy wild creature and we even through this beautiful skull mask he had made. Steven is a graduate of Tom Savini’s makeup/effects school as well as a filmmaker. It was such a delight working with my friends on this shoot and we killed it.
Sarah Seraine is back! Sarah picked up a new job where I schedules haven’t quite lined up much so outside of a mini-shoot we did in Burbank we really haven’t shot together this year until now! Sarah and I found a Sunday to head back to the place we first shot together, the Nike Missile site in Chatsworth. Sarah painted herself up a bit and we had a chill, fun, low key shoot. We stopped a few tributes to the recently deceased Nipsey Hussle and which point Sarah told me her boyfriend was friends with him. So it was cool we got to pay a little tribute to someone she was connected with.
As I mentioned before, Steven Burhoe and i did two body paint collabs in this post and here is the second. Steven was stoked after the first shoot that he wanted to jump in to another. I remembered that Tori Behave lives about 10 minutes away from him down in Long Beach so we made some plans. During the shoot we ran in to some scheduling conflicts and miscommunication so the set is kind of short but hopefully you’ll still like it.
Normally I prefer to shoot a lot of different spots with people, but lately I’ve really been enjoying getting together with Lady Krondor and shooting in and around her apartment. Each time we bring something a little different and it helps that she has her studio set up in her place. This time we were a little all over the place with a flamethrower, some kinky stuff, marijuana, and her new puppy Stubbs. Hopefully soon Lady K and I will get back in to the outside world, but I think this set is a lot of fun.
First new model of the post (and first of four overall! It is my great pleasure to introduce Ms. Petra Blair. Petra and I wound up just missing each other at my friend Little Lotus’ all girl art & music event a few months ago where Petra was performing. I wound up messaging her on Instagram suggesting we shoot together as i (correctly) thought our vibes lined up perfectly. I took Petra to my regular haunt, Switzer Falls where we had a killer shoot and amazing conversations. I’d love to do a podcast with her sometime. Petra is a yoga practioner, kinkster, adult actress, musician, and overall amazing human being. We had a great time and she even wound up coming to my birthday party a week or two later. We will be shooting together again sometime next month but for now please check out this killer first set.
I love a good return. Being friends or creative partners with people in LA can be tough because there are so many people, so many projects, etc. and sometimes a while just got goes by. When you shoot together again it can be something old and something new all wrapped up in to one. That was my feeling during my second shoot with Summer Voelker. Summer and I first shot together years ago and it just took us a while to come around again, but this shoot was just so lovely. We headed down to another favorite of mine: Angel’s Gate Bunkers. Summer caught me up with her new venture Club Sleep doing ASMR and all sorts of other artistic endeavors she’s been getting in to. We had a really fun shoot with plenty of sexy looks. Even though this was our first time in a while, it certainly won’t be our last so stay tuned!
So May is my birthday month. I’m not usually one that celebrates all month but the way May has laid out it’s just turning out that way. To really kick off the festivities I decided to hit up The Renaissance Pleasure Faire the day before my birthday (May 6) to shoot with my close close homegirl muse The Spritely One. And surprise motherfuckers, Steven Burhoe joined us to shoot a behind-the-scenes video that will be released at a later date. Sprite actually works at The Ren Faire as a maiden hair braider named Dilly. Much like The Spritely One, Dilly knows fucking everyone so we really got to have quite the immersive experience. We took lots of fun photos and Mr. Burhoe even took some photos of me with a giant turkey leg as well as a few with my homegirl. Sprite introduced me to a few models I’m already talking to about shooting with. This was one of my favorite birthday celebrations with two of my favorite people.
The birthday celebrations continue with another new Muse: Xtine Reckless. Xtine and I met on a social media but really is one of those people that we just know a bunch of people in common. Xtine is a musician with her own band called Xtine & The Reckless Hearts but previous to that was playing with Barbed Wire Dolls and happens to know my friend/Muses Cindy Clark and Alicia Vigil from playing shows together. We really shot together like old friends and got along famously. I wanted to take Xtine to Switzer Falls but it started raining up in the mountains so we headed south towards downtown and did a run-and-gun pick some spots type shoot. I think it wound up working out better because we hit up this Rick and Morty street art wall I’ve been wanting to photograph (and Xtine also love Rick and Morty) as well as finding this really cool spot by some train tracks. The grungey, gritty downtown and her looks really gelled well and we will definitely be shooting more in the future.
Up next is another return (though not gone as long as Summer) with Kooki Munsta. I hadn’t seen Kooki in probably close to a year so it was lovely to get back together for a new shoot. Her fire was looking fire thanks to Hairgod Zito. The two of us headed to Vasquez Rocks for my first daytime shoot there in quite a while. Of course Vasquez is best known as the home to many sci-fi shoots that need to take place on other planets including a famous fight scene between Kirk and Spock on the original Star Trek. I though this was appropriate given how dorky Kooki and I both are. We talked all things Marvel and Game of Thrones almost the whole time. We had a really fun little shoot and Kooki took me out to Korean BBQ for my birthday after.
Up next starts a four set adventure to The Bay! To celebrate my birthday I really wanted to head on a roadtrip as I love roadtrips. I hadn’t been to The Bay in a few years and so I made plans to do my first ever shoot with Gypsy Danger. I first became aware of Gypsy Danger through Nia Doe (another girl I’ve been wanting to shoot for a while but she just moved to Portland). It turned out Gypsy and I were both friends with Brittny Nicole aka Cosmic Daughter. She generously offered to let me come crash with her and her boyfriend Jake for a couple nights. I headed up to Campbell, CA (just outside of San Jose) on a Sunday and we shot together Monday morning. Gypsy Danger is an amazing Muse. We had such instant chemistry together that it’s like we had been shooting for years. She took me to Fort Funston, just south of San Francisco. We walked down to the beach where we found this really cool abandoned, graffitied structure and played around there. We knocked out a killer set in pretty quick time before she had to head to work. This was the first set, but the adventure only continued on.
After Gypsy and I shot, she dropped me off at The SF train station where I would take the train to 22nd street and wander around SF for the day. I realized from a photo stand point that I either don’t wander enough lately or don’t shoot many sets without a specific Muse. This isn’t the first time I’ve shot a set like this but I think you’ll start seeing more of my solo adventures in the future for those that love my work outside of the Muse sets. I would love some feedback if you love this set and want to see more. I wound up walking 11 miles around from the train on 22nd through The Mission and up Folsom. I could have wandered more but my feet were killing me towards the end and I had to meet Gypsy Danger at the station to head back to Campbell. That night I wound up getting a little loose with Gypsy and Jake at which point Jake slept walk and curled up with me on the couch until I woke him up (this couch was not big enough for the both of us). It was pretty funny. The next day I headed to Oakland for my next shoot but also to catch some killer street art pieces to round out this solo set. My favorite was easily a Vogue piece I had no idea about until I saw. This set wound up mostly being street art but some other goodies in there too. I’m sure as I evolve this concept of my personal journeys everything will evolve.
After my street art Oakland explorations I met up with my 4th new Muse and second in The Bay: Succubaby. Succubaby and I have been following each other on social media now for over a year so when I made plans to head to The Bay I made sure to hit her up about doing a shoot. I wasn’t sure fully what to expect but I have to say we had one of my all-time favorite shoots (as was the one with Gypsy Danger). Succubaby took me to some of the coolest abandoned spots in and around Oakland including a skate park and we just had such a fun a shoot. Succubaby is an 18 year old subby, kinky, adult performer with a huge future ahead of her and a good head on her shoulders. I often refrain from younger models but this girl was seriously the Bee’s Knees. Succubaby and Gypsy Danger were both so cool that the next time I head to The Bay we are all going to shoot together. After our shoot Succubaby took me to the cutest cafe for coffee/hot chocolate and pastries. This girl is awesome and I think you’ll love the set.
And my fourth and final Bay Area shoot was a totally unexpected one. After leaving Succubaby in Oakland I started making my way back to Los Angeles. About an hour outside of Oakland, in a little town called Tracy I spotted some graffiti just off the highway. I quickly looked on my map and saw something called the “Altamont Raceway”. I pulled off as quickly as I could to explore and realized I had stumbled on an abandoned Nascar Raceway. This place was one of the coolest abandoned spots I’ve ever been to and I spent close to an hour photographing it as quickly as I could since the sunset had already started and I still had close to five hours of driving left that would get me home very late. Of course I love abandoned places so I took my time to soak it in and got some amazing shots despite my feet killing me and being near pass out level exhaustion from my adventures. I was glad to fit in another solo adventure that also reminded me to photograph more abandoned spots by myself as I shot it completely different than I I would if I had a model with me (though hopefully I can bring a model here soon).
Last but not least, it wouldn’t be a complete post lately if I didn’t include a little Miss Chaos. The day after I got back from The Bay, Miss Chaos invited me to hang out with her and fellow Domme Mistress Katarina for a night of dancing. We shot a mini set beforehand around Melrose including stopping by the wheatpaste of my homegirl Muse Stephanie Monty aka Monty Monster Slayer. There are plenty of amazing shoots coming up in the next few weeks including adventures in Miami, FL so stay tuned to my social media and enjoy!