It’s one of our favorites from the past 12 months, and the stats prove it: its one of yours too. The latest StanceWorks Desktop Wallpaper is in celebration of Brandon Miller’s incredible 1984 Nissan R30 Skyline. From bottom to top, it’s a build to envy, although that comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with Brandon’s work.
I first encountered Brandon Miller’s work nearly 15 years ago. Photos of his gorgeous white E34, perched atop AC-Schnitzer Type 3s and photographed beautifully beneath a bridge, are permanently embedded into my mind. The photos marked the start of years of back-and-forth between us, ranging from photography to cars and everything in between.
It’s not all too often that I come across a car that excites me. Perhaps it’s a bad sign: nearly a decade of writing feature articles and submerging myself in the depths of automotive social media have left me a bit jaded. In fact, it’s a running joke; “Mike doesn’t like anything,” and rooted within every joke is a bit of truth. I hope, of course, that my sentiments aren’t misinterpreted. I encounter cars on a daily basis that I enjoy, respect, and have a desire to share.
“It’s a Japanese El Camino!” he jokes from across the parking lot. Even Dominic Le doesn’t take his project too seriously. After all, there’s just something about his truck, dubbed the “Hakotora,” that induces a smile with a sense admiration. Maybe it’s Dominic’s carefree character that has managed to rub off on his creation, or perhaps its a reaction based in astonishment itself: astonishment that such a creation can exist, and does so with unparalleled execution.