I shot this VW Bus concept at the Detroit Auto Show. It had these really sweet glowing VW badges and other accents on the body, so I spent a few minutes and two frames inspecting and shooting details. Picture shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR camera with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Fujifilm Acros 100.
Is there anything more classic than a MG TC Midget? I don’t think so. This beautiful example bears the proud badges of past events and club memberships, and the windshield is in the correct position — down. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.
At the last Cars and Coffee type gathering at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum right before it permanently closed, I swung by with a Bronica in my bag and wandered the lot taking some pictures. Then I put the camera on a shelf and forgot about that roll of film for over a year. When I finally developed the film, the colors had shifted as a result of heat and time. I like the look — I think it looks appropriately aged, as if I had shot the frame decades ago. In the frame, we have a modern day GTI sitting next to an old Big Healey. Photo taken with a Bronica 645 ETR on what I think was Kodak Ektar 100 film.
I was tasked with shooting the pictures for the trophies at a rallycross at Bundy Hill. On this day, the weather was warm and there was no snow cover, and as the day dragged on, the course became half big bumps and half deep ruts, wreaking havoc on the cars. Here we have a Miata trying its best to do wheelies up the hill. Photo taken with a Nikon D7200 and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
I attended the new SCCA Time Trials event at Gingerman Raceway, and brought along my camera to shoot event photos for the Detroit Region SCCA. Here’s a car you don’t see on the track every day: the car is a well known F Modified autocross car in the Midwest autocross circles, and I thought it was awesome that it was taking competitive laps out on Gingerman. Photo shot with a Nikon D7200 and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
I attended the new SCCA Time Trials event at Gingerman Raceway, and brought along my camera to shoot event photos for the Detroit Region SCCA. On day 2, the day of the timed sessions, I rushed out to Spectator Hill to shoot cars as the last traces of the golden hour faded away. Group 1 was the lucky group to get track shots immediately after sunrise. Here, Jim takes his Ferrari 458 Italia out for timed laps, with a transponder zip-tied to the prancing horse badge. Photo shot with a Nikon D7200 and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
I went to a Cars and Coffee event at M1 Concourse and brought along my Morgan, a friend visiting from out of town, and my beloved Mamiya C220 TLR camera. I shot this picture late in the morning, stepping in front of the Unimog as the driver got in and started the machine, preparing to leave the show. Fortunately, he had the patience to wait for me to take the shot, rather than driving over me as would be extremely easy to do so in something with such massive ground clearance. I kind of like the unintentional lens flare in the shot. Picture shot with a Mamiya C220 and an 80mm f/2.8 lens with Kodak Portra 400.
Stop the presses! I bought a camera! And not just any camera — this camera uses memory cards and not film! I decided that I wanted a discrete digital shooter for the times I’m asked to document events, and finally bit the bullet on a Fujifilm X-E3 rangefinder style digital camera. From left to right: my Nikon D7200 and 24mm f/1.4, my Fujifilm X-E3 and 23mm f/2, and my Olympus 35 RD and 40mm f/1.7. All three cameras have roughly the same field of view, but they differ greatly in size…
Every year, the Henry Ford does an exhibit where they pop the hoods open of many of the cars in the museum exhibits. I brought along my TLR and shot some pictures of the most interesting engine bays on display. The Henry Ford has one of the six Bugatti Royales, and the hood is open to allow us plebs the opportunity to gaze upon the massive engine of one of the rarest cars in the world. Picture shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Fujifilm Provia 100.
I went to Boston to visit some friends. At the end of one day on the trip, I still had two unshot frames on a roll of film. I decided that the best course of action would be to shoot pictures of my friend’s dog in the living room. I had 100 speed slide film loaded in camera, not ideal for shooting in a very dark room. Still, despite the struggle to focus in low light, and then handholding the camera for an extremely slow shutter speed, I managed to get at least one decent shot. The resulting frame was warm and moody with a touch of dreaminess stirred in. Photo taken with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Fujifilm Provia 100.