The birth of a new *project* deserves a dramatic entrance, and for those of you familiar with my portrait & glamour work, you know that I love my dramatic black & white. Transitioning over to fast-paced, automotive photography is a challenge. Maintaining and balancing the way my eye sees photographs along with the new tasks of capturing motion, supporting a lens that’s bigger than my head (not that big of a feat for the lens though, since I’m fun-sized), having to restock my photographic armory, and not make a complete fool of myself, is proving to be nerve-racking and exciting in the most fun way. Despite being so immersed in cars that my kids bleed WD-40, somehow photographing them is only a new discovered niche. While I’d covered the VORRA 2008-2009 seasons for a previous team, after my backup drive went up in flames (figuratively…mostly), all but a few of that chapter were lost, so I’m starting totally from scratch and relearning everything I thought I knew about motorsport photography.
These photos are a few tidbits from the 5th and final round of ThunderDrift’s ProAm series for the year. Between my fabricator husband & myself, we make up a chunk of the newly formed Endless Racing Team, and were out supporting our three ProAm drivers, Marcus Fry, Joshua Kravitz, & Adam Swan. The boys had a (mostly) good day, Adam leaving with a first place podium finish and Josh with his much anticipated Formula D license!
With ProAm over for now, we’re on to more competitions, more cars, and more photographic adventures and self-assigned homework. The next stop for our little grease covered crew will be Sonoma Drift this coming Wednesday, with Swan, Kravitz, and Formula D driver Matt Field.