Thursday, December 29, 2011

Japan Trip - Yokohama pt.1

to say that Mooneyes knows how to throw a car show is a HUGE understatement. The Mooneyes Rod & Custom Show in Yokohama is by far one of the best shows I've ever been to. Not sure if it's because it was my first show over seas or the people I hung out with or the amazing cars... I think a little bit of all that!
it was amazing to watch the "Next Movie" 62 Impala cruise into the show hammered on the ground. Keiji aka Hong Kong is a bad ass.. More on his Impala on deadendmagazine.com soon!
I can't explain how awesome it felt to see people wearing Deadend gear!
On set-up day it was cool to watch how detailed the Japanese are.
Not paint.. Crazy stuff!
It was good to see familiar/Salinas faces in Japan showing off their talent.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas List

Never done this before, but if you feel obligated to get me a Christmas gift (or for my upcoming Birthday) feel free to get me anything off this list. Thanks!
A EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM (Wide angle lens for my Canon)
Been a fan of The Hundreds Footwear for a few years. My current favorite shoe is their Johnson Low (black leather)
An Acapulco Gold New Era hat (size 7 3/4)
Some money for a tattoo from Abraham Ortega (don't think he does gift certificates) would be nice.
A GoPro HD HERO2 set for filming.
Any Rod Powell Original piece of art!
Some Tribal Gear (This Flaks Hoodie is nice)
A gas card to any gas station since I drive so much!
A 1977 - 1979 Lincoln Continental (prefer black but will accept white or tan) And of course I accept cash! Thanks for reading! -Juan

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Japan Trip - Nagoya

I have been wanting to take a trip to Japan for a few years now. This year it finally happened! The fellas at Local Hero Japan picked me up from the airport in Nagoya and took me to a few shops before we headed to Yokohama for the 20th Annual Mooneyes Hot rod & Custom Show..
Our first stop was Nico's shop..
The next morning Nico's wife made us a very delicious Japanese breakfast.
There are a lot of cool tunnels in Nagoya, and the roads are smooth (good for scrapin)
One of the shops we visited in Nagoya was Paradise Road, I had the pleasure of shooting Junichi's "Galaxian." As soon as we were done shooting Junichi took us to eat some very good (and cheap) sushi
They kept having me try different stuff. I think I liked every single thing I tried.
Junichi's 63 Impala is not your average Japanese daily driver...
We ended our stay in Nagoya by driving down with Nico in his 39 Master Deluxe to Yokohama... More photos soon... -Juan

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Japan Bound!

I will be making the trip to Japan tomorrow to attend the 20th Annual Mooneyes Yokohama Rod & Custom Show this weekend. I will be at the Local Hero booth selling Deadend merch! http://youtu.be/IQuWAoy6hBk -Juan

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Front Seat

Katrina in the Lazzerini Merc

Monday, November 7, 2011

Shooting Katrina

Here are some shots (as you can see behind the scenes) from my latest shoot with Katrina. Katrina brought along her make-up artist: Mallory Garcia, and stylist: Justine Guerra, which really helped. I'm sure I'll be shooting Katrina more... Very good times!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

Good times when Dj Sho-T spins at a party with a bunch of your homies!

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Haters' Prom

For his 30th Birthday my brother decided to have a Prom theme party... Not just a regular prom, but a Hater's Prom! It's as fun as it sounds!
Here's a shot of some of the crowd.
Me and my date for the night.
3/4 of the Brown Cloud... Still homies!
World famous Dj Sho-T provived the music!
My family, mi familia! Good times!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Visual Mechanics 4 Coverage

Many thanks to all who made it to the opening reception of Visual Mechanics 4! Here is some coverage....
If you didn't make it make sure to be at the next one! Good times!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Visual Mechanics 4 - Rod Powell Picnic

Less than 2 weeks away! It's going to be a great weekend to be in Salinas, CA!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hella Yella

Always a good time when I shoot with Danyella Castro, I took advantage and shot some of her with a Local Hero Japan shirt for the homies in the far east..

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Katrina

aka 'La Blacka' up on the roof. Good times shooting with Katrina this past weekend, She's a good sport.. She even held an umbrella to keep the sun off me and she stood on top of me and gave me a nice massage while I shot Danyella. Can't wait to shoot her again!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hella Fresh Weekend

This weekend was jam packed for me with fun stuff!
Thursday we finally put the Deadend Magazine logo on the box van (By we I mean my My brother & Chino did it while I watched)
I think it's lookin good
On Friday I had the pleasure of attending Zion I's 'Hella Fresh Fest' It was hella fresh!
Caught someone wearing a shirt I designed for Zion I
Amplive's MPC guitar is the shit!
I thought this pic came out great... wish it was a girl instead of a dude, but I still like it.
Zumbi, Amplive & Deuce Eclipse killed it once again!
Saturday we drove down to Antioch for Billetproof, I think this show gets bigger & bigger every year... This shot was taken by young Chino...
Sunday I had the pleasure of shooting & hanging out with these two lovely ladies..
Not a bad way to spend a weekend....