June 28th, 2011

Whilst on the subject of my Japan Video I thought it would be a perfect time to post this photo of one of the S15’s featured in the video throwing down some unbelievable runs. If you haven’t seen the video, be sure to check it out here. Out of all the photos I managed to capture that Friday night, this was by far one of my favourite photos and will be a night I will remember for the rest of my life, I can’t wait to hit Japan again in a few months. Please, if you want to share this image, just link back to the blog. Thanks.

June 27th, 2011

Over the past few weeks I’ve been quite busy with a personal project. A month or so ago I set myself a little challenge of making a small clip using scattered Japanese footage, seeing as it just sits in iPhoto getting old I thought I can share it with you guys. Many nights I have been reading and watching videos on Youtube on Final Cut Pro tutorials to try and get my head around the basics. I have to put it to videographers, cutting and editing a clip is a whole different ball game. After converting all the footage to Prores 422 and importing it into FCP I began cutting up footage and matching it with a song. After doing a few all-nighters and getting carried away with editing, I finally had something I was reasonably happy with.

I’ve decided to upload it and share it on here with you guys. The first clip will be of this unforgettable night. Some amazing photos and videos were captured and I really look forward to sharing it with all my readers. Stay tuned, for now I’ll let you froth over this image of them. One last thing, as you know I don’t watermark any of my images and I don’t really mind them getting around the web, but please if you do decide to share them on another sites please just give a quick link back to here or my Facebook fan page. Hit HD, sit back and enjoy, thankyou very much.

June 27th, 2011

The wheels might’n fit the car perfectly but needless to say I was stoked when this C33 rolled in on 15″ Longchamp XR4’s up front and SSR Mesh on the rear. One thing I miss about the older days is the amount of cars that used to run 14/15 and 16’s, whereas today it’s mostly 17/18’s. I will definitely be posting more of this 4 door very soon.

June 24th, 2011

The first time we experienced Tamaki-san’s crazy Honda EK Civic. Rolling along the streets of Suzuka with half a dozen drift cars and this shakotan EK. After a full day of drifting, things couldn’t have gotten any better, I’m really missing Japan. I still talk to Tamaki-san on Facebook on a regular occasion which really cool, I look forward to catching up with you soon sir.

June 23rd, 2011

Browsing through the thousands and thousands of digital images I shot at Meihan I couldn’t help myself but to edit and post this particular photograph to put on the blog. So far, I’ve only posted 2 photos of Jesse Streeters PS13, I’m sure the majority of you remember the first photo, if not here it is. This photo was shot at the Meihan Day we hosted during the final week of the trip, it was such a pleasure having Jesse and his PS13 attend, I’m still so stocked I got to shoot such an fascinating car. I’m really looking forward to releasing the feature at the end of this month on Speedhunters.

June 22nd, 2011

On one of the days trawling through dozens of workshops we came to B-West where we spotted Jesse Streeters Kei Van out the front parked on the side of the road. I had seen the van previously at Shane’s yard on the first night, but got a better glimpse of it in the daytime. The van is a replica of his PS13 – DAMD Locoboy Type II body kit and Work Goo Hemi wheels.

June 21st, 2011

I’ve always said to myself that when I move to Japan I will build and own a Toyota Chaser – JZX, whether it be a 81,90,100, 100mk2 or a 110, either way I absolutely adore them. This particular 100 was spotted at Nagoya during a street session on a Friday night. Even though you can’t see too much detail on the car it’s pretty much how I would style a big 4 door Toyota: Remain standard aero and deep 18’s with a sexy exhaust system that produces an amazing 1J note, I really wish I could explain to you exactly what this machine sounded like when it was sliding.

June 20th, 2011

I snapped this photo in the heart of Osaka, Shinsaibashi where we were based for the majority of our trip. This is one of the main roads in the town, many hours were spent waiting on the footpaths to get picked up which didn’t seem to worry us one bit with all the groovy cars driving past. Here is just one photo I have of a Toyota sedan lowered on some 19’s.

June 16th, 2011

I have pre-sale tickets for $110, get in quick before they jump to $140 next week.

The Parklife 2011 line up has been revealed this morning with some fairly interesting inclusions.

No doubt the festival will be headed up with acts like Gossip and The Streets, but the most exciting inclusion for us will be Death from Above 1979 who have reformed this year and have been touring the USA.

Getting into it, the Parklife announcement today includes:

Adrian Lux
Crystal Fighters
Death From Above 1979
Duck Sauce
Feed Me
Flux Pavilion
Gold Fields
Harvard Bass
Joker & MC Nomad
Katy B
Little Dragon
Lykke Li
Magnetic Man
Sebastien Tellier
Simian Mobile Disco
The Aston Shuffle
The Naked & Famous
The Streets
Wolfgang Gartner
Yacht Club DJs

Tickets go on sale June 30


Saturday 24th September – Sydney Myer Music Bowl / The Domain, Melbourne
Sunday 25th September – Wellington Square, Perth
Saturday 1st October – City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
Sunday 2nd October – Centennial Park, Sydney
Monday 3rd October – Botanic Park, Adelaide

June 15th, 2011

I think I’ve put this off for long enough now, I woke up this morning remembering I still have the video to post from my most recent trip to Japan. Just to tease you a little more I’ve edited up two direct screen grabs from the 4 minute clip to get you a little bit more excited for the release. I have to say some of the footage is pretty surreal but the video itself isn’t too great as it was my first time editing a video.

The video has been kept simple with a nice bit of music over the top but nothing too overpowering so you can still hear the amazing noises some of the cars put out. Singular runs, trains up to several cars a time and some amazing twin action from these 2 S15’s, I will be posting the video on the site within the next 48 hours so stay tuned! Casey.