What I Did This Weekend... (The odd things that inspire me.)

You may have noticed, that I like cars. Specifically, I like cars that are old, customized, unique, powerful and interesting. And I love photographing them, or incorporating them into shoots that I am planning. So this past weekend, I went to the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California - where my best friend's husband and his colleagues had two show cars that they had built on display. They build amazing cars. Really. If you're interested, you should check them out - Starlite Rod & Kustom in Torrance. 

But that's not the point of this post. What is the point of this post, is that I am always looking for amazing and desolate beautiful places to do shoots. And often I need accessories. This weekend, I was reminded at the ingenuity and creativity of some of the builders in the car scene. True there are always those that just do the same old shiny high dollar trailer queen, and there are those that do the flat black primer "rat rods" with red rims and whitewalls. But I'm not interested in those at all. I want to see these.... 

 Lakes Racer by Jeff Brock at  Rocket Heads Studio . (Tank Girl would drive this. No wonder I loved it.) 

Lakes Racer by Jeff Brock at Rocket Heads Studio. (Tank Girl would drive this. No wonder I loved it.) 

There were some truly amazing and original cars there this weekend, and well, mostly the ones that drew my eye were those that fit into my already obsessive post-apocalyptic and steampunk asthetic. This one made me drool just a little bit.

 Vintage Sci-Fi meets Modern Steampunk.

Vintage Sci-Fi meets Modern Steampunk.

And if you're looking for something a little more classic and post-war, how about this one for a less Mad Max and more League of Extraordinary Gentlemen look... 


Either way, the trip to the GNRS this weekend got me excited about some shoot ideas that I've been toying around with for a while now. I'm excited to see where they take me. 

And if any of the owners of these cars would like to graciously allow me to use them for a photoshoot - I'd be eternally grateful.