A few years back, when I was fully devoted to building Cinemauto and figuring out automotive videography, I was in search of more local builds that were unique and clean. Let's face it.. Wichita doesn't exactly have the most booming car scene. Outside of race cars and classic restorations, the culture in these parts is fairly milk toast. In a moment of sheer desperation, I took the advice of a couple friends that suggested I meet with a guy (Todd) who had two uber clean Honda builds. (It's not that I dislike Hondas or their fan base - but Fast & Furious didn't really do any favors for the community and our local Honda scene was already knee deep in clapped out sedans with stainless fart cannons, aluminum wings and neon gauges. Still can't imagine it? Pep Boys was our equivalent to The Racer's Edge.)
As luck would have it, Todd and I both ended up reaching out to one another simultaneously. He had seen some of the previous video work we'd done and I decided to live dangerously and gamble our future on the most common place cars around. Or so I thought. Upon actually meeting with Todd, I was swept away by some of the simplest, cleanest, most tastefully modified cars I'd ever laid eyes on.
The cars were gently lowered to a position that enhanced the existing body lines. They just looked like they were already on the move, and they were sitting perfectly still. The subtle addition of air dams, splitters, and rear lips ushered away all notions that these were the same daily driver your dad drove to work. And while I'd love to talk up his choice of wheels, Todd runs wheels on his cars like Sneakerheads run Jordan Ones. They're the best of the best and they're only on until he gets bored, when another set, even better than the last, tags them out for a brief intermission.
Anyway - for the folks interested in some backstory on his cars, here's a link to the video we did a couple years back. You'll notice that the Civic has already seen a few changes compared to my photos, and the Integra will likely look different once I'm done with that set!
Gear: Canon 6D, Canon 24-70 2.8L, Canon 85 1.8, Tiffen CPL, Yongnuo YN360, Einstein E640, Sunpak Tripod
Post Processing: Adobe Camera Raw & Adobe Photoshop