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2010 falken tire models

so as my last project at falken before parting ways with the company, i had one last photo shoot and i must say…it was probably my favorite shoot.  of course hanging out with hot models is always going to be fun but i think the photos came out pretty well.  here are some shots of the new 2010 falken models, hope you all like them!

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old school falken tire ads

i found these too…these are some older falken ads that i created a few years back.  the “black” ads were my favorite, in my opinion, these ads changed falken’s advertising program as a lot of people commented on these ads.  we were trying to come up with something different from one, what other tire companies were doing and two, from what other aftermarket automotive companies were doing.

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2009 falken tire models

I finally have time to post this up…almost one year later! haha  These are the 2009 Falken Tire models I shot last January, I think, I forget.  So this first one is one of the shots from the photo shoot and the second photo is the actual photo is the actual poster Falken printed for shows.  The models are CJ Gibson, Lindsey Hanson, Eri Moriyama, Candace Pittman, Randyl Dawn, and Mary Castillo.

There have been some changes for 2010 and new photos but I can’t post the names or the images up yet.  Check back in about a month, I should have the new 2010 Falken model photos up by then.

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laguna seca cork screw

i went up to the famous laguna seca raceway last year to cover the american le mans race for falken tire.  this particular photo stood out to me…this is right before the notorious corkscrew.

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magazine print ads

Wow…it’s been forever since my last post!!  I’ve been super busy and haven’t had a chance to post anything until now…but even now, I can only post a few things.  Some of you may know, although I do freelance work on the side, I do have a full time job with Falken Tire as their full time photographer.  A good portion of my job is to shoot various cars (street or track, hence all the car photos from my previous blogs) for ads, web, collateral, etc.  Below are some samples of our 2009 magazine print ads.  All the ads are submitted into various car magazines like Super Street, Motor Trend, Car & Driver, and Racer Magazine.  So here’s a snap shot of how some of my photos are used.

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photo shoot in buttonwillow

the other day, i was out in buttonwillow, ca for work to photograph our new alms porsche as well as 5zigen’s time attack acura tsx (honda euro r for you jdm nuts) for some upcoming ads and collateral.  tsuyoshi-san of 5zigen gracially drove up from gardena, ca to buttonwillow for literally a 2.5 hour photo shoot (he probably spent more time driving than the actual shoot time) so many thanks to him for doing that for us.

below are a couple of behind the scene shots of me taking pictures of the 5zigen car taken by tsuyoshi-san.  i just wanted to share these images with everyone cause it’s actual PROOF that i actually work!! hahaha

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below is a shot of the porsche before the shoot…only about a little over a month left until she debuts at the long beach grand prix!!

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alms 2008 – falken tire

with the 2008 american le mans season long gone, falken is preparring for the upcoming 2009 season.  as our team prepares for an exciting new season with our brand new porsche rsr gt2 class race car, i took the time to remember last year’s season with some photos from various alms events.

in 2008, falken teamed up with black swan racing and their ford gt gt2 class race car.  although we were only the tire sponsor, there was an agreement that the car would be in full falken tire motorsports livery with the traditional teal and blue scallop theme.  the car stood out from the rest of the cars in the field and attracted a lot of new attention.  for one, no one really knew who falken was and second, the ford gt was new to the american le mans series with only one other ford racing in the series.  below are some images of the car…it was a pretty bad ass car.

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below is a shot i took in las vegas of our new porsche rsr car.  although this is not the same car we’ll be using for the 2009 season, it’s practically the same car so i thought i’d give you guys a sneak preview of what it looks like, if you haven’t seen it already.  i’ll have some new photos of the new car posted soon.

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falken tire models 2009

as part of my job as a photographer for falken, i not only have to take pictures of cars but i’m lucky enough to take pictures of our models.  for the last 3 years, i’ve had the opportunity to take pictures of all the different falken models and i must say, each shoot gets better and better.  thanks to the girls for being so patient and helping me out as i try my best to make them look HOT!

here are few of my favorite photos from the past years.

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