Dual GPW NSX at the Orange Circle

This week we opted for a double header and had the pleasure of Nemo (Instagram: @nsxnemo) come out with his 2004 GPW NSX with very short notice. I love people who are down for last minute shoots!

Since Nemo lives in Long Beach and I live in Diamond Bar, I wanted to find a location between us and quickly thought of the Orange Circle in the city of Orange. Old town feel and a vibrant private college atmosphere was the perfect setting. 

Before heading out, I asked Phil (http://www.handsomeandphilthy.com) to pack his gear and not forget anything as he did in the Cal Poly fiasco but as you would expect, we had something go array as usual but I will get into that later. As usual Phil was late yet again. When will he ever be on time??? Nemo was already waiting for us when we left the house so I was trying to drive as quickly as possible without speeding ;)

Phil gets a call from Gage and Justin from Eddi (https://www.eddi.com) who wants to join us. As we arrive close to 11pm, everyone is hungry and we head into Pizza Press (http://www.thepizzapress.com) for a quick pizza and a mug of craft beer while we waited for everyone else. 

 Canon 1Ds Mark II + 24-70mm 2.8 Mark II

Canon 1Ds Mark II + 24-70mm 2.8 Mark II

When I step outside to take a call, I noticed some Honda fanboys gathered around the NSX's. I watched from afar to make sure they were just admiring and not getting too close. After 5 mins or so, they got in a Civic and took off. I don't blame them, two GPW NSX in one spot would have me doing the same thing lol.

After dinner, we decided to get some action panning shots driving on the Orange Circle. We did that for about 40 mins before I got tired of driving in circles. Justin (https://instagram.com/justingeorgephotos) drove Phil and Gage while they shot from the trunk of the Corolla. 

 iPhone 6

iPhone 6

 Canon 1Ds Mark II and 24-70mm 2.8 Mark II (Shot by Phil Awad and edited by Andrew Manley)

Canon 1Ds Mark II and 24-70mm 2.8 Mark II (Shot by Phil Awad and edited by Andrew Manley)

After I was scouting for a 2nd location and decided on Rod's Liquor which had tons of neon lights. I have become more and more obsessed with shooting with neon lights. The soft glow from them adds a new dimension for me. 

 iPhone 6

iPhone 6

 Canon 1Ds Mark II + 24-70mm 2.8 Mark II

Canon 1Ds Mark II + 24-70mm 2.8 Mark II

Oh btw, I wasn't able to shoot much because Phil brought two dead batteries on his Canon 5d Classic and I lent him my camera. So once again, I only shot for a total of 3 mins cause there were so many people shooting but I was happy with the shot I envisioned and executed. 

Note: tons of drunk college peeps coming out the bars at 2:30am and random guys trying to sell you tacos out of unmarked vans. lol good times.