There’s no doubt that 2011 will be one of those years that I always remember. 2011 was the year Ben, Mike, and I decided to follow our hearts and pursue the STANCE|WORKS journey that we all had been working so hard on. As early spring approached, I was packing my bags and moving across the country to station myself in Southern California, along with Ben, to dive into the S|W lifestyle head first…documenting it all along the way.
2011 was a fantastic year for us here at StanceWorks. It presented us with a massive number of opportunities, and as photographers at heart, we leapt at any opportunity to shoot. With 2012 already shaping up to be a big year, we wanted to take a look back on some of our favorite photos of 2011. Andrew and I each decided we’d give our photographic take on the year that has passed by posting up our best captures.
For me, 2011 was an important year as a photographer.
We thought we’d take the chance to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our readers. In the Christmas spirit, here are some holiday photos of Matt Dobre’s E21, back and better than ever.
Since the last time we saw Dobre’s E21, it has been painted Pepper White from the current Mini Coopers. He’s now running his color-matched Epsilon Southern Ways and has the car hunkered down to perfection.
If you frequent StanceWorks whatsoever, you’ll agree that Jay Borcena’s TL is a regular. He makes his way to show after show, doing his part to support the scene he loves. He’s even graced the homepage in a feature of his own almost two years ago. But there’s a special side to the car you won’t ever know by attending a car show: the car is an embodiment of a relationship between father and daughter.
Jay has been wrenching on cars since he can remember.
When it comes to SW feature cars, they all hold some type of value. Armand Pranadi’s MR2, however, hits home for us in a rather different way. These days, an MR2 is not something I’d typically take a liking to, but there’s something to be said about this one in particular. Between the oversized fenders, the bright red paint, the massive wheels, and the extravagant looks, it is exactly what would have been on my wall as a kid.