Thursday, June 30, 2016

Like grandfather, like grandson

"Motor racing legend Mario Andretti looks on at grandson Marco Andretti, driver of the #27 Snapple Andretti Autosport Honda, in his car during Star-Telegram Qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas."

There is nothing better than when everything lines up.

Recently while documenting the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, I was assigned to cover a handful of cars during a session of qualifying.

This included drivers preparing, gearing up and getting into cars. The process can be lengthy, as IndyCar qualifying is one car at a time. So after grabbing images for your own assignment, you then have a lot of time to work pictures of other drivers, teams.

With a last name like Andretti, everyone with a camera is drawn to the Snapple Andretti Autosport Honda. I waited a couple minutes for the photographer crowd to calm down around him before venturing back over for a rather standard mirror shot.

As I squatted low to line the shot up, all while making sure I wasn't being seen in the mirror, I noticed racing legend Mario Andretti looking on at his grandson, Marco.

A simple moment that lined up now gives the rectangle a little more shelf life for clients.


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