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BTS: Royal Jokers CC For Auto Cult Magazine

1973 Riviera lowrider. Hayward, CA. Auto Cult Magazine

Royal Jokers Car Club in Auto Cult Magazine

In a few months the second issue of Auto Cult Magazine will be released. Inside will be an editorial feature on the Royal Jokers Car Club that I photographed. We shot each car with it’s owner at different spots in Hayward, CA – a great town for shooting lowriders and customs. The ride above is RJ’s 1973 Riviera and lit with 3 strobes at dusk. The photo does not do the paint justice. The Jokers don’t clown around when it comes to paint.

One of the things I’m most looking forward to seeing is Patrick Cheatham’s 360 spherical panoramas of the Royal Jokers for Auto Cult’s website. It looks like a nice way to blend photography into interactive pieces for online magazines. Big thanks to Jokers RJ, Javier, Jimmy, Carlos, Ben, Jose, and Freddy. I also want to thank the town of Hayward for staying inside to watch the super bowl. That allowed us to shoot at several spots without getting noticed or kicked out. Thanks!

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Jay Watson
San Francisco Bay Area based lifestyle and people photographer Jay Watson shoots editorial, apparel, automotive, corporate, and sports subjects for commercial clients. Published in over 70 magazines.

7 Responses to BTS: Royal Jokers CC For Auto Cult Magazine

  1. Jay, that Riv is suh-weet! Thanks for showing me up in the post-production speed contest. 😛 …That was a totally fun shoot, and I can’t wait to see the photo spreads & 360° shots in AutoCulture.

    By the way: You forgot to mention the mean & tasty BBQ the Jokers spread out. ¡Sabroso!


  2. Jay nice meeting you again, I cant wait to see the pics. I would love to see you guys (Patrick) at our cruise night in Oakland March 2nd. Carlos.

  3. Thanks for the shout Carlos. Great to see you as well. Really appreciated everyone making the time. Thanks also for posting info about the cruise night. Might try to check it out. Take care.

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