2016 IndyCar Teams = Fastest cars I’ve shot

“What’s the fastest car you’ve photographed?” is a phrase I hear a lot given my profession. Well here you go everybody, a plethora of top-tier IndyCars. “Fastest car” can be taken in many different ways, such as 0-60mph, 1/4 mile, mountain roads, dirt roads, ovals, street circuits and (my favorite) road circuits to name a few. Some cars are set up for 1/4 mile, some are set up for going only left around an oval… you get the point. The unique thing about IndyCar is they race on high speed ovals, street circuits, AND road circuits… making it one of the more diverse racing series in the world. Races like the famous Indy 500 are insane. The 30+ cars racing inches away from each other reach speeds up to 230mph around a 2.5 mile oval, drawing the world’s largest 1-day crowd of 400,000. Four. Hundred. Thousand. PEOPLE.

Ollie by Sphero – Product Shoot

Oh hi again, it’s Ollie the app-controlled robot. You may remember him from the Ollie Social Takeover that was taken soley with an iPhone… this time, Ollie gets some love from a proper camera. Sphero, the company that makes Ollie, may sound familiar if you’re a Star Wars fan, for they are the same brains behind the remarkable (and adorable) BB-8 droid. Yep, that droid. You can say Ollie is BB-8’s vivacious speedy older brother. Seeing this little thing bolt to 14mph is surreal, and then it can pop into hundreds of trick combos… A seriously cool robot that only makes me more proud to be behind the camera for this revolutionary company.

Proterra Electric Bus

Congratulations, Proterra, you are officially the biggest vehicle I’ve had in front of my camera! I’ve had some pretty wild machines that climb mountains with fury, sophisticated yet rugged vans, priceless pieces of metal, and winner’s circle racers… but this one takes the cake for sheer size. Oh wait, this huge bus gets 600 miles per charge?!?.. which translates to 350 miles of continuous real world bus driving transporting actual people?!?.. which basically means city streets are about to be humming with these clean and quiet machines.

Amelia Island Winning 1967 Porsche 911S

Good ‘ol editorial work. I’ve said before that commercial/advertising work makes me tall, and editorial/lifestyle photography keeps me sharp. This assignment for the Porsche Club of America is the epitome of going back to my roots and using just a camera with natural light. I love shooting for the PCA because the only instructions I get from them are “here’s the owner’s number of the Porsche 911S, now go take great pics”. But this assignment was exceptionally special.

BMW M1: A legend of the 80’s

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure to shoot for prestigious automotive auctioneers such as RM Auctions, and Bonhams (thanks to my talented motorsport photographer friend Jamey Price). They specialize in fine automobiles, with cars rarely dropping below the $100,000 mark. At that point, it’s a bit insulting to call them just cars. Rather, I prefer the term “art.” Yes, I’m adding some cheese to this blog post.

Prop it Up 2015 Promo Mailer

To sum up 2015, I put together yet another promo mailer to send out to current and prospective clients. If you’re familiar with my first and second promo mailers, you know by now I’m a tad obsessive about these things… however this time, I think I hit the sweet spot when it comes to being affordable, eye-catching, and practical.

Leh Keen’s Safari 911

Introducing Leh Keen‘s brainchild Safari 911. Young professional race driver Leh is needing less and less of an introduction over the years. So much that he has his own Wikipedia page. Usually the first thing that comes to mind when trying to evoke how incredible Leh is at his craft, I point to the video Rain Dance… After watching that, I realized why top racecar drivers get paid the big bucks.

Hisense NASCAR Photoshoot

Hisense, the leading TV brand in China, and No. 4 seller of TVs worldwide, are targeting early adopters in the U.S. as it seeks to become No. 3 globally in the near future. NASCAR, one of the most beloved and iconic sports in the U.S., became a primary target to spread the brand name. With acclaimed racecar driver Denny Hamlin behind the wheel, the #20 Hisense car took 1st place in their inaugural race… this whole driver-winning-after-photoshoot trend can no longer be deemed a coincidence.

GE Power & Water Photoshoot

Welcome to the wonderful world of beautiful shiny giant machinery, that happens to power much of the world. 1/4 of the world’s power is generated by GE products and solutions, and much of the production and maintenance of their power generation turbines are orchestrated in Greenville, SC and Atlanta. GE Power & Water provided us an exclusive 4-day pass to document the process and reveal the real-world experience of how their people and facilities work.

Redesigned Online Portfolio

Before Obama took the seat at the oval office, before the King of Pop passed, I launched my (2nd) portfolio website. After 7 years of rocking the same layout, which I’m proud to say was featured on Web Design Served, I’m ecstatic to announce my new-car-smell redesigned online portfolio!