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!

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 Retouching

To supplement the campaign I shot for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Canada, I was also called upon to piece together images for the newer unreleased 4×4 model… Welcome to the treasure trove of before/after Photoshop work. I found a handy-dandy plugin to easily compare before/after, which was present in a few of my previous blog posts, but this time I went a little overboard. Do you mind???? I didn’t think so.

Panorama: OEM Plus 2012 Porsche 911

Shooting for the Porsche Club of America is always a breath of fresh air. Usually the shoot involves natural lighting, with little to no frills. I see it as planned journalism, with minimal attention to artificial light. The same goes for editing. Even though the editing looks extensive in the below before/after images, it’s basically adjusting color temperature and pumping natural colors.

Ollie Social Takeover (iPhone Challenge)

Meet Ollie, the fast little app-controlled robot built by Sphero. If the name Sphero sounds familiar, it’s because they are the same brilliant minds behind the Star Wars droid BB-8. But this is the little terror that took over twitter, instagram, facebook, and pretty much every other little cranny of the internet during the last few months of 2014.

Car And Driver Feature: McLaren 650S + WAZE

If you’re familiar with my previous Bachman Ferrari Collection feature, you know that I don’t get to see many exotic cars where I live in South Carolina. So when Car And Driver asked if I could sit shotgun in a bright orange McLaren 650S blasting across the Florida everglades, I fried a few brain fuses.

OhYeah! Moment Photoshoot

From the dirt roads of North Carolina and Kentucky, to an air-conditioned gym with lots-o-lights. I got the green light from OhYeah! Nutrition to shoot their upcoming campaign featuring “weekend warriors” having an OhYeah! Moment. To say these athletes are weekend warriors is a bit misleading, considering they can all probably beat me in arm wrestling with their pinky finger.

Car And Driver Feature: Whiskey Rebellion

Welcome to the wonderful South.
The land where overalls are considered formal, dogs are commonly in the family will, and running moonshine is a national pastime that grew into a multi-billion dollar sport. Yep. Let’s not forget about grits… mmmmmmmmmmm grits, and of course diabetic-inducing sweet tea!

This Car and Driver assignment took me from the dirt roads of Eastern NC, through the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, then finishing at their offices to deliver the… um, flavored bottles of water. It was a great throwback to the old age of moonshine running, where the cars doing the transporting weren’t exactly flashy, but had the muscle under the hood in case the fuzz got a whiff of what’s in the trunk. And if the coppers get a good sniff, the Lingenfelter-blown Chevy SS has a pretty good chance of… um, merging into traffic faster. Let’s make that a 3.7 second 0-to-legal-60mph to be exact.