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One FAST 1946 Pick-up

This past Sunday I shot my friend Nicks 1946 Chevy Pick-up. This thing is so mean!!! It looks so innocent but packs a huge punch! This truck is packed with a big block Chevy 540 Block and a very rare EXPENSIVE set of Valley head service- thunder power 32 valve heads. This truck is fully customized out of his very own shop with his dad. no words can describe the time, patience, and sweat put into this car. To make life easier he has provided me a list of modifications and specs, hold onto your chair.


2 inch chop through side windows and windshield around rear window
Top of roof above windows and doors chopped 1.5 inches in front tapered to 0 inches at rear
3 inch stretched cab behind doors
Convert two piece center opening hood to one piece forward opening
Custom dash and console corbeau seats
Oak bed floor, raised to accommodate suspension and rear
Hand formed rear fenders and roll pan
Taillights hidden in rear panel
Custom 2×4 square tube from scratch
Mustang II front susp. With ride tech shockwaves
Adjustable 4 link rear With ride tech shockwaves
Willwood brakes 14” front 6 piston calipers 12” rear with 4 piston calipers
9 inch ford rear 3.90 gear
10 point roll cage
Front wheels billet specialties draft 19 x 8 Nitto 245 x 30 R19 tire
Rear wheels billet specialties draft 20 x 16 Mickey Thompson 29 x 18 R20
Engine and drive train
540 big block Chevy
11:1 compression
Valley head service- thunder power 32 valve heads
Custom sheet aluminum intake
2 660 Holley carbs
Roller cam with belt drive
Custom stainless headers
4 inch stainless exhaust with 4 borla mufflers
4l80e trans

To reach Nick or Nick Sr. at Nicks Customs for any work please email them at

To see more pics from the shoot please go to

Now for some pics!


Throttled up on 2 wheels

This weekend I decided to call up a few friends with  sport bikes, “crotch rockets”, and do a shoot. I typically don’t shoot bikes at all. I will say, shooting a motorcycle is a lot harder, it forces you to be more creative. A car has many different areas to focus on, so it allows angles and creativity to flow. Car’s are also drastically different in shape, style, and purpose. A motorcycle on the other hand is a little more interesting. Besides the fact that you can fit one inside of a doorway, there’s really not much to them. Yes they can be different in style, from sport bike to choppers and such. When talking about sport bikes though there is really only one purpose, go fast, corner, and don’t get dead.

With this shoot I wanted to take a new approach. Since I have shot a form of transportation in a while I figured I would experiment a little with editing technique and shooting set-ups. All the photos from this shoot were done with 2 Canon 580exII speedlights wirelessly and they were processed to give that dark and sharp grungy feel. We were limited with location at the time of day but over-all I felt pretty comfortable with the spot.

In the photos we have Matt’s bike which is a modified Kawasaki ZX-10R. I previously did a shoot of his E36 here. The Honda F4i is modified as well and that belongs to Ryan. On with the pictures and to veiw the rest go to my Flickr

Photographing Facial Expressions

Hey all I know its been a while since I made my last post. Here’s a fun shoot I did with my fiance this past weekend. Its made from an iPhone app that I have, promoting a song from Cassius called “I love you so”. Here are a few shots and check out the rest in the set on my flickr.

Client Shoot: Dimitri

This past weekend I was asked to do a shoot by a long time friend of mine. Recently I’ve been wanting to try different things with using my 580exii flash and portraits. I’ve been investigating a lot on using flash to over power sunlight and learning how to use flash to make color pop.

Dimitri and I set out to my playground…Philadelphia. We arrived at our location and the clouds and sky set in perfectly right as we arrived. What better time to start testing these new techniques that I had been learning about. We shot for about 2 hours out of the day. Here’s a couple of shots that I picked out from the shoot that I am happy with. Please go to my Flickr and check out his set labeled Dimitri to view the rest of this shoot drop a comment and let me know what you think!

Fright Fest 2010

So my fiance and I thought it would be a great time if her and a couple of her friends dressed like zombies and did a photo shoot. So that is precisely what we did haha. A couple of these pictures actually even scare the hell out of me! Let me know what ya think. Here are a couple of shots from the set. To see more, visit this set in my Flickr webpage.

Now for a little technical background on this shoot. I had originally planned for this to happen with a little bit of ambient light. This would’ve made it a lot easier for the camera to auto-focus and just a lot easier to see in general. Well getting the outfits ready and getting the make-up done took a little longer than we all had planned. Either way in this shoot I knew I wanted to use off camera lighting. I only used 1 580 exii strobe with a small square softbox.

All of these shots with all girls in 1 picture the strobe was always about 4-5ft. high angled down and directly behind me while I was shooting. I did this because, 1- I had to figure a way to make best of this situation with no ambient light and only having 1 strobe. 2- I set the lighting up higher than usual because I wanted the light to fall on each of the models faces and kind of cast demonic shadows over areas such as the eyes and cheek bones. Having this happen I thought it added a more dramatic feel to the whole shoot.

So as I stated before, wanting some ambient light in order to help the camera auto-focus. Well this wasnt possible because we got out a little after sundown. My camera wasnt auto focusing properly, sooooo, I knew the lens wanted to see something contrasting or somewhat bright to help it focus. My solution, I had each girl hold my iPhone as the screen was lit up against their faces until my AF locked in.

If you guys have any questions or anything just post up in the comments section of the post and i’ll get back to ya!

RedBull…Or BlueBull?

Well I got bored one day and had been wanting to do a still-life/macro shot of the little bull on the “red bull” tab, so I did. I’m still not to sure on the crop but overall I think its came out exactly how I wanted it to.