After working a lot with the car blogs, and really getting to know the scene, I have developed a lot of solid friendships. Getting to know people with a common interest and such a strong passion for cars, to me, has been something I won’t take for granted.. I have met a lot of awesome people, and made some really close friends. My buddy Jon Jon, US Airforce, was in Vallejo one day, and I was driving through on my way to a photo shoot on Mare Island. I saw him on the side of the road, didn’t have time to stop.. So I contacted him through Facebook and set up a quick shoot. Not knowing these pictures were going to go all over the net, I really jsut wanted to shoot his car. Fresh new paint job, fresh new kicks, and a whole new front end, I knew I had to shoot it.
A little history on the location of the shoot:
As the first United States Naval installation on the west coast, Mare Island and the now closed Mare Island Naval Shipyard have seen it all. From canvas to coal to oil to nuclear power, from sailing ships to steamers to nuclear-powered submarines, Mare Island has played an important part in American, Naval, and Vallejo history.
The military history of Mare Island began on January 4, 1853 when the United States purchased the island for $83,491. In September of 1854, Commander David Glasgow Farragut and his family arrived on the island. Farragut had been sent west to personally oversee the building of a navy yard in support of the Pacific Squadron.