Monday, November 24, 2014


Looking for models, artists and collaborators in eastern Pennsylvania for a potential photoshoot Wednesday of this week (just before Thanksgiving).  If you're interested and in the Harrisburg, Lancaster, York area, get in touch! bigshoediaries at gmail dot com!

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Calling potential models for a sexy/sex shoot with BCALLA in NYC the first week of December.  Looking to make a sex-oriented film for Colby Does American with the amazing fashions of BCALLA the first week of December in NYC.  Models will receive a BCALLA piece as payment for participation.  Email bigshoediaries at gmail dot com with photos and what you're willing to do on camera by November 21st if you wish to be considered.  BCALLA has dressed everyone from Azealia Banks to AB Soto.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


This weekend in the Phoenix area, we are looking for models for a solo shoot for #ColbyDoesAmerica?  If interested, email bigshoediaries at gmail dot com with information on how to get in touch and some photos and what you'd like to do.  You must be available Friday night or Saturday night and willing to travel in the Phoenix area.


Do you have editing skills you'd like to share with #colbydoesamerica?  Are you wanting to collaborate on the project and get your hands on some of the fun, sexy, beautiful raw footage and help us make art . . . or well, art porn? We're looking for artful video editors from amateur to professional interested in collaborating on #colbydoesamerica.  Filming has occurred in over 14 states and the next step is EDITING.  If you're interested, shoot us an email with your "vision" and level of experience at bigshoediaries at gmail dot com - looking forward to hearing from you.  Place 'VIDEO EDIT' in the subject line please!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Folks have asked for years about my earlier art work. As evidenced by #piecesofeight and #everythingbutlenin, most people have realized I'm no fan of nostalgia and therefore it's rare that something I've made finds its way back to INSERT VERB HERE me in the present.  Fortunately for those of you that like a little ego-driven lesson in recent American art school history, I came across some photos in an old email account this morning of work I completed (and then destroyed) as a grad student in the Mount Royal program at MICA.  I exhibited what's here in my final group show, A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, a show name suggested by Karl Marxxx and adopted by some of my awesome classmates who I miss dearly(bonus points for anyone who gets this Baltimore literary reference of the show title). 

Colby with Pom-Pom Bullet, yarn, wire. Hunter, felt, glue.

I was dissatisfied by the artist-as-brand direction I'd been pushed in by Frances Barth at Mount Royal(ironic now, I know!), and I threw out everything I'd made and sat in my bare white walled box with a few folding chairs as the program director and Grad School director, as well as the visiting artist faculty, entered for my final critique. My statement was heard loud and clear.  My favorite visiting artist began to cry while the Director of the Graduate School, Leslie King-Hammond yelled at me for pulling what she termed "a ridiculous art stunt."  But for me, my art has always been about the process rather than the product. The best moments in life are when life is actually happening.  Once you reach the money shot, it's all over and time to clean up the mess.

A study for Hunter, felt, glue. A portion of this work was begrudgingly preserved by Karl Marxxx.

Hunter & Colby and my very relaxing white chair!

Holy Ghost, felt, leather, vinyl, glue

Hunter, felt, glue, astroturf

Hunter, Felt, glue, astroturf

Hunter, Felt, glue, Bat!

Bullet (unfinished), yarn, wire

Untitled, Aluminum, Staples

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Special guest writer, Rene Lopez has some tricks and tips for you this Halloween in New York City! With editorial photos from Boomer Banks & Rafael Alancar.  Editorial note: Colby encourages you to dress scary, not slutty, but he watched Mean Girls too many times.  

Don't be a trick, Just be a Treat
5 Tips to a safe, gay, New York Halloween. 

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, possibly the most celebrated holiday in the city, and rightfully so. It’s the one day of the year where you’re encouraged to eat candy and watch horrible campy slasher movies, and where hot guys get to dress up like sluts. But Halloween is also the number one holiday with an increase in injuries, alcohol and drug poisoning, and attacks. Now you may have grown up in the city thinking you’re the king of the concrete jungle, that you walk the streets every night and can out-party the monsters any night, but no matter what your costume may be you’re not really a super hero. Have fun, enjoy the day that belongs to us, and be safe by following these 5 easy tips to take you from the start of your Halloween night to the walk of shame home in November.
  1. Make a plan. Stick with a group. Your best hags and your worst queer frenemies, doesn’t matter just surround yourself with people you know. If the night takes you somewhere unexpected or even hopping from party to party, great. Just go together. And if you out-party your friends who want to call it an early night, stay at the party as long as you want, but when you’re ready to leave, go home. Don’t go anywhere unplanned by yourself.
  2. Have everything you need for an Emergancy. Remember “MILK” M-I-L-K;  Money, I.D., Lipstick, Keys.(Lipstick especially if you’re in a drag costume) “MILK”. Keep money with you for cab, food, and drinks, and an extra 20 dollars for an emergency cab ride home incase you find yourself far from home or in a sticky situation. Great car services such as Hail and Lyft offer a free ride up to 25 dollars just by downloeading their apps and entering a code and they send you a photo of your driver and there licence number. It’s the simpilest way to have an emergency get away car a phone call away. Also keep everything you need on your person. No one's going to watch your bag for you and Halloween is the number one night of the year for pick pockets because everyone's wearing masks. If you do have to bring a bag check it at the door. This is a policy with most clubs anyways. Use the opportunity of a bag to pack a pair of jeans and a t-shirt in case you need to change out of your costume, and your phone charger.
  3. Be aware that wearing drag or fem costumes puts you at a higher risk for being gay-bashed. Now I applaued you for sporting your own make-up and fuck-me-pumps all night, you’re awsome. And this does not mean that you are asking to be gay-bashed or that anyone deserves it in anyway. But no one is safe from the ignorant who wish to harm others. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not walk in dark construction covered sidewalks. Walk where there is the most light and the most people. It sounds paranoid, but it may save your life.
  4. Keep your drinks with you. Take them out on the dance floor or even to the bathroom. Finish them before you go outside to smoke, don’t leave a napkin over it or ask your friends to watch it, and if you accidently leave it unattended, leave it and buy another it’s worth it. Also do not take any drugs from strangers, even something that seems as harmless as poppers. Because you don’t know what’s in those little brown bottles. Don’t chance it.
  5. Wear a condom. If you are so lucky that your costume gets you laid. Play it safe. If you’re not feeling a moment, then don’t do it. It doesn’t matter if the guy bought you drinks, or dinner or paid for a taxi. Don’t feel bad if you get all the way to his house and you want to leave. He could be the nicest guy in the world but remember if you don’t feel comfortable, then politely leave. You don’t owe that person anything. Have respect yourself.

This rule applies for anytime of the year. Be safe, be smart and care enough about yourself to make good decisions. Happy Halloween.
By Rene Lopez

Saturday, October 18, 2014


I'm doing a leg in the Southeastern United States of #ColbyDoesAmerica starting immediately.  If you are in Washington, DC and have a bubble butt and you're willing to sit on some dildos (no face), write to me immediately at bigshoediaries at gmail dot com.  In the coming weeks, I'll be in TN, western VA, MS, AR, LA, AL, GA and NC.  I'm looking for models and collaborators of all kinds.  Shoot me an email!




Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hello generous and loving fans! I'm working away and about to start a month long leg of #ColbyDoesAmerica.  So far, I've done filming in 7 states (and one foreign country due to the generosity of a friendly fan).  Editing is in process and I'm about to start a month long leg through several southern states (call for models tomorrow).

I'm still fulfilling perks and appreciate everyone's patience on that!  Watch for emails from colbykellerdoesamerica at gmail for instructions in case we're trying to ship/email you something. :)

Also, folks have been asking about my upcoming birthday.  I don't need gifts as everyone has been so generous already, but if you must, I'd love an awesome photo of a vintage strike tshirt from your local thrift store, so keep an eye out and snap a pic and send it to bigshoediaries at gmail dot com.  And if you MUST ship it to me because it's super awesome and super cheap, let me know that you've bought the tshirt and I'll send you my temporary shipping addy from the road.

Big Colby Union Hugs!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Hey folks, this project looks pretty awesome.  If I had more time, I'd interview Mr. Blane for Big Shoe Diaries, but I'm swamped with all things #ColbyDoesAmerica.  Fortunately, there's a video you can watch to learn more. Having been both a babysitter and a sex worker, I would love to see this project happen.  Only 12 hours left to do what you can and support Cubby!

And for those of you need more convincing, or a trip down memory lane, here's a clip from one of my favorite movies of all time (yes, that says a lot, I know).


Thursday, September 25, 2014


Yes, sir.  #ColbyDoesVirginia. . .  Filming for seven of the #ColbyDoesAmerica videos is completed.  Maryland was edited and presented for free of course, here.  And the rest are in editing.  We now need a female dominatrix in Virginia, preferably in the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC interested in the project.  Spread the word to all your BDSM friends in Arlington, Alexandria, Lorton, Warren, etc. Interested candidates should send photos and bio to by 10/1.

Monday, September 15, 2014


What an awesome treat to find in your inbox on Monday morning?  Beautiful illustrator designed fan art from Wagner in Houston.  Now my day is looking up . . .

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Thanks to "friend of Colby," Angelo for the shining, sparkling gem of an #iseepenis, one of the many Trump buildings in NYC.

Monday, September 1, 2014


Kawanabe Kyōsai, Comic Shunga Painting, c 1871-1889, ink and color on paper. Isabel Goldman collection, on view at The British Museum until 5 February 2014

The internet is good for many things.  If you've got an itch, you can surely get it scratched somewhere.  And no one scratches better than our dear old friend, the cat. Curiosity kills it surely in this awesome new blog we just discovered at Big Shoe Diaries called Indifferent Cats in Amateur Porn, an extensive collection of photo and video of humans having sex while cats interact with varying degrees of enthusiasm seemingly unaware of the intent behind the camera.  We've highlighted some of the better examples here, but check out the rest of the collection for yourself here.

The first video is phenomenal.  First of all, this dude has massive blow job skills, but over time you start to notice the plush kitty condo in the background, where eventually a disinterested kitty surfaces.

This next video is pretty epic.  Daddy spends most of the video telling (and showing) you how he's going to fuck you and then the cat towards the end as Daddy is cumming is pretty amazing!!

And our all time favorite, an exercise conscious woman playing with her pussy cat.

Granny And Her Pussy » Old Nanny » Oma Hotel at FLYFLV

Thursday, August 28, 2014


I wanted to give a quick update on the #COLBYDOESAMERICA adventure as it's been a very busy couple of months and I still feel very much in transition.  Thanks for everyone's well wishes!

MODEL APPLICATIONS (Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas)

The next leg of the journey begins in Phoenix in October at the home of a very special friend.  I'll wind my way north into Utah and Idaho and back south through Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, arriving in Texas in time for the holidays.  If you are interested in participating in #ColbyDoesAmerica and you live in one of these states (or will be there in October/November), please get in touch with me at bigshoediaries at gmail dot com.  I'm looking for potential models to work with me, couples/fuckbuds/orgy groups who want to be filmed, and video artists/art directors/editors who want to be a part of each state's video production team.  If you're camera shy about your face, but still want to show off, we can make that happen.  Shoot me an email with ideas for collaboration, location, availability and maybe some photos if you're hoping to model.


The tweets are out and the photo selfie perks should be finished by the end of this week.  T-shirts and postcards are next.  Thanks for everyone's patience on these.  I was pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed by the support so it's taking longer to get through everything than I thought.


I've been receiving a lot of emails asking me where the videos are located as though we had done them before the fundraising campaign got started.  While I'm impressed with the assumption of my industriousness, I have a quick answer: we've just begun to make them, so please be patient.  One already exists for the state of Maryland and is currently set to free viewing for all.  Filming has happened in California, the District of Columbia and Maine and we are in the editing process.  West Virginia and Florida are in the works for later in September and the above mentioned states for October/November. 


Thanks to the hard work of the folks at Dirty Looks NYC, I was able to attend a screening of Jacques Scandelari's New York City Inferno last night in Manhattan. I'd seen some of Scandelari's other work, but this was the first I'd seen that he directed as his alter-ego, Marvin Merkins (really, merkins???).  If you have a chance to check out any of his work, you won't be disappointed. Oy, the mustaches . . .

From the Dirty Looks Website:

"In 1977, Parisian filmmaker Jacques Scandelari moved to NYC. Under the equally evocative pseudonym, Marvin Merkins, he produced a doc-style porno, New York City Inferno, which follows Jerome, a Frenchman who visits our fair city to find his lover; Paul has fallen into the teeming S&M leather scene. The world that Jerome encounters consumes him in all too many ways. New York City Inferno is a remarkable document of pre-AIDS NYC gay life, as noteworthy for its experimental aesthetics as it is for the authorized soundtrack provided by The Village People.

Jacques Scandelari was a French filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. His second feature film, the cult-classic Beyond Love and Evil, was a loose adaptation of the Marquis de Sade’s Philosophy of the Bedroom – featuring a present-day setting and a cult of libertines set loose on an isolated mansion. He moved to New York in 1977 and made New York City Inferno, under the name Marvin Merkins, the exploitation film Flashing Lights (aka New York After Midnight; Monique), which starred Breathless actress, Florence Giorgetti, and Victims of Vice."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Many thanks to DeeDee for this gem!!!


It's been a hectic few weeks (and I know I'm behind on fulfilling some of the August deadline perks, but please be patient, they're coming).  Some family deaths and illnesses and unexpected trips . . . but most everyone has been super understanding, so thank you.  The #ColbyDoesAmerica Team will be getting perks fulfilled in the coming weeks and thought this great fan art drawing from Kenny H might give something for you to enjoy while you wait.  Thanks again to everyone who contribute and who keeps contributing by offering help/volunteering to work on state by state projects!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Many thanks to Big Shoe reader, Joe Rice for this hilarious postcard from 1905, depicting a windy day near the Flatiron building in NYC.  I've never quite thought of it in that context . . . well, I'll be blowed indeed!

Monday, August 4, 2014


Who sees the resemblance?

I SEE PENIS: Somali Fish

Big Shoe thanks to Ana for finding this Somali gem, a blind cave fish.  It's circadian rhythm lasts almost two days . . . I wonder if their little fish culture encourages circadian rhythm envy???

Monday, July 28, 2014


New Yorker, Miguel Villalobos was inspired by a recent photo shoot I did and we're both quite pleased with the results.  I should keep my arm in the air more often!

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Now that #ColbyDoesAmerica has been funded on Indiegogo thanks to all the amazing supporters, we need to get to work.  I'll be in Maine and New Hampshire this week and looking for artists/collaborators. If you are in Maine/New Hampshire/Massachusetts and would like to participate, should me an email at bigshoediaries at gmail dot com with your ideas/photos, etc. and let's figure something awesome out!