Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Three Tracks

"A NASCAR official pulls a crew member the #34 AccuDoc Solutions / GoDaddy Chevrolet driven by Danica Patrick (not pictured) out from under the car due to a safety concern as the crew member was inspecting damage on the car in the pits during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama." 


This past month, I was on the road shooting NASCAR at three different tracks.

Every assignment I shoot is a challenge in some regards, but nothing has been quite as difficult as trying to understand and document the world of stock car racing - and I've shot a handful of races since moving back east.

I am not a motorsport fan, but my interest continues to grow for the left turning sport. In part, I credit that to the extremely talented photographers, teammates I humbly work alongside at Getty Images every weekend who visually document the sport in a way I never will be able to.

This sport is no different than any other - it's a team effort. Yet, images tend to be of the man (or woman) behind the wheel piloting these incredibly powerful machines.

Whether in the garage or on the track, I'm never quite comfortable at the races - and maybe that's a good thing. I'm continually out of my comfort zone and looking for the extraordinary in a foreign sporting world to my eyes.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the past month in Kansas, Richmond and Alabama. And as always, thanks to the amazing team for continually helping me during the weekends, especially after getting sick on the road. I'll spare that story and Kansas barbeque will never be the same.

Looking forward to more races on my schedule soon.


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