Posts Tagged ‘Feature Car’

Fausto Merida’s 2006 VW GTI

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Fausto Merida’s 2006 Volkswagen GTI turned  heads at the 2006 SEMA show, and I got the opportunity to shoot the car for a feature in PAS Magazine. Fausto has been a good friend since his days working at, so it was great to spend a morning shooting his car. I chose to do the shoot at a pretty infamous spot near downtown LA which has a view of the downtown skyline. Because of the overcast weather, we had some awesome equal light, which allowed us to shoot the car in any direction and make the most of the location.

Shooting towards the city

Shooting to the East, towards a black gate and some ivy

Shooting to the South, against a red brick wall with some graffiti

Team Hybrid Scion xA Feature – Scion HQ

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

For my first feature shoot of 2007, I was contacted by PAS Magazine to shoot the Team Hybrid Scion xA designed by David Huang. This car won the inaugural Scion Challenge at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas. I traveled to Torrance, CA to the Scion Corporate Headquarters to do the shoot. Unfortunately, I was limited on location as the car wasn’t street legal. Also, as with many show cars, the engine wasn’t running right at the time, so we weren’t able to get any rolling shots. I still feel the shoot came out good. PAS ran the car in their 2007 Buyers Guide.

Click the cover to get a glance at the layout.