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Spring 2015

Finally, spring has hit the East Coast! After shooting the media days at New York International Auto Show, I jump-started the great weather by spending two weeks in Long Beach this past April. The first weekend was spent shooting the Formula Drift season opener on turns 9, 10, and 11 of the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix course. Fredric Aasbø took the podium – full write up and gallery is over on, and I have also updated my portfolio with a few new images from Formula D.




The week was an eventful week with a visit to Mazda R&D in Irvine for an exclusive look at their garage full of Miata concepts and past race cars. That gallery will be up soon on a new-to-me-outlet. Then on to the Red Bull Global Rallycross pre-season press event to hear the results of silly season, who is on what team, who is new, and see some of the new cars that will complete in 2015. It’s no secret that it’s my favorite series to shoot, with good reason – it’s a pretty exciting series. More information here on TheGarageBlog.
Then the weekend of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach arrived, and I had a blast shooting there for three days. A few shots from the various races during the long weekend follow – a full gallery will come in the near future, keep your eyes here for the link.







Last but not least, I was excited to see the fruits of last year’s hard work shooting Red Bull Global Rallycross. NAPA Chassis licensed a shot of Tanner Foust, who they sponsor in GRC for their marketing materials. It’s always a thrill to see one of my photos being used – photos are meant to be seen!

In this vein, I’m open and available to work with teams and sponsors to capture dynamic images of their racing passions both on and off the track. My contact information is easily accessible at the top of this page, and I can be reached via email to talk about how we can work together to achieve great visual records for social media, marketing, and history.

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Springtime in NYC

Spring has finally arrived in the north eastern United States, and with it, sunshine, pollen – and car shows! Already, my weekend schedules are filling up until August. In the meantime, a whole lot of photos have happened since February’s Central Park snowpeople.

  • I went out to the left coast to cover the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix. Waking up in Long Beach to hear the IndyCar engines practicing in the distance was pretty cool. Two photo galleries are featured on Autobytel – a Highlights gallery and the Pirelli World Challenge.
  • Then hit the ground running at New York International Auto Show with Autobytel.

Last week, I received a bit of news that I never expected. The Museum of the City of New York decided to accession all of the photographs in the Rising Waters exhibit about NY/NJ during and after Hurricane Sandy, which means my photograph that was selected for the show will now become part of their permanent collection. I signed the papers to gift the photograph to the non-profit museum yesterday. The exhibit itself was incredible, and the closing extended several times. My photo of the MTA employee in the show:

sandy, hurricane sandy, nyc, mta, subway

Photographing the IndyCar and races in Long Beach was a blast! Not only did I get to shoot behind the ropes in the paddocks, pre-race in the the pits and the races themselves, I was lucky enough to land in the passenger seat of an SRT Viper for a hot lap with a pro race car driver speeding around the course. It was off the hook. Currently, I’m firming up plans with clients to shoot a variety of races this summer (Global Rallycross and TUDOR), as well as shooting more dirt track at my most favorite track of all, Lebanon Valley. Check in here or on my Facebook page – Pony Car Girl – for photo updates along the way. Happy Spring!


Wouldn’t it be funny if…

We’ve had a brutal winter in the Northeastern United States. This past weekend, I needed to combat cabin fever regardless of the heavy snowing outside. I packed my gear and headed to Central Park, and was delighted to find that not only did many other people in New York City have the same idea, they populated the park with snow people. Everywhere! And they were amazing.

As I’m walking around taking photos, “Wouldn’t it be funny if…” suddenly crept across the running text in my mind. See, when this happens, it means trouble. The last time an idea started out this way, I embarked on my (once again in progress) Out of Town series.

What completed this thought, you ask? “Wouldn’t it be funny if… I went all around Central Park and took portraits of the snow people as if they were humans?!?” It’s okay. I thought I was bonkers as well. As it was already near-dark, I decided to come back Sunday to finish this thought.

So I did. I stomped through snow all over Central Park, once getting yelled at by park staff for unwittingly heading towards a snow person in  an area I wasn’t supposed to go. Admittedly, I came back later to get the shot. It’s the second to last snow person, and it was too good to miss. Believe me, there was no grass anywhere to walk on.

Here is my February Gallery – a tongue-in-cheek Snowmans of New York. Funny? Sad? Silly? Completely nuts? You decide!

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Dog Days of Summer

We anticipate summer’s arrival then with a rush of heat, we’re suddenly at the end of August. The sun starts to set earlier, and we wonder – “Where did summer go?

I have evidence of summer happening in the farmer’s – or more accurately, photographer’s – tan. Between shooting car shows, races, several concours, and enjoying much-needed idle hours on Rockaway Beach, my arms and shoulders are almost a milk-chocolate brown. Well, very milky chocolate – perhaps a khaki. For this glow-in-the-dark New Yorker, that’s quite tan!

I started off with my first sunburn at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in May. In June, I tested out a new lens in Connecticut at The Rumble in the Country. New York City wasn’t lacking for summer car-related events, either. Lime Rock brought ALMS race cars to SOHO, and BMW launched their all-electric i3 in Chelsea.

August arrived, and I headed to the left coast to cover the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the first time. Monterey Car Week is an overwhelming experience – not only was there the super-car heavy Concorso Italiano and the irreverent Concours d’LeMons leading up to the weekend, there were also auctions, concept and limited edition launches, historic race cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and drives with Aston Martin and the new C7 Corvette. It was at the same time fun and overwhelming.

In between all of this, I did manage to shoot some dirt track racing at my favorite track, Lebanon Valley in upstate New York. A gallery of this work will be forthcoming.

I’m already accepting bookings for fall launches and the winter auto show season – so shoot me an email or give me a ring to be sure that you’ve got me confirmed!


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Spring Update

It’s June already! May flew by in a whirlwind of classic cars and infographics, and here I am in June. I’ve joined the crew at Autobytel to contribute some photo galleries to the site, the most recent of which are covering the opening of the new Audi/VW flagship in New York. Then I headed up to Saratoga Springs, NY to see some historic BMWs at the auto museum and coinciding annual invitational car show. That night I got dirty at Lebanon Valley Speedway shooting dirt track from the pits. I’m still working on the gallery from Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance in Greenwich – there were so many beautiful cars there, it’s hard to choose.

In the exhibition realm, the show of Cuba photographs is on an extended stay at Fatty’s Cafe here in Astoria! I’m proud to be able to have my work on the walls of one of my favorite local restaurants. And if you’re in Oregon, I have a Holga print in the Plastic Fantastic show opening in, what better place, Astoria’s Lightbox Photographic.

Looking forward to a great summer!