Archive for the ‘Commercial’ Category

Ray’s 13B-powered RX4 Wagon

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

I have a standing call out to several people for feature-worthy Mazda’s to be featured on Mazda’s corporate site, and through Efrain from Shift Communications, I found this awesome 1974 Mazda RX4 Wagon. The car has been modernized with a turbocharged 13B rotary engine, Mazda FC suspension and FD Brakes, and a Ford 8″ rear end. I knew this would be perfect for the site, so I arranged to get the car shot as soon as possible. We ended up shooting at one of my steadfast locations in San Pedro, CA, and exchanged stories of watercooled Volkswagens during the shoot. Overall, the shoot went out quite smoothly.

Looking at the profile of this car, it’s hard not to fall in love.

I’m a sucker for a Wagon!

The special 13B that powers this monster. With such a light chassis, this car really moves! The motor has been moved back 9 inches and sits below the rain tray, but this shot of the engine bay shows off the turbo piping and intercooler tucked behind the radiator.

The feature will be up on Mazda’s website shortly.

Chris Rado UNPUBLISHED Hero Card shoot

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

In the week leading up to the first Redline Time Attack event of the 2007 season, one of Chris Rado’s new sponsors had contacted me about shooting a hero card for them. Rado’s World Racing Time Attack Scion tC was breaking records, and Rado has long been an innovator of motorsports, so I was excited to work with him. Prior to the event, we exchanged several emails and a few phone calls discussing the details of what they were looking for, and some pricing was exchanged. Although a final price wasn’t agreed upon prior to the shoot (at the time we were still waiting to hear back from upper management, but I had no reason to believe the price wouldn’t be approved), I showed up to the event to shoot some action shots of Rado’s car as well as some hero shots to be used in the card.

After the shoot, a few proofs were sent to the company. I informed them that once I got confirmation of the pricing, I would send over the high res files. Several weeks went by, and my emails and phone calls went unanswered. In the end, these photos never saw the light of day, which is unfortunate because I was particularly proud of some of these shots. You win some, you lose some.