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BIOGRAPHY ( DOWNLOAD BIO .pdf )

         
 
 

I was born in Denver, November 2nd, 1959. When I was 10, my uncle gave me an 8mm movie camera, and showed me how to make animated movies.

I grew up in Arcadia, California in the bitchin' 70's, playing guitar in garage bands and absorbing nearby Hollywood culture.

After studying photography at Art Center College of Design, I opened my first photo studio in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, in 1986. By 1991, I had began documenting and romanticizing the emerging underground hot rod and pin-up culture in California.

My photographs have been exhibited, collected and published worldwide.

 

 
         
 

Books:

Hot Rod (Chronicle Books, 1997)
Bordertown (Chronicle Books, 1998)
Hot Rod Pin-ups (Motorbooks 2005)
Rock + Roll Gearhead the Guitars & Cars of Billy F Gibbons (Motorbooks 2005),
Hot Rod Kings (Motorbooks 2008)
Hot Rod Pin-ups II (Motorbooks 2008)

Collections:

New Erotic Photography (Taschen 2007)
Juxtapoz Car Culture (Gingko Press 2009)
Kustom Kamera (Korero Books 2010)

Films: HOT ROD PIN-UPS (Gearhead Records 2008).

 

 

 

Clients: Fender, Apple, Polaris, Toyota, Custom Chrome, Corvette, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Hard Rock Casino, Rock and Roll hall of Fame, Rumble59, Auto Moto Wines and Comme des Garcons.