Black & White Photography

Last summer when I went back to New Hampshire to shoot the Subaru Climb to the Clouds hill climb event, Cameron and I spent a few days prior to that shooting some other things first. We spent some time at his friend and race teammate, Alex’s, garage to shoot some photos and video for his business. My black and white film photos were shot with my Toyo VX125 on Fujifilm Acros 100 and the color photos were shot with my Rolleiflex 6008 on Kodak Portra 400. the This may become my new format of showing photos I’ve shot. I’m thinking to post a couple of my favorites to social media and then post full sets in the blog and then later rotate my favorites into the portfolio.

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services' tool boxes

Black & white shot of AVA Restoration services parts boxes

Color photo looking head on into the bays at Ava Restoration

Color photo of book shelf full of car technical manuals at Ava Restoration Services

Color photo of a BMW 2002 with it's hood up in Ava Restoration Services

Color photo of low angle shot of grey Jaguar E-Type and Ava Restoration Services

Color photo looking at cabinets and work bench in Ava Restoration

Color photo looking behind the counter at Ava Restoration Services

May 7th – My valve cover is ready to be tapped for a new 5/8″ vent, I got to drill it out at Raul’s with his drill press.


May 8th – Found a set of good condition clear side markers though the SoCal Evo group. Makes the overall car lines look cleaner in my opinion. Can’t wait to get the rest of the Evo 7 body work done.


May 9th – Cabbage and onions frying and softening up for yaki soba


May 10th – My 1/2″ NPT to 5/8″ barbs for my valve cover vent project showed up. Not sure how I’m going to fit these as they’re bigger than I had expected.


May 11th – Starting to prep the valve cover for a new coat of paint, letting some aircraft stripper do its magic. Trying to stay busy since I was worried that Zab wouldn’t make it back to LA because she accidentally missed her first flight.


May 12th – Relieved and super happy, Zab was able to get a later flight in and we were both starving by the time we got back to downtown so almost nothing better than getting more LA Cafe food to quench that hunger.


May 13th – Mugi… in heat again. I can’t decide if I will find her a partner or just get her fixed finally. It’s sad for me to think that if I don’t later I won’t have any other legacy from her.


April 30th – The lights are finally all painted and the lenses polished and UV sealed. Took much longer than I would have thought, but along the way I ran into a few snags, plus the perfectionist side of me made me redo parts of the painting and polishing a few times until I got it right.


May 1st – Lights installed and looking good. Couldn’t get the clear side markers installed though since my old pair had really discolored while in storage.


May 2nd – Long day of presentation preparations, just watching the daylight fade again after work.


May 3rd – One of my favorite Japanese snacks, just something to help me get through the last of the presentation preparations, though they’re always better with beer.


May 4th – Now that I have a little more time I can get back to trying to finish up more of the Evo projects. Now on to color sanding and polishing the clear coat on my old lights to get them ready to sell.


May 5th – Out at Raul’s watching and sort of helping him with the new livery install.


May 6th – Old lights are all sanded and polished up.