Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday 3-28-09

This was a long Saturday... We were supposed to go to LA but decided against it because I'm trying to save $$$ for my Texas trip. So instead this is how I spent my Saturday...

First I went to have breakfast at Ariana's here in Salinas (something we're going to try & do every last saturday of the month just for run)

Primer Dave's Buick lookin even better with wires.

Jim's Pick Up, Glen's 67 wagon & Richie's 66 wagon.

Nice Laselle grill

Mike Hubbard's roadster

Interior shot

Clean Ford

Don's nice little Rambler

If you go to any car show anywhere near Salinas, you're pretty much guaranteed to see some Rod Powell artwork!

Denny heading home.

Next stop Pleasenton Ca for the Goodguys show. There was a ton of people & cars.

Big Watcha was posted up with the Coker booth. I think it helped Coker sell some rubber because a lot of people were asking Watcha about his clean tires.

And of course any where Watcha goes, he leaves his mark (logo courtesy of your's truly)

Then we headed to Frisco looking for some fresh gear on Haight St.

Silk being a tourist

I handed Lil Watcha my camera to snap this flick of a lowrider cruising down Haight

We couldn't leave the young homie Lil Watcha behind (haha)

I think the best part about Haight is the artwork. Some dope graffiti!

A fresh Mike Giant

This dude was old & very drunk

Then we headed to San Jose to have some pizza at Bj's & played some pinball on an old pinball machine at Lil Watchas house. It became a competition & Silk dominated but I left my camera in the truck.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Saturday Morning in Salinas

Last Saturday of every month.. have some breakfast with the fellas...

See you there?


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I'm posting a few photographs I've taken... Like I said before some are good and some aren't as good. Here you go... stuff I see through my canon. In no particular order.

This is s photograph I took a couple years back at Hollywood Hot Rods' Open house deal in Burbank California. I really dig how colors & composition came out.

I took this photo a few months back at the Tribal Gear warehouse party in San Diego.

The last couple of years I've been going to Austin Texas for the Lonestar Round-Up in April. I took this photo of the infamous Continental Club on a late cloudy evening. I dig old neon signage.

I took this shot of Henry Gong's Salinas Boys built 56 Nomad from the Traveler's Hotel in Oldtown Salinas. Henry thought he got a crappy parking spot but this shot was actually published in the CHURCH Numero Tres book, and was appropriately titled "Ghetto Fabulous."

Took this shot out of the passenger side of my brother's Honda as we followed Lionzo to San Gabriel to shoot his bikes. Clean Moto!

Here's a photo of Killa Vee, she's the 2nd model I ever shot. I really like the mood of this photo.

This was one of the shot's my brother & I took for Confused Clothing & Nor Cal Kustoms. We were called by Nor Cal Kustoms to see if we could set up & shoot a few models the same day and deliver nice cropped color corrected shots in a couple of days. We accepted the challenge and did okay considering both my brother & I aren't "real" photographers.

This is one of the shots I captured while shooting the cover for the next Gearhead Magazine (Issue 18) of Punk Rocker Roger Miret (of the Disasters) & Alex Gambino (of Gambino Kustoms)

Here's a shot of model Kayla D, shot for Make-up artist Alecia Hernandez.

Lots of times when my brother & I both go on a shoot we bring along our old film camera. While my brother was shooting Jeff's car I snapped a few, and liked this shot.

I took this photo of my good friend Beto while we waited for his wife & baby to finish getting ready for a family portrait.. my favorite type of photography (sarcastic)

My beautiful god-daughter on Easter weekend 2008.

Here's little Beto, loving the camera! Haha...

I'll keep snapping away & uploading pictures more often... stay tuned ninjas!

Monday, March 23, 2009


Old images make me smile...

Here are a few images I've grabbed over the days that provoke some kind of emotion in me. There are photographs, ads, posters, signage... just stuff I like. Hope you enjoy as well....

just a neat photograph

Deco rules...

One of my most favorite movie posters ever.



Another photo that's just neat.

This ad makes me laugh

Straight to the point advertising.

Great Illustration!

He's still watching you... be afraid

War ads were crazy.

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here

Pink Floyd Rules.

I'll post more old images that make me smile... but this is it for now. Yeah. Peace.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cellphone photography

I should buy a small camera to take with me everywhere I go, I seem to find a lot of stuff to take pictures of when I don't have my camera..

Here are some images taken with my crappy cell phone..

I think the baby doll is supposed to be crying... but it looks really upset, or thizzed out..

nice kicks...

art crimes

wiener dogs..

big pimpin!

this was what we kept in stock at the bar at work

Dj Sho-t & the covers I've designed for him

typical Salinas signage.. haha

Where I'm from

Hot off the press... Salinas Boys Calendar

The Legend is so mysterious

mi casa

Baller on a budget... major budget... I blame the economy

Dream Car!

Paper'ed up

It's cool to go to a tattoo convention & see your book for sale in one of the booths

Economy better.. but not great...

That's all I got for today..