It’s pretty much universally known that the only reason to become a photographer is to sleep with models. I interviewed a fashion pornographer photographer and asked how he makes his sleaze work for him. True to form, he only did the interview because he wants to sleep with me—so they do fuck norms. He also told me who’s gay, who’s gayer, and a little bit about his childhood.

Me- Do you try and sleep with the girls who are sent to you for test shoots?

X- There is a lot of sexual tension when you’re alone with a girl. I find that the sexual tension is what gives the photos an edge. As you’re shooting the tension builds, but it only reaches that special level if you’re not a fat, sleazy, old dude. I’m somewhere in between.

Me-  Like Bruce Weber?

X-No one knows if Bruce is gay or straight. He’s played it well because no one knows what to expect, so the tension’s just always there between everyone always.

Me- Does the tension usually lead to something?

X- It often does, but once you have sex the edge is gone and all you’re left with are nice, silly portraits.

Me- So everyone’s doing it with everybody? If they tell their friends and too many people know does it start to look bad?

X- Honestly, a lot of girls feel pressured to do it so you could say it is expected. Ideally there’s a friendship and she doesn’t say anything and I don’t say anything…

Me- Are you more likely to rebook a girl after you’ve slept with her, or is it on to the next?

X- It’s usually on to the next, after the tension is gone there’s something missing. There are just so many girls coming from so many agencies; they keep them teeming in from Eastern Europe. I’m starting to flake out…are you naked?

Me- It isn’t about you anymore, it’s about the girls. Yes, I’m fingering my Brazilian’d pussy and as you tell me more info I’m nearer to climax.

X- Rebooking is a group effort involving casting directors, the fashion editor and the photographer all trying to cast the correct girl for the right look and feeling.

Me- Have u graduated past a certain point where you don’t shoot so close to your bedroom any longer?

X- I mainly work on bigger projects where there are more people involved and everyone wants the best out of the shoot, so decisions are made carefully.

Me- So you really can just have fun when you’re starting out?

X- Yes, but you have to be careful, you don’t want to go around being a dirty swine, kicking girls out. You have to be a gentleman at the same time; you know, a good person. You still get laid for being a nice person; you just need a denim shirt and an earring.

Me- Do you ever shoot for yourself?

X- I try to make every shoot I do now for myself. Photography is a very personal thing; you pour your soul into each shoot so your character fills the images.

Me- Do you do self-portraits?

X- Only when I’m lying in bed with a girl next to me.

Me- What’s the technique? Arm reach?

X- Long arm chin down, wide angle lens. About a 28mm at F8, no flash makes everyone look better.

Me- Tell me about your childhood.

X- My childhood was secure but I was a demanding, selfish, energetic child so there was a lot of tension in the home. I remember being naked a lot. Running around slamming into walls naked.

Me- What’s your birth order?

X- I’m second. I have one sister, one year older; I guess that’s why I have a more familiar rapport with women.

Me- Have you ever fucked anyone famous, like Lara Stone? Or are the famous ones all mothers who don’t need to fuck anymore?

X- I had sex with Madonna once when I was younger, in my dream. I woke up and had to change my pants.

Me- The older girls don’t fuck anymore, do they?

X- I prefer older ones; the young ones are usually just starfish. The old girls need it more than the young ones because they don’t get it at home anymore, their boyfriends or husbands are out doing it with the young ones again.

Me- What’s old? Like 26?

X- I don’t have a preference. I love women, all of them. I say old is around 40.

Me- Even for models?

X- I’m just looking at some of your photos, you’re really sexy. Models don’t really age—they are super human beings. They live to be like 1000 or something, all of them. When do you ever hear that a model has died of old age? Actors die, you hear about it all the time, but never models!

Me- You know Mert Alas?!?

X- Mert knows me.

Me- We have a gay friend in common, and you, so he must be gay.

X- Very gay, but photographs women like a horny young male photographer—he’s great.

Me- He’s incredible.

X- I’d let him photograph me. I wish I was gay; it would be so much easier and free. I fucking hate having a GF, such a pain in the ass.

Me-Lovely.

X- So what else? We done?

Me- I think so…

X- Cool, would be great to be able to have sex now wouldn’t it?

SUPERCHIEF SUNDAYS ARE FUCKING ill ill ill- TATTOOS & BBQ & LIVE MURALS & FREE BEEEEER

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TRANSMISSION MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY FOR FNT 2014: FOOTAGE OF SXSW WITH MOBB DEEP, BABES, FIGHTS AND MORE (AND 50+ PHOTOS FROM TOD SEELIE)

FNT has been the best underground party in NYC for years now, and it’s spreading to the rest of the country now too, thanks to a successful SXSW event and a magazine with TRANSMISSION magazine. We interviewed Fight Night leader Bekim Trenova to talk about all that and what’s to come. PLUS: footage of the release of the magazine. PLUS: footage of the SXSW event. PLUS: footage of Mobb Deep’s performance. PLUS: photos by Tod Seelie. Yeah, we got all that and more, RIGHT HERE.

The Germans Who Dress Like Native Americans and Refuse to Return Their Scalps

Contributing photographer Jennifer Osborne has been working in Europe on a photography project about cultural appropriation of Native Americans by Europeans. In wake of Pharrell Williams’ controversial “Indian Headress” on the cover of Elle Magazine, this degree of Native Dress-up seems extra offensive.

GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.