CARS YEAH – AGAIN
Thanks to Mark Greene for inviting me to a second podcast on his site Cars Yeah.
My first appearance was show #52, this one is #1703!
IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME – FLYING CARS
“The 1960s animated cartoon series – The Jetsons – is best remembered for its depiction of a future that just never seemed to get any closer (apart from video phones). And nothing about this future is more lamented than the prolonged absence of George Jetson’s flying electric car. The bad news: There are still no flying electric cars. The good news: Florida is building a place to park them.” Continue reading “”
FROM 50 MM TO 28 MM
It’s interesting when you think about it. In the 1950s and before that, people saw the world with what artists called a “normal” perspective. It resembled a 50 mm focal length composition on a full-frame 35 mm format camera.
You see that perspective when you travel to European cities. The streets and buildings are narrow and complement that field of view. Continue reading “”
WHERE TO GO NEXT
You may have noticed I haven’t posted about the next place to travel to in quite awhile – for obvious reasons. However, if you remove Europe (because of the current travel ban) and limit yourself to certain parts of the USA, there are still some good choices available. Continue reading “”
CANDYCE’S 1973 PORSCHE 911S
A big thank you to everyone at PCA’s Panorama Magazine for publishing my story about a woman who carried on her husband’s legacy.
This month’s issue features my images and words about a 1973 911S in Sepia Brown that has won countless concours since Candyce Jones inherited it from her late husband. The image above was photographed with Candyce at the wheel while attending PCA Parade in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. This is a great story for many reasons. Continue reading “”
IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF GOING
From this day forward, all images on this site will be 550 pixels or wider, so you can better see the differences in quality.
“Actions speak louder than words.”
I’ve always believed in that. Yet, in today’s world, more and more, made up images and words are often believed over actions that are actually true. Continue reading “”
LOST IN TRANSLATION
“Lost in Translation is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film (that won an Oscar) written and directed by Sofia Coppola. Bill Murray stars as Bob Harris, a fading American movie star who is having a midlife crisis when he travels to Tokyo to promote Suntory whisky. There, he befriends another estranged American named Charlotte, a young woman and recent college graduate played by Scarlett Johansson.” -Wiki Continue reading “”
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to my story. Continue reading “”
SO, WHAT’S A BARE BONES AUTOMOTIVE VIDEO RIG?
A simple car shoot video rig is ideally compact, lightweight, and easy to use. It’s also hopefully not too expensive. After all, it’s your vision and message that will determine the success of any film more than anything else.
Whatever rig you choose, you don’t really want to compromise much on quality – for the camera, the lens, monitor or the audio mic. Continue reading “”
HEMINGWAY BOOK COVER
It’s always nice when your photograph is chosen for a book or album cover. Here’s one with impalas in motion that I photographed in Kenya. Continue reading “”
BACK IN THE PALOUSE
If you really want a change of experience, and you live near Seattle, one option is to take a 4-hour trip east to the wheat fields of the Palouse – but don’t delay. This year’s crop will be cut in a couple of weeks. Continue reading “”
THANKS TO YOUNG PORSCHE CAR OWNERS AND THE PCA
For the the July issue of Porsche Club of America’s national magazine, Panorama, I have two features and additional photos that profile young Porsche owners and their cars. Check it out. Today’s youth deserve our support. You never know who is going to be inspired!
My sincere thanks to everyone at Pano for all they do.
HAVE A SAFE 4TH OF JULY
This candid photograph of an American veteran (and a cat hiding under the truck) was made along Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona with a digital Leica M and a 50mm lens. Continue reading “”
THE ENDLESS SUMMER
Bruce Brown made his classic surf movie, The Endless Summer, 60 years ago while filming two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August. Over two summers he followed them on a surfing trip around the world in search of the perfect wave. His landmark film debuted in 1964. Continue reading “”
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PORSCHE’S FIRST OVERALL VICTORY AT LE MANS & HANS MEZGER
The 1970 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took place 50 years ago on June 13 and 14. Porsche had won first in class before, but their 1970 victory was their first overall Le Mans win.
They would go on to conquer the event more times than any other manufacturer. The late Hans Mezger was instrumental in that first victory and many others.
R.I.P. Hans Mezger, age 90, who passed away today. Hans was one of the most important engine designers ever. His first project was to work on the valve train of the Luhrmann-Designed 356 Carrera engine for Porsche – not an easy task. Over the next 35 years, he took part in the design of the first Porsche 911 engine, the Porsche turbocharged engines, and became the leader of the famed Porsche Race Engine Department. Continue reading “”