I Can Feel The City…

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Breathing.

This photographer is dope. His name is Lukasz Kazimierz.

[Tumblr | Website] (those pics are from his tumblr page)

It’s been awhile since a photo really grabbed me and made me feel as if I was actually there to view the cityscape. Just like in the photographs.

After looking into his work and watching his mini documentary video, he described how I feel about street photography. But photography aside, it’s also how I feel about the streets itself.

“I’m a passive observer, I’m not trying to force a story or force a narrative, this is what it is.”

My eyes are the lenses that I use to capture moments in time.

In the track Respiration, Mos Def says, “I can feel the city breathing…”

The streets speak for itself. When I used to roam the streets, I met all walks of life. I kicked it with the best and I kicked it with the worst. I met the good, the bad, the lonely, the dangerous, you name it. At times I felt my life might be on the line. The streets are mundane but if you dissect it, there is beauty within it. The night has a myriad of different faces. Some are alive, some are not… But that depends on what your definition of being “alive” is. When you are alone in the early AM hours, you notice the city is alive. Car culture aside, that is what PVT Runner’s are about. This is our foundation.

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Peace.

  • – P. Runner

Trip Up North

It’s been awhile since Rude Gal and I visited my hometown. So we said “fuck it” and took a trip back up north.

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“I like the night. The street. The smells. The sense.. Of another world. Sometimes you come face to face with yourself…”

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My hometown on the horizon.

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My brother Hex moved to a bigger shop last year. I paid him a visit to see what he’s been up to…

He’s been busy.

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Below is his newest toy. Also seen here.

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It’s “under the knife” right now but it will be making a come back soon.

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We also caught up with PVT Runners, J. Reyes and K. Ducusin

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Before we knew it, we were back on the road.

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 The road is like a second home to us. The surrounding is mother nature at her most beautiful. If you travel I5, as much as we do, you should already know that there is road etiquette… If someone is hauling ass behind you, move over! We travel mostly in the night. So if you do the same, be aware of drivers falling asleep. Especially truck drivers. Also, make pit stops to stretch and fuel up.

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Driving clears my thoughts. I go over everything in my head when I am driving. Amidst in deep thought, it’s something as simple as a sunset that can be enlightening.

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 Before the sunset, we saw a very clean S13 driven by an old man. With all the pit stops we make, it’s hard to see the same car again, but it happened. On the Grapevine, we saw him again!

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 One of my favorite spots on I5 going through Santa Ana

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When we’re in our cars, we would blast through this section and shit would look something like this:

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Even though we were in our daily, we still “do it live!” lol That’s how PVT Runners do it! Peace y’all.

Oh… P.S.
I picked this up

C-Street Prepared

1984 Honda CRX C-Street Prepared

EW1 Si motor  blueprinted and balanced by King Motorsports. Mugen header, Mugen Limited Slip, all Mugen suspension bushings and engine mounts. TWM individual throttle bodies, Electromotive Tech 2 engine management, YAWSPORT adjustable pan hard rod, YAWSPORT adjustable rear sway bar, custom camber/caster plates and 27.5mm front torsion bars, 13×9″ Panasport wheels.

[Pics via YAWSPORT and KING MOTORSPORTS]

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At Qualcomm back in 2001

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