Houston Rice by 1013mm.

When I had asked Danh where to take John Zhang and Patrick Lauder to shoot Rob Amason’s E28 and Tom’s S2000, he told me the Sabine St. Bridge. My first thought was “oh hell no”, mainly because everyone and their mom has shot cars on this bridge, us included. However, the more I thought about it, the more I agreed with Danh. As I’ve stated before, a great photographer has his own personalized style, and know both of these guys, I knew they would do something a little more than what others have tried in the past. Actually, when people knew we were taking the guys there to get shot, some people said the bridge had been done to death, and that it would look like everyone else’s photos.

That said, I want to share with you what John Zhang, aka 1013mm, did with the RX-7. He asked that the FD be moved into the shot so he could make sure that it was right before he shot Rob’s E28. After the shoot, we all headed to Blacksmith for some coffee. Technically, John banged out 3 giant iced lattes and was super wired. So wired, he managed to edit and upload this image in a matter of minutes.

Rice and shine. Click on this photo for a larger version!

Never doubt a great photographer.

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Bonus shot!

Latte number 3! Tom is in shock

The Rice is back. Quickworks Photo.

A good photographer makes great images. A great photographer has his/her own distinct style which is easily recognizable, and Patrick Lauder of Quickworks Photo definitely has his own style as many have already seen in print magazines such as Import Tuner, Super Street and Honda Tuning. We flew Patrick down to Houston to come hang out with us, and the guy is a working monster! Patrick took the bulk of the cars scheduled for photoshoots and managed to even squeeze in a photo of one of the Mayday Garage FD RX-7’s in between shoots. Over the next few days, you’ll be able to see the behind the scenes look at how this guy goes from Super Street Fighter 4 aficionado at night to full on protographer beast mode during the day. Till then, enjoy this epic shot that wasn’t even planned that Patrick captured.

Photo by Quickworks Photo, assist by Khiem Pham and Tiny Bui

Be sure to check out his latest work on his Facebook Page.

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It’s a wrap!

The last six days has been the most craziest, insane and fun time I’ve had in a while. Two main photographers from Cali, add in 14 cars, five days, TX2K14, HIN, Anime Matsuri, homosexual tendencies, and a shit ton of coffee and you have one hell of a week.

Here’s a few photos for a preview!

Need more light? No problem. Every photographer has an LED light on their smartphone.

The infamous Patrick Lauder, aka Quickworks Photo, visualizing a shot.

Linhbergh setting up his gear/plank to capture Khiem's dirty ass FD

Karissa Hosek premixing her single turbo FD. She didn't know I was taking a photo

Robert Lopez and John Zhang, aka 1013mm, know their light bitch roles for Paul Morgan's S2k

Linhbergh, JZ, and Mikey sharing dim sum, STD's and laughs.

We don't condone rape. And technically this isn't because he was willing.

MUCH more to come!

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1013mm x Mayday Garage

Some time ago, I had asked John Zhang aka 1013mm, if he would want to come to Texas for fun and to hang out with Team Mayday Garage. JZ graciously accepted and had asked me to find him a few cars to shoot while he was here in Houston. I did my best to find what he wanted, and now the time has come for the Mayday boys to show this SoCal photographer how we do it in the dirty south! The festivities begin next week, so keep your eyes peeled.

The drift tofu van/missile. We will NOT be shooting it.

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Everything’s Lower in Texas

If you’re not from Houston, you may wonder why every other tuner car is so low here. “Most” of Houston is low car friendly, typically in the suburbs and the freeways are usually the flattest compared to other states. But it also helps that every other car is also bagged here. I’ve always found it funny that everyone claims that their city has the worst streets for dumped cars. I can honestly say Houston for the most part has very driveable streets, and starting next week- the fastest as well.

Static?

Definitely bagged.

The reverse rake on this one seems odd.

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Cars and Coffee March.

Sometimes we try to make the trek to Vintage Park for the Monthly Houston Cars and Coffee which is held on the first Saturday of the month. The only reason why we don’t come to all of them is because you gotta be there well before the asscrack of dawn. Hell, the rows and rows of Mustangs are there at who knows what time. The Houston RX Club invited us out so we brought out the FD’s and Dennis To’s RX8 to join them at 6am. Fun, but too early.

Houston definitely has people with absurd amounts of money.

The plate says it all.

The only RX-8 with us, but he did well reppin the SE3P's!

FD's for days

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