“Easy Like Sunday Morning…”

I’m pretty sure that only the older folks will get the reference to the post title for today… This past Sunday was one of those random ass mornings that turned out being something that was post-worthy here on The Chronicles. I guess it’s just one of the cool things about working in the industry because you never know what’s going to happen on any given weekend. Starting from Friday night on, I had already had a pretty eventful weekend with May, DPK David, and his wife-to-be Jackie. We went practically everywhere, from our area to the valley to Santa Monica and then to Venice Beach, and then back home again. Everything was pretty spontaneous….we just got into the car and drove around, walked at some spots that David and Jackie had never been to before in all their years here in Southern California, and we ate at the popular food truck spots. We had eaten some pretty delicious Korean BBQ/Mexican-fusion food from the Kogi Truck that Friday evening and while it was good, it didn’t really settle well in my stomach. The next day we went to some concert in Long Beach and then more Tacos were consumed at The Lime Truck. May and I were watching TV later that evening and then we both ended up just knocking out, which usually means that I fell asleep with my contacts on yet again. I woke up around 5:30am Sunday morning because I had to take a gigantic dump as well as to peel the dried-out contact lenses off my eyeballs. During my poo-session, I checked the Facebook app on my phone to see what everyone had been up to from 1-5am and I noticed that Alex “Sheepey” Soto had posted that he was on his way to downtown Los Angeles. Driving out to L.A. that early in the a.m. on a Sunday could only mean that he was on his way to a shoot. I hit him up to see what was going on and he was indeed on his way to meet up with Rodrez. I had finished writing the story for his S2000 a couple weeks back, and this particular Sunday was perfect for them to meet up and knock out the photos for the story. I sent a text message to Rodrez to see if he needed any help with anything and he sent me the address for the meet-up spot where they were shooting. I was already up at that point any way so I got dressed, hopped in the car, and headed out to meet them…

The photos below are just some “behind-the-scenes” material that I captured with May’s Canon S95 point and shoot camera. The photos look different from the norm because I was shooting in “Nostalgic Effect”, which is one of the featured settings that came on the S95. It cuts a majority of the color out and adds this grainy, washed-out look which is pretty cool. I wanted to mess around with the photos because I think the whole effect is pretty cool and also because I didn’t want to give away too much of how the actual shoot for the mag was going to look. This way I can show you guys how the shoot went down without giving away how everything was going to look. There isn’t much to the photos, if you don’t like the grain and all that stuff, oh well, it’s not something that I’m going to be using often so just deal with it… The shoot went well and I had lunch with Rodrez later that day and he mentioned that he was really happy with the shots. Anyways, enough talking…on with the pics…

Cliff Notes….I woke up to take a dump and ended up in downtown Los Angeles where Rodrez was shooting Sheepey’s S2000 for Honda Tuning magazine…that is all. Keep an eye out for this car in the winter issue of Honda Tuning…Time for bed, thanks for looking…

Rodrez snapping away while Sheepey laid out and relaxed…

Head-on shot without the hood…Sheepey and Tes assisting…

Shooting with the Sunday morning L.A. sunrise…

Detail shots…

Me, Sheepey, and Rodrez chatting for a moment after we wrapped-up the shoot…

Just another random Sunday in the life of StickyDilJoe…

Thanks for looking…

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