Love this “patina” to the paint on this vintage Volkswagen. I was editing my car photo archives today and came across this image from last year’s VW Classic in Irvine, CA. This year’s Classic is coming up in a few weeks at a new location in Orange County. I will be driving my 62 Ragtop up for the event. This is VW lovers Disneyland!
I was hired to photograph on the Kunde Family Estate property. Kunde makes great wines but they also raise Herefords. This calve was born that morning. This mother was definitely keeping an eye on me. Photo nerd info: Nikon D800 with Nikon 80-200 lens, September light.
Image from a Cuvaison wine photo shoot. Great wines and their tasting room in Carneros is beautiful!
Last week I was shooting for a winery in Napa Valley. Photographing bottles, food, tasting room and the vineyards. We show up at dawn and hope to be blessed with perfect light and skies for the vineyard shots. This day cooperated well. This image of the photo van in the vineyard was later in the morning as we were wrapping up to head to the tasting room.
I spent the day photographing VW drag racing at Auto Club Speedway. It is called the Bugorama. This is one of the days that make me grin. Completely immersed in two of my favorite things to do, photograph and be around fast old Volkswagens. I know to those that haven’t seen VWs race it seems like a contradiction in terms, “fast” and “old Volkswagen” but they are fast, on the edge and exciting to watch in the quarter-mile. This shot is in the staging lanes, next step, the burnout!
Part of my Hwy 5 series. What is going on here? Well, a photo shoot! This is my photography cargo van but in this scene it just looks a little suspicious. My van travels to locations all over and carries everything I need to shoot on location. A rolling studio and it can be used as a large white reflector as well! Photo nerd info: Nikon D800, 50mm set @ f 1.4, 2000th sec iso 64 shot a 6:30 pm in overcast light.
Addition to my Hwy 5 series. This image was taken last week while traveling up CA Hwy 5 from San Diego to Sonoma County to do a photo shoot. I pulled off near Coalinga and took a few shots of these power lines that go on forever.
I did a photo shoot for an ad campaign of real people. We were going to do an image of this guy at his home. Ok, sounds good. When he opened his garage and I saw the cars, the signs, the tools, the toys, I was stoked, ready to shoot and in my favorite kind of space. You know where we shot the portrait! Thanks to John for sharing your garage and great collection of vintage cars.
Close up shot of Te’a Roa Sauvignon Blanc wine.
Here is one of the shots from a recent Chalkboard wines photo shoot.