TOKYO AUTO SALON 2017 - Stance & Stilettos - (iPhone 7 Plus) 東京オートサロン2017

The best Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 on YouTube (Even if I say so myself), Shot in 4K UHD on  on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus using Mavis.

This is the one you've been waiting for!

It's that time of the year again, and as in years past, Akihabaranews sent me to Makuhari Messe to capture images of Stanced rides and stilletoed companions . Unlike years past however, My camera was off at Sony for repairs and so I was forced to extract as much as I could out of my iPhone 7 Plus. Much to my surprise, for stills, with clever lighting, it churned out some impressive results.

It wasn't as good at video, but using the Mavis app, controlling exposure, and recording at a higher bit-rate did do some to help the video quality. Add motion and some fancy cuts to help people not focus on the noisy shadows and, as it turns out, something halfway decent can be extracted out of Apple's latest Flagship.

It's not going to be replacing my Sony a7S anytime soon. But for the regular folks out there who are far less worried about quality and aren't quite up at the enthusiast photographer level, I don't see any reason to spend money on any camera.

* it's different - Shadows (feat. Miss Mary)
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Driver Portraits - Daikoku Parking Area Dec 2016

Those of you who follow my Japanese underground instagram account or follow my facebook page will have seen these, and my previous portraits like them. If it's your first time seeing my [driver portraits] series, the basic concept is that all the cool cars are nothing without the people who build their hearts and souls into them. Everyone shoots the cars, which are just secondary representations. The true creativity, beauty, passion and soul of a vehicle is the person behind the wheel.

If you want to see more of the people that mainstream Japanese society shuns, and the amazing things they do, check out my instagram account or follow my facebook page.


Cyberpunk Tokyo (I don't always post cars)

While I wait for backups before I re-install windows, I thought I'd get three pics I took recently with a 5Dmk4. Despite it's lack of dynamic range, it did hold up to my rather DR heavy custom lightroom preset. These were shot in Akasaka Mitsuke, which at the best of times is nowhere near as interesting as these pictures make it seem.



サイバージャパン 東京オートサロン2017 フルショー

The proper Tokyo Auto Salon video is on it's way... TIll then, enjoy the show.

Branded Akihabaranews, because they got me in as press.
This video, the next video and my photo galleries will be there.
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When you're done there, subscribe to me, because you'll see it first on my channel.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 Wallpapers

Of the 400 odd pics that I whittled the Auto Salon shoot to, These lent themselves well to the 16:9 resolution that most monitors are rocking. It's not the sharpest or best  quality work I've ever taken but considering I was shooting on an iPhone this year. I think the results are pretty good.

Use them or don't use them, It's up to you. 

All images are 4K UHD (3840x2160p) click through the link and save or right-click "save link to".

If you do, I'd appreciate a small comment to say so, but you don't have to if you'd rather not.

If you guys want mobile walls, let me know. I may be able to hook a few up.

Liberty walk booth babe wallpaper

Booth Babe Wallpaper


Boothbabes and Cars Wallpaper

MX-5 Wallpaper

VW Japanese boothbabe walpaper

Porsche 911 GT-3 wallpaper

Rocket Bunny Pandem 86 wallpaper

240z wallpaper

Tuned 2017 NSX wallpaper

Nissan Silvia Varietta wallpaper

sexy hemi tight ass wallpaper

Bridgestone 86 wallpaper

VW Golf GLi wallpaper

Sexy Japanese booth babe wallpaper

Liberty Walk booth babe lambo wallpaper

Liberty Walk  Booth Babe wallpaper


iPhone 7 Plus Raw Photos. Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 Preview.

I've been forced to push the limits of my new iPhone 7 Plus while my Sony is getting repaired.

 As with all cameras, RAW is what you need to shoot if you want the most out of your photos. I used Adobe Lightroom mobile to shoot DNGs on my phone and the synced them and tweaked them on my machine.

It's no full frame. But for what it is, the quality I could extract was rather impressive.

 Incidentally I shot these at Tokyo Auto Salon 2017. There are plenty more coming soon.


Japanese Metalheads - Knotfest 2016

I love metal. It's one of the most important parts of my life. And while the music is the thing that brings us together. One of my favorite aspects of Metal is that it's universal. Wherever you go, whatever you do. Metal is forever. and All over the world. Metalheads are family.

Incidentally even in the crappiest light, Good subject and good timing, and a little creativity using what light you have can create epic portrait photography even on an iPhone.

See more of my Portraits of Metalheads here: http://bit.ly/loudpark16


Low Honda - XXR - Much shiny

Morbius would appreciate this Honda...

Me? I'm not a big fan of FF cars, but I like the way the light played off this one's wheels. In the end my photographer's calling was stronger than my dislike for torque steer. If I keep posting pictures of cars, this is going to become a car blog... One thing is for certain, unlike all the other big brand car-blogs out there, I would pay contributors fairly... and would probably make no money because of that.

Why is it so hard to make a decent, fair and honest living without having to rip people off in the process?


A slammed glimpse into my S14's future.

Last night at the 「Yuki's Night」night-meet, at Takasaka Service Area on the Kan-Etsu expressway (In Saitama, just North of Tokyo), I got an Idea of how the mods I planned to do to my new S14 would eventually look. 

The GT-R R33 wheels, The lowered stance, The slightly augmented stock aero. It was all there... And it looked even better than I imagined it would. The trouble is, that now I've seen it, I know it's been done already, so I have to think of a way to set mine apart when the time comes.

Thankfully, my woefully inadequate salary means that it's not something I need to worry about anytime in the near future.

But as someone on his 3rd S14 which was bought because it was cheap, more than anything else, my faith in the S14's looks and my urge to build mine has been renewed.

Now to find a way get people to pay me appropriately for my work, so I can make mine this cool.



I've been half-assedly making vlogs about my car now that I've returned to carlife. As one should expect from anything with the word "VLOG" in it, the quality is appropriately terrible. Definatley nowhere near my usual standards... But that's the point. They're meant to be VLOGs hence not quality. Anyway. Enough preface. If you like cars or VLOGs, check out my new(ish) car-vlog.


Otaku prayers, pimped rides, night drives and more... #7days7Minutes (2016-07-18)

Work is busy, therefore things here are slow. For what it's worth, this one is pretty damn good.

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grind 11 (it's CC, I found it on soundcloud, but I can't find the link again... sorry)


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New Year. Old Photos. Much Resolution.

Heisei 29 (2017) is upon us.
I've neglected this blog (and my youtube channel for that matter) Let's try and remedy that this year.

We start with beautiful shots of the ugliest neighborhood in Tokyo. Roppongi. 

Let's hope I don't have to go here too often this year.