It’s been a quite year on the photography side of my life. I’ve had lots of personal events happen to me throughout the year, not to go too much into detail but I almost died do to some issues with my liver. But here I am, alive, strong, and ready to get back to what I love doing. For this year’s Simply Clean it would be 11 months since I’ve done anything with my camera. Had to break in the new year with a good piece of glass to rent. I’ve always wanted to try out Sigma’s Art Series Lenses, so I picked up their 35mm Art Lens and wow it is amazing! I wish I had the USB lens dock to further calibrate the lens to my 1Dmark3 but it worked really well out side of the box. Sadly the weather didn’t play 100% so it kept wanting to focus on the clouds on the paint of the vehicles. Plus being almost a year out of practice it took a few dozen shots to get back into groove of things.
The event itself though was amazing, I think this year I saw more friends than ever. I can’t thank Nickoli enough for creating this event and making it better and better every year. Since the first event I always felt I was home surrounded by friends with one passion. Enough of me blabbing, expect one more coverage next month for Wekfest. Again, enjoy the snaps!
Flickr Hi-Res Simply Clean Nine Set
Wekfest has been a big name for car show events for a number of years now. Most of you have seen coverages of their San Francisco / San Jose event and has seen some amazing car builds the west coast has to offer. Wekfest back in 2011 started a USA tour to bring true car enthusiast together under one roof and show off actual full car builds rather than seeing wheels, bags, and calling it a day. I was honored by the Wekfest staff to show off my own build at the event. It’s far from a full build from what I saw at the event but it is slowly getting there. Lots of mixture of vehicles the Wekfest staff choose for the event and I think it was a great way to end the year. Hopefully I caught enough of the show so you guys can see how many awesome builds us East Coast enthusiasts have brewing. Till next time guys which I think will be for Rolex 2017. Enjoy the pictures and show some love like always.
Flickr Hi-Res Wekfest 2016 Set
It’s been awhile everyone! Well, to the one or two who still follow this site. I don’t blame you, but thank you for still sticking around. Hopefully I’ll be updating this a little more as there are a few events coming up.
Well this past weekend I attended this year’s Clean Culture Meetup at the West Palm Beach convention center. Quite a bit different from the other events this year so far. it was different as I didn’t have to wake up at 6am to get ready and drive a few hours out to the meet location. It started at a sun high’s afternoon at 3pm, so I took a nice morning to check over the car and then at noon I set off to SoFL. Thankfully as I just got off the Florida Turnpike my good friend Sparky from Cloud9ab just got there as well. I pulled the good ole I know so-n-so inside to the front person at the gate to go on through. It was a good meet overall, it’s been a few months since my last car meetup thing, so it was good to get out clean the ole girl and show off for a bit. Enjoy the set everyone!
Flickr Hi-Res Clean Culture 2016 Meetup Set
Sorry I’ve been MIA for over a month, just been going through some more wonderful personal issues. Hopefully this coming month will be better, got lots planned like a week trip to Seattle, WA, Liberty Walk Summer Bash 2, Turner Evolution in Daytona, it’s going to be a nice busy month.
So this post is another throwback to last year at SEMA when the fellas at Boden Autohaus unveiled their gorgeous 2008 Audi R8. The air ride was supplied by AccuAir over the OEM shocks with a set of Rotiform 3 piece OZT all the way around. A widebody kit from Prior Design finishes off the look of this R8, it’s hard to modify such an already perfect supercar from the factory like the R8. But Boden certainly out did themselves with this build. Enjoy the pictures everyone and stay tuned for more content very soon!
Flickr Hi-Res Boden R8 Set
Lot of first with this car so far. My first Audi, first wagon, first air setup, and first time with rotiforms. I’m so use to modding Summer that when I started to mod Autumn I was going with the thought of a cheap quick set of coilovers and rep wheels. I mean it’s my daily, I wasn’t going to sink all of my money into it…yeah that quickly went out the window when I talk to my boy at cloud9ab. I haven’t been this happy with a daily in a very long time. I’m so happy where it’s at now, now it’s back to getting some stuff for Summer.
Wheels – Rotiform TMB in DDT finish 19×10 +35
Suspension – Airlift 3P full kit
Flickr Hi-Res Autumn in the Spring Set
2016 so far as been a great start for my camera. It’s been snapping away like crazy and this past weekend was no short of that. I packed up my Audi, aired up, and headed north to Chattanooga, TN for the first annual Riverside Car Meet. This was my first time in Chattanooga and the 9 hour driver was well worth it. I just want to thank the whole staff, I usually don’t travel this far for a first car show/meet, but the over 4 month of planning I knew it was going to be a big deal. Plus the location was an awesome idea for holding about a 100 top of the line cars with vendors.
I’ll get into the show next post, this right now is about the quick little pre-meet friday evening on a long hill street. Pretty awesome to see 40-50 cars on one long street and amazing food and drinks over at The Bitter Alibi. Enjoy the pictures everyone, I’ll be post the main meet pictures next week.
Flickr Hi-res 2016 Riverside Pre-Meet Set
This past week Titan Motorsports open their doors for their annual open house. Every year, Titan Motorsports holds a dyno show, car show, and bikini girl show…what better way to spend a gorgeous florida Saturday? Lots of nice car’s this year inside the Titan compound, especially my boy’s S2000. Good thing I didn’t take Summer, she would have been jealous and looking at me mad that she isn’t looking that good. It was a bit weird driving my newly bagged Audi Avant for the first time to a car show and leaving my S2000 in the garage. Enjoy the pictures everyone.
Flickr Hi-Res 2016 Titan Motorsports Open House Set
2015 was such an up and down year for me. I can get into the whole personal stuff, but it gets no one anywhere. What’s done is done, now for my photography work for 2015 it has been a huge jump in exposure. Again, this is still a hobby of mine as I would love for it to be my full-time job, but I’m still not there yet personally. This past year I’ve made so many new friends, met many followers. It’s surreal at times when I get stopped at shows to say ‘hey man i follow you, love your work/car’ it’s an awesome feeling I must admit. Lately my photography has been more as therapy, either hanging out with friends, by myself, it’s something about dusting off my camera and I look through that viewfinder and my worries just leaves my mind.
I needed that today so my buddy Mike woke me up around 11am and told me to meet him at the Starbucks near downtown Eau Gallie. It’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve moved my S2000 as well, so that was another treat for today. After some much-needed caffeine we drove around and spotted some cool locations for some pictures. We’re not much known for cool graffiti walls so there’s only so much we can shoot around here. It was the right amount to get me out of this funk and I appreciate Mike for getting me out. Anyways, here are the couple snaps. Lots going on these next few months though so I can’t wait to show you all the upcoming Motorsports events and meets and shows!
Flickr for the Hi-Res shots – S2000 and CC
Well it’s that time again, for gorgeous cool weather, smell of fresh wax and tire shine and of course la brujha. If you don’t know what the brujha is, you’re lucky. Apart from the drinking, Simply Clean goes deeper than the average car show. If we go back a few years back Nickoli always stressed the importance of Family. With social media getting bigger and bigger so does your friend circle. Simply Clean with how big and popular it is, brings everyone under one roof. Thankfully this year the rain stayed away and everything felt even more organized than the previous years. It was great talking to old friends and meeting new people. Always taken back when I’m walking around taking pictures and someone new stops me to say what’s up cause they follow me or know of me because of my car. That’s what keeps me coming to Simply Clean shows, you are always guaranteed and awesome time. Big shout-out to all of the staff at Simply Clean, much much love!
Full Flickr Set – Simply Clean 7
Well, this time last week I went over to a city that never sleeps, good ole Las Vegas for this year’s SEMA show. Well, I won’t go too much into it as this year I took well over 3,000 pictures. So today I was trying to figure out how to present my 4 day adventure without drowning people with so many pictures. So I came up with this, I’ll be presenting each week a different theme at SEMA and some with just one car since I took a bunch of just one car at the show. So we’ll do something like, Imports of SEMA, Trucks of SEMA, RWB’s at SEMA, the Toyo Tires Booth Cars of SEMA, and so forth. Still trying to fine tune what I’ll be posting but you get the gist of it. Anyways, enjoy a few pictures until hopefully Wednesday or Thursday, trying to get at least one article up before Simply Clean 7 meet this weekend…ugh! Such a busy month! Enjoy guys!