lazy sunday walkabout. (with film!)

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It was a sunny but brisk Sunday, just the wee-est bits of spring poking around.  Olivia, Nick, and I wandered around the East Village, down along the edge of  NYU and Soho, and finally to the Lower East Side, with our cameras in tow.  Though I have, since entering the digital world, shot with film, it was for a client, and not for my own edification.  So, feeling like I needed to reconnect with analog, I brought long-neglected Leica M6 with me.  Nick offered up a roll of expired Kodak Ektar 100 – by far my favorite film stock – and voila!, some gorgeous, wonderfully saturated shots.

Here was our afternoon, from start to finish.  Only one of these photos – the ‘Open House’ storefront shot – was edited in Lightroom for contrast, to counteract the late afternoon haze.  Otherwise, all of these photos are as-is.  A…

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Cars and Coffee


Words by Tim Wong


It has been some time since Matt and I had a chance to visit Cars and Coffee Irvine, but we were on our way up to Buttonwillow that day so we made a stop to check out there cars and grab some breakfast. It wasn’t a particularly special day, but as usual some nice cars were out there.



The Mercedes 300SL is never a boring sight.


Bauer Catfish which is essentially a rebodied Mazda Miata.




Caterham Super Seven





I really enjoyed the colorful and tidy engine bay of this Datsun 240Z especially in contrast to the flat black of the car.




The Garage Woolery Miata with the Pit Crew front end


Slammed Mercedes CL55 AMG





A pretty nice line up in the back lot that day


This Vorsteiner McLaren MP4-VX stood out to me the most because of the great looking change to the front end…

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