It’s January 2014 already, and I haven’t updated since August! My New Year’s resolution? Be on top of updating my blog, for one! The good thing is is that I’ve been happily busy photographing since the Pebble Beach update. In early October, I headed to Ohio and Kentucky with Buick to test out the new Regal in addition to the full line of Buick vehicles. The following week, the brand new Cadillac Escalade was launched right here in New York City, then I headed up to Westchester for the Scarsdale Concours. In between all of the car launch fun, I found out that one of my photographs documenting New York City in the days following Superstorm Sandy was accepted to be part of an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York titled Rising Waters. It’s quite a thrill to have a photograph hung on the same wall with noted photojournalists, and pretty affirming to have a photograph I took on display in a New York City museum.
The first week of November I headed to Las Vegas for SEMA for the first time in several years. As exhausting as it is, I love photographing SEMA – the cars are incredible, the products are fascinating, and Ford Out Front is always a sight to see. Global Rallycross staged their grand finale in conjunction with SEMA in Las Vegas, and I tested my photographic chops along the course in the desert sun. Later in the month, auto show season kicked off in LA, where I once again joined the Autobytel team to cover the launches – the Jaguar F-Type launch being the sensation of the show.
December was a landmark month for someone calling herself Pony Car Girl – the next generation Mustang was launched between several cities! I happily attended the New York City launch to see the new ponycar firsthand. It’s nice, red, shiny, and powerful!
Before heading out of town to spend the holidays with my family and have a nice quiet transition from 2013 to 2014, I had the opportunity to drive the Volkswagen XL1 around New York. It’s a neat little hybrid that we won’t get in North America, but the middle school kids taking photos with their phones as we were stuck in traffic sure loved it.
And now – 2014 was kicked off in Detroit, covering NAIAS for Autobytel and newspress USA. It’s a great way to start the year, and I’m looking forward to more adventures in 2014.