A Week Hooning

Tony Harmer is one of the best photographers I know.  One of my favorite clients is Ken Block and the Hoonigan Racing team.  Getting to work with all of them for a week is, well, pretty awesome.  While I don't know much about Mr. Block besides the fact that he's a really nice guy and that i've slowly developed a man crush on him, i'm friends with the rest of the guys and they're hands down some of the best people I know.. Like If the zombie apocalypse were to happen and they turned into zombies, i'd still have to think twice about ending them.  Terrible analogy?  Anyways, this has been the second year that i've been lucky enough to hang out with them for a week straight.  Check out the photos below!

PS these were the last photos I shot on my Fuji X-E1.  It has now been replaced by a Sony RX1 which i'm super excited about.  Hopefully it'll kick start me back into shooting mode and kick start my blogging again.

PPS Check out the final images shot by Tony Harmer and retouched by myself at the following:

The Black Beauty

One of my favorite shows as a kid growing up was The Green Hornet.  Whenever the re-runs were on i'd jump on and watch.  I'm a huge Bruce Lee fan and love cars, so naturally the Black Beauty was something I wet my pants over a lot.  Recently I met Douglas Sonders, and east coast based photographer who had just shot the Black Beauty itself and was nice enough to let me mess around with one of his images.  A few hours later and this is the product of a bit of photoshop work.  I wanted to give it a modern movie poster type feel and I have to admit that i'm in love with the final product.

Photo courtesy of Douglas Sonders.

Ken Block 2013 Livery Launch

So like I said in my prior post, I was recently lucky enough to be flown out to Utah to help on the launch of Ken Block's 2013 WRC and Gymkhana livery.  Ken Block has suddenly launched himself as a household name and icon in the racing scene with this Gymkhana vides on YouTube.  His talent is unquestionable and having been able to meet him, I can only tell you how genuinely nice of a guy he is.  I just can't help but root for him.

During the trip I worked with photographer Tony Harmer ( ) who was a pleasure to work with.  I'm typically use to sitting in front of my work computer retouching images sent online so it was a treat to not only work on location, but work with such a talented photographer.  The images were simply spectacular and has only received positive feedback since the launch.  Really excited to continue working with Mr. Harmer in the future.

I want to thank my friend Lindsay Ross for referring me, the whole Hoonigan Racing and Monster Racing Division, Tony Harmer and his assistant Porter, and Ken Block, for being such gracious and entertaining hosts.  Hope you guys enjoy the images too!