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Joel Webster
 Founder & Editor
 SoCal I.E.

 I’m a goof at 30! I love life, I love having fun. I love to laugh and make others laugh. I keep work at work, there’s a time to play and there’s a time to work. I’m a pretty blunt person and these days people misconstrue it as rude…….but I assure you I’m a big giant teddy bear! Xoxoxo for everybody! I thank everyone involved with my idea, the Gripset idea, feels dope to have you all on-board! I hope it opens many new doors for us all!!! Even though some of us may not have personally met, you guys mean a lot to me! Thanks,

Anthony Rodriguez
Graphic Designer
Miami, FL

Between the sunny days & crazy rain storms in Miami. I worked up a thing for illustrating & hand lettering. I'm a design junkie with a passion for type. Not to mention I'd say I have a nice kick game. What's better than combining two of the things I love type and cars. Well Grip-Set gave me the chance to show them what I got. It's time to collab and create some kick ass work!

Paul Orleck
Graphic Designer
Atlanta, Georgia


I'm pretty much a big bearded goofball that loves design, cars, photography, and bacon (haha). I am all about respecting the styles of all different cars, but I love working on and driving my white 08 Scion Xb. I recently just moved to Atlanta from Cincinnati for a design job and I absolutely love it here. I would like to say thanks to Gripset for the opportunity and I will surely do my best! Also I would like to give a special thanks to Anthony Telgkamp, without you I wouldn't have known about the designer/typography position!

John Seiego.
 Photographer/Graphic Designer
San Diego, CA
As a graphic design student, I appreciate all kinds of art. Photography, typography, automotive and basketball are just some of my past time. Dreaming that one day, I can start my own clothing line.

Rodney Waller
Fredericksburg, VA


 I'm pretty laid back, easy to get along with. I'm big car enthusiast.  Toyota/Lexus kind of guy, but, I like and respect all cars long as it appeals to my style. Obviously I love doing photography stuff but that's my hobby. I'm an entry level auto tech, my day job, I like working on cars. When I'm not doing those things I like hanging out with friends either that or relaxing at home. Would like to say thanks to Gripset for the opportunity and I'll do my best! Special thanks to Nicholas Bischof without him even telling me you guys were looking for photographers I wouldn't be here with you guys and also thanks to all my friends and supporters thanks guys

Neil Sterry
Gloucestershire, England

 I've been photographing for 7 years now, and freelancing for 3. I'm an easy going individual and have developed a style of photography based on what I enjoy; automotive and skateboarding. Other subjects I often cover are portrait, product and landscapes. When I'm not behind the camera I enjoy working on cars, (whether it’s restoring, modifying on just detailing) or visiting the local skate park for a skate.

Roderick Patterson  
Chesterfield, VA


I'm 22 years old. Born and raised in VA. I prefer using the creative side of my brain more often, I've always been involved in some form of art since I began school and was good at it. I've always been into cars, I had a HUGE bucket full of hot wheels cars when I was little and could tell you the make and model of every car just by looking at it. I guess that's why I like to shoot cars, both of my interests and hobbies collide. Currently I am a Store Protection Specialist, until I find out exactly what I want to do. I'm not in school right now, but that affords me the luxury to work more often to buy parts for my G35 coupe. Not saying school isn't important,  I do plan to go back.

Colin Kagel
Ventura, California

Two years ago, I moved to California from Oregon and have loved every minute since. I enjoy working on my pride and joy, a 1991 Volvo Bertone Coupe.

Matt Hans  
Manhattan, KS & Chicago, IL


 I’m a laid back kind of guy that enjoys going out and having the most fun I can have. Cars and the tuning lifestyle have always been an interest of mine since even before I could drive. Photography became another interest of mine awhile back and have loved it ever since. I always am looking to capture that awesome shot!
Jonathan Tran
 Fullerton, CA

I'm a fourth year student at Cal Poly Pomona. I currently own a gen. coupe and previously had a slammed and fitted 7thgen civic. I like going out, grabbing a couples drinks (or more lol) with the homies. I'm a chill dude, hit me up and let's kick it and shoot!
 Jason Manchester
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I'm a 30 something year old husband to an amazing wife, and a father to two amazing daughters who are all my biggest supporters. My passion for photography started at a fairly young age clicking pics of friends and our skateboarding adventures. Later on I began chasing team riders of a local ski/snowboard shop I worked at down mountains on snowboards in the winter and mountain bikes in the summer. Years later I picked up and moved to Australia where I found a new passion to shoot, professional yacht racing. I chased the circuit around the continent for a couple years until moving back to Canada where I revived my passion for cars. When it comes to the automotive lifestyle I'm a Dubber at heart, but have huge respect for proper builds in other genres. I hope to grow my automotive photography to compliment my sailing work and one day make a living shooting both which would be a dream come true.

Bryan Cheney

 Nashville, TN

Grew up in Phoenix, AZ. Studied landscape architecture at The Ohio State University but ended up pursuing motion graphics and digital cinematography. I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I'm obsessed with the north atlantic region (mainly Iceland and Ireland). From age 15-20 I traveled Europe and all over the world representing the US on the world Fencing team, narrowly missing the Olympics in 2012 before leaving the sport behind and moving on to new things. I drive a Mk4 VW Jetta and I'm currently in the process of reacquiring my first love, a 300zx TT. Hit me up or find me at a show I'd love to meet you guys!   
Phillip Awad

 Los Angeles, CA

 "I just want to take pictures," is sort of my motto.  I changed my focus from mechanical engineering to photography to pursue my love of the art, to meet new people, and to travel to interesting places all with my camera in hand.  I'm a map and compass sort of person in the back country and enjoy the thrill of being randomly adventurous and road tripping.  I enjoy learning new things and using what I already know to better myself.  One day my buddy Vic, aka Handsome, and I will own our own business doing what we love and what we are good at.  I will always make time to shoot, so hit me up for a good time and great photos.
Emanuel Simpson

 Orlando, Florida
 I'm a very laid back and relaxed person. I've been into cars for as long as I can remember. I started photography after I graduated high school and combined my love for cars with my photography. I think it's a bonus that the community that I live in is filled with other car enthusiast. Having a very diverse set of people and cars to work with helps me push my own boundaries to create better images.

John You
Los Angeles, California

 A Senior in High school, I started shooting cars when I was a sophomore in high school. I enjoy videography; it’s a hobby and a passion of mine. I love going to meets in SoCal, with my crew livin low crew. I drive a slammed Miata nb. I attend car shows and meets very often so when you see me stop by and say what’s up.
Ivan Asuzano 
Union City, California 

 I'm an aspiring photographer who just happened to have a deep passion for cars. My passion has led my hobby as a photographer to where I am now. I'm always looking to learn and broaden my knowledge when it comes to the art. Bottom line, I simply love to photograph cars so that the owners can stand back and enjoy the quality of their build from a different perspective and to share it with the rest of the world.
Danny Tran

Memphis, TN
I'm not a professional at what I do; I just love to do it. I share the same passion about cars as any other car enthusiast has. I'm a student in high school that enjoys making videos about the things I love. I started making videos when I was a freshman. I always love attending meets because it gathers people to an event where they can show off their cars and that inspires and motivates me to keep doing what I'm doing.

Iain Gomez
 Miami FL & Savannah GA

Hey, so being a photography and film student art is everything. I decided to make cars my life, so mixing photography with cars was a must. Thanks to gripset for letting me be part of the family! Oh, and one day I'm going to own a RHD RX7, belive me on that one.

Neil Kates
Nottingham, England

@kinphotography Hi there. My name is Neil and I am a professional photographer originally from Toronto, Canada. I'm a hardcore Nikon buff and have been photographing for about 6 years. I am a VW enthusiast owning a bagged mk5 gti and a mk2 jetta, however I appreciate all cars and love the story behind a good build! Really look forward to joining the Grip-set family, and cannot wait to bring some awesome shots of cars and the show scene to the table.

Deerfield Beach, FL

 My name is Vitor Machado, and you're probably reading this because we have something in common. A passion for cars. For as long as I can remember, cars caught my attention in every way possible. From collecting Hot-Wheel cars to dreaming of a perfect build, I wanted it all. It means the world to me that I can show my true passion for cars in my own way, photography. I haven't been a photographer all of my life, but let me tell you, the feeling I get of finishing a set that truly shows the beauty of a car through my work is just unexplainable. I'm extremely happy to be a part of the Grip Set family. I know I have what it takes to be a contribution to Grip Set and I will bring nothing but perfection to the table. Cheers! Logan Wilson 
 Photographer & Videographer
Portsmouth, VA

Well hello there. I'm Logan Wilson. 23 years young and i feel like I'm 50.  6'9 yup that's how tall i am. Born in California and moved to Virginia on my own at 18 for a welding job. What i live for, Cars, photo, art, tattoos, film, old people, dogs, beach, living free on the weekends, welding, and camera gear. Shooting cars is what i LOVE doing! First camera was a 20D, now i own a 5 Mkii. Been shooting for 3 years now and love it. Let me know what you thing of my photos! Love feed back!
Morice Colon 
Paterson, New Jersey

I am very outgoing, easy to get along with, never judge and never negative. I find a positive out of everything. Been a photographer for 4 years now, sort of my escape from the madness in reality. I am a volunteer EMT so I have a passion for helping others and being there when I am available.

Nick Gales
So.Cal, California


Hello there! I'm Nick Gales, a So.Cal based photographer. I specialize in shooting portraits 
and candids, but I'm not limited to just those. The one thing I enjoy most about photography 
is the ability to not only capture memories, but the ability to capture emotions I'm a very
 friendly person and love interacting with the crowd. I love the people I get to work with, 
and most of all, I love what I do!

Julio "Built Society" Martinez
New Jersey 

August 6th, 1992 - January 23rd, 2014

Rest In Peace my brother! You will forever remain 
a part of this GripSet Familia!!! You  will be missed.
 Thanks for reppin GripSet with all your might! 
We rest assured your in a better place