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Larry Chen can’t stop talking about the paint. I think he’d lick it if there wasn’t a whole bunch of us watching. I can’t blame him. The color is a dark oaky green with a fine gold pearl that pops along the body lines of the 1970 Blazer and makes it glow in the setting sun. It looks delicious. With its open cockpit of soft wheat-colored leather, and a backdrop of emerald and amber Malibu mountains, it’s a photographer’s dream, and Chen, crouched in a deep squat and leaning back to balance the weight of two large Canon cameras, is taking full advantage. “That paint,” he says again, as the camera shutter clicks so fast it becomes a whir.
Chen is well-known in the automotive