celebrating the machines that move us.
This is a carefully crafted collection of limited edition, graphic design poster art and fine art photography celebrating iconic vintage and modern-day cars. AOTA is a celebration of cars as a true art form—human emotion and intellect made tangible. As polarizing designer Chris Bangle put it “cars are the sculptures of our everyday lives.” Automobiles transport us from place to place but “cars” move us in profound ways.
My desire is to showcase and preserve their beautiful details—the colors, materials, proportions, the concave and convex surfaces, the character lines that convey intention and personality. As such, I use certain lighting and compositing techniques to highlight these details and spend equal care ensuring the timely, museum-quality production of the prints. They are perfect for the homes, garages and commercial settings of car collectors, enthusiasts and aficionados. Here are some details:
limited edition fine art photography
Prints are Individually made to order and are not mass-produced. Select from two material options: (1) prints on premium archival inks on museum-grade paper or (2) high-gloss prints on metal, mounted on 2mm black Styrene and finished with a black metal Inset frame. Browse gallery »
graphic design poster art
AOTA posters are beautifully designed pieces of wall art inspired by vintage car advertising and poster design from the 50’s through to the early 2000’s, depending on the car depicted. The are set in 18x24 standard sizing for easy framing and are perfect for display in your home or garage.
bespoke photographic sessions
Bespoke photo sessions are a great way to commemorate the ownership of a car before they are sold or as way to celebrate and showcase a special car. It can be done wherever the car is without the need for a studio or cumbersome production setup. Learn more »
scratch-made, signed and Certified
Limited Edition items receive a certificate of authenticity. This certificate will be included with the Fine Art Print. It will be mailed separately if you purchased a MetalPrint.
“I’ve always been asked, ‘What’s my favorite car?’ and I’ve always said ‘The next one.’”
Questions & Answers (FAQs)
why are you doing AOTA?
I've always loved cars.
My father had a euro-spec Mercedes Benz 80’s 500SL. Midnight blue with gray leather. I learned to drive in that car when I was 8. I remember sitting in his lap turning the wheel while he pushed the accelerator. I remember being dropped at school in the car, hoping one day to drive it myself.
These memories aren't unique to me. I'm sure many of you have the same experiences. Sometimes, they are powerful enough to shape what you love to do.
Fast forward 20 years later. I’m a design guy. I run an ad agency and a production company. I’ve worked with many, many brands. I’m kind of a work hard, play hard type person and I’ve gotten into car collecting in recent years. Now, with two young sons, my mind is very much on the future—in typical and not so typical ways.
Folks, things are a-changing! Paddles. Materials. Electrification. Computerization. Autonomous driving…
What was a mechanical and analog experience has turned into an electronic one. No judgment. It’s just different. As a Xennial, I’ve learned to appreciate where we’ve been and where we are going. But all of this change begs the question: How will technology change car culture and how will we preserve some of these machines for the next generation or two?
what’s your goal?
My goal with AOTA is simple. This project allows me to bring together my many passions—photography, design, content and cars. I hope to be buying, selling and keeping a few cars for a while. I also hope to be designing and shooting for a long time because it’s fun and I enjoy it. Many of them are cars in my collection so they have a stylistic, historical and financial significance to me.
Meeting fellow enthusiasts, sharing memories and photographing their prized cars is also a big goal. And, if I can look back in 20 years and see that I’ve cultivated a similar sense of appreciation in my kids and others.
It will be a success in my book.