NoBraking is an international collective of creative individuals who came together to celebrate their shared love for machines. Established in 2011, NoBraking was created to provide an online magazine for automotive enthusiasts.
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James was less than a week old when he headed home from the hospital in a Ford Escort RS Mexico, and his passion for cars hasn’t stopped since then. Raised between England and Australia, with a brief stint in Japan, and now residing in the United States, means James has a fond appreciation for all things automotive.
Seeking a space in the market, James sought to build a site he wanted to see, covering different types of motoring news and events, and thus NoBraking was formed.
My car fascination can be traced back to the day I was born. My parents happened to be living in the USA at the time and my Dad embraced the “American Dream” and had a selection of cars to choose from. This affliction was obviously genetic as I have had a good selection of performance cars since I acquired my drivers license. All of these have been turbo charged 4 cylinder JDM beauties. My love for small capacity turbo charged cars goes hand in hand with my love of Japan. I was raised in New Zealand, but have spent time in The US, England, and Japan.
My love of photography can be traced back to my father as well. He taught me the basics with his old 35mm Minolta. I stepped it up a notch in 2006 and haven’t looked back. Traveling the world chasing different Motorsport events has become a major part of my M.O. I am never sure what country I will be in next. Watch for rare events and write ups from off the beaten path.
Stephen is a Boston-based photographer specializing in automotive media. Ever since his youth, two of his favorite interests were photography and car design. Having European relatives who worked for Mercedes-Benz also strengthened his love of performance and craftsmanship. He can often be found attending various New England car events and documenting beautiful vehicles.
My obsession with everything automotive began at a very young age. My Pop was always a gear head so it wasn’t a huge stretch to think that my interests would follow a similar path. He was taking me along to the race track for IMSA and SCCA races when I was barely walking. A yearly trip we still take to this day, nearly 30 years on.
Fast forward to my teenage years and the natural mixture of my love of cars and my interest in photography came together and a life long passion was ignited. I started with an old Ricoh Singlex 35mm (which I still have) and would spend the summers attending shows and races with my Pop. In 2010 I finally made the switch from film to fully digital and never looked back. These days you will find me criss-crossing New England and the Northeast covering racing events and car shows of all kinds. From being trackside for the American Le Mans Series at Lime Rock, to the start line for Nostalgia Muscle Cars at New England Dragway and all the way to the farthest reaches of the great north woods of New Hampshire for the insanity that is Rally America, I’ve been there. And I can not wait to be there again.
I’ve always had a passion for cars. When I was old enough, my dad took me to my first race. I instantly fell in love with racing, the sites, the sounds, and the smell. There was so much to do and see, I didn’t want to leave that day. Now, several years later, I focus on “Drift” racing and my home track is Race Sonoma. With my transition from spectator to photographer, I took the leap and created Gearbanger Studios to highlight my work behind the camera. The future is looking up! I hope to make friends, see great cars, and create amazing images.
Back in 2005, a video game called Forza Motorsport came out for the original Xbox. Although I have played other racing video games prior to Forza Motorsport being released, this is the one that clicked and ignited the fire for my automotive passion. In 2007, Forza Motorsport 2 came out for the Xbox 360, and that game introduced Photo Mode’, which really got me interested in the photography aspect of the automotive culture. In 2008, I traded my point and shoot camera for my first dSLR. By 2010, I was going to various tracks and circuits on my own and just shooting races and events other than local car shows.
In 2012, James contacted me about shooting for NoBraking. I happily accepted and have since been a regular at Lime Rock and I have also been as far south as Florida for the Festivals of a Speed events.
My Grandfather is the one who influenced me to get behind the lens of a camera. He thought that it was imperative to take advantage of living in the beauty of New England with its changing seasons and picturesque historical towns. I was lucky enough to be behind the lens when the Boston Red Sox secured the World Series in 2007 and from there I haven’t looked back. I had friends attending car shows and track days and it was only natural that I took my camera for a few photos. It was only then that a few photos turned into a few more photos and then it was a video camera. Irvine Brothers Photography now has around 20 million YouTube views. I frequently travel the US to catch up on events for NoBraking.
My name is Trevor and my passion for racing stems back to the glory days of open wheel racing in the late 90’s. Growing up and attending the annual CART event at the now defunct Nazareth Speedway, it was hard not to catch the racing bug. The 1000 horsepower monsters had a way of capturing the imagination of my young impressionable mind. From there, my dad and I traveled the country attending various CART races until the series demise in 2008, however by that point my path was already set in stone. Waking up on Sunday mornings for Formula 1 races, to catching the WRC highlights on Speedvision, my interest in motorsports was insatiable.
In 2008 I made my first visit to Lime Rock Park for the ALMS race weekend. I picked up a camera for the first time that weekend and never looked back. By the following year I had upgraded my equipment with an eye towards a career in photography. The moment I got my driver’s license I was on the road traveling to as many events as I could, honing my skills and seeking out work in various paddocks across the northeast. 2013 was a breakout year for me, covering events.
My love for cars began when I got my first model Porsche. Ever since then I have been addicted. Whenever I would saw my favorite cars on the streets, shows, magazines or movies, I would be filled with joy. The more I grew, the more I came to respect cars and the craftsmanship that went into creating them. I came to see cars as living, breathing, machines rather than just tools. In 2013, I developed an interest in blogging and photography and after graduating high school, I wanted to explore more of the car culture in California. I’m learning along the way but I know it is going to be one sweet ride.
I am a Boston based photographer who prides himself in his ability to capture subjects on location. I shoot with passion and knowledge developed during years of experience. My interests are capturing anything motorized, lifestyles, landscapes and wildlife photography. My images have been used in magazines, campaigns, advertisements, and extensively on the internet. I have worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years.