Mitch Fleischer’s Nissan R32 Skyline

Mitch Fleischer’s rare RHD 4-door Nissan R32 Skyline from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was the main subject this past Saturday. With another break in the rain – classic Vancouver Fall weather  – I took advantage and got out from behind the computer to complete a feature shoot, and then shoot some rollers of Mitch’s Skyline.

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Natalie Hobbs’ R32 Engine Swapped Volkswagen MKIV Jetta

At the end of the summer during the Great Canadian Volkswagen Show (GCVWS) weekend I had the opportunity to photograph two cars which came up from Washington state. One of those cars was Travis (Travy) Vanausdal’s 20th Anniversary Edition GTI which I previously posted about – the second was Natalie Hobbs’ R32 engine swapped Volkswagen MKIV Jetta.

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Sunday Select – Nov. 9th, 2014

Vancouver Automotive Photographer Jason Manchester

This week’s Sunday Select image is one of my favorites from this past summer of shooting. With a quick glance through my portfolio it’s quite obvious I don’t shoot trucks very often, or really ever for that matter. Not because I don’t have an interest, it’s just I find myself surrounded by cars more often than any other vehicle. What makes this image and subject unique is the fact that Dean’s Toyota Tacoma was our camera “car” for the shoot I was doing for European Car Magazine, and for it to become a subject was a little bit of unexpected luck.

Tear Sheets: Audizine Calendar 2014

This latest tear sheet is from the Audizine 2014 calendar where my image of Niem Tran’s Audi B6 A4 sedan is rolling through the month of November. As I type this post, the deadline for submissions for the 2015 edition is about to close. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph a number of amazing Audis this past year which allowed me to make another submission for the upcoming calendar. Fingers are crossed one of them is accepted.

Audizine 2014 Calendar – November:

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Rolling, The Automobile’s Natural State

If you’ve taken the time to look through my online portfolio, or follow any of my social profiles, it probably becomes obvious my favorite images from a shoot are the ‘Rollers’. For those not familiar with the term, it’s what automotive photographers use to refer to the rolling shot. An image of a vehicle in motion – or how I personally see it – in it’s natural state.

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Travis (Travy) Vanausdal’s MKIV Volkswagen 20th Anniversary Edition GTI

During the Great Canadian Volkswagen Show weekend at the end of August I had the pleasure of shooting a couple cars that made the trek up from Washington State, Travy’s was one of them.

It was an early morning shoot on the grey, cloudy Saturday morning of GCVWS weekend, and to top it off our planned location was being taken over by a construction crew… apparently Google Maps doesn’t have real-time updates on the unforeseen changes to potential shoot locations (hmmm, maybe I should pitch the idea to Google). So in the end, we made do, as we do.

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These are some of the shots from the shoot…

Summer’s End

 

With the official final day of summer passing by us this last weekend, it’s a reminder how short the warm dry season really is here on the west coast of BC. It feels like only a few weeks ago people where pulling their cars out of winter hibernation, applying a fresh coat of wax, and gearing up for the first event of the season. But before we knew it, all the anticipated shows and cruises were behind us, late evening barbequing and garage hangs became fond memories, and cars went back into the garage or summer wheels swapped for the dreaded winter setups.

Vancouver Automotive Photographer Jason Manchester