February 29th, 2012

Over the last couple of nights in Japan it went from a large group of 18 down to Sam and I. As we were staying in the heart of Osaka, Shinsaibashi for the remaining nights we decided to venture out which lead us to this little corner coffee shop – Banco.

The shop consisted of the owner and one other employee who happened to speak reasonably good english.

Fortunately the sweet sensation of that espresso wasn’t far from our hotel, needless to say it left us going back a couple more times x

India 2012

February 29th, 2012

I just completed editing the majority of the images I shot during my time in India a few weeks back. As we were walking through the local markets in the back streets, there just so happened to be a group of kids posing in front of an old, vintage door which of course, screamed out for a shot. Not long after a couple of families came running over with their kids posing for photos. At the moment I, alongside another person are working on a new personal project which we will release on a later date. For now, I thought I’d share this photo with you of a father and daughter in the streets of Northern India, just north of Ludhiana, Punjab. Yeah, this site might be full of cars from Japan but after all it’s still a lifestyle blog x

Supermade S15

February 28th, 2012

Over the past few weeks I have been traveling around the world, departing from Australia to India, and then Bangkok, Thailand for a 3 day stop over. Prior to leaving a full feature of the one and only super slick S15 built by Takanori Yoshida from Supermade from southern Japan. This year a lot more doors are beginning to open which are quite exciting, as of now I won’t say too much but expect to see a full, detailed feature of this machine some time next month in print.

Looking and sifting through these photos everyday makes me more and more excited to get back to Japanese soil x

Jesse Throwing Down @ Meihan

February 27th, 2012

I thought it would be a little different to put up a sequence photo of the one and only Jesse Streeter throwing down a perfect lap @ Meihan Sports Land back in 2011. Here he is, 3rd gear, just braking traction in order to link from the first left hand corner, along the straight…

…directly into the wall of Meihan, on lock, spot on.

Around the hairpin, continuing his way around the circuit. I could watch drifting all day, everyday at Meihan or any track in Japan for that matter x

Skrillex + Japan = This

February 27th, 2012

I’m a person that isn’t specifically devoted to one music genre, as a matter in fact I enjoy music from heavy metal rock to dubstep. I have to post this video on here, why? This is why! The video is of Skrillex breaking down his music and telling it like a realist, in Japan doing what he loves best, making music in hotel rooms and performing in front of large crowds in Kyoto, Osaka. There hasn’t been a clip on YouTube for sometime that has affected me quite like this, enjoy x

2012 Stickers

February 26th, 2012

2012 #Shirtstuckedin stickers are now for sale! Colours (Left to Right): Sparkle White (Limited Edition), Super Silver Sparkle, Black Sparkle & Purple Sparkle. Head over to http://shirtstuckedin.bigcartel.com/ to order yours now! x

Sakai City, Osaka-shi

February 26th, 2012

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for the lack of updates across the blog lately. The reason for this is due to travelling. Just over a week ago I was contacted by my father to head over to India on a holiday with him and the rest of my family to help shoot a wedding for one of his cousins. It was quite a swift decision to apply for an Indian visa and jump on a plane half way across the world, however, it was an eye-opening experience to say the least.

As there is still plenty of images from my last trip to Japan back in 2011 the updates will continue to roll on. In saying that, I’m hoping to head over within the next 8 weeks or so hoping to travel around the country for 2-4 weeks. Its almost coming up to 12 months since I left Australia to Osaka for my second trip which is mind-blowing how fast time has passed.

These two photos above were taken on our first night in Japan in Sakai just outside of Osaka. The day was spent picking up cars from the docks and the night was spent fixing and preparing the cars for a heavy 2 weeks of drifting across half a dozen circuits throughout Kansai. In the photos are Shane’s pickup, Honda, TJ’s RPS13 and Nathan’s PS13. I really miss Japan and seriously can’t wait to get back there shooting x

Defected 26.02.2012

February 26th, 2012

Defected – 26.2.12. Last night I got defected but got off pretty lucky, time to order some new parts and make the car a whole lot groovier! x

2012 Stickers

February 26th, 2012

2012 Stickers are here new colours are – Super silver sparkle, sparkle black and a limited edition sparkle white. Keep your eyes peeled for them to go live on our BIGCARTEL x

R.I.P Atsushi Kuroi-San

February 15th, 2012

2 years have passed since Atsushi Kuroi-sans death, I’m so fortunate to have seen Kuroi-sans RPS13 sliding the ‘drift heaven’ Ebisu back in 2010 driven by one of his closest friend x