Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Barbarian

Watching the NBC Tonight Show fiasco got me thinking of who I supported the most.. honestly I like Jay... he seems to be a good guy and he's got good taste when it comes to cars. But Conan O'Brien is down right hilarious! I'm not going to lie I don't watch too much television and haven't been watching The Tonight Show regularly (not even when Jay hosted) but I did watch it occasionally and enough to think that Conan was doing a good job.

I'm not one of those people who blames Jay, I think NBC did this to themselves... They gave the show to Conan and took it away too quickly. I agree with Conan and "believe that delaying the "Tonight Show" into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting"

I don't think Conan needs sympathy, I think he'll be all right.

Anyway.. looking on and other supporter's websites and artwork I got inspired...

Dig it?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pony Boy

A few months back my brother called me to help him shoot a 1964 1/2 Mustang Freddy Perales at Campos Custom Fab (with help from Michael Cody) built for Dave Stone. It was late, dark and we didn't have much to work with.. well besides a flimsy tripod and a great looking car.

I'm not a big fan of Mustangs, never have been, but the first time I saw this Mustang I was impressed with how good it looked! It looked clean, stylish, and tough. There are many subtle things Freddy did to this Mustang to make it look the way it does. You may not notice, heck I don't notice all the modifications that were made but sit this Pony next to a stock one and you'll see the difference!

Oscar & Freddy helped us move the Pony around to get a good angle (We had to use a long shutter speed because it was very dark)

The car not only looks tough but underneath that hood sits a 347 Stroker.

I love the stance of the car.

... and back to the stable the pony went...

It's good for me to shoot cars I normally wouldn't..

Friday, January 22, 2010

Live at the Fillmore

So we got tickets to the Rebelution/Zion I/SOJA concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco. We bought the tickets to watch Zion I! I have seen them before and was very stoked to watch them again.... Great performers.

Things don't always go as planned.. We showed up late because we never thought Zion I would be opening the show... Well we were wrong. We missed them all together and only watched SOJA perform 2 songs... but at least we got to enjoy Rebelution!

These guys are good! I had heard of them and had 2 of their songs... but now I'm a fan... these guys kill it!

and here's a photo I took today on the way back from having lunch with The Legend...


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Don't Lose Your Head

This morning I've been working a shirt design for myself to wear to the Zion I / Rebelution / Soja show tomorrow night at the Fillmore in Frisco. This is what I came up with.

Visit, Amplive & Zumbi are really talented and make some good music!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Juan Hancock

A couple nights ago my brother and I layed out 30 Bomba books to autograph and ship to Japan. Call me arrogant, but in the last few years I've gotten used to autographing my name. It used to be very weird to me that people would want my autograph, it took a long time but now I find it very flattering.
My autograph is pretty unique, I think. My brother claims that he helped me come up with it... Maybe he did but I don't remember. I think I came up with it on my own. Either way I dig it.

It's a "J" a roman numeral "2" and an "E"

Special thanks to Junichi at Paradise Road for ordering 30 Bomba Books and spreading Deadend Magazine in Japan!


Friday, January 15, 2010

POTD - 2010

So i told myself I would take at least one photo a day in 2010...

Well I haven't really kept up, Of the first 15 days of the year I think I've taken a photo at least 7 days (and multiple photos in some days)

Here are some of my favorites..

January 4th... The new hood.

January 10th... Young talented skater at a bbq in front of Isaac's chopped Chevy

January 10th... Oscar Padilla's custom shoebox...

This photo was taken after Christmas... But I liked it.. Diego jumped in front of my camera... The little guy went back home for school. On the way home I let him be dj and play music from my ipod... He picked nothing but Beastie Boys & Red Hot Chili Peppers... The kid's got good taste!

I promise to take more photos and post em here..


Monday, January 11, 2010

Visual Mechanics Opening Night

A little late... Story of my life... But here are some photos (by Rod Powell) of the Visual Mechanics Opening Night at Somos Art Gallery.. The show will be taken down at the end of this month.. If you still haven't seen it hopefully you get a chance to check it out...

Here are the artists from left to right.. Me, Randy Garcia, Rod Powell & Jesus Espinoza.

The crowd watching Randy do his thing

A couple of the bikes and Raul's Caddy outside.

Some of Rod Powell's work.

More of Rod Powell's work

The Watchas were in attendance.

One of my favorite pieces of the night... by Rod Powell

Me and My carnal with some of our photography.

Randy Garcia collaborated with Ed Padilla on this door that night..

Overall I had a great time! Most of the night I was outside hanging with my friends. I'm still a little shy when it comes to being in an art show... Its good to hear people admiring and complimenting your stuff but I think it's a little overwhelming for me. I rather talk to one person at a time and get an honest critique than talk to a group of people.. that's just me.