As my uneventful Wednesday night was about to end I had the random urge to make images. I started running through my contacts texting different photographers that I knew and all of them had already jumped into their pjs and had called it a night. Feeling extra desperate I took my urge to Facebook and long behold the first response was from Nick & Savanna, a lovely couple who wanted nothing more to do than explore with me on this random, somewhat below freezing, and late Wednesday night. In about 20 minutes I went from getting ready to bed to being outside making photographs.
Awhile back a friend of mine, Brendan O’Shaughnessy of Ocean & Sea had an idea that involved a ton of glitter and himself as a glitter sacrifice. He didn’t exactly know how the two were going to mesh but he shot the idea my way. The idea sounded ridiculous and I thought to myself, who the hell would photograph that idea? I’m that guy that would photograph that idea. And it was a fucking nightmare.
The past few weeks at my work, Austin Walsh Studio, our studio producer Katy Raggett has been telling us stories about her brother, Tyler, who just came back stateside after spending two years in Rwanda in the Peace Corps. While Tyler’s been back he started a plan to obtain a vehicle in which he can essentially call home base while trekking around the nation at will. Well, he found that car and he made his way towards Kansas City. I knew I had to photograph this thing.
This past week I played the role of DIT (digital imaging technician) on a video shoot spearheaded by Austin Walsh Studio. The video shoot we were working on lead us to sunny California for a week in the San Joaquin Valley, the mecca of fresh produce grown for consumption for the world.
This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting up with Sukhmeet Kamboj, the owner of an amazingly clean Volkswagen GTI MK6. The forecast predicted 50% chance of rain and we decided to take our chances.
Bring it on, world.
A few days ago my boss Austin, (Austin Walsh Studio), had to get his SUV taken into the dealership for some maintenance. The dealership sent him on his way with a nice loaner for the day and the first thing he says when he get’s into work is, “Hey, I got a new car for you to shoot.” That car, would be this diesel powered Audi S3 TDI.
When I was at work at Austin Walsh Studio I was tasked to go pick up and load some gear into the studio’s van. Being that it was my second week employed here, it was my first official date with the studio’s van. So I made sure I treated her well, minded my manners, and treated her like a lady.
Awhile back, a fellow photographer friend, William Hess and I set sail to the wonderful world known as middle of nowhere central Kansas. Halfway through our travels I realized that I didn’t even have my DSLR camera. All I had was my iPhone. So I took it out from my pocket and used it as my workhorse.
Awhile back in the land of Kansas City the winter temperatures decided that it had overstayed its welcome. And with the departure of insanely cold days comes the warmer weather and people take their car builds out of winter mode and put their summer wheels back on the salt free roads. And with all of this comes the first car meet I’ve attended this year, the Project G Racing get together over spring break.