Bristol B U L L E T

August 5th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Bristol B U L L E T :

Bristol Cars. Its a car brand you’ve probably never heard of, know nothing about and could probably care less for but you should, because they just introduced the B U L L E T speedster.
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AM-RB 001

July 6th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Aston Martin & Red Bull Racing AM-RB001

Aston Martin, immediately upon hearing the name you’ll think of James Bond and words like elegance, grace, beauty, timeless and classic comes to mind. Its a brand synonymous for creating some of the most iconic cars every made, cars like the DB4, DB5, the Vantage, DB9, the Vanquish and The One-77. It’s a brand that I love. Their ethos is something I admire, their designs are truly classical… hell they base their designs on the Golden ratio for God sake.

And then there’s Red Bull Racing, which is a fairly young team, but its a team thats giving the big boys of Formula One a run for its money. It’s a team with a lot of passionate and smart individuals who wants to bring Formula One technology to the road.

And what you see in these pictures is the child of two giants.

The Aston Martin – Red Bull Racing AM-RB001.

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Black Manta

June 30th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Ian King : Black Manta

There are people out there who’s imagination is crazy enough to create something truly beautiful. They follow their hearts, do things differently, because being like everyone else isn’t in their blood

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The car your looking at is probably the craziest Corvette you’ve ever seen. Ian King of Car Porn Racing and his team created something truly unique. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Ian a few times now and each time I meet up with him, I get introduce to another beautiful car. His passion for cars is something truly different from most out there, he’s not in it because all the cool kids are doing it, not Sir; this guy is a real a car guy through and through.

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I saw plenty of photos of Black Manta from Ian’s Instagram page, but seeing it in person was whole different experience.

The Black Manta is a study in how making a few changes, can leave you with one very special car. The clam shell hood, the menacing front end, the gigantic spoiler in the back, those front and rear fender housing the DPE Wheels all come together to form this insanely beautiful kit.

The experience was breath taking, no BS. I witnessed necks breaking as we drove to the location, we stop shooting for a bit because people were taking selfies with the car and asking questions… why you ask… well hell because its something they’ve never seen before… its something you’ve never seen before.

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Staring at the beautiful creation for hours would have perfectly fine with me. The Black Manta is a piece of art, born from passion, hard work and the pursuit to be different. You cant help but appreciate Ian and his teams work because the Black Manta is just so cool, so Thank You to the man who lived out his dream and shared it with us.

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Subaru Levorg

February 19th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Subaru Levorg. PLEASE BRING IT STATE SIDE
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A while back I received an online survey from Subaru North America that asked numerous question to which frankly I don’t remember any of it, except for one. And the question was something like….
– If Subaru introduced a new WRX Hatchback would you be interested?
Answer:YES
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Aston Martin Vulcan

January 22nd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

1 of 24 made. 1 of 3 in the USA.

Sometime in November of 2015 I received a phone call that basically went like this…

Aston Martin of Cleveland: Michael, we’re getting the first Vulcan in the US. Can you come up and shoot it for us?
Me: Hell ya, just tell me when.

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Preview – Aston Martin Vulcan

January 10th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

1 of 24.

The First to arrive on U.S soil, 1 of 3 coming to America and 1 of 24 made. Here’s a quick preview of the Aston Martin Vulcan.

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Enjoy
Michael

Alfa Romeo 4C

September 14th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

4C Launch Edition
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The Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition 34/500 made. Such a lovely car, beautiful lines, awesome looking wheels and the interior is purposefully beautiful.

Enjoy.
Michael

Fuji X100T … its a learning process…

June 7th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve had my Fuji X100T for about 6 months now, but do to work schedules and other life activities I haven’t had much time to get to know this camera. Decided to go out with it this evening in attempt to get to know it a bit better…

Even though this camera is with me on a daily basis, I’ve noticed that I’ve really been using it as a point and shoot. But this evening, I wanted to really take my time and be more methodical. I wanted to focus on framing and perfecting the exposure setting without having to constantly review my images after its been shot, I want to know that if I have “this” lighting situation at “these” settings and that images with be perfect. And this is one of those things that as photographers we can benefit from…. to slow down, understand exactly where we need to be to ensure the perfect frame is captured without “chimping” at the screen after taking the shot.

Here’ are 3 frames from this evening.

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Enjoy.

Michael

DPE wheels x Michael KALBO

May 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

DPE Wheels x Michael KALBO

Recently had the opportunity to shoot forDPE Wheels while I was back in the Philippines. It was a great experience working with Jojo (DPE Wheels) Keith (DPE Philippines) and of course the owners of these amazing cars.

Here are a few shots from that trip…

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Enjoy.
Michael

Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG

October 8th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Recently shot a Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG for SwitchCars.

Enjoy.

Michael

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