All posts by Gene Tjin

Baby Jude’s (Gus Gus’) Baby Shower!

As some or most of you know, Kim and I somewhat recently had our first child, although she did most of the work… most. To celebrate, we figured we’d have a little get together/baby shower to have all our friends and family come out. We rented out a space at a park close to the house, sent out some invitations and ended up having a great group of people from all over come for the festivities.

Since I was too busy not wanting to pick up my camera that day, a huge thanks goes out to Mr. Frank Burton for picking it up and taking the pictures for us… we greatly appreciate it!

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CES 2013!

For this year’s CES Show, our friends at Scosche asked us if we wanted to come out and check the show out. Having been last year and also being into gadgets and all that, we figured we’d go. Usually we go to check out the ridiculously oversized tlevisions we can’t afford and this year was the same, with the exception of Audi pretty much showing the best booth I’ve ever seen. As simple as it was, the actual set up was just awesome.

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Kylie’s Second Birthday!

For Kylie’s birthday, Mei and Neil decided to go to Chuck E. Cheese with some of her and Collin’s friends. Food, fun and a scary mouse that had Kylie crying were the theme of the night.

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Chris Paul “CP3 Day” / Nitro Pack Release!

An old coworder / friend, Fausto Merida gave me a call asking if we’d be interested in bringing some cars out for a special event thrown by the Nike Jordan Brand team at the LA Fire Academy and with no hesitation, we committed. Besides cars, basketball has been something we’ve always been into and having the chance to being both together was a no brainer.

We were told that Jordan Brand would be debuting three new color ways of Chris Paul’s shoe under the “Nitro Pack” name and there would be some other basketball related things going on. With not much information, we headed out to Los Angeles with the two Tjin Edition Camaros and the Tjin Edition Honda Civic.

When we arrived, everything was still in the set up stages but we quickly found out there there would be students from all across LA County that were invited to try on the shoes and take part in various skills tests as well as see a celebrity game. Jalen Rose, The Game, Common, and of course, Chris Paul all took part and put on quite a show with Chris Paul hitting the game winner.

Overall, it was an awesome experience being able to showcase our cars in front of a new audience as well as open doors for some great new partnerships in the process.

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Tjin Edition Chevrolet Camaro 1LE!

Well, hello there! Back again with another car shoot – this time it’s the Tjin Edition Chevrolet Camaro 1LE that was designed and built for the 2012 SEMA Show.

Although I’ve been over photographing cars since the HCI Magazine (yes, that’s a MySpace link!,) I actually don’t mind shooting one from time to time. Seeing what some of the current “automotive photographers” put out really makes me want to get back to shooting but then I remember how quickly I got burnt out doing it. There are a handful of guys out there, and when I say handful, I probably mean like one or two, who’s work I actually enjoy looking at like Sean Klingenhoefer but other then that, that’s kind of it. One thing I do miss is the traveling side and meeting new people side but other than that, that’s kind of it.

Anyways, enough rambling. About the build, some quick modifications are the custom DuPont paint, Vortech Superchargers blower, one-off Rotiform wheels, custom Katzin interior, Scosche audio components and more. At SEMA, the Camaro was awarded the always coveted GM Design Award for β€œBest GM Sports Car” as well as “Best New Performance Product” by the GM Design Team.

OK, enough typing, enjoy the pictures – and for more things Tjin Edition, be sure to follow along on Facebook at facebook.com/tjinedition and Instagram at instagram.com/tjinedition.

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Carbon Revolution.

As some of you know, I started working at Wheel Warehouse early in 2012 handling their marking, social media, website and some online sales. With that, I’ve had the chance to go on a few adventures and shoot some pretty cool stuff, including going out to Chuckwalla Raceway with Carbon Revolution.

Below are some pictures of an Audi R8 that we test fit some wheels on at the shop as well as our day at the track, enjoy!

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LA Auto Show!

Yay, the LA Auto Show!

As usual, we took the annual trip to Los Angeles for the LA Auto Show since Neil’s Camaro was on display in the Kentia Hall downstairs. We took the kids to run around and look to look at things… obviously I don’t feel like writing about an auto show so feel free to scroll down and look at the pictures.

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