Sunday, November 7, 2010


What more can you ask for? Just hit play and ENJOY. Then watch it again and again!

Dub Allstars X Travis' MK5 from JonnySundell on Vimeo.

Got this video off the forums.
Owner: GreenGawker on the forums.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stance of the Union - Sacto 10.23.10

Rolled out of bed yesterday morning...pondered for about an hour, then rolled my arse over to the Stance of the Union show in downtown Sacto.  I wasn't planning on going, but geez...this is one of the leading forums/sites in the car scene right now, so it was a MUST!



Thursday, June 3, 2010

Seen on

No matter how big or small the recognition, it's always a great feeling. It can be a photo I've taken or something about my car. This time it was both, a picture I took of my car that I randomly posted on their Flickr group. Pretty cool, especially since there are tons of pictures and better looking rides that get posted to their group everyday.

Thanks to for including the picture in their collage! Random Pic(k)’s: Thank you!
Canibeat Flickr Group

Oh's the picture they used.

Friday, April 16, 2010

and then there were that is...

It was a good day to take a cruise to an old Naval base (now filled with private companies, but cool structures) to find some spots to shoot and get more experience with using off-camera strobes. Stopped at one spot behind a building, hoping security wouldn't hassle me. Someone ended up calling them, but the guy was pretty cool and showed me were I could go. I took a bunch of shots, but only three made the cut. I spent a lot of time moving the lights around, but they were never perfect.

What did I learn today? I need AlienBees!!!

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MKV GTI @ Mare Island
MKV GTI @ Mare Island
MKV GTI @ Mare Island - Side

Monday, March 29, 2010

Slammed BMW + CCW's = A CLEAN RIDE

With the opportunity knocking, I was able to do a photo session with a BMW that is on the "come-up" list in my book. I've seen this car progress over time. When I say progress, I meant, it got lower...and lower...and lower. Then, a new wheelset was thrown on and brought this car into another level. This a one clean ride!

I remember reading somewhere that someone heard that he was going to raise the front end up after a shoot. Well, I think they heard wrong. It stayed as is, from the time I pulled up to the house, to the time we parted ways at the stop light. We drove to-and-from, through railroad tracks and bumpy industrial roads looking for a spot. The best thing about it is that he still drives like a crazy MOFO.

Car Info:

Pavel K.

2000 BMW 528i

Custom Suspension:
Fronts - FK Struts/Supersport Springs Rears - Bilstein Shocks/Ground Control Springs

Euro Hella Headlights/Tail Lights

2001+ Front Bumper

CCW LM20 18x10 et -7 (Fronts) 18x11.5 et +16 (Rears)

Falken 452 - 225/40 (Fronts) 255/35 (Rears)

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

the Marina.

Some friends and family met me at the marina where I was taking pictures during a motorcycle meet. We turned out to have a mini VW meet of our own. Having my camera gear on-hand and with my cousin (Jetta) sporting a fresh drop (just installed hours before), I figured we could do a shoot in an empty parking lot near by.

It was time to put the off-camera flashes to the test again and get more practice in. I'm definitely in the need of some softboxes or maybe some umbrellas. Any suggestions?

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Mine + the FAM

Sunday, March 21, 2010

One HOT Lexus...

How one random trip can lead to a photo shoot of the HOTTEST Lexus in town. I bumped into Lloyd at the local Jamba Juice and we decided to try for a shoot at Infineon Raceway. After downing some Jamba, I met up with him at the raceway and watched his friend race for a bit. After the race, we headed to an empty parking up the hill.

Big ups to Lloyd for letting me shoot his jaw-dropping ride.

Car Info:
Owner: Lloyd Morales

Year/Make/Model: 2006 Lexus GS430

Suspension: JIC FLT-TAR VIP Coilovers

Wheels: Work Rezax Universals (3D Chrome Finish)
Fronts - 20x9.5 Rears - 20x10.5

Tires: Falken 452
Fronts - 245/30/20 Rears - 275/30/20

Body: WALD executive kit
WALD roof wing

Windows: 35% tint all around

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2006 Lexus GS430

2006 Lexus GS430

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mare Island shoot.

Took a second trip out to Mare Island to shoot a couple more pictures with different cars this time. Brandon (Black GTI) and Indy (Silver GTI) came out so I can get some practice in. Oh yeah, any cars that are slammed(especially MK3 VR6', beware, Indy busted his oil pan on the way in.

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The results of a busted oil pan:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Another day with the MKV

With the weather getting better, it was about that time to bust out the camera gear and put it into use. I bought an off-camera flash set up earlier in 2009, but never got to fully use it, or see how much power it had.

The pictures didn't come out exactly how I wanted them to since the second light source was my ex430 mounted on the camera. It was difficult to get the light where I wanted it. I guess I just made another excuse for me to buy a third Pocket Wizard to get that flash off my camera.

Strobist info:
Nikon SB-28 @ 1/32 power(camera right)
Canon 430EX @ 1/16 power(mounted on camera)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wek'Fest 2010

Another Wek'Fest in the bag. Tons of cars, tons of people, and a tight squeeze. I was disappointed in myself for not bringing a wide angle lens. Oh well, lesson learned. Never leave anything home, you might need it. Enjoy.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Berkeley Marina Meet - 1.23.10

Another good turnout this year. We came kind of late, so I probably missed out on some nice cars. The weather had a nice break from the crazy rain we've been getting and it was perfect timing. I wish I had taken more photos.

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Picture of the day.

My absolute favorite ride from the meet.