I posted a few weeks back about the first ever Toronto Photo Walks exhibition, and it ended tonight. It was great to see everyone’s work up on the walls, especially as it was the first time many of us showed our photos in public (although I did have a one night show at the Gladstone thanks to Rannie). And of course a huge thank you to everyone who helped organise the show and especially everyone who came along to see the show!
The first Toronto Photo Walks group exhibition will be at The Artful Dodger; there will be 19 of us showing our work. The opening party will be on Thursday, November 15 2012; join us from 7pm onwards. Details are @ http://topwshow.ca/
*Note: exhibition ends Friday December 7th.
The race weekend is over – now I just need a couple of days to recover!
Friday was hot and humid; apparently the track temperature mid-afternoon was around 130°F/54°C, and there’s virtually no shade at the circuit. Our shotlist focused on people shots (in Thunder Alley, etc.) as well as capturing the new Indy car chassis. [My unedited shots are on Flickr.]
Saturday started with quite a downpour but quickly headed back into familiar (hot & humid) territory. I spent most of my time down at Turn 3 (the end of the Lake Shore straight) but was also responsible for getting lots of shots of people enjoying the craft beer sponsors, Amsterdam and Muskoka.
Today was not as bad as the past few days, and at times was almost pleasant (by which I mean it wasn’t stupidly hot/humid). After a few shots of some VIPs in two-seater cars, I was down at Turn 3 for the whole Indy race. It was pretty quiet until the penultimate lap, when five cars ended up stopped in the turn; fortunately the safety team got them all running again, but the race ended behind the pace car. Being so far from Victory Circle meant I didn’t shoot the ceremony this year; I did, however, run into Will Power in the pit lane
The 2012 Honda Indy Toronto is only a few days away: July 6th to 8th. I’ve already posted about my photos appearing in the banner on the official Honda Indy Toronto website, and about the event’s increased use of social media, so I thought I’d post a few photos from previous years:
Note: Friday is completely free again – entrance, grandstands and paddocks are free to everyone so come and watch some racing!
You probably already know I’ve been asked back to shoot at the Honda Indy Toronto again. This year the plan is to share our photos more often (previous years it was just once a day) and to put them out over various social media channels:
- Twitter @HondaIndy and #HondaIndy
- Flickr (different to the account used in previous years)