Dave Naz

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Dave Nazworthy
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Naz at the book release party for his FRESH: Girls of Seduction, held at the Artist Bound Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, June 2006
Born (1969-09-02) September 2, 1969 (age 48)
Nationality American
Known for Photography

David F. Nazworthy, professionally known as Dave Naz (born 1969 in Los Angeles, California) is an American pornographic photographer and film director.

Early life[edit]

Nazworthy grew up in Beverly Hills, California. He is the son of Maxine F. Nazworthy, descendant of Max Factor, Sr., founder of the Max Factor company. Nazworthy attended El Rodeo Elementary School in Beverly Hills, California, and earned his high school diploma from Beverly Hills High School.

Career[edit]

From 1985 up to 1997, Nazworthy played in the punk rock bands Chemical People, Down by Law, and The Last.[1]

Inspired by artists such as Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and Diane Arbus, Naz started photographing people in sexual situations.[2] In 2001, Naz assisted photographer Richard Kern[3] and went on to shoot for a number of adult magazines, including Taboo, Leg Show and Barely Legal. Several of Nazworthy's photos are used in the artwork of American painter and photographer Richard Prince.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Nazworthy married Hall of Fame inductee[5] porn star Oriana Small, aka Ashley Blue, on 30 July 2009.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • (2015) Identity - University of Redlands Art Gallery (Redlands, CA)
  • (2014) Identity - Coagula Curatorial (Los Angeles, CA)
  • (2009) Candids - Perihelion Arts Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)
  • (2007) Candids - Todd/Browning Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)
  • (2005) Legs - Clair Obscur Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)
  • (2004) Legs - Sometimes Madness is Wisdom Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)
  • (2003) Panties - Perihelion Arts Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)
  • (2002) Lust Circus - Stormy Leather Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
  • (2002) Lust Circus - Curated by Mat Gleason, Coagula Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)[7]

Partial filmography[edit]

  • (2015) "Identity: In & Beyond The Binary"[8]
  • (2012) "Waking Up"[9]
  • (2011) Slave 06 (JM Productions)[10]
  • (2010) F. M. Indie (Private Media Group)
  • (2010) Turbo Rock (Good Releasing)[11]
  • (2009) Cheating Hollywood Wives (Private Media Group)
  • (2009) L.A. Girls Love... (Private Media Group)
  • (2008) Sugar Town (Vivid-Alt)
  • (2008) Circa '82 (Vivid-Alt)
  • (2008) House of Sex & Domination (Private Media Group)
  • (2008) L.A. Lust (Private Media Group)
  • (2006) Skater Girl Fever (Vivid-Alt)[12]

Awards[edit]

  • 2009 AVN Award Winner – Best Best BDSM Release (House of Sex & Domination - Private Media Group)[13]
  • 2009 Ninfa Award Winner for Best BDSM Film (House of Sex & Domination - Private Media Group)[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chemical People bio". ChemicalPeople.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Tiffany Limos - Ken Park, DaveNaz.com
  3. ^ Jonathan Gold (2007-05-09). "Dave Naz: The big uneasy". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 2007-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Wallace Berman & Richard Prince @ Michael Kohn Gallery LA". try-har-der.blogspot.com. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  5. ^ 2013 Hall of Fame inductees, Adult Video News, 21 December 2013
  6. ^ "Dave Naz: Ashley Blue Official Blog". Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Dave Naz photography
  8. ^ James Michael Nichols (8 September 2015). "This Is What It's Like To Grow Up Queer". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Waking up (2012)". vimeo.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Slave #6". gamelink.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Turbo Rock DVD". goodvibes.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Dave Naz". IMDb. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "A CLINTON SUMMIT ON WEB SECURITY?". AVN. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  14. ^ David Sullivan. "Chatsworth Pictures Releases Cuckold MILFs". AVN. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 

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Interviews[edit]