Founded in 2002 out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Import Image consist mainly of auto enthusiasts that are also experienced freelance photographers and videographers.  They believed that their skills and talents in the multimedia forum can be applied to the growing auto-aftermarket industry.

By applying numerous years of knowledge and experience of this growing culture and in the media genre of video and photography, Import Image will be able to create new and exciting projects as well as business opportunities (and partnerships) that they believe this growing market will embrace.


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Import Image continues to provide media content of photos, video & articles to several media outlets especially to those located in the San Francisco Bay Area and/or focused in the auto aftermarket industry.

UPDATE:  We are expanding our coverage starting 2015! Import Image will expand on media for other “imported” cultures such as k-pop events (Korean), j-pop/anime/cosplay conventions (Japanese), Filipino fiestas/cultural events, and so forth.  We realized our media family have common interest of other cultures around the world that the U.S. is slowly adopting.  We hope to provide media to those that will appreciate the positive experiences we encounter when attending these events.

Thank you!
Import Image Staff – info@importimage.com


Media Staff

Joe Ninobla
Founder and Photo Journalist – joe@importimage.com or joe.ninobla@gmail.com

Albert Chang
Partner and Sr. Editor and Photo Journalist – albert@importimage.com

Nick Ruiz, Jr.
Partner and Director of Marketing (Southern California) and Photo Journalist – mrnick@importimage.com

Jerry Rodrigo
Director of Marketing  (Northern California) & Special Projects and Photo Journalist (Partnered through FknFamous.com)

Susan He
Project Coordinator (SF Bay Area Region) & Photo Journalist

Joelson DeGuzman
Project Coordinator (SF Bay Area Region) & Photo Journalist (Partnered through SansReval)

Edwin Villanueva – Photo Journalist (Partnered through CodeAIC.com)
Dennis Lee – Photo Journalist (Partnered through CodeAIC.com)
Kong V. Iv – Photo Journalist (Partnered through Light Vision Studio)
Gary Phung – Photo Journalist (Partnered through Gary Phung Photography)
Christian Nelson – Photo Journalist (Partnered through ChristianN Photography)
Marvin Arcelona – Photo Journalist (Partnered through Marco Parc Photography)
Derek Au – Photo Journalist (Partnered through DJAU Design)
Martin Wilson Photo Journalist (Partnered through MartianPics.com)

Becky Hui – NorCal Project Consultant
Edmund Carnecer – Industry Consultant


If your interested in being a part of our media group, please e-mail us your info & any samples of your work (link to a web portflio preferred) – info@importimage.com

Our original Import Image Banner Ad 2002


List of a few of our media partners we have been proud/fortunate to provide media content for:  CarAndModel.com, ShiftR.com, Times Herald (Vallejo), Contra Costa Times,  Philippine News, TunerPlayground.com, ShiftR.com, FknFamous.com, Hot Import Nights, Extreme Autofest, etc.