Throttle Merchants is the freelance photo collaboration of Aileen Aquino & Matt Porter.
We self-publish soft-bound photography magazines. All volumes are available on our website.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Location Scouting for Volume 4

Shooting for our fourth volume was a great experience. For past issues we mostly shot inside of people's shops, garages, or even just their driveways. Everyone in Vol. 4 took to our hankering for getting their cars out on the road to places they wanted to share. In case anyone is wondering the location of many of the shoots for this magazine, here's a short list:

1. Jack Carroll: Griffith Park & the historic Los Angeles Zoo.... now used for Hollywood sets and  (while we were there that morning) group yoga on the grass.
2. Billy Branch: El Sereno & Boyle Heights. This guy has pride in his city and it's really admirable.
3. "A June Morning, Pasadena" featuring Robert Lomas & Marion Bledsoe: Suicide Bridge off of Colorado Blvd.
4. Nick Osborne: Chantry Flats & a church off of Sierra Madre Blvd.
5. Mike Kelley: Terminal Island Fwy in Long Beach.

Ventura Nats 2013

A few roadsters, some cool vans, nice bikes....all just steps away from the ocean. Ventura nats was a great time this year. We're glad we brought our cameras with us.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Release party at Old Crow Speed Shop pictures

The release last Saturday went just as expected: we got to catch up with many friends we've met while shooting for this magazine (as well as meeting new ones), the music was good, the cars were parked up & down Palm ave and in Bobby's driveway, and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. These are a few photos we snapped during the release. There are lots more on Instagram (some tagged with #throttlemerchants), on the HAMB, and scattered on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who made it out. We can't wait until the next party.

Look for us this Saturday at the Ventura Nationals. We're not vending, but we'll be around with a few of the new magazines in tow just in case anyone wants to buy a copy.

Volume 4 available now

Throttle Merchants Vol. 4 is now available in our store. Bear with us if the website is unavailable, we've been having nameserver issues and are working to get it figured out. The website will be updated by next week with a new design. Here is the link to our store if you would like to purchase the newest magazine

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Release Party.

This weekend....
Hope to see everyone there.