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Photo by Saint Leo Valentine.

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Sold the house so I thought I’d buy myself a new ride


I used to dream of owning a GT3. Now that I can quite comfortably afford one I’m honestly not at all interested in owning one. On the one hand I’m happy to see the old ZEN plates on such a rad car, but on the other I just wish they were on something more original.

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Jesse Wellens Need For Speed Payback Cringe

Every few years I’ll revisit this video just to have a good laugh, and remind myself to keep it real (I’m sure he makes perfect YouTube videos, but live is live, baby!).

Funny thing is the guy got his own car in the game despite his cringe performance, and what’s even funnier is that his car design has 2 ZEN stickers on it (our Low Life sticker and our Roundel logo design). Urgh… I didn’t know until now!

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Dino shot by Larry

Just came across this photo on Facebook.

Legendary Speedhunters Photographer Dino wearing a ZEN hat, shot by legendary photographer Larry Chen at RWB.

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Perception is key

Nelson Mandela.

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A nice comment I got on the ZEN Garage blog. Really appreciate comments like this. It makes everything worth while.

Gday Justin

First a big thanks for wasting my entire Saturday arvo and evening. I found you down the rabbit hole when gorgeous Viv popped up in my mindless twitter scrolling yeserday.

Big up to ya for your hard work mate, bearing your soul to the world with your atriculate stories, great life photos and of course the hot photosets. I’ll subscribe on Patreon to support you and your work.

As I got to know ya yesterday I felt like I was reading about a bro from another mo… same age, same hometown, same penchant for multiple guitars, skateboards (I skated Gonz and Lance for a while), I just finished my performance-car life, getting old, switched for a hybrid vagina car but only subject to my Indonesian Mrs approving the purchase of a decent motorbike to keep scratchin that itch. I spent about 5 years in HKG – my Crybaby 545Q and a cool Squier strat mini both back here in syd via Tom Lee Music TST, best music shop south of Los Angeles IMO.

I was a billy muncher for far too many years to care counting – can;’t remembger anyway – and I quit the darts in 2019 after suffering a stoke.

Anyway mate, I’m not a fkn stalker but I wanted to reach out to you to say g’day and thank you for the entertainment and inspiration.

Your inspiration is on many fronts, but the photography front is prime. I kinda took parts in the great resignation, paid off my mortgage, and dropped far too much on a complete Nikon Mirorless setup, 7ZII and 6 of the most expensive zoom and prime and TC lenses. I spent a lifetime working as an importer, half my life in Asia, half my life here marketing shit to the masses and haccking it up in various photography studios. Aside from playing along badly to Hendrix, Zep, RHCP, and more, as my number one love, getting out shooting surfing, motorbikes, nature, and more is where I am headed.

Anyway mate, you’re a damn fkn fine c*nt and I look foward enjoying your work going forward. I’ll sub to Patreon a bit later today… the tough Indo Mrs is kickin my ass off the couch to do some chores while it’s sunny (you know how hat is right!).

Bagus Lan zai!

Lo Yeah Eddie

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Cars. Compassion. Action.
















Great vibe today! We had 9 cars in total and now I’m SO geed up to get my GT-R back on the road!!!

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Facebook banned me AGAIN!

Good work Zuckerberg!

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ZEN PODCAST 37 – Gripshiftslide

Awesome podcast with Gwyn Morgan and Grant Salter of Gripshiftslide. I’m a HUGE fan of their automotive photography!

These guys started Gripshiftslide at the same time as I started ZEN Garage (2011) so we take a trip down memory lane and I find out what drives the guys to keep on doing what they’ve always done best; take amazing dynamic and artistic photos on the circuit.

Be sure to follow them on Instagram:

PS: You can also listen to all the ZEN Podcasts on Spotify/Apple Podcasts and more:

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