In my first blog post announcing this project, I mentioned I would be sharing my interviews & videos of some very cool guests of my Airstream Journey.  Who knows what mischief us rule breakers are gonna get into! I’m honored they will be joining me.

My first guest list are some of my visual creative buddies that I will be joining up for stretches of the Airstream journey. All of these guys are top level professionals in the photography video industry.  MANY MORE TO ANNOUNCE SOON! If you don’t know their amazing work, please check out the link on their names.  CHEERS!

(Alphabetical order)

August Bradley – Hasselblad Master Winner.  Major Photographer and Director. Fashion, Glamor, Portrait.  Jedi

Douglas Sonders – Mover Shaker.  Commercial Photographer & Director. Portrait, Automotive. Jedi

Pratik Laik – Professional Retoucher. Community Leader. Fashion, Glamor. Jedi

Robert Latorre – Great Photography Mentor of mine. Commercial Photographer & Director. Engineering Visionary. Jedi

Vincent Laforet – Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer. Superb Director & DP. Gear Master. Industry Legend. Jedi

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See you soon!  Have Fun!

 



R.I.P. Zig Ziglar

28
Nov
2012

Today we lost a great leader of wisdom in life and business, Zig Ziglar.  If you haven’t listened to his messages or read his books you are missing out. Rest in Peace Mr. Ziglar

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.



My Christmas (And BDAY) List

26
Nov
2012

A lot of people write up blogs on cool gear for Christmas. So I thought I’d help you guys answer the question “What does Braun want for Christmas (And his upcoming 31st Birthday, Dec. 23rd). Most of this stuff is gear I need for my Airstream tour or that I use on every shoot. Hopefully you guys can see some stuff to ask your honey for. CHEERS!

American Flag Patriotic Zippo Lighter Polished Chrome

On the Rock Glass and Ice Ball

Gepe Card Safe / Extreme Memory Card Protector – Neon  GREAT protection for cards. Bright colors keep you from losing it

SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro CF memory card – UDMA 90MB/s 600x

Embassy Pen

Black
Stainless Steel

Eno Double Nest Hammock Orange/Grey from Eagles Nest Outfitters – Airstream gear. Want to carry 2-4 with me for guests

Newer Technology Power2U AC Wall Outlet with USB Charging Ports (White)  Planning on installing 25-30 of these around these USB + Electrical Outlets around the Airstream! 😀

NIKE TAILWIND SHORT-SLEEVE V-NECK Awesome Shirts for shooting or all things outdoors

Polaroid Z340 3×4 Instant Digital Camera with ZINK (Zero Ink) Printing Technology

Polaroid ZINK Media 3 x 4 inch Photo Paper for Polaroid Z340 Camera and Polaroid GL10 Printer – Pack of 100

You can never have too many Memory Cards!

Asic Onitsuka White & Black (Size 10 please)  BEST SHOES EVER!

BRAUN Gents Chronograph 

Braven BZ625BGB 625s Wireless Bluetooth Speaker/PowerBank – Retail Packaging – Black


Philips ShoqBox SB7210/37 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (White)


New UGG® Australia Montgomry Chestnut boots size 10

Pro-Iroda O-Grill 3000 Portable Gas Grill – Orange

Mont Blanc StarWalker Metal Rubber Fineliner (8856)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition HD Camera

Easton Mountain Products Kilo 3P – Ultra Light 3-Person 3-Season Backpacking Tent with Easton Carbon Fiber Poles and Airlock Connectors – 518738/SL


Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak

 

Hasselblad H4D-50 Medium Format DSLR Camera Body Only   PLEASE OOH PLEASE OOH PLEASE SANTA!



History of Photography Infographic

18
Nov
2012

Is Photography dead or has it just evolved? This infographic is too cool not to post. What do you think?  Do you consider Phone photos….photography?

Thx to source Fstoppers



Airstream: Resources & Inspiration

15
Nov
2012

So since I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people about my renovation of my airstream I thought I would share some of the  technical & design Airstream Resources I have found helpful. Most people know that I’m not a plumber, cabinet maker, electrician or RV- Airstream specialist. And I never claimed to be. BUT with the internet YOU CAN LEARN.  All it takes is the will to research and ask questions. No? How do you think I learned Photography??? Enjoy. Hope it helps

DESIGN!

Like I said in my post on utilizing tools such as PINTEREST, this project is no exception. Yes I have a PINTEREST BOARD for all my cool findings of Airstreams that inspire me in some way.

You learn quick who are the rock stars in any field as soon as you dig into it. These are a few that I have found and have greatly helped me just by all they share on the net. Both of these guys have been really gracious to respond to my questions too. Respect!

Matthew Hofmann & Hofmann Architecture – Close to my age and super skills this architecture in my mind has changed the game as to what a home on wheels can look like. Much more minimalist, functional and clean designs. Just google his name and read all the cool interviews about his design start.

Craig Dorsey – Master Builder & Designer.  (Check out his Masterpieces Here) This guys is the DaVinci of airstream restorations. Seriously, One of those guys that basically can do anything with a cool vehicle. His work on the FarmLab project has GREATLY helped me to see his workflow since my 34′ Airstream is the same generation and work needed.

More cool Airstream projects at the bottom!

HOW TO VIDEOS!

Not only does Matthew Hofmann design and build great airstreams but he also gives so much back to this community. Serious time and effort went into all his HOW TO video. BIGGGGG Thanks to Matthew. I’ve learned a ton from these

ELECTRICAL

A necessary evil that you must at least learn the basics of when you work a project like this. (which I didn’t when I started) Sometimes you don’t feel like paying some guy to come out every time something doesn’t work or it’s just nice to know a bit to take a stab at fixing something yourself….you might surprise yourself! The 2 blogs below greatly helped me in learning what is what and which gear to choose since I’m completely redoing the system in mine. YES I will have an electrician verify everything is solid, but this way his time is minimal (Hopefully).

RV ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 101  AC-DC, Watts, Amps, Volts, Solar, Hook Ups, etc.

RV Electrical Upgrades – Batteries, Inverters, Solar, Surge Guards, etc

COMMUNITY & LEARNING

I said it before, when I purchased my Airstream I joined a family & Community ( maybe cult).  A MASSIVE (& Free) Support group is online and willing to give pointers on almost every type of procedure, equipment, and protocol of Airstream’s 83 years of generations of various models. If you have questions, AIR FORUMS is where you look to read and ask!

VINTAGE AIRSTREAM is also a pretty cool online resource for learning

OTHER SUPER COOL AIRSTREAM REMODEL PROJECTS

ABLE & BAKER Retro Remodel

TIMELESS Travel Trailers

T.W. Pitchers Office Airstream

1337STREAM

 

CHEERS!

-BRAUN

 





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