From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 28, 2016
I LOVE COVERING CAR SHOWS – whether capturing photos of a couple in their rusty classic truck in a field or a CEO unveiling his company’s sports car in what looks like the set of a high-end ad shoot.
At the current New York International Auto Show, the only fields are projected on vast screens that seconds later might show cars speeding along mountain roads, or sun flares caressing beautiful women.
Early in the morning last Wednesday – Press Preview Day One of the New York International Auto Show – I packed my badge, Nikon DSLR with two lenses: 24-200/f2.8mm and 16mm 180-degree fisheye, and then took the LIRR to Penn Station and walked to the Javits Center.
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It was fun work, with lots of walking and opportunities for capturing photos of gleaming autos and people.
At the end of the day was a special surprise: Bodypainting artist Trina Merry and her Trina Merry Studio recreated the NYIAS official poster as living art, with the painted and positioned bodies of her models forming the red car shown heading up the road.
And when I sailed off one of the slightly raised car platforms shortly before heading back the the Island, I caught my balance – a great ending to a great day.
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