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See me and Thomas Willeford: Brute Force Studios on Shipping Wars on A&E as they try to get Jeff Mach's Giant Robot to New Jersey without everything falling apart!

The episode will air on A&E tonight, July 8th, at 10:30pm EST (9:30pm Central).

Click the link here to see a preview!
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Hello, all.  I've been on a bit of a hiatus for the past six months or so.  Ever since Dragon*Con, it's pretty much been one thing after another and I haven't had much free time for shooting.  In September, I modeled for F.J. Westcott at the Adobe Photoshop Expo in Las Vegas, which was tons of fun.  I got some great pictures out of it, too, which I will be uploading sometime today or tomorrow.  They liked me and the custom Brute Force Studios outfit I wore so much that they've asked us both to join them again for the Photoshop Expo in DC next month, so we're both really excited about that.

I've also been featured and interviewed in a variety of magazines and tv shows recently, including Hustler Magazine (Feb 2012), Engine Magazine (December 2011), Leg Show Magazine (October 2011), HGTV's "Selling New York", "MTV Extreme Cribs", and upcoming episodes of "Oddities", "New York Ink", and "Independence, USA".  I'm also on the cover of Thomas Willeford's new book "Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts" (McGraw-Hill), which is now the best selling steampunk how-to book on Amazon.…

You can see some of the final results of my recent efforts in the updated Tearsheet section of my website and in the brand spanking new Video section.  Hopefully, I'll be able to add more to this list soon.


Also (cue fanfare), the first of several new prints/posters is now available on  The page is entirely worksafe, as is most of the website, although the links page is most certainly not (proceed there with caution -- it is not for the young or overly sensitive).…

To those who have asked, yes, I am working on a new Little Death Ray design but I have some very big meetings coming up in the near future and am waiting to unveil all new plans until these meetings and potential deals are finalized.  By the way, I understand many people dislike or are ambivalent about steampunk but it's something I'm into at the moment, so humor me :)

That's all for now.  I have a few other projects in the works but I'll wait to announce them until they are absolutely ready.  Bye for now.

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Goings On

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A lot has happened since my last journal entry.  Here's a quick list of what I've been up to:

- 8-page spread in the July 2011 issue of Leg Show Magazine (photos by vivavanstory)
- 6-page spread in Alula Magazine Issue 2
- 2 pages in Sinical Magazine Issue 2
- Made appearances on MTV "Extreme Cribs" Ep. 6, DIY Network's "This New House", and HGTV's "Selling New York"
- Shot promo videos for Thomas Willeford's new book "Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos" at McGraw-Hill HQ in New York City (since I'm on the cover)…
- Made friends with David Silverman (director/producer of "The Simpsons") at San Diego Comic-Con
- Did a photo shoot with my bff Penthouse Pet Emily Addison for Hustler's Taboo

I'm currently very excited about Dragon*Con coming up in two weeks, as well as my upcoming trip to Vegas for the Photoshop World Expo.  If you're attending, please come say hi to me and take tons of pictures -- I'll be modeling at the FJ Westcott booth :)

Hope you all are well.  I look forward to seeing you all on the road!

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1024 S. 18th St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 329.5345

On Saturday, April 9, I will be hosting a steampunk group shoot at Grimmelore Manor (built c. 1901), home of Brute Force Studios (!

We have multiple rooms available for shooting, including a mad scientist medical lab, steampunk sitting room, medieval Gothic hall, 1920's era bathroom/wet room, and glamorous boudoir.  The Manor is also available to rent for future shoots Smiley

Featured wardrobe designers include Brute Force Studios (, Wolfhome Adventuring Outfitters (…), and more!

Anyone who wants to take pictures, have their picture taken, or just eat pizza and ogle heavy machinery is welcome to attend :)

WARNING: We have cats!  If you would like to come but are allergic to cats, we will try to keep them away from you but be warned, they will try to love you to death.

For photos of the available rooms, click here:
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Hey everyone!  My Facebook fanpage got disabled this week, so I'm negotiating with them to get it back.  I'll let you all know once it's back up and running.  Things like this make me realize more and more that I need to make a new website, so that's one of my goals for the new year.

I haven't been shooting much over the past few months because I've been busy, busy, busy.  I have one more semester left at school and I've been working really hard to get good grades and make up for being such a slacker the first time around.  Also, my steampunk sex toy line Lady Clankington ( is going great guns, if you'll pardon the pun.  So far, we've been interviewed by Hustler Magazine and featured in Marquis Magazine, Bizarre Magazine, LA Weekly, Reuters, BlueBlood, and several others.  Keep an eye out for one or two of them in the movie Scream 4, coming out in April.  My partner and I hope to start shooting some sexy steampunk videos very soon, too.

Two days ago, I got to visit my friends Bruce and Mel at the Steampunk House in Sharon, MA and be a part of their feature on "This New House" on the D.I.Y. Network (…), which should air sometime in August.  I'm glad to see such wonderful and artistic people receiving the attention they deserve.

Happy holidays to everyone and I hope to have even more great news and photos in the coming months.  Stay warm this winter!


[EDIT]: Yay! My Facebook page is back! :D

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See me on 'Shipping Wars' tonight! by NicotineDesire, journal

Website update, prints, news, etc. by NicotineDesire, journal

Goings On by NicotineDesire, journal

Steampunk group shoot in Harrisburg, PA - Apr 9 by NicotineDesire, journal

Happy holidays! [EDIT] by NicotineDesire, journal