Escape from New York

Sunrise to sunset with three MINIs at New York’s Bear Mountain State Park. Their small sizes are ideal for zipping through city traffic, and even more fun to escape from it to the twisty mountain roads. MINI is a brand that speaks to drivers who take the scenic route. From the LED Union Jack tailights to the panoramic sunroof, to the plethora of options, these little cars pack loads of character. My buddy Will Keown brought his RED camera and put together a highlight reel from the day.

Meet the Cadillac XT4

Meet the all-new XT4, Cadillac’s first-ever luxury compact SUV. New chassis, new engine, new segment for Cadillac. Considering these were touted as the first professional photos taken of the vehicle, I had to make sure they were sleek, classy, and eye-catching. The sly minds at Campbell Ewald had a vision of a dark grey XT4 framed by a similar dark background to highlight the new lines… but beyond that, they gave me full creative freedom to shoot and edit to my heart’s desire.

000 Cover Feature: A Pair of 356 Rubies

Personally, few assignments inspire and excite me as much as 000 Magazine… a sentiment that is surely shared by the select few contributors to the no-compromise passion project helmed by Pete Stout. 000 is a robust publication that directly respects and reflects the contributing artists. When a magazine prints a giant dual-page spread of stitching detail of a normally obscure seat, it shows the level of devotion to the craft shared by the original designers themselves. When flipping through the immersive 20-30 oversized page features, it feels as if you’re there. And of course, the writing is equally as impressive with incredibly detailed research and expert insight. So, without surprise, I am deeply honored to grace the cover of issue 005.

Top Gear Behind The Scenes

The widely-acclaimed British TV series Top Gear needs little introduction to car enthusiasts (and non-car enthusiasts) around the world. A cult following meant things were going to be shaken up when the old hosts departed the show… but in 2018, the BBC production team cranked the needle up to 11, and are once again garnering rave reviews.

Stewart-Haas Racing Mobil 1 NASCAR Shoot

2017 is a big year for Stewart-Haas Racing, for they switched to Ford-powered cars for the Monster Energy NASCAR series. The team had been running Chevrolet-powered cars since 2004, so the switch made some waves in the NASCAR world.

Piloting the team of four Mobil 1 racecars are (#4) Kevin Harvick, (#10) Danica Patrick, (#14) Clint Bowyer, and (#41) Kurt Busch… All decorated veterans of the sport, so you can say I was pretty excited to get behind the wheel…um, camera for this shoot. Did I mention team owner Tony Stewart? Yup, him too!

The Small Silver Car That Changed Everything

Let’s cut to the chase and bring up the two points that are the most paramount to this blog post…
1. This very 1993 Porsche Boxster Concept is highly regarded to saving Porsche from bankruptcy.
2. 000 Magazine, with Pete Stout at the helm, is cut from the same thread as a unicorn’s mane.

One night in Vegas with two Chevy Camaros

Fly out to Las Vegas, be picked up by the kind people at Chevrolet Performance (Justin Cesler, James Thornton), drive directly to Spring Mountain Motor Resort, shoot a brand new black 455-hp SS at sunset, coma-inducing hibachi dinner, beer, nap, wake up at 5am to shoot a white RS at sunrise, then be transported back to the airport… This is the kind of unique assignments I live for. Wham, bam, thank ya ma’am, all shot within a sunset and sunrise with two Chevy Camaros. Sorry if you were expecting a Zach Galifianakis type story! This was (mostly) business.

Two weeks in Canada with Mercedes-Benz Vans

Hellooooo again Canada, you frigid, beastly, beautiful domain of friendly folks. Once again, I’m shooting for Mercedes-Benz Vans Canada, except this time we’re hitting Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta within 2 weeks… during winter. Never have I felt such cold (thanks Quebec City), but then again I’ve lived in South Carolina and California for most of my candyass life.

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.

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.