Too many memories, thoughts and words jump into my head when I stare at this picture. Sessions x Y32 Cima x


February 25th, 2013



January 2nd, 2013

Japan 2012 was a blast. Meeting up with friends that I have met purely from travelling to Japan over the past 3 years and met many more in 2012. Shooting in Japan since 2010 has most definitely been one of the best experiences in my life and I’m really looking forward to getting back in April 2013 to meet up with a whole bunch of friends and to yet spend another birthday in one of the greatest cities in the world. I’d just like to say thanks to everyone who has helped me over the past 12 months and for all you readers & followers. I promise to continue to do what I love throughout 2013. I hope you can take the time to check-over the above images and share some of the experiences from the year just passed. Happy new year. Casey x


July 16th, 2012

Since returning home from Japan I have been posting daily updates on what I captured in the seven weeks I spent overseas. Since then I haven’t really spoken about what I really did on the trip, it has just been non-stop random posts from my archives. I feel as if I need to get more of a point across to you, as readers of Shirtstuckedin so here is my attempt to do so. The main idea of this site is somewhere that I can publish all that I’ve captured during my travels to Japan from my home, Australia. I want to show each and every single one of you how amazing and versatile the Japanese car culture really is, after all the majority of styles, trends and cars come from this archipelago. Since my first trip in 2010 I have been completely blown away in how the Japanese people create what they do. In saying that I don’t want to force you to be a fan of some of the styles or trends that is evolving in Japan. I don’t want to force you to like everything that gets posted, but to respect what these incredible people strive to create. Whether it be a Hellflush inspired style EG Civic with sticker bombed guards or a 600hp drift car, 110% will go into it and that is what you learn to respect. With the internet and social medias booming like no other it’s really sad to see the amount of hate being thrusted upon styles. As quoted by Charles Kha “We should remember that we all share the same underlying love of cars.”

Getting back on track, my most recent trip was by far the best I’ve experienced. Traveling to Japan for a few weeks is nothing short of a life changing experience. Just under 2 months transformed me for a number of good reasons. In that time I not only spent countless hours shooting and meeting some of the coolest cars and people I’ve yet to come across, but gave me a better understanding on how things flow. I have to hand it to all the foreigners who live in Japan, it wouldn’t be an easy country to get settled into so I have immense amount of respect for those who are making it work. What I have also learnt is to do what you really want to do. All through high school all I wanted to do was to travel to Japan and take photos of cars that I have drooled about for so many years. I’m not saying that I have reached my goals or got to a stage in life where I’m content, actually far from it. I’m saying if you want to do something like travel to Japan, do it. The world is at our fingertips, you probably hear this everyday, but seriously it is. Yeah, it might cost a few thousand dollars but we live once, if you’re into cars and an amazing culture such as Japan, which I know all of you who are reading this are then I urge you to do it. It will change you for good, freshen your mind and make you appreciate every individual style people aim to create which is what I’d love to see my audience do. It is one thing to create a blog, or a Facebook page these days and post photos that others have captured over the past 3 decades in Japan. Not saying that is necessarily a bad thing but it is sad to see how much time is being wasted looking, reposting rather than doing. Like I stated above and you all know, we live once, so live and experience it! Traveling and exploring a culture such as Japan will really make you appreciate.

During my last week in Japan I decided to walk around a few areas, more specifically Shinjuku and Shibuya. There were a few afternoons where I would go to the main crossing and just take it all in. Above is a photo I captured on a gorgeous spring afternoon during peak hour. As clichéd as this area is to photograph it is seriously breathtaking so I had to post it. Don’t go anywhere because I have hardly scratched the surface on the content from my previous trip. The updates will continue as always. I hope you have a better understanding on how I’m trying to direct each of you individually. Thanks for your support as always, Casey. If you’re wanting to explore previous Japanese photo galleries on Shirtstuckedin, you can simply click 2011 or 2010 and browse freely. Enjoy x

Japan 2010

Japan 2011

January 29th, 2011

24mm f/8… Nothing compares.

December 24th, 2010

The day before yesterday I was on the hunt for a 35mm film camera as my pentax mz-50 and canon elan7e sadly died. Justin Power from Melbourne kindly donated his perfect condition eos30 to me as it was just a dust collector. The body has had around 5 rolls of film through it so it’s practically brand new. It even came with a roll of film, so I went and shot it last night.

Myself and Robo followed the Christmas buses around the local suburbs which lead us to some amazing houses. Some of the creations are just indescribable, the competition gets better each and every year.

Merry Christmas everyone, have a safe and fun holiday!

November 30th, 2010

As November sadly comes to an end, there are a few things I’d like to say to all the viewers out there.

Shirtstuckedin has been up and running for a total of 5 months, December being it’s 6th. Over November’s period the blog has had a total of 124,508 hits which is absolutely awesome! I’d like to thank each and everyone one of you for checking out the content I have to show you guys and I hope you are thoroughly enjoying it. There are still hundreds of posts to come yet from my 3 week trip in Japan so hopefully that content will last a little while longer!

To thank each and everyone of you I’d like to supply you guys, and girls with a desktop image of this red Nissan Type-X 180SX that I spotted over the Ebisu weekend, being one of my favourite cars. To download the widescreen 1920×1200 simply click the image above or click here.

All the best,

Casey ありがとう.

November 29th, 2010

November 23rd, 2010