Cars have been part of my life since I was a girl. My dad and brother watched racing and we used to go to the Indianapolis Time Trials quite often. It was exciting and fun to be able to see the beauty in the cars and also be around the drivers and all that was going on.
Using my Minolta XG-1 and a 70-300mm lens I learned how to pan and capture the cars racing around the track. I ‘stalked’ drivers and was able to capture a few images of some of the greats. AJ Foyt, Johnny Rutherford, The Unsers and my personal favorite, Rick Mears.
Finding Art in the Automotive
That got me to where I am today with my automotive photography. Mostly I head out to car shows in the area during car show season. Fortunately, I also have access to the incredible Volo Auto Museum about an hour’s drive for me. The museum has so many beautiful, unique and photo-worthy cars that I spend hours there with my camera.
By using some of the same principles I use when photography architecture, I capture the beauty of the lines, curves and shapes that are all part of an automobile if you look. The other aspect of these classics is the hood ornaments, many of which are art pieces all on their own.
Adding Automotive art to your home or office
We all know that person, the car lover, the automotive aficionado. Next time you are looking for a gift for that person why not consider some fine art photography of their favorite classic? Take a look through my automotive gallery and see if I have it. If not, contact me as it’s likely in my archives and I can add it to my gallery for you. So many years, so many car shows and yes, so many images.
Art comes in many forms and can be found anywhere. Sometimes you have to look a little beyond the obvious to see the art in everyday things. Being able to share the art of automobiles is something I love to do.
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