I was born in Denver, November 2nd, 1959. When I was 10, my uncle gave me an 8mm movie camera, and showed me how to make animated movies.
I grew up in Arcadia, CA in the 70's, playing guitar in bands and absorbing nearby Hollywood culture.
After studying photography at Art Center College of Design. I opened my first photo studio in Little Tokyo, LA, in 1986. By 1991, I had began documenting and romanticizing the emerging underground hot rod and pin-up culture in California.
My photographs have been exhibited, collected and published worldwide.
Books include Hot Rod, Bordertown, Hot Rod Pin-ups I & II, Billy F Gibbons Rock + Roll Gearhead, and Hot Rod Kings.
Clients include Apple, Polaris, Toyota, Custom Chrome, Corvette, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Auto Moto Wines and Comme des Garcons.
PO Box 202 Benicia, CA 94510