In 2009, I met a guy that was passionate about a few things: surfing, drifting, and driving a car that looks as awesome as can be. I also had the opportunity to photograph him and his drift machine for the car culture website, Speedhunters. Back when I shot those photographs, I was beginning my second year of photography. Both Matt and I were just starting out in both of our prospective hobbies. Since then, he’s picked up a few high profile sponsors and built cars that look and perform well and made a living driving in the professional drift series, Formula Drift. And like Matt, I became very blessed and was able to make a living with my photography since that time.
Earlier this week, I headed out to Pacific Beach, California, to photograph his 2013 car for the FD season –and here it is in all of its glory.