I love repeat customers, and when Will contacted me to ask if I’d like to shoot his newest McLaren, I jumped at the chance. Instead of the more scenic backgrounds that we used for his McLaren MSO 650S Spyder, Will wanted to do more inner city backdrops and get some nice rolling shots over Lake Washington. We went from Ballard […]

When my good friend Mackey asks if anyone’s interested to help him shoot photos of his car, I’m typically first in line. Mackey and I started NWMotiv.com back in 2010 and he’s always been not only a great friend and business partner, but also a mentor when it comes to photography. So, whenever he calls the banners, I always answer […]

2016 went by like a blur for me. It didn’t take anywhere near as many photos as I have in previous years, mainly due to life changes such as taking a role at eBay as the Global Digital Marketing Manager for the eBay Partner Network. Life is busy, but busy is good, and through it all I still found time […]

I’ve often been asked, “if you could have any car in the world, what would it be?” At the top of my list for years has been the McLaren F1: all of the thought put into that car, the attention to detail, and just the sheer beauty and sound of it made it my dream car. The McLaren F1 might still […]

Will’s BMW 1M is definitely a thing of beauty. We had great timing with the Seattle spring time weather and were able to capture some really great images. Many thanks to Wence Estrada for driving my car for the rolling shots. I’ll be shooting Will’s other car in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out for […]

Some quick photos of Lee’s brand new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in “Ceramic White”

A look back at the year 2015 in photos, through the lens of Armin H. Ausejo. Includes automotive, landscape, and Formula DRIFT photography.

Formula DRIFT weekend at Evergreen Speedway is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Our coverage of this year’s event on NWMotiv.com is truly exceptional, but I wanted to share my own personal favorite photos here. I also rented the new Nikon 300mm f/4 PF VR lens for the weekend, which performed even better than I was expecting. Very […]

What a year, 2014 was! I may not have taken as many photos as I had in previous years, but I’d say the quality is up there amongst the best in recent memory. Rather than taking photos of anything and everything, I ended up being a bit more selective for the most part this year, and really took my time. […]

Four years ago, I made the switch to full frame, upgrading from my trusty Nikon D300 to the Nikon D700. By the time I made the switch, the D700 was already available for  2 1/2 years, so its reputation and capabilities were already well-established. Full frame was like night and day after coming from a cropped sensor camera, and while […]

Last month, together my NWMotiv.com partner in crime, Josh Mackey, photographed a set of features for NWMotiv that we called “theKings,” comprised of some of the best Hondas that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Mackey took the majority of the workload, while staff photographers Vinnie Nguyen and Ken Arnold II assisted with lighting and staff videographer James Whelan recorded […]

2013 was a very successful and productive year for my photography. Check out all of the different things that I’ve photographed this year!

I’ve seen some crazy builds in my day, but Kito’s BMW V12-powered Range Rover ranks up there among not only the craziest, but also one of the most well done. I shot Kito’s Range Rover the same day that I shot’s Erich’s Land Rover for UK-based Land Rover Owner International, and it finally made its debut in the October 2013 […]

Back in March of this year, I was asked to shoot two Land Rovers in the area for the UK-based magazine, Land Rover Owner International (LRO). Both shoots were done the same day and the US editor even flew out to meet the owners and direct the shoot a bit. The first of these features is now out in the July […]

The final round of the Formula DRIFT 2012 season took place as usual at “The House of Drift” in Irwindale, California. It was an awesome event and I got to meet a bunch of people that I’ve been meaning to meet face-to-face for quite some time. I also rented a Nikon D4 to cover the event (big thanks to BorrowLenses.com) […]

A few years ago, I shot Jag’s Porsche 911 Turbo for TunerZine, and it was just crazy luck that Mackey ended up shooting his Lamborghini Murciélago. Since this was Mackey’s shoot for iForged Wheels, I was just there to tag along and assist. I still got my shots in and I’m very happy with how they turned out. I tried […]

Formula D Seattle is undoubtedly my most favorite event to photograph every year. In previous years, I shot the event for Subiesport Magazine and Driving Sports, however this was the first year I shot the event for NWMotiv.com. Due to scheduling issues with another event I was going to on Saturday, I was only able to shoot Friday’s practice and […]