Contributors

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123132Andrew Smith

I’m Andrew. I am an automotive enthusiast first; and a photographer second. I was once asked to describe myself using one word; racecars. My car history is littered with DSM’s; from my first 97 Eclipse GST to my current 97 Eclipse Spyder. One day I picked up a DSLR to snap some photos of my car, and from there the passion grew. After graduating college and settling into my career, the idea came to me to create a website to help bring together the local automotive community. Knowing that there were many local and talented photographers in the area, I reached out to the group of people you see below. Very quickly, the idea became reality.

What you see here is the culmination of our efforts.


 

brandon-bioBrandon Deuster

I am a photographer and student. My main hobby, which is now also my job, is photography. I specialize in Automotive Photography simply because I have a love for cars. Going to shows with my camera is one of my favorite things to do. Every shoot is a new learning experience, and it is truly amazing to have two of your passions go hand in hand so well.

My passion for car goes back for as long as I can remember. I'm told that even when I was still in diapers, I was playing with toy cars, obsessed by them. As they say, boys don't grow up, their toys only get more expensive.


 

diggy-bioDaniel "Diggy" Allen

I have been taking pictures since I was a child but more recently got involved in Automotive Photography. Growing up in a small country town where there is practical zero car scene, I didn’t really have any interest in cars. When I went to college in Milwaukee my roommate had a Saab with a loud exhaust and wheels; and I absolutely fell in love. I picked up a Civic a few years later, and slowly started to modify it. It was at that point that I fell head over heels for cars and the automotive community. It was this love that prompted mt to purchase a Mk4 Gti.

It doesn’t really matter what it is to me whether it be Stance, Track, Import, Domestic, Tuner or just something regular, as long as it has a engine it excites me. Cars have truly become my passion and being able to go take pictures of these incredible machines is just a dream come true. I have been shooting cars for a little over a year and a half now and still try and improve everyday. My current gear includes a Cannon 70D paired with a Sigma 17-50mm Ex lens as well as a ton of small accessories. As well as shooting cars I am practicing my video skills and would love to get better and start producing short automotive videos!


 

gordy-bioJacob Gordy

I have a strong love for cars and cameras, but put the two together and you get me. Ever since I played my first Need for Speed game I've been hooked. My entire life has revolved around planes, trains, and most importantly, cars.

About 6 years ago I picked up my first camera. Not knowing what I wanted to shoot I started shooting astrophotography because of my passion with space. To this day I still shoot deep space objects but I have also expanded my horizon into the automotive world. Not only do I love to create art, but I love to capture the masterpiece of a vehicle that really shows who the owner is. My passion for cars has taken me all across the Midwest for car shows, and my goal is expand further in the near future. Some of my favorite vehicles to shoot are modified. I love the stance scene because it shows the passion of each owner. As much as I love high end vehicles as well, my heart will forever be in the modified world.

My main weapon of choice is my Nikon D810 paired with a Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 and a Hoya NXT Circular Polarizer.

 


 

jonathan-bioJonathan Salmi

I have been passionate about cars for as long as I can remember, so when I picked up a camera, combining my hobbies was a no-brainer. My goal in photography is to give the owners and clubs I shoot for a real piece of art to celebrate their rides. I’ve dabbled in the import scene with a WRX, but domestic muscle cars have always been my bread & butter. I’ve got both GM and Mopar V8s (and a couple supercharged V6s) under my belt. In the end, though, if it has a motor and wheels, it’ll probably excite me. Domestic or import, big V8 or high-revving four cylinder, it’s all about the love of cars.