Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Photography Out Takes

Most folks don’t see the amount of photos that end up on the “cutting room floor”; of course now that nearly all media is now digital there is no “cutting room floor”. What most people never get to see are the hundreds and hundreds of photos (out takes) taken that never see the light of day. Take for instance this Tech article. A pal of mine, RJ, is building this righteous gasser Chevelle. Between the hundreds of photos I took with the pin-up girl and the hundreds of photos of RJ working on it at his shop there must be nearly 500 or so photos of this particular vehicle. Of course some are better than others. I will refrain from showing all 500 (for obvious reasons), so dig these few out takes that never made it into print. Oh by the way this and three other stories, by yours truly are in the new Jan 2012 issue of Car Culture Deluxe.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Grumpy Old man on books.

Maybe I’m an old fogey at the age of 39, but I don’t want to own a Kindle or any other type of electronic book. They are not real. I like the look, the feel, the smell, the touch of real books. I like the paper, the photos, the sound a page makes when you turn it, and I like the fact you don’t need batteries to read a book. I like the fact that when I buy a book, I actually own it, it’s tangible…It’s real. I can put a book on a shelf and pick it up years later to read it, and sometimes, on rare occasions, I can find something that I placed in between the pages, say like a $5 dollar bill I used as a book mark. Can you e-book people say the same thing? I have some books that I inherited from my great grandfather, grandmother and grandfather. These books have some of their hand written notes in the margins of these books. Can you e-book people say the same?

As a kid we used to watch Dana Carvey play the role of a grumpy old man on Saturday Night Live. His character bemoaned modern progress and technology with all the flare Carvey was known for on SNL. In the words of the Grumpy old man on e-books “Flibbidy-flobbidy-floobity!”

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hey Pachuco!

My publishers, Cartech Books, have asked me to work on another book. The subject of the next book? Lowriders! So dig this amazingly beautiful ’37 Buick I shot last night at a guys shop. Noah aka “Gumby” builds classic rides for customers and has a few of his own to boot. Look for the completion of the Lowrider book in about a year’s time.

Also dig the Pachuca in her Pendleton and hat!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tin Type Photography

Printing on metal, it’s nothing new, tin types have been around since the mid 1800’s. But aluminum types? That is something new. I found a place that can turn any of my digital files into an aluminum print of any size. Can you dig it? Aluminum prints! Check out the B&W and color samples I have posted. They can be printed translucent, like the samples posted here, or as a regular photographic print. I prefer the translucent.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Book Signing at the Petersen Museum

OK, some shameless self promotion going on here. Oct 29th at the Petersen Automotive museum, I will be part of a book signing. A week later, after the Petersen signing, I will be at the SEMA art show signing books as well.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

California Dreamin'

Ok, short sweet and to the point. I shot this Chevelle a few days after I got back from Bonneville. There are times when I hate Kalifornia....which is usually 75% of the time. The other 25%? Well, look at the photo, and these are the times that I love living here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bonneville Bound!!

Ok Folks, no more blogs this month, I'm Bonneville bound! Some people dream of going to Hawaii on vacation, others dream of the coast and sipping fruity drinks.

I dream of going to one of the more desolate lifeless places on earth where the temp hovers around a 100-degrees! Why? To watch fast cars go fast. Sleeping in a tent, showering at truck stops, eating my meals from a can, I wouldn't miss it!

See you in September.