It’s Thanksgiving tonight and I have a moment to do this update. I was going thorough my hard drive the other day and saw this video file I shot five years ago or so of Joanna Angel backstage at a strip club in San Diego. I’d shot it when she was there doing a feature set performance unlike anything I’d seen before that. There was lots of animated sashaying on stage and a buttplug was involved. She’s not only a great porn talent/businesswoman but she was also quite a good stripper. At least the tattooed cutie with perfect tits looked like she clearly enjoyed doing her set on this night.
I kind of I chided her for branding herself and her website “alt-porn”, but thst style is everywhere now, and not for any other reason than she’s gotten so big that what she does has legitimately moved into the mainstream. I wasn”t trying to tease or denigrate. Maybe at one time she was considered an “alternative porn” star but I think by now many if not most will agree she’s become the face of the whole modern major porn industry, and I could see things going in that direction even back then.
This video was a flash file when I found it the other day so after processing it in html5 and adding a watermark hopefully it’s not too low-rez. If it is, then tough. Tuff titties buddies. Enjoy what ya got.
I started out my photography as a serious drinker. It would fuel creativity. Still does, to some extent, but I’m a one-drink-per-night photographer now when I am in the bars. This is mostly for the sake of health but it’s also due to how the drinking and driving laws have evolved over the last 25 or 30 years. Back in the 1980’s police let people have their fun and didn’t lie in wait outside of the bar district so much like they do now.
Below, the top photo is of a girl I met while out drinking and shooting club photos in a San Diego Pacific Beach danceclub for publication in Revolt In Style Magazine in about the summer of 1989. I remember I was pretty drunk when I asked for her phone number and she laughed about that when she wrote it down and handed it to me. She had an east coast accent and her perfect skin with her tan lines looked hot.
The bottom pic is a cellphone shot I took through the chain link fence last month of what the bar looked like when I walked past it recently. Being torn down, probably to make room for million dollar condos or a mall.
Things change but shooting nudes with real girls who aren’t models is still fun.