Analog Photography

14Apr

Evo memories

Out of the slide film that I finally developed there were a number of shots from the end of the Evo upgrade project. I believe these were all after the new engine went in and were during the break-in period, but before Cam was out here to shoot and test the car as well.

Looking down the passenger side of the Evo
Parked at Henry’s back when he lived at his parents. We were about to change the suspension.

At Henry's house about to install a new suspension on the Evo
Fortune 500’s sitting in the trunk, about to get installed.

Engine bay open, preparing to remove the old suspension
The engine bay looks a lot more stock than it does now. This was also before going to speed density I believe.

Evo parked off the freeway at an overlook
Parked off the I5 taking a break from traffic. I think we had to 600+ miles on the engine to break it in before tuning.

Looking head on at the Evo during sundown
The chopped nose with the painted lip and cusco brace is a good look, though I still prefer the Evo 7 front it ultimately ended up getting changed to.

Evo parked at one of the dirt overlooks somewhere in the Malibu hills
At one of the overlooks in Malibu

Top down shot of the Evo sitting parked out near my place
Looking down on the Evo from my building, back when there wasn’t a building directly in front of my view.


Back when Cam was here we took a break one afternoon from cruising around and shooting cars to go up to Vasquez Rocks. Given its prevalence in media for such a long time and its true wild west vibes I always like to show it to family and friends who haven’t been out to California when they visit. He seemed to also really enjoy it and we got a lot of good shots around the area and with the sun setting.


I don’t use my Horseman 6×9 medium format back on my large format camera enough. I really love the results I’ve gotten from it in the past even though on this roll I only got 4 out of 8 shots that I think were ok. The 6×9 aspect ratio feels really natural for a lot of types of shots and at times I miss having my Fujifilm GW690 camera still too. Despite it only being a fixed lens range finder with no meter, the results were always extremely sharp and it made it very quick to setup and grab shots that I can’t do anywhere close to as fast with the 4×5.

These few photos from the roll still came out well enough, though I still want to get the next results sharper or with perhaps better control over the depth of field. I have a roll of Kodak 500T in the back now that I’ve been waiting for the right nights to bring out and shoot with. Hopefully I can get some good semi-foggy nights and car stuff shot with it. In general I haven’t been using my 4×5 enough for the past few months, but that should change as I have some projects and travel lined up this year.

Downtown Los Angeles shrowded in fog at night

Downtown LA at dusk on a rainy day

Guy stands on part of Vasquez Rocks which dwarf him in size

Skies rapidly turning pink in Joshua Tree National Park