The Eibach Meet’s have always been an iconic meet back in sunny SoCal. Dating back to 2004, the meet has almost always been hosted at Eibach’s own company grounds. With every successful year the Eibach crew achieved the cars kept getting better and better. I sadly missed the meet when I lived in Cali as I was heading to FL that year.
Thankfully someone at Eibach decided to bring that energy and excitement in the Honda community to the East Coast. With the first event held last year in Orlando, Fl at the UTI Campus, it was a huge success. I sadly didn’t make it to last year’s event because I was in the hospital. This year thankfully my liver and I weren’t dying so I polished up the old girl, packed the cooler, chairs, and gf to our first Eibach Meet. Plenty of clean Honda and Acura’s from old to newest were there. I’m proud of our FL Honda scene here, we have much to learn from the mecca of the Cali scene, but we’re heading to the right direction. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Flickr Hi-Res Eibach Meet 2018 Set
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
I love seeing this S2000 owned by Matt Hamilton out in person. I’ve seen this S2000 ever since it had just a set of black CCW on a meaty setup back in 2011. I actually I haven’t seen it in almost a year and I was speechless with how it looks now. It sounds so beast with that J’s racing exhaust spewing out all those fumes from the spinning HKS supercharger. So jealous of the parts he put on his S2000, he’s definitely pushed me to get back on modding my own S2000. I actually got 2 big mods coming tomorrow and next week, hopefully I can hang with Matt till I save up some more money…like a milli.
Flickr Hi-Res A Milli S2000 Set
What’s going on everyone? I do apologize for the lack of updates. It’s been a busy last few weeks. The biggest weekend started on the 29th for me of January, it was my first time being an actual official media photographer at Daytona Speedworld for the 2016 24hours of the Rolex. Covering the event for both Enjuku Racing and S3 Magazine, I was a bit nervous to say the least. I’ll be posting my full coverage soon.
But for a little down time, I was able to attend my first S2000 Mega Meet in over 3 years. The host none other than Kamispeed was there with open doors to welcome us S2000 owners like the previous years. I snapped a few pictures, but I was more talking to owners and friends more. Sadly it was cut really short by good old Florida rain. Enjoy the few shots and stay tuned for my Rolex 24 coverage!
Flickr Hi-Res 2016 Kamispeed S2000 Mega Meet Set
This year will be my 10 year anniversary with my baby girl, I feel like I need to get her something or do something for her… maybe take an amazing photoshoot with an awesome backdrop and print it out. Hmm, we’ll see how the rest of the year looks like. I did want to start in the power department but my stupid head can’t keep its mind on what to do. But how she sits now I couldn’t be anymore happier. Its exactly what I wanted her to look, aggressive as hell and breaking necks.
Couple of life changing moments has happen this year so I’ve been trying to deal with that as best as I can. The only thing I can turn to that can make me feel better or forget my stuff is my photography and Summer. I just get into a groove, my own world, it’s just me and my work. At my worse point one day I decided to stop by a location along side the beach to take my mind off of things. These are a little dark than my usual edits but I think it fit my mood at the time. Anyways, enjoy everyone.
It always nice to go out with fellow photographers to do some late night pictures. Its nicer when they too have a nice car for me to photograph other than my own. This Volkswagen GLI is no exception, it had before CCW Classics like my car, but he wanted to upgrade to a crazier sizing and new look, so he went with a CCW LM5 face wheel. Beautiful polished wheels looks amazing on a dark color car. Hope to do an extensive photoshoot soon, I want to see these wheels shine in the sun light.
Flickr Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157629496949235/
First weekend of December an event called Primary Flight is held in the Wynwood Art District. Here world famous and underground artist come out and show their art work. Some at galleries that they rent for the weekend or a lot of them show off their art work by actually doing graffiti work on the walls in the Art District area. For 2011 it would be my 2nd year coming out as my brother from another mother invited me along back in 2010. I was hooked and I hope to make this an every year trip down to Miami. On the last day I decided to take the last pictures around the area with my S2000. Hopefully this year I’ll be able to do this with more cars, can’t wait!
Flickr Set : http://www.flickr.com/photos/djdorifto/sets/72157629128053532/