Monday, August 31, 2009

L.A. Recap (100th blog post!)


It started with a very humid morning getting off of the plane, and being greeted by the creative director from Men Magazine. Armando is a doll, and drove me from the airport to both of my shoots that day. The first shoot was with Dean Keefer in Studio City, and I was a little overwhelmed when I looked at his studio set up. There were celebrity pictures everywhere, and I had to mentally calm myself down, so I didn't feel like an intruder in such a professional place. Shots were fast and furious, and we managed to shoot me in four different styles, in a hour and a half! Remarkable!

Next, we went to Silverlake to shoot with Mark Henderson.... Who works slower, but definitely at a pace I got to enjoy. Mark was a joy to work with, and Armando and him came up with some very cool ideas to put me in, that will be a part of his new male pin-up style book. The one with the wedding veil, takes the cake! Excuse my pun.
After my shoots, I got dropped off at Alessio Romero's place where I would stay for the next couple of nights. Alessio and I have become fast friends, and a sweeter guy, you will not find in L.A. TRUST ME!!! I got to meet Alessio's hunky boyfriend Tom (pictured here as the meat in the middle), and we went out for dinner in The Grove. Awesome time joking around there, and meeting some of their friends, that we met along the way. Went to meet a friend Peter, later that night for drinks... and well, had some fun on my own.

Saturday morning I got up early... I felt well rested (thanks Peter), and started blogging on my two photo shoots, and a wicked review from MOC Blog. Once Alessio was up, we went to Gold's to workout, so I could show him my abs routine, and lovingly kill him at the same time. Word to the wise! Gold's in Hollywood is a meat factory on Saturday morning! Fucking
YUM!
Took a picture of the Hollywood sign (Alessio and Tom called me a tourist), but it was really of the huge plume of smoke from the fires.
Looks like a nuclear bomb went off, and everyone in Los Angeles treats it like a natural occurrence. WTF??

Afterward I got some time with another friend in L.A., Matt, and we toured around Melrose
so I could pick up some sweet t-shirts! FYI - the CW is promoting the hell out of the new 'Melrose Place' in L.A. Hope it doesn't suck!
What really caught my eye, while we were shopping, was a worn out art poster of Michael Jackson.... made me giggle like crazy!
After shopping it was time to get ready for Industry at Eleven in WeHo. Were I hung out with Tamara, Alessio, Samuel Colt (who flew in that day to shoot with Mark Henderson), Rob Romoni, Thomas, Lucky Daniels, and the ever amazing Chi Chi LaRue! It was a porn frenzy! Lots of drinks were had, before we headed to Silverlake, to go to the Eagle's Meat Rack. YUMMY! Hard and juicy! Only stayed for a short while, but my twin Samuel Colt and I, got our drink on together. We're a powerful team! Can't wait to get back there.... I've got some great friends in L.A. now!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I may look dainty, but I'll still fucking kick your ass!



This weekend I had the joy of shooting with two photographers in L.A. The first was for Men Magazine, and was shot by the very professional Dean Keefer. He shot fast and furious, coming out with some amazing images that made the creative director for the magazine, very happy! Can't wait to see what these shots look like in the end.... I'll keep you guys posted on when I get samples of the shots. My second shoot was with Mark Henderson of Edendale Studios. He's shot a number of beautiful men, including my friend Bryan Slater, and his images always have a surreal look to them. Mark was a blast to work with, fun, and open to a lot of suggestions. Playing with the juxtaposition between masculinity, and feminity, both of us came up with some iconic images. These images will be used for an upcoming book on photography, due out in the next couple of years. HOT! Looking at the samples he's sent me... I think.... maybe Steve Cruz is right. I am the Grace Jones of gay porn!

21st Century Porn Star


We've been getting some sweet reviews from blogs lately for Edger9.com, but yesterday I got a sweet review that took my breath away! Men of Color Blog is quoted saying, "Meet Race Cooper: 21st Century Porn Star"... They even go on to say, "...what makes [edger9.com] stand out is that it is the newest entry in the "porn personality" market (which includes Cody Kyler, Mason Wyler, Brent Corrigan, Brent Everett, and dozens of others) that features a black male, as the site's anchor. Well good luck I say, and it's about fucking time too!" To check out the rest of this cool review go to menofcolor.blogs.com!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Quick and Dirty!


Steve Cruz's got my 5 Quick and Dirty Answers to his Dirty! Q & A on his blog.... See what filth comes off the top of my noggin... here!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nominated Best Top, for Blatino Awards!

The Blatino Awards are happening September 5th, in Atlanta... and yours truly has been nominated for best top! Fucking-A! I unfortunately won't be able to make this event, since I'll be in Toronto shooting at that time... but if I could give an acceptance speech it would go something like this.... "I want to thank you... All of my fans for your support, and acknowledgement of my HARD work and dedication to dicking some po' boi down. But there's been someone who I need to thank overall.... some one who's been there ever since the beginning. I share this award... with my good friend WEED! Weed, where are you? Take a bow!" Camera shows a pot of cannabis, with some comatose people sitting around it, smoking. Fade to black.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saucy Fleshbot Interview!


Race Cooper from macrovision on Vimeo.


So, while I was in New York making my appearance at Porno Bingo, I finally got to meet the associate producer for Fleshbot! After all the internet flirting, we sat down for a great interview and a foot rub.... Oh, what nice feet he has! :) Check out all the sexy Q&A, here!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Joe Mazza makes a gas shortage look good...






Some new images from the ever impressive Joe Mazza. I love collaborating with him, because we always come up with these fucking phenomenal images.... Check 'em out! HOT SHIT!

Adam Kozik vs. Race Cooper




As I mentioned in a previous post, I had the opportunity to meet a young artist in New York by the name of Adam Kozik. Michael Alago introduced me to him, and while he's new on the NYC artistic scene... keep his name in check. He has a great eye for capturing beauty... and could be the next Maplethorpe. :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New York Recap


I've finally unpacked my suitcase, and am taking the time to post on all the stuff I got to do while I was in New York City this week. It started with getting used to the heat of summer, which always takes some getting used to when you're on the west coast. I will never take the cool breeze in California for granted again! The morning after I arrived, I called up my buddy Mike Dreyden to see what was going on... He had some time free during the day, so we got together to hang in Chelsea, and then sun on The Pier and cruise the men. It was great talking to him at length about all of our porn experiences so far. If there's one guy I can recommend meeting in NYC, it's Mike! He's such a cool fucker!

Later that day, after a gym workout, I had to get ready for my appearance at Porno Bingo. I forgot how to get around on the Subway in NYC (it had been 4 years since my last visit), and wound up arriving a little late, but Will Clark made me feel at ease. Such a sweetie! A number of my friends stopped by to support me at my first New York appearance too, so lots of drinking and fun was had.... as you can see from the video below. You can check out more pics on my Porno Bingo appearance, here.

After Porno Bingo was done, I had more drinks with friends at a place called 'Urge' on the east end. A lot of shots were done, I remember going up for some 'best ass' contest and after that, it's a complete blank. Apparently I won, shoved my penis in a drag queens face, and then had to be semi-carried home and put to bed. Damn, and that was just a Wednesday!

Thursday morning was rough.... I mean really, really fucking rough. I am too old to be drinking like that....ROUGH! Luckily my buddy Mac, gave me a shout and provided me with the tried and true remedy for a hangover. PUFF, PUFF! :) What an awesome bud!
Was able to get back to normal by mid-afternoon, in time with my shoot with Michael Alago. As I mentioned in my post before.... a really awesome photographer. Looking forward to shooting with him again during Folsom week in SF. Took some time after the shoot to wander the city, and find cool pizza places along the way. I love fucking PIZZA with a passion, and NYC has a lot of it!

Friday was a little more relaxed, with working out in the morning, and then taking the subway to Brooklyn to shoot with another photographer. He's pretty unknown right now, but trust me.... Adam Kozik will be on everyone's artistic radar soon enough. We had a great time shooting on the rooftop of his studio in Brooklyn, as well as doing some nudes inside. When I get photos I'll post them.... trust me. Decided after the shoot to try and just wander the city again. I'm not into tourist stuff, or into broadway shows, so mostly I just looked at architecture in the downtown core, did some shopping, and walked the Brooklyn Bridge. Cool shit, mofos! It rained a bit, which made it hard
to get around, but I didn't care. It was just great to be in New York. That evening I got together with my bud Bryan Slater for dinner, and we talked and talked industry..... He's a wonderful person to have intellectual conversation with, and one of the few (nerdy) porn stars I get. Nerdy HOT sticks together! Later that night I went to meet friends in Time Square for drinks and a bit of dancing, and we had a pretty good time at 'Vibe'. Hot as a fuck in there.... but we got our groove on nonetheless.

Saturday was extra chill, getting up and making breakfast with my friend Matt, hanging, working out, napping, and then smoking up with Mac again in the afternoon. Love that weed! That night went out to sushi, and then partying all over town at a number of places, before arriving at Splash. All in all, a pretty good time in New York.... I look forward to the next time to get really crazy!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Edger9.com in full effect!!!

We've been getting some fantastic reviews all around for Edger9.com... which is soooooo fucking awesome, I've lost the ability to add new adjectives! You can check out sweet reviews both on Queer Me Now, and on Jack Manly. Plus, check out our cool trailer available on YouTube....share it with your friends.... HOT SHIT!


I'm in New York and having a blast right now, meeting photographers on the east, and hanging with friends here.
Got to have a great shoot with Michael Alago yesterday, and going out to Brooklyn today to shoot with a cool new photographer that Michael recommended, called Adam Kozik. The best way to describe Adam's artwork is, it's a lot like Maplethorpe. Very simple, but stunning. I'm totally stoked! Check out a sample of what Michael and I shot yesterday (pictured here), and I'll hopefully have more photos to post with other photographers soon.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Porno Bingo Tonight!



I'm definitely feeling in a 'New York state of mind' today. Last night's freakish thunderstorm, (which was cool to watch, since we don't get thunderstorms in SF), did nothing to cool down the city's humidity of summer mornings. As I took a walk down the street, amongst the rush of traffic and verbal assault of New Yorker crazies, in the east village... it felt good to be one in a city of millions. It's that familiar feeling I had of growing up in the downtown of Toronto. Nothing was beyond my reach, and connections to extraordinary things were all around. Not that communicating Swine Flu on public transportation is that extraordinary... but you get my drift. Anything is possible in Gotham.
'Today is going good so far... since everyone at home is on west coast time, it gave me the opportunity to get a lot done before they woke up. Was able to make some more connections for sponsors in New York for my Tighty Whitey Car Wash, and also line up possible video and modeling work through friends in NYC. All before 9am west coast time. Tight! Tonight is my appearance at Pieces Bar in Chelsea for Porno Bingo. Got lots of great prizes from my friends at Hot House and Mustang, plus I'll get to hang out with friends and fans, while getting my drink on... Fleshbot.com should be there to do an interview with me, as well as David Barclay Moore, the documentarian that followed me earlier this year. Should be a blast! I'll keep you posted on what happens tomorrow...

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Review!!!


It's totally sweet to get a review for Edger9.com! Hopefully, this is the first of many to come... Here's a quote from Papi Chulo's blog, "Race isn't afraid to get a good pounding, or to give one. If you are a fan of hot gay erotica, with a slight storyline... then Edger9.com is for you!"

New Joe Mazza Photos are coming!!



Hey peeps, just did a photo shoot with Joe Mazza before the weekend, and he sent me one to tease y'all with.... Hope you like it! There's more to come from Joe, as well as upcoming shoots with other photographers in New York and L.A. :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In a New York Minute...



....I'll be hanging with peeps in Gotham City! Started getting really excited today, as I made connections with photographers in the 'big apple', as well as upcoming work trips to L.A. and Toronto soon. Mike Dreyden who was been an awesome friend, and a really good person in my support group of porn, has been getting the word out of my arrival next week. Dreyden even made a post today to get friends to welcome me, New York style. Don't know what that means, but I'm assuming it means they'll push me out of the way for a cab, and feed me vendor street meat. Mmmm..... Street MEAT!!! Besides hanging with Mike, I get to hang out with my other New Yorker, Bryan Slater.... The three of us are going to be a sandwich of trouble... I can feel it! :) If you're in NYC, come by and see me at my appearance at Pieces Bar in Chelsea for Porno Bingo! This is going to be a blast, and I'm sure I'll be getting plenty drunk too! More info is available at Will Clark's website.... See you on the east coast!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Taking the road less travelled....


I know I've made some major departures from the usual template of porn stardom. Having Steve Cruz as your mentor, pretty much does that to you... and even though it hasn't been easy, I have no regrets. It's why I write, produce and model for my own site Edger9.com, and its also why I think it's equally important to give back to the community in some way. Especially when they're the ones supporting you and buying your product. So, I've taken on a charity event this year. It's one that I started last year, after working with my friends that spearheaded the event in my hometown Toronto. If you're going to be in San Francisco, during the month of September... The Tighty Whitey Car Wash is not to be missed!

The Tighty Whitey Car Wash is a charity car wash, utilizing the organization of the Bare Chest Calendar men in underwear! With proceeds going directly to AIDS Emergency Fund and Positive Resource Center of San Francisco, the event takes place on Sunday, September 13th between 12 noon and 6 pm. Mark your calendars!!! Music is provided by DJ Hawthorne (The Endup / Wunderland), and beyond the bevy of Bare Chest Men, will be a number of notable porn stars, as well as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence helping out.... I'm really excited to organize and host this event.... it's going to be a blast!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dirty! PREVIEW!

This movie is gonna rock people's socks off! Check out the video now available....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

K.O. gets it right!

Usually I don't go for politics on a blog site.... but this is really too important to be ignored. Keith Olberman's segment should be emailed to everyone you possibly know. This effects all of us!



Monday, August 3, 2009

After a chill weekend... it's time to work HARD!



Had a great time hanging with friends in the hot tub, eating enormous amounts of food, and consuming large quantities of beer and other intoxicants at Lazy Bear, in Guernville, this past weekend. But now that reality has set back in, it's time to get back to work... and there's a fucking shit-load to do! If you haven't checked out Edger9.com as of late... take a quick test drive now! We've started putting together all the new background information of characters to help drive the story line of this sight.... and I have to admit, without trying to sound biased.... IT LOOKS FUCKING HOT!