“Showcased” presented by The-Lowdown

Yesterday marked the day “Showcased”was held. A Sydney based automotive event held and organized by the crew at The-Lowdown, and what a day it was!

On the day me and a friend decided to drive into the city CBD to have lunch in a small Japanese restaurant called Menya, who specialize in traditional Japanese noodles and ramen. And trust me it was needed as we had decided to leave my car within the CBD and walk 3.1km to the destination, and we needed as much fuel and energy we could stuff into our bodies. As we had set off for the marathon walk, the day was sunny and relatively hot and it didn’t help that we were each carrying about 3KG of camera gear on our backs, and I was also wearing 2 layers of thick clothing hahaha.

And after half an hour of walking for what felt like an eternity we finally arrived at Fox Studios where the event was held. With sore feet and tired shoulders, we were welcomed by the sound of a few modified cars racing through the carpark, making their way to the top levels. And on the way there we spotted a fairly nice Sunkist coloured old school Toyota Celica with what looked like Panasports wheels which immediately caught my attention. As we had entered the lifts to head up to the top levels of the multi-story carpark, we bumped into Justin Fox from Zen Garage who with a few of his friends, were one of many sponsors for the event. And whilst talking to him in the lifts he had told us the event was packed out, which I kinda expected and the reason why I left my car within the CBD. The doors had finally opened and it had seemed like we had stepped into a scene from the movie Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift. Ok that might be a bit of an exaggeration but it looked like it was going to be one hell of a day from the looks of it.

And before I leave you to the photos, I just want to take a few seconds and point out that I didn’t take a picture of every single car at the event, and there were a few fairly big cars that I regrettably couldn’t get around to in the end, as there was just so much to look at and capture that I didn’t know where to start hahaha. So in saying that I’m sorry if your car isn’t in the collection of images that I had captured on the day, but there were hundreds of cameras out on the day so I’m sure your car had it’s picture taken at some point during the day. Enough of that and onto the pictures we go!!!

And lastly before I end it here, I’d just like to take a minute to thank all those who were involved for organizing such an awesome day. And if your reading this I’m sure you all know who you are! I had a great time walking around capturing what I could, and until next time, take care everyone:)

andy nguyen - faaarrrkkeeennn bawwwssss picccsssss

Rad - Holy f*ck!!! I love ur style man! sick shots!!

Philip - Hahaha the responses are overwhelming guys :)

Yonas Liu - Wow! Very nice pics!

Joshua Nham - Holy shit dude, your style is amazing. I appreciate the 4 pics you took of my car sooo much! (Black EM1) It’s nice to be up there with all the big budget builds :’)

Kiel - insane. if i ever make it down to nsw with my ap5 wagon ill definately be hitting you up, love supporting the fellow photographers!

Steven - Dude! Awesome photos, love your style. Hopefully we get to catch up at the next meet.

Peter Doyle - Some truly great photos in there!!! love the style :)

matboy - beautiful set man! love that you captured the people as much as the machinery on display :)
Bookmarked your site.

Philip - Thanks for the kind words Kiel :) I just had a quick browse at your blog and I’m amazed by your images! I’m sure you don’t need me hahahah. But it would be nice to catch with a fellow photographer :) and I love classics!

And also thanks for the support and kind words everyone! I hope to see you all someplace soon :)

Toby - Wow Philip these photos look absolutely awesome!!
I didn’t want to reach the end of the pix because I knew my race car probably wasn’t shot by you :( (white evo x with RPF1′s)

I shot the day with my 60D with a 30mm 1.4 prime and took a few ‘artistic’ styled, ‘bokeh’ shots but after looking at yours I don’t think I’ll even bother looking at my photos! haha.

You can clearly see photo ‘scenes’ on a whole new level, there are so many shots you’ve taken that I wouldn’t have thought up.

I think i’ll just stick to racing!

Philip - Hi Toby, I would just like to start off by saying sorry first of all.

Was your evo up against the wall with all the other evo’s near the food stand and Zen Garage tent? I wanted to take a few photos of many cars at the event, but since I was using an 85mm it made framing extremely tight :(

I waited around in the hopes that maybe people would disperse and give me a slight chance to shoot, but some areas were so crowded it was impossible hahaha.

But I would still love to see your photos and everyone else’s!

Daniel - Honestly the most impressive collection of photos i have ever seen from any meet.

Quality + Quantity.

You sir have the skills!

vyets - Amazing work buddy! best meet coverage by far, makes me regret not going so bad!

Didi - Nice pictures! nice cars too.

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A few weeks ago after a lengthy period of rainy weather and dark skies, which signified the coming of doomsday on the 21st of December 2012 *mark that day on your calender*, I decided to take out my perving dervice to go and take some shots while the weather was still holding up. With the sun out, everyone was out to enjoy the day. Girls were walking around in mini-skirts, short-shorts and lingerie, and whilst I tried to take photos of them hiding behind bins and walls like Solid Snake, I was caught out by one girl who confronted me and told me to delete the photos which I had taken. She then slapped me in the face and called me all sorts colorful things. Hence why I don’t have photos of girls in this post:(…JK