Yes, that’s right, I made 2 YouTube slide show video’s. I will say, it’s quite fun but the purpose of me doing this is kind of like having a “Set” in Flickr. I’m making these videos to group different events and or genres of images from my portfolio. For all you photographers reading this I’ll clue you in. I’ve been reading more and more about photography promotion and different ways to market your work. I’ve repeatedly stumbled across the idea of making YouTube slide shows, or even behind the scenes movies. After hearing this I began a search on YouTube, to my surprise I was a little late on this idea. Apparently every photographer and they’re mother read these articles years before I did!
So, that’s what I did. I made YouTube Slideshows…heres 2 and I hope you enjoy them! The image quality sucks on them, I have to figure out why…any ideas drop a comment!
This past weekend I did an “exclusive” shoot with the Silvia S-15. As some of you may know this car has gotten a lot of coverage over the past 1-2 years. After the shoot was over we decided to take a ride on the city, Philadelphia that is. First things first. This car breaks necks like I’ve never seen before. I do understand that when I am sitting in the driver’s seat” and I am not the one actually driving it may look a bit odd. Most of you may know at this point that the car is RHD (right-hand drive), that’s right, it’s here in the US and the steering wheel is on the right side. As we were driving about just looking for a place to get a quick snack and then load the trailer up, Sean wanted a shot of the car in a very different location that said Philadelphia all the while showcasing the car. So we set out on our 30min journey looking for that spot. Putting an image in my head I needed something that screamed Philadelphia but at the same time trying to get that in a spot you don’t see pics of cars in to often.
Well I got the spot. Dead smack in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. I just needed to find a spot and backdrop that said “That is a Philadelphia car”. So we drove a bit and decided to throw this thing in the middle of the median on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and catching a shot of City Hall right behind. Let me know what ya think!
Read up more on this car and the story behind the love and friendships that made it possible at http://www.4udrew.org/
- Awesome NISSAN 200SX SILVIA S14 Video. (ridelust.com)
This past Saturday marked the day Canibeat auto blog put east coast fitment on the map. They hosted an event at Princeton Airport called “First Class Fitment”. The whole purpose: Quality over Quantity, end of story. This show was the perfect example of the meaning behind that phrase.
For those of you in the tuning world, know that for years the west coast tuners have always been “one upping” east coast. They always bring something new to the table. Those of you not into “the game” it’s like Biggie and Tu-Pac, well minus the guns, and all the rivalry. This is more of a setting the mark higher and raising the bar type of thing. Not really a competition or rivalry but more of a bringing something more radical to the game.
Some background, a couple of months back Dave Tormey of Canibeat brought up a great idea. He mentioned having a meet of all the sickest cars in the surrounding area. Well this was talked about over Facebook and there was pretty much no backing out after opening that can of worms.
It started with a pre registration online. This show’s purpose was to showcase 75 quality cars from up and down the coast. From what I know a few hundred cars registered this event and then they were sorted out. Knowing that sorting was done by the guys at Canibeat I’m pretty positive everybody knew the selection of cars was proper and the spectators would not be let down.
Now we are fast-forwarding a couple of months ahead. Announcements were made and emails sent, who was selected to show. During this time a teaser pic was posted of the trophies. Friends from CCW sent these wheel faces. Then they were mounted on wooden stands. The categories were Best JDM, Best VIP, Best Euro, Best Fitment, and finally Best in Show.
Well, the day arrives and we pull in to the show area. Wait…that wasn’t the show area…that was the spectator parking. Well we passed the spectator parking and wrapped around to the airplane hangers. We turned the corner and to my amazement cars were being directed every which way. It was a car “lowasis”. People were cleaning their rides and assembling tents and setting up their spots, all with small private airplanes taking off on a runway 150 yards from the entertainment! Amazing setting!
Within no time, the music fired up and so did the grills! There was so much activity going on. There was not one dull moment. After walking around outside the hangers it was time to go into the main hanger and check out even more cars. I can start naming all the people at this show but i would have a laundry list to type. I will say that i did enjoy shooting Miro’s slammed Honda S2000. It was sitting so pretty.
Through-out this show it was great to see the scene on the rise and just the culture of people who it attracts. One thing I loved was all of the people getting involved with exposure of media. There were people with cameras everywhere. There were people with small pocket video cameras, point and shoots, disposable, HD video cameras, camera phones, everywhere you turn there was a flash or the sound of a shutter.
Overall this event kicked ass. Best event I’ve been to all year. I give a big thanks to Canibeat for making this show happen. It was executed perfectly and I know that people are already waiting to see what next year will bring. Well here are some more pics from the event. If you’d like to see more photo coverage check my Flickr set here
Whats up everyone. Making a lot of changes to this website soon. I wanted to say this weekend was kick ass, aside from all the shooting I had a kick ass time at the Liberty VIP car club BBQ. Had a large turn out and there were awesome cars that came. From euro’s on air, to imports that were fitted perfectly. The amount of diversity was incredible at this BBQ. When do you get to see a RHD FD RX-7, RHD Silvia s-15, RHD New Accord Wagon (literally imported), and RHD Lex SC all in one place?!?! Ummm well other than Japan, if you had come out to the BBQ you would’ve seen it right there at FDR PARK! The people at the event were really awesome, met a lot of great people and had a great end to the weekend. Here’s some pics from the event. Don’t forget stop by the Flickr it’s always being updated!
Here is a new idea i’ve been messing with and i’ve been trying to promote my photography using this website (zazzle.com) by making posters calendars and postcards and selling them. I recently realized i can make tons of products, one being 11″x3″ stickers like this
Here’s what its all about guys, friends supporting friends, and making the “scene” more open to the public. Sean is putting together a car show/benifit for the 4Udrew foundation. Check out the flyer for information. Will be a great time, sign up for the show. Some great prizes and giveaways!
So on Saturday I took a trip down to Wall Stadium with my StunnrStatus boys. Most of they’re cars were in the Hella Flush show. This event was insane. All of the drivers were just hanging out being really social and just enjoying everyones company. Daijiro Yoshihara ended up stealing the event by taking a close 1st place and not far behind was Vaughn Gittin Jr. The crowd that this event attracted was massive. I ended up taking somewhere around 1,800 pictures!! Obviously I cant post them all but for now I have a handful of pics posted. Keep on the lookout i’ll be making a second post with more picutres and also check my flickr for more picture updates within the next couple of days as well.
Well this weekend was jam-packed and worth every second (and blister, horrible sunburn i got haha). So many eventful things happened! First things first is finally i met with Joe and Dan from Ivy league East . Defiantly awesome people. Got to talk to them about the S15 Silvia that we represent through Stunnrstatus and hopefully answered their questions to give them a better understanding of what the car is being built for. Aside from meeting them I got a chance to be a part of the drifting culture. It was like a damn Woodstock! This event was amazing. It happened Saturday and Sunday. Most of the people running the event and that were a part of it slept in trailers pickup trucks and their drift cars. I actually saw a guy blowing up an air mattress! Anyways I am giving a shout out to all my friends at R/T Tuning and Kevin and Matt Petty from Club Loose of whom made it possible for me to get these pics. Well onto the pictures. Check the Flickr all this week for a lot more picture updates!
Well this is my first blog, and my first post. Hopefully over the next couple weeks I will get familiar with the whole concept of posting and covering certain events. This event was shot on Feb. 7th and I figured it would be a great start for my first post. I recently attended the Annual Philadelphia Auto Show in the Philly Convention Center on Feb. 7th. At this show I had the oppertunity to meet a great deal of people and see many of different new styles of modifying cars. This years show ment a lot to me and a group of my friends. We started a blog called www.stunnrstatus.com its all about urban streetlife mixing with the import car scene, flushness, newest fashion styles, and fads. Well a car that means a great deal to us (nissan s15 silvia RHD)was entered and won a contest to be featured in the DUBZ section of the auto show. To check out a couple photos from a photo shoot of this car check out my flickr account set.
Heres a couple of pictures from the event. To check out more visit the Philly Auto Show set in my Flickr