I run drivenbyboredom.com. I am a full time professional photographer. I primarily shoot girls, parties, events, and music. I am best known for my nudes and my photos insane event work like my coverage of the "Gathering of the Juggalos". I have been the primary nightlife contributor for the Village Voice for 5 years, I have photographed 100s of the Vice Dos & Don'ts and I currently have regular features in Hustler Magazine.
Nudes have always been a big hobby of mine since a girlfriend gave me a Polaroid camera when I was 19. I started shooting Polaroids of all my friends topless and in the last 10 years I have accumulated hundreds of different topless girl Polaroids. With the death of Polaroid Film I figured it would be a good time to start working on a book of the best Polaroids matched up with stories about the person in the photo: how I met them, how the photo was shot, or what they mean to me in my life.
I am looking to to TFCD and/or content trades. I post galleries of my work on drivenbyboredom.com which sends quite a lot of traffic if you need the publicity.
My port is varied in styles because I am working on several separate types of shoots. You might be interested in one or more of them:
1. I am working on a book called Drink, Fight & Fuck. It has financing and I am just trying to figure out the details of how we are going to release it and how we are going to distribute it. I have a pretty good edit of the craziest 200 shots of my career but I am always looking for more stuff. It's all 35mm work and most of it comes from the adventures listed in project #2. I am not going to stop shooting for this book until we send it off to the printer, but the stuff in this book isn't portraiture work and it's pretty fucking wild so getting in the book isn't as simple as setting up a shoot.
2. 35mm Point and Shoot - I love shooting point and shoot film more than anything. I love going out with a girl and just getting into trouble and seeing what we can come up with. I bring my Yashica around with me everywhere, shooting constantly and two themes in the photos keep coming up in the photos: Food and public nudity. I want to shoot people in their kitchens cooking food and turn it into some sort of food related zine. I also want to just get into trouble and get naked in stores and in front of cabs. I just think the story of the shot is as much fun as the content.
3. Naked stuff for my website. My website does millions of page views a month and I am always looking for new models for it. It's all TF* stuff but people book work off my site all the time.
Anyway, I set up this site primarily to find nude models, but I am available for hire for a number of different things. Editorial portraits, event work and bands are my specialties. You can check out that work at http://www.drivenbyboredom.com
. The nude stuff is all TFP/CD but the event work will cost you...
I hope you dig my stuff. You can find me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/drivenbyboredom.
XO - Igor
The Library Journal
Primera Línea (Spain)
Skin Deep (UK)
The Village Voice (NYC)
NY Magazine (NYC)
New York Press (NYC)
L Magazine (NYC)
Next Magazine (NYC)
LA Weekly (LA)
Miami Herald (MIA)
Miami New Times (MIA)
East Bay Express (SF)
RVA Magazine (Richmond, VA)
Richmond Magazine (RVA)
Punchline Magazine (RVA)
Style Weekly (RVA)
Richmond Times Dispatch (RVA)
Chew On This (RVA)
Nin9Volt (Norfolk, VA)
Leo Weekly (Louisville, KT)
Major Internet Media:
Guest Blogger on LateNightFeelings.com
Ryan Keely's Porn Star Sex Life
Mishka - Spring 2009
RHLS - Spring 2011
Alumni - Fall 2011 (Behind The Scenes)
Gap for Gap1969.com
Friday Jones Tattoo
Numerous Event Branding Clients
My first book, Drink Fight Fuck, will be published with Goliath soon.
I had a solo show of portraits in 2005 at Plant Zero in Richmond, VA. I had the most pieces in a very large nude art show at Gallery 5 in Richmond, VA in 2006. I have been part of several group art shows in New York. I was in a show called Overexposed in Las Vegas, Paper Trails in Philly and Urbana in Boston. I competed in the first LVHRD Photo Duel. None of this really matters or I would probably have it organized much better.
Recently I had a solo show at Mishka's 350 Broadway in Brooklyn, NY and I sold a print in Dirty Show 14.
In weird ways totally unrelated to photography I have appeared on Good Morning America, The O'Reilly Factor, CBS Evening News, & The Howard Stern and Mancow radio shows. It is probably not even worth asking about that stuff.