So I noticed this morning I was shuffling around looking for my hoodie to wear to work. Right then I thought, “I miss you already summer, but I can’t wait for winter” and I got the idea to write this post. This summer was amazing. I met a lot of great people and went to a lot of wild events!
Well here was my summer in review. It pretty much started with a big bang. I attended the New Jersey Motorsports Park to shoot for the Redline Time Attack event. Here is where I was issued my first media pass. It was an amazing experience.
Shortly after this in June Formula Drift event was scheduled at Wall Speedway also in NJ, therefore I was scheduled to be there. Even though I wasn’t able to get a media pass I was able to get some great pictures from the stands.
Due to a lot of my friends being heavily involved in the drifting scene I had attended more events than usual. I will say these guys def know how to have a good time! So I went to ECB (east coast bash) at Englishtown‘s Raceway Park drift course. It was a blast! I got an opportunity to hang on the track with some of the big guys in the drift world like,
Mad Mike Whiddett
Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Aside from hangin with the big guys I had the chance to sit in on a crazy photo shoot of about 30 cars set up by the Lower Class crew where I took this quick snapshot, just to show you the caliper of cars that we there.
Soon there after my car blew up…I got real pissed, my precious 06 Subaru STI. Ok here’s a pic of that, but enough of this.
To get my mind off my car me and the fiancé decided to spend the weekend at the Shorehouse in North Wildwood. Here is the last picture that came out of my 40D, as it pretty much blew up on me and fried itself, luckily not the card.
Well as if my luck couldn’t get worse from my car blowing its motor my camera had to blow. Well that FORCED me to buy a Canon 5D MKll. Yes, forced me. From here I did some sweet shoots of friends cars.
Matt – RSX-S DC5
Greg – Turbo’d S2000
Justin’s Audi TT
This pretty much wrapped up my summer. So now that I’ve overloaded this post with pictures and you’ve seen SOME of what my summer has been like, how about you? Whats your summer been like? Good I hope. Well for now, peace out summer, it was good seeing you, I’ll be seeing you again next year!
- This Guy’s Got a Talent (ridelust.com)
- Drifting Video Done Right: JDM Allstars Wembley 2010 (ridelust.com)
- Lijit takes on Formula Drift and the Las Vegas heat (lijit.com)
- Tanner Foust wins first RallyCar Rallycross event in U.S. [w/video] (autoblog.com)
Hey guys, this weekend was pretty crazy, tons of events went on from New Brunswick all the way to the super chill Liberty VIP BBQ. This past Saturday to kick off the week I shot a good friend JG’s Audi TT. This thing kick’s ass. ALL of this work that was done to this car was done by himself as well. Well here’s his extensive mod list. Enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to check my Flickr for the rest of the pictures from this shoot.
Keskin kt1s front 17×8.5 et 5mm overall rear 17×10 et 5mm overall
Falken 512 205 45 17 front 215 45 17 rear
Bilstine pss9s modified for lower nuspeed 19mm rear sway
Stable energies 4 point roll bar
Vent mount boost gauge
Custom rear seat delete with remote battery located under cover
Ash tray deleted with custom 2 gauge pod aem wideband and aem tru boost
Osir rear telson spoiler
Satin black deleted wipers
Custom heat displacement cutouts in hood
+.oo1 calico coated rod bearings
Mahle motor sport 8.9 to 1 compression forged pistons with 20mm rist pins
Aeb large port head
Supertech single grove keeeper valves
Inconle exuasht valves and stainless intakes
Supetech hd valve springs
Cat 3651 cam set
Cat adustable timing gear
Kenetic t3 cast tubular exausht manifold
Garret gt3076 turbo .63 a/r exhaust
Custom 2.5 in intercooler piping
Garret 600hp fmic core
Custom 3 inch turbo back with magniflow mufler
Ross machine largeport short runner intake manifold
70mm drive by wire throttle body
Tial 38mm externally dumped waste gate
Tial alpha q bov
Uni 630cc base tune with seimens 630cc injectors
Stock fuel puump with wlboro 255lph inline pump
Watch this movie I created before reading the blog post. This is something that has happened to me quite a few times, and I know every other photographer freelance or pro has had this happen many of times as well. Whatever is said in this movie is just ment to be funny. I personally don’t get this bothered when someone says this (yes sometimes it will get on my nerves) but not to the point in which this cute little bear takes it. Enjoy!
This Post was actually created because I had read another blog post from an amazing photographer, Danny Santos II. He puts it very well in what he says in the post. If this comes out wrong from me check out what he said. You may understand a little better. I’m not being cocky and no, I do not think I am the best photographer out there. But to all of you fellow photographers, I know comments like these get under your skin a little. I’ve needed to blow off some steam a little bit and I’ve felt this would be the best way to do so. Yes as some of you know I recently had to purchase a Canon 5D MKII camera. My Canon 40D decided to blow up, along with my car two weekends ago. That is actually when I came about making this video. I was pissed because I missed having a camera and needed to let out a little steam. In the past two years that I have been a photographer there have been a few times when people have said to me, “nice camera, it must take __________ pictures”. Fill in that blank with fast, nice, great, beautiful. Hell you can throw in that blank ugly, shitty, fucked up, or disgusting as well. Yea all these things happen good and bad with this camera I am shooting with right here. But I have news for ya peps. The camera didn’t just take that picture, I did. Yes I took that picture and I made it great, I made it shitty, I made it work, and yes I made that magic that will make your jaw drop, your eyes water, or the horrible blank look that says, never show this picture again.
Example: I took this picture below with a point and shoot camera. I like to show this picture. (this was a couple of months into my journey as a photographer, with a little bit of knowledge on how to work a camera)
On the other hand here is a picture I took when i got my first DSLR (when I had no clue). The picture is out of focus, exposure is all wrong, framing and composition was horrible. I think this could’ve been a decent pic, given the fact that I had a clue as to what the hell I was doing.
Sorry if anyone has been offended, the post wasn’t ment for that. It’s just I feel I am speaking for other photographers when I say this. Yes as well as myself but like I said it usually will not bother me when I hear this. As a photographer I love attention, and if the size or looks of my camera gets that for me than bring it on!
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Well as you all know Derek has a set of sick CCW’s that have been flaunted all over the blogs. Now I think its time everyone see’s a legit shoot of Nugent’s RSX slammed and fitted on some sick Black Chrome RPF1’s (and of course the newly installed Cusco JungleGym). The talk of Stunnrstatus is the E-Famous Evo (pictures do not do it a justice, incerdible to see in person) but noone has officially seen Matt’s RSX on his new setup, except if you were at Honda Day at E-Town, he was with our boys in the CaniBeat Tent. Well we decided this weekend to do a quick last minute shoot and get the car out there to be seen! Well here are a couple pictures. Visit my Flickr for the rest of the shoot!
Well going through the archives and found a really old picture of one of my personal favorites that Derek from stunnrstatus built. This Miata kicked ass, I took a couple quick pictures of it not knowing it was going to be sold and never seen again a couple of weeks after. If I had known this I would’ve had a legitimate shoot with the car.
Well as you all know this is my personal blog aside from being a blogger on Stunnrstatus. I figured I’d share with you all a very delayed but yet very plesant addition to the Stunnrstatus Evo Viii. It is an amazing set of 18×10.5 CCW Lm20’s…SOOOOOO fresh! The whole point of me making this post was to have a teaser of the car. But this past weekend while I was at my shore house it made its debut on the new set-up at a local car event ( www.drew4u.org). Anyway here is my teaser shot of Dereks car for now. Will be taking a complete shoot of this car very shortly so stay posted!! OOOOOOOOOON TO THE PICTURE (not so teaser shot anymore now that people have seen it. I was a little late on this haha).
Well this past weekend was very hot, so that ment EXNAY for Englishtowns Waterfest, sorry. Well I went and shot a friend Donny’s VW GLI instead. Pretty pleased with the shoot. This car pretty much sets itself up in any background, but I liked the city urban look for it. Plus I really felt like shooting in Philly.
Unitronic Stage 2
FK Streetline Coilovers
OZ Pegasus FRONT 17×8.5 REAR 17×9.5
Falkin 512’s 205/45/17 in front and 215/45/17 in rear
….ONTO THE PICS!
Well this past weekend there was a ton of interesting things going on, one being trying to explore and find a sick place to shoot John Marley’s slammed Mazda Miata. Well the steel mills in Bethlehem, PA are a well-known spot among many photographers in the area. So me and Matt decided what the hell lets give it a shot. Well here is only 3 of the pictures out of the many that i took. Keep posted on my Flickr for more soon, I’m really busy these next couple days so I’ll try and get more up ASAP. Let me know what you think!
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!
Ok so this is the first time I’m blogging from my iPhone so if it comes out wacky you will know why, also I can’t post pics from here : (…Alright, well I just finished up with most of the pictures from the formula drift event in Wall, NJ. I just uploaded about 10 more pics to my flickr and I have about another 10 I’ll be putting up before the end of this week! So check my flickr! This weekend is going to be pretty crazy. I’ll be shooting my friend matt’s rsx-s, he’s the other photographer from stunnrstatus with me. Then sunday I’ll be going to englishtown to cover the topfuel dragsters summer nationals! Keep on the look out! Stay posted!!