West Palm Beach Cars & Coffee

Recently I took a trip down to Tampa, Florida to visit some friends. Incredibly sleep deprived, I made my way with them over to West Palm Beach for a Cars & Coffee event. Before this I’ve never been to Florida in my life. I can honestly say that I can’t wait to go back. The car culture is such a great opportunity to expand my skills and meet a ton of new people.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (Lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

Fiat on the Dragon (May 1st - May 5th)

The Biggest Fiat event on the year has come!! All the way out in Tennessee, Abarths and other cars race US129 (AKA The Dragon) in a multi day event. This event as absolutely crazy and I can say that I definitely have never driven my car that far before. I’ve definitely never driven it that had before for sure. Next year will be crazy, but this year is great. Some people from here dragged me down to Tampa a month later. Expect a couple Cars & Coffee pics soon!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (Lens 50mm Prime 1.8g)

S.I. Abarths Garage Meetup

A new Fiat group has emerged from the ground! We were short one member because he couldn’t make it out, but nonetheless the group is finally coming together. Featuring @WickdBlu, @mikey_turbos, and @joeycannolii, expect to see a lot more of the group around Instagram and the website as we try to organize meetups and shoots. I’m happy to be apart of this group (Wickdblu is my car) and I can’t wait to see how this group grows and expand as more Abarths have been showing up on Staten Island.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (Lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

The Reunion Shoot (standard_e46)

It’s been five months, and that meant it was time for a reunion with @standard_e46! Nothing has really changed with his build. Actually nothing has at all, except that it’s on winter tires currently. But meeting up to just hang around and shoot the car is always a good time when our crazy schedules allow for it! I’m not sure when there will be more of his car, but given the 2 mile difference between our places of work, it should hopefully be soon!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (Lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

2015 BMW 435i xDrive (maya_f32) S.I. Shoot

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Shoots with the main man @maya_f32 are most likely going to become a seasonal event. Once some snow really hits in the Tri-State area, we’ll definitely be out shooting again. I’m really liking how this prime 50mm 1.8g lens is turning out. I’m noticing I really need to replace my polarizer soon, as it’s really not good enough.

I really tried to go all out with a lot of these shots with proper depth, or reflections (The centered shot on the parking garage for example. The car looks pastel flat black almost). I made sure to really communicate with the owner of maya as well to make sure that everything they wanted, I was able to fulfill.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

Lightning M4 Reveal Event

I want to start off here by giving a congratulations to everybody involved with this build. So to @LightningM4@moemodz@corsaautodesign and everybody else involved, you guys killed this build! The reveal event was a huge success. I'm completely floored by how this car turned out. All of the little details on the exterior are absolutely insane. The headlights are my favorite part of the build. I've seen many M cars in the past from my previous job, but none of them compare to this build. Huge props to everybody involved. I cannot wait to see what the future hold for this car!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (50mm prime 1.8g lens)

Euro Kult / BMW Of Springfield Cars & Coffee (Full Event Coverage)

I want to personally thank @euro_kult and @bmwspringfield for organizing this meet. We were able to raise 300 turkeys to donate to the less fortunate! I'm playing around with a new format for this post, since it is 191 photos. i'm sure i'll slowly make revisions in future formats, but for now, this is much better than endless scrolling. I'm stoked at how well the meet turned out. I saw some amazing cars and was able to see some people I didn't expect to show at all. The car show season is pretty much at its end for the year, so this was a great way to close out the season! I specifically bought a new lens for this meet. As you can tell, I'm still learning and playing with it. The quality is stunning all through its range! Oh, yes I know there's a dog. I couldn't help it. The little guy was everywhere, I just had to include the one shot under the grounds of "Full Event Coverage". 

Shot on Nikon D3400 (50mm prime 1.8g lens)

2015 BMW 435i xDrive (maya_f32)

It's new car day! The owner of this car is none other than the owner of the E46 Staci. What an amazing upgrade. I'm extremely happy no cars overheated this day (Sorry Staci). The sharp angles of the front of the car really make it aggressive for fly by shots. Yet the round rear bumper from the 4 series adds do much to the car. I definitely want to do another shoot one day on the road for some rollers. Nevertheless, congrats to @maya_f32 on his new 4 series (Maya).

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

Porsche 911 GT3 RS RedBull Cup Car (No.Goode)

I still have more cars from the Cars & Cigars event, organized by @The46ers.Tristate. This is the most absolute monster of a Porsche I have ever seen. Huge props to @no.goode on this build. I caught these shots as he was leaving the meet. Luckily I was able to get a decent amount of shots in before the car blasted down Route 17. I really hope I see this car again someday. It's the most beautiful Porsche I have ever seen.

Taken on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

2003 BMW M3 (E46) (PARDNM3)

Huge thanks here for being invited out to this Cars & Coffee event organized by @The46ers.Tristate. Here we have the TriState chapter President @pardnm3 with his absolute stunner of an M3. I'm so glad I had the chance to take some shots of this wicked car. Wish maybe there would have been a chance to capture some fire spitting pictures, but it was freezing outside. I can't wait for the next event, I'll definitely be there again with my camera!

Taken on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

2017 BMW M2 (F87) (sue_f87m2)

Another album here from the Cars & Cigars event, organized by @the46ers.tristate. This one is of @sue_F87m2. This has got to be the most stunning M2 I have seen. Those BBS rims are absolutely stunners. I'm in love with this M2 build. I'm hoping one day I have a chance to get some more shots, as this car is a beauty.

Taken on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

2004 BMW M3 (E46) (M3BlackShadow)

I want to start off here by thanking @M3BlackShadow for inviting me out to this Cars & Cigars event, organized by @the46ers.tristate. I met a ton of great people there, and I had the chance to see a lot of great cars and take shots of them. There are still a ton of other cars I shot that need to be edited and uploaded, but for now please enjoy this gorgeous E46 M3 (Manual of course)!

Taken on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Dover Gander Outdoors 400

Bear with me here, these are basically my first ever pan shots. I wish I had gotten shots from Sunday, I'm kinda bummed I missed action shots from the wreck on the final few laps. Also, of course I'm sad I missed a shot of #9 Chase Elliot doing his celebratory burnout. I've never shot a motorsport before. Now that I have, I must say the experience of being that close to the cars, while trying to catch one moment of them is exhilarating. Not ever shot it perfect and I know that (I'm still not sure how that photo of #42 Kyle Larson came out the way it did) but I still want to post as much as I can to keep track of progress. I can't wait for New Hampshire, Pocono and Watkins Glen next year. Hopefully by then I'll have a better lens for distance, I'm currently working a remedy for my distance issue with my 70-300mm lens. Until then, I'm relieved I got some good shots I can be proud of. Enjoy!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm, 18-55mm)

2001 BMW 330ci (Standard_E46)

Reshoot of @Standard_E46! Also as stated on the Instagram page earlier today, the logo and watermark has been updated to a new version I worked on! I'm very late on this upload due to scheduling and having to re-edit to switch to the new watermarks. A couple things to note here, the last photo is the first vertical shot. The owner wanted something that would be good for an iPhone screen, so I went ahead angling the logo. It's always a pleasure working with the owner. I'm also starting to feel very confident in my shots. The first shot I'm really proud of actually. I was planning on leaving it full color but my creativity got the best of me (good thing it did!). All in all I couldn't of asked for a smoother shoot (just hope next time there's more time to pick up enough shots to do around 30 edits. The next upload coming is something I've never done before and I'm extremely excited to upload it on Wednesday!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm, 18-55mm)